Simple, single spray shower heads are becoming less popular with designs moving towards stylised multi-head or large rainfall shower heads. Modern shower heads should be both functional and meet the aesthetic demands of the user.
Integrated showering cabins are becoming increasingly popular and in demand. The health and relaxation benefits found in a sauna and steam room can now be enjoyed in the comfort of your home bathroom. A steam shower typically combines steam room functionality with body massage jets, handheld shower and overhead rainfall shower. When upgrading your standard shower cabin why not consider these affordable alternatives that boast many features including built-in radio and all the required shower valves. Steam showers have become a new trend but their numerous benefits and functionality mean they will transcend trends and are here to stay.
Another alternative is a wet room. This will often be in place of your second bathroom where the room is fully sealed against water leakage and allows you to walk straight into the shower. Benefits include no shower step for the elderly, superior bathroom waterproofing and good space usage. Disadvantages include possible restrictions on the tiles and shower that can be used, leakage problems if not done right and shower spray could lead to wet towels or soggy toilet roll.
Modern baths comes in a plethora of styles and designs ranging from metal brass finished tubs, or stone baths through to acrylic finishes. The material choice should complement your other bathroom fixtures while making note that certain materials are colder to the touch. Freestanding baths, with space on each side, are becoming a popular design alternative.
The desire to bring the health spa home can be seen in the popularity of hydromassage baths. Hydrotherapy uses water and air jets to gently relax and massage the muscles. Whirlpool baths are available for one or two persons and feature either air massage, water massage or both. Due to the therapeutic nature of the bubbling water these baths add saleability to your home.
The inclusion of electric radiant heating under the bathroom tiles or stone flooring is becoming increasingly popular. Heated flooring takes away that uncomfortable cold floor sensation while helping to create a warm bathroom from floor to ceiling and can often be operated by on a timer to coincide with your morning grooming regime! Similarly, heated towel rails provide a functional alternative to a bathroom radiator to heat the room and towels alike. In addition, towel warming drawers ensure the luxury of a warm bathrobe or towel after your shower session.
Television and multimedia is not restricted to the living room and recent advances have seen wall-mounted and cabinet mounted televisions or whirlpool baths with built-in televisions become more desirable. While soaking in your tub you can now listen to a built-in radio system, watch your favourite film or TV program. When choosing a bathroom cabinet why not consider a heated mirror to avoid condensation misting up your view.