Bathroom inspiration

Bathrooms and kitchens can be some of the hardest spaces to design when it comes ot building or renovating a home. For starters, both bathrooms and kitchens need to be highly functional as well as beautiful. We spend a lot of time in these spaces and usually these are the spaces that can be some of the bigger selling points when looking for a home.

I am currently working on a bathroom renovation for one of my e-clients, and while brainstorming layouts over the weekend I got to thinking about what makes a bathroom (in my opinion) both functional and beautiful?

Bathroom design inspiration | Sarah Barksdale Design

I love when a bathroom is bright and airy. Using light colors and Β soft textiles can help a bathroom seem more spacious and bright. Plus, who wants to put their make-up on in the dark every morning? I also love the built-in storage in this bathroom... storage can be such an issue in bathrooms so its always a good idea to find ways to create more storage while keeping consistent to the design (No Wal-Mart plastic bins allowed)

Bathroom design inspiration | Sarah Barksdale Design

Another one of my favorite things to do in a bathroom (if you have the space) is to add a piece of furniture. Not everything needs to be built in. Β think adding furniture, whether it is a bench, shelving unit, or chair can make the bathroom feel more like an actual room.

Bathroom design inspiration | Sarah Barksdale Design

Shower curtains can make or break a bathroom for me. Nothing kills the look faster than a cheap-looking curtain hung about 2 feet below the ceiling. Be thoughtful in picking your curtain and always make sure to hang it as close to the ceiling as possible. (I wrote a whole post on this a few years ago)

Bathroom design inspiration | Sarah Barksdale Design

I love this bathroom for so many reasons; its bright, has furniture and art on the walls, the curtains add a soft airy-ness to the space. I could settle into that tub with a good book just about anytime.

What do you think about bathroom design?

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