Bring a Sense of Luxury to any Bathroom
Luxurious, spa-like bathrooms are growing in popularity and are the perfect space in which to add a touch of elegance. Incorporating elements such as tiled floors, decorative backsplashes, multiple showerheads and freestanding tubs along with fixtures in luxe finishes like polished stainless steel, matte black stainless and champagne can elevate the look of any bathroom space and create a welcoming retreat. Check out some popular bathroom trends!
Linear drains are particularly well suited to more modern bathrooms, including curbless, open plan showers. Not only are these sleek, clean-lined drains aesthetically appealing – creating a seamless, contemporary look – but they are also versatile since they can be located almost anywhere within the shower area.
Linear drains such as those from LUXE Linear Drains come in a range of styles and finishes, including stainless steel designs and tile inserts that can be installed seamlessly in the shower floor. This drain type is ideally-suited for shower areas with large format floor tiles, which is a growing trend.
Adding a heated towel rack is another chic way to up the style (and comfort) factor in a bathroom space. Used in Europe for decades to keep towels fresh and warm, these stylish fixtures are also eco-friendly – using the same amount of electricity as just a few light bulbs. In addition, heated towel racks help to reduce laundry loads by drying towels immediately after they are used.
A number of manufacturers, including Amba Products, offer a wide range of attractive options. For the ultimate in comfort, some models feature internal thermostats and digital timers that maintain the desired temperature.
Freestanding tubs and chandeliers can also bring a sense of luxury to the bathroom. When installing a freestanding tub, homeowners and designers can choose from a variety of styles – from sleek and contemporary to classic claw-foot designs – and from diverse materials such as porcelain, cast iron, copper and stone. Freestanding tubs can highlight a beautifully tiled floor and will also make the bathroom space feel larger than a built-in version.
Many bathroom designers enjoy accentuating a monochromatic space with a dramatic chandelier. These eye-catching light fixtures are available in an array of shapes, sizes and styles and add an undeniable air of sophistication to bathrooms. To ensure adequate clearance, a chandelier should always be placed at least eight feet above the tub.
Transforming an ordinary bathroom into a luxurious sanctuary is an investment that will deliver dividends – and provide a place in which to relax and recharge – for years to come.