Choosing showers, tubs and other features may just be the most enjoyable part of a bathroom renovation in Squirrel Hill or Mt. Lebanon. With so many innovative bathroom products available, it won’t be easy to decide which ones to incorporate in your new space. Here are a few you’ll want to consider.
These days, a shower can do much more than shoot a thin stream of water at you. Steam showers, a popular option, envelop you in a cloud of steam while you shower. Taking a daily steam shower can improve skin tone and circulation, decrease sinus congestion and reduce stress. Many types offer multiple showerheads and programmable controls that remember your water temperature preferences.
Seamless showers, another recent innovation, reduce mold and build up on shower walls and floors. If your shower is tiled, cracks and disintegrating caulk may eventually expose the floors and walls underneath to moisture. Because seamless showers are constructed from one continuous piece of material, you won’t have to worry about damage or dangerous black mold.
Are you planning to age in place? No-threshold showers, a new design trend, eliminate the short curb found at the entrance of traditional shower stalls. Should you ever need a wheelchair or walker, you won’t have to worry about renovating your bathroom to accommodate it.
Soaking in warm water is a great way to de-stress at the end of the day. Unfortunately, standard bathtubs often aren’t deep enough or roomy enough to stretch out in. Free-standing soaking tubs are available in a variety of designs, can accommodate two adults and are 20 inches deep or deeper. Depending on your preferences, you may want to consider models that offer jets, underwater speakers, in-line heating or colored lights.
Heated Floors and Towels
Do your feet rebel the moment they hit the cold bathroom floor? Thanks to heated floors, your feet, and your entire bathroom, will stay toasty. An electric mat or water-filled coils under the floor provide the heat. Heated floors aren’t very convenient if you have to wait for them to warm up. Luckily, most systems feature programmable timers that allow you to determine when you want your floors to be heated.
Other Luxurious Features
Can you picture yourself sipping a glass of wine as you relax in your copper soaking tub? The experience won’t be quite as relaxing if you have to run down to the kitchen for wine, wine glasses and a cork screw. The most luxurious bathrooms incorporate mini bars that feature wine coolers or house refrigerators big enough to hold your favorite beverages and snacks.
Incorporating a custom sound system into your bathroom is a must if you can’t image starting your day without a few tunes or a little TV time. Innovative bathroom sound systems work even in the shower and can be connected to waterproof TVs. Floating waterproof remotes make it easy to change the channel when you’re in the shower or tub.
Even toilets have gone high tech. Today’s upscale models feature integrated bidets, automatic open and close features, heated seats and built-in deodorizers. Some manufacturers even offer LED lighting and glow in the dark toilet seats to make middle-of-the-night bathroom trips more pleasant.
Working with an experienced home improvement and remodeling company is the key to ensuring that your bathroom renovation exceeds your expectations. Master Remodelers has helped Pittsburgh area homeowners create comfortable, luxurious spaces for more than 25 years. If you’re ready to upgrade your bathroom, give us a call.
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