Designing Your New Bathroom Around a Frameless Shower
One of the best things about choosing a frameless shower for your bathroom is that they can fit virtually any design aesthetic. Whether you’re trying to create something ultra-contemporary with sleek surfaces, a minimalist design, and with utility in mind or trying to capture something rustic and traditional, a frameless shower can tie a bathroom together.
After deciding on a frameless shower, there are countless options to choose from. Of course, you’ll want your bathroom to reflect the design of the rest of your home consistently, but there is room for creativity. Consider the following tips as you imagine your perfect bathroom.
Most people love tile but hate grout, mostly due to the amount of maintenance it requires. If you’re not concerned with grout maintenance, mosaic tile can create some stunning effects and completely change the atmosphere of your bathroom. If minimalist design and low-maintenance are more up your alley, then large-format tiles can produce dramatic results while requiring very little grout maintenance.
If you want the best of both worlds, consider keeping the mosaic tile to a minimum and only put it in places where it won’t accumulate much residue, such as the walls around your mirrors, or as a trim above the larger tiles closer to the ground.
Counters and Appliances
A slab countertop can be a modern touch that you can easily compliment with the right fixtures for your sink and lighting. Additionally, solid countertops or painted-back glass countertops are visually stunning while requiring very little maintenance. Frameless showers are modern and elegant, and pairing them with larger tiles, slabs, or simply using frameless glass to partially cordon off a wet room for your shower can be a great choice. You can also consider wall-mounted appliances, even the toilet, to reduce the time you’ll need to spend cleaning your bathroom.
To Paint or Not to Paint
Finally, think about the non-tiled surfaces of your bathroom. While white may be the easiest to clean (since it shows dirt and residue faster than other hues), it may not fit with the design aesthetic you have in mind. Instead, consider investing in mildew-resistant and water-resistant paint for your bathroom walls. Depending on the nature of your frameless shower and appliance choices, the right splash of paint can produce stunning results.