9 Ways to Create a Toilet

Sometimes it’s tough to find inspiration for a possibly uninteresting 5′ x 8′ bathroom space, and there is a good explanation for this. Once you set up the sink basin, toilet and bathtub there isn’t much room for fittings, and many builders and homeowners have a tendency to select neutral tones and colors for finishes because they are considering the resale value. The results are baths we don’t wish to spend time in besides doing our daily routines. Below are a few layouts to spark ideas for your next bathroom.

Chris Snook

1. Create color comparison . This black-and-white scheme keeps the bathroom simple and uncluttered. The dark tiles on the ground grounds the space perfectly.

Mark Brand Architecture

2. Add natural light in unexpected places. The small opening across the length of the shower provides movement and light as the sun travels through the day.

Cary Bernstein Architect

3. Maximize transparency using a transparent glass spout. The diagonally laid tiles and full-length mirror further improve openness for this bathroom.

Design Studio International

4. Utilize space over the toilet for open or closed storage. The red accent wall adds depth and a focal point.

5. Consider striking tile. The lemon-lime glass and tile shower panel take the attention away from the small dimension of this bathroom.

Claudia Leccacorvi

6. Play with scale. Large tiles across the back wall makes the bathroom appear longer. Offer your bathtub a completed look by tiling the bathtub too.

Laura Bielecki

7. Shade flow. As from the former bathroom, the flooring material continues up to the bathtub, making a nearly-seamless transition.

McElroy Architecture, AIA

8. Spa-like materials. This bathroom receives a spa feel with relaxing and light materials with a touch of color.

Rossington Architecture

9. Install storage shelves wherever possible. These open units with all the bamboo-like drawers are an elegant way to store toothbrushes and other toiletries.

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