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Here are some of my favorite Primary Bathrooms
Let’s kick off the list with this stunning marble bathroom. Did you know this is in an apartment once owned by Cher and Brittany Spears (not at the same time)? Yup, check out the entire apartment here. This bathroom was provided courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
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Black Primary Bathrooms
Modern primary bathroom featuring black walls and a black ceiling. It offers a stylish sink counter and open showers.
Primary Bathrooms with Pedestal Sinks
Primary bathroom with stylish tiles flooring, purple tiles walls, and a purple tiles bathtub platform. This bathroom also has a pedestal sink.
Red Primary Bathrooms
This primary bathroom features red tiles flooring and walls, along with a floating sink and a shower and tub combo on the side.
Brown Primary Bathrooms
Primary bathroom boasting brown tiles walls and hardwood flooring. It offers a floating vanity with two large vessel sinks along with a white freestanding tub.
Green Primary Bathrooms
Primary bathroom featuring green walls and has two sink counters and a corner drop-in tub by the windows.
Beige Primary Bathrooms
Primary bathroom with beige walls and gorgeous flooring. It has a sink counter with two sinks and a walk-in corner shower room. There’s a large freestanding tub as well.
Yellow Primary Bathrooms
Primary bathroom with yellow walls and a shed ceiling, along with tiles flooring. It offers a drop-in tub on the side along with a walk-in shower and two sink counters with marble countertops.
Primary Bathrooms with Corner Tubs
This primary bathroom offers a corner tub and two sink counters lighted by wall lights. The room also features beige tiles flooring and a ceiling with beams.
Mediterranean Primary Bathrooms
Mediterranean primary bathroom with gorgeous decorated brown walls along with two sink counters and a powder desk. There’s a drop-in tub as well that looks elegant.
Tropical-Style Primary Bathrooms
A tropical style primary bathroom with two sink counters with vessel sinks facing each other and lighted by wall sconces, along with a freestanding tub set in the middle. The room also offers a stunning ocean view.
Asian-Style Primary Bathrooms
Large Asian-style primary bathroom with a floating vanity sink counter and round drop-in bathtub, along with bench seating by the glass windows overlooking the stunning surroundings.
Beige Mediterranean Style Primary Bathrooms
This Mediterranean primary bathroom boasts beige tiles flooring and walls, along with a beautiful custom ceiling. The room offers a drop-in tub along with a large walk-in shower room.
Industrial-Style Primary Bathrooms
Spacious industrial style primary bathroom with an elegant freestanding tub and a very attractive walk-in shower. The room features multiple indoor plants as well.
Victorian Primary Bathrooms
Victorian-style primary bathroom with a lovely bathtub setup, along with a stunning walk-in shower room. The room adds two sink counters as well.
Beach-Style Primary Bathrooms
Beach style primary bathroom with gray walls and hardwood floors. It has a ceiling with a skylight, together with a shower and tub combo.
Farmhouse-Style Primary Bathrooms
This farmhouse style primary bathroom offers a freestanding tub and a walk-in shower room. The area features gray walls and glass windows.
Southwestern-Style Primary Bathrooms
Southwestern style primary bathroom boasting a walk-in shower room, a toilet room and a deep soaking tub on the side. The room also has a classy sink counter.
Eclectic Primary Bathrooms
A focused look at this eclectic style primary bathroom’s gorgeous drop-in deep soaking tub lighted by a stylish ceiling light.
Shabby-Chic Primary Bathrooms
Shabby-chic style primary bathroom with tiles flooring and a wooden vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. It offers a drop-in soaking tub and a powder desk.
Country-Style Primary Bathrooms
Country style primary bathroom with a sink counter with drawers, lighted by two wall sconces, along with a freestanding tub on the side. The room is lighted by a gorgeous chandelier.
Transitional Style Primary Bathrooms
Transitional style primary bathroom with a stylish walk-in shower and a freestanding tub, along with a sink counter with a black countertop.
Traditional-Style Primary Bathrooms
Traditional primary bathroom with beige tiles floors and a tall ceiling. The room offers large two sink counters together with a drop-in soaking tub.
Scandinavian primary bathroom with tiles floors and gorgeous decorated walls. It features a deep soaking tub on the side and a sink counter lighted by classy wall lights.
Primary Bathrooms with Chandelier Lighting
Spacious primary bathroom with hardwood floors and white walls. it has a powder desk, two sink counters and a freestanding soaking tub. The room is lighted by a fancy chandelier.
Cottage Style Primary Bathrooms
Cottage style primary bathroom with a wooden ceiling and tiles floors and walls. It offers a floating vessel sink and a deep soaking tub on the side.
Spanish-Style Primary Bathrooms
Spanish-style primary bathroom with tiles flooring and a tray ceiling. It has a deep soaking tub and a walk-in shower room. There’s a doorway leading to a private balcony as well.
Contemporary Primary Bathrooms
A contemporary primary bathroom with tiles floors and a tall wooden ceiling. There’s a glass top centerpiece table and a floating vanity sink counter. There’s a powder desk area and a freestanding tub set outside.
Mid-Century Modern Primary Bathrooms
Mid-century modern primary bathroom with stylish tiles flooring and a couple of attractive vessel sinks on floating vanity counters. There’s a walk-in corner shower room as well.
Rustic Primary Bathrooms
Primary bathroom with a rustic ceiling and tiles floors. It offers a sink counter with two vessel sinks, along with a large freestanding soaking tub and a walk-in shower area.
Primary Bathrooms with Tile Flooring
Primary bathroom featuring tiles flooring and a classy freestanding soaking tub, together with a sink counter with a marble countertop and a walk-in glass shower room.
Large Primary Bathrooms
A spacious primary bathroom with beautifully decorated flooring and a tall ceiling. It offers a sink counter, a powder desk, a drop-in deep soaking tub and a large walk-in shower room.
Primary Bathrooms with Floating Vanities
A primary suite featuring a walk-in closet and a primary bathroom with a floating vanity counter with a double sink.
Primary Bathrooms with a Fireplace
This primary bathroom boasts gorgeous marble tiles flooring. It has a single sink counter lighted by a pair of wall lights. There’s a large freestanding tub as well with a fireplace nearby.
Primary Bathrooms with Hardwood Flooring
A primary bathroom with hardwood flooring topped by an area rug. It has a powder desk area, a sink counter lighted by wall lights and a drop-in soaking tub with candle lights lighting.
Primary Bathrooms with Tall Ceilings
Primary bathroom featuring a tall ceiling and tiles flooring, together with glass windows overlooking the peaceful surroundings. It offers a walk-in shower room and a stylish sink counter with two sinks, lighted by pendant lights.
Primary Bathrooms with Corner Bathtubs
Modern primary bathroom with a wide floating vanity sink and a corner freestanding bathtub near the shower area.
Primary Bathrooms with Skylights
This primary bathroom boasts an elegant seat and gorgeous decorated tiles flooring. It has a ceiling with a skylight, together with a glamorous chandelier.
Primary Bathrooms with Open Showers
Primary bathroom featuring beige walls and beige tiles floors. It has a drop-in tub with a stylish platform on a Romantic-style, along with open shower space.
Primary Bathrooms with Two Sinks
Primary bathroom with hardwood flooring and a regular white ceiling. It offers two sinks and a powder desk, along with a freestanding tub on the side. The room is lighted by a fancy chandelier.
Primary Bathrooms with Corner Showers
Primary bathroom with beige tiles floors. It offers a drop-in soaking tub on a tiles platform, along with a corner walk-in shower and a sink counter lighted by wall lights.
Primary Bathrooms with Freestanding Tubs
Primary bathroom with elegant-looking tiles flooring and lighting. It boasts a large fireplace and a freestanding tub.
Sleek Modern Primary Bathrooms
A sleek modern primary bathroom with a stylish wall and a large sink counter with built-in shelving and drawers. It also features a couple of massive vessel sinks and a walk-in shower room.
Beautiful Blue Primary Bathrooms
A modish blue primary bathroom with blue tiles flooring and walls. The room offers a walk-in shower room, a drop-in deep soaking tub and a floating vanity with a large vessel sink.
Gorgeous Gray Primary Bathrooms
Primary bathroom with gray walls and stylish marble tiles flooring. It offers a walk-in shower room in the corner, along with a freestanding tub by the window.
Elegant White Primary Bathrooms
Elegant white primary bathroom featuring a soaking tub and shower combo and a sink counter featuring a double sink.
Terrific Small Primary Bathrooms
Small primary bathroom featuring a single sink counter lighted by wall lighting along with a walk-in shower room with stylish tiles walls.
Primary Bathrooms with Glass Walk-In Showers
A bright primary bathroom with white walls and a white shed ceiling. It boasts a floating vanity with two vessel sinks, a freestanding tub and a stylish walk-in shower.
Gorgeous Celebrity Primary Bathrooms
This bathroom is a celebrity-owned one, featuring hardwood floors and a white ceiling. It has a stylish walk-in shower and bathtub room featuring a large glass window. There’s also a floating vanity sink and a powder desk area.
Orange Primary Bathrooms
Orange primary bathroom with orange tiles flooring. It offers two sink counters and a drop-in corner bathtub. There’s also a walk-in shower room.
Pink Primary Bathrooms
A primary suite offering a primary bathroom surrounded by pink walls. It has a walk-in shower area, a freestanding tub, a floating vanity with a vessel sink and a powder desk and a ceiling with a lovely chandelier lighting.
Purple Primary Bathrooms
Modern primary bathroom with decorated purple walls. It has a stylish single sink counter with a vessel sink together with a shower and bathtub combo.
Craftsman-Style Primary Bathrooms
Medium-sized Primary Bathrooms
Medium-sized primary bathroom featuring gray walls and tiles floors. There’s a sink counter with two sinks, lighted by wall sconces, together with a freestanding deep soaking tub and a walk-in shower room.
When looking into renovating or designing a bathroom, there are many features to consider in addition to the price. Yes, price and your budget are important because the cost of a bathroom can get out-of-hand very, very quickly.
As with any renovation or interior design, you need to decide on your must-haves as well as your wants. Ensure your must-haves fit your budget before going on to your want features.
Primary Bathroom Features
Tub: Claw, free-standing, sunken, jacuzzi-style, regular, medical, etc. Or perhaps you prefer to only have a shower. You’ll see in our gallery that many bathrooms include both a tub and shower.
Shower: Separate from the tub (or not), all-glass (or not), premium fixtures such as rain and side nozzles, tile or a fully encased shower, etc.
Vanity: one, two or more sinks; vanity design, color, materials, faucet, basin style, etc.
Layout: Luxury bathrooms are getting larger and larger. Some are as big as traditional primary bedrooms. How much space do you wish to dedicate to your bathroom? You definitely want to check out our gallery of bathrooms to see how larger bathrooms appear and whether it’s something you want.
Toilet: Enclosed in an interior room (or not), location within the bathroom, color, etc. There are many toilet brands to choose from and while most use the same toilet parts, they each offer subtle differences and some offer some very cool toilet designs.
Spa features: Sauna, steam room/shower, hot tub.
Lighting: Lighting can make or break a bathroom so be sure to research lighting options for your bathroom.
Windows: While it’s great to have natural light, it’s not so great to have the inside of your bathroom on display for your neighborhood. If you have extensive windows, you may require window coverings. Skylights can be a good lighting feature for bathrooms for privacy reasons.
Mirrors: Full-length or above vanity only? If you have the wall space, a full-length mirror can be very helpful unless you have a separate walk-in closet/dressing room.
Primary Bathroom Types and Options
Designing a primary bathroom is a home improvement project that can get expensive very fast. It is imperative that you plan every aspect and cover every option before you start any work.
If you are doing the remodel yourself you may save some money. However, you may think about hiring a contractor to do some of the more crucial elements for you. Aside from the fixtures and accessories, you should also consider things in your budget like permits, demolition and line item each option so you can adjust accordingly to stay within your budget.
1. Initial Planning
When you first decide to design a primary bathroom remodel or installation, you have more to think about that with most other rooms in the home. Plumbing is the main aspect of a bathroom that sets it apart from the other rooms.
It may be in your best interest to contact a plumber or contractor to help you outline the requirements and permits needed to start building your dream primary bath.
Once you have sorted the plumbing details, you should decide what type of bathroom you are going to have. Color and style will also help you determine what types of fixtures and lighting to purchase.
Building permits, depending on where you live, will cost you anywhere between $400 and $2000. If you hire a contractor, you should request bids from at least three different sources and ensure that the required permits are included in their bids.
A new remodel can cost upwards of $25,000 when the work is contracted, and that doesn’t include the finishing touches such as tub style, separate shower or multiple sinks.
To help reduce costs, you should see if you can reuse your current items. It is far cheaper to resurface a tub, sink or counters instead of purchasing new ones. You can also find great deals in second-hand shops and antique stores, depending on your style choices.
The types of primary bathrooms are categorized mainly by their size: small, medium and large. Based on the square footage of the space you will be able to do more or less and can adjust your budget accordingly.
Even if your primary bathroom is small, it doesn’t mean it can’t exceed your expectations. Once you find your inspiration, you can transform your primary bath into something you can truly be proud of.
A. Small Primary Bathrooms
Small primary bathrooms are quite common in single-family homes. You will also find them in homes that have a primary bathroom off of the primary bedroom and a second primary bathroom the other bedrooms share.
When remodeling for small bathrooms, you will need to make sure that the fixtures you buy will fit where you want them. You should always measure everything before you bring it home, and if possible create a to-scale model or use DIY Programs to help you make sure everything fits.
Storage can become a major issue in smaller bathrooms. In this case, you may find the use of a hall closet for the bathroom storage, or perhaps you can create built-in shelving in a space that is otherwise unused.
B. Medium Primary Bathrooms
Medium-sized primary bathrooms will be the more common size. These can range just on the larger side of a small all the way to a large size. The square footage of a medium-sized bathroom will accommodate most everything you will need.
Since you have more space to work with you can see if your budget will allow for an elongated tub or more counter space for a double sink. You can also use the additional space for more storage and cupboards to keep everything in the bathroom.
The extra space will allow for such things as a vanity desk or a jetted tub. You can even split the tub and shower and have one of each.
C. Large Primary Bathrooms
When you have a lot of space to devote to the primary bathroom, you can use the space for just about anything.
One popular feature is to have a large walk-in closet added inside the bathroom. This will store everything you need for use in the bathroom. You can also spread out your fixtures and use large windows to let in the light.
Having twin sinks is nice, but with a large bathroom, you can spread them out and place one next to a vanity mirror for getting ready in the mornings.
Primary bathrooms are never short on features. We may not think about them every day, but during your redesign, you will find that there is a lot more to consider than you first realized.
This is why it is important to plan everything out and stick to your budget. You can quickly and easily get in over your head and overspend.
No bathroom would be a bathroom without basic accessories. Sink, toilet, tub, and shower are all essential in a primary bathroom. Your options for which ones though, are near limitless.
When you are planning on your new tub (or resurfacing your existing one), you have several options to choose from. Stand-alone, clawfoot, built-in; each option has pros and cons. You just need to decide what is best for you.
The sinks come in as many varieties as you can imagine and you should find one that suits your tastes as well as your decoration style. Toilets, on the other hand, are more limited in their options, but if you have room in your budget, there are some very nice ones on the market.
B. New Tub or Resurfaced Tub?
The bathtub will most likely be the single largest purchase for the room. You can save a lot of money by having your old one resurfaced. A resurfacing is the removal of the old paint and finish and a re-coating with all new paint. The tub will look brand new and when treated properly will last for many years.
However, if there is heavy damage to the existing tub, rust or it is just too small, a new tub can be found that will fit your budget. If you are after a clawfoot style tub, you can find many in antique shops and second-hand stores pretty readily.
Deciding on the floor is a critical decision. Tile, vinyl, laminate, hardwood. Your choices will determine the overall look of the room and should be installed professionally.
Flooring can get expensive, so don’t be afraid to seek the best and most cost-effective option. Your overall square footage will determine the final cost of the material you choose. You just need to ensure it matches your style to achieve the look you are after.
The type of lighting you choose for your primary bathroom will make or break your theme or style. You can have any overhead lighting you desire.
In larger bathrooms or those with high or vaulted ceilings, you can get chandeliers or drop downlights to accentuate the specific style you are going for.
You want to ensure that the lighting is enough to illuminate the entire room without the aid of natural light, as it won’t always be there when you are using the room.
You should try and opt for windows when designing your primary bathroom. Windows will help circulate fresh air in and remove humidity and moisture which can cause flooring damage or mold and mildew on the walls or tile grout.
Window dressings should also be addressed. Coverings should match your style and be int eh appropriate colors for your design theme. We do recommend frosted glass as a minimum though, especially if your windows will face a direction that will have people passing by.
Storage in bathrooms is often overlooked in place of the fixtures and flooring. However, unless you plan to pile your towels and cleaning supplies on the floor, you should plan and budget for storage.
Storage can be a simple cabinet under the sinks or a generous walk-in closet that rivals most bedrooms. Overhead storage is common above bathtubs and over toilets as the headspace isn’t used there.
When choosing a color for your primary bathroom, you should use a color that makes the room eye-pleasing. Bold colors like reds and blues are common in the primary bathroom, but the most popular is still the brighter colors like whites and beige.
Depending on your style or theme, the color will need to correlate. Rustic themes do well with deep reds and wood tones. However, you should keep in mind your fixtures and their accents as well.
6. Styles and Themes
In primary bathrooms, you are free to choose a style or theme that is unlike the rest of the home. Likewise, you can also choose to continue a theme from the home through to the bathroom. The most common themes in a primary bathroom are:
Traditional primary bathroom styles use light colors and textures to display their ambiance. The shelves are usually open-faced to expose the towels and allow their texture to show through. Floor mats are generally soft and fluffy.
The accent pieces such as the wall sconces and lighting are usually in colors that match the rest of the room instead of chrome or silver.
When using a contemporary style in the primary bathroom, you will use a lot of whites and beiges. The counters and storage are generally wood tones or white, and you can add touches of color or added style with the knobs and handles on the cabinet doors.
In a contemporary style, the room is more open and spacious, and the softer colors on the walls and fixtures are accented with bold colors on the details. The overall feel is airy and spacious.
Modern styles tend to use featureless facings on the cabinet doors and planes. You won’t have to budget for doorknobs and handles as there generally aren’t any.
Natural materials are used in the design such as wood, leather, and linen. Your color options will also be more muted and unadorned. The feel of these style primary bathrooms is one of elegance and simplicity.
The Beach theme is popular in primary bathrooms because of the nature of the feel and atmosphere. The use of bright and vivid colors is encouraged. Mixing hues of blue with yellow and white in the wall paint as well as the decorations and accents.
With a beach theme in your bathroom, the details will win you over. Pull chains for lights can be accented with shells as handles. Decorations with fish, seashells, and sand are very common and pull the room together nicely.
7. Special Considerations
When everything is said and done on your design, you need to think about the care of the room after you have created it. Special considerations should be made for repairs, updates, and general maintenance.
Eventually, things will wear down, though hopefully not for a very long time. You should plan for your preparedness while designing the room though. For example, the new tub or shower will eventually need to have parts replaced. Walling off the water shut off valves is not a very smart idea.
You can instead, design an access panel to easily reach the shutoffs in the event you need to make changes. The same can be done for the sink water supply lines as well.
When deciding on your tiles and paint, you should keep in mind that the walls in your bathroom will be scrubbed more often than in the rest of the home. You should make sure that your choices are not only economical but durable as well.
The galleries here will give you a lot of inspiration and ideas, and you should find them very helpful in your planning stages. If you like to DIY your projects, we have tools to help you with that as well.