We’ve written a number of blogs about, or mentioning, Transitional Kitchens. Such as, What is a Transitional Kitchen, Form Follows Function, What’s Your Kitchen Style? What we haven’t done (yet) is to consider discussing Transitional Bathrooms. We think that makes sense, especially within the context of a whole-home design that includes a Transitional Kitchen.
An excellent example of this is the bathroom shown below. This contains traditional textures (exposed brick) and finishes (Loxley Flat Panel Oak Cobblestone) which create the base for modern fixtures, such as the soaking tub, sinks, open shelving, and the aluminum windows and skylight. The tropical plants, which will do well in this more humid environment, transition nicely to the outdoor greenery.
One of the interesting things about a Transitional Bathroom is that it causes us to pause and take-in all of the design elements. We think that the human mind likes a sense of order and sameness and the juxtaposition of different styles is like a simple puzzle that our mind quickly solves. As the kitchen is a very public space and the center of one’s home, the bathroom is a private place where we prepare for and end our day.
(We guess that the floor-to-ceiling windows open to a wooded space and not the next door neighbor’s home) 😉
Not only is this design beautiful and well put-together, the drawer’s custom storage inserts have specific tasks, as shown in this photo. Every bathroom essential has it’s place, which is really handy when things get hectic while getting ready for work or going out for the evening.
It’s been said (we just made this up), “The kitchen is where you prepare your food, the bathroom is where you prepare yourself.”
Should you be considering the construction of a new home or the remodel of an existing one, we would be happy to hear from you.