Designer bathrooms or Luxury bathrooms often brings visions of grandeur and opulence,
and rightfully so. These highly upgraded versions of your common, everyday powder room also come with a rather
hefty price, what with all the add-ons and accessories these bathroom suites have.
Built with comfort and utmost relaxation in mind, designer bathrooms have been likened to commercial spas or
retreats that offer a diverse range of relaxing activities and surroundings.
Most designer bathrooms are remodeled by just that, a designer. These highly paid experts
know how to create an oasis of relaxation in the comfort of your own home by incorporating elements that are
usually found in expensive day spas and first class hotel rooms into your traditionally functioning
These luxuriously appointed rooms receive a major make-over, both in the hardware installed
and in the décor. Some of the installations may or may not include new bathtubs, showers, heated flooring and
stylized toilets and sinks.
The bathtubs available for this remodeling feat may belong to either the traditional or the contemporary, with
other options that include the replacement of the bathtub with a more expensive yet obviously indulgent whirlpool
bath. These bathtubs are also classified according to their general design with the four basic ones being the
stand-alone, Victorian, built-in and the air baths.
Showers have been also given certain upgrades to crossover from the merely functional to the extravagant with
the new jet massage shower-head types and new shower cubicles in plexi-glass or toughened safety glass for added
safeness. These new showers now employ thermostatic control as well as pressure control plus a precautionary
anti-scalding protection to keep water temperatures from getting too hot. Shower cubicles also come in various
designs with certain rust-proof metallic décor like chrome and aluminum to give them a futuristic feel.
The addition of other technologically upgraded fixtures can make the luxury bathroom live
up to its name all the more. This may include one or all of the current heated fixtures available to the
discerning bathroom owner.
You can opt for a heated floor, a heated defogging mirror and even a heated towel rack to keep your fluffy
towels toasty warm when you use them to dry yourself off after your relaxing dip in your whirlpool tub or your
massage-like stint in your jet-shower cubicle.
The heated floor installation keeps your bathroom floor tiles warm under your feet with the use of a heating
floor mat that is installed under the tiles of your bathroom floor.
The designer bathroom is not only based on the hardware change or upgrade, but also on what else is added to
make the bathroom a total relaxation haven. The overall feel of luxury can be achieved by the other supplementary
items added to the room. These may include, among others, carpeting in some areas of the bathroom, furniture like
chaise lounges and sofas, extravagant lighting like chandeliers and elegant lighting fixtures and optional changes
to the paint and overall motif of the bathroom.
Having a designer bathroom, however, need not be only for the loaded. With a little
innovativeness and some elbow grease, you too can have your own faux designer bathroom at a fraction of the
You first choose a color scheme to build around, and from there, you collect the basic components you think will
slowly make your bathroom seem luxurious and opulent. A few tips to make your bathroom seem more elegant that it is
include just some simple everyday bathroom and non bathroom items used in a different way that it normally is used.
For example, try hanging your towels on a longer rod used for curtains instead of the short and simple towel
Choose curtain rods that have decorative ends to make it look more festive and expensive-looking. You can also
opt to roll up your towels in the fashion of day-spas or hotel bathrooms where they pile them up like logs on a
small decorative table with a vase with flowers or a lace table runner.
Another tip you can capitalize on is adding fresh flowers or live plants in key spots around your bathroom to
freshen it up. Plants also serve a double purpose by being a possible decorative tool as well as a natural
deodorizer that converts stale air into fresh oxygen through photosynthesis.
For a more feminine approach, you can take vintage perfume bottles and decanters filled with lightly colored
water and place them on a wooden tray in a becoming manner. Add a small basket or decorative tin of sweet smelling
potpourri and some different sized candles in the color scheme you chose in the same tray.
Place the tray near the foot of your bathtub or on you sink counter-top to give the spa-like impression most
expensive luxury bathrooms have. These small improvements may not equal the real thing but will give you just as
much feel good energy without making a huge dent in your pocket.