Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bathrooms

Bathrooms are very tricky. They have a lot of practical functions to fulfill while normally being quite limited in space. There are a dizzying array of styles and schemes available. There are lots of fixtures and gizmos to choose.

We like vintage and rustic. My friend T just got through a bathroom renovation (now experiencing pug-related delay)in Brooklyn. Love the whole hex/subway tile combination. Here are some other examples.



Our bathroom space is pretty restricted. And V, given the choice, will have exposed stone. Reconciling the stone with turn-of-the-century styling is kind of a challenge. Right now, I´m thinking slate tiles and white porcelain to keep it from feeling too dungeon-y and more craftsman.


Unfortunately we´re having a tough time finding the fixtures we like - somewhere between victorian and deco. The Spanish have really committed to ultra modern design and 99% of what we´ve seen is that. Not really our cup of tea. We want one of these:


We also really like the showers built into the floor, without the separate base. It doesn´t hurt to think about barrier free living.



And a bathroom I just like. Check out that panelled tub.




2 comments:

  1. First off--thanks for the plug for my blog/bathroom reno.

    Secondly...take a look at Vintage Tub and Bath. They ship internationally, apparently, http://www.vintagetub.com/asp/free_shipping.asp , but who knows how expensive that would be.

    Still...you might be able to find some good ideas there for fixtures, etc.

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