The four bathroom trends you should know

04.07.2013

The bathroom is often a sanctuary for our thoughts and our souls. In the next year the four trends in luxury bathroom design and fittings very well support this central orientation.
This is what we notice about bathrooms that not only increase its resale ability but also its peacefulness.

It’s where you do your secret single behaviour or share a sensual moment with a partner. It’s where you escape the sound of the kids or prepare for a date. It’s the one place your blackberry normally doesn’t come with.

The bathroom is often a sanctuary for our thoughts and our souls. In the next year the four trends in luxury bathroom design and fittings very well support this central orientation.
This is what we notice about bathrooms that not only increase its resale ability but also its peacefulness:

1. Clean lines
Clean lines with either square or rounded shapes are the ongoing trend in bathrooms for the end of this year.
A long luxurious shower is a perfect recovery from our busy lifestyles and workaday life. Simple, clean and sleek furnishings can help to make this possible.

2. Technology
From touch sensitive lighting control systems to tap tile products, it’s all about switchers and dimmers that are hidden and intuitive. As with the clean line trend, even fittings like light switches can be hidden.

You will even find LEDs making a comeback with manufacturers installing them behind vanity mirrors to eliminate shadows and glare. For late night visits there are even wall and floor tiles with LEDs for toilet areas.

Digital controls to pre-program water flow and temperature, music and colour-therapy lighting for the shower or tub are the ultimate luxury technology gadgets to install. Some of them even have ceiling mounted body sprays.

3. The Bathtub
The free-standing bathtub has made a comeback. It is perched on a raised area, almost like a pedestal, to show the clean lines and to “herald the bathing ritual”.
The traditional feet are replaced by acrylic and stone resin composites and – where the lines allow – blending traditional with modern aspects of the free-standing bathtub design.

Feature lighting to give the bathtub an effect is trendy, like for example making it look like it floats or glow. Bathtub materials are sometimes carved out of stone, crystal or even solid glass and can feature rounded, rectangular and angled shapes.

4. The Personal Spa
These days it seems like we don’t even have time to get to the spa for some down-time. That’s why the trend is to create a personal spa experience at home. Literally, that means modelling the features found in spas and hotels – from massage tables, barber chairs and saunas to toilets with built-in bidets, lighting and music. You’ll find a lot more than the standard heated floors and towel racks in these private escapes.

The trend in personal spas is to recreate the feeling of space and movement. Vanities that run along a whole wall and large walk-in showers can create such an atmosphere. Furthermore, there will be a trough sink and wall-mounted faucets, enough space and features for the whole family to come together at the home spa on a Sunday evening. The use of lighting and dimmers can create a special ambiance and separate zones of the space.

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