A timeless bathroom design is a great way to make your home feel luxurious. The right bathroom designs can help you achieve the perfect balance between comfort, luxury, and style. And if you're building a new custom home, timeless bathrooms are an excellent option for adding value and appeal to your property! In this article we will discuss modern bathroom design options, timeless bathroom design ideas, master bath designs and much more. We'll also provide some helpful tips on how to choose the best bath design for your needs!

Timeless Bathroom Design Considerations

Many people, when thinking about their new bathroom, often try to achieve a timeless bathroom design. The goal is to design a bathroom that stays in style for many years to come. It is possible to do this if you just follow some design principles that give your bathroom design that classic look, that appeals to a broad range of people.

It's usually only when one's design taste is more toward the fringes that the design tends to go "out of style". Stay conservative with your design, and you can attain that timeless bathroom design that will serve you well for years to come.

Bathroom Design Tips That Stand The Test Of Time

1. Neutral Colors

Have you ever thought about why hotels use white towels and linens? One reason is because white gives the impression of cleanliness and freshness. The same is true for vanities, bathtubs, and toilets- usually all white! If you want to give your bathroom a timeless fresh appeal, consider making white the dominant color in the room.

White also allows for many easy color combinations, making it extremely versatile. For those looking for a more subdued palette of shades, beige and cream are the perfect choice. With a light touch, you can also introduce that rare green or blue as accent colors to provide contrast.

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2. Materials That Last

When you think about timeless bathroom design, you must take into account not only classic styling, but longevity and durability of the materials. Marble, stone, and ceramics are all great materials to use in your bathroom design to give it timeless appeal. Those materials also give a sense of luxury and quality with the benefit of easy maintenance.

Another consideration with thinking about what materials to use in your bathroom design is how they deal with humidity, and varying temperatures. If you live in a high humidity climate, using polished granite or stone for flooring may not be the best idea as it can condensate and become slippery to walk on. Dryer climates with low humidity shouldn't have this issue as much.

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3. Classic Essentials

A key to making your bathroom design timeless is to keep it simple. All that's really needed is a washbasin, bathtub/shower, a toilet, and a vanity with a mirror. It could be possible to also throw in a couple of open shelves or closets for towels.

Furthermore, if you're going for that timeless style, choose washbasin, bathtub, and toilet shapes that are traditional. Crazy or whimsical shapes play well with certain themes or styles, but as soon as you tire of it, it may be hard to incorporate those types of shapes into your next design.

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4. Bathroom Lighting Design

When it comes to bathroom lighting design, it's hard to beat natural light. Think about incorporating skylights or opaque windows. The more natural light you have, the more options it gives you for highlighting other colors.

There are two types of artificial lighting in bathrooms – wall and ceiling. If you have the ceiling height, think about a chandelier- always a timeless choice. For walls, well placed sconces do wonders for creating mood lighting. Enjoy soaking in the tub? You'll love some candles complemented by the sconces at half power. Just what you need after a long day!

A tiled floor, uncluttered counters and single fixture in a traditional design are timeless bathroom essentials.

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Master Bathroom Designs

For a master bathroom, one of the first things you have to decide is what style and mood you're wanting to create. Once you know this, you can move onto the kind of materials that would best suit that style. Looking for classic luxury? Think about granite or stone. Wanting something more warm or functional? Use wood cabinets for storage and style. How about a modern bathroom design? You can't go wrong with glass!

If you're going for more of a Mediterranean style, think about dark stained exposed beams with cream colored tiled floor. There are a ton of different styles and bathroom ideas to incorporate into your new custom home. If you can imagine it, you can make it!

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Best Bathroom Designs

So what's the best bathroom design? The one you've always dreamt of! If you close your eyes and imagine yourself soaking in your tub, silence enveloping you like a warm blanket, what do you imagine the rest of the room to look like? Granted budget, size constraints and other factors must be considered, but allow yourself to dream a bit! If nothing else, certain components of your dream bathroom design could be used in your final design, even if you're constrained in certain other areas.

Come dream with us! Tell us what your dream modern bathroom design is for your custom home, and let us help you make it a reality.

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