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High End Bathroom Accessories For Your Bathroom

It doesn’t matter if your bathroom is only small and functional or large and ornate. High end bathroom accessories will add an aura of sophistication and luxury to any bathroom.

The Small Things Count Just as Much as the Big Things

When speaking of high end bathroom accessories, little things such as the faucet type/finish and door handles are just as pertinent as the tub or shower.  Fixtures (e.g. lavatory knobs, tub spouts, door handles, towel racks) are preferably a silver or textured brass with a look and feel of the utmost craftsmanship, innovation and elegance (of which functionality should never take a backseat, however). Also, keep the Kohler brand in mind when you want the absolute best.

High end bathroom accessories such as towels, soap dispensers, shower curtain rings, waste baskets and towel racks are also of concern for the designer who is highly discerning, aesthetically and physically. Natural fiber, high cotton count jacquard towels set the bar for drying hands and bodies. Metal fixtures need to have a good consistency with each other, and color schemes on the walls need to accentuate perfectly luxurious towels (or vice-versa).

Let the Style Speak Volumes about Your Person

High end bathroom accessories, along with refined and elegant fixtures, need to reflect to your guests two things:  They need to give them subtle hints of who you really are, and they need to effectively and unquestionably convey a sense of restrained sophistication. Too many dollar-store items might send a message of cheapness and no-sense-in design about you. Too many flashy brass or unrestrained, shiny silver fixtures, combined with a hodgepodge of soap dishes, tooth brush holders, soap holders and so forth (regardless if they are gold-plated) will scream clutter, disorganization and gaudiness.

When in doubt, always use the “less is more” philosophy-while never sacrificing quality and luxury. All this is because, well, believe it or not but most of your guests will scrutinize your bathroom and you will never know it (at least first-hand you won’t).

Bathroom Accessories Are Part of Overall Bathroom Design

bathroom_accessoriesA successful bathroom design focuses on both style and function; great looking spaces that lack a meaning or fail at providing their intended purposes act as wasted space. Designs that include efficient, yet stylish bathroom accessories along with proper lighting often serve their inhabitants best. Some items like decorative mirrors provide purpose and an atmospheric enhancer, making them a great fit for any style of bathroom design.

The first part of most design processes includes the selection of a focal point. Many bathroom designs include both a shower and a bath; purchasing both of the accessories together as one fitted fixture acts as a great price and room saver. When selecting a tub or a shower together, the pieces can act as the focal point of the bathroom, taking up the most room and serving the largest purpose. Some home decorators and interior designers choose to make counter top space and a large mirror the central fixture of the bathroom. The addition of effective light sources can determine where the focus gets directed as well.

A home spa design incorporates some of the traditional features of most bathroom spaces, including a toilet and a bathing area. However, major expenses are usually dedicated to matching the rest of the room to the bathing or spa like systems. Large spa and Jacuzzi tubs often take up more than one third of the entire bathroom, easily becoming the focal point. When appliances become overpowering or too large, sometimes the functions of the bathroom are hindered.

Some of the most basic norms involved with bathroom design include proper lighting and an adequate moving space. Lighting for the shower is an important attribute included in nearly every design. A lot of bathrooms are designed to serve more than one person at one time. When appliances and accessories block walking room, the possibilities for more than person to use the bathroom at a time diminishes greatly. One way to increase the space included with the bathroom design involves placing appliances in the far corners of the room. This stretches the walk way and floor between things like the countertop sink area and baths or showers.