The bathroom should be a room in which you escape your worries for some well-earned relaxation. In our eyes, this is the epitome of luxury – and in this post, we’ll explain some strategies wherein you can achieve this easily and on a reasonable budget, from the toilet to the bathroom walls and beyond.
In terms of a luxury shower, modernity is key. The latest trends in shower technology are all geared towards maintaining a luxury feel – be it a built-in Bluetooth speaker, an opulent LED light show or a massage head, all of these can make a shower feel extra special.
A rainfall shower head is an emerging option to switch up the shower experience – there’s nothing like the cleansing power of this ersatz downpour to really make you feel relaxed – and this can be combined with a regular shower head to provide flexibility if all you want is a quick body wash.
A bespoke bath
Whiling away the hours in a warm bath, book in hand, is another luxury touch that can be enhanced with a few key design considerations brought on board. Consider swapping your bath taps for more vintage models that evoke the heyday of Victorian spa towns, or go for a more modern thermostatic option if your idea of luxury involves cutting-edge tech.
Upgrading the bathtub itself to include whirlpool jets is the epitome of this tech-focused overhaul. These jets can massage and soothe your muscles while you relax – and they can even be built into an existing tub if you’re not yet ready to get rid of a vintage item such as a Victorian-style claw-foot bath.
The sink is an area that’s often overlooked when it comes to a luxury overhaul of a bathroom, which is a shame. There’s a whole lot that can be done with this area, from a luxe vanity mirror or bathroom cabinet framed with bright lights to an aesthetic overhaul that eschews ceramic in favour of luxury polished stone.
In terms of the taps, a particular favourite of ours has to be the waterfall tap – including a unique mechanism that adds a touch of luxury to what can otherwise be a fairly mundane item. The water flows out over the top of the tap, in a manner reminiscent of water pouring out of waiter’s carafe at a fancy restaurant.
The extra touches
The bathroom isn’t just about the utilities – there’s a whole lot of space ripe for luxe decoration, from the windows to the walls and beyond. A fresh coat of paint or some high-quality wallpaper on a feature wall can give the space a completely different feel, while a few houseplants can have the same effect at a lower price point.
For the ultimate in bathroom luxury, however, you should consider purchasing an underfloor heating system. Stepping out of the shower on a cold morning onto a warm floor is a glorious feeling – and you won’t have to sacrifice anything aesthetic-wise, as this kind of system is hidden away under the tiles.
So, by following this design guide and injecting some of your own creativity into the mix, you’ll be relaxing in the luxury bathroom of your dreams in no time.