We analyzed 236,266 bathroom designs, which including assessing the cost to design and create those bathrooms and we concluded that approximately 13% of bathrooms are reported to fall into the luxury bathroom category.
Please keep in mind that the “luxury bathrooms” categorization was based on self-reporting so it’s probably skewed a little high. I doubt 13% of bathrooms are truly luxury; however, it gives you an idea that such expensive bathrooms are not common.
This gallery takes luxury to a whole new level. These are huge, very expensive master bathrooms in a wide variety of styles, colors and materials. Two things they all have in common is they cost a lot of money and they’re large. In fact, some are bigger than small apartments.
Features found in luxury bathrooms
- 2+ sinks
- Custom cabinetry
- Walk-in showers
- Large, luxurious tubs
- Top-of-the line materials
- Amazing attention to design detail
- Plenty of space (sometimes ridiculously big)
- Ambient lighting
- Step-up tubs in alcoves
- Dressing area
- Plenty of windows
- The latest in fixtures such as basins and faucets
- Steam shower
- Domed ceilings
Our amazing gallery of luxury bathrooms
Incorporate dressing area and closet
I think there’s too much unused space here, but what I really like about this bathroom is the dressing room feature with clothing storage open-cabinetry. It’s a nice touch because it offers a great place to place clothes. Source: Zillow Digs™
A Master Bathroom Wing
It doesn’t get more luxurious looking than this massive bathroom. It’s like the bathroom is its own separate wing. I also love all the windows although I find the door a bit of an add feature… but perhaps it makes for easy access from the pool. Source: Zillow Digs™
Exciting, but unified tile work with massive custom walk-in shower and separate built-in custom tub
This master bathroom must be approaching 1,000 square feet. I love the exciting tile work in the large, custom walk-in shower that matches the interior and exterior tile work on the custom built-in tub. This is truly a spa-like bathroom. Source: Zillow Digs™
You don’t have to be a multi-millionaire to place skylights in your master bathroom. This example is really cool because the skylights run the length of the bathroom and they’re built into the apex of the cathedral ceiling. Source: Zillow Digs™
2-In-1 with Incredible Ceiling
Gleaming White with Lots of Glass
If you like white luxury bathrooms, this one is for you. However, it’s not modern white, it’s traditional which gives it a bit more personality than sleek modern bathrooms. The white is enhanced with plenty of glass including large mirrors and the all-glass walk-in shower. Source: Zillow Digs™
Mediterranean Masterpiece Fit for a Roman Emporer
You could envision Caesar Augustus using such a bathroom with the extensive Italian design throughout including color scheme and rich wood work. Notice the full-length wide mirror on the left – that’s a really nice bathroom feature. Source: Zillow Digs™
The Rambling McMansion Luxury Bath
Above is expensive but it lacks a cohesive design. It’s kind of cool with the bathtub alcove but there is just too much going on design-wise. Perhaps you like this kind of look and because it’s no doubt expensive, we included it (we don’t include only designs we like). Source: Zillow Digs™
Elegantly Contemporary with White and Dark Contrasting Design
Aside from the large open space in the middle, this is nearly a perfect design. I love the white and dark brown contrast. I love the flush-mounted walk-in shower. I love the flat-panel vanity cabinetry and of course the large dark brown freestanding tub. I would add a dark brown large tufted rectangle ottoman in the open space. Source: Zillow Digs™
Updated Old Results in Spectacular
What a lovely renovation this bathroom underwent. It’s clearly updated but preserves some of the old design elements including the long narrow shape, free standing tub and the ornamental cabinetry. However, this luxury master bathroom does not lack any contemporary comforts. Source: Zillow Digs™
Large custom half-moon walk-in shower
The star here is the large half-moon shape walk-in shower. It’s very cool and looks great. It definitely gives you an ideas as to what’s possible with custom shower design. Source: Zillow Digs™
Marvelous Marble with Chandeliers
Objectively speaking, this should be on gaudy looking bathroom, but it’s not. It has loads of marble and a couple of chandeliers, yet has a simple vibe. I love the marble walls which really takes this bathroom to the next level. Source: Zillow Digs™
Gray and white with bathtub alcove
Here’s a galley layout master bathroom with a freestanding tub in the center. I like the floor tile work as well and of course the two long vanities are outstanding. Source: Zillow Digs™
A Glassed-In Shower Room
Walk-in showers are getting ridiculously big. Here’s such an example that includes built-in shelving and a seat. Not only do walk-in showers look great, they’re very functional and a terrific design for anyone with mobility challenges. Source: Zillow Digs™
I love the almost black vanities. I’m nuts about the large tufted ottoman. I love the rich dark brown hardwood floors. However, I can’t for the life of me figure out the choice of pattern for the step-up tub. It ruins this otherwise stunning bathroom. Source: Zillow Digs™
Welcome to the club
Above is definitely a masculine master bathroom design that appears like some 19th century private gentleman’s club. It’s loaded with custom wood panelling as well as large custom wooden vanities and wood panelling on the outside of the tub. I like it, but it’s definitely masculine in design. Source: Zillow Digs™
The Superstar Soaker
With floor pattern like that, it makes this bathroom look like a stage with the soaker tub the super star. I like this glamorous bathroom because of the glamorous, yet masculine touches it includes. It’s a great design idea and clearly top-shelf materials were used throughout. Source: Zillow Digs™
Dome ceiling, a little iron work, custom gray-brown cabinetry, center tub, white tufted ottoman and a vanity area all on medium-hardwood give this custom bathroom a subtle southwestern look… but not overly so. I really like this design and love the light the windows provide. Source: Zillow Digs™
Wood from floor to ceiling
Normally I don’t like wood from floor to ceiling like this, but for some reason it works spectacularly in this bathroom. It’s a simple design with straight lines and different levels. It looks like a large bathroom inside a sauna… maybe it is one huge sauna? Source: Zillow Digs™
Arches, Arches & Arches
With an arched dome ceiling, archway doors and arch-style curve on the tub this is one arch-focused master bathroom that looks absolutely amazing. It has a Mediterranean style vibe with the aged wood cabinetry along with wood-framed mirrors and beige tile work. Source: Zillow Digs™
I love how the vanities flank the tub and walk-in shower. It’s a symmetry I like (I prefer symmetry over asymmetry in design). However, this bathroom is spectacular for reasons beyond the layout. The cream colored tile work contrasts beautifully with the rich, dark custom cabinets. Source: Zillow Digs™
All that space and then a tiny shower?
This is a gorgeous luxury bathroom in every respect, even the blue-gray cabinetry until you see the tiny walk-in shower. It doesb’t really fit in the space…. it’s simply too small. But I’m nitpicking obviously because otehrwise this is one gorgeous master bathroom. Source: Zillow Digs™
Lots going on… too much?
With four different tile work patterns and colors, this is one very busy bathroom design-wise. I’m not sure what to focus on…my eyes get pulled all over. However, this is one richly outfitted master bathroom that could be simplified, but has a luxuriousness nevertheless. Source: Zillow Digs™
The Luxury Mall Bathroom
I jest when saying “mall bathroom” but that’s kind of the sense I get because it’s a long curve layout, much being in a mall turning a slight corner. I think there are some very interesting design ideas in this bathroom. The space is well used, but I think it’s a little disjointed, each feature separate from other features. I suppose that gives it the mall look – a series of “separate stores” so-to-speak. Source: Zillow Digs™
Modern masculine with a touch of space-age
I really love the walk-in shower and how it’s seamlessly attached to the built-in tub with the same pattern. Moreover, it’s even cooler with the curvature running entire length of the bathroom. Note as well there’s a small fireplace perched at the end of the tub. Source: Zillow Digs™
I’m all about placing comfortable chairs throughout a home, but this has an odd look to it. It looks like people are going to hang out, one in the tub and the other relaxing in the chair. I guess it’s not super odd, but definitely not a bathroom feature you see often.Source: Zillow Digs™
Forgive the overdone photoshopping of this bathroom (it’s too keenly white), and you’ll see a spectacular beach master bathroom all in white with a lot of windows and an incredible cathedral wood-beamed ceiling (also painted in white). Source: Zillow Digs™
The Bathroom Tower
Looking at this bathroom and it’s round shape, I get a sense of it being at the top of a tower which is fabulous. I like the patterned floor aginst the stark white ottoman and free standing tub. The cool blue glass of the walk-in shower provides just enough color. Source: Zillow Digs™
The ship’s luxury bathroom
I feel like I’m on the bridge of an old yacht in this bathroom with the wide wood-framed windows. All that wood contrasts starkly with the crisp white bathroom. I think the bathroom needs a bit more wood to tie in with the wood-framed windows. Source: Zillow Digs™
The palatial master bathroom
This could be straight out of a gilded robber baron mansion with beautiful tile and stone work throughout and then the gold steps leading to the step-up bathtub. As ostentatious as this design is, I like it. It’s very well done; there aren’t too many patterns and the windows break up the patterns that otherwise would be too busy. Source: Zillow Digs™
Classic McMansion (but I like it anyway)
This house just screams McMansion, but I love this bathroom anyway. I love all the windows, the wood floor, the simple free standing tub, the walk-in shower and the addition of a chaise lounge. It’s very well done; a bathroom design I’d take any day of the week. No expense spared (McMansions aren’t necessarily cheap). Source: Zillow Digs™
The Rich Safari-Style Bathroom
Boom! I love this bathroom design. Check out the stone floor which matches the custom stone work. The chocolate cabinetry adds a nice contrast to the earth tones and the copper tub and leather ottoman tie it all together. The chandelier adds a touch of elegance. Source: Zillow Digs™
Marble is arguably the most perfect looking stone?
It’s too bad that marble is not as durable or scratch resistant as porcelain tile because when it comes to looks, nothing beats marble. I love it. I love the softness of it too (soft relative to tile). I love the contrast between white and dark veins. I think it’s the perfect master bathroom stone and for that reason I have a soft spot for all bathrooms that feature marble. Source: Zillow Digs™
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38 Upscale Bathrooms by World Renowned Designes
The bathroom above was designed by SAOTA, a phenomenal design team located in Cape Town, South Africa. The team creates stunning pieces of architecture, and the bathroom above is no exception. The home is located on a cliff overlooking the sea, as we can see in the photo above. The design of their bathroom has a lot of dark natural wood work, and a large relaxing bathtub. You can see more of this astonishing home here.
If you love the bathroom design by SAOTA, you’ll be blown away by the rest of our gallery photos by renowned designers.
From contemporary, to modern, and all the way to country and rustic, we have brought them all together in one gallery. The color schemes, furnishing, and lighting all varies from space to space. Some of the rooms have a bold contrast in colors, while other rooms have subtle, neutral, and calming hues.
This luxurious bathroom has sleek dark tile walls and beautiful dark hardwood flooring. Hints of white in the bathtub and the countertop create a breathtaking contrast against the dark walls.
This classy bathroom features intricate designs on the bathtub and a large octogonal textured ceiling. A breath-taking chandelier with dainty crystal leaves lights this stunning space.
The same bathroom from a different angle exposes the quaint vanity and the rustic country textures on the wood. Elegant lights on the mirror create a classic atmosphere.
This bathroom uses a lot of dark natural wood in its dashing vanity. A stately finish of tile lines the shower for a rustic look.
This chic design features a contemporary black and white color scheme. The square shaped vessel sinks really add to the modern look of this bathroom.
This bathroom has a very minimalist look with a modern color pallet. A large window offers a lot of light to illuminate the glossy white features in this space.
This bathroom has a interesting design with a gorgeous and sleek vanity with lots of storage space.. A unique revolving glass door spins around into the shower.
This striking bathroom is full of soft light. The marble floor moves all the way to a small resting nook at the end of the bathroom.
Another view of the bathroom focuses on the marble countertop of the vanity. The vessel sinks are also made of marble and the faucets come from either side of the sinks.
This cozy bathroom provides lots of natural light and soft colors. The soft illuminating glow on the neutral colors creates a tranquil atmosphere to this beautiful room.
This very unique bathroom has a bathtub built directly into the floor and a square toilet. The vanity and vessel sink are square and floating up from the ground.
This dainty little bathroom has a contrast of black and natural hardwood in the vanity. A large glass enclosed shower stall has some black tiling for a sharp addition of color.
This charming bathroom has lots of windows for a fantastic and relaxing view. A fireplace built into the wall adds the perfect touch to make this room as peaceful as possible.
A floating vanity with glossy white vessel sinks are used in this dazzling bathroom. A unique bathtub shape has a bend and bump to give maximum relaxation when soaking.
This minimalistic bathroom has a very calm and neutral color scheme. A large mirror move all the way across one wall and hovers over a floating vanity.
This whimsical bathroom favors the purple color pallet. This space also includes a cylinder shaped vessel sink and a large window for natural lighting.
This unique bathroom features a light golden color scheme throughout the room. A soft amber glow comes from lighting under the floating vanity.
This artsy bathroom has fun tiling in the shower bathtub combo. The neutral color scheme throughout the space makes the red in the tile pop.
This elegant bathroom has a dark color scheme and a large glass enclosed shower. The vessel sink in this space is very unique and mimics a bucket.
This vanity is has lots of dark natural wood and storage space. A space between the two sinks gives the residents a place designated for beauty and pampering.
The same room has a very large bathtub with a shelving unit beside it for storage. A small crystal light fixture and candles give this room a very peaceful atmosphere.
The same bathroom has an glass enclosed shower with an uncommon shape to it. The corner shower is encased with a dark wooden perimeter.
The bathroom from another angle reveals the tall dark wooden shelving unit. The dark wood contrasts beautifully with the gleaming white tiled floor.
This space using a lot of light toned natural wood. The bathroom is connected directly to the bedroom and has a large skylight for plenty of natural light.
This cottage bathroom uses a lot of white colors for a bold contrast with the floor. A shelving unit is carved out of the wall for optimal storage.
This bathroom has a huge shower head in the glass enclosed shower. A black backsplash gives a fierce color scheme to this exquisite space.
The same bathroom from another angle exposes the modern shape of the bathroom and the frosted glass window beside it. Lights on both the top and the bottom of the glass give it a dazzling glimmer.
This entire bathroom has large format tile all around. The shower does not have a door, and gives a very open and spacious feeling to this room.
This bright room is filled with lots of natural light. The bathtub sits right beside a breezy window for a gorgeous and tranquil relaxation space.
This dynamic room is full of breath-taking granite countertops and dark wood work. The glass encased shower includes a place for seating, as does a space in the vanity.
This incredible room has a lot of unique colors and patterns. Three rows of hanging wall art are a bold and beautiful addition to this room.
A half wall separates this large shower from the rest of the bathroom. The entire room is made of a light tan colored marble for a charming design.
This bathroom is full of polished tile that contrasts elegantly with one another. The light wooden flooring also adds to this fierce color scheme of dark and light hues.
A delicate chandelier hangs from this ceiling for a truly classy look. The taupe color scheme is highlighted by the natural light filtering through a large colonial window.
This unique bathroom has an aqua colored tile along the walls. The aqua against the light hardwood flooring the glistening white bathtub adds a striking atmosphere in this space.
This quaint bathroom has small wooden stools in the shower for extra storage space. The vessel sink is a unique square shape for geometrical touch to this room.
This lovely space has a shower encased by tile and a glass door. The vanity is delicately tiled with a small square window letting in just enough light for a soft white glow.
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