Connie's Corner

Tips from Waypoint's award-winning designer
February 23, 2015

Secrets to Luxurious Bathrooms


Home improvement television shows often feature bathrooms that are the stuff of dreams. Luxury bathrooms every one of them. Whether they are master bathrooms, guest baths or powder rooms a little bit of luxury is worth the investment.

Waypoint's style 650F in Cherry Java

Luxury Finishes are the obvious part of a luxury bathroom. From high end countertops to upscale plumbing fixtures and fittings and beautiful cabinetry, it all makes a difference. A difference that will take a bathroom from ho-hum to one that is truly spectacular like the one above by Westminster Design Center of Westminster MD.

Heated floors are available in both electronic and hydronic systems. Besides the delicious feeling of a warm floor underfoot, they are quiet and don’t generate dust like a forced air system and so they are great for people with allergies.

Oversized Showers are what most desire these days.  They can be made luxurious by the addition of elegant tile work, frameless shower enclosures, a seat and lots of niches to hold shower toiletries as well as good lighting. And what about adding steam to make the space multi-purpose?

Soaking Tubs have risen in popularity and while day-to-day we jump in the shower nothing beats a nice hot soak in a deep tub. The trend today is free-standing tubs like the one shown above in a project designed by Premier Floors of Sterling VA. They are elegant, create a focal point and are just plain beautiful.

Abundance of Storage in the form of beautiful cabinetry looks like built-in furniture but add a a sense of calm too because it allows easy organization. Glazing, crown molding and a detailed door style add to the sense of luxury in the room below created by Zelmar Kitchen Design & More of Orlando FL.

Waypoint's style 720R in Maple Hazelnut Glaze

The final touches are thick towels, upscale lighting proper ventilation and enough counter space to make the space work easily. Perhaps the ultimate luxury would be adding a sound system to the room. There’s nothing like taking a bath to beautiful music.

Connie Edwards CKD, CBD, Waypoint Living Spaces