Archive for March, 2016

His & Her Bathroom Design: Secrets Revealed

March 2, 2016

In every great relationship there are little points of conflict which you mostly just agree to disagree on. Designing you’re master bathroom is no different. Should there be a separate shower and tub?  Is it OK to splurge on the floor and sacrifice the rainfall shower head? At least you can agree on the dual vanity.

Separate the Space

There are several ways to give you both your space within the same room. Try installing two shower heads in an oversized shower so you don’t get in each other’s way in the course of your morning rituals. Include recessed storage in the tile design below each shower head for individual storage.

Consider a dual sided vanity in the center of the room with his sink and mirror on one side and hers on the other. For a classic wall-lining vanity, place a seating area or storage in between the two sinks.

Increase the Storage

Sharing the storage space can be problematic and overcrowded. Neither one of you like digging through the mystery drawer of speed stick and tweezers to find one Q-tip. More storage allows you both to have what you need without revealing each other’s beautification secrets.

image7Install ample closed storage like closets, drawers and cabinets to keep clutter to a minimum and organization to the max. Generous counter space offers room for jointly used items that are thoughtfully organized and easily accessed by both of you.

Heat Things Up

While fireplaces have traditionally been found in living rooms, dens and occasionally bedrooms, the idea of soaking in the bathtub while a cozy fire glows nearby is gaining popularity. Adding a fireplace focal point in your master bath is perfect for relaxing and doubles as a great resale feature.  Designing can be fun too when selecting from beautiful tile mosaics, marble or a stacked stone finishes. masterbath fireplace

Whether you have lots of space to work with or a smaller scale, the little details make the difference in providing a bathroom that you’ll both appreciate no matter what you’ve agreed to disagree on.