Till not so long ago, bathrooms were places where you stepped in and stepped out of in a jiffy; it was more a place for bath time rather than dwell time. But all of that has now undergone a change. Today, luxury home owners are demanding luxurious and opulent bathroom spaces that are designed to be more like “retreats” where they can linger and spend some relaxed moments in the lap of luxury. The bathroom continues to be a sanctuary of sorts and designing it well is a great way to showcase your style and taste.
Features of Custom-Designed Bathrooms
- The types of materials used in luxury bathrooms have undergone a sea change as well. Gone are the days when chipboard cabinets were used in these rooms; today’s luxury bathrooms sport fog-free makeup mirrors, Calcutta marble and custom-designed motifs recessed lighting and more.
- Most homes will have more than just one bathroom per bedroom. A five bedroom house should ideally have at least 2- en-suite shower or bathrooms as well as a family bathroom. Multiple bathrooms is a trend that isn’t going anywhere soon. Many people sacrifice the space of a small bedroom to get a bathroom built; these en-suite bathrooms also add a substantial amount to the overall value of your home.
- His and hers washbasins are no longer enough; today, homeowners are getting separate his and hers bathroom spaces in their luxury homes. The bathroom that the man uses may be designed using more earthy colours and timber panelling, while the lady’s bathrooms will be designed in a more feminine style and will have its own fridge for storing beauty products.
- Underfloor heating has become an integral component of all luxury bathrooms. Homeowners don’t want to withstand the shock of the cold floor when they get out of the tub or shower. Heated walls or towel ovens are features that many custom designed bathrooms have.
- Another interesting addition that is seen in many bathroom spaces is the Toto – this is essentially a Japanese-made lavatory that also combines features such as a music system and a foot warmer etc. The seat has in-built heating and it can sense movement and raises/lowers itself accordingly.
- Many luxury bath rooms are being dubbed “spathrooms” because they also house a spa.
- Some bathrooms also have electromagnetic glass dividers that serve as walls. Based on the mood of the homeowner they can keep this glass frosted or clear, just at the touch of a button.
- Today’s luxury builders also find that their clients are now asking for bathrooms with a view. There was a time when bathroom windows were designed to be small as possible. But now that heavy-duty double-glazing can be installed on glass, property owners can have their cake and eat it too. They can enjoy the view even as they relax in their bathtub.
- Shower fixtures have also advanced in a big way and modern installations can be remote controlled; you can specify what kind of setting you want – this could range from a gentle sprinkling to a high-pressure shower, to dense steam or light mist.
Other Luxury Bathroom Installations To Consider
When you are getting your luxury bathroom designed, focus on ensuring that its appearance and the materials used complement the styling of the bedroom or other spaces that are adjacent to it. You can also add a number of other installations such as:
- Television screen
- Fridge for face creams
- Steam room
- A gas fire
- Dimmer switches
- Music systems built into the bathroom ceiling
- Far infrared sun lamp
- Special lighting of the water
- Towel-warming drawers & ovens
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