Luxury Home Spa – Getting Inspired to Design Your Spa Bathroom
The idea of getting away from the stresses and pressures of our day-to-day lives while never leaving the comfort and privacy of our homes appeals to many of us. Imagine having a pampering body and soul rejuvenating spa experience on a daily basis – whenever you feel like it, and there’s no need for appointments. Sound’s like bliss doesn’t it?
Homeowners are embracing the notion of a space in their home that is a world beyond the traditional bathroom. Yes, this luxurious space many dream of and are bringing to life has the typical
plumbing fixtures: A bath tub, shower, vanity, sink and toilet, but there ends the similarities. These bathroom fixtures are at times works of art; luxurious elements that transport the mind, body and spirit. In the past, these divine plumbing fixtures where more commonly found in the World’s premier spas, luxury hotels and private estates. Over the last five years, luxury bath spas have become mainstream. According to Phil Weeks, president of Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath they are “seeing a real trend among consumers to recreate a spa experience in their own bathrooms.”
Some of the luxury bath fixtures that have captured our attention are listed below. We hope that you find them inspirational, functional and beautiful.
Bath Tubs and Showers
- Air Jet Bath Tubs: BainUltra’s Ayoura 7838 hydro-thermo massage bathtub is equipped with 63 air jets for a complete full-body massage. This luxury tub has a raised seat for bathing comfort, heated arm-rests, heated head-rest, grab bars, 3 level chroma-therapy, and a control system with a floating waterproof remote that allows you to select chroma therapy levels as well as control the optional Euphonia sound system. This tub is the peak of luxury.
- Soaking Tubs: Kohler’s SOK (shown above) which mimics the behavior of a calming, soothing infinity pool. This tub can be customized with portals that release millions of skin caressing bubbles at the touch of a button.
- Shower with Body Jets: Jacuzzi has a lovely shower system, Ristorre Onde, that can be easily adapted to fit your current plumbing and shower. (shown above)
- Fountainheadâ„¢ Vessels rectangular shaped lavatory from Kohler is beautifully crafted from Thassos Marble and would work beautifully in contemporary and traditional interiors.
- Fuera Stone Vessel is an Asian design inspired contemporary hand crafted low profile stone vessel ( shown above is Green Onyx Type B, $1,170 – from Sinks Gallery.com)
Toilets and Bidets
- Toto Neorest 600 with integrated washlet is considered the “Cadillac” of the toilet world. This toilet/bidet combo prices in at $5200 (base model). The Neorest 600 is a sleek, tankless one-piece toilet with an electronic sensor that opens and closes the lid and flushes when appropriate. If that doesn’t wow you, this might: at the touch of a button your bottom will be cleansed with heated water and treated to warmed air leaving you dry and feeling fresh. Bathroom odors aren’t a problem with this toilet as it has an air purifier that engages once you leave the toilet.
- Napola Dual Flush Toilet by Wasauna is ergonomically designed and eco-friendly.
The Extras – Designing the Ultimate Home Spa
Why stop at the plumbing fixtures? Take your luxury personal spa to the next level by adding:
- Modern styled cabinetry with glass doors (tinted soothing spa greens and blues).
- Glass mosaic wall tiles or flexible wall coverings such as Maya Romanoff’s Bedazzled (TM) Aqua Disco shown above.
- Radiant heat floors.
- Shower steam room. Some companies offer add-ons for your current shower making it more affordable.
- Massage table.
- Espresso/Coffee Bar or mini-fridge replete with drinks and comfort food.
- Flat screen television.
- Seating/Relaxation area.
- State of the Art stereo system. With Bain Ultra’s Euphonia , a wireless and waterproof headset, you can listen to your favorite songs while you soak (shown above).
- Add some live plants to create a true oasis.
- In-drawer towel warmers.
- Appliance garage for hair dryers and other beauty tools.
Source: Weeks’ quote from ARA Content – Press Release (2006)
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