Ready to renovate your bathroom?

35 great ideas to inspire a new look for any style home

By Diane Cowen

This master bathroom has all of the signature elements of a modern home: clerestory windows, cantilevered cabinets, a simple palette of neutrals, flat mirrors and simple but beautiful lighting and plumbing fixtures. 

Bathroom updates are a great investment for any home. Whether you're getting it ready to sell or getting it ready for your own move-in, you want your bathrooms to suit your personality and needs.

Powder rooms are a place to have fun with inventive sinks or splashy wallpaper. Guest baths don't have to be hum-drum plain; spruce them up with great counters and dramatic showers. And, what the heck, any room looks better with a chandelier, right?

Then there are our master bathrooms, where we go all-out for this room where we spend more time than we're likely to admit.

Spa-like tubs, whether built in or freestanding, are a place to soak away the stress of the day. And they're getting fierce competition from showers lined in marble and decked out with gorgeous, high-tech controls in modern homes.

If you want to update or even renovate your bathroom or modern home but don't know where to start, begin by thinking about colors, materials and textures. Decide how you want your bathroom to make you feel. And, of course, come up with a budget. 

It's time to get started on the bathroom of your dreams. 

Modern homes are known for simple, clutter-free design, but this spa-like master bathroom in the home of Rame and Russell Hruska gets warmth -- and some privacy -- from bamboo on the patio. If your bathroom has a view to the outdoors, be sure to consider what's out there as part of the overall feel of what's inside.  The spa-like master bathroom brings the outdoors in and promotes relaxation.  The feestanding tub also contributes to the spa-like master bathroom feeling in this modern home.