Getting a Spa-Like Experience From Modern Bathrooms

If our grandparents and great-grandparents could time travel to today’s world, they would be pretty amazed by a lot of things. One of the things that would probably seem unbelievable about our homes is how our bathrooms have changed since their day. Form is as important as function for many people these days, with rain shower heads, spa-like tubs and all kinds of other high-tech fixtures.

Even 20 years ago, this type of bathroom setup would have only been found in the homes of the rich and famous, but it has become commonplace in mid- to high-end homes.

Many people opt for walk-in showers with multiple showerheads, and an overhead rain head, to make the daily ritual that much more enjoyable. These high-end fixtures do have their drawbacks, however, mostly in the environmental impact. Multiple showerheads and rain heads that drench you in water use a lot more water than a typical showerhead would. So this is something to keep in mind when deciding what fixtures to use in your bathroom renovation.

Whirlpool and jetted bathtubs are another popular option in modern bathrooms. They can be just big enough for one person, or they can be more of a hot tub style, with room for two or more people to enjoy them.

If you’re thinking of renovating your bathroom and want to get some ideas for a higher-end bathroom, one of the easiest ways to do it is to book yourself into a modern hotel or two. Many hotels, like the Hard Rock for example, have gone all out with the design of their bathrooms, and you can get all kinds of good ideas from them.

You can also pick up some current home renovation magazines – there are some that focus specifically on bathrooms – or visit your local home improvement store for ideas. But being able to “live the experience” yourself in a hotel or some other place, makes it a lot more personal.