A look at what’s new in bathroom design and how to update your bathing space this year. New bathrooms age will be all about indulgence and comfort coupled with streamlined designs. Says Renu Misra, VP & MD, Grohe India, “Gone are the days of heavy, chunky moldings and sanitary ware. Simple, clean lines will reign supreme this year. Within the modern design arena, transitional designs are trumping the uber contemporary styles.”
Lavish installations, such as heated towel rails, under floor heating, waterproof speakers that streamline music into the room, ambient lighting in products such as colour-changing LED-lit shower heads, and oversized spa-like shower enclosure are being seen in today’s luxury bathrooms.
Space-saving cabinetry and vanities
Today’s bathroom vanities and cabinetry serve the purpose of creating additional storage space, without having to increase the footprint of the room itself; a necessary feature, especially due to the fact that today’s homes are becoming increasingly smaller.
Water is being considered as a scarce resource and the concept of luxury at the cost of resources in no more acceptable. Ecology also plays a key role in creating a feel-good bathroom. Says Misra, “Our Ecojoy range addresses this issue by allowing water savings of up to 68 per cent that can be achieved without any compromise on performance and design.”
Chrome is the most popular choice of colour for bathrooms. The monochrome (black-and-white) trend which has bombarded the fashion scene has also made an impact on bathroom design. Says Misra, “Golden tiles and accessories have also entered the market, but these are used more frequently in boutique bathroom design.”