Kitchens get a lot of attention in the interior design world, and for good reason. After all, many homeowners describe the kitchen as the “heart of the home,” the place where everyone gathers to eat, talk, do homework, and more. There is only one other area of the home that rivals the kitchen for frequency of use and the need for smart design: the bathroom!
Luxury bathrooms have grown in popularity in recent years, with many homeowners opting for high-end, spa-like features ranging from multiple shower heads to soaking tubs to heated floors. Interest in universal design and aging-in-place design have also transformed the image of the perfect bathroom. Read on for some recommendations of must-have luxury bathroom features from MJN & Associates Interiors!
What could be more indulgent than a nice long soak by firelight? Double sided fireplaces are a great option, allowing you to enjoy the fireside ambiance in both the bedroom and bath.
Bench seat and multiple shower heads
This shower has some fabulous features, including multiple shower heads. The waterfall fixtures is an extra-luxurious touch, and the wall-mounted shower heads are adjustable, so you can target sore spots. The spacious bench is another great feature. Shower benches are an important feature in aging-in-place bathroom design, but users of any age can appreciate the convenience.
Another aging-in-place bathroom feature that is gaining popularity is the thresholdless shower. Also known as “curbless” or “roll-in,” the shower floor transitions smoothly to the main bathroom floor, allowing a wheelchair to roll right in. While this smart universal design feature makes showers more accessible, many homeowners choose this style of shower for purely aesthetic value. The organic shape of the pebble flooring above is a lovely contrast to the straight lines of the sink, cabinetry, and tile.
Of course no luxury bathroom would be complete without a soaking tub! There are so many fantastic options these days, so you can find a tub that fits perfectly in your space and works with your interior design style.
Ready to transform your bathroom into a spa getaway right in your own home? Michelle Nettles is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist who can help you achieve your bathroom remodeling goals with style. Contact MJN & Associates Interiors today to set up a design consultation.
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