touch of class - kitchens & baths

Mieke Solari
This bathroom was the winner of the small bathroom, floor, interior design, plumbing fixture, product design, room, tile, toilet, toilet seat, gray
This bathroom was the winner of the small contemporary bathroom category of the NKBA Southern California Chapter's competition. Shown here is the shower, vanity, toilet, and mirror. Touch of Class - Kitchens & Baths' designer Mieke Solari designed this space.

When confronted with a particularly challenging project, designer Mieke Solari, owner of Touch of Class, says the best solution is often to incorporate the simplest design.

"Originally, this space was a dark, cramped guest bathroom that was uninviting and uninspired. In order to maximize the space, and to create a sense of spaciousness, I took the room back to its bare shell."


This is the Touch of Class - Kitchens area, brand, font, line, logo, product, text, white
This is the Touch of Class - Kitchens and Baths logo.

"When you're faced with a limited amount of floor space in a bathroom, look at lifting everything off the floor. This will allow it to be viewed as an unbroken plane, immediately creating space.

"Similarly, large-format tiles will always make a small room appear larger," says Solari. "If you're using tile with a pattern, tone-on-tone works best."

This bathroom was the winner of the small bathroom, ceiling, home, interior design, real estate, room, gray
This bathroom was the winner of the small contemporary bathroom category of the NKBA Southern California Chapter's competition. Shown here is a shower, vanity, mirror and window. Touch of Class - Kitchens & Baths' designer Mieke Solari designed this space.

Continuing the theme of clean-lined simplicity, Solari utilized space in the wall cavity to create a recessed cabinet.

Sep 20, 2011
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