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Archive for January, 2009

Modern Furniture

Although this website is, obviously, focused on steam showers and bathroom design, from time to time we take the opportunity to talk about another subject. At a party I attended recently, I fell in love with a ball chair. I was told by the owner that it was purchased at Very Modern Furniture  (www.modernfurniture.org). There isn’t much more to say – check out the chair and I guarantee you’ll love it!

Ugly Bathroom Design

Tile Bathtub and Steam Room

Tile Bathtub and Steam Room

The most interesting thing about this bathroom is that the owner clearly spared no expense. Even in expensive homes, a bathtub this large built entirely from tile is rare. On top of that, there is a separate completely enclosed glass steam room / shower. Despite that, the bathroom design is simply not attractive. The primary culprit is too much noise. The exact same tile pattern over and over again, along with a crudely shaped steam room, create an unattractive bathroom.

Walk-in Shower and Tub

Walk-in Shower and Tub

Walk-in Shower and Tub

This picture doesn’t show a clear picture of the walk-in shower, but it is a good example of just how open a shower and bathroom can be if you have enough space to work with. The showerhead is set back far enough from the regular floor of the bathtub that no glass door is needed. The shower is completely in the open.

Home Steam Shower

Home Steam Shower

Glass Steam Shower

A luxury bathroom design featuring a home steam shower and bathtub dropped into a classy tile skirt.  The white base of the shower keeps the room from looking too modern, while still taking advantage of the glass so the shower doesn’t feel claustrophobic or cramped.  One interesting thing to notice about this bathroom design is the simple color scheme.  There are only three colors in the entire bathroom: the stained wood of the cabinet, white and and the noche dark of the tile.

Tile Steam Room

Tile Steam Room

Tile Steam Room

Another example of a custom steam room built using various sizes and shapes of tile. The double paned glass lets in natural light while holding the heat and steam. Consider windows in your bathroom or in the actual steam room if you want to avoid the feeling of a cave.

Black Bathroom Design

Black Bathroom Design

Black Bathroom Design

This bathroom features all black tile flooring, black granite countertops, a marble bathtub skirt, and a custom steam room.

Tile Bathroom Shower Design

Tile Bathroom Shower

Tile Bathroom Shower Design

A great example of using a variety of travertine tile shapes and sizes to create a steam room.  This shower begins with 1×1 tiles on the floor, moves up to 4 x 4 square tiles below the bench, a layer of 1 x 4 tiles, a bench made of diagonally set 3×3 tiles, back to 4 x 4s, then 4 x 4s set diagonally, and finally brick shaped tile.  The variety of tile sizes doesn’t cost any more, and it provides a stylish and classic feel.