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Bathroom Remodeling Designs

When choosing to change the look of your bathroom, it is sometimes helpful to pick one or two styles that appeal to you and then to personalize them to your specific space. Learning about some of the most common bathroom remodeling designs and the materials utilized in those particular styles is one way to help you on your way to designing your perfect bathroom.

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Old World and Traditional Bathroom Remodeling Designs

Old World and Traditional remodeling designs have some similarities, but they also have some major differences. Some of the similarities of the two include the use of natural materials such as wood, copper, stone or slate. Also common with both design styles is the use of older style fixtures such as pedestal sinks, claw foot tubs and wall sconces. The biggest difference between the two is that Old World design is usually a bit more ornate with carved woodwork and more elegant lines. The Traditional style usually has simpler lines and is a bit plainer than Old World. These styles both work well in older homes, but can also be incorporated into newer homes as well with the inclusion of more modern materials, such as stainless steel. Just be careful not to mix and match too many different styles, or you may get something less than what you really wanted.

Modern and Contemporary Bathroom Remodeling Designs

Like the Old World and Traditional remodeling designs, Modern and Contemporary styles are similar to each other as well. Both styles tend to use man-made materials, such as stainless steel and aluminum in their design. Bathrooms done in a contemporary style often combine modern and traditional elements, such as stainless steel fixtures on sinks and tubs, or track lighting (updated, not the kind from the '70's). "Modern" bathrooms have many stainless steel accessories, often black or dark colored fixtures and simple, straight lines. Of course, both of these looks may be softened by adding traditional elements.