The bathroom has a weird and interesting history, whether we call it the powder room, loo, bathroom, or W.C. We really have to thank the Victorian’s for the way we think and decorate traditional bathrooms. They were the first to start to dedicate a room to bathing in their homes and truly started everyone on the traditional bathroom remodel design road for fixtures, gadgets, colors, and setting up the functions of the bathroom. The reason we say the bathroom is because the finicky Victorian’s had a separate room for the toilet from the bathing room where they would do their ablutions.
What about all those names for these traditional bathrooms?
A full bath has a sink, toilet, and bathtub/shower combination.
Half bath also known as the powder room has just a sink and toilet.
A 3/4th bath has a sink, toilet, and shower stall.
Check out our tips and ideas on a traditional bathroom renovation.
Let’s talk surfaces. Picking materials that you find interesting is so important to your remodel. Leave yourself a good amount of time in choosing the right items for your space. In traditional bathrooms, you will usually go for natural or a natural look alternative material like; stone or granite for countertop surfaces. Subway tiles are very popular for floors and walls, but hexagonal or penny tiles are showing up again as well.
Furniture often featured in traditional bathrooms. Sink cabinet bases, benches, and chairs are just a few items, you will find in bathrooms. Look for maple, oak, and cherry wood types. Other materials like porcelain, stone, bronze, silver, and gold also feature in traditional bathrooms for fixtures. The best investment for these kinds of bathrooms is the porcelain claw-foot tub. Other materials like porcelain, stone, oil-rubbed bronze, silver, and gold also feature in traditional bathrooms for fixtures. The best investment for these types of bathrooms is the porcelain claw-foot tub.
Linen choices like towels, bath mats, shower curtains, and window designs are usually in clean whites, browns, reds, blues, and greens. Baskets make a lovely home for towels and personal items.
Here are a few ideas for picking that color theme for your traditional bathroom makeover design:
Black and White; white walls with small accents of black.
Soft and elegant; soft grays and greens with white accents to divide these colors.
Glossy layers; marble and slick white tiles give a spa finish.
French-inspired; creams with iron and distressed wood touches.
Seaside retreat- mimic the ocean or beach sand colors give a calm clean look.
Relaxed Industrial; reclaimed fixtures, Victorian touches mixed with clean lines.
Courtyard Appeal; a private garden of peace with plant life filling your space.
Bathtub beauty; focus on the bath and make it the focal point of the room, do not forget spa touches.
Subtle blushes; pale pink walls or pink accents in a white world.
Dark chocolate decadence; rich browns and whites make a room fit for both sexes.
Classic woods; ceiling beams exposed and natural woods in a clean white bath.
We hope that these ideas help you in your remodel and redesign of your perfect traditional bathroom. Do not forget to maybe give a nod to those trend-setting Victorians for passing down the concepts of the perfect traditional bathroom remodel style and essentials.