Everyone enjoys the thought of a luxurious custom spa bath, where you can relax away your worries and let the day’s stress fade away. Custom bathrooms can come with many amenities such as an air-massage or water-jet whirlpool tub complete with an in-line heater and custom color matched trim.
When I design a custom bathroom for my clients, color and texture play important roles in establishing a theme for the overall look and feel of the finished bathroom.
Custom Bathroom Design: Theme & Colors
Starting with color, one of the most popular looks is white tiles and cabinets with shiny chrome fixtures and green glass accents. Add in a soft palette of cool sea-foam greens and pearl blues and you have a fresh, attractive environment – allowing you to completely escape. Another custom bathroom favorite is a neutral color scheme. Soft earthy tones mixed with natural stone and the warmer brushed nickel fixtures lend an air reminiscent of a quiet cozy corner nestled in a wooded glen. Custom baths can also look vibrant, colorful and elaborate in design as well. In short, a custom bathroom design allows you to express yourself in every way, shape and form.
Custom Bathroom Design: Functionality
The next design element I use when designing custom bathrooms is functionality. Vanities can be traditional height, intermediate height or “comfort height,” (which is the same height as a kitchen counter.) With a higher vanity:
- The faucet and bowl are easier to access
- You don’t have to bend down uncomfortably and strain your back
- All items on the top are within hand’s reach
- You have extra storage capacity
Toilets, of course, are one of the most important parts of the bathroom. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes for both form and function. Believe it or not, most people have never even thought about their toilet options! However, you have a variety of choices to consider:
- Traditional height or comfort height
- Round front or elongated front
- One piece or two piece
- Gravity flush or pressure assisted flush
Shower fixtures are a personal choice, too. Showers can be customized into a variety of configurations – a traditional shower head, a hand-held shower hose and multiple body sprays. And you don’t have to stick with just one! The mix and match variety allows you to customize your spa experience.