If there’s a consensus among bathroom designers, it’s that 2013 is the year of the spa. New and remodeled bathrooms are geared toward the spa’s clean look and functionality, with the accent on individual taste. A quick poll among professionals shows these trends dominating:
Spa appointments. Besides the major fixtures such as whirlpool tubs or steam showers, other spa-like appointments are increasingly popular, such as double vanities, vessel sinks, and bidets.
Marble, slate or granite countertops. The quality look and feel of natural stone are part of what gives the bath a sense of luxury.
Heated floor or towel racks. In cold climates, a heated floor installed under ceramic tile is wonderful. If that’s impractical, heated towel racks with plush, oversized towels are a great relaxer.
Generous cabinet space. The clean look of a spa is partially achieved by being able to put away clutter such as hair accessories and make-up, while leaving on display decorative soaps, hand towels and bath oils.
Variable lighting. Bright lights are necessary for grooming, while soft pendant lights encourage relaxation. Where possible, skylights are a great enhancement.
Cool colors. Wall and ceiling colors in subdued earth tones, creams, pale greens and blues are demonstrably relaxing, especially combined with live plants and natural wood, such as bamboo blinds or shutters.
Handmade tiles. This is where the homeowners assert their individuality—beautiful tiles that coordinate or accent the main color scheme are a staple in designer baths that shows no sign of going away.
If you feel it’s time to reinvent your bathroom, come see the Los Angeles showroom of B&R Construction. We have a comprehensive offering of spa amenities from the most reputable suppliers, as well as cabinets, vanities, countertops, sinks, handmade tiles, and much more. Our professional designers are ready to consult with you to create the bath of your dreams, so contact us today.