“People ask for bathroom islands because they create a dramatic focal point effect,” says Leah Tuttleman, a certified designer of Re-Bath. “Most homeowners are looking for added surface and more storage space, and a bathroom island accomplishes just that.”
“I’m seeing the bathroom island concept less as a trend, and more as a common-sense approach to a spacious bathroom design,” Tuttleman says. “We may be seeing a lot more requests if bathroom space continues to grow larger in homes with generous square footage, as more people pursue bathroom upgrades.”
“I certainly recommend closet islands,” says Ana Cummings of ANA Interiors. “But bathroom islands? I guess if you have a Mac Daddy of a master suite or perhaps a combination open closet/bathroom, but I am certainly not a fan! Do we really have that many products to house in a bathroom?”
She says she’s seeing people build bathroom islands using lighter colors such as cream, parchment, eggshell, and soft gray, along with engineered quartz and granite. People are also incorporating a lot of glass, porcelain, and large-scale tile.
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- Plan for plenty of space around the island, to allow for someone to move freely around another person or past opened doors and drawers.
- Consider the shape. An oval bathroom island adds a softer feel and more room to maneuver than a square or rectangular island.
- Customize the height for the island’s purpose—higher if you just plan to brush your teeth standing, lower if you prefer to sit and put on makeup.
- Make sure to incorporate sufficient lighting for the island’s purpose.
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