The bathroom – arguably the most important room in a home. It’s the room where you prepare yourself for the day ahead and wind down at the day’s end. It should be spacious, comfortable, airy and filled with an abundance of natural light during the day. When it comes to custom luxury homes, however, some features are essential and will further transcend your bathroom into a practical and lush haven – keep reading to find out our top five picks.
1. Heated tiles
Yes, you read correctly. Your bathroom tiles can be heated from underneath to give you a comfortable and lavish bathroom experience. This becomes particularly useful in winter when the tiles will be cold and an effort to walk on barefooted. With underfloor heating, though, you won’t have to worry about such an inconvenience anymore and can enjoy the relaxing warmth. What’s more, is that this cosy feature is also capable of heating your entire bathroom.
2. Smart features
Smart features and devices are slowly becoming more practical and integrated into our lives nowadays, and the bathroom is no exception to that. Other than the ever-popular smart lights – smart showers will allow you to pre-set the temperature you prefer so the correct mixture of hot and cold water will be ready for your shower. Furthermore, you can apply smart timers to limit your showers and encourage water saving – saving you on your water bill and positively impacting the environment.
Other useful features include controlling the water flow and tracking your usage. Controlling the temperature and flow are features that can also apply to smart taps at your basin. All the aforementioned smart features are accessible via touchscreen digital panels, your smart device or even digital assistants like Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa.
Sometimes you like to ready yourself in the morning to a soundtrack – which is why having speakers built-in to the room is a truly grand idea. As long as the speaker is Bluetooth capable (or airplay compatible if you’re an Apple user) then you’ll be good to go. If you have a smart assistant hooked up to your speaker then you can even automate songs to play at a specific time each morning which can help encourage you to stick your morning routine.
Alternatively, installing a television near your bath is great if you’re someone who tends to take long, relaxing baths. It will give you time to catch up on your favourite shows without having to set up a laptop somewhere and potentially risking it falling in.
4. Materials and ornate decorations
A bathroom in a luxury custom home isn’t complete without a grand material such as marble or ornately decorated hardware and finishes. Ornate finishes are perfect for classic, Victorian-style bathrooms that really play into the regal style of the 19th-century aristocracy. However, if you’re looking for a more modern, minimalist look – marble décor with contrasting, monochromatic colours are the way to go.
Another unexpected material is timber – mahogany or teak, for example. Adding some timber contrasts and highlights into your bathroom design is unique and will catch your eye every time. For example, you could add timber flooring to a shower with small gaps in between for the water to escape to the drainage. This will add a distinctive, luxe layer to your showering experience.
5. Walkthrough shower
Having a large enough space to support a walkthrough shower definitely calls for one. These luxurious and outstanding types of showers are essentially their own room with a wall in between two doorways. The shower itself could have one or two shower heads and might even feature integrated marble or mahogany shower seats on the side.
Shower seats can come in handy when you just want to wash your feet, for example, and can just sit down and use the detachable showerhead to rinse. Walkthrough showers look fantastic and operate just as well as a normal shower – but with heaps of open space, which many people enjoy.
Experts of luxury custom homes
If you’re looking to build a custom luxury home, then S & B Lamble Builders should be your first port of call. With over 35 years of industry experience and countless luxury builds under our belts – we’ll work with you and the architect to ensure your dream home is visualised with little compromise.
Give us a call today on (03) 5941 8135 or fill out our online contact form to request a quote and make your dream happen.