The style of your bathroom is established, at least in part by the materials you choose. Since Theresa and I mostly improve old homes, our basement bathroom design ideas also have to make the best use of space known to humanity. This beautiful little box has a commercial rating and performance without the commercial price tag, striking the balance we need to create with what everyone wants out of basement bathroom design ideas—a space that looks beautiful and works without a second thought. The bathroom to the right uses a rust colored Formica counter and backsplash to match the floor and provide contrast to the ebony stained cabinets. Angela is an architecture and design writer with a niche focus on the commercial sector.
In the second bathroom example, the granite is countinued up the wall and allows the copper sink to take center stage. Floor tiles were used on the shower walls and tub surround in the bathroom below to make this small master bathroom feel larger. In the second example, the tile was extended to almost 8 inches to allow the design to be picked up. It was framed with a thin silver pencil tile to add a finished, streamlined look. The decorative picture window and custom tiled tub surround make this area the focal point of the bathroom.
Lastly, let’s talk about how backsplashes fit into the overall design of a kitchen or bathroom. Take a look at the pictures to the right for some examples of backsplashes used as a focal point or primary design element. The stove backsplash in the kitchen to the right utilizes the same tile as the backsplash in the rest of the kitchen but the tiles are turned at an angle and framed in. So the design of the tile creates the differentiation needed to add a bit of focus while still coordinating with the rest of the kitchen.
Copper is the go-to surface for many healthcare spaces and could hold great potential for public bathroom fixtures, including doorknobs. Most people aren’t washing their hands correctly, if at all after a bathroom visit, which can be a real concern in general and in the food industry in particular. From the bacteria lurking on door handles to dirty basins to the toilet seat itself, a public bathroom visit can be quite the hygienic challenge. That is when an accurate bathroom wall clock (above picture) becomes a necessity.
It is handy in that way, if you are always the first to use the bathroom every morning. That is why apart from using it as a bathroom wall clock, the Bai Convertible Aquamaster can also be used at your pool or outdoors. There are not many waterproof bathroom wall clocks out there and the Bai Convertible Aquamaster has received good reviews so far from buyers. Like the Bai Aquamaster above, the simple design and color contrast make it easy to read the time.