Bathroom Design

Architect turns an auto-rickshaw into portable home with bedroom, bathroom & kitchen

Netizens are gushing over a tiny auto-rickshaw house that has gone viral on various social media platforms. An auto-rickshaw has been modified by an architect to fit a bedroom, a bathroom, and a kitchen in a tiny little space of just 36 square feet, which is now winning the internet’s praise. The three-wheeler structure named Solo 01 is designed by Arun Prabhu N G, founder, and architect of the Billboards Collective, and it comes with a portable/detachable housing unit that can accommodate a single individual. 

 

 

Super stoked to finally reveal a project that has been in the works! SOLO 01.A stunning, utilitarian design of a Portable / Detachable housing system.Unveiling our first prototype !As Clare Booth said “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” Land, especially in the urban areas has always been considered a valuable commodity – an idea Mark Twain captured in his simple quote, “Buy land, they aren’t making it anymore.” This along with the current economic scenario has lead to the tiny house movement catching up all over the world and downsizing is the norm. Well for some communities, even a house that size could be a boon. Though unspoken about, small scale architecture is the most relevant in India and is often scrutinized for being underutilized in terms of space. Our vision is to shine a light on how to constantly improve the way of life of people around us without space or budget as parameters. SOLO: 01 is our first step towards achieving that goal concentrating on temporary and portable housing concepts in India. It is a utilitarian design of a compact 6’x 6′ space into a portable/detachable housing unit that can accommodate a solo individual like an artist, traveler, homeless people or even a small scale vendor. This is designed keeping in mind the

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S.F. interior designer Jeff Schlarb conceptualizes penthouse in Nob Hill

A resplendent penthouse in Nob Hill awaits its next owner and showcases the vision of San Francisco-based interior designer Jeff Schlarb. Crowning the Crescent, the city’s newest collection of boutique residences, the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom penthouse that’s listed for $7.1 million is an artistic, inspirational oasis with more than 1,800 square feet of living space and 925 square feet of exterior space, with views of the Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco Bay and Coit Tower.

“My vision in designing the penthouse at Crescent was to imagine a resident feeling inspired every time they enter their home,” Schlarb said. “We kept drawing upon the idea of creating a custom, romantic space that feels exciting and familiar at the same time, straddling a careful balance of maximalism and softness while honoring the unparalleled architecture and world-class design of this one-of-a-kind building and its residences. The color palette, in particular, draws upon nature and complements the stunning sky and bay sightlines visible from terraces that span the home.”

Schlarb furnished and designed the elegant penthouse, which complements the building’s architecture and features a flowing floor plan awash in natural light. The refined interior embodies California lifestyle through its sophisticated, stylish material palette and thoughtful design scheme.

The Crescent is the work of Grosvenor Americas, which is part of the Grosvenor Group and one of the world’s largest privately-owned property companies.

“We are excited to debut this model penthouse at Crescent, which is an idyllic interpretation of a contemporary luxury retreat located in one of the world’s greatest neighborhoods,” said Steve Buster, Senior Vice President of Development for Grosvenor Americas. “The home is an indoor-outdoor top-floor oasis, as residents have a privately accessed sprawling rooftop terrace overlooking downtown San Francisco and the Bay, along with two private terraces immediately off the living spaces. Crescent’s model penthouse

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Watch Jasmine Roth Tackle the ‘Worst Bathroom Situation’ Ever

HGTV star Jasmine Roth has helped many homeowners fix their DIY fails, but in the latest episode of “Help! I Wrecked My House,” she encounters a bathroom that may be beyond repair.

In the episode “Behind the Tarp,” Roth meets Andrea and Jeremy, homeowners in Anaheim, CA, who started a bathroom renovation—only to leave the space in ruin. The floor is gone, the walls are gone, and there’s even a hole in the ground.

Now, Roth has a $60,000 budget to create a stunning bathroom from scratch. Read on to learn how Roth turns the worst bathroom into an oasis, and see some upgrades you might be inspired to try in your own home.

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Jasmine Roth plans out her bathroom design.

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Make sure your bathroom tiles don’t compete

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Before: This DIY bathroom project was a disaster.

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Roth wants to make sure Jeremy and Andrea’s bathroom is extra special, so she decides to give them the convenience of both a shower and bath in a wet room. But to make this wet room work, she knows she’ll need the right tile design.

Roth picks a gorgeous slate tile to go on the floor and reach up the wall, then chooses a plain white subway tile for the rest of the space. However, when it comes time to install the subway tile, it’s set in a staggered pattern that Roth realizes could compete with the herringbone pattern nearby.

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This tile combination makes the bathroom look chic.

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“The herringbone is the ‘wow’ factor,” Roth says. “That floor, that slate, that’s going to have that beautiful pattern. That’s where I want the pattern to be, not with this white tile.”

She has the tile redone, this time in a stacked pattern, which gives the walls a cleaner look. In the

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2021 Design & Construction Week Moves to Virtual Event

After evaluating multiple safety and travel concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently announced its intention to move the 8th annual Design & Construction Week, which features the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) to a robust, all-virtual event platform.

While Design & Construction Week was originally scheduled to take place on Feb. 9-11, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., the new all-virtual DCW 2021 will still take place the week of Feb. 8 with extended programming.

“Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of our exhibitors, attendees and the thousands of onsite workers who support the premier event of the residential construction industry, we feel the only prudent course is to make this year’s show a virtual event,” says NAHB chairman Chuck Fowke, a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla.

“We have plenty of great virtual educational programs, innovative products, services and workshops on tap, and we are very excited about the 2021 show. It’s an opportunity to set a precedent for the industry by producing a dynamic virtual trade show, and we look forward to a very successful Design & Construction Week.”

“This difficult decision comes following months of lengthy conversations with NAHB and Emerald,” says Bill Darcy, CEO of the NKBA. “The safety and well-being of our attendees, partners, exhibitors, site workers and staff has always been our top priority. As we now cross the 16-weeks-out mark, it was time to transition to 100% focus on a virtual event.

“An all-virtual Design & Construction Week will be a different experience, but with it comes new opportunities to reach an even larger audience that would not have been able to

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5 stunning minimalist bathroom ideas

Looking for minimalist bathroom ideas? Are you yearning for a clutter free, sleek lined bathroom that sparks joy? Aren’t we all. To successfully create it though, you need to be happy to have less (or to hide your clutter), as bits and bobs lying about does not make for a pared-back modern bathroom. So first things first, it’s time for a clear-out and let these five fabulous looks be your motivation. You’ve got this, we believe you can achieve the minimalist bathroom of your dreams…



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1. Use marble to create serene light filled space

How gorgeous is this bathroom? Not only is it minimal, but it shows you how to create this look when space is tight. The mini bath is a great shape and it looks perfect sitting on the large marble floor tiles – and we love how the tiles continue on up the wall. The walnut style basin unit adds warmth to the scheme and creates a depth with its beautiful grainy texture. Keep the rest of the scheme simple. 

2. Go for a single color for your minimalist bathroom 

This stunning walk-in bathroom is the epitome of minimalism. The simple, pared back design oozes calm and sophistication. To recreate this, you need to only have what you really need on show and to keep the elements basic – yet beautiful. The flooring is actually vinyl – who would know?! And it complements the textured stone tiles and bare plastered wall. Accessories are kept uber simple – the Shaker style peg rail, antique stool and wooden shelf on the right add character. 

3. Pare back on what you need

There are so many great elements in this bathroom – let’s start with

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