Creating a luxury bathroom has never been easier. There are plenty of decorative items and luxurious fixtures that could help you create a small oasis inside your bathroom.
Of course, not all of the following items can’t be combined in one bathroom but each one of them can be a valuable addition to a comfortable space. The point is for you to make your pick about the ones that will best suit your style and needs.
1. Concrete approach
Industrial bathrooms are gaining in popularity, which is great news for heritage buildings and for new, modern buildings, too. This is for those who appreciate a daring style with strong tones. Polished concrete walls may be the best detail about an industrial approach to bathroom design. It’s quite cheap but the result is wonderful.
Tip: to really make it striking, add some industrial grid-like tile work in the shower area and don’t add the shower doors. It will be effective and understated at the same time.
2. Touchless faucet with addition
Don’t think that touchless faucets are reserved for public bathrooms only because many faucet manufacturers offer a wide variety of them, allowing you to fit them into any style. Some of them even enable you to turn the touch-less control on and off, while the LED light at the base of the faucet shows the temperature of the water running. Another cool addition is an electronic soap dispenser, which can be used for the kitchen, too.
3. Tactile textures
To avoid creating a sterile environment, add a bit of texture to some areas. The most elegant way to do it is to put tiles that you will simply want to touch while you’re taking a shower. Texture brings warmth and comfort, and it makes any bathroom unique.
4. Separate soaking tub
Most of us use the shower throughout the week but every once in a while, we all yearn for a long, warm bath. You can make it truly special by adding a separate soaking tub inside the bathroom (if you have room for it), whether it’s a sunken tub or a freestanding one. If possible, choose the extra deep model with space on the rim – you can place a glass of wine there or at least a few aromatherapy candles.
5. Improved heating solution
You know that feeling when you get out of a hot shower only to wrap yourself in a cold towel? Well, you can forget about it if you install a heated towel rail. You can mount it in the place of a radiator – it is a plumbing item that will definitely add to the touch of luxury.
6. More comfort with a bidet
Bidets have finally been recognized in Western society as a must-have item in any bathroom. They improve your intimate hygiene and relieve many symptoms related to bowel problems and ailments. Today, they come with various features and in many modern designs and maybe the most unobtrusive but yet highly practical design is visible in the latest Japanese toilet seats that go well with any bathroom. Depending on your personal needs, you can choose the right model for you, regardless of the style or size of the bathroom.
7. In-floor heat
Spoil yourself completely in the bathroom, even your feet. No one enjoys stepping onto cold tiles from a steaming shower, so install radiant heating inside the bathroom. This is also a sustainable solution as its very effective. You can install it by using loops of tubes that pump heated water or electric tubes. The first solution is more energy-efficient, though.
8. Built-in TV
If you want to be informed at any moment of the day, then a TV built into the bathroom is the luxury item you need. It’s not about simply hanging the flat screen in a corner of the bathroom. Do it elegantly by disguising the TV as a decorative and architectural element of the bathroom. Another cool solution is to embed it into the bathroom mirror, so that it becomes almost invisible when you turn it off.
9. Modern ambient lighting
The right lighting is one of the essential aspects of a well-designed bathroom. It’s best if you opt for modern lighting which revolves around geometric shapes and clear lines. Keep the lighting in mind when you go shopping for windows and light fixtures because the appropriate placement of the lighting is what will make your bathroom cozy and relaxing instead of simply poorly lit.
If you are considering skylights, know that they are a very functional solution for modern bathrooms because they serve as a decorative element, too, and add more soft, natural light. In the evenings when you need to relax, soft illumination will help you do just that, not a strong beam of electric bulbs. Add a dimmer switch to the main light and maybe have your mirror backlit for a cozy, pampering atmosphere.
Set your priorities straight so that you identify which luxury elements here are most important to you or maybe most cost-effective. Don’t forget about the current style of your bathroom because no luxury item will add to the decor of the bathroom if it can’t be a part of the same story.