Whilst bathrooms play a very important role in our lives, it doesn’t mean that they must to be designed solely for practical purposes.  Soaking in the bath tub is of course a great way to unwind and many homeowners take up this option at the end of a hard day’s work.  Of course, relaxing is always easier when you are in plush surroundings. As a result we are seeing an increasing number of homeowners looking to install luxury bathrooms. But what makes a great luxury bathroom?

Luxury Bathrooms

A nice tub

The first stage of your process should be to find a bathtub that provides a bit of indulgence. Perhaps you will opt for a bath with a Jacuzzi system fitted and let the bubbles massage away your stresses?  Or maybe you prefer a larger bath that is big enough for two people to share such as a freestanding bath tub? Whichever option you decide on; be sure not to go overboard and choose a model that is too big for the room. Otherwise you may end up with a cluttered look that destroys the relaxing vibe you are aiming for.

Beautiful sink

Whilst you are never going to climb in the sink for a quick dip at the end of the day, the item is a very important piece in the bathroom.  The sink is a place where both women and men undertake almost ritualistic acts, such as removing makeup and having a shave. So if you have enough scope to incorporate a larger sink, then do so. You will find that the extra space can make these tasks more relaxing and will also appreciate the extra elbow room when someone else decides to brush their teeth at the same time as you. Also, make sure that you purchase quality taps for the sink and bathtub to complete its aesthetical appeal. If going for a Freestanding bath, floor standing taps can give a bathroom an instant wow factor and should always be considered if the room is available.

Tiling options

There are a huge range of bathroom tiles now available. In most cases, those looking to create luxury bathrooms will opt for the natural stone choice. Granite and marble both deliver a striking look that will last for decades. However, they do of course come at a high retail price. For a more affordable option you could consider travertine tiles; which look just as luxurious, but cost substantially less.

Fixtures

Selecting your fixtures will help add the finishing touches to your bathroom design. For example, a nice heated chrome towel rail can both look great and provide a warm towel when you finally decide to get out of the bath. Additionally, a large mirror on one of the walls can help to make the bathroom feel more spacious than it actually is.

Lighting

The final factor to consider in your luxury bathroom is a suitable lighting option. Obviously you want there to be enough light so that you can see what you are doing, without there being so much that is detracts from the relaxing vibe. So go for midrange bulbs that offer a nice warm colour rather than a clinical bright white or blue. You may also wish to consider a separate fitting around the mirror, so that you have the option of extra light when you need it.

February 01, 2013

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