Ten Luxury Bathrooms Trends for 2017, by Torben Fluke, guest blogger. This is our first Guest Blogger, we hope you find the information useful and enjoy. We have added some sources and comments in Italics and from time to time will retrofit to this interesting subject.
Luxury Bathroom trends are plenty. They come and go. The good ones stay. As Interior Designer in San Francisco, we are always looking for new trends and the right bathrooms to incorporate them. Not all baths can take all the trends.
Glass trend, as described below is not a new trend, but an ongoing one. As bathrooms are Not decorating but permanent architecture or Interior design, it is important that the user evaluate which trends to incorporate and which not to, as they are usually there for many years.
Luxury Bathrooms Trends for 2017. While it might be lovely to stash ice tea and other beverages in your bathroom, medicine cabinets with a refrigerated section are meant for keeping your medications and organic cosmetics sufficiently cooled. This one we hadn’t heard of…
For years, you’ve been buying Energy Star appliances because those bearing the Energy Star label have met the program’s standards for superior energy efficiency. A new program, WaterSense, applies to toilets, shower heads, faucets, and other bathroom fixtures. Whether you live in an area where water conversation is mandated or you simply want to conserve water, a luxury toilet bearing the WaterSense label meets the EPA’s standards for performance and efficiency. In California we are all for saving the Planet, for the Paris Accord, and for sensible use. Remember when you would install 6 gallon/per flush toilets, then about 20 years ago it became 1.5, and then most systems now offer the double flush, less or more as required.
Luxury Bathrooms Trends for 2017. Modern freestanding bathtubs provide both the wow factor that a luxury bathroom requires and the warmth and comfort your body craves. Blend the best of form and function with a luxurious freestanding bathtub! Beautifully sculptural. No a new trend but a returning one, as you remember the claw foot ones.
The finishes you choose for countertops, floors, walls, shower enclosures, and bathtubs set the tone for the entire room. For a luxe look, marble and other stones are tried-and-true classics. Stone resin finishes are becoming a popular alternative with clean lines, strength, durability, heat retention, and lighter weights. Some of the finishes we included here, were Faux finishing, that is marbleizing all moldings; large amounts of mirror; Salvaging, the bathtub which you cant see is a 10906 freestanding one, salvaged from the house, as well as theNickel silver legs in the Vanity.
Take a cue from your favorite boutique hotel by placing a tub-side table next to your bathtub. Not only do tub-side tables act as attractive accent pieces, they provide you with a convenient place to keep bath items within easy reach. If designing a luxury guest bathroom, tub-side tables stocked with fresh washcloths and toiletries are a lovely welcome to your guests.
Complement your freestanding bathtub with a floor-standing bathtub faucets. These are mounted to the floor behind or to the side of your tub, providing an elegant way to fill your tub. For increased enjoyment, consider a freestanding bathtub faucet with a handheld shower attachment or shower want. I do like the square edges and the ergonomic shape inside.
Shine is a big trend for 2017. Your luxury bathroom will sparkle when you opt for glossy surfaces and plentiful glass. For countertops, consider marble, granite, or resin with a gloss finish. For the shower, glass enclosures are a classic, and shiny, choice. To maximize luxury, go for frameless glass doors which lack metal edges and virtually disappear.
Stone Resin Basins and Tubs
Carved stone basins and bathtubs are gorgeous, as are their stone resin counterparts (Source: Badeloft’s Freestanding Tubs). Either choice will serve as signature piece in your luxury bathroom.
Metallic accents are a trend in their own right, and they can also help with the shine effect if desired. Trendy metallics for luxury bathrooms include brass, copper, and rose gold.
Ten Luxury Bathrooms Trends for 2017. Modern and clean, extra large wall and also floor tiles are especially attractive in luxury bathrooms with the modern aesthetic. Because of their larger size, there are fewer grout lines breaking up the space. Depending on your tastes, you could combine several trends here by choosing extra large glossy ceramic tiles or extra large metallic tiles.
Source: Badeloft’s Freestanding Tubs
Stone Resin Basins and Tubs — Carved stone basins and bathtubs are gorgeous, as are their stone resin counterparts. Either choice will serve as signature piece in your luxury bathroom.
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