For a long time now bathroom design has been all about adding a touch of luxury to the home, and as more and more people are enjoying the indulgence of hotel spas, they want to bring that look into their home. Bathrooms are seen as a place of relaxation and sanctuary in a busy modern world and there are lots of ways that you can have that spa look in the home.
There are some pitfalls to avoid however, in designing a bathroom to suit most family homes. Large walk in showers or free-standing baths may not work a small room. It is always a good idea to consult a professional designer and installation expert when you are thinking of installing a new bathroom to ensure that sanitary wear is the right size and type for your room and that plumbing issues such as good drainage are properly addressed. For wet rooms a specialist installer should be consulted before you start on the project, to avoid future problems.
With all that said, how can you introduce that luxury feel? Invest well in products that will stand the test of time, this might mean keeping things simple, but this will always give your room a classic look that will last. You could use beautiful white marble in places such as the basin or behind the bath for a look of timeless elegance. This picture shows how marble can be used to great effect in a contemporary setting. Well planned storage is all important if you want to avoid a cluttered look, and for that final touch of luxury, lighting can be used to great effect to enhance the mood, and how about installing some under floor heating?
Bathroom trends are going towards the curvaceous look as opposed to straight lines which have been dominant over the past few years, but in sanitary ware white is still the most popular choice. A soft neutral colour scheme helps to keep it from looking too clinical, balanced with natural wood and stone elements in furnishing and tiling. But if you want something different, dramatic and moody dark colours can be introduced to give the room depth and character.
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