Modern bathroom designs emphasize luxurious comfort and turn basic washrooms into relaxing getaways where homeowners can unwind after a hectic day.
The bathrooms of yesteryear focused on the utility of the bathroom. In contrast, modern bathroom designs emphasize luxurious comfort and turn basic washrooms into relaxing getaways where homeowners can unwind after a hectic day. Some essential elements add aesthetic appeal, comfort, and functionality to modern bathrooms.
Our St. Louis bathroom remodeling expert recommends must-have features to include in a contemporary bath remodel.
1. Luxury Showers
Today, homeowners seek a spa-like environment within the comfort of their homes. Showers are getting an upscale treatment. Multiple-head showers and walk-in showers are becoming more popular to add a touch of glamour and increased functionality to the bathroom. The latest trend is to make showers larger, eliminate the bathtub, and use glass panels and doors to open up the feel of the shower. Even in smaller bathrooms, shower walls can be completely done away with.
2. Floors with Radiant Heat
In winter, the worst feeling is to step on a cold bathroom floor after a warm shower. Floors with radiant heat are a great option as they allow you to walk around barefoot comfortably. They also heat the entire bathroom more efficiently than other traditional heating systems. It also eliminates the problem of warm air rising to the ceiling. The system works by embedding a layer of hot water tubes or wires under laminate, tile, or linoleum flooring.
3. Greener Functionality
Luxury is often associated with a more significant carbon footprint, but this is not always the case. There is technology available that allows you to update a bathroom without adversely affecting the environment. Some greener upgrades that you can include in a bathroom remodel are hands-free faucets, smart showerheads, dual flush toilets, and on-demand hot water systems. These upgrades reduce water consumption and wastage.
4. Steam Rooms
Steam rooms are an excellent choice for homeowners looking for spa-like comfort and pampering. With a steam room in your bathroom, you will never again want to spend money at a spa. However, homeowners should bear in mind that to have a steam room installed in the bathroom, they will need to make changes to manage drainage and condensation. The tiles might also need to be changed to ensure that they resist moisture well.
5. Stone, Glass, and Porcelain Tile
Bid farewell to outdated finishes such as linoleum and glazed bathroom tiles and welcome elegant, luxurious, and stylish finishes. Stone, glass, and porcelain tiles are becoming hugely popular. There are tile options available to suit every budget, look, and feel.
6. Entertainment Systems
As we talk about turning the bathroom into a relaxing retreat, adding some entertainment system makes sense. Music systems and flat-screen TVs are making their way into bathrooms as a means of entertainment and relaxation for people who want to make the most of the time they spend in the bathroom.
Do you need a bathroom that boasts all the modern comforts and luxuries now available? Call AAA Remodeling Company at (636) 349-5777 today to schedule an appointment.