The first thing you need to consider when planning a beach house bathroom remodeling is the style you want to go with. You need to find the right expression which will fit the aquatic theme but will also represent your personality. San Diego has a rich tradition when it comes to coastal bathroom design, and incorporating some of these elements into your new bathroom will only add to the authenticity of your bathroom while paying tribute to that same tradition.
Next, you need to think about the color palette you are going to use. Some people are fans of the traditional marine trinity: white, blue and green palette; while others prefer warmer, contemporary color schemes. You also need to think about patterns: blue and white stripes are the go-to trend with most San Diego remodel projects, but you might also want to experiment with something less traditional, like for example sand textures.
Finally, a great way to add to the seaside feel is to use elements like seashells, starfish, or nautical instruments and tools. The choices are limitless, and you can find most of these simply by taking a stroll across the beach.
The friendly and acclaimed designers in Remodel Works have over 40 years of experience with designing beach house bathrooms and various other San Diego remodel projects. We have worked with people who all had different ideas about how their new bathroom should look, but there are a few common designs which are a good place to start when envisioning your future beach house bathroom. Below are some of them you might find interesting!
Shades of blue
The best ally you’ll have when remodeling your beach house bathroom is the color blue. Paint your walls in a calming maritime blue shade. Have your floors paved with white tiles and consider a central bathtub (like a plate bathtub) also in white, so that you’d have them contrast the walls. Consider light curtains in a neutral color like beige for the same effect as well. Finally, you could add some wall deco like wall stickers shaped like fish, shells or starfish, or any other aquatic themed stickers like for example bubbles.
Non-traditional warm tones
If you are not a fan of blue walls and seaside themed elements in your bathroom, you could go for a more contemporary feel. One idea you might like is adding smooth pebbles against a black or brown painted wall, which will give your bathroom a natural, beach-like feel. Your bathroom will still feel like a beach house bathroom, but without the traditional blue and green palettes. You’d achieve a bold look that is inspiring and not clichéd. Consider dark brown, wooden elements and a vessel sink for an extra luxurious expression.
Combine pale blue walls with a white beadboard and dark blue elements for a dashing, cottage like bathroom. Use wooden bathroom elements with heavily prominent ornaments, possibly featuring sea-inspired themes like waves and shells. Consider floors tiles with a pebble texture and glass cabinets for an extra beach-like feel. You can even add some nautical elements like small ship wheels, bells, knotted ropes as coat hangers and similar. Your only limit is your imagination!
Bathroom with a view
If your bathroom is facing the ocean you should definitely use that to your advantage. Consider bigger windows or even glass doors and you’ll have a perfect view every morning when you go in to freshen up. You might want to add some shutters, so that your privacy remains your own. Consider a contemporary style for this bathroom, featuring reclaimed lumber tiles, warm color palette and a fancy corner bathtub and/or a spacious shower cabin. As for the elements, consider a minimalist, modern approach.