Bathroom renovation: Modern and functional design
“The original bath was very dated with a dropped tongue-and-groove cedar ceiling,” says homeowner and Style at Home design editor Stacy Begg. The woodclad ceiling was the first thing to go, since it made the space feel dark and oppressive. Tearing it out meant the room gained five inches of height and a lot of light.
The updated look is decidedly modern and sophisticated, with glossy floor-to-ceiling subway tiles creating a clean white backdrop. Black hexagonal floor tiles have a grounding effect, and dark grey grout and matte black fixtures provide a pleasing contrast.
A clean-lined IKEA vanity with two large drawers is simple and contemporary and easily wiped clean. The orange sconces pop against the white subway-tiled wall and are super fun for the under-six crowd (and the adults, too!).