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The Current State of Bathroom Design

Bathroom design has climbed numerous notches in the past decade. Today, successful design focuses on creating a personal oasis that provides an escape from the outside world. It is a space that you call your own, devoid of texts and tweets, and a space that enables you to literally wash away the stresses of the day.

Homeowners, builders and designers want baths that provide a refuge and a place to relax. Many of our clients are inspired by their travels. They stay at hotels, resorts and spas that spark their imagination and ask themselves, "why can’t we create a similar place of wellness in our home"? Well, you can! There’s no reason why you can’t include a jetted, soaking, air or combination tub, steam showers, showers with multiple spray heads, music, aroma and color therapies and Bluetooth capabilities in a new bath.

Designing a master bath provides you with an opportunity to improve the quality of your's and your family’s lives, while simultaneously making a unique design statement. There are health and wellness benefits to consider alongside practical considerations. If you are building a new master bath, the finished product should be easy to use, provide practical value and make you feel like a million bucks every time you cross the threshold.

Bathrooms can include traditional furniture pieces such as sofas, comfy chairs, benches and other pieces that extend the living area into the bath. Wood tones add warmth and serve to contrast the white ceramic and acrylic surfaces of tubs, basins and water closets. With this transformation, the standard white vanity has given way to elegant and expertly crafted furniture pieces that create the look and feel of stress-free luxury. Many of our clients don’t want to fill their bath with built-in cabinets and countertops. Instead they opt for freestanding étagères, cabinets, armoires, wall-hung vanities, seating areas and storage pieces.

Function is another critical factor. A beautiful bathroom is an organized bathroom. We understand that your days are hectic. You don’t have time to search for your favorite tube of lipstick or wait to heat up the curling iron. That’s why we specify bath furniture with storage solutions and convenience features that include interior adjustable shelving, pullout trays, interior lighting, hairdryer/curling iron holders, interior electric receptacles, USB port charging stations and drawer dividers.

In larger baths, many of our customers enjoy separate spaces with different vanity types, styles and heights to create individual grooming stations. In these circumstances, there are opportunities to distinguish two spaces by installing mirrors, sconces and other types of lighting. A common practice to help separate space in the bath is to use wall mirrors, armoires, étagères, ceiling-hung mirrors or a wall of mirrors.

Combining furniture with fixtures enhances the usability of the space and integrates the new bath with other rooms in the home. If you are interested in discussing a bathroom renovation for your home that will provide years of enjoyment and the opportunity to improve your health and well-being, please give us a call at (215) 454-2258 or visit our showroom at 127 S Easton Rd. Glenside, PA 19038.

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