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9 Ideas for a Luxurious Bathroom Remodel

When it comes to a beautiful bathroom, thoughtful, elegant details separate a truly luxurious space from a run-of-the-mill restroom. A spa-like space can elevate the look and feel of your home and provide a dedicated place for you and your family to melt away the stress of day-to-day life.

What makes a luxurious bathroom? Design a truly gorgeous, high-end bathroom with these tips in mind when you remodel the space.

1. Underfloor Heating

Never step onto a cold bathroom floor again with a cozy heating mechanism installed beneath the floors of the room. Underfloor heating places radiant heat technology under the surface of the floor to warm not only the ground beneath your feet, but the room as a whole, as well.

2. A Freestanding Bathtub

Give your bathtub an elegant upgrade and take a page from the books of classic design. A freestanding bathtub is a great option to incorporate in a bathroom remodel, especially after the previous wall-mounted tub and shower combination is torn out to make way for a new, improved bathroom centerpiece.

3. Floor-to-Ceiling Marble

Nothing says elegance like marble, but your marble tiles don’t have to remain limited to just the floor of your bathroom. Upgrade the look of your space and install a seamless marble tile from the floor to the ceiling. Further customize the look with whatever shade of marble suits your style, from bright white slabs to smaller, dark-hued squares.

4. A Laundry Chute

Sometimes the mark of luxury is convenience, and few things are more convenient than a built-in way to transport dirty clothes and towels to keep them up and off the floor. Have your contractor inspect the area to make sure there is an unobstructed pathway free of plumbing, wires, and other building materials between your bathroom wall and the floor below.

5. A Double Walk-In Shower

For an elevated shower experience, consider the addition of two shower heads to a walk-in shower as opposed to a single fixture. You can opt for a single fixed head jutting from the wall or ceiling and a handheld option, or you can even mount two fixed heads on opposite walls for a truly enhanced shower setup.

6. A Place to Sit

Whether you have a designated seating area installed or you’re simply mindful of the way the blueprint of your bathroom could accommodate extra seating when you begin your redesign, some of the most comfortable and indulgent-feeling bathrooms have a place to kick back and relax in luxury while listening to music, doing your makeup, or reading a book while the bath fills up.

7. Brass Fixtures

Metallic towel racks, showerheads, faucets, and tissue holders are standard in a bathroom, but the chrome or brushed nickel finishes that are typically found in bathroom hardware hardly stand out or make an impact. Consider adding beautiful brass, or even copper, hardware to your new bathroom for a look that appears opulent and unique.

8. A Dimmer Switch

Dimmable mood lighting is often installed in living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms, but the bathroom is the perfect location for soft lighting. Warm baths and hot showers after a long day are the perfect ways to relax, and dim lighting only enhances the relaxation factor in the space.

9. A Fireplace

The bathroom isn’t the first place you’d consider installing a fireplace, but it’s an extravagant way to upgrade your bathroom and make it an even more serene place to relax and unwind. A professional contractor can help to make sure the fireplace is installed in accordance with local codes, and soon you’ll be lighting up an electric fire and soaking in a warm tub next to a cozy, contained flame.

If you’re ready to get started on your luxurious bathroom remodel, the experts at DESIGNfirst Builders are here to help. Call today to discuss these and any ideas you have to make the most of your new, upgraded bathroom.

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