The 5 Essential Amenities of a Luxury Bathroom

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What are the 5 essential amenities of a luxury bathroom? Better yet, what is considered a luxury bathroom?

Last month we discussed the definition of a luxury home, which is any home that is over double the average list price in the area. A luxury bathroom is — you guessed it — a bathroom located within a luxury home. But why should you care? 

Well, with housing prices skyrocketing over the last year, we’ve seen a huge shift in median home value in the Bay Area. Now, most luxury home prices start around $2.5M…and often sell for 10-30% over asking price! 

If you want to renovate your home and ensure it falls into the luxury category, OR if you already own a home in that luxury price range, you will need to incorporate the expected high-end amenities. Which brings us back to your luxury bathroom…

5 Features of a Luxury Bathroom

These days, luxury bathrooms are designed around wellness, creating a spa-like sanctuary for an experience steeped in relaxation and rejuvenation. I’m talking about creating a space that pampers, refreshes, and wraps its inhabitants in comfort. How? Using these 5 features…

1. Steam Shower


For a luxury experience like no other, a steam shower is a must. It may feel like pure indulgence, but it’s actually quite beneficial for elevating your well-being and promoting health. The regular use of steam reduces stress, encourages relaxation, and promotes deep, restful sleep – all highly coveted in today’s fast-paced world. 

If that’s not enough, you’re also likely to enjoy improved breathing, circulation, and an abundance of skincare advantages. It’s safe to say that the addition of a steam shower will quickly turn your bathroom into a rejuvenating day at the spa.

2. Lighted Mirrors


What’s a luxury bathroom without a beautiful ambient space to prepare for the day? Proper lighting is essential in the bathroom, and backlit mirrors are playing an important role. They offer flawless everyday functionality and show-stopping style that creates a captivating centerpiece. Another perk? These lighted mirrors use intelligent and energy-efficient technology, giving you the best of both worlds.

3. Bidet Toilet Seats


Yes, even toilets can be luxurious! Many American homeowners are finally starting to jump aboard the trend (widespread throughout Europe and Japan) of installing bidet toilet seats in their home, and for a good reason. So many benefits can come along with this shift in your daily routine.

Not only is a bidet the eco-friendly option, eliminating the need for toilet tissue, but you’ll also experience a new kind of clean, leaving you feeling more refreshed than ever. Bonus Tip: Opt for a WASHLET with a heated seat and streamlined air wand. It will indeed be the best seat in the house.

4. Heated Floors

Imagine stepping out of a blissfully warm and relaxing shower on a cold day to be met with chilly tiles beneath your feet. Brr! Instead, bid farewell to uncomfortably cold toes and opt for heated flooring. Radiant heated floors take the chill away, infusing warmth, coziness, and a sense of grandeur worthy of the luxury appellation. I can also guarantee that once you try them, you’ll never go back.

5. Medicine Cabinets


Proper storage is necessary to keep the counters clear and hide items behind closed doors, and today there are many options to take bathroom organization a step further. So say goodbye to clutter by personalizing your space with a custom medicine cabinet. From slow-close doors, USB charging ports, and hidden electrical outlets, every feature has been thoughtfully engineered to elevate your daily routine.

(In case you missed it, read here for the essentials of a luxury kitchen.)


What’s next?

The high-end luxury features mentioned above are worth more than their ability to boost your home’s value. After all, the best additions to our home are the ones that make our lives more enjoyable, run smoother, and contribute to our well-being. 

Need assistance designing your own luxury home? Or perhaps you’re wondering where to splurge and save to increase the value of your home? Book a discovery call with us here, and our design-build team of experts will confidently guide you in your decision-making for irresistible results.