A lovely country bathroom design would have to have a central focal point of interest, an expensive footed bath tub. There are many styles that are associated with country bathrooms, but the old fashioned footed tub has to be an association easily made in the minds of many who have actually used such a bathroom. These big tubs are found in many styles including the high sides that support the bathers head even while bathing in a back upright position instead of stretched out in the tub. The key point to a country bathroom is comfort. To design one that doesn’t look like it could belong in a city apartment or a ranch house is really technical in scope.
The footed tub is one possibility as is the pedestal sink. The sink should be quite large and impressive. The toilet should also be picked from one of the higher seated styles. Cupboards in county bathrooms should be tiered shelves with all the necessities for a bath or toilet use clearly visible. Most bathroom designs do not have closed cupboards as towels are stored in the spacious hallway closets or elsewhere. Sparkling white fixtures and country style wall paper are the usual designs found in these bathrooms.
Wall paper seems to be a necessity in completing the country look. The paper should match the flooring which can be anything from ceramic to an expensive acrylic. Floor rugs should be non slip and the space should be left as easily open to cleaning as possible. A good plumber who can install the necessary plumbing and leave an easily accessible space to repair bath and shower plumbing is really a part of the foundation of country design.
Lighting fixtures in a country bathroom can be as ornamental as Tiffany glass scones covering the light bulb fixtures or as simple as frosted glass balls. The selection of just the right fixture can complete the design for the bathroom in a complementary fashion or it can mar it. Every facet of the bathroom needs to blend to give a total look of wide open spaces, fields and gardens. Wallpaper with roosters prancing can meet soft white towels with ducks in a row motif and the bathtub rug can be a while lamb’s wool shag with rubberized backing.
For those who prefer more of the gentleman country bathroom design the wallpaper, towels and rugs can be more polished and less egalitarian, which gives a different feel to the room which is a little more sophisticated in nature. In the end it all really depends on what you are trying to achieve with your design.
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