Get Inspiration From Hotel Bathrooms When Renovating

Get Inspiration From Hotel Bathrooms When Renovating
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    Fancy hotels seem to have the grandest bathrooms.

    Not just the public bathrooms off of the lobby, but in-suite bathrooms.

    Hotel executives know that you'll be a repeat customer if every part of your hotel room reflects an upscale look, including in the room where you take care of your personal needs.


Space is an important consideration for homeowners that may want to replicate hotel luxury in their own bathrooms, but the following ideas can give you inspiration when redesigning your own lavatory.

Room with a view

— How do you bring a Pacific Ocean view to your own bathroom? That’s something guests at the Cliff House in the Post Ranch Inn have dreamed about for their own water closets. You may not have the view, but if you have a long, plain wall you can put up a mural with your own favorite scene. Custom sized to fit your wall these murals employ SmartStick technology to allow you to quickly peel and stick up your favorite scene.

Space with little room

— Boutique hotels in larger cities may have premium amenities, but offer what you want in a smaller footprint. That’s because square footage comes with a premium, thus rooms may be smaller, but more carefully laid out. The Andaz Wall Street hotel, the only hotel located on New York’s famous business address, features 253 rooms with the smallest measuring 345 square feet notes Uptake. To make the most of a small area, this room features a rotating valet that can face either the bedroom or the bathroom. It is a design created by David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group, an idea you might use for your own bathroom.

It is all about the flooring

— If you’ve been to Dallas then you may have stayed at the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa on Maple Avenue. This elegant hotel is prized for its original Art Deco architecture, offering exquisitely-appointed guest rooms and suites, 170 in all. The bathrooms have many high-end touches, but the flooring will take your breath away as it is comprised of black and white Calacatta marble flooring. Each 12×12 marble tile bought at a home improvement merchandiser will cost you about $15. For a 10×8 bathroom you’ll pay $1,200 alone for the flooring.

Change the lighting

— If your bathroom has high ceilings, a lovely attribute in grand homes as well as some city apartments, then you have flexibility with light fixtures, zoning codes permitting. Yes, pendant lights can add a surprising and stylish touch, bringing in elegance and a conversation piece not usually found in bathrooms. Don’t hold back here either — choose a lavish shade that brings out sheer elegance in the room.

Make that two, please

— You’ve seen hotel bathroom with twin basins and cabinets, so why not do the same for your bathroom? This option can be particularly attractive for bathrooms with limited space for an expanded vanity, but enough room for two basins side by side. If there is room underneath the sinks, you can hang towel holders. Mirrored cabinets set within the wall can be outfitted with frosted edging to give an elegant appearance.

Short of copying what you see at a Ritz-Carlton, Hilton or Hyatt property, you can take the ideas you see in upscale bathrooms and apply these to your own home. Mirrors, lighting, wall colors and your choice of faucets and fixtures can personalize your bathroom and do so without breaking your budget.

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Matthew C. Keegan

Matt Keegan is a freelance writer and editor as well as publisher of "Auto Trends Magazine", an online publication. Matt covers campus, consumer, business and financial topics on various websites and weblogs, and has been published in the "Houston Chronicle", "Sam's Club Magazine" and "Wisconsin Golfer".