Traditional Bathroom Design

Often inspired by the age and style of the home, traditional baths feature detailed cabinet design to give a classic feel to today’s modern bathroom amenities.

A traditional bathroom design epitomizes the look of a particular era; while Victorian and colonial styles are particularly popular, a traditional bathroom doesn’t have to use elements of these eras. Unlike the sleek, minimalist designs of contemporary or modern bathroom designs, a traditional bathroom is likely to feature countertops made of natural or faux-natural materials, such as stone, slate, or granite. Tiles can vary from subway, hexagonal, or penny tile design styles; furniture also tends to be made of high-quality natural materials, such as maple, oak, and cherry woods in sank cabinet bases, benches, or chairs. For a less natural look, porcelain or stone also adds a historic touch to your traditional bathroom sink or other fixtures; when choosing a traditional bathroom sink, look for one with a basin, pedestal, and console.

Claw-footed tubs immediately come to mind when you think of traditional bathroom ideas, and they’re now available in a wide range of materials that deviate slightly from the traditional porcelain- such as wood-paneled or in a metal such as bronze or copper. Metals can be incorporated in other ways as well, such as in fixtures, like lamps, faucets, and furniture hardware. Popular metal choices include copper, iron, and oil-rubbed bronze, which all add a historical touch to your bathroom design. Finally, you can accessorize your traditional bathroom by adding decorative touches from the era you’re drawing your inspiration from; this will add a subtle but unique touch to your bathroom design.

Here are some recent examples of traditional bath designs from our portfolio of Chicago area client projects. Visit our Chicago-area Glen Ellyn design studio to see our bathroom solutions in person and talk to one of our award-winning designers.

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A Small Master Bath with a Big Vision

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Chicago Brownstone Master Bath Remodel

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Astor St. District Remarkable Master Bath Remodel

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