Once upon a time you had to make an appointment and travel to a day spa in order to get a little personal indulgence. That concept has steadily made its way into the home through modern bathroom remodeling and renovation. Now, for many Los Angeles homeowners and others throughout southern California, the master bath is limited only by budget and imagination where remodels are concerned.
With a creative general contractor, you can get a bit of luxury into virtually any design.
Trying to decide on the overall look of a bathroom can be a difficult task for homeowners, but it’s ok to take inspiration from elsewhere and adapt it to your personal tastes. Visiting decorator show houses, bathroom showrooms and even looking at the portfolio of general contractors can help you get style ideas for your own luxury bathroom remodel. Even cutting out pictures from remodeling magazines can be very helpful and productive.
Unlike the simplicity of a half-bath or powder room, the master bathroom has no limits for a Los Angeles homeowner. No material is too luxurious or too unusual. A lot of homeowners want to go over the top, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. “over the top” means different things to different people; it could be something as simple as splurging on granite countertops in their bathroom or adding multiple showerheads.
This is one point that has undergone a lot of changes in the last 10 years. Large Jacuzzi and garden tubs were once popular in bathroom remodeling, but now homeowners are switching to custom showers that include overhead and wall-mounted showerheads, hand-held shower wands, tiles, body sprayers and even rain bars or steam showers.
Chalk it up to busy lifestyles, but people spend less time in the tub now. That’s OK, because there are so many ways you can have a general contractor in Los Angeles customize your shower, plus you can get the benefit of an attractive tub/shower combo without using up as much space.
Many master bathrooms are now moving toward a more universal design. The concept behind this type of renovation is to create a bathroom space that can be used comfortably by everyone. This includes wider doorways, easy access for children, showers with no raised lip at the entry, larger shower doors, showers with no raised lip at the entry, larger shower doors, more space around fixtures and even grab bars with aesthetically pleasing designs.
While this type of design was once considered to be more commercial/industrial, innovative designs and general contractors have found ways to make these items blend seamlessly into even the most extravagant and luxurious bathrooms in southern California.