New Bathroom Has Japanese Tradition - Japanese Style Bathroom Remodel
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This tranquil master bathroom awakens the spirit, soothes the senses and brings the ancient ritual of Japanese soaking to the modern environment of a young professional couple remodeling their whole home.
This tranquil master bathroom remodel was for a young professional couple who were remodeling their whole home in Scripps Ranch. The homeowners wanted to make a strong personal design statement throughout their home, with an emphasis on modern lines, unusual materials and expressive color. Working within the existing space of the original master bathroom, we significantly reconfigured the space.
The toilet/water closet room and shower space were merged, and windows were removed and repositioned. The resulting floor plan seems far more spacious and serene. The central focal point of the new bathroom is a Japanese soaking tub, a custom from the homeowner's Japanese heritage. Japanese bathing differs from the American version in that the tub is used more as a place of contemplation and reflection after getting fully clean in the separate shower.
A linen imprint on the sand-colored porcelain tile flooring adds visual interest with texture. We used warm caramel tones in the cabinetry to balance with the cool sea-blue-green glass tile walls. The horizontal bamboo cabinetry adds organized storage to the room. A tall vertical cabinet contains a hamper on the bottom and space for linen storage above.
The vanity mirrors hide the recessed medicine cabinet and include the unusual feature of lifting vertically instead of hinging like a conventional medicine cabinet; this offers better access that is unobstructed by the door. The cabinet provides a sleek, streamlined design with integrated outlets, lighting and customizable shelves. In the makeup area, a Hastings mirror with a magnifying circle pulls out from the wall and rotates 360 degrees. Sconces were placed on the sides of the medicine cabinets to provide exterior lighting, but they also make a distinctive design accent with their bubbly glass shades.
The architectural lines throughout the room are clean and simple, while materials are rich with texture. The new master bathroom is a peaceful retreat for a young couple looking to combine ancient tradition and modern style with an imaginative interpretation.