Today, successful bathroom design focuses on creating a personal oasis to provide an escape from the outside world. It is a space that you can call your own, devoid of texts and tweets, to literally wash away the stresses of the day. The bath is a haven where families can make unique design statements and enjoy spa-like experiences in their homes.
Many of our clients are inspired by their travels. They stay at hotels, resorts and spas that spark their imagination and as a result, they ask themselves, “why can’t we create a similar a place of wellness in our home?” You can! Many of the baths that we design feature jetted, soaking, air or combination tubs, steam showers, showers with multiple spray heads, music, aroma and color therapies.
The trend toward outfitting bathrooms with beautiful furniture reflects the changing dynamic of baths, especially the master bath. The master bathroom has become a refuge from the hectic pace of daily life. The bath is a place where individual family members can steal a few minutes to relax and rejuvenate.
Bathrooms can include sofas, comfy chairs, benches and other pieces that extend the living area into the bath. Wood tones add warmth and serve to contrast white ceramic and acrylic surfaces of tubs, basins and water closets. With this transformation, the standard white vanity has given way to elegant and expertly crafted furniture pieces that create the look and feel of stress-free luxury. Many of our clients don’t want to fill their bath with built-in cabinets and countertops. Instead they opt for freestanding étagères, cabinets, armoires, wall-hung vanities, seating areas and storage pieces.
Function is another critical factor. A beautiful bathroom is an organized bathroom. Our clients don’t have time to search for their favorite tube of lipstick or wait for their curling iron to heat up. That’s why we specify bath furniture with storage solutions and convenience features that include interior adjustable shelving, pullout trays, interior lighting, hairdryer/curling iron holders, interior electric receptacles, USB port charging stations and drawer dividers.
In larger baths, many of our customers enjoy separate spaces with different vanity types, and styles and heights for individual grooming stations. In these circumstances, there are opportunities to distinguish two spaces by installing mirrors, sconces and other types of lighting. A common practice to help separate space in the bath is to use wall mirrors, armoires, étagères, ceiling-hung mirrors or a wall of mirrors.
When you combine furniture with fixtures it results in an enhanced use of space and integrates the new bath with other rooms in the home. If you’re interested in discussing a bathroom renovation for your home, please give us a call at 401-463-1550 or visit our Design Center at 139 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI.