LUXETRENDS® from Beverly-Hanks & Associates

velux-skylightThere is no doubt the luxury home bath continues to evolve from utilitarian space to a treasured refuge. The previous decade saw the incorporation of many spa-like elements into the residential bathroom, and the trend continues today as these indispensible havens now contain bold statements with architecture and design elements. This design direction is reflected in some of our favorite modern options for bathroom essentials and structural features.

Homeowners are looking to be more connected to and reminded of the serene natural world in their modern baths, and components such as stone sinks and rich wood paneling and shelving have become popular items. Many homeowners are also increasingly installing bathroom skylights to let the outside in. VELUX is a leader in natural lighting solutions and provides a way to infuse the bath with natural illumination and frame the environment above – perfect for gazing while lying back in the tub.

The view overhead can be beautiful, and the comfort of the floor underfoot is also vital. Stone, ceramic, slate and travertine floors can provide a pleasing look; however they can also be cold – literally. Though not a new trend, electric radiant in-floor heating continues to grow in popularity and become more advanced.

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