The bathroom is my sanctuary. It always has been the place that I go to wash away the daily stresses and strains and even more so now I am a Mum. Once it was a cramped and purely functional room, today the room dedicated to self-care is an essential part of your home to be furnished like the rest of the house: more space, more hi-tech and more luxurious.
Travertine is the new inspiration
Make yourself comfortable: the bathroom is like a living room. The environment once considered simply a service space, anonymous and often to be hidden, today rises to the realm of well-being, beauty and comfort. A room to furnish and customize just like a living room. To do so, many new features: faucets with precious finishes such as rose gold and copper tiles, showcases illuminated by led strips to show perfumes and cosmetics, shower boxes with ultra-thin profiles and invisible hinges. You invest in detail that improves the look and functionality of the bathroom: 83 percent of those who recently renovated their bathroom, installed a larger shower; 85 percent changed the faucets and 77 percent redesigned the lighting, with lights more suitable for make-up or shaving.
The bathroom is the room that requires more work and maintenance but is also the place to relax, take care of the body and personal beauty. It appears that most people use their smartphones and tablets between a shower and a shave, to check emails, send messages, use social media, listen to music and read. In a nutshell, a bathroom is effectively a place where you spend a lot of time, almost six hours a week, according to research conducted by GfK. Among the news presented at leading industry events, there are showers that bring home the performance of a spa, with chromotherapy and regenerating jets for the most stressed parts of your body, such as your back, shoulders, and neck.
Bathrooms have become the focus of great attention, both for the space that is dedicated to it exclusively and consideration to the design. The new products are getting closer and closer to the style of the living area. The wood effect and natural stone floor tile combinations reproduce the same look of the living room or bedroom. All to create a consistent theme in the house.
Once the bathroom is transformed, it rises to a room to be furnished like any other room. An intimate place that reflects the personality of those who live in it. In the last ten years, there has been an evolution from an outlook and functional point view. From service-oriented to hygiene to a paradise of well-being and relaxation dedicated only to itself, where it is possible to rediscover the balance between body and spirit. To conclude, the final message is that taking care of our body does not only have a hedonistic value, but it is also linked to the sphere of physical and mental health. The new bathroom will continue to evolve towards an emotional home interior where we can concentrate on ourselves only, leaving the world behind us.