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Custom Bathroom Ideas

While designing our custom mountain home, our biggest fear has been that we might build something boring. I mean, we don't want to end up with a crazy, zero resale value house, but what's the point of going through the hair-graying experience of building if we're just going to end up with something everyone else has already done?

The design process has taken a looooong time for this house!

There are 3 bedrooms and each is connected to its own bathroom. We still have a few tweaks to make before finally breaking ground, but here are our bathroom floor plans so far:

Guest Bathroom/Mudroom Bathroom
 
I'd like to have a stunning mural behind the shower, framed with real curtains. The floor to ceiling window is going to be stained glass, which will reflect in the mirror across from it.

Guest Bathroom/Hallway Bathroom
Whether you have the door open or closed, it's impossible to see the toilet from outside the bathroom. There is going to be a river rock stripe leading from the hallway door up the shower wall. Another river rock stripe, in a contrasting color, will lead from the bedroom door up the sink wall. The two colors will be mixed and matched where they intersect.

Master Bathroom (AKA the best bathroom ever!)
It's his and hers bathrooms/closets connected by the shower. I hope we've made my closet big enough...

The builder tried to convince us to also include his and hers toilets, but Sexy Nerd is the one who always cleans the toilets in our house (sucker!) and that would be pretty hard to get away with if I had one of my own.

Settling on a floor plan was difficult, but the real challenge comes next - finding money to pay for all these crazy bathrooms choosing decor. Here are a few photos from my Hallway Bathroom ideas folder.

Seamlessly blending all 8 of these into one cohesive design should be easy peasy, right?

Luckily, I've found a tremendous website for unique bathroom fixtures, Decor Planet, along with reviews from people who have installed them in their own homes. Just look at some of the eye-catching bathroom vanities they sell:

The TOTO Waza Miyabi Plum Tree bathroom vanity. There's no way I could get away with this if Sexy Nerd and I were sharing the master bathroom! I'm picturing a dainty mirror hung behind it on a silky pink ribbon.

 I love the mix of modern and rustic in this Fresca bathroom vanity. It's just right for my river rock hallway bathroom. We're curving the wall where it meets the floor, rather than just doing a clean edge like in this photo, and I think a short bathroom vanity will really show it off.

This Unico Fresca Bathroom Vanity isn't quite to my taste, but I love the countertop. It's all a continuous piece of glass, including the double sinks! How amazing is that?

https://www.decorplanet.com/products/fairmont-designs-rustic-chic-36-farmhouse-modern-bathroom-vanity/142-fv36.html?KeyWord=rustic%20vanity
 Sexy Nerd and I have waffled back and forth on including a farmhouse sink in our kitchen (the current decision is that we're not going to have one...although maybe we should...). I never even considered having one in a bathroom! Did you know that was even an option?

Four bathroom vanities. Three bathrooms. I can't wait for our mountain home to finally exist!

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