The traditional tub/shower approach to bathroom design is out. Today’s new homes and remodels feature luxury showers. Bath Crashers contractor Matt Muenster, 10 Best Bathroom Remodeling Trends, reports that according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), showers are becoming far more popular than tubs. A consequence of this trend is an increase in high-tech spa-like body sprays, water jets, and shower heads to meet the demands of luxury.
Regardless of the amount of space you have available, ditching the traditional tub/shower approach and introducing a luxury shower can completely transform your bathroom space into a contemporary retreat for personal pampering. Here are five of the must-have features in your luxury shower.
1. Frameless Shower Wall and Door System
Frameless shower doors make use of heavier glass, which speaks of luxury and quality. A cleaner, unobstructed view not only enhances the illusion of added space but allows you to show off those decorative tile and fixture designs you worked so hard to get your hands on. Besides creating a durable, sleek, modern design, frameless doors add the illusion of extra space in smaller bathrooms.
2. Go with High-Tech Shower Heads
Creating spa-like luxury has to include the actual feel as well as the look. The technology for multiple showerhead functions that include mists, body sprays, water jets, rain simulation, and shower ceilings exists in a wide range of configurations and design elements. Shop the latest technology and find the high-tech showerhead that provides the best possible pampering.
3. Add Steam
Because aromatherapy and detoxification have become major home-health trends, shower design trends have also leaned toward fully enclosed steam/shower rooms. Adding steam allows you to take advantage of numerous health benefits in the comfort of your own luxury bathroom.
4. Don’t Forget Shower Seating
It is a bit hard to relax while standing up. Consequently, the addition of shower seating where you can shave your legs, apply moisturizer, or just lay your head back and enjoy a moment of needed R&R is a must in a luxury shower. A variety of designs and constructions can create the perfect look you’re going for in your bathroom retreat.
5. Do Forget the Curb
Instead of corralling water with a pan and raised curbs on your shower floor, go for the curbless approach by sloping the floor to the drain and leaving off the curb. This not only allows extra space in your shower or bathroom but also makes your shower barrier free. This approach enhances frameless wall and door systems and also transitions nicely for anyone planning to age in place.
If you’re considering remodeling your bathroom, you might as well transform your bathroom space into a luxury retreat where you can enjoy the look and feel of much-needed pampering. Updating your bathroom is a snap when you have the expert assistance of Janssen Glass & Door.