Get a hotel-sytle bathroom at home
How many times have you wished you could scoop up the relaxed feeling you get when you’re on holidays and take it home with you?
“A hotel-style bathroom gives you a sense of freedom because you’re attaching the emotions you get when you go away on holiday to the room in your home,” says Reece bathroom marketing leader Daniela Santilli. “So, naturally, it becomes a space where you feel relaxed.”
In the zone
To get things started, Daniela recommends first identifying what emotional needs you want met by the space.
“Write yourself a top-five list of what you want to experience, such as privacy, serenity and relaxation, and then plan the design from there, rather than starting with the design,” she says.
Your next consideration should be making the most of the space, whether it’s big or small. Daniela suggests zoning the bathroom into relaxation, grooming, and personal hygiene areas, then look at opening up the space.
“[But] openness doesn’t mean bringing everything out into the open,” she says.
“It’s about bringing the luxury items into the open and containing the hygiene items in a functional space. “So, you would make a feature of the grooming or relaxation areas [like the vanity or bath], but keep the shower and toilet in a more closed environment.”
A freestanding bath probably tops the list of must-haves for a relaxed space because it inspires thoughts of a luxurious, uninterrupted soak. Daniela says it also gives an airy feel because it isn’t contained within a solid, tiled hob.
As for what shape to choose, she recommends organic shapes or square baths with soft edges and fine lines.
If you don’t have room for a bath, consider installing an oversized walk-in shower with generous proportions and an open design.
And look for ways you can heighten the showering experience.
“Create a water-therapy zone for a holistic showering experience with multiple showerheads and different water flows, ” Daniela says.
To capture the hotel theme, look at your
bathroom furniture, particularly the vanity. “You may consider turning the vanity into an area where you can sit down and do your make-up and hair,” Daniela says. To visually open up the floor space, install a wall-hung vanity. In terms of finishes, timber is increasingly popular because it brings warmth to the space, Daniela says.A stone top is also a good choice, as, being a natural material, it has a relaxed look.
A little bit of luxe will take your bathroom from ordinary to extraordinary.
Consider special features that will make you feel pampered, such as underfloor heating and heated towel rails.
And choose slimline heat lamps with combined lights and extraction fans that sit flush with the ceiling for a streamlined look.
Matt-black tapware and a matt-black towel rail (pictured above) would also suit your hotel theme.
A hotel-style bathroom gives you a sense of freedom because you’re attaching the emotions you get when you go away on holiday to the room in your home
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