Shower Designs Part II

This week is all about showers and baths! There are so many choices for tile designs in showers – some simple and complicated. This is an example of a simple yet stunning installation.

 img-3954-thumbThings to note about this shower:

  • The shower has a very attractive overall design with a very simple installation.The tile is set straight with a simple decorative eye level band.
  • A more simple tile design can be effective if there are multiple plumbing fixtures that could interfere with a more complicated tile design.
  • The main tile or field tile used could be a very inexpensive tile leaving more room in the budget for the tile in the decorative band. The tile used in this decorative band is significantly more expensive than the field tile, but only a small amount is used.
  • The tiles used in this installation are of different thicknesses. This can require professional installation and can cost more than a simple straight laid installation.
  • Note the soap dish holder and how well it coordinates with the tile in the decorative band.
  • Also note that the soap dish coordinates with the shower fixtures, but the finishes do not match.
  • The shower door lets you enjoy the tile pattern rather than being hidden behind a shower curtain.

Shower Designs Part I

img-4000-thumb This week is all about beautiful showers and baths and the details that make them unique or give them their beauty.

Things to notice about this shower:

  • The large format tile is used to make the shower appear larger
  • The tile is turned on the diagonal to give an added design element and make the shower appear even larger
  • The seat is made from a solid surface slab. This is important because it does not have grout lines that will crack from water constantly hitting the surface.
  • The seat being a solid surface also helps with the design on the shower. It would be difficult to keep all of the grout lines together if the seat were to be laid with tile or a different size tile would have to be used creating unnecessary distractions from the overall design.
  • There is not only one decorative metal band, but there are two. This makes it appear as though there is one larger design element (decorative band)
  • The soap dish and corner shelf are not white. They are made of a resin material made to look like stone. This helps the accessories blend into the shower more rather than take away from the overall design and beauty of the shower.
  • This shower also shows off a tile gorgeous range of color. This is a good example of why you want to ask to see more than one sample of a tile like this so that you get an idea of how much range of color is in the tile before it is installed.
  • The hardware on the shower door handle blends nicely with the earth colors in the tile and the door being frameless removes any extra metal trim that would detract from the design of the shower.

This is a well done shower installation with a simple yet stunning tile design. This shower will give the owners of the home a bath with a beautiful design that is not so busy that they will grow tired of it quickly.