Midcentury Modern Bathrooms
Get all the info you'll need on midcentury modern bathrooms, and prepare to create a sleek and elegant bath space in your home.
By: Sean McEvoy
Midcentury modern bathrooms can add contemporary elegance and value to any home design. Characterized by clean lines and sleek, minimalistic design, midcentury modern style first came to prominence in the post-World War II era in the Scandinavian countries of Europe. It soon migrated to North American shores and was seen in furniture, architecture and interior design.
If you're considering a midcentury modern design for your bathroom, one element that you can likely build your design around is the cabinet scheme. Midcentury modern cabinets tend to be sleek and minimal, with doors that are flush with the rest of the cabinet, and simple, straightforward hardware in angular metal designs. These distinctive cabinets can house single or double sinks, or act as storage spaces for bathroom accessories, but they'll definitely convey an immediate midcentury modern style message.
Contrasting the stark angularity of the cabinets with curving bath features is a great way to continue the midcentury modern aesthetic. A curving, bowl-like tub—or a sink in an expanding rectangular or curved shape—can add real visual interest and a distinctly modern feel.
In terms of tile and countertops, midcentury modern bathrooms tend to keep it simple, with flat tile and matte countertops. Another popular feature in midcentury modern bathrooms is glass—shower enclosures that take advantage of this feature will create a much more spacious feel in the bathroom.
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