Interior Design & Flooring

Bathroom remodeling trends: Increased comfort for a private escape

Wed, 03/21/2012 - 09:53

The master bathroom of any home is supposed to be the private escape for the heads of the household, and using the right technology can make this area more comfortable and pleasant for any family.

According to Consumer Reports, many people value their bathroom as the most personal space in their house, but they do nothing to make it more comfortable due to a lack of knowledge for effective products for the space.

The news source reported that bathrooms are second only to the kitchen on people's wish lists of rooms to remodel, as many people grow tired or their current situation and look to an upgrade.

"At that age, bathrooms really start to get tired," Art Donnelly, president of Legacy Design Build in Mount Sinai, New York, told Consumer Reports, of many older clients looking for a new bathroom. "Leaky toilets, grimy grout, loose tiles - you name it, it’s probably an issue."

The news source reported that there are five small details and adjustments that one can make in their bathroom that can make a huge difference. Adding stain-resistant grout, skylights, a heated shower mirror, framed mirrors and radiant floor heating can all have an impact on the comfort of the room.

Radiant heating systems will not only keep the floors warm on cold mornings, but will also accelerate the drying process. This plan will allow for an individual to experience the true comfort they wished for, while also providing a practical improvement to the space.

A Warmboard radiant heating system will provide a homeowner with the highest level of comfort, and the thin paneling that is used will make installation easier than other products.