Explore options for bathroom styles, and decide which approach is right for the bathrooms in your home.
By: Sean McEvoy
Whether you're installing a brand-new bathroom or updating an existing one, you'll want to understand the full range of bathroom styles available before the first tile is laid.
If you're looking to keep it simple with your bathroom design, you may want to consider a classic or traditional style. Defined by no-fuss elements like clean lines and muted colors such as white, gray and beige, traditional bathroom design can be timeless and is unlikely to negatively impact resale value.
On the other end of the spectrum, modern bathroom design often incorporates vibrant colors, contrasting textures and angular fixtures to put an updated twist on traditional bathroom style.
Similarly, an eclectic bathroom style may combine seemingly dissimilar elements—like ornate mirror frames, a claw-footed tub and bold, geometric tile patterns mixed with more traditional fixtures—creating a fun approach that exudes personality.
For a more countrified, rustic style, you may want to experiment with "bringing the outside in" via raw or reclaimed wood for cabinets, tub enclosures or mirror frames, and other natural elements like plants.
Conversely, you can create a bathroom that hearkens back to a more romantic era by incorporating vintage elements like tufted seats, ornate lighting fixtures and elegant cabinet designs.
Choosing a Bathroom Layout
Learn what factors to consider when planning your remodel.
Surviving a Bathroom Remodel
Get tips on minimizing stress when living with a bath under construction.
Spa-Inspired Master Bathroom
Get tips for transforming your bath into a peaceful retreat
Bathroom Layout Planner
Browse your options for a bathroom layout planner, so you can determine which layout is best for your bathroom space.
Bathroom Space Planning
Consider how you will use the space and arrange the room layout to suit your lifestyle.
Outfit the space with right-sized features that will function as they grow.
ADA-Compliant Bathroom Layouts
Explore your options for ADA-compliant bathroom layouts, and make sure your bathroom space is up to code.
Starting a Bathroom Remodel
Learn about bath types, choosing a layout, budgeting, space planning and hiring contractors
Recessed Bathroom Cabinets
Get all the information you'll need on recessed bathroom cabinets, and prepare to install an efficient and attractive storage space in your bathroom.
Budgeting for a Bathroom Remodel
Get tips for figuring out how much you can spend on your renovation project
We're serving up the latest news, gorgeous style, crafty DIY projects, clever entertaining tips and more. Consider these your design digests.