In a study conducted by Google Surveys on master bathroom renovations in the U.S., 63% chose to renovate because they wanted a space they and their families would enjoy. Indeed, bathroom renovations are usually done to create a more pleasant and relaxing experience for its inhabitants. So, below we are going to look at five bath and shower ideas from luxury locations around the world to inspire your own bathroom renovation design.
Why not consider installing a rain shower in your bathroom to recreate the feeling of being in a tropical paradise? In a luxury island getaway in the Philippines, furniture designer Dedon created a bathroom that perfectly fits his company mantra: ‘barefoot luxury’. Yakal wood and locally-sourced bamboo make up the flooring and furniture pieces, but the main attraction of the room is the cleverly concealed rain shower attached to the ceiling. A slab of indigenous stone is carefully placed at the foot of the shower, completing the theme.
The soaking tub
Ofuro soaking tubs are an integral part of the Japanese bathing ritual. Luxury hotel Aman Tokyo features a sizeable soaking tub that overlooks an expansive view of the Japanese capital’s skyline. These soaking tubs are smaller but deeper than the conventional bathtub, which facilitates cleansing the body and soul. Consider a soaking tub if you want to maximize space while still having a deep bathing experience.
Brass shower fixtures
The retro-looking bathroom in this Moroccan home makes use of antique brass shower fixtures purchased from a souk. The brass fixtures work well with the hexagonal pattern design covering the walls and floor, as well as the shower enclosure with blue-painted accents. Brass shower fixtures add a touch of character and novelty to a bathroom. The fixtures can bring elegance and sophistication to a room through the rustic style. While the fixtures are antique, make sure that the plumbing system is modern and up to date for a pleasant shower experience. Having an antique plumbing system to go with an antique shower style is certainly not the way to go.
The classic slipper bath
The Telegraph features slipper baths as some of the most popular freestanding baths in the UK. Slipper baths are a style where one side of the bath is higher and curves up like the end of a slipper. This classic style was popular during the Victorian era in England as it lends support to the bather’s back and shoulders, allowing them to stay comfortable in the water for longer. If you’re thinking of installing a new antique slipper bath it’s best to get your plumbing checked, as it may need adjusting for this particular model. British plumbing consultants HomeServe emphasize the importance of getting your drainage checked as burst pipes and blocked drains will be a time intensive repair job. Not getting your plumbing sorted when you install a new bath could end up being a costly mistake, as you will have to pull everything out again. You wouldn’t want to add something avoidable like that to your list of expenses.
The spoon tub
Canadian designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg’s bathroom features a low-slung spoon tub beside a wall of windows that offers a stunning view of the Toronto woods and ravine. As opposed to a soaking tub, spoon tubs are shallower and wider. They feature a minimalist contemporary design perfect for spacious interiors. If space permits, spoon tubs are perfect additions to open bathrooms with a view. Most modern spoon tub designs come in different sizes depending on your preferences and needs.If you want to check out some more remodeling projects, head over to Contractors From Hell’s blog section.