Luxury bathrooms provide personal health and relaxation
Given the resources available to contractors today for designing and building luxury bathrooms, the imagination becomes the only obstacle in the process. A quick look at Pinterest’s luxury bathroom content proves how many amazing, lavish, ornate and flashy bathrooms with exist today. They come complete with large soaking tubs, multi-head showers, chandeliers and high-end materials like Italian marble.
While some of these high-end bathrooms appear nearly offensive in their grandiosity to some, the take away is that today’s designers and builders are putting together luxury bathrooms that can boost relaxation and assist in improving personal health, and it doesn’t have to include a crystal chandelier (but can if you want it).
Trading up for quality
A few years before the great recession hit, the Harvard Business Review reported that America’s middle class had roughly $3.5 trillion in disposable income, and they were willing to put some of that money toward a high-quality home remodeling projects, including luxury bathrooms. That amount of disposable income took a hit during the recession and the years after. However, the recovery might have been slow for the middle class, but they’re back to looking at luxury bathroom remodeling projects, and there are a number of trends occurring right now.
Here are just a handful of luxury bathroom items on the wish list for many homeowners:
- Audio systems
- Chroma therapy bathtubs
- Heated towel racks
- Spa-style decorations
- Steam showers
Gold makes a comeback
Believe it or not, the brass or gold tone fixtures you ripped out of your bathroom a decade ago or longer are making a comeback. However, there are a few stylistic changes. For instance, rather than a reflective brass surface, today’s popular gold fixtures have a warmer tone of gold.
Gray paint tones are exceedingly popular in many bathrooms today, and the gold fixtures provide a new depth and dimension that adds an understated luxurious feel to the predominantly gray palate on the walls.
Please your feet
Another luxury trend today includes the temperature of the ground beneath your bare feet. Rather than suffer the cold of a granite, marble or porcelain floor, a heated liner can be installed underneath to provide relaxing warmth, not only to the bare feet, but also to the entire room. This is turning into a must-have for luxury bathroom projects.
Personal health benefits
If your thought of a luxury bath is simply a fancy shower, you must consider the health benefits of a bathtub big enough to provide you with a hot, full-body soak. Luxury bathtubs come in many shapes and sizes that will fit the motif of your design.
From a traditional claw foot tub to a nickel and brass tub of yesteryear to modern egg-shaped tub of the future – you have an abundance of tub choices. Regardless of your style preference, a nice hot bath can be just what the doctor ordered.
Top hot bath benefits:
- Relieve aches and pains
- Relieve stress
- Improve blood circulation
- Sleep easier
- Improve immune system
- Improve mood and psychological health
Just as you have a choice in materials you use in your luxury bath remodel, you also have choices in regard to which contractor(s) complete the job. Make no mistake about it – there are plenty out there who make big promises, but not all contractors are alike.
When you partner with a design and build contractor, you’re getting every piece of the remodel puzzle with one team. At New Concept 180, we have experience in designing and building luxury bathrooms with all the upgrades you can imagine. Plus, since we have the experts, craftsmen, designers and professionals on one team, so you don’t have to scramble to communicate your needs across several different entities.
At New Concept, our designers will sit down with you and listen to your ideas and then we’ll apply our years of expertise to help you outfit the design with the best materials, appliances and fixtures. Then, our build team comes in to take care of every aspect of the project, from plumbing to electric to carpentry and anything in between.
Contact us today and let’s start planning your luxury bathroom.