No room in the home has changed as much as the bathroom. Just 20 years ago, bathrooms were small, utilitarian rooms stuffed into leftover spaces in the house. Today, bathrooms are one of the key design components of a home, and in many new and remodeled homes, they command hundreds of square feet.
As bathrooms have become style statements, bathroom designers and product manufacturers have created or adapted many ideas and products to make bathrooms more comfortable and comforting. If you're planning to remodel your bathroom or designing bathrooms for a new home you may want to consider some of these ideas and products.
Lighting is of primary importance in the bathroom. For grooming, side lighting works best because it eliminates shadows caused by lighting from above and below. To bring in natural light, put in a skylight or incorporate windows or a glass block wall.
You can never have enough storage in a bathroom, but in most cases, you have to find a balance been storage and available space. Nevertheless, you can make the most of your storage by building in recessed storage between the studs, stealing a couple of square feet from a neighboring closet, or finding unused space beneath an eave.
And if you want to pamper yourself, you won't have to look far. To keep towels toasty, choose either a warming drawer or a radiant towel bar. You may also want radiant heating under the floor. Steam systems in your shower will turn it into a steam closet. And preprogrammed faucets let you preset the water temperature.
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