What are the defining elements of luxury bathrooms? Lots of space, perhaps great views, or even some simply luxurious finishes? In this article, we delve into the features that make up a luxury bathroom remodel.
It’s essential to think about the aspects of both functionality and style when designing your space. A bathroom is the one room you start and end your day in, so make it a unique space that works well for all occupants.
For generations, the well-heeled considered the bathroom as an area to retreat and regain one’s feeling of wellbeing. Bathrooms had been long luxuriated in. If one was not in a much better state leaving than upon entering, the bathroom had not served its purpose. Toilet fixtures, shower heads, state-of-the-art sinks, and on-trend style pieces are the contemporary resources for curating a fabulous bathroom experience.
Remember the following essential facets if you’re planning a master bathroom remodel or adding a new luxurious bathroom space within your home.
There are three main types of lighting: task, ambient, and accent lighting. Carefully layering these lights in the bathroom will make the space more functional, as well as elevate the appearance and provide high levels of flexibility.
- The main light – often an overhead light that provides ambient lighting for the overall illumination of the space. Many people choose dimmer options for this bathroom light to give it maximum customization.
- Task lighting – crucial in the bathroom, since so many personal grooming duties, take place in the space. Task lighting could include lights over the mirror or vanity. Remember when planning and positioning task lighting to position fixtures in a way that minimizes shadows that may hinder your ability when shaving or applying makeup.
- Accent lighting – a crucial feature of luxury bathrooms, this type of lighting is one that makes a unique space stand out from the others. Accent lighting is meant to highlight the unique features of the space. It might include a light positioned over a painting, a decorative chandelier in a changing area, or wall sconces by a soaking tub.
The hardware you select for the bathroom is the jewelry that bedazzles and enriches the space. Because the bathroom features a significant amount of hardware relative to the size of the room, choosing the right option can make a powerful visual impact.
Hardware includes knobs and pulls on the vanity but extends to other accessories, including towel racks, toilet paper holders, soap dispensers, and shower curtain rods. And when planning hardware features, don’t forget to add in light switch covers, wall plates, and vent covers to create a consistent and professionally designed look.
Keep in mind that finishes for hardware don’t necessarily need to exactly match, as long as the tones blend nicely. For example, brushed steel and matte black work perfectly together, but if you mix in more colors, you run the risk of the space looking confused.
Many factors go into creating a bathroom design. It’s essential to pay close attention to the details if you want to create a luxury space.
A Few More Features that Add Luxury
Consider adding elements to what can be a very utilitarian space that emphasizes your personal style and glamour, including:
- Slip-resistant rugs
- Mirrors (i.e. antique and modern fog-free designs)
- Showers: Designed for two, including steam generators, and body sprays
- Toilets: Bidets, “smart,” or Japanese-style washlets, with convenient controls for washing, drying, or even warming the seat
- Bathtubs: A freestanding tub can be the room’s focal point; including sleek designs and reproduction claw-feet, to wood and even cast-concrete
- A vanity: Can be separate or built-in; create more counter space by eradicating double sink vanities
- Luxury fixtures and hardware (i.g. faucets and towel hooks)
- Fine art: Paintings, even sculptures if space allows
- Built-in, discrete storage for shampoo bottles to cleaners to towels
Get Started Today
Whether it’s a primary bathroom, en-suite powder room, or regular bathroom remodel, let Gordon Reese Design Build help guide you through the process, from creating more space to choosing materials. Contact us today by calling (925) 885-3770.