Your bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in your home. There’s no getting around it—your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house, so why shouldn’t it get just as much attention as the rest of your home?
Here are five of the latest and greatest trends that can help turn your bathroom into a place worth showing off!
The keyword in bathroom is “bath,” and this year designers are giving it the attention it deserves. Freestanding bathtubs are making a huge comeback, and can provide a huge pop of classic luxury flare. If you don’t have room for a freestanding tub, think about adding marble trim or brass faucets to achieve the same sense of extravagance.
Going along with the same theme, luxury is key when it comes to showers in 2013. Get the effect with a new, modern showerhead and a marble surround, or go for the authentic spa experience by incorporating built-in wall massage jets. Other just-for-fun additions include mini beverage coolers built right into shower walls, integrated stereo systems, and even waterproof shower-friendly televisions.
All-in-one vanity sinks have been all the rage for the past year, and are great way to combine functionality, style, and space efficiency.Go glam by incorporating sleek faucets in brass, or glistening chrome. If you have space to spare, you might also consider going with the classic “his” and “hers” double sink combo, but with sleek and upscale updates.
One word: marble. It’s opulent, but still classic. Even better, is marble with under-floor heating. After all, what’s worse than stepping out of a nice, hot, steamy shower only to be freezing and shivering? Best of all, it’s also eco-friendly and can cut down your heating bill, since when your feet are warm, the rest of your body is also automatically warmer and you’ll be less likely to crank the thermostat.
Last but not least, we have the fundamental bathroom component: the toilet. It may be the least glamorous fixture by most peoples’ standards, but it doesn’t have to be! Once again, 2013 is all about bringing the spa to your home—including your commode. Features like seat warmers, automatic air purifiers, warm jets for cleansing, and automatic seat lifts can turn your toilet into something to be excited about.