Readers' Choice: The Top 20 Bathrooms of 2011

When it comes to baths, Houzz users want spaces where they can relax. Whether it is a Zen, Asian-inspired bathroom, a cozy powder room, or a conventional and girly master bathroom, users saved to their ideabooks spaces which evoked serenity and calm. High-end stuff were a must, with marble and limestone popping up in almost every popular bathroom. And like most rooms this year, gray was a big favorite in baths. Designers played with colder and warmer colors to distinguish clients’ baths from the typical all-white spaces.

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Avalon Interiors

1. The small bits of marble tile on the shower wall include visual interest to this otherwise straightforward bathroom layout. Users loved the creamy beige paint on the walls, and the designer’s choice to keep the ceiling white.

John Lum Architecture, Inc.. AIA

2. The strip of foggy blue on top of this bathroom takes the conventional gray and white palette to a new level. The beadboard and trim adds much more detail into the space, and Houzz users adored using the fundamental pedestal sink.

AMI Designs

3. The clean lines and gray wood within this bathroom produce a minimalist look that could easily be at home in a lavish spa or resort. Readers loved the neutral and soft material choices, but they loved the wise storage options the simple vanity layout supplies.

Prestige Custom Building & Construction, Inc..

4. The linear tile within this bathroom points into the shower, naturally leading the eye into the bathroom’s main focus. Users adored the materials the designer chose for tile and the wood vanity.

Kayron Brewer, CKD, CBD / Studio K B

5. The storage options in this bathroom are a lot — all without taking up a lot of square footage. The his-and-her sinks and large vanity mean two individuals can easily store all their bathroom necessities within this space. Users adored the luxury the marble floor tile and Crema Marfil countertops add into the otherwise low-key design.

6. Houzz users adored the mosaic-style rock tiles on the shower wall in this bathroom. The large rainfall showerhead was another draw, especially when paired with the conventional dark fittings.

Claudia Leccacorvi

7. The rainfall showerhead within this space made this a fantasy shower for many Houzz users. The massive shower wall tiles are tasteful, but nevertheless warm up the little shower. Houzz users loved the double fixtures and the combination of large and small wall tiles.

Lori Shaffer

8. Applying one big mirror instead of two smaller ones gives this bathroom a punch of subtle style. Users bookmarked this photo for the contemporary vessel sinks and the black wood vanity.

RLH Studio

9. While most of Houzz subscribers’ preferred baths are rather contemporary in style, there are a couple beautiful traditional baths that burst out in 2011. Houzz users adored the arched doorways within this light and spacious bathroom. The basket-weave marble floor adds detail without overpowering the floral background, and the marble countertops and tub are timeless but lavish.

Gast Architects

10. It is the little details which make this beautiful bathroom stand out. There is a good deal of storage in this bathroom’s custom vanity. The their sinks are broken up by numerous shared storage spaces — a unique but functional touch.

Robin Rigby Fisher CMKBD/CAPS

11. It is hard to imagine a more relaxing environment than a Zen, Asian-inspired bathroom. Houzz users adored the contemporary feet with this free-standing Balinese-inspired bathroom. The wall socket set over the tub was just another point of interest.

Melissa Davis Design

12. The contrasting rock tiles within this space add style without adding unnecessary d├ęcor. Users wanted to know all about the magnificent dark wood vanity, and the method by which in which the designer fogged up the window in the shower to get privacy.

Claudia Leccacorvi

13. In the contemporary bronze fittings, to the vessel sinks, directly to the custom-built vanity, Houzzers could not get enough of this spa-style bathroom. The designer employed several different rock tiles within this space, contrasting bigger tiles on the wall with smaller tiles on the backsplash. Storage compartments in the vanity keep clutter in this bathroom to a minimum.

John Lum Architecture, Inc.. AIA

14. Big subway-style tiles were everywhere in showers this past year. This architect combined a sizable taupe tile with smaller rock tiles to divide the space a little. Houzzers adored the massive shower head and easy tub.

Sullivan Design Studio

15. A unique single long sink created this vanity worth bookmarking. The warm vanity matches the blank shelf beneath the mirror, and users the contemporary sconces give the space a cozy glow.

Claudia Leccacorvi

16. The combined bathtub and shower in this space was nestled into the rear of this smaller bathroom. A skylight allows natural light in — helping the space feel bigger — while a wood vanity warms up the stone floors and walls.

Amelie de Gaulle Interiors

17. If minimalism isn’t your thing, this stunning bathroom may be more your style. Houzzers loved just about everything in this unique space, for instance, metallic-like tile, the wonderful bath, and the quirky rock sink.

Helen scott

18. This bathroom is all about the glitz. People could not get enough of the copper hued tile as well as the custom made damask accents on the wall. The shower is level with the floor of the rest of the room, which opens up the space somewhat,. But the tall glass shower and whirlpool shower flooring keeps water out.

Smith & Vansant Architects PC

19. Houzzers adored the easy double-door storage in the top portion of this custom vanity. The beige walls and dark vanity work with all the white to make the room feel soft and soothing.

Normandy Remodeling

20. A vintage-inspired appearance made many want to save this lavish bathroom photograph in their ideabooks. The marble basket-weave tile on the floor creates a great bathmat effect. Houzz users wanted to know all about the beautiful sconces and matching chandelier.

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