Posts Tagged ‘luxury bathroom’

Island Bathroom Design

Pelican Shower/Bath

Pelican Shower/Bath

Warm island breezes, crystal blue water, soothing scents dancing in the wind. Ahh, an island paradise. If only you could have these sensations at home. Now you can, with a little inspiration and your own sense of style.

The islands of Hawaii are a painting created by Mother Nature. Use the colors in and around the island to turn your Hanover, NJ bathroom into a bathroom that reminds you of the isolated beaches of Lanai Island, Hawaii. Your island bathroom theme comes from the tropics, with an emphasis on all things outside. Continue reading

Bathroom Design Trends for 2014

Bathroom tile

Bathroom tile

Designing a bathroom may be hard to do depending on who you’re working with or what you would like to get from the bathroom that you currently have. With any type of bathroom remodeling in Cupertino, you have to look into many different factors that affect the way that you’re going to remodel and design your bathroom. Considering these factors prior to moving forward with the remodel or bathroom design can help you figure out the best plan of action to take before you decide to move forward with it. Continue reading

Luxury Bathroom Design

Bathroom Floor Tiles

Bathroom Floor Tiles

Skillfully and artfully crafted bathroom appliances functioning together to satisfy the basic human need to rid the body of waste is a way that you could define a luxury bathroom design. Many separate intricate pieces work together to make a clean and healthy place for you and your family. Bathroom remodeling is so much more than just a pretty room. Here is some information about some of the most unforgettable luxury bathroom designs that have ever been created to helpfully get some Tempe readers out there thinking. Continue reading

3 Big Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Luxurious

Pelican Shower/Bath

Pelican Shower/Bath

With so many of us leading busy lives and rushing about from here to there, it can be difficult to set aside time to conceptualize, much less carry out, any home improvements. Between work, school, social engagements and other obligations you may often spend so little time at home that you scarcely have a moment to consider whether you’re happy with your dwellings. That is, until you step into your bathroom or kitchen each morning and have that fleeting thought of, “I really should fix/change/replace/ that”. Our only true sanctuary from the outside world, home is where the heart is, and it can be wonderful to focus a bit of effort on your own space. Having a luxurious bathroom can truly improve your quality of life, so even if you’ve got a small area to work with, it pays to make it as comfortable as possible.

Big Items First

When designing a bathroom, the larger fixtures generally must come first. Items like a bath, shower, and sink must be chosen with care according to the bathroom’s measurements and plumbing locations. However, even smaller spaces can take advantage of luxury fixtures. Experts agree that having a bath of any size will increase your home’s value for future buyers.  The most practical way to implement a bath in a small space is to opt for a shower bath , which allows you to make the most of your floor space. Space-saving toilets can be very attractive as well, so look for styles like back to wall toilets and wall hung models to make the room seem streamlined instead of small. Compact, even minuscule sinks are available in a variety of styles. You’ll be amazed by how nice it feels to rest your eyes on a shiny new sink instead of an old, moldy, cracked or stained one. Replacing this feature will add major luxury appeal.

Make the Space Seem Bigger

It’s difficult to make a cramped space luxurious, but you can use a few tricks to make it seem bigger. First off, make sure to eliminate all clutter by storing it properly (implement proper storage if necessary). A good tip for smaller bathrooms is to use open shelving; it allows the eye to travel to the wall, opening up the space. The same goes for clear glass shower doors instead of a curtain. Check your lighting to make sure it makes your bathroom light and bright- few truly luxurious bathrooms are dark and dank. If possible, leave any windows uncovered to allow for maximum natural illumination. Install mirrors on dull walls, to reflect light and give the appearance of a room that goes on much further.

Luxurious Accessories

What exactly is it that makes a bathroom ‘luxurious’? Aside from having smaller versions of larger luxury features, like a shower bath, many times all a small space needs is the right luxurious accessories. Replace an old plastic shower head with a chrome model, and switch out your basin taps for chrome as well. If you’ve always fancied having marble or stone tiles, a small bath can be a great place to install them, as you’ll need far less material to cover your space. Purchase thick, plush towels, scented candles and quality soap. You can also consider added an extra luxurious heating element, such as a heated towel rack or underfloor heating. Many luxurious bathrooms also incorporate texture, in order to create a sensorial experience. Try adding a plush rug for the floor or have a velvet bathrobe to slip into. By adapting the guidelines for larger bathrooms to fit any space, you too can have a luxurious bathroom.

Sonia Bieber is a home design expert and avid cyclist. She spends her free time in the great outdoors, but appreciates coming home to her cozy home, family and two cats. She is also a freelance writer for Bathroom Heaven, retailers of luxurious bathroom furniture and fixtures.