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The Site Sizable
linear drain by Infinity
Drain is an elegant
solution for showers.
(Image: Courtesy of
Infinity Drain)
The Oak Hill Collection
from DXV is reminiscent
of a vintage farmhouse.
(Image: Courtesy of DXV)
given temperature and pause until the user is ready to step
into the shower. The digital technology also enables users to
enjoy scripted hydrotherapies that, at the touch of a button,
choreograph sprays and temperatures, ramping up slowly,
quickly alternating, or in some cases, delivering contrasting
temperatures simultaneously.
" The desire to create a sanctuary fit for rest and relaxation
has only increased as homeowners spend more time at
home, " says Barbara Kratus Stark, sales and marketing director
for Infinity Drain. " This notion has made deep freestanding
tubs a must. A separate tub and shower space is still the
traditional layout, but an enclosed tub and shower combination
is also gaining momentum. For these floor plans, Infinity Drain's
products-such as its Site Sizable Low Profile Linear Drain-
are ideal for reducing the floor height needed to keep floors
and other surfaces dry, while enhancing the open concept
needed for this design and reducing curbs and barriers that
could create tripping hazards.
Kohler's Stillness bath is a deep tub inspired by the Japanese
soaking tradition and another illustration of the beautiful
marriage of design and function. It features steam that drifts
across the surface, water cascading over the edges of the tub,
and aromatherapy.
" What you will see over time is that the use of technology
is going to increase and recede into the background, " says
Booth. " It'll become a more seamless experience and will
provide benefits behind the scenes. " And behind factory
doors, too: 3D printing is increasingly becoming a bespoke
method of production to create smaller runs of products, more
personalized solutions, and shapes that designers aren't able
to create with traditional tooled machinery.
Floor-to-ceiling tile
throughout a bathroom
can be as dramatic as
it is functional, as in
this bathroom that uses
materials from Artistic Tile's
Arabescato and Michael
Aram collections.
(Image: Courtesy of Artistic Tile)
Finally, accessibility features are also a growing consideration
in bathroom design. " People are planning ahead with the
thought of aging in place, " says Ariana Lovato of Honeycomb
Home Design. " They're more cognizant about accessible
design, like zero-threshold showers. " And if they aren't, Lovato
often will bring it up herself: " You don't want to drill into that
tile for a grab bar in 20 years, " she points out.
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