Researching design styles for a home renovation can lead you to strange parts of the internet. Suddenly, you'll find yourself asking, "Am I a Victorian-French Country Modernist?" The answer is, well, probably not. Sometimes, sticking with what you already know is the way to go.
According to the , 90 percent of homeowners changed the style of their bathroom during their reno and 25 percent went with a contemporary upgrade. The sleek lines, gilded finishes and minimalist cool of a modern bathroom is hard to resist — and one you probably know best. If that's the design path you decide to take, check out these 20 contemporary bathroom ideas first.
ELLE DECOR China showcased a copper tub surrounded by views of nature. The walls are concrete and the large windows provide ample natural light.
In an Ibiza beach home, Almaviva tiles in a blue-and-white stripe amplify the turquoise glow of the subterranean room, where a porthole over the Villeroy & Boc sinks provides an underwater view of the pool.
White framed mirrors, an overhead light fixture and a minimalistic vanity keep this bathroom in a modern Washington, D.C., home designed by Darryl Carter perfectly practical yet sleek.
In this Moroccan home, the walls and floor of a bathroom are lined in Popham Design's Hex Long Shadow, the shower enclosure is custom-made, and the brass fixtures were purchased from a souk.
The tub in the master bath of a sleek Paris apartment is by Agape, with fittings by Dornbracht; the chairs are by Junya Ishigami, the walls are clad in Brèche de Médicis marble, and the flooring is granite.
Designer Lynda Murray and architect Chad Oppenheim fashioned a spa-like retreat for the bathroom of filmmaker Michael Bay's Miami home. Etched-stone tiles cover a wall that separates two distinct bathing areas. The shower fittings and sink are by Boffi, the countertops are of Macassar ebony, and the cast-concrete tub is a custom design.
The tub and sink fittings in the guest bath of this Manhattan loft are by Barber Wilsons & Co., and the paint-on-mirror artwork is by Rashid Johnson.
New York’s Soho House now boasts 14 additional rooms on the second floor that feature the bathtub as a voyeuristic centerpiece. Bashful? Pull the drapes.
Inside a glitzy Manhattan apartment, the sink is from Urban Archaeology and the fittings are by Waterworks. The cabinets are black glass with brass trim, the walls are clad in Saint Laurent marble, and the flooring is limestone.
In Andy Cohen's newly-renovated Manhattan duplex, the master bath’s tub is by Wooden Baths Ltd. The sinks, fixtures, and sconces are by Waterworks. The counter and window surround are in Statuary White marble. The wall and hexagonal floor tiles are by Artistic Tile.
In actress Lori Loughlin's bathroom, the vanity and chair are custom designs, the tub is by Waterworks, and the floor is tiled in Super Thassos marble.
Paris-based interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch created a clean-lined master bathroom warmed by a fireplace when restoring his 17th-century château in Provence. The tub, positioned in the center of the room, is by Agape, and the fittings and towel rack are by Dornbracht. The floor is marble.
The master bath sinks by West Village apartment have fittings, the seat cushion is covered in a terry cloth, the ceiling light and sconces are 1960s Italian, and the floor is granite.in this
It's all glam in this Manhattan apartment overlooking Central Park. The master bath’s sink and tub fittings are by and the flooring and walls are white marble.
In Emmy Rossum's apartment in Manhattan, the custom vanity has fittings by , the walls, sink and floor are lined in , the medicine cabinet is by and the sconce is by .
In a Northern New Jersey home, the master bath is sheathed in Bardiglio marble; the tub by Kohler has fittings by Dornbracht.
In Guadalajara, Mexico, a guest bath has a sink by Alape with fittings by Dornbracht; the counter is Carrara marble, and the mirror was custom made.
The bathroom vanity and tub are by Waterworks in this Greenwich Village pied-à-terre. The fittings are by Lefroy Books, and the sconces are by Ozone; the walls are sheathed in Calacatta Viola marble.
Architect master bath as perfect proof. The tub by has fittings by , the Hans J. Wegner stool is from and the 1970s Luigi Caccia pendant light is from . The Thassos floor tile is from and the walls are covered in Venetian plaster.and conjured a Greenwich retreat that's the perfect blend of pastoral comfort and urban style, with the
The master bath of a vacation home in Nantucket is as breezy as the island with a white custom-made vanity, mirror and wall shelf designed by . The bathtub of volcanic limestone and resin is by , the bath fittings are by and the sink fittings are by .