The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in every home and as you spend so much time in there, why not make it into a place where you really enjoy being?
Specific details can elevate a functional bathroom into something more unique and luxurious. Here are six suggestions for giving this practical room a much more opulent feel.
· Freestanding Tub
Whether claw-footed, pedestal or cast iron, a freestanding tub brings instant elegance to any bathroom. It works best as the focal point of the room – being the first thing that you notice as you step through the door.
A freestanding tub is also useful for making a room appear lighter as it can really open up those dark and otherwise cramped corners.
Transform your bathroom into a place of sanctuary, after all at the end of a long and busy day, what better way is there to unwind than with a relaxing soak in a hot bath?
· Sunken Tub
Alternatively, you may consider a sunken tub in place of a freestanding one to give the room a more modern feel. These days there is a surfeit of contemporary and eye-catching designs to choose from.
The two main benefits of a sunken tub are that it gives the room a spa-like ambiance that can induce an instant feeling of calmness and wellbeing, and it can also make a small room appear much larger than it actually is.
· Roman Shower
For those who prefer a shower to a bath, or for days when you are in a bit more of a hurry, a walk-in shower is ideal for a quick spot of pampering. Ensconced in the shower’s steamy warmth, you can take a moment for yourself, to free your mind from concerns of the daily grind.
A true Roman shower is one that doesn’t require a door or curtain – a wet room design. If you have the room to play with, this can make a fantastic addition to any high-end bathroom space.
· His and Her Basins
Elevate a bathroom from lovely to luxurious with matching his and her sinks to help reduce the morning queues. These are great for giving any bathroom a luxe hotel-like vibe to make you feel like you are on holiday even when you’re not.
Having two separate basins also means that you will have sufficient room for storing your toiletries and for carrying out your daily ablutions without encroaching on your partner’s space.
· Elegant Storage Solutions
Bathroom storage is essential for keeping the room clutter free. There are so many needed items in a bathroom, it can often be challenging to find a place to keep it all.
Hide away your bits and bobs in classy and discrete linen storage cupboards and high-end medicine cabinets.
Additionally, drawers with electrical outlets are useful for keeping your hair appliances nicely tucked away.
· Natural light
Lighting is such a crucial factor to consider in the design of your bathroom. Too much artificial light can have a harsh effect on both the room and your reflection in the mirror.
Make use of big windows to flood the space with natural light. This is the easiest way to transform your bathroom from a dark and dreary space to a light, airy, and happy place.
Natural light can also help you to wake up quickly and easily in the morning. What better way can there be to start the day then in a shower with a sky view? So, add in a skylight for an increased sense of wellbeing and the energy needed to start each day.