Art Collector's Pied-à-terreContemporary Bathroom, New York
Art Collector's Pied-à-terre
John M. Hall Photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Ditch handwash for bars of soapA quick and easy way to polish your halo and boost the feelgood factor at home is to cut down on the number of products you use and the amount of plastic packaging this entails. Swapping liquid handwash for a bar of soap or replacing your bottle of shampoo for a solid shampoo bar are quick wins that help to reduce your consumption of plastic packaging during the year. Also, take a look inside your bathroom cabinet and ask yourself if you need, or regularly use, all of the lotions and potions inside. Use up anything that’s been lurking at the back of the cupboard and recycle the packaging, or if it’s an unopened product, give it away. Then think twice before filling up the cupboard again with multiples of the same product.If you hunt around, you might find a shop that will refill your bottles of shower gel rather than you having to buy a new one each time, although, sadly, there are not many of these shops around.
Hail a half-and-halfA lot of the examples shown here have undermounted basins, or designs moulded from one piece of stone or other material. But the semi-recessed alternative in this bright and breezy bathroom could be a more affordable option, as it gives you the opportunity to mix and match your components.A semi-recessed basin design works very well on a floating vanity visually, as it neatly ‘spills’ over the front, just the right amount for balance (here, the fact that the basin front and the vanity front are the same height highlights this benefit). Do be aware that you’ll lose storage opportunities directly underneath it, and be sure to take care choosing the right bottle trap, as this won’t be hidden by a slim shelf.