Our homes are our enclaves—places where we can be ourselves and put our feet up—literally and figuratively at the end of the day. And each space in your home has a different purpose and will have different functionality from the other. Your bedroom is, of course, the place where you can sleep and relax, while your kitchen is a place where people in the family can gather and share a delicious meal. The bathroom is an area on its own as well, and it has a unique and exclusive function as the space where you can clean and groom yourself and make sure you look presentable enough to face the world. But the modern bathroom now has an additional function: a place where you can relax, particularly when it comes to your master bath. So how can you create the most luxurious and relaxing bathroom for your master bath? Let’s find out.
- Pay attention to function
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The first thing you should do to create the most luxurious and relaxing bathroom for your master bath is to pay attention to its function. Make sure your bathroom design is efficient and well-planned, and this comes from knowing the purpose of each element, whether it’s a design element or a key element such as a toilet, bath, shower, and so on. Think about what you often do in your bathroom, but, more importantly, think of what you would like to do in it. Would you like to have a long soak in a nice bath at the end of the day? Then investing in a beautiful freestanding bath would be just the thing. If you like having a long shower, then pay attention to the showerheads and fixtures you choose. If you like styling and grooming yourself in the bathroom, make sure you choose a good vanity and other contemporary bathroom furniture pieces that allow you to be comfortable while doing things in your bathroom—and which give you ample storage as well.
- Maximise your use of materials
You should also try to maximise your use of materials. For instance, bathrooms can greatly benefit from large and uninterrupted, solid walls of plaster, concrete, or stone, as they offer a feeling of permanence and stability. If you want to give your bathroom a totally uncluttered and more stable look, use slabs rather than small tiles, and slabs can give your bathroom a minimalist air and appeal as well. It’s best to stick to just a few key materials rather than a whole plethora of materials—this way, you can also make your bathroom looks more luxurious.
- Determine the style of hardware you want
The bathroom hardware you choose also makes a difference, and this is your chance to combine the different elements of design, personality, and functionality in your bathroom. The right hardware— meaning, carefully-chosen hardware—can give contrast against the other materials in your bathroom, such as tile or natural stone, and the hardware you select can also make your bathroom look warmer, softer, and more soothing. For example, if you have dark stone tiles or dark wallpaper or paint for the walls, mix this with hardware with deep black or brown or gold colours as they can reinforce each element’s appeal and flow together in a more aesthetically pleasing way.