Contemporary Bathrooms

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This contemporary bathroom design by Michael Habachy features black Venitian plaster walls and white marble that surrounds the mirror and extends into the vanity and floors.

By: Sean McEvoy

If you're looking to add an updated and elegant design to your bathroom, you'll want to explore the many style options for contemporary bathrooms.

Most often defined by clean lines, simple but elegant design and the use of modern materials, contemporary bathroom designs can create a relaxing, sophisticated bathroom space.

Contemporary Asian Retreat

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Contemporary Asian Retreat

This bathroom features a flush inset cabinet in vertical-grain Douglas fir panels. Black walnut panels, legs and door dowels accent the Zen look. Grey slate tile flooring adds to the old world Japanese feel.

Contemporary Asian Retreat

To create a clean feel the designer tiled the entire wall, eliminating a backsplash, shower tile lines and surface mount mirrors. The light horizontal combed pattern on the tile helps provide a feeling of depth.

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Contemporary Asian Retreat

The mirror is set into the tile keeping the contemporary character of the home in mind. The sparkly countertop adds a contemporary twist.

One of the chief elements to consider if you're creating a contemporary bathroom design is the combination of different materials. Granite, stone, wood and stainless steel are common choices for contemporary bathrooms, and in combination, these man-made and natural materials complement each other and create appealing visual contrast.

Another common feature of contemporary bathroom design is a standalone or "floating" sink basin. These are often made of elegantly curving porcelain or stainless steel, and they can be seated on wooden or metal bases or cabinets. This airy, space-saving sink design adds a current-day feel to any contemporary bathroom.

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