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Bathrooms 379 Stories

If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, you want to update the look, increase resale value, add functionality, amenities and storage or a combination of all or some of...
If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, you want to update the look, increase resale value, add functionality, amenities and storage or a combination of all or some of...
A Designer Shares Her Master-Bathroom Wish List
I’m in the planning stages of a major renovation to my 100-plus-year-old San Francisco cottage — a big component of which is the addition of a master suite. This is the fun part of the project, when I get to create Houzz...
Key Measurements to Make the Most of Your Bathroom
Bathrooms come in second to kitchens as places where considerable attention is given to layouts and finishes, and size doesn’t limit the quality of their design. Learning a few key dimensions and common fixture sizes — and understanding that a compact...
9 Surprising Considerations for a Bathroom Remodel
Bathroom remodeling and design blend big dreams and practical realities. To make a bathroom work, it's best to design from the fixtures and finishes backward to the walls and floor. The little things about an intimate room can make a huge difference in...
12 Design Tips to Make a Small Bathroom Better
I have been in some small bathrooms — you know, the kind that make you feel like you have to lose 5 pounds to enter them. But I really like working on this type of bathroom design. Trying to make everything fit in the available space is like doing a...
Why to Put Your Tub in the Shower
Putting your bathtub in the shower may be an unexpected idea, but it's a solid one and a growing trend in bathroom design. Sure, it looks great, but what does it mean from a practical standpoint? For one, kids (and grown-ups) can splash all...
10 Tips for Chic Little Bathrooms
While we might dream of a big bathroom in which we can splash around a double walk-in shower, triple basin and huge, freestanding tub, the reality is that many of have little more than a handkerchief-size space to play with. Fear not, though: There is...
5 Common Bathroom Design Mistakes to Avoid
Adding to or remodeling your house is one of the most exciting and creative processes you can go through. But with all that responsibility comes pressure to make informed decisions that will last for decades. How can you make sure to get...
Convert Your Tub Space to a Shower — the Planning Phase
There are so many examples of large bathrooms, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that most of us have bathrooms that are about 50 square feet (5 by 10 feet). A dream shower can often become a reality only if it fits into the footprint of a dated tub....
How to Light Your Bathroom Right
The bathroom is one of the only rooms in a multibodied household where we’re expected and encouraged to lock ourselves inside. With that kind of permission, it makes sense to use this private space as a luxurious sanctuary. Make the most of your...
Bathroom Storage: Where to Keep the T.P.?
Toilet paper isn't glamorous, but hiding it away entirely never works for long. No, that backup stash needs to be at least partially on view and fairly handy — for you and for guests who may not know where you've stashed the jumbo pack and don't want...
Why Wood Works in the Bath
Laying a wooden floor or covering surfaces in wood used to be a decor no-no in the bathroom. But modern sealants and paints and superefficient ventilation systems mean you can now embrace your inner Scandi by welcoming the tones and textures of wood....
Room of the Day: Elegant Master-Bath Update
“I’m not crazy. I’ve just been in a very bad mood 40 years!” So said Ouiser Boudreaux in the movie Steel Magnolias, and if this bathroom could talk, it may have felt the same way before its recent renovation. The 1915 Colonial-style home...
7 Reasons to Give Your Bath Zone a Living Room Vibe
Desire a bathroom that’s inviting, comfortable and practical and reflects you? Then look to your living space for design and decorating inspiration. Doing so will encourage you to look at...
18 Dream Items to Punch Up a Master-Bath Wish List
Jetted bathtubs, saunas, steam showers, TVs and tricked-out toilets — these are just a few of Houzz readers’ must-have items for their master bathroom remodels. Readers shared their wish lists in the Comments section of an article I wrote recently...