4 New Ideas for Custom Home Baths

Custom home baths, and master baths in particular, are places to splurge. Investing in luxury touches in the bath pays off: You’ll spend time in the space every day and will fully appreciate beautiful finishes and innovative fixtures. 

From early morning to bedtime, a spa-like bath is the perfect place to start and end your day. Here are some things we consider when planning custom home baths. 


Walk-In Showers

Curbless (or no threshold) showers are very popular and sensible. With nothing to step over, it’s easy for everyone to enter the shower area. Recently, designers have been showing large-format tiles for walk-in showers. With tiles from 16 inches up to slab materials that can run for several feet, there are fewer (or no) grout lines. Less grout means lower maintenance, and a more streamlined style. 


Curbless shower


This kind of shower with an elegant, uninterrupted look calls for a linear drain along one wall. 

Make It Float

Another idea for custom home baths that’s increasingly popular is the floating vanity. Anchored to the wall instead of being set on feet or a base, these vanities appear to float above the floor. The benefits to these vanities are their contemporary look. They can also make a bathroom appear larger and they’re easy to clean under. One drawback is that they offer slightly less storage than more traditional cabinetry. To make up for the shortfall, a carefully designed linen closet in or near the bath can handle storage needs.  


Make it float


Unique Charm 

Cement tiles with charming hand-painted designs are a tempting option for today’s custom home baths. One drawback to cement tiles is their porous surface, which can be easy to stain. If you love the look, you might consider porcelain tiles with similar patterns but a more durable finish. When other finishes in the space are more neutral, patterned tile provides nice visual interest. 


Tile Shop Pav Porcelain
Photo courtesy of the Tile Shop


The Smart Bath 

Technology seems to be following us everywhere these days–even into the bathroom. As you plan your custom home baths, you might consider smart mirrors, which light up, respond to voice commands and can even function like a computer screen so you never miss an email. 

Another place for advanced tech is in the shower, where smart controls allow for customized pre-sets for water flow, temperature, length of shower and lighting. You can even add a musical soundtrack to your morning routine.    


Photo courtesy of Moen


Your Custom Home Baths

What’s your vision of the perfect bath? We’d love to hear about it, so contact us today. 

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