Bathrooms have become the at-home destination for serene escape, the place that allows you to energize or unwind – a spa sanctuary, if you will. Core characteristics of luxury quarters have traditionally been ample space, complimentary light and rich materials; however, these days, technologically advanced bathroom essentials are the game changers shaking up the industry. Skylights and window walls aren’t the only way to let in the light. Chroma-therapy bathtubs illuminate and set the mood depending on the desired effect. For example, Bain Ultra’s ThermaSens tub offers built-in chroma-therapy lighting in addition to two other therapies – aromatherapy and thermotherapy, which are also seamlessly included within the tub design.
Dornbracht, high-end German kitchen and bath fixture manufacturer, has a shower system– one that’s conventional and Vertical, but also uniquely a Horizontal Shower — both providing similar therapies. Designed with the company’s advanced ATT technology, they are both equipped with pre-choreographed shower scenarios designed to energize, balance and de-stress at just the push of a button. The sequence of changing pressures and temperatures were created in partnership with Rene Pier, a renowned architect and spa design specialist. The Horizontal Shower is inspired by the Vichy units found at über-deluxe European spas and resorts, and it allows users to recline for ultimate relaxation. Starting price for Vertical Shower is $35,000 and $45,000 for Horizontal Shower.
Techy toilets are no longer taboo; an easy upgrade without having to replace your entire throne is Duravit’s Starck 3 SensoWash Toilet Seat – a power activated lid and seat which operates via a remote control and also includes a night light. An oscillating wash function that can be set for two individually programmable user profiles, makes self-cleaning easy peasy. Price starts at $1,895.
Investing in new age basics is imperative for the ultimate oasis, but design is also in the details, and to round out the space, finishing touches are key. In fashion, rose gold accessories are trending, so why not bedazzle your bathroom with this distinctively rich look? Dornbracht has just introduced an 18-carat rose gold finish called Cyprum – a lustrous hue that casts a reflective glow creating a warming ambiance that is unmatched. It is a non-corrosive electroplated surface so you’ll never worry about rust.
Art-grade bronze that’s cast in an Idaho-based foundry using old world processes is what makes Rocky Mountain Hardware one of the most sought-after for door ware, cabinetry handles, lighting fixtures and other finishing touches. Again, it’s attention to details and use of the finest materials and finishes that help define and create an opulent setting. Don’t let style points go down the drain! Drains typically follow a standard format and are overlooked in the design process. However, Infinity Drain offers seamless drain integrations into any bathroom design. For unique patterns or drains that are virtually invisible, the options are endless.
Lastly, don’t forget to turn up the heat. There is no better antidote for goose bumps and chills when a hot shower comes to an end than a towel warmer. Hydroponic or electric systems are available in an array of sizes to adapt to all home or building utilities. Not only can they generate additional space heating, towel warmers provide dry heat, so say goodbye to the damp towel smell that often develops over time. The Myson collection includes a variety of finishes including chrome, nickel, satin nickel, regal brass, white and oil-rubbed bronze and carry a five-year warranty.
All products and brands mentioned above can be found at Ferguson showrooms nationwide.