Bathroom remodeling ideas can vary from the simple to the highly complex. From shower tile designs to vintage claw-foot bathtubs to a low threshold shower, the design ideas are endless. But when it comes to luxury, look no further than fire. Yes, fire. Fireplaces are the ultimate in cozy spaces and relaxation. And while it may seem more common to have a fireplace in your living room, library, or even a master bedroom, master bathrooms are taking the upper hand in luxury these days.
Realtors agree that the bathroom is a huge selling point for Santa Maria, CA homes and other homes across the country. Adding a fireplace may seem like a design choice that will not fit into your bathroom remodeling costs. That may have been the case years ago, but technology has made adding a fireplace to any room much simpler and less expensive than you may think. Wood burning fireplaces of the past required outside ventilation, like a chimney. You can imagine that the cost of adding on a fireplace plus ventilation would get very costly. However, in 2016, the luxury of adding a fireplace to any room in the house is available to us.
So let’s talk about what styles of bathrooms could use a fireplace:
Any traditional bathroom space would benefit from a fireplace. Dark wood is more common in older and more traditional bathrooms, so you can imagine how adding a fireplace could evoke a feeling of being on a secluded mountain cabin.
A modern bathroom typically has a no threshold shower with a separate tub or no tub at all. A sleek, gas fireplace in a modern bathroom will transform this space from cold and airy to cozy and warm while keeping that streamlined look. Gas fireplaces can be fit into any corner and even small spaces, so no matter the size of your bathroom, it can be warmed up with a fireplace.
If you have a high-tech bathroom, or you want to remodel your bathroom with high-tech additions, then be sure to add a fireplace to your bathroom remodeling plans. High-tech fireplaces can be programmed to turn on at specific times of day. Imagine waking up to a warm and cozy bathroom with no effort at all. Your fireplace and other features can also be hooked up to a remote control, allowing you to control the temperature while you lounge in the bathtub or sit at your vanity getting ready for the day.
So no matter what style of bathroom you have or would like to have, adding a fireplace is a simple benefit that will not only warm up your days and nights, but increase your home’s value. New Life Bath and Kitchen have the experts to help you remodel your dream bathroom. When you are ready to fire up some ideas, contact us at New Life Bath and Kitchen to get your remodel started.