Black and White Tile Ideas For Every Bathroom


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A Farmhouse Refresh

When beginning with a clean slate, it helps to have a powerful aesthetic endgame in thoughts, as Maison de Pax blogger Rachel Paxton did for the attic tub in her household’s 1984 ranch outdoors Austin, TX. “I knew I wished a mixture of black and white, with wooden for the country attraction that simply feels proper on this little farmhouse,” says Rachel.

Carving out area for the requirements—a sink and a bathroom—in addition to some luxuries—a claw-foot tub and a big bathe—was a problem with a ceiling that slopes to a low of 5½ toes. Utilizing white subway tile on the partitions and white penny rounds underfoot retains the windowless area mild and brilliant. Frameless-glass bathe panels protect the open feeling, with the bathtub nestled in a comfortable alcove. “I couldn’t be extra happy,” Rachel says of the end result. “It feels traditional and trendy, retro and rustic, all on the identical time.”

What they did

Floor plan of the farmhouse refreshIan Worpole

Ending an enormous attic area included constructing this 88-square-foot shared tub. Following the pitch of the roof, partitions have been framed to faucet the usable ceiling top, which ranges from 51/2 to eight toes excessive.

  1. Constructed a 21/2-by-4-foot bathe from inventory frameless glass panels alongside the again wall, with the bathroom alongside it.
  2. Nestled the 69-inch-long tub in a spot the place the sloped ceiling is lowest; all-new plumbing meant utilizing a much less expensive wall-mount tub filler was no large deal.
  3. Put in a single-sink cupboard and mirror alongside the tallest wall.
  4. Put a second cupboard simply inside.

Fashionable Medley

From a design perspective, utilizing wooden in an in any other case all black-and-white colour scheme can create some heat—so say the professionals at Chicago’s Chi Renovation & Design, who created the modern replace on these pages.

Reimagining a 15-year-old builder-grade tub to swimsuit the house owner’s wants, the design group used rift-sawn white oak cabinetry to enrich two sizes of hex-shaped black tile on the flooring and to-the-ceiling swaths of elongated white subway tile on the partitions. Matte-black fixtures and {hardware} add a refined industrial really feel, whereas globe-style sconces soften all of the linear shapes. The end result: a timeless replace that can really feel proper for years to come back.

What they did

Modern Medley FloorplanIan Worpole

Earlier than the renovation, the bathtub had a double vainness with a bath on one facet and a cramped nook bathe on the opposite. Scrapping the bathtub—which the house owner had no use for—opened up new potentialities within the 60-square-foot area.

  1. Eliminated the bathtub and put in a spacious 3-by-6-foot bathe with a modern fixed-glass panel to include splashes.
  2. Put in a floating 60-inch double vainness reverse the door, changing one giant mirror with two separate ones and including a double-light sconce above every.
  3. Changed a cramped nook bathe with a customized linen closet that’s 2 toes broad and eight toes excessive, liberating up loads of elbow room round the bathroom.

Ethereal and Shiny

Few new householders love every part about the home they transfer into, even when it’s their dream residence. For Erin Wheeler, the first tub, awash in a late-Nineteen Eighties sea of brown granite, was the massive disappointment. The Sunny Circle Studio blogger envisioned a classic-yet-modern makeover that might swimsuit her traditional-style residence in Raleigh, NC.

Whereas the reno saved all of the fixture places the identical, eradicating a built-in tub and a pair of ceiling soffits actually helped open up the 201-square-foot area. Relatively than cowl all of the partitions in gleaming white tile, Erin clad the sink wall with white shiplap so as to add some not-so-hard, clean-lined texture. “I really like how every part feels brilliant and clear, but in addition heat and natural, due to the brass fixtures and {hardware},” Erin says. “It’s a really good place to be each day.”

What they did

Airy and Bright FloorplanIan Worpole

Clearing out ceiling soffits and a step-up tub platform opened up the roughly 200-square-foot tub. White tile created a clear, brilliant background for touches of black and brass, which add distinction.

  1. Scrapped a curved soffit with can lights above separate sinks in favor of a 6-foot-long double vainness in opposition to a wall of shiplap and sconces.
  2. Eliminated the built-in tub and put in a easy, freestanding soaker, shifting plumbing traces to permit for a floor-mount tub filler centered beneath the window.
  3. Stored the bathroom closet, changing simply the ground tile and fixture, and including a recent coat of paint.
  4. Retiled the roughly 3-by-5-foot present double bathe, including niches on the other partitions; swapped in new fixtures and a frameless-glass door. Stored the garments closet alongside it in addition to the small linen closet that sits reverse it.

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