New Small bathroom Design
Floors and walls tiled with black & white checkers – bold and beautiful. I am particularly drawn to the juxtaposition of the porcelain checkered tiles with the warm texture of the raw wood. The Amada stools are great for smaller bathrooms. They are made out of cedar and can be used on all sides.
I gathered a small collection of lovely contemporary bathrooms that very much remind me of our own Naturalist 2. The common elements are: clean lines, soft limestones, warm woods and contemporary plumbing fittings. All featured bathrooms are quite generous in size and feature some pricy materials. On the contrary our Naturalist 2 is very small, only 35 square feet and the cost of materials will not break your bank.
If you like the bathrooms featured above but don’t quite have the space or the budget see how to get this look here.
The Minimalist bathroom build-outs in Chelsea that I wrote about last week are moving ahead. As usual, progress is slower than expected, but precision is priority. “Measure twice, cut once” is ever so important if you are talking about tile.
The extra-large medicine cabinet was installed in the first bathroom. Tiling of the shower walls has begun.
The plywood next to the medicine cabinet will be covered by a mirror. The medicine cabinet door will be mirrored, also.
A detail of how the cabinet connects to the wall below. The little indentation in the cabinet will be taped, plastered and painted. This way the cabinet side and the wall below will create one smooth surface.
Moving on to bathroom number two. The blue accent wall tile is being installed.
The area above the sink will receive a flat mirror. The medicine cabinet is installed on the side wall.
Precision is especially required at external corners. Here, a detail of how the tile will be wrapped into the window opening.
To be continued…
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I am spending a week in Barcelona, staying in a charming apartment in El Born. The apartment is in a historic building. However, all furnishings and amenities are contemporary which makes an interesting juxtaposition, quite common characteristic in Barcelona’s interiors and architecture. The bathroom is about 4 x 10 feet. It’s walls are mostly glass, some clear some frosted. On either side of it there is a compartment: one for the shower and one for the toilet. This allows two people to use the bathroom at the same time without compromising privacy. The partition separating the hallway is clear glass and includes a sliding door, which makes the small bathroom feel much more spacious.
Large washbasins are nice, but what to do if space is limited? For those with spatial limitations we found some of the smallest sinks out there that still look and feel fabulous. Most often used in powder rooms (or half baths) these sinks will work also in very tight full baths.
Although I would not necessarily use this product in any of my own designs, I think it is a very smart idea. The Vertebrae Vertical Bathroom System by UK based Design Odyssey takes up the floor space of a toilet bowl and contains (almost) everything needed in a bathroom. The top segments contain two shower heads and a water cistern, the mid section holds the washbasin and storage space, the base is the toilet. Each component swivels around a central core. I salute the concept of compressing all necessary functions into the smallest footprint possible. This idea is definitely worth developing further.
Our Loft series is rooted in Streamline Moderne aesthetic. The style was not only a reaction to Art Deco designs, but also a reflection of austere economic times. Gone was unnecessary ornament, replaced by aerodynamic pure-line concept of motion and speed developed from scientific thinking. Eighty years later we still admire it.
The Recess Lav is a design cooperation between Desai / Chia and AF New York Design Lab. It is a wonderful solution for small bathrooms. It is a unit that contains a washbasin, backsplash and medicine cabinets. Part of the washbasin is recessed into the wall, so the unit projects a mere 12 inches into the space. The module is seamlessly cast from white resin.