How to Create a Luxury Master Bath
According to Kitchen and Bath Business, homeowners have higher expectations for their bathrooms than ever before. They want a luxurious, spa-like space like the wealthiest mansion-dwellers enjoy.
So what are the secrets to achieving a luxurious bath? Consider the following concepts:
Space: Getting ready for the day or night out is done in one large room, with adjoining closets and separate sectors for bathing, grooming and dressing.
Privacy: A master bath should be inaccessible to any other rooms besides the master bedroom. Separate “his and her” water closets, along with separate dressing areas, help keep the marital romance alive.
Serenity: You’ll find most luxury baths in Houzz.com, Pinterest.com, or upper echelon magazines are done in soothing colors, like gentle shades of water.
Task lighting: The lighting in luxury baths is designed to enhance the task at hand, like shaving, avoid glare and flatter skin tones.
Quality: Wealthy people choose designs that stand the test of time including high-quality metal fixtures, solid-core doors, and fine wood, stone, and tile.
The future: Many luxury baths have features with a secondary purpose. Wider doorways, levers instead of knobs, zero-step showers, and textured flooring look great but also allow homeowners to gracefully age in place.
Remodeling isn’t practical for everyone, but you can incorporate some ideas for your bath that will help you enjoy it more. Meanwhile, buy yourself some fluffy new bathsheets, light the candles and dim the lights for a long soak in the tub. You’ll feel like a million.
You'll Be Glad You Measured First
How far from the dining room table should your chandelier hang? How tall should your kitchen countertops be? You’ll have to measure, so that your selections work for your family’s needs and are in proportion to everything else in the room.
Chandeliers – According to The Spruce, you should “add the dimensions of the room together in feet and then convert the answer to inches. A room that measures 10' x 14' can handle a chandelier 24" in diameter. Wolberg.comsuggests hanging a chandelier approximately 30 to 34 inches over the dining room table with an eight-foot ceiling height. If your ceiling is taller, mount the chandelier an additional three inches higher for each foot of ceiling.
Shower heads – Hunker.com advises that a typical shower head should be approximately 80 inches above the floor, about 6”8” inches. You can extend or shorten the neck to accommodate taller or shorter users or install a hand shower that everyone can use.
Kitchen countertops - Thoughtco.com says that the accepted standard is about 36 inches from the cabinet top to the floor for consumers between 5’3” to 5”8” or average height. If your family must stoop or bend to perform tasks in the kitchen, then workspaces should be about 42 inches. BobVila.com recommends countertops between 28 to 34 inches for those with disabilities.
Taking the time to measure will prevent future headaches, allowing you decorate and design your home with much better results.