Black Gloss Bathroom FurnitureBlack Gloss Bathroom Furniture

"Shabby chic" a relatively new phrase used to describe room designs is an obscure blend of neglect and style. It is one of the most difficult bathroom designs to create and it takes a bold decision to go for this bathroom style. It almost certainly achieves its full potential in a continental house either a French chateau or old Spanish villa.

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Bathroom Mirror IdeasBathroom Mirror Ideas

A very functional design can be incorporated for bathrooms as small as 5' X 8' in dimension. Sacrificing a large closet or partitioning off a small area of a larger room will provide the area needed. The first tip should be taking into account the location of electrical outlets and water sources. If these vital utilities do not already exist the key components of the room which are the toilet sink and tub or shower should be roughly sketched into the floor plan to allow proper placement of these utilities. The second factor will be the entrance door placement as this will determine the layout of the bathroom. If the door is located in the center of the room the toilet and sink will usually be placed on one side of the room with the tub or shower on the other side.

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Bathroom Lighting FixturesBathroom Lighting Fixtures

The fantasy design is ideally exclusive to only larger bathrooms as with all futuristic interior design large open spaces are what brings the room together. Steam cabins and whirlpool baths are the ideal choice for showering and bathing. Or combine the two will a well designed bath screen and a glass shower panel. Because of their minimal effect Walk-in showers also work well with modern tiling chrome shower fixtures and classy shower lighting.

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Bathroom FlooringBathroom Flooring

The ultimate luxury in a fantasy bathroom would have to be a waterproof TV. You could even think of doubling the bathroom up as gym complete with exercise bike and rowing machine. Ornaments should be unobtrusive so choose things like small piles of pebbles and modern wall prints over candles and nick-nacks.

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Bathroom FaucetBathroom Faucet

As with the country and traditional bathrooms cast iron baths are a must. Either a roll-top or slipper bath will do and although you don't want holes or rust the more dilapidated it looks the better. Even consider running sandpaper over the paint work and claw feet. It's always worth looking out for old fittings at antique shops and car boot sales.

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Bathroom Decorating IdeasBathroom Decorating Ideas

Colours. There are unlimited colours to pick from too with bathroom basins so take your time to find one you really like. There is no right or wrong choice so find something that works well for the look you wish to portray in your bathroom. This is a change that can be part of a huge remodel or it can be the only part of that room you plan to change.

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Bathroom CurtainsBathroom Curtains

Materials. Look for bathroom basins made from quality materials. You don't want anything that will be easily damaged. Scratches can make it look old and dingy so get something that is highly resistant to scratching. This will keep it looking like new for years to come and you will appreciate the way it prolongs the value of your investment.

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Bathroom Cabinet IdeasBathroom Cabinet Ideas

The country style bathroom is perhaps the easiest type of design to create and like the traditional bathroom only really works well within the right house. The classic country look is best associated with floral wallpaper high beams basin frills and a bath canopy. Following the traditional design cast iron baths and deep ridged sanitary ware are what gives the country bathroom its nostalgic look.

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