The Cristallo collection attempts to bring luxury and sophistication into the bathroom by introducing a series of crystal furniture pieces and accessories. This is a very special kind of glamour and it takes a certain type of setting to make these elements look at home.
An example of how technology is changing the bathroom experience is Grohe’s shower controls. The smart shower controls here are integrate on a shelf. It not only allows you to control each fixture but it also allows users to adjust the size of the water drops and volume of the spray as well as the temperature. We love that it’s also a little shelf!
Fans of more traditional bathroom arrangements will like this one also from American Standard. A corner shower with a partial glass wall toilet with a tank and single basin vanity comprise this tiled bathroom. Any of these elements would be easy to incorporate into an existing bathroom for an instant design refresh.
Options for bathroom surfaces have also expanded giving homeowners more choice in types style look and durability. Vicostone is an engineered stone made from up to 93% pure natural quartz aggregates. The stone is combined with a polymer resin and color powder making it harder more durable and lower maintenance than many natural stones. Here it is shown as a tub surround in a design that adds plenty of space for bathing necessities.
Knowing what design options you want before the actual remodeling process even starts will likely save you money. If you want heated floors for example you can save thousands by installing electric radiant-heat mats instead of hydronic lines…but you’ll need to know this upfront before you order flooring so that you ensure compatibility.
We should note however that in order to be successful in re-tiling your tub or shower surround you’re going to want to become familiar with using a wet tile saw (full tutorial available). This process is not hard but it does have a few techniques that will be beneficial if you’re aware of them.