The Latest in Bathroom Design – Luxury is Key

While master bathrooms serve a very practical purpose, they are also a haven for us as we awaken for the day or wind down each night. With the right planning, you can make your bathroom one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating rooms in your home.

Thinking about transforming your master bathroom into a place of both practicality and luxury? Read on for some tips and trends in bathroom design.

1. Give your bathroom a personality as unique as you are.

Do a quick search for “master bathroom trends,” on Google, Pinterest, Houzz, or any leading design website, and you’ll see that the possibilities for master bathroom style and decor are endless.

relaxing spa-like master bath in Oakton, VAEnjoy the ocean? Consider incorporating beach-themed portraits or nautical colors. More of a mountain person? Wooden cabinets, flooring, or even siding combined with decorative rocks or plants can make your bathroom seem like a vacation. Appreciate the arts? Sculptures, paintings, and even folk art are becoming increasingly popular bathroom additions. Take a cue from Thomas Custom Builders’ Oakton homeowners, who added a custom water feature. Looking for luxury? Marble or chrome finishes, high ceilings, windows, or even chandeliers paired with Egyptian towels can make you feel like royalty.

Deciding on bathroom design is similar to remodeling any room in your house. Always start by asking yourself what things in life make you feel most “at home,” and plan from there!

2. There’s no reason your bathroom can’t feel like a living room.

As people increasingly seek to make their bathrooms places to unwind, they have been shifting their décor to soft fabrics and luxurious vanities, while incorporating seating or specific areas to relax. Freestanding furniture, pottery and worldly baskets add warmth and interest. It is also becoming quite popular to bring in television, music, and other items traditionally associated with living or family rooms.

Designers are offering some creative– and practical– ways to fit entertainment pieces into bathing areas for maximum relaxation. Flat screens can be easily mounted into shower stalls or over wide bathtubs so you can watch the news as you take your morning shower or catch up on a few episodes of a favorite show after a long day. Some shower heads now come with built-in speakers that you can connect to your MP3 (allowing you to sing a favorite tune or two before heading to the office). Bookshelves can be strategically fitted around the bathroom for those who love a good read.

3. Functionality increases long-term value, usability, and enjoyment.

master suite addition in VirginiaThough “functionality” may not be the first word that comes to mind when thinking of ways to make your bathroom feel like a sanctuary from the chaos of everyday life, features like open shelves, plenty of wide cabinets, multiple sinks, and comfort-height toilets add practicality to your bathroom.

One of the most popular functional luxuries is the oversized walk-in shower. The spacious design gives your bathroom a larger feel, increasing both comfort and home value. If you’re planning to “age in place,” the accessibility of a roomy, walk-in shower may become a necessity. Plan ahead for wheelchair accessibility and safety bars that integrate into your design. Investing in a walk-in shower now can save you a costly upgrade down the road. Our homeowners in Alexandria achieved the maximum in luxury and functionality with this curb less shower and wet room.




4. Incorporating R&R into your bathroom.

new designer master bath Oakton VirginiaNothing says “comfort” like heated flooring or towel warmers, especially on a cold winter’s night. Jacuzzi tubs ease tension and create an instant calm, as do installing multiple shower heads or showers with various pressure settings. TCB took it one step further for these homeowners, by installing a double-sided fireplaces giving this bathroom warmth and romance.

Once more, ask yourself what features in a home make you feel most at-ease, then talk with a designer about how these items might fit into your master bathroom plan. You’d be surprised at just how many luxuries you can add!


5. The Master Bath is Your Oyster for Decorative Designs

Fairfax VA master bath additionTo complete your bathroom renovation choose finishes that suit your style best. Some of today’s most common master bathroom decorative trends include matte black, brass and gold-tone fixtures, statement lighting and bold accents. Mixed tiles can also add interest as seen here in TCB’s master suite addition in Fairfax.

As with any room, your custom builder can help you choose a design that offers the utmost in comfort, adds value to your home, meets your everyday needs, and comes at a price you can afford. What would your dream bathroom look like?

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