Day spas and spa hotels are classic examples of escaping and recharging a trend which has pierced the home improvement market. Designers and architects are adding those places of escape within the home including steam shower rooms saunas whirlpool baths and hot tubs into their designs in response to this need. Take the gorgeous example below which sports a sauna and steam shower combination unit; a perfect addition to an at home spa retreat.
Using natural materials is a trend which you’ll see in every other sphere of the design world in 2014. Natural materials unlike the riskier patterns above are generally timeless and will stand the test of time. If it’s a renovation look to see if there are natural aged beams in the ceiling which have the potential to be uncovered and reconditioned with stain or a lovely beeswax.
This tip is more about function than aesthetics but it is one that your guests will truly appreciate. Whoever comes to visit they’ll likely be bringing a host of toiletries of their own and they’ll need somewhere to put them. Make sure your guest bathroom includes plenty of room for your visitors to spread out during their stay.
Use a glass enclosure at bathtub/shower area: Shower curtains can be used at your bathroom/shower but will separate your bathroom visually. Opt for a glass enclosure that creates a subtle and visual divider between your main area and your shower/tub. For added privacy many glass enclosures can have a frosted pattern applied to them to give privacy and not get in the way of your illusion of space.
Once you have your storage options in place remember how the items are displayed is just as important as what’s available. Just as you would with any other styled surface do your best to create specific groupings. Vary the items in each grouping by height size and number to create visual interest. If you need to consider looking up bathroom design ideas on Freshome for inspiration.
Sleek and minimalist; A massive trend over the past 5 years: Frameless shower enclosure are simply no nonsense. Cutting back on all the frills bells and whistles using only what is necessary to ensure structural integrity (chrome brackets) this is the design to go for if you’re looking for longevity versatility and class.