Toh Yi House
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2. Bathroom, Ming ArchitectsPhotography by Edward Hendricks
“Using glossy finishes in small spaces can help bring light into the space due to its reflective nature.”
Photo by Edward HendricksWinner: Toh Yi House by Ming ArchitectsThis bathroom’s generous use of luxurious marble and frameless mirrors cleverly disguises its small size. Read the Houzz Tour: This Home is a Warm and Woody Wonder Inside and OutSee Singapore’s other Best of Houzz 2018-winning designs for bathroom
Photo by Edward Hendricks6. Plane and simpleCher Ming Tan, principal of Ming Architects, describes the design of the landed house as “contemporary with a focus on practicality”. With the darker hues of the marble used in this smaller bathroom, it makes sense to use fixtures in the form of flat planes to make the most of the limited space.Read the Houzz Tour: This Home is a Warm and Woody Wonder Inside and Out
The disadvantages of marbleBecause it’s a soft stone, marble is very absorbent. For example, if you dye your hair in a marble shower, the dye can stain your shower floor. Many people choose a durable porcelain tile to complement marble (like in this photo) for this very reason. Marble is easily etched by acidic materials, such as lemon and certain cleaning products. If you want to use marble in your bathroom, I suggest testing lotions and other bath supplies on samples to see if there’s a reaction. For this reason, marble isn’t the best choice for children’s bathrooms.