To many, the master bathroom can be more than just a place to get ready in the morning. It can be that place to get away from life, if only just for a while. Whether it be a long warm bath after a stressful day, a hot shower to begin your morning, or maybe just a few minutes of peace and quiet by yourself, your bathroom can be an oasis for escape.
Your bathroom is not an oasis, you say? Let’s take a look at things you can do to change that.
Whether it be a classic design with white cabinetry and marble tops or more of a spa feel with warm tones and soothing textures, there are many choices out there to create a look that fits you and your home. However, to create the perfect space, there is more to it than just the look — how about utilizing some of today’s technology to complete the package:
Large format tiles with linear drains
Who says you have to deal with all the maintenance of small tiles and multiple grout lines in your shower? With a Kerdi-Line drain by Schluter, you can use large format tiles (think less grout and a cleaner look and feel) on your shower floor.
They’re no longer just for cold weather climates — besides giving you something warm and cozy to dry off with after your shower, a good warmer will keep your towels smelling fresh by drying them out and keeping the musty smell of mildew away. And they are not just for towels…how about a warm robe, PJs or that outfit for tomorrow? Speaking of tomorrow, you can also set a warmer to automatically come on at sunrise or turn it on from your smartphone as you’re headed home after a long day at work.
How about a waterproof, flush mount, in-wall TV that functions as a mirror when turned off? Or a Bluetooth controller in your shower to help with that background music for your morning sing-along?
How would you like to jump into the shower and have water at the perfect temperature without having to fiddle with the controls? Don’t settle for the old-style valve that forces you to regulate temperature and pressure all at once. Try a thermostatic one that allows you to set the temperature and control your volume separately. Some even have “his” and “hers” settings that can be controlled by the push of a button.
So, whether it is the look, the feel, or the function that is important to you, know that there is a wealth of choices out there today to make your bath more than just a place to brush your teeth. Let your neighborhood professionals help you dream up the perfect space!