It’s very old fashioned to just have a bathroom these days. The idea of a functional room for washing and teeth cleaning is so over you know. Now, it’s all about making it a blissful experience, a haven away from the rest of the household, a place to soak away the cares of the day and relax. In short it’s about making your bathroom as spa-like as possible.
The first key to this is that the colours must be pale and calming. Look at these white painted floorboards, exposed bricks and linen curtains. This is not a room for stress.
This is the V+A Cabrits bath, designed to fit, and gently, hug your body as you lie there. And obviously a view like this does no harm.
It would also be hard not to feel relaxed in a bathroom this big. Although the level of stress involved in realising you had left your towel on the chair, which is about half a mile from the bath would be quite high.
Natural materials also help bring in a spa-like feel but there is another key item that is a really good idea which has taken off in the UK, but is now available here and that is the steam shower. Oh yes, you read that right. You can turn your shower into a home steam room. And the company that makes them, Mr Steam, has just launched a fancy new gadget, the iSteam, that means you can play music and even change the colour of the steam according to your mood. You can also set it to start remotely while you’re getting ready or on the bus home from work. I know. It’s American, they’re very good at that sort of thing. We Brits are only just cottoning on to the idea that we don’t have to wait until we’re on holiday in a hotel to find a good shower.
To find out more about Mr Steam in the UK visit Nordic.co.uk
V+A Baths and Mr Steam both kindly sponsored the Modenus Blog Tour along with Miele, Blanco, Poggenpohl and Silestone for kitchens. As well as Jenn Air, and Du Verre and Barber Wilsons. With thanks to them all.