07th Sep 2018
A trip to a spa is the ultimate relaxing treat, but having a spa-worthy bathroom you could retreat to after every long day is the ultimate goal.
Although many of us don’t have the space for a bath anymore (or are just not bath-lovers), this doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy revitalising experiences in the home. New technological innovations mean that the shower is no longer just a practical alternative to a soak in the tub. The ability to control water flow, strength and direction, and lighting options to create different moods combines with elegant design to create a refined, luxurious space.
We’ve put together some tips on how Versatile Bathrooms can help you create a spa-like mood in your bathroom, even in a compact space and regardless of budget.
Add some greenery
Natural colours and textures are known to immediately produce a relaxing effect on us, and so plants are a great place to start when creating a sanctuary in your bathroom. Choose species that thrive in humid, low-light conditions such as Aloe Vera, Bamboo, or Boston Fern for greenery that will thrive in humid spaces.
Continue this natural mood with the Dornbracht Aquamoon shower: its unobtrusive design sits flush with the ceiling, making it appear as if a waterfall is simply flowing into your bathroom, creating an impossibly serene space. Its three settings allow you to adjust the flow of water and tailor your showering experience. Combine it with wood panelling for a feeling of complete immersion in the natural world. Dornbracht is exclusive to Versatile Bathrooms in Ireland.
Play with light
Everyone knows that soft, serene lighting is a key part of any spa experience. Choosing shower fixtures that incorporate light allows you to create an ambient mood for an even more relaxing experience. Strong lighting is necessary in a bathroom for fiddly tasks like make-up application, but it needs to be adjusted for any pampering session. The Aquamoon shower comes with an integrated light function to give a soft glow just where you need it, allowing you to completely wind down and forget the stresses of your day. Just add some calming or invigorating scents with candles or essential oils to truly replicate the sensory experience of a spa.
Upgrade your fixtures
Bathroom fixtures can make or break your entire space, so update them to create a real feeling of luxury. The new Dornbracht VAIA brassware collection is both elegant and contemporary, so it looks at home in either traditional or modern bathrooms. Its simple forms pair perfectly with other shapes and surfaces, and it is available in a range of dark, silk-matt shades with a slightly brushed texture, which adds a pleasant warmth. Each element, from taps to shower controls, is carefully crafted for a quality that you’ll recognise with each use.
Change it up
Adding multiple water outlets to your shower makes for a more invigorating experience, and allows you to add variety. The Dornbracht vertical shower has five separate outlets, each with a different design. The water sheet sends a broad stream onto the shoulders, while two water bars are designed to stimulate the back, and there is also a spray hose fitting. They can be combined in different ways using the digital control to create a balancing, energising, or de-stressing effect. Also available is the Dornbracht horizontal shower, which features six water bars positioned over a reclining space, and the water flow can also be adjusted for the ultimate relaxing experience.
Update your shower screen
SSPS® concept & picture copyright: sieger design
Wet-room style showers are becoming increasingly popular, and they’re a great way to make your bathroom feel minimal and luxurious. They also give scope for a more interesting screen than your average plastic-framed design. A Critall-inspired shower screen not only fits with this sleek, monochrome bathroom, giving an industrial edge, but also separates and defines the wet and dry areas, important when space is at a premium. The Small Size Premium Spa (SSPS®) concept by sieger design works with an area of only 6m2, showing what can be done in a tight space.
If you’re investing in your bathroom experience, regardless of space or budget, or whether you are undertaking a refurb or new build, you need to be sure that the products you choose are of the highest quality. Versatile Bathrooms specialises in designer brands with substantial guarantees, so you can enjoy your spa-like bathroom for many years to come. They’re also able to give expert advice on the best solutions for your space and budget.
Versatile Bathrooms liaise directly with the manufacturer and installers, so you know everything is completely taken care of, and you’ll be enjoying your new spa-worthy bathroom in no time. For more information, visit versatilebathrooms.ie.
Cover photograph credit: sieger design