Often the smallest room in the house, the bath is the first room used in the morning and the last room used at night. It’s the place to prepare for life and to recover, a place that should inspire, invigorate, relax and rejuvenate. Today’s cutting edge bathroom trends clearly fall on the side of contemporary, rather than traditional.
It’s all about you Separate shower stalls and tubs accommodate “soaker” and “shower” preferences alike. Doorless showers are also making a splash as a result of aesthetics alone, not to mention the promise of easier cleaning (no mildew or water stains!) and the fact that they are handicap accessible.
The Spa Experience Rainfall showerheads, once found only in fine spas, are now a popular way to transform the shower experience. Rainbars, commonly used for water massage and body therapies in spas around the world, now find a place in the home bath along with double shower heads, towel warmers and heated floors.
The Look Refined, sophisticated, earth-conscious colors such as bone or linen are paired with dark exotic wood cabinetry and natural stone tile, with the idea of calming down life and being in touch with nature. Open shelf vanities with innovative storage solutions discourage clutter for a clean and modern (no mess, no stress) look. Sconces and strip lighting along the mirror give the best light coverage along with an increase in natural light sources from larger windows and skylights.
The Result The contemporary bathroom has come into its own as the second most important room in the home for rest, relaxation and, because of luxurious materials and high-tech, high-style fixtures, investment.