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Planning a Luxury Bathroom? 10 To-Die-For Features

Your bathroom doesn’t have to drip money in order to say “luxury.” With a few investments in impactful bathroom features, you can turn a tired, old bathroom into a luxurious retreat for you and your family. Here’s how to start:

  1. It’s all about the little things. Put your money towards the little touches that will have a big impact on your bathroom. Try high-end fixtures, a gold finish or crystal embellishments to create an opulent feel in the room.

  2. Take a rest. There’s nothing like having a space in which to relax in your bathroom that will increase its extravagance. If your large bathroom allows for it, create an area in which to lounge around. Consider adding a TV and comfortable lounge chair or small couch, and a high-quality sound system.

  3. Choose rich materials. Increase the splendor of your bathroom by using high-end materials. Carrara marble or granite tile scream luxury, as do design details like vaulted archways or a clawfoot tub as the centerpiece.

  4. Drive up the heat. Mirror your favorite spa’s features in your own bathroom and add a heated floor. A delightful touch, stepping out of the shower or tub onto a heated bathroom floor is reminiscent of the best spas around the world. And its affordable cost is now within the reach of many homeowners.

  5. Make it cozy. Add a fireplace to drive up the space’s warm, inviting and luxurious feel. A classic color scheme that features white and black with touches of grey creates a beautiful space with tons of interest, while the fireplace in the background warms up the design.

  6. Shower with ideas. In a large bathroom, consider opting for a double shower that you can walk through — just like the one at your high-end spa. The two-person shower should feature clean elements that promote a sleek look, along with upscale details such as bronze fixtures, intricate tile work and top-of-the-line showerheads.

  7. This is not your grandmother’s tub. There’s nothing like taking a hot bath to soothe the day’s trouble away. But today’s tubs go more than a step further. High-tech tubs on the market employ diffused colored lighting designed to invigorate you after the experience, while at the same time, promoting relaxation.

  8. Warm it up. Your warm floors are not the only way to up the luxury points in your bathroom. Consider warming towels, too, with a heated towel rack. The tool not only makes the towels feel like they just came out of the dryer, but they minimize mildew and bacteria on the towels, too.

  9. Reminiscent of the spa. The materials you choose for the bathroom remodel project will also help to promote an expensive look. Stone floors are one way to recreate a spa-like feel, but be sure to include lots of glass, too — like a glass wall or glass shower doors.

  10. Good morning! Wouldn’t you like to wake up in the morning, step into the bathroom, and make yourself a cup of coffee? What about a nice glass of wine in the evening? Stock your bathroom with a “morning bar,” replete with coffeemaker, fridge, and wine chiller, recreating the feel of a luxury hotel stay right in your own home.

You don’t always have to spend a fortune to get a luxurious bathroom. Pay attention to the little details, and focus on the features that will give you the most bang for your buck. And before you know it, you’ll have designed a little oasis of a bathroom that oozes extravagance. Now that’s how to pamper yourself!