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    Plastered shower with built-in towel storage by Piet Jan van den Kommer. Via Behance.

    This vintage buffet, found on Craigslist, was sanded down to bare wood to rid it of its glossy cherry color, then given a wash of diluted lime paint, and sealed with a matte varnish to hold up against water. The pipes below are painted black so they can hardly be seen.

    Rustic bathroom in Lake Tahoe ski cabin by Robert Kelly Architects & Designs with interiors by Sally Ward.

    The stepped basin, sweeping pedestal, and bright chrome faucet on this vitreous-china sink replicate the luxurious look of a 1930s Art Deco bathroom. $435; DEA Bathroom Machineries

    A half wall lends a touch of privacy for the shower in this elegant marble-tiled, light-filled bathroom.

    Ornately framed mirrors stand in contrast to a Silestone-topped custom vanity made of salvaged-barn-wood. And somehow, it works!

    A wainscot cap alongside the tub is extra-deep to form a shelf for candles, cocktails, and other necessities. Tub: Waterworks

    Super master bathroom vanity makeover by Centsational Girl.

    Tulum II encaustic floor tile from the Cement Tile Shop sets the tone in this fresh-feeling bathroom.

    A small attic master bathroom seems spacious thanks to white-on-white styling and a glassed-in shower at the back.

    Simple white subway tiles take on a whole new look when laid out in a geometric pattern with dark grout. A penny-tiled shower niche with shelf adds the finishing touch.

    Brass fixtures play off the golden-colored grout between these herringbone-placed subway tiles for a rich look.

    A built-in shelf is perfect for keeping bathroom knick-knacks to hand and creating a pretty display at the same time. The use of color and galvanized metal furniture in this bathroom keeps it spring-garden fresh.

    Modern touches in this master suite include a zen-like acrylic tub, oversize wall tile and dark-painted window mullions. Wall tile: Calypso Blanco Ceramic Wall Tile, 6"18"; flooranddecor.com. Tub: Boyce Acrylic Tub, 61"; Signature Hardware

    A half-wall of subway tile lends a touch of privacy. The wall- and ceiling-mounted showerheads of this master bath operate independently of each other. A towel warmer gives an extra touch of luxury to the shower ritual without consuming much energy.

    This cozy bathroom is all about the windows: divided lights that create a sense of privacy and a stained glass window for a vintage touch.

    For your inspiration: A bevvy of beautiful, and boldly colored clawfoot tubs.

    A marble vanity top and backsplash evoke an old-fashioned washstand, complete with wall-mounted faucets in this master bath redo.

    Gray glass subway tile paired with traditional white subways below.

    An antique fluted-pedestal sink with a Delta nickel faucet offers enough deck space for a couple of essentials; the glass shelf above adds a resting spot for other oft-used necessities. Frosted-glass sconces and a pivoting mirror complete the period look

    A teal blue vanity with brass fixtures warms up a wall of white subway tile set in black grout and a floor of black hex tiles.

    If you live in a warm-weather climate, wouldn't this outdoor bathroom be a cool addition to your home?

    A tray ceiling painted in sky blue. Must feel like open-air bathing! By Austin Patterson Disston Architects.

    Rustic bath by JLF & Associates

    Hamptons beach house bath designed by Jenny Wolf. The rest of the house is just as charming!