Playful meets sculptural
Designed as a children's bathroom, this crisp, highly contemporary design is imbued with as delightful, sculptural feel
Rich palette, restrained aesthetic
With the available room rearranged to optimise function and space, this ensuite exudes elegance at every turn, along with offering adroit functionality
What's in an accent?
Brass highlights play an important part in this master bathroom's industrial yet refined aesthetic which is in keeping with the wider master suite design and the house itself
A practical yet pampering bathroom
As well as having a place for everything (think dedicated makeup station and ottomans to relax on in the dressing area) this master suite achieves a flowing, connected feel with a quiet sense of luxury at every turn
Soaking in the decor
The brief was for a master ensuite that featured traditional finishes and unique elements – hence a honed bluestone freestanding tub was selected to add a modern touch to the classic-themed retreat
With elegant doors opening between bedroom and ensuite and finely detailed elements paired with a minimalist feel, this master suite provides a restful retreat from the children and the bustle of daily life
One sleek bathroom, three uses
This bathroom – part of the architect's own home that he also designed – serves as an ensuite, main bathroom and a guest bathroom. Modern and minimalist, it includes a secret entrance when used by guests
Bathed in light
Natural and artificial light leaks into this shower stall at several points for an inviting aesthetic. This approach also makes it very easy to find the shampoo
Vertically aligned jade mosaic tiles wrap this bathroom’s rounded corner and find an echo in the curved glass splash wall
More space doesn't have to mean floor space
For this ensuite by Hither Consulting, the ceiling was removed to reveal the home’s traditional architectural lines, accentuated by uplighting
Want shelving with a difference?
Want to take your shower design to the next level? Designer Leon House introduced a water-proofed ladder into this stall to add a casual, found quality to the space
Want to apply makeup or titivate but there’s no room on the vanity proper and the dressing area is too dark? One solution is a dedicated makeup station, as in this rural bathroom by designers Yellowfox
A half pipe far from the skifield – we love this shower head
Not all shower heads are created equal. A black marble floor and white marble walls set the scene in this master ensuite, which also features a contrasting modern Boffi shower head and Boffi tub wall mixer
Tall and good looking
This transforming renovation by EJ Building optimises space with a tall, wall-hung cabinet. A translucent glass door gives you an idea of the cabinet's contents rather than a clear view, for a more demure aesthetic
This bathroom benefits from a sculpture-like, free-standing tub
This elongated bathroom provides room for a generous wet zone with a gallery-like aesthetic. Appropriate then to include a freestanding tub with a sculptural air
Clean lines and a restrained palette create a sense of drama in a design that re-invents how a bathroom is used
Appealing symmetry meets combined functionality in this seamlessly merged bathroom and dressing space
A grey stone shower sits in the gabled ceiling of this heritage home
This brand new upstairs bathroom was introduced as part of a heritage-sensitive renovation of an 1850s coach-house. The grey colour choice creates a wonderful contrast to the warm exterior sandstone. Click to see more of this project
It's all new to me – a preloved bath takes on a fresh lease of life in this bathroom
A secondhand bath was repainted in Resene Avalanche for this renovated bathroom
Showered in individuality
Not all shower stalls are glass and glass only. Take this surprising, sculptural shower stall in tiles and mosaics that separates bedroom and ensuite
Why soaking in the scenery is easy from this bathtub
A freestanding curvaceous tub is a focal point of this bathroom, while adjacent shutters offer the bather garden views
Showered in light and space – bathrooms, showers & baths
Space borrowed and not returned from an adjacent walk-in wardrobe brought an expansive feel this new shower stall. The feature wall is in the same tiles as the flooring
Centre of attention – bathroom, shower & bath
This renovation places the shower in the centre of the long wall of the ensuite, rather than in a corner as is more usual. What a difference a fresh design makes!
Divided spaces bring improved functionality in this bathroom renovation
Three teen boys and one undersized main bathroom – this Kira Gray renovation is ideally zoned to family needs
Marble and brass – bathrooms, showers
The design of this shower zone required taking space from the adjacent room, allowing room to include a wall partition to create a sense of privacy for the toilet
Two bathrooms– one aesthetic. That was the outcome for this design – bathrooms, baths & showers
The freestanding tub is situated at the end of this bathroom, forming part of a wet zone along with the walk-through shower.
5-star serenity – bathroom, bath
Not sure about that dream holiday that's over before it's begun? The owners of this bathroom, featuring natural materials and a freestanding tub, take a restorative trip every time they enter their resort-inspired bathroom.
Natural transition – a new master bathroom designed to look like it has always been there – bathrooms, bath & showers
A freestanding bath tub with chunky chrome fittings creates a classic and timeless look in this dramatic master suite. Get more design ideas at the Trends Bath & Shower Hub
Modest-sized master suite features hand-crafted vanity, mirror and bedside tables – bathroom, bath & showers
Want room, ain't got room? A freestanding tub and a glass shower stall both add to the sense of space in this bathroom
In keeping with the rest of the highly contemporary home, this master ensuite-meets-family bathroom offers a strong, clean-lined architectural presence
Extending into a sculptural atrium one way, this bathroom responds to its wider setting in both its semi-industrial aesthetic and strong material choices
Cantilevered elements play major role in establishing openness and flow in large master ensuite – bathroom, tiles & mosaics
In a predominantly grey tiled shower enclosure, a marble footrest/seat and long shelf provide contrasting areas that are practical too
Balancing act – privacy and openness can co-exist
The positioning of the black Apaiser bath tub in this spacious master suite provides a degree of privacy while still retaining a feeling of openness
Cantilevered elements play major role in establishing openness and flow in large master ensuite – Bathrooms, Baths and Showers
In a predominantly grey tiled shower enclosure, a marble footrest/seat and long shelf provide contrasting areas that are practical, too
Open expression – this vanity is proudly on show
Out of sight is best, right? Clean-lined and contemporary, this custom steel-framed vanity is all about storage and display. It forms part of a glass-walled hotel ensuite that’s visually open to the adjacent bedroom
Divide and rule – modern bathroom features tiled zones – baths & showers
Make sure your best feature is best featured! For this master ensuite a sculptural Victoria & Albert freestanding tub is backdropped by matt black wall tiles to dramatic effect.
Marble-look Spanish tiles, dark joinery, and black framed elements create a sense of luxury for this master bathroom
Often renovations are shackled by available space, existing plumbing, even structural dictates – this master suite, however, tells a different story
Ensuite is only a glass wall away from the guest bedroom it serves
A glassed-off bathroom might not be for the super-modest, but it certainly adds to the style and sense of space in this boutique hotel suite
A futuristic bathroom for all occasions
With its smooth, flowing surfaces and subtle yet effective lighting, this dramatic bathroom is ideal for children's baths by day and a spa-like retreat for the owners in the evening
Split-level, open plan contemporary home reflects clean lines and an elegant composition – bedrooms – windows – baths
Gorgeous views beyond the master bedroom windows – so, why not let the ensuite share the love? Placing this modern bathroom behind glass in the master bedroom saves space, enhances view access, and looks five-star-hotel cool.
Just slip on in
Positioned so the occupant can enjoy the wooded view, the tub in the master suite is reminiscent of the classic slipper bath
The kids are alright – shower
A long recess complete with with LED lighting elongates this shower wall and offers generous bottle storage
Dilapidated Victorian home receives contemporary open-plan addition – baths & showers – interiors
Want more space in your bathroom? Well visual magic may be required. Glass and mirror are two of your biggest allies. Here, mirror-fronted wall cabinets visually double the size of the bathroom, while a glass shower stall lets you see the room end-to-end at a glance.
Renovation project improves space planning and incorporates cleverly integrated storage – bath and shower 3
Look carefully – this bathroom’s wet area contains the shower and bath tub, but has a glass panel to shield the adjacent vanity area from stray splashes when the shower is in use
Renovation project improves space planning and incorporates cleverly integrated storage – baths and showers
Black, brushed metal faucets and shower fittings in this renovated bathroom tie in with finishes used elsewhere in the apartment’s interiors
Balancing scale, views and comfort was the biggest challenge in the design of this substantial home – bath
Lie back and relax in this freestanding bath tub ... and take in the view across the valley to LA’s Getty Center up on the hill
Having a bath tub sitting in front of a full height window doesn’t have to mean you’ll be over-exposed. Kaynemail mesh panels placed outside this ensuite bathroom allow occupants to enjoy harbour views without compromising privacy.
He loves the rainhead shower overhead, she prefers the body spray – in this double shower, while the shower fixtures look the same they are actually personalised for each owner’s optimum enjoyment. You just have to remember which is your side.
6 ways to turn your bathroom into a luxury home spa
Nothing beats relaxing and unwinding in a bath with a glass of your favourite wine, after a long, stressful day. And while many people turn to different spas and wellness centres to de-stress and loosen up a bit, there are also great and easy ways to spruce up your own bathroom and turn it into a luxury home spa.
Making a splash
If you don’t want your bathroom overwhelmed by colour, one option is to have a colourful finish just in the shower area. This Arc Seven 1 design includes vivid blue-painted, patterned tiles as a contrast to a grey polished concrete floor and grey Venetian plastered walls.
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Sculptural home offers emotional wellbeing and a green heart
This strong and surprising architectural home by Wolf Architects responds to the emotional needs of the owner and the sustainable imperatives of our planet
All heated up over a lack of bathroom space? How about a cool shower
When in use, this shower stall looks like a normal glass enclosure. But the two doors can swing back to the shower wall when the shower is not in use, giving a greater sense of space to the modest bathroom
Creating a healthy environment was a prime driver in the design of these bathrooms – basins – baths
For this Matisse-designed bathroom to be used by someone with cystic fibrosis, the white ceramic sinks and bath, from the Flaminia range, were chosen due to their oval shape and thin edges that would avoid stagnant water sitting on the surface of the bathroomware.