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Jkath Design Build + Reinvent / Bathroom Renovation  / 10 Ways to Elevate Your Bathroom Remodel Design
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10 Ways to Elevate Your Bathroom Remodel Design

Behind closed doors and separated from the rest of the house, bathrooms provide a great opportunity to introduce new patterns, materials, and design styles. Similar to kitchens, bathrooms are also filled with “fixed” materials such as tile, plumbing fixtures, etc. that aren’t easily changed out so designing for a bathroom is typically a 10+ year commitment.

These 10 design elements will elevate your bathroom remodel that will transcend trends and beat out builder-grade finishes.

1. Custom Bathroom Vanity

Natural stone tile, custom reeded alder vanity, mixed metal finishes.

A custom vanity is a work of art, a piece of furniture within your bathroom. Whether painted or wood stained vanities are an opportunity to incorporate personality and maximize storage to your specific needs.

Did you know we have a custom vanity collection, available nationwide and made to order? Check it out here.

2. Natural Stone Tile and Countertops

primary bathroom with natural stone tile, mixed metal finishes.

Natural stone, such as marble, travertine, basalt, and limestone are great durable materials to use in a bathroom. The use of natural stone highly elevates bathroom design by the feeling underfoot and let’s not forget to mention the longevity of natural stone that’ll last well beyond your time within the home.

3. Glass Shower vs Shower Curtain

Primary bathroom with natural stone basketweave tiles and glass shower door.

Glass shower walls and doors highly elevate a bathroom design compared to a shower curtain. Glass allows the details inside the shower to shine. Tile is one the most beautiful details in your new space, you need to show it off.

4. Sconce Lighting Placement

Primary bathroom with arched mirror, anchored with a pair of sconce lighting.

Consider moving away from the traditional overhead vanity light by adding a sconce on each side of the mirror that adds both function and aesthetics with the endless lighting selections available.

5. Patterned Floor Tile

Guest bathroom with patterned floor tile, paneled vanity front, black fixtures.

Playful and bold when using classic tile selections. In this lower-level bath we blended a mini hexagon tile in a glass material that replicates architecture from the early 20th century. Paired with mixed metals and unique open storage, this space feels welcoming to any guest in your new space.

6. Unique Tile Installation

Unique tile installation.

This is our favorite mosaic from the Chapter 15 collection of Jeffrey Courts’ Metropolitan mosaic shown in Beige. What we love about this installation are the no grout lines and the beautiful honed finish for elevated kids or any guest bath.

7. Crown Molding for Impact

Custom crown molding in powder bath to elevate design while complimenting the traditional bathroom elements.

A fairly quick and easy upgrade to most small spaces. Consider pairing this detail with a colorway within the space, such as the wallpaper in this powder room. Sharing more tiny powder baths with big impact on the blog here.

8. Wallpaper in Your Bathroom

Guess bath with statement wallpaper, paired with natural white oak bathroom vanity.

Will this trend ever tire? We hope not. We’ve found this installation common in all of our projects over the past few years. Easily add this trend in a kids’ bathroom, guest, or a main living powder room. A perfect way to add personality, and – a small enough space you can remove it someday down the road as a weekend DIY project.

We’ve got you covered with our How to Hang Wallpaper, Like a Pro blog.

9. Built-In Details With Open Shelving

Custom built in niche details in this primary bathroom.

If you’ve been following for a while, you’re familiar with the cabinet shop we own. Many of our custom details come from our very own team of craftsman, including this well designed niche just over the bathtub in this new primary suite. A great way to add texture and replaceable decor that will last the test of time.

10. Mixed Metals in Your Bathroom for Contrast

Kids bathroom with black and white wallpaper, mixed metals, and a v groove bathroom vanity.

It’s a rare occurrence when we don’t mix metals in our bathroom updates. We do prefer the use of two metals, which metals we use – it’s fair game. In this kids bath we have polished nickel paired with beautiful American Bronze Lacquered cabinet knobs from Armak Martin. Additional selection details of this bathroom can be found here.

Thanks for following along,

Jkath Team

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