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August 12, 2014
Don't just tile the bathroom floor: tile the walls and ceiling, too. No windows? No problem! Mirrored walls? Why not! Here we take a look at ten bold design moves for a modern bathroom that stands out from the rest.
Clayden claims that Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was the inspiration for his bathroom.

A London bachelor moved to Brisbane, Australia, and fitted his pad with this transparent chamber bathroom that he says is directly inspired from Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Originally appeared in Minimalist Bachelor Pad in Brisbane
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The curving exterior of the podlike bath and shower cuts an elegant form at the other end of the room.

Right angles may be the status quo but it doesn't mean they're a must. Architect William Massie's unusually sculptural prefab project has a wild bathroom with curved walls to boot. 

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The blue-tiled master bathroom stands in contrast to the muted tones of the rest of the house. The tile is recycled glass from China.

Take note: A little tile may go a long way, but a lot of tile makes a lasting impact. The blue-tiled master bathroom in this San Diego family home stands in contrast to the muted tones of the rest of the house. The tile is recycled glass from China. 

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Originally appeared in The Family Tree
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The six-by-six-foot shower boasts a hardwood-slatted deck, which allows water to seep into a concrete pan that empties into the main drainage system. The cage of bamboo poles provides the requisite privacy to the bather.

A Ghanian-born architect rediscovered his roots when moving back with his family to Accra. The house he designed includes a six-by-six-foot shower with a cage of bamboo poles around a hardwood-slatted deck, which allows water to seep into a concrete pan that empties into the main drainage system. 

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Originally appeared in An Inno-native Approach
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Bruce and Kirsty are obsessively tidy, so copious storage was a must. An entire wall in their bathroom opens to reveal a cabinet that is exactly the depth of a fat roll of toilet paper, and one of their kitchen cupboards was specially fireproofed in order

A wall of mirrors may be a bold choice in a bathroom, but it expands space, especially when it's hiding opious storage. An entire wall in this London bathroom opens to reveal a cabinet that is exactly the depth of a fat roll of toilet paper.

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Originally appeared in Composite Index
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The Trzebiatowskis’ bathroom retains the spirit of Arizona heat with its shocking magenta ceilings, floors, and walls. The vanity is anything but—opting for art instead of a mounted mirror—and is made from sanded and sealed oriented strand board (OSB), a

Color meets texture for this wacky bathroom in Arizona: shocking magenta ceilings, floors, and walls are paired with a vanity fabricated from sanded and sealed oriented strand board (OSB), a waste material typically used in framing.

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Originally appeared in Xeros Effect
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Winged light bulbs, part of an Ingo Maurer fixture, bring levity to Hill's bathroom. The space features a zinc wall by Houston metalworker George Sacaris, who also did the bathroom and kitchen cabinets,

Play up the use of metal for an edgy modern bathroom, like designer Barbara Hill did for her apartment in Houston. Winged light bulbs, part of an Ingo Maurer fixture, bring levity when paired with a zinc wall by Houston metalworker George Sacaris.

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Originally appeared in Stripped Ease
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To create a sense of visual connection, Vinciguerra and Santiard set a colored window between the two rooms. They spent days making sure that the green transparency would meld nicely with the shade of green on the kitchen shelves.

Go dark, even black, in a bathroom to contrast an all-white apartment like this one in Paris. To create a sense of visual connection from the loo to the rest of the 635-square-foot apartment, the architects set a colored window between the two rooms. They spent days making sure that the green transparency would meld nicely with the shade of green on the kitchen shelves.

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Originally appeared in Shelf Life
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For this bathroom in a modern Belgian abode that's oriented toward views of a 300-year-old tree, the architects continued the courtyard theme with a window behind a built-in vanity, instead of a mirror.

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Originally appeared in The Tree of Ghent
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Clayden claims that Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was the inspiration for his bathroom.

A London bachelor moved to Brisbane, Australia, and fitted his pad with this transparent chamber bathroom that he says is directly inspired from Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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