When you're undergoing a bathroom remodel, it's usually time to make a few upgrades. Choosing a better quality of materials is a good start. However, at the conclusion of your remodel you also want your bathroom routine to have received an upgrade. Choose a little bathroom luxury during your remodeling job.
Radiant Heat Flooring
No one likes to get out of the bath or shower onto a cold floor. A radiant heat system serves as a solution not only to cold toes but to a cold bathroom. Radiant heat comes in one of two systems – either electrical or hot water. The quicker solution is having electrical wires installed under the floor, but this can get expensive over time. Having plumbing for hot water installed takes more time up front but can be more cost-effective long-term according to This Old House.
Copper Soaking Tub
Soaking in a tub is making a resurgence as a relaxation option. Freestanding tubs come in numerous styles, but a Japanese-style copper tub is a beautiful addition to the bathroom. Copper bathtubs are usually hand-crafted. The material's natural patina further adds beauty to your décor. In addition to the deep Japanese style, copper tubs also come in a double slipper design.
If your bathroom features windows with a fantastic view, an infinity tub is an excellent option. Just like infinity swimming pools, infinity bathtubs present a profile that disappears into forever thanks to overlapping water. The tubs are constructed with a receptacle that catches the overlapping water and cycles it back into the main tub. Infinity bathtubs can be freestanding with a custom surround or dropped into the floor.
Multiple Spray Shower
Soaking is not the only way to upgrade your bathroom experience. Multi-spray showers are becoming more and more popular in bathroom design. There's no need to choose a favorite shower style when you can have several installed – rainfall, massage, hand-held, traditional. Multi-sprays come in pre-made spa panels, or you can customize your choices with your contractor.
A truly luxurious upgrade is the sensory shower. This installation produces a combination of rainfall showering with light, fragrance, and even fog. The chromotherapy is similar to what you experience with lights in a bathtub though some models allow you to program a light show. The goal is to recreate the ultimate outdoor bathing experience. Such showers even come in a horizontal option, allowing you to recline while showering.
A bathroom remodeling affords you the opportunity to add the little luxuries, such as radiant heat flooring or a multi-spray shower, as well as deluxe upgrades, such as an infinity tub or sensory shower.