High End Plumbing Trends for Your Bathroom Remodel
Like the master bedroom since the 1950s and the media room of the last decade, the bathroom is now becoming a sanctuary. Escape . . . toilets . . . luxury . . . showers . . . of course they go together!
What San Diego bathroom would be fully functional without a refrigerated cabinet to preserve organic, locally-sourced and time sensitive creams and lotions? Keep in mind, however, that since water and electricity make a dangerous mix, getting a San Diego plumbing expert to help install the LCD monitor for your chromatherapy shower is a must. (Yes “chromatherapy” is a “therapy;” read on.)
If you’re building a new home or doing a bathroom remodel, it’s fun just to scan these options. While many may be beyond your budget, Perry Plumbing can help you find the less costly versions perfect for your needs. Consider these bathroom trends:
Glass Enclosed Shower
In new home communities, we’ve been seeing showers projecting into the (large) bathroom with glass on three sides. While this sophisticated look is stunning, we can’t help but think of the work cleaning San Diego hard water spots from the panels. (Lemons–and hired cleaning people–do an amazing job on hard water stains, by the way, but that’s another post.) Of course, with transparent panels, old standard tiles don’t really cut it like beautiful granite or marble.
Many new bathrooms are large enough to fit and wash if not your Maserati, at least your Lotus Elise. We’re not kidding. In fact, here’s a large glass-enclosed shower with a bathtub inside! We’ve seen 300- and even 500-square-foot bathrooms going into new homes in various neighborhoods along the coast.
In fact, the European trend of opening the entire tiled bathroom into the shower space has landed in the U.S. May as well keep all that water behind the glass. If you go this continental route, keep in mind the bathroom drain must be plumbed carefully, hopefully by an expert in bathroom plumbing.
Refrigerated Bathroom Cabinet
Keep all of your designer, biodegradable lotions and even the Chardonnay in the new refrigerated Robern bathroom cabinet. This cabinet has just one refrigerated portion perfect for small tubes and lotions and even drinks! Do away with the towel-wrapped, mad dash to the kitchen with a refrigerated bathroom cabinet.
High Tech Electronics
Connect your iPhone or other MP3 device and elite bathroom fixture company MTI handles getting your music through the tub walls, making speakers unnecessary. Other vendors are creating shower control systems displaying on wall-mounted LCD screen outside of the shower or bath. Before you step in, you can tap up precise water temperatures and pressures, chromatherapy colors, music and steam level.
Aromatherapy and Chromatherapy Baths
Once kept strictly in high end spa, remodeling companies are now installing chromatherapy showers and fixtures in homes. Chromatherapy shower heads seem to drop blue, violet, orange or any color water beads on your tired skin. Manufacturers believe red promotes courage, blue douses you in tranquility and violet relaxes your muscles.
Similarly, aromatherapy diffuser kits send beads of eucalyptus, peppermint, orange, cedarwood, lavender and more through your shower steam. Each sent is credited with evoking a certain mood. At Perry Plumbing, we say, “whatever floats your boat” or “clears your sinuses!”
If you need a professional whose seen and worked on all the newest San Diego plumbing trends, call Perry Plumbingat 619-472-2112. We’re currently offering great San Diego plumbing discounts and specials you can use for your bathroom remodel. Interested in getting great plumbing tips you can use to increase the value of your home and stave off plumbing emergencies? Visit our website at www.perryplumbing.com!