Planning a bathroom renovation? Read this first!

Are you planning a bathroom remodel? Whether you’re planning on freshening things up with a whole new look or simply updating your vanity, here’s a glance at what’s new in steam showers, bathtubs, vanities and modern toilets.

The Steam Shower:

The ancients knew all about the cleansing and healing qualities of aromatic and steam bathing. Fast forward a few thousand years and steam showers are part of North American culture. With advances in plumbing technology, steam showers are popular in new home construction and bathroom renovations. What’s more, most are no bigger than a standard bathtub so they retrofit easily in your existing bathroom.

Here’s why you should get one: It’s been a long day and you and your partner are feeling tired and maybe even a little achy. Entering your steam shower, you each sit down on one of two benches. Relaxing music plays and within minutes you are enveloped in soothing eucalyptus-scented steam.  Twenty minutes (which only uses up about 2 gallons of water) later you come out feeling renewed and refreshed, like a day at the spa.

Steam shower units come equipped with a hand held shower and overhead rainfall shower heads. Along with aromatherapy options, you can opt for acupuncture body massage and chromotherapy, a feature that uses different colored lights to produce soothing, healing effects.

Vanity Styles:

Whether you’re more Modern Mary than Traditional Tracy, your choice of vanity style will set the decorative tone of your bathroom.

A contemporary bathroom gets an instant lift with a vessel style ceramic sink. Choose a vanity with an espresso finish and chrome accents for a modern metropolitan look. You’ll make your vanity redo a breeze by getting a unit that comes with a sleek, corresponding mirror.

If you need a double sink vanity unit, opt for one that doesn’t take up all your wall space. Many modern wall units “float” off the floor, making your bathroom look spacious. You can make use of this space by adding attractive woven wicker baskets filled with crisp white towels or leave the bottom space open for a clean, minimalist look.

For more traditional tastes, a sink vanity with a custom built feel is a look you’ll never get tired of. A beautiful colonial style cabinet vanity with acanthus leaf carvings, a sunk-in sink and granite top becomes a true statement piece for your bathroom.

Whirlpool Tubs:

Ever since the first whirlpool tub made its debut in 1968, there was no turning back. And who would want to!  Along with offering a wonderful massage for sore muscles or joints, you’ll find many extras like touch screen controls, chromotherapy lighting and built-in radios.

Nature lovers find it hard to resist the aesthetic appeal of a corner whirlpool tub with a soothing waterfall feature.

Modern Toilets:

It wouldn’t be a bathroom remodel without a look at modern toilets and there are many styles and shapes to choose from. Traditionalists will like that a standard shaped toilet is available with all the updates.

Since 1993, dual flush toilets are widely used in Australia, Europe and Asia. It’s a redesign that uses half the amount of water with each flush. These environmentally friendly toilets come in streamlined shapes to suit the size and décor of your bathroom.

It’s a great time to look into your bathroom renovation and we have a great selection of modern bathroom fixtures and whirlpool jet tubs to choose from.

Before you know it, you’ll be transforming that run-of-the-mill bathroom into the soothing spa-like getaway you’ve always dreamed of!