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The Bathroom Opens o The Bedroom, Do You Want To Know How To Achieve a Perfect Integration?

Getting out of bed and going directly to the bathroom are one of those little luxuries that make life easier for us...

Getting out of bed and going directly to the bathroom are one of those little luxuries that make life easier for us, making us feel like we are in a five-star hotel. This opening is produced by the new spirit of the house, open and free, where the spaces coexist in harmony, see the living room with the dining room and the kitchen, and by the leading role that the bathroom has acquired in current homes, where far hiding from gazes (and visits) is shown and enjoyed. For this, its distribution is taken care of and a ‘deco’ code is established that enhances both, without losing personality. In addition, the meters are multiplied and the light circulates freely, reaching every corner. These decoration ideas will help you make that union so that you all win.

Aspects to consider
Before pulling partitions (it is a reform that involves work), be aware of the available square meters (minimum 15 m2), review your priorities and those of your partner (schedules and habits) and choose the solution (total or partial integration) that best suits your circumstances. Then find out about all the basic practical aspects, such as the issue of downspouts, the possibility of installing a floor-standing tap for your freestanding bathtub or placing a shower tray in one corner or the other. And don’t forget that even perfect joints have cracks: heating and humidity are different in both, so they should always be tuned. This Scavolini proposal brings out the best in this relationship: it establishes direct communication, while maintaining the privacy of sinks and toilets.

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The headboard as a ‘barrier element’
This is one of the most common solutions: using the bed as a ‘barrier element’ to visually delimit both rooms without cluttering the space. The key is to play with both sides of the headboard, as in this Gala proposal, so that on the ‘B side’, the one that faces the bathroom, houses the bathtub, the sinks and even the toilets. To maintain visual continuity between the two, the same flooring and cladding have been used, the headboard has been lengthened with a glass partition, helping communication, and the interplay between light wood and gray concrete effect has been maintained.

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No door
To create a unique space, the first thing you have to throw down is the door and that is what has been done in this Villeroy & Boch environment. Although it has gone even further, replacing the partition on one of its sides with a kind of screen with wooden slats, separated enough to provide some privacy without giving up natural light. Regarding interior decoration, both are in tune, the blue color of walls, wall tiles and bedding is established as a common thread, however, the limits between one and the other are marked with the change of flooring (parquet and carpet) and with the base on which the bathtub has been placed, giving it a leading role.

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With the shower in a ‘fishbowl’
This bedroom is the dream come true of many, since its spaciousness allows the creation of various areas (relaxation, living …) and incorporating the bathroom in a natural way. To do this, a double height has been created, placing it on the elevated level and the shower has been ‘enclosed’ in a glass urn. An idea reminiscent of aquariums, although here the fish have been replaced by real mermaids. In addition, as the bathroom does not have a window, this solution allows natural light to reach every corner and multiply it thanks to the mirror in the sink area.

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At two heights
If the usual thing is to visually delimit both rooms, this Duravit proposal advocates separating them by concepts. Thus, the freestanding bathtub is transferred to the bedroom, reinforcing the spirit of relaxation, in ‘spa’ mode, which it has acquired in recent times; while the practical areas of the bathroom (toilets and sinks) are located further from the heart of the room. To mark the visual limits between the two areas, a double height has been used by means of two steps. It should be noted that, although the pavement is also different between the two, the gray color of the walls contributes to creating a sense of unity.

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A glass slide
This Knowhaus project shows that it is possible to live ‘together, but not mixed up’, maintaining the visual unity, but without losing the own personality of the space. Thus, a large sliding partition with black profiles, with a certain industrial air, is in charge of dividing without diminishing the space. This idea solves one of the problems faced by integrated bathrooms in the bedroom: noise. Thus, by closing the door, the environment is soundproofed, at the same time, greater privacy is achieved. Once again, it is committed to different flooring to maintain the individuality of each one.

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Next to each other
This Terratinta Group proposal updates the classic suite-type bedroom, proposing a secondary space (the bathroom) that, although separate, is part of the main one (the bedroom). To achieve this, the same flooring has been used in both, which contributes to the visual unity, and the traditional door has been replaced by a sliding glass that even when closed creates the feeling of common space. To reinforce this union, the door recreates the ‘look’ of the shower screen, so that everything is perfectly coordinated and in tune.

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Type ‘suite’
Although more traditional, suite-type bedrooms like this one have all the advantages of having the bathroom next to the bed, but none of its drawbacks (lack of privacy or noise), since when you close the door, everything that happens stays inside. An ideal solution for couples where schedules and habits do not match, which will prevent the extractor or shower water from waking you up and which will make it possible for you to continue listening to your favorite radio station in the morning.

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Like twin stays
The wall tiles, the flooring and the gray color mean that in this Genebre proposal we do not know where the bathroom ends and the bedroom begins or vice versa. Created in the image and likeness, the visual boundaries between the two spaces are blurred and opt for total integration, so jumping from bed to shower becomes a true reality. A perfect solution if you live alone, which you should consult, however, if you share a flat and bed with your partner.

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A glass partition
To unite without dwarfing and without losing luminosity, nothing better than changing the dividing wall between the two rooms for a glass one, which blurs the boundaries between them, without making them disappear altogether. In addition, instead of a transparent glass, a smoked one has been installed that gives some privacy. In this proposal by Ceramiche Refin, the same flooring has been installed, which reinforces the overall feeling, and a decorative wink has been made using green bedding, matching the main wall of the bathroom.

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