Bathroom is not considered just a utility these days. They are seen as the room or space that sets the mood of the rest of your day in the morning, where you can spend some time with just yourself and pamper yourself, free from the worries of the world. The master bathroom or luxury bathrooms today include at least a toilet, bidet, two sinks, separate tub and shower, whirlpool or spa and perhaps more. There are half bathrooms that only have a sink and toilet while full bathrooms have bathtub and shower combo along with it. Smaller bathrooms may just have shower area or corner shower stall instead of both tub and shower. Children's bathroom may omit a thing or two but is more colorful and has energetic feel.
Some people love to take a long shower or soak in the tub to relax
perhaps with aroma candles and relaxing music to have a spa-like feel in
your bath. Luxury items that can be incorporated in master baths are
exercise equipments, see-through fireplaces, mini-refrigerators, saunas
and even flat panel televisions that can be mounted on walls or ceiling
to really pamper you. Master baths are expanding into personal retreats
and spas at home are becoming more and more popular. Whirlpools,
Jacuzzi, decorative fixtures and real furniture pieces are becoming a
part of luxuries that are incorporated in bathroom design these days.
Stainless steel sink, medicine chest, bathtub, shower walls, faucets and
spigots are popular in contemporary bathroom decor though they are
available in wide variety of shapes and materials.
Fixtures in white, biscuit or bone colors are popular while chrome
faucets with soft brass accents are the latest trend. Artistic and
aesthetic sinks, vanity areas, vessel sinks and sinks made up of
hand-blown glass are the fashion of the times. Corner shelves, corner
shower with shower caddy, hanging towel bars and medicine cabinets with
mirrors are all part of the contemporary bathroom fittings including
washbasins in regular round, square or rectangular shapes or unique,
creative and artistic shapes. They can be made from stainless steel,
glass or ceramic. Steel baths look traditional and are strong and
durable while acrylic baths are much more versatile and lightweight.
Modern acrylic baths do not feel cold and metallic and are
easy-to-maintain. Bathroom accessories make you bath stylish and elegant
or fun and relaxing and can be customized according to your taste.
Bathroom light fixtures range from simple to funky and are available in
all colors, shapes and styles and you may add dim soft lights for mood
lighting purposes in addition to bright light that you use while
applying makeup. Bathroom faucets and other accessories help you to
define the overall style of the bathroom. Traditional fixtures are more
ornate and suit classic, antique, period, shabby chic, colonial, rustic
and country bathroom decors while modern fixtures are slim, sleek,
angular and ultra-streamlined and look better with high-tech, elite,
modern, contemporary and minimalist bathroom styles. Most of the
traditional bathroom accessories have fluting or floral designs while
modern pieces have geometric or swirl designs.
Sunken marble, Roman style, claw-foot tubs or bathtubs with elongated
pedestal base look classic and formal while a rectangular tub with
square tiles or curvy whirlpools suit contemporary bathroom decorations.
Modern and high-tech bathrooms have streamlined pedestal sinks with
plumbing on display, vessel sinks or sinks above countertops while
traditional bathrooms have marble sinks, vanity-sink combinations or
sinks with embellished pedestals. Plain glass, frosted or beaded shower
doors look modernistic while stained glass shower doors look artsy,
Victorian or period style. Oak seats and tanks including antique and
tall ones mounted high on the wall make bathroom look traditional while
modern bathroom interiors call for low-profile commodes mounted on the
People with eclectic tastes or frequently changing taste should choose
neutral colors and plain styles that can easily be given a different
look by switching a few things here and there. Basic porcelain over cast
iron bathtub, porcelain toilet and sink and faucets and showerhead in
porcelain glass combinations are traditional. Basic faucets such as
chrome brass combinations work best with neutral bathroom schemes. White
bathrooms can look both traditional and modern depending on other
factors and is a safe choice for every kind of decor. Modern faucets
such as gooseneck and waterfall faucets ones are trendy. Remodeling and
designing bathrooms for people with physical disabilities require them
to be fully functional. High traffic bathrooms should use decorations
that are more durable and do not damage easily.