We spend the equivalent of almost two years in the bathroom over the course of a lifetime, according to Encyclopedia.com. Long considered a refuge from hectic schedules, the bathroom is the only place where privacy is guaranteed and you can be alone for a moment of peace. For such a small room, it has big importance to our state of mind. Lavish and luxurious or zen and simple, a bathroom remodel has the potential to turn this room into a reflection of our personalities and ideals. Think soaking tubs when remodeling your bathroom into a spa-like escape.Of all the bathroom appliances you can upgrade, the most impact on style will come by upgrading your bathtub with relaxation, quality and visual appeal in mind.
We love soaking tubs for homeowners who are renovating with one goal in mind: to create a spa-like environment with timeless style and quality. With tubs ranging from minimalist contemporary to classically roll-topped, there is a tub for every taste.
Take a look at this Victoria & Albert IOS freestanding bathtub. This model has an amazingly compact design, making it ideal for a luxury condo bathroom remodel project.
They use a process called ENGLISHCAST® , which means the bathtub is created from finely ground volcanic limestone mixed with resin. As a stone-rich alternative to both cast iron and acrylic the finished bathtub is one piece, hand finished and naturally insulated (it’s warm to the touch); stain and scratch resistant; and strong enough to come with a 25-year guarantee.
The bathtub is the focal piece that will set the tone for the style of the bathroom. We recommend making eco-friendly selections for your toilet, fixtures and décor to maintain a balance between luxury and environmental sensibility that will appeal to future buyers as well as your family.
According to Energy Star, approximately 30 percent of household water consumption comes from the toilet. High efficiency, low-flow toilets conserve water and provide a more calming hygienic experience. Toto® is a US-based company that designs gravity-based toilets, low-flow shower heads, automatic sensor faucets, and sinks treated with a patented glaze to prevent debris, mold and bacteria from sticking to porous, ceramic surfaces. Replacing traditional fixtures with green technology such as the Toto® designs, your bathroom is quickly transformed into a high-tech, environmentally friendly oasis.
As you shop for eco-fixtures, look for the Water Sense certification. This partnership program of the Environmental Protection Agency, makes it easy for consumers to save water and protect the environment by identifying high efficiency products that perform well.
Maintain a clean, healthy environment naturally by regularly spraying fixtures and tile with an all-natural cleaning product such as a simple mixture of lemon and water or apple cider vinegar and water. Regular cleaning will prevent mold from forming, which is not only unsightly but also extremely dangerous to your health.
Don’t forget the toilet paper! According to the National Resources Defense Council, if every household in America replaced one four-pack of traditional “virgin fiber” bath tissue with recycled toilet paper, it would save around 1 million trees per year.