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A Shelving Niche With LED Lighting Creates A Calm Atmosphere In This Bathroom

A shelving niche with hidden LED lighting has been built into the wall adjacent to the freestanding bathtub in this modern bathroom, allowing for items like soap to be kept within reach.

Designer Michael Kramer has shared his latest project with us, a new home in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, California.

One design aspect that stood out was the inclusion of a shelving niche illuminated with LED lighting in one of the home’s bathrooms.

A modern bathroom with double vanity, a freestanding bathtub, a shelving niche, and a dark shower.

The shelving niche, which has been built into the wall adjacent to the freestanding bathtub, allows for items like soap to be kept within reach.

A shelving niche has been built into the wall adjacent to the freestanding bathtub in this modern bathroom, allowing for items like soap to be kept within reach.

An added benefit of having a shelving niche by the bathtub is that it can also be a source of light. In this example, hidden LED lighting has been included, which when turned on, creates a soft glow and adds to the calm atmosphere of the bathroom.

This modern bathroom has a shelving niche by the bathtub. Hidden LED lighting has been included, which when turned on, creates a soft glow and adds to the calm atmosphere of the bathroom.

At the opposite end of the bathroom, there’s a walk-in shower with a built-in bench and a secondary shelving niche.

In this modern bathroom, there's a walk-in shower with a built-in bench and a secondary shelving niche.

Let’s take a look at the rest of the home…

The Exterior

The facade of the home is composed of smooth trowelled white stucco, black metal accents, clear western cedar, and sections of glass.

The facade of this modern home is composed of smooth trowelled white stucco, black metal accents, clear western cedar, and sections of glass.

The Main Living Room

The interior of the home showcases European wide-plank oak floors and flush-to-wall full height doors.

A modern living room with light colored furniture, and European wide plank oak floors.
A modern home with European wide plank oak floors throughout.

The Dining Area

The walls throughout the home, like in the open plan dining area, have been finished with a pale lime wash.

The walls throughout the home, like in this open plan dining area, have been finished with a pale lime wash.

The Kitchen

In the kitchen, the island provides workspace and an informal cantilevered seating area, while the minimalist light fixture above the island complements the black cabinetry and nearby stairs.

In this modern kitchen, the island provides workspace and an informal cantilevered seating area, while the minimalist light fixture above the island complements the black cabinetry and nearby stairs.

The Stairs

The architectural steel plate staircase with wood treads bounces light throughout the three levels of living space.

The architectural steel plate staircase with wood treads bounces light throughout the three levels of living space in this modern home.
A modern home with steel and wood stairs.
A modern home that has steel and wood stairs, and a secondary glass railing.
Modern steel and wood stairs.

Other Living Rooms Throughout The Home

The secondary living space includes a lounge that opens up to a balcony, while another living area is cozy with natural colors.

A modern living room with a bar and doors that open to a large balcony.
A modern sitting area with natural color theme.

The Bedrooms

Each of the bedrooms in the home has its own aesthetic, with the common element being the wood closets that have been built to fit the interior.

A modern bedroom with black and white artwork.
A modern wood closet with flush doors.
A modern bedroom with a wood accent wall and a high window.
A modern bedroom with a wood accent wall and floor to ceiling mirror.
A modern bathroom with a built-in wardrobe.
A modern bathroom with a built-in wood closet.

Other Bathrooms Throughout The Home

Piet Boon basins and tapware contrast the neutral tones found in the bathrooms throughout the home. There are also design elements like hidden LED lighting, dark accent walls, and large double vanities.

A modern bathroom with a dark accent wall and hidden lighting.
A modern bathroom with black tiled floor and a floating vanity.
A modern bathroom with a a double vanity and a dark gray shower with a shelving niche.
A minimalist bathroom with a double vanity and black tiled floor.

The Laundry Room

In the laundry room, the washing machine and dryer are positioned below a counter that adds a workbench to the space.

In this modern laundry room, the washing machine and dryer are positioned below a counter that adds a workbench to the space.
Photography: Blake Marvin | Designer: Michael Kramer | Contractor: Sunset Builders

Source: Contemporist

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