Luxury bathrooms possess a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that you won’t find just anywhere. While we’d all like to be able to emulate that same sense of luxury in our own bathrooms, it can be difficult to pin-point exactly what it is that elevates an everyday bathroom, to something that’s truly luxurious.
However, don’t despair—as a leading luxury bathroom renovation company, we have an intimate understanding of the key features that you can almost guarantee will be included in any luxury bathroom renovation.
While the general consensus of what constitutes luxury does evolve over time, we’ve identified the top five features you’ll find in luxury bathrooms everywhere right now. So here goes…
1. Underfloor heating
If you live in a cooler climate like Melbourne, you’ll know just how important good bathroom heating is. While heat lamps were the go-to bathroom heating solution for many years, today’s luxury bathrooms tend to instead use underfloor heating. It’s subtle (in fact you wouldn’t even know it was there if it wasn’t for the sleek control pad) and it’s effective.
Further adding to the sense of luxury, many underfloor heating systems can now be operated via a timer to ensure your floor tiles are warm and welcoming at the exact time you like to take a shower on a cold winters morning, or you can even opt for an app-controlled system which could be integrated to work seamlessly with your smart home set-up!
2. Floor-to-ceiling tiles
When you’re trying to keep costs down on a bathroom renovation, finishing your tiles at the top of the doorway is a great way to save some extra coin—but when you’re talking luxury, the answer is always to run your wall tiles all the way to the ceiling.
Fully tiled walls create a sense of quality and durability as you know the underlying plaster sheeting is protected from moisture, but the simple fact that it does cost more to run your tiles to the ceiling (in many cases the ceiling will also need to be replaced) also adds to the perception of luxury. Even more, choose a handmade or imported feature tile to even further emphasise an air of luxury in your bathroom.
3. Intelligent lighting solutions
Bathrooms are often situated in areas of the home which lack natural light. This highlights the importance of getting your lighting plan on point.
Luxurious bathrooms rarely just include overhead lighting. Instead, they typically feature a combination of different lighting options which give the user the ability to adapt the lighting scheme to suit the time of day and their purposes whether they may be getting ready for work or relaxing in a sensuous bath at the end of a long day.
Face-level lighting is essential to ensure easy make-up application, and many luxury bathrooms also include feature lighting such as a statement pendant or strip lighting on the underside of the vanity to add interest and drama to the space.
4. Innovative technology
In today’s connected world, luxury has become synonymous with technological innovation.
Luxury bathrooms now feature a range of ‘smart’ technologies that revolutionise the way we use them. From self-demisting and interactive LED mirrors, to app or voice-controlled lighting and heating systems, switchable privacy glass that can toggle between clear and opaque settings, self-flushing and self-closing toilets with integrated automatic bidets, and smart showers with in-built thermostat temperature control to prevent burning, the humble bathroom is in a constant flux of technological evolution—and luxury bathrooms are forging the way ahead!
5. Custom features
Custom features are another thing you won’t always find in a regular bathroom that you’ll always find in a luxury bathroom.
Whether it’s a handcrafted basin, tailored vanity, unique feature pendant or custom glazing, luxury bathrooms always feature something that creates a point of difference—something that sets them apart from stock-standard bathroom designs, to create something that is truly impressive and unique.
Leaders at designing luxury bathrooms
At Mint Kitchens and Bathrooms, we know luxury.
As an award-winning renovation company in Melbourne with more than 30 years of experience, we take the time to formulate the optimal design for your bathroom renovation to create a space of distinction that exudes luxury and opulence.