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Bathroom Retreats: Spoil Yourself Daily

By: Bidmyreno Admin | Feb 16, 2016

Trends Interior Design


Feel like you're taking on more and more each day? You're not alone. As the pace of life increases, so does our stress. Having the opportunity to unwind at the end of the day is a necessity for our physical and mental health. Current trends in bathroom design seek to alleviate this struggle by creating bathroom retreats.  Lots of light, spa-like elegance, and soothing, heated... everything is just the beginning of attempts to combine relaxation and mood with form and function. 

The concept of relaxation is unique to each individual. For example, some people feel most relaxed in an environment that is rich and luxurious, while others prefer minimalistic surroundings. Whatever the case may be, the key to creating a perfect personal retreat lies in the selection of bathroom fixtures, finishes and accessories – and you won’t believe the beautiful options there are!  Here are some trending bathroom features to consider. 

Floating Vanities

A floating vanity updates any style of bathroom. The open space between the bottom of the vanity and the floor makes even tiny bathroom feel airy. A floating vanity can be as simple as a solid plank of wood with a vessel sink, or it may be outfitted with double sinks and drawers for storage.

Bathroom vanity

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Beautiful Tile Accents

Tiles are the finest way to upgrade and add luxury to a bathroom. Both glass and marble tile add timeless richness and beauty. Stone tiling creates a feeling of calm with a natural and neutral aesthetic. The latest trend in bathroom styling is replicating a personal spa retreat by tiling entire walls and floors.

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Shower Benches

A seat in the shower is one of those features that bumps a shower experience up to a spa experience.  It slows the pace of daily life allowing you to enjoy the flow of water, heat and steam created by multiple showerheads. Tile a shower bench to match the rest of the shower, or add a bench made of a contrasting material like teak or glass.  

Freestanding Tubs

No getaway is complete without a soaking tub. Wash away stress in a deep soaking tub or with the soothing jets of a whirlpool one.  Look for a model that's roomy and doesn't strain your muscles when you lean back. Bonus: freestanding tubs make for a beautiful look that can be the focal point of your bathroom retreat.

Freestanding bathtub

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Steam Showers

If you truly want a spa experience without leaving home, install a shower that doubles as a steam shower. To amp up an ordinary shower and achieve an even more invigorating and lavish experience, consider dual showerheads, handheld showerheads and body sprays. Wall-mount showerheads can be adjusted to spray high or low for people of different heights.  

Floors with Flair

When tile treatments aren't an option for bathroom walls or showers, consider making the floor the focal point and wow factor.  Statement flooring works in spaces small and large and adds an element of elegance that is often overlooked. Try an oversized tile or pretty pattern to perk up a neutral bathroom.

Wooden bathroom floor

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Polished-Silver Finishes

Nickel and chrome continue to reign supreme in the world of bathroom finishes. It’s the “bling” of the bathroom or perhaps the final trimming that brings the whole look together.  The shining silvers of faucets, mirrors and lighting offer timeless appeal or a pop to contemporary looks.

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Whatever style you choose for your personal retreat, you can find all the latest brands, models, and styles of fixtures, finishes and accessories for your bathroom from companies such as Plumb Tile. And, if you are looking for a contractor to install your new bathroom finishes, post your project at no cost on!