Personalized Bath Spaces

If we are planning to spend more time in the bath, then why not make it more inviting, relaxing, and soothing?  Whether the plan is to spruce up the space, do a couple changes, or a full remodel, homeowners are adding their personal touches to create a unique bath time experience.

Some of the continuing trends seen at the recent industry trade show

  • Masculine touches (dark tiles, cabinets, storage space for an occasional martini!)
  • Creating opulent spaces using man-made materials like high polished quartz (to mimic marble but easier to maintain), chandeliers, crystal cabinet pulls and knobs, and artwork
  • Deeper soaking tubs with built in speakers
  • Custom murals and artwork integrated in shower walls and floors
  • Custom cabinet cooling drawers to house drinks, wine, and makeup
  • Jet sprays and rain showers for a spa treatment
  • TV's integrated in mirrors
  • More affordable options with shower hardware and accessories

Some of these ideas require a stack of cash!  But homeowners can still create a personal retreat by adding a few unique items in the existing space that offer a sense of tranquility and calm, without breaking the bank:  Update cabinets and countertops, add some "bling" with new cabinet pulls/knobs and accessories, change the lighting (this will make a huge difference), change the paint scheme, update the shower or change existing standard tub to a jetted spa one if space prevents moving walls.  Whatever the budget, there's a soothing experience just waiting to happen.