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Contemporary Bathroom Ideas and Designs

GLEBE HOUSE
GLEBE HOUSE
Studio INTEGRATE
Photo of a large contemporary ensuite bathroom in London with flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, a wall mounted toilet, black walls, a submerged sink, beige floors and black worktops.
Battersea - SW11
Battersea - SW11
Hawksmoor Construction
Photo of a medium sized contemporary shower room bathroom in London with freestanding cabinets, medium wood cabinets, an alcove bath, a shower/bath combination, a wall mounted toilet, white tiles, porcelain tiles, grey walls, a vessel sink, black floors, white worktops, a wall niche, a single sink and a freestanding vanity unit.
A Village Farmhouse
A Village Farmhouse
Richard Parr + Associates
A Cotswold village house was stripped back to its core, refurbished and then extended. The purpose being to create an expansive, airy and dramatic space. A space that flows and works for both family life and entertaining whilst still complimenting the existing house.
Family Bathroom
Family Bathroom
South Place Studio
Design ideas for a contemporary bathroom in London with flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, grey walls, a vessel sink, multi-coloured floors and white worktops.
Project Oak, Chelsea, London
Project Oak, Chelsea, London
CCASA Architects
Generous family bathroom in white tiles and black appliances. Architect: CCASA Architects Interior Design: Daytrue
Large contemporary shower room bathroom in London with flat-panel cabinets, a walk-in shower, white tiles, ceramic tiles, white walls, marble flooring, white floors, an open shower, grey cabinets, a vessel sink and grey worktops.
Islington Georgian Full House Renovation
Islington Georgian Full House Renovation
Manu Interiors
Inspiration for a contemporary ensuite bathroom in London with medium wood cabinets, marble flooring, a single sink, a floating vanity unit, flat-panel cabinets, grey walls, a vessel sink, wooden worktops, grey floors and brown worktops.
Holland Park Penthouse
Holland Park Penthouse
Armstrong Keyworth
This is an example of a contemporary family bathroom in London with ceramic flooring.
Kensington Town House
Kensington Town House
Maxwell & Company Architects
Contemporary bathroom in London with white walls, an integrated sink, grey floors and white worktops.
Sky House, Penthouse Refurbishment
Sky House, Penthouse Refurbishment
Coffey / Homes
Oh the views. Designing Penthouses is a real pleasure. Making the most of the high elevation, opening up to the horizon and the tracking of the sun during the day. With no one living above the opportunity to get light through the roof can’t be missed. At Sky House long horizontal windows open up to an incredible London panoramic as the sun floods in from large rooflights located in almost every room. Bright simple, and relaxed, the individual rooms can be subdivided flexibly for musical practice or opened up to create a 30 m long living space for entertaining. Colouring the exposed structure at Sky House defines the spaces and their light filled volume. Careful consideration of the tones match the views and surrounding vegetation. The crafted structure defines the two large pavilions on the roof which are then divided by plywood screens and hidden doors. Light floods into every corner of Sky House. To define two link rooms, one being the entrance, the other a home office, rooflights have been added with an additional yellow coloured layer to pigment the light within these spaces. This simple idea creates a subtle warm glow as you walk through punctuating the light experience of the home. From yellow to blue light, warm and bright.
Bathroom - Black marble tiles
Bathroom - Black marble tiles
JNJ Building Services Ltd
Design ideas for a contemporary bathroom in London with flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, a freestanding bath, grey tiles, a vessel sink, grey floors and grey worktops.
Otterly Farmhouse
Otterly Farmhouse
StuartBarr Construction Design Renovation
Lucy Walters Photography
This is an example of a medium sized contemporary bathroom in Oxfordshire with flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, a walk-in shower, white walls, a vessel sink, marble worktops, multi-coloured floors, an open shower and black worktops.
Colourful Bathroom - Barnes
Colourful Bathroom - Barnes
KALLUMS Bathrooms
Design ideas for a large contemporary family bathroom in London with white cabinets, a freestanding bath, a walk-in shower, a wall mounted toilet, blue tiles, an integrated sink, an open shower, double sinks and a floating vanity unit.
Beige Stone Rigid Vinyl Plank
Beige Stone Rigid Vinyl Plank
Wood4Floors
ransform Range Rigid Vinyl Plank is a new generation of Luxury design flooring, giving you the ultimate sound reduction, along with improved durability and stability. This means your floor will stand up to the heaviest wear without losing its good looks! Available in 10 stylish colours, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste. A somewhat understated look, the Beige Stone flooring can bring exquisite taste and elegance to your home. The finer detail in our Beige Stone flooring shows indents along the textured surface and shows unique marks. This can be used with other design strips and can be introduced to different colours to make one unique flooring.
Heather Cottage
Heather Cottage
Spratley & Partners
A robust, modern, riverside home with minimalist detailing that blends seamlessly into the surroundings. The home is used as a year-round weekend retreat for a family with children and as such they wanted it to be private and offer a sense of escape and freedom. The clients wanted it to be a low maintenance, energy efficient home making use of natural materials. Clad with innovative treated timber, the house nestles harmoniously into its rural, riverside setting; making the most of its context, orientation and views while minimising any impact on the surrounding area. Two opposing blocks, forming a 'T' shape in plan, taper up in height towards the river to the east and fields to the south and define the internal spaces. The open-plan living, kitchen and dining areas benefit from fully-glazed sliding doors set in a deep reveal to the south which maximises light and provides shelter above. Large windows look out over the river and a raised, cantilevered deck wraps around the east and south elevations, creating an extension to the internal space that bleeds out into the landscape beyond.
Maslen Road
Maslen Road
JLArchitecture
Ensuite
Design ideas for a contemporary shower room bathroom in Hertfordshire with flat-panel cabinets, red cabinets, a corner shower, a vessel sink, white floors, a hinged door and grey worktops.
Bovingdon Road
Bovingdon Road
Domus Nova
Inspiration for a contemporary bathroom in London.
Bristol penthouse
Bristol penthouse
Martina Oh photography
Renovated penthouse apartment in Bristol photo Martina Oh
Contemporary ensuite bathroom in London with flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, a freestanding bath, white walls, a vessel sink, wooden worktops, white floors and brown worktops.
Contemporary Bathroom
Contemporary Bathroom
Contemporary bathroom in Kent.
Alex, E17
Alex, E17
Absolute Project Management
The roof space has been converted into a lovely bright bathroom with white wall tiles, patterned floor tiles and duck-egg highlights. Timber accents and greenery bring an organic tone to the space, adding warmth.
Balham/Streatham Hill Townhouse
Balham/Streatham Hill Townhouse
Tamas Toth Photography
Tamas Toth
Photo of a contemporary family bathroom in London with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets and a built-in sink.
Whether you’re doing a bathroom renovation or just a refresh; making your contemporary bathroom design brighter, cleaner and more attractive will make you feel happier to use it every day. If your bathroom is a small space in your home where you don’t spend much time, it’s time to think about alternatives. Browse the pictures to find inspiring bathroom ideas on Houzz, including stylish vanities, fancy toilets, taps, shower tiling, as well as storage ideas for small bathrooms.

How do I find contemporary bathroom ideas for my remodel?


If you’re starting your bathroom remodel from scratch, or ripping out and starting again, then once you’ve sorted the plan and the plumbing you’ll need to think about what kind of ideas you’d like. The easiest option is to get inspiration from bathroom professionals. However, if you’ve dreamt of a roll-top bath or a walk-in shower with heating at, then you might want to take longer looking for each item individually. Choosing all white elements will obviously tie everything together, but also think about the style you’re going for – ultra modern taps will clash with traditional Victorian-style wash basins. And it’s probably good to consider your flooring or surfaces, and walls to make sure everything will complement. Take a look through the different styles of bathroom designs on Houzz to get some inspiration.
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How do I select the right contemporary bathroom decor & furniture?


Selecting contemporary bathroom decor such as cabinets, mirrors, shelves or other furniture for bathrooms can be tricky. You want to consider the storage they offer while also making sure they make an attractive feature as you enter your bathroom. Don’t forget you need them to be durable and withstand the damp conditions, e.g. if you’re going for a painted cabinet make sure the paint is suitable for baths. For medicine cabinets you will find most have mirrored fronts, but you can find extra features such as clocks and shaving sockets built-in.

What contemporary bathroom storage ideas should I look at?


While bathroom storage ideas is not the first thing you think of when it comes to bathrooms, you’ll be surprised at how much difference it makes when your bathroom is organised – specially if you’re dealing with a small bathroom, this is essential.

We all know how accessories like bottles, toiletries, lotions and potions can pile up next to the bath. And where to put the cotton buds, painkillers, plasters, other medicine, creams and sanitary products? That’s not even considering using your bathroom as a place to store your towels and bathrobes. The first thing to consider when reviewing bathroom ideas is if you can invest in built-in bathroom storage. Large vanity units will have drawers and compartments to store a great number of toiletries and bathroom necessities, and if your bathroom or cloakroom has room for a built-in cupboard you can start storing small accessories and larger items there. If you can’t do anything on this scale, you could investigate built-in storage around the bath or look at less permanent options.
bathroom ideas for improving storage

Shelves and shelving units, like ladder shelves, will give you extra space without taking up too much floor space. Also look for wire, wicker or fabric baskets, large and small, to store items under or next to the sink, or even on the wall.

What's the best ideas for lighting?


Water and electricity don’t mix, so make sure your bathroom lights are safe, first and foremost. There are actually regulations around what type of light fittings you can use and where – IP67 rating lights for submerged areas e.g. inside baths and sinks (Zone 0); IP65 for any area above a shower or bath (Zone 1); and IP44 rating for anything 0.6m from a bath or basin (Zone 2). After you’ve made sure your light fittings are safe and to-code, you can consider the type and style you’d like as your working through your contemporary bathroom ideas.
incorporating great lighting into your bathroom design ideas

The sink, the mirror, shower and/or bath are the places where you might want the clearest and strongest light. You can use these if you want it to be bright and clear. Otherwise, you might want to look at some soft, ambient lighting in the form of chandeliers, short pendants or wall lamps. You could use accent lighting around your contemporary bath in the form to create a tranquil, spa feel, as well.

Bathroom tiles – what should I go for?


It’s rare to find bathrooms without tiles. Although it can be done with panelling, materials like tadelakt, waterproof paint, wallpaper or well-treated wood; bathroom tiles are so copious and easy to apply that it’s hard to avoid going with tiles in the bathroom. The great thing is that both floor tiles and wall tiles come in a huge variety of sizes, styles, colours and patterns, so you can remodel your room completely with whatever tile choices fit with your contemporary bathroom ideas. When it comes to flooring, tiles will be durable, easy to clean and deal well with water, but if you want something different you could go with modern concrete, traditional or country-style treated wooden floorboards, or a bit more quirky bamboo, cork or vinyl.
bathroom tile ideas

What to do with small contemporary bathrooms?


The best small bathroom ideas will maximise the space you have. From installing a bidet to simple decorative tips there are plenty of things you can do to make it look bigger. Recessed shelves can make a huge difference both visually and practically to contemporary small bathrooms, so if you are able to have these installed when your walls are being renovated you could add some to your shower or sink area.

You could choose pale colours and iridescent tiles that reflect the light, keep walls and ceilings the same colour and texture, and use complementary shades throughout the bathroom– fewer contrasts and transitions will help maintain the sense of space. Floating bathroom units also draw the eye to visible floor space underneath them, and clear glass shower screens will keep the room feeling open and airy. Finishing touches like artfully placed large mirrors will also make small bathrooms appear more expansive.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a contemporary bathroom renovation or are building a designer bathroom from scratch, Houzz has 499,437 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Absolute Project Management and Hawksmoor Construction. Look through bathroom photos in different colours and styles and when you find a contemporary bathroom design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful contemporary bathroom ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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