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Bathroom Retreats: Spoil Yourself Daily

By: Bidmyreno Admin | Feb 16, 2016


We squeeze more and more into our day than we ever have before and for most of us as the pace of life increases, so does our stress.  No question – taking it down a notch at the end of a day is a necessity.  The need to diffuse stress and regenerate are why bathroom retreats are front-and-center in the renovation and design industry.  More than ever we are seeing bathroom design trends incorporating not just form and function, but relaxation and mood. Bathroom retreats can mean spaces full of light, spa-like elegance, soothing- heated everything… and on and on. We all have different definitions of what relaxation is for us. For example, some people feel most relaxed in an environment that is rich and luxurious while others feel most relaxed in minimal and simple surroundings.  Whatever the case may be, the key to creating a perfect personal retreat lies in our selection of bathroom fixtures, finishes and accessories – and you won’t believe the beautiful options there are!  Here are some trending features to consider.

Floating Vanities

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

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Beautiful Tile Accents

Tiles are the finest way to upgrade and add luxury to a bathroom. Add glamour and a bit of sparkle and pattern by installing glass tile or marble tile to add richness and timeless beauty.  Tiling in stone creates a feeling of calm with a natural and neutral aesthetic.   Tiling entire walls and floors are the latest trend in bathrooms as it creates the feeling of a personal spa retreat. 

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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 and allows time 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 the soothing jets of a whirlpool tub.  Look for a model that's roomy and doesn't strain your muscles when you lean back.  Plus, the look of a free standing tub is beautiful and can be the focal point of your retreat.

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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 pump an ordinary shower up to 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 extra element of elegance that is often overlooked. Try an oversize tile or pretty pattern to perk up a neutral bathroom.

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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 at places like www.PlumbTile.comAnd, if you are looking for a contractor to install your new bathroom finishes, post your project on     !