When remodeling your bathroom, it’s tempting to hop onto the latest fad — but the last thing you want to do is spend a few thousand dollars on features that you’ll want to change again in five years.
To design a bathroom that will stand the test of time, stick to an elegant, stylish aesthetic. Think about the bathrooms you’ve seen in fancy hotels. Chances are, they use a simple, classic design and avoid the clutter of unnecessary gadgets while still giving you a spa-like experience.
That said, “avoid unnecessary gadgets” doesn’t mean “avoid all technology.” Smart technology is here to stay, and there’s no reason it can’t be part of your bathroom. In fact, incorporating wellness packages and other bathroom products into your remodel can dramatically enhance your space and elevate it to spa levels as well. It’s just a matter of choosing your updates wisely.
The top five bathroom features to focus on during your remodel are:
- Color palette
- Use of marble
- Bathtub styles
- Shower options, including steam shower accessories
Choose a Simple Color Palette
Bright colors are eye-catching, but they can quickly slide from colorful to garish. A monochromatic color scheme, on the other hand, never goes out of style. Plus, it’s easy to modify if you need to make changes or repairs later. Finding exact matches for vibrant colors is tricky, but color matching white tiles or a black floor is no problem.
Cool shades of blue and white are particularly good in bathrooms because they have a soothing effect. For a splash of color, add bright towels or other accessories that are easy to switch out.
Use Subway Tiles
Subway tiles are a classic bathroom feature. They’re relatively inexpensive and easy to install, which makes them popular among DIY home renovators. If a tile gets damaged, finding a replacement is a simple process.
Subway tiles are also surprisingly flexible. They can be arranged in many different patterns, including chevron, herringbone, basketweave, or classic brick. While white subway tiles are the most common, you can order tiles in black, turquoise, or whatever color goes with your palette.
Marble is elegant, durable, and classy. Unlike wood, it won’t swell from water exposure, and unlike glass, it won’t develop streaks from calcium deposits. You can use marble for floors, sinks, countertops, or just about any other bathroom feature.
Some varieties of marble have pink, blue, or gray streaks. Pick the color variation that best matches your preferences. If you can’t decide, go with white marble — it’s readily available and matches any aesthetic.
Add a Free-Standing Tub
Free-standing tubs conjure images of luxurious scented baths and long, soothing soaks. They add an elegant look to any bathroom and come in a variety of styles.
In addition, free-standing tubs minimize bathroom hassle. If you want to take quick showers and your spouse prefers a long bath, you can have both at the same time. Plus, tubs are often more comfortable for people with reduced mobility. If your elderly relatives come to visit for a week, give them the master bedroom and they’re sure to enjoy relaxing in your tub.
Set Up a Residential Steam Shower
A residential steam shower is essentially a private sauna room. In a steam shower system, a steam generator produces water vapor in an enclosed area. A shower steam room combines all the relaxation of a professional sauna with the privacy of your own home.
In addition to providing a soothing atmosphere, a home steam room shower may also offer certain health benefits. Steam can relieve congestion from respiratory illnesses—which makes it a great option for families with children—and the heat from a steam room unit may reduce joint pain related to aging or overexertion.
Although installing a specialized steam room shower is one option, you can just as easily modify a regular shower. Steam kits can transform standard showers into personal steam showers. Remove the steam shower kit when you want an ordinary shower, and add the accessories back in when you want to treat yourself to an in-home steam shower.
Combine Style and Function
During your bathroom remodel, think about the colors you want, the best materials to use, and the setup of your bathtub and shower. Your bathroom should be a comfortable place with soothing colors and worthwhile indulgences, like a home steam room shower.
At Thermasol, we build custom shower designs and home steam rooms that fit your needs and your style. Our products bring together smart home technology and ergonomic design, so you get a complete wellness experience.
We hope the tips in this blog will give you the knowledge you need to remake your bathroom according to your own style while still creating a timeless space. After all, no one knows you and your home better than you do.