A stylish and well-designed bathroom will help you start your day off right and finish it with ease. The following countdown of the 10 most popular bathroom photos uploaded to Houzz in 2021 offers ideas for fitting tubs and showers into tight spaces, maximizing storage with custom vanities, using wood-look tiles to add warmth and durability, and much more.

Nandco Construction

10. Herringbone Hero

This Los Angeles bathroom by Nandco Construction features a pair of glass shower partitions with an opening between them. The design lets the homeowner walk directly into the wet area, where two shower heads and a deep soaking tub beckon.

The gray elongated porcelain floor tile is laid in a herringbone pattern that adds visual texture to the luxurious space. Matte black hardware and plumbing fixtures provide striking contrast.

Karen B Wolf Interiors, Associate ASID

9. Coastal Character

With its beaded chandelier, rattan scalloped mirror frame and blue-and-white color palette, this Long Beach Island, New Jersey, bathroom by Karen B. Wolf exudes coastal charm. Of particular note is the blue ceramic floor tile that looks like grasscloth.

Lea Biermann

8. Contemporary Corner

Designer Lea Biermann positioned a freestanding tub and a walk-in to take advantage of a well-lit corner in this Orange County, California, bathroom.

Matte black tub and shower fixtures provide contrast against the white tub and large-format marble shower tiles. Another standout material is the wood-look floor tiles in a parquet pattern that add warmth to the room.
Maven Home Interiors

7. Pattern Power

Designer Rachel Hutchens of Maven Home Interiors intended for the patterned floor tiles in this Utah bathroom to make the biggest pop.

Other highlights include a custom walnut vanity and glazed ceramic baby blue shower tile in varying tones set in a vertical pattern.

Hutchens used Houzz Pro business software to coordinate approvals of materials and fixtures with her clients and to organize and track her time on this project.

Carl Mattison Design

6. Midcentury Mood

Designer Carl Mattison wanted this new en suite bathroom in Atlanta to look and feel like a luxury spa with a Mad Men vibe. “Gorgeous materials, clean lines, masculine shades of gray and touches of gold connect the space to the home’s midcentury roots and elevate it at the same time,” he says.

The vanity wall, which extends into the shower, is covered in 8-by-8-inch porcelain tiles in three different patterns, while the other two shower walls feature glossy charcoal ceramic tiles. Large-format porcelain tiles that mimic the look of black marble cover the floor.


5. Bright and Breezy

In search of a bathroom with plenty of storage, these California homeowners reached out to designer Sally Soricelli of Nestorations. The result is a fresh space with white porcelain Carrara marble-look tile for the shower walls and a vanity and floor-to-ceiling cabinet in a breezy shade of blue.

Another standout is the crisp white shiplap-covered wall. “The shiplap was a subtle design feature that really gave the space a designer touch,” Soricelli says.

Haven Design and Construction

4. Dressy and Dramatic

Symmetrical black vanities with gold hardware line both walls of this elegant Austin, Texas, bathroom by Haven Design and Construction. The graceful arched opening frames the bathtub alcove and draws the eye through the room. A capiz shell chandelier, woven window shade and white drapery with black-and-gold trim complete the dressed-up style.

Tara Lenney Design

3. Storage Superstar

These Dallas homeowners looked at Houzz photos and other online sources for inspiration, which led them to hire designer Tara Lenney of Tara Lenney Design. She helped them renovate their bathroom with a new layout that uses the space more efficiently.

Consolidating two closets into one large closet allowed space for Lenney to create a 12½-foot-long custom rift-cut white oak vanity. Matte black pulls, faucets and mirror frames coordinate with the shower fixtures. The sconces feature black and brass finishes.

Imagine Construction

2. Shiplap Showstopper

If you like the look of wood shiplap but want the durability of tile, this renovated San Francisco bathroom by Imagine Construction has a solution for you. The space features wall-to-wall white tile installed to look like shiplap. This process included using two different grout colors to help hide the transitions and make it look more like real wood shiplap.

A dark navy vanity with gold fixtures and a marble countertop help balance the white walls. The cream-toned stone floor tile laid in a herringbone pattern provides a finishing touch.

Design Matters Home

1. Navy Knockout

The most popular bathroom photo of 2021 is this thoughtfully designed space in Boulder, Colorado, by Helly Duncan of Design Matters Home.

Duncan created a feature wall with navy teardrop matte glass tiles to distract the eye. “This feature wall helps detract from the tub and keeps your eye focused on the accent when you come into the bathroom,” she says.

The navy vanity cabinet adds another touch of blue that ties the space together. Wood wall shelves add display space for art and accessories.

Courtesy: houzz.com
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