A Las Vegas project came as a completely empty concrete shell. Some clients of mine and most normal people would see a huge headache, but as many of you designers would too, I saw a blank canvas. One of the areas most have difficulty with is the bathrooms. Often times, they’re awkward spaces in terms of size and layout. I really wanted these rooms to be as cool as I planned the rest.
I want to share with you a few ideas I love for a stunning and unique master bath ideas.
1. Vanity with a view:
Ultimately for my particular location, I decided I wanted to somehow incorporate the amazing view. At the same time, I really didn’t want to take away mirror space which I find so irritating when missing in other bath areas. I opted to have the sink and vanity facing out towards the view of the strip. I then hung long, vertical mirrors in front of the sinks and vanity from silver wires as if they’re floating. This way you get the beautiful view framing the mirrors with a perfect natural light during the day instead of putting the sink or vanity in a dark awkward corner just to hang a mirror.
For particularly small or awkward bathroom spaces, putting in a full counter with storage, etc. often takes up too much space and makes it look even smaller. I really like using floating counter tops in spaces like that because they get the job done but also keep enough floor area open so it still looks spacious. For a small bathroom, you really don’t need to worry about useless under sink storage anyways. Extra shelves is a good alternative that keeps the bathroom looking open a well.
by Linkasink, photo credit: Lonny
Sinks are usually overlooked and just a simple hardware store model is thrown in in many project, but taking a little time to rethink this little detail can have a big impact on overall look. I love the look of a mosaic sink in a really modern, clean bathroom like the example above. If you’re working with a really simple design or neutral color scheme, this is a perfect way to make the space really pop without adding pointless accessories and art.
I’ve really started to love the traditional timber mixed with modern elements that’s been popular. No matter what style you’re going for, I think adding a naturally element helps warm up a space that’s normally a bit “colder”. For modern styles with dark colors, dark, rich woods are a perfect match and fits in perfectly color scheme wise. For white bathrooms, I like lighter woods for a natural touch. Wood also looks great as a base for a stone basin like in the first example in this blog.
One of the most important elements to any bathroom, as any designer (or woman) will know, is lighting. Everyone hates a bathroom with bad lighting. There’s a few tricks that will guarantee perfect bathroom lighting no matter what the size of the space. I make it a priority to layer bathroom lighting so there is an even glow around the room. You can do this by using lighting around the mirror and then overhead lighting as well. I also like to hang lighting low around mirrors for an even effect.
I hope this was some good inspiration! I’ll be sharing more of my penthouse bathroom designs soon!