Bathing is no longer just about cleansing and sanitizing. It is a relaxing, therapeutic act of washing away the stress of the day- which means that bathrooms are no longer just a utilitarian and functional space. They can be a place to treat yourself and revel in luxury. Every year there are new products released to luxe up your bathroom. As 2016 comes to a close, we list the Top 10 Bathing trends of this year.
1. High Tech Showers
National Kitchen and Bath Association says that showers are rapidly replacing bathtubs. This is probably because body sprays, showerheads, built in or portable benches and water jets are revolutionizing the bathing experience these days. You can choose between an enclosed steam shower or multiple shower heads. Or better still – both. The luxury of choice doesn’t end there. You can also pick from hand showers, rain showers, hydrolite showers, rain showers and so many more.
What sounds like an outdated design is actually the most elegant bathroom trend of 2016. Sanitaryware has changed in terms of style, design and utility. Sanitaryware is the most important aspect of a bathroom. It’s the most widely used and noticed, which is why you shouldn’t have boring bathrooms anymore. You can choose between a table top basin, single piece-WC, Couple closet or wall hung-WC. Whatever suits your fancy, is yours to have.
Nothing compares to the luxury of coming back home to a whirlpool. Easing into the warm water and relaxing as the jet pulse can give even the most exhausting day a happy ending. And the functionality is only a part of its utility. The design truly reinvents the look of your bathroom. You can go for a more traditional look by choosing an oval shaped pool with rolled decks or you can go for a more contemporary choice like the Linea Duo or POP range.
4. Flushing Systems
A clean, efficient and hands on flushing system can make the experience of using a bathroom excessively convenient. You can have a wall hung cistern, a slim one if you will, or you can have flushing plates which come in all shapes and sizes to quirk up the look of your bathroom. You can have a control plate that’s oval, D arc or Kubix. The choice is yours to make.
5. Steam Showers
Steam Showers offer the pleasant option of bringing a spa right into your house. Contrary to popular belief they don’t require a lot of space. They come in singular units and can fit right in. Lighting is the perfect companion for these steam showers. Add that and you’ll see why we call them paradise. Steam has a lot of health benefits as well. Not only do they unclog pores and benefit your skin, they relax you. No surprise they are all the rage in 2016.
6. Shower Enclosures
Nowadays, Shower Enclosures have become a must-have thing for every bathroom. They maintain exactly the amount of privacy you want and seclude the showering area to avoid causing a mess in the whole room. The shower enclosures you choose can be framed, semi framed and frameless, depending on the design you want for the room. Could you be spoilt more for a choice?
7. Shower Panels
Any list about 2016’s bathing trends that doesn’t feature shower panels is incomplete. Gone are the days of boring ‘stand under the knob till you’re done’ kind of showers. You can now integrate with your bathrooms, multi function, hydrolite or air and body showers. There’s a shower for every mood. However, make sure you purchase showers with thermo insulation to prevent scalding. Modern showers also feature the Advanced Rubit Technology. This technology keeps showers clean and increases their longevity. The spray jets on the showers are made such that they ensure that no deposits stick to the shower face- Keeping your showers clean and hygienic at all times with minimal care.
8. Elegant Lighting
Who said the lights are just for the bedroom? Lights in the bathroom set the mood.
Red is known to add a little romance and blue is for calming down your body after a tiring day at work. You can always go for multi color or multi purpose lights and choose according to the situation at hand. A well lit bathroom is essential for creating a relaxing tempo.
9. Steam Bath Cabins
Steam has numerous health benefits. It unclogs pores, revitalizes your body and relaxes you. It also detoxifies your body by making it sweat and releasing all the impurities. But it’s time we quit overpaying for steam in parlors. Build one at home and all the health benefits of steam are available right in the comfort of your house. No more awkward interactions at steam parlors, enjoy a steam bath in the privacy of your own home. You can choose between a Noor steam cabin, a Noor steam panel or module and many more variants depending on your budget and utility.
A sauna is not just for detoxification, it increases the immunity, relieves pain and even results in weight loss. It improves blood flow and circulation and cleanses the skin. These are enough reasons to incorporate one into your home. Got a cold? Don’t rush to the doctor. Just make a trip from your bedroom to your bathroom and save the doctors bill and the inconvenience. A sauna is undoubtedly the best investment to make in your bathroom.
Bathrooms are the place in the house where convenience, functionality and utility matter the most. It is the one place where you where you should make no compromises. If you’re remodeling the house this year, make sure you keep these tips in mind as bathroom solutions are not just for bathing your body, they’re for relaxing and rejuvenating your spirit.