There aren’t many things that stand still anymore, and design concepts in bathrooms are no exception. New words to define the new concepts are bidding for attention, for bathrooms just aren’t what they used to be. They are given such names as “bathing center,” “health spa,” and “bathing salon.” The bathroom, without question, is here to stay, but the term “shower” may not be.
A bathroom, apart from its functional nature, today is what you want it to be. It is a reflection of attitude. If to you, it’s that small room hit by the morning hurricane rush, then you have been ignoring one of the last sanctuaries available for rest.
Of course, in the past, people were pushed into this limited thinking by the limited size of the bathroom – most of them only five by 8 feet. It doesn’t take much imagination to realize that little effort required to transform some five by eight bathrooms into shambles. If this happens in many homes, then what can be done about it? A certain amount of rethinking regarding what a bathroom can be is in order.
The bathroom today has functions it didn’t have in the past. Total personal grooming is one example; the hair dryer, the sun lamp, and a whirlpool for the bath are a few of the appliances being added to the bathroom to aid in personal grooming.
Today the environmental requirements of the bathroom are thought of regarding aesthetic appeal as well as light, heat, and ventilation. The environment can be changed in many pleasing ways – a garden court at one end of the bathroom, one of the new wallpapers, or colorfully laminated plastic paneling.
Here are for the example for the changing bathroom ideas:
- SUNKEN TUBS, carpeting are popular luxury features. Six-foot tub is focal point in this contemporary bathroom.
- ENCLOSED GARDEN and the use of wood create feeling of oudoors. Tub-shower separates two toilets, lavatories.
- ULTRA-MODERN tub in lavish setting has two shower heads, controls to preset water depth and temperature.