Open shower: PROS: The no barrier appeal of open showers opens up your bathroom and can give visual views of expansive vistas and views outside of a window beyond. This modern touch gives the feel of a luxury spa or high end hotel that home owners enjoy. CONS: Many home owners don’t enjoy the open and unprotected feel of open showers. While visually appealing some home owners still prefer to have a visual and physical barrier between the shower and the rest of the bathroom.
Take the picture above for example. In it you can see that whoever designed the space has taken the time to add plenty of fresh towels a plush robe a variety of high-end soaps and lotions plus spa-like bath treatments can be found on the back wall.
Less is truly more when it comes to modern spaces. In this school of design rather than thinking of negative space as something empty that needs to be filled it’s seen as an active detail in creating a minimalist aesthetic. The key to pulling off this look is making every design element count.
In fact over 50% of new builds in the United States are now equipped with a whirlpool bath. Spa equipment has grown by 10% year on year and is set to continue its growth in 2014.
There’s something about the way that light reflects off of copper that makes it particularly eye-catching. For this reason it will soon become a go-to choice for anyone looking to create a bathroom that is truly a showstopper. Consider using it for the focal point of the space like a large soaking tub or consider mixing and matching it with another metal.
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.