If you want something a little more unique for your bathroom remodel, keep the cabinet and install vessel sinks -- eye-catching glass or ceramic bowls that sit on top of the counter surface, as shown below. In this master suite bathroom, the basic oak cabinetry was simply repainted a metallic silver color.
The countertop was replaced to accommodate the new sinks, and, for both utility and beauty, surfaced with small tumbled marble tiles. Sleek new faucets, enhanced lighting and tall mirrors -- one for each sink -- were added to complete the look.
Have a tall ceiling? Then why are you using standard-height fixtures and fittings when remodeling your bathroom? Open up the space with furnishings worthy of the proportions. The room below features paneling much like that shown in Bathroom 1, but travels another foot higher up the wall.
The framed mirrors over the sinks are three times taller than they are wide, enhancing the sense of spaciousness, and were positioned to reflect the artwork on the opposite wall.
The shower curtain itself (picked up at Bed, Bath & Beyond) was cut into two pieces as a play on a sweeping window curtain theme. The curtain rod was hung about 10" higher than typical, and the curtain itself is connected to it with everyday ball chain (the same kind of material you see on keyrings) allowing the standard-size curtain to do its job while almost appearing to float.
So if you think you need to custom-order everything to make your bathroom beautiful and luxurious, think again. It's imagination -- not money -- that is key to any successful home renovation project, including a bathroom remodel.
Choose quality elements that catch your eye from a variety of sources, and mix and match them to create a room that you just love.
All "after" photographs courtesy Steve Price, Beautiful Remodel, Arizona