hudsonleigh14 years ago
master bath smaller than guestComments (34)After much looking and certainly not having some structural specifics, here is what appeals to me. I would relocate the MBR and Mbath into the northwest corner, Mbath would be where the kicthen is currently. Then the next two BR's would be located between the MBR and South wall, with long dimensions running east-west. Both secondary BR's could have the closets side by side on the shared wall, half the wall is one BR's closet and the other half is the opposites BR's closet. This is keeping things located as tight to the west wall as possible and seems do-able. This obviously involves the entire kitchen being moved over to the right. I see it as either an "L" shape or split counter style with the main appliance counter against the back of the MBR running south (just like the "L"). An open style kitchen-LR-DR would comprise the east side of the plan. The main bath and storage would need to be planned around everything else (narrower) but same basic area in the plan. A closet could be put on the east wall of the southern BR facing the entry. And still have more room for an entry plan. Or even the bath can go in that area and the center location currently could be made into closet/storage only. The east wall of that would be the LR. The things that "jump out at me" driving my choices are the crowded entry, convuluted BR-hallway layout (& size), and kitchen design. No doubt, once drawing things out around the existing structure's design may make this all an impossibility. But in the process of drawing, measuring, and walking-thru mentally, a more functional and more pleasing plan may show. I personally find that the process of simply trying things narrows the design choices down, sort-of a deductive reasoning. You become more in-tune with the structure and will start to see where your energy needs to be spent to address your priorities. Good luck!...See More
Does master bath and guest bath tile need to match, or be the same?Comments (14)My two bathrooms are as polar opposites as you can possible get! I'll explain: My bathroom (the master ensuite is light (but not white marble, hex floors and white/light gray paint light). Moonlight "travertine like" porcelain floors and walls, Seatones (blue, aqua and sea green) glass tiles, Giallo Ornamentale granite and a light blue ceiling. Dark vanity. Crystal glass sink. The master bedroom and ensuite are totally different from the rest of the house and we're ok with that. Those are private areas. The rest of the house is done in rich warm colors, rich browns, pumpkin, deep golds, plum, dark sage green, bronze and black. DH's bathroom flows with the look of the rest of the house. His granite is mostly black, deep orange, dark gold. His glass sink is a Colbalt Copper color. Floor tiles and tub/shower surround is dark charcoal (basically black with accents of tumbled crema marfil and ORB metals). The walls were just finished today. A beautiful spanish knife texture with a glazed faux finish. Color is reddish bronzed over dark gold base. This is also the bathroom guests will use. It's bold and dramatic. He likes it. I like it too but I much prefer the tranquility of the Caribbean inspired color palette in my bathroom. So yeah, I have no problem with bathrooms looking TOTALLY different <g> Oh, they ARE on opposite ends of the house :)...See More
Does you master bath color match master bedroomComments (14)Nothing wrong with mixing up colors. The colors should coordinate a bit so they flow from one room to another. My master suite is three rooms in an "L" shape, the sitting room is in the middle. All three rooms are open to one another with doorless archways, so they do flow visually. The center room, the sitting room, has deep red/burgundy walls and a cream/ivory trim color. Off one side of the sitting room is the bathroom. The the trim and cabinets are the same cream/ivory as the sitting room, but the wall are somewhat beige. Off to the other side of the sitting room is our bedroom. In there the walls are sort of a cream/ivory, and the trim/cabinets/wainscot is a deep muted historical green. The cream/ivory sort of ties the three rooms together and the other colors sort of bounce off that. For bathrooms which can be dominated by hard surfaces (fixtures/tile/stained wood) where the color of those items can be difficult or expensive to change, I usually recommend that those hard surfaces be a neutral or somewhat muted color. Then the wall color, or soft accent items like towels and throw rugs, curtains, etc, which are easy to change, be the stronger and sometimes more vibrant accent color. The hard surface colors in our bathroom are sort of neutral (cream cabinets and trim, beige walls, natural teak for the countertops and tub deck, tile is cream and charcoal), we change the color of the towels/rugs whenever we feel like it. Sometimes to a strong color; deep green, cranberry red, etc, sometimes to a soft neutral like beige, off-white, etc. And there is nothing wrong experimenting with colors either, especially paint. At roughly 10 cents a square foot coverage for basic formulations, paint color can be inexpensive and fairly easy to change....See More
Does master bath faucets have to match shower fixtures?Comments (3)They definitely don't have to match! Mixing brass with black is very common right now and looks incredible. Our vote is for C! It may be nice to get a light fixture that mixes the two metals like this example here....See More
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