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Trendy Bathroom Additions That Bring Home The Luxury Spa!

Contemporary bathrooms are quickly transforming into amazing and opulent retreats that allow you to rest and rejuvenate right at home. Gone are the days of the dull, dreary bathroom and a long-awaited trip to the nearest spa to replenish after a hard week or two. Homeowners are quickly embracing the hot new trend of the spa-like bath, and with innovative designers doing their part, it is now easier than ever before. Smart solutions and space-saving concepts have ensured that the spa-like luxury is no longer for the rich and elite alone. Even small bathrooms can be turned into a serene oasis that allows you to escape the constant rush of urban life.

Stunning tropical bathroom in Hawaii that is all about the outdoors!

by Ethan Tweedie Photography

As we head into the second half of summer in 2014, here are the six hottest bathroom trends that are contributing to the growth of spa-like bathrooms. While some were tipped by us early in the year as the trends to watch out for, others follow the natural design and aesthetics of a commercial spa. Here is how you can turn your bathroom into an abode of ecstasy! 

1. A Touch of Natural Bliss

Wood is the perfect element to revitalize the appeal of your bathroom and give it a touch of warmth and elegance. One of the essential features of a spa setting is the natural and organic appeal of the space. Current bathroom trends indicate that homeowners are opting for wooden slats and natural stone surfaces to bring in this nature-centric look. Obviously a potted plant here and a touch of tropical greenery there help further elevate this look. Natural stones and pebbles are also becoming a favorite among homeowners when it comes to highlighting the area around the bathtub in a spa-inspired style.

Gorgeous use of natural pebbles under the standalone bathtub

Japanese-inspired bath with organic design elements and natural goodness

by International Custom Designs

Minimal design of the En-Suite-Bathroom with classic British style

Wood gives a sense of inviting warmth to the contemporary bathroom

by Brennan + Company Architects

2. Freestanding and Sunken Tubs

If there is one unmistakable and irresistible bathroom trend in 2014 that is taking the world by storm, it is the freestanding bathtub. Almost every home that we have stumbled across in the recent past has a bath with one of these. Obviously the standalone tub in white is the preferred choice by many for the amazing picture that it paints, but black and gray also work equally well when used right. You can even go a step further and give your bathroom a sunken tub with hot jets and whirlpool features to truly sink into the lap of luxury!

Fabulous contemporary bathroom that is connected with the natural landscape outside

by Garret Cord Werner Architects & Interior Designers

Bathroom with a natural stone wall, marble floor and sunken tub

by RKD Architects

Serene Zen bathroom that opens up into the backyard with a freestanding tub

by Willman Interiors / Gina Willman

Lavish spa-style bathroom at home with a sunken tub

by Dan Forer, Photographer

Stunning bathroom in marble exudes opulence

by TopNotch Kitchen and Bath Remodeling

A traditional approach to the spa-styled bathroom

3. The View Outside!

If there is one golden rule of contemporary architecture, it is that the outside matters as much as the interior. From the bedroom to the patio, everyone wants a room with a view, and the bathroom is no exception. While this is indeed a trend on the up, it might not be a viable option for many who do not have the privacy to open up the bathroom or maybe do not have access to that drop-dead gorgeous view. If that is the case, take the opposite approach and create a cozy, intimate and tranquil hub that inspires Zen-like serenity. Add a few candles and dim down the lights, and you have a private haven right at home.

Exquisite bathroom with a stunning view of the landscape outside

by Gregory Phillips Architects

Amazing contemporary bath with stunning ocean views

Iconic city skyline of Las Vegas acts as the perfect backdrop for this stunning bathroom

by Knudson Interiors

Luxurious bathroom combines privacy with a view of the world outside

by James Patrick Walters

Contemporary bath with a view of the city skyline

by Peter A. Sellar – Architectural Photographer

The hills in the distance add to the overall appeal of this spa-styled bathroom

by Abramson Teiger Architects

4. Floating Vanities and Minimal Design

White is a color that one instantly identifies with the opulence of a spa, and it is a good choice for the lavish home bath as well. But more importantly, it allows you to keep the theme of the bathroom fairly minimal and posh. This also lets your accent additions, wooden surfaces and freestanding bathtub shine through and keeps the focus firmly away from the walls. Couple this all-white look with some sleek floating vanities, and you have the ideal home spa-styled bathroom.

Elegant bathroom with a standalone tub in white

Refined contemporary bath with a minimalist style

by European Cabinets & Design Studios

While all this sounds too familiar, the fashionable new twist in the tale in 2014 is the addition of bright gold and bold turquoise accents to this white backdrop. The former fall in line with the growing popularity of metallic accents while refreshing turquoise accents give the home bathroom a less sterile and more vibrant look. Pops of color also give your home bathroom a sense of individuality and distinguish it from the generic spa-centric style.

Hint of aqua along with whte bring serenity to the master bath

Master bath that offers a spa-like retreat at home

by Drury Design

Master bathroom with golden yellow accents and a spanish revival style

by Jackson Design & Remodeling

5. A Fiery Focal Point!

We have already seen fireplaces play a prominent role in settings that range from the living room and bedroom to the outdoor lounge and the poolside pergola. But it seems like these sizzling hot additions are making their way into bathrooms as well. A two-sided fireplace that serves the master bedroom and the adjoining bath is indeed a smart and hip addition. A gorgeous fireplace also becomes an instant focal point in the bath and gives the entire space a far more elegant, sophisticated appeal.

Fireplace in the bathroom is the hottest trend in interior design

A scorching hot fireplace to complement the opulence of the Jacuzzi with jets in the bath

Obviously other bathroom additions like water-saving toilets, showerheads that offer a range of features and bold, colorful tiles help put the sheen on your home. Which of these features would you want to add to your bath?

Keeping the design of the bathroom simple and refined

by Hill Custom Homes

The visual of the fireplace and the ocean add to both the bedroom and the bath

by Wardell Builders

Sleek and polished bath with a fireplace at its heart

by Blansfield Builders

Even a small bath can be turned into a spa-like setting

by A Collaborative Design Group

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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