We have a 7 bedroom contemporary house that is short of full bathrooms today. As part of completing a renovation from a previous Arcbazar contest, we are changing one tiny powder room on the first floor into a full bathroom (this will be the sole bathroom on the first floor) and utilizing some new basement space to create an entirely new bathroom (which will be the primary guest bathroom in the basement).
A design problem on both is similar, albeit the footprint is a bit different in each bathroom. The problem is to create a contemporary space that will feel comfortable for guests as a powder room, but which can also double as a full bathroom some of the time or all of the time. We are thinking we need to create a distinction in the space for the sink and toilet on one hand, and the shower on the other. And, neither bathroom has a window, so ventilation and visual elements are necessary to ensure a comfortable feel. We do not like the feel of wet towels laying all over the place in the "powder room" portion of the space and are thinking that towel warmers will also help.
We would like to see possible selections for sinks, lights and suggested fixtures. A few design elements of our house today: We have a slate tile floor in the existing powder room, and that same slate will be outside the bathrooms as well in both cases. We also have a distinctive green refrigerator and set of cabinets in the kitchen and we could see repeating that color scheme in the basement bathroom. We also have small glass tiles in the existing powder room and a fireplace today and like that look. The pictures will show all of this.
We are including the blueprints of the first floor and the basement so that the spaces can be identified. The footprint of each bathroom is firm, but the layout in each can be changed completely. In general, we like built-ins and room for towels.