5 Touches to Make Your Bathroom Feel Lux
We all love a well-appointed bathroom that feels spacious, opulent and worthy of long sessions in the bath or shower. However from sinks to fixtures to tiles, the shopping list is long and fraught with financial peril when you are equally devoted to vision and budget. But with a bit of creativity and a shorter list of extraordinary products that go a long way, there's a way to navigate style and cost like a pro.
Let's take a look into ways to take your bathroom from okay to opulent, splurging on not everything, but just the right things. Here are five that top our list.
1. A Rainshower Showerhead that Actually has Strong Water Pressure
There are two schools of thought when it comes to showerheads, and sometimes you butt heads on the matter with the delightful person with whom you're sharing a space. School one: The harder the water pressure, the better the shower. Many of these folks believe that rainshower showerheads sacrifice water pressure because you have the same amount of water coming out of so many more holes. So this camp often chooses a traditional wall-mount showerhead with a traditional diameter and strong pressure.
School two: Rainshower showerheads are the best because they feel like they immerse you in, well, a real, natural shower, coming right down from your ceiling. And straight-down gravity seems to add to the water pressure.
But there is a perfect compromise: a rainshower showerhead with two settings—concentrated rinse, or full spray. Also, there are rainshower showerheads designed to channel water through the holes with more velocity, at a respectable gallon per square inch ratio. One example of both is this two-function model that works mounted on the wall or the ceiling.
2. Statement Tiles
3. Wallmount Faucets
Sink-mount faucets have been the default choice in the residential market for years, and wall-mount models are seen more often in commercial spaces like restaurants and hotels. No longer, however. Perhaps the reason is practical: they are easy to keep clean and dry. Perhaps it's an aesthetic: they channel the cafe, the farm, or the urban oasis. Either way, the extra $700 or so goes a long way in the bathroom (and they are great space savers).
4. Heavy-Duty Light Switches
5. One Antique Piece. Just One.
Velocity Chrome Two-Function 8" Diameter Spray Head Eco-Performance Rainshower
Model: S6320EPLearn More
Weymouth Chrome Two-Handle High Arc Wall Mount Bathroom Faucet
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