A bathroom needs to be functional, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t also be exceptional. Indeed, good design merges function with form. It pays heed to the purpose of a space while encouraging a unique aesthetic sense in a way that represents the particular needs and style of the homeowner. A bathroom — like any room in a house — is simply a blank canvas just waiting for a personal touch. Take a look at the following three tips for designing a contemporary custom shower that epitomizes luxury, with features that withstand the test of time:
Literally and figuratively. Many of today’s modern bathrooms contain large custom showers that allow people to move about freely without having to bend or squish themselves to fit inside. It’s a trend that our team here at Capitol Kitchen & Bath doesn’t see changing. Stress has become an ever-present concern for most of us, and a spacious shower is a good way to unwind after a harrowing day. You can figuratively “go big,” as well, paying special attention to where to put your shower in the room itself. Tradition has often placed showers in the corner of the bathroom, but you can choose to move it to the center of the room or even run it along the entire length of a wall for added drama and effect!
Use Modern Fixtures and Materials
A custom shower is a perfect place for high-end fixtures. Ditch outdated shower features like prefabricated stall kits and shower pans, curtains, and single shower heads. Instead opt for luxury custom shower components that create a serene, spa-like environment. Consider specialty tile or slabs made from materials such as quartz, stone, and wood. Add multiple shower heads and install a glass door (rather than use a curtain); just make sure you think about the amount of space you have and whether it will be necessary for your shower door(s) to swing in or out (or both) of the shower itself. In some instances, you might decide to go with no door at all! Well-made, simple, and classic materials will last a long time and remain stylish even as trends come and go.
Most of the time, it makes sense to create a custom shower that will accommodate the widest range of people. You never know when circumstances will change or who might be using the bathroom in the future. For example, zero entry showers are especially convenient for aging homeowners and their guests since there is no curb to pose a tripping hazard. People can walk directly into the shower space, or even wheel into it should they become wheelchair-bound. Adding seating and a storage niche for soap and other toiletries are additional ways to ensure that your shower is always easy to use. None of these modifications prohibit the use of the shower by younger or more mobile occupants; in fact, they are handy design options for people of every generation and ability, making the shower highly accessible and useful to all.
The Capitol Kitchen & Bath Advantage
A perfect custom shower is the one that best suits your own unique needs and budget. To learn more about your options and what you should be keeping in mind throughout the design process, consider partnering with a professional design firm. Our team here at Capitol Kitchen and Bath can help you create a custom shower with features that make the most sense for your own unique situation. Please contact us today.