Your master bathroom should serve as an oasis and make you feel at ease. It's where you'll unwind after a long day at work. It's where you'll retreat when your stress levels rise. Whether you spend an hour soaking in the tub or a few minutes standing in front of the mirror, the space should provide a pleasurable, calming experience.
Your luxury home likely came with an impressive master bath. But you want it to be more than just functional. You want it to be luxuriating. With that in mind, we'll present several ideas below for upgrading your bathroom. The following suggestions will help transforms the space into a retreat that will make any day look brighter.
Idea # 1: Pamper Yourself With A Rain Shower
Rain showers are designed with large showerheads that release water in a manner that mimics the fall of rain. The spray's pattern and pressure creates a massaging sensation, similar to standing beneath a small waterfall. Although the showerhead can be adjusted to provide additional pressure, many people prefer its default setting.
Some rain showers are suspended from the ceiling. Others are mounted on the wall. Both types provide an indulgent shower that you may find difficult to leave.
Idea # 2: Install Dual Vanities
Double vanities offer a number of advantages over a traditional single-sink vanity. You and your spouse can use the space at the same time rather than one person having to wait for the other to finish. You'll also have more storage space for your respective toiletries. In addition, double vanities give you and your partner an opportunity to add small design flourishes that enhance your respective areas.
You'll probably need to modify the plumbing in your bathroom to accommodate two sinks. Although it's an inconvenience, it's also a one-time event.
Idea # 3: Invest In Radiant Heat Flooring
The floor of a traditional master bath can remain unpleasantly cold despite your home's heater being active. Heat rises, leaving the tile chilly to the touch. That's the reason many homeowners install a radiant heating system under their bathroom floors.
Radiant heat systems ensure that your floors stay warm when you're in the bathroom. When you climb out of the tub or leave the shower, you won't be shocked by the frigid cold of the tiles.
Idea # 4: Allow More Natural Light Into Your Bathroom
Natural light does more than simply brighten a room. It lifts the room's mood. In your master bath, ample sunlight can make the space seem more welcoming and relaxing.
If your bathroom lacks windows, you can use specific types of artificial light to create a similar effect. For example, install ambient lighting to provide an undercurrent of soft light in the background. Tasteful task lighting positioned near the vanity can provide illumination for performing your morning routine without creating an annoying glare. Use accent lights in specific areas of your master bath to further brighten the space while adding a touch of style.
Natural light is always preferable. But if it isn't an option, there are other ways to enhance the lighting in your bathroom.
Idea # 5: Install A Towel Warmer
A towel warmer does exactly as its name implies. It keeps your towel warm while you're in the shower or tub. When you're ready to dry off, pull your heated towel off the wall-mounted fixture and wrap it around yourself. The warmth keeps the chill at bay.
Towel warmers offer additional benefits. They can help dry damp towels after use, preventing the onset of mildew. They can also provide heat for the bathroom, much like a space heater. If you have delicate garments that are damp, hang them on the towel warmer to dry them quickly and safely.
Idea # 6: Install Non-Slip Floors
Ceramic tile in the bathroom can be dangerous. A few drops of water can lead to slips and falls. To prevent falling and injuring yourself, replace the ceramic tile with a slip-resistant alternative. Good choices include textured linoleum, anti-slip tile, and even slate (a type of stone). Poor choices include marble and hardwood.
If you like your tiles floors and want to avoid replacing them, you can rely on various non-slip accessories. For example, place area rugs on the floor near the sink, shower, and tub. You can also apply an anti-slip spray designed to increase traction in areas exposed to water.
The six ideas presented above are merely scratching the surface when it comes to enhancing your luxury home's master bathroom. There are many other things you can do to help transforms the space into your personal sanctuary. Some require a professional contractor's expertise. Others can be performed on your own with little more than time, a few tools, and a bit of patience.