It is no more the showers and closets that
determine the elegance and glamour of a bathroom. Bathroom accessories have
gained equal if not more prominence than sanitary fittings and fixtures.
Stacking and storage accessories, free standing towel rails, corner tables and
storage cabinets, foaming soap dispensers, toilet roll holders, robe hooks and
grab bars are some of the most common add-ons to bathrooms.
Functionality, ergonomics and safety are of prime
importance in the design of bathroom spaces. Every object ought to have its
specific location creating a unified feel which lends a feeling of aesthetics
and relaxation. With simple details, intermingled with a play of material and colour, these elements can accessorise
and personalise the space, adapted to individual life
international brands like Sicis, Devon & Devon, Rapsel and designers like Antonio Lupi
under one roof, the range of options to choose from offers the possibility of
mix & match and an added planning flexibility.
The world of bathroom design has gone through a
complete makeover with new accessories and designer pieces emerging in the
market. People are beginning to realise that these
are spaces which require attention. Every object is viewed as a work of art
that exudes a style statement.
With new emerging concepts of light therapy and
aroma therapy integrated into bathroom design, the possibilities are endless.
Objects like Japanese tatami trays & mats, floor
lamps, mirrors, attractive posters, display cabinets and vanity units are
gaining increasing popularity as focal points for bathroom spaces.
Maintenance and Finishes
The exterior of these accessories is polished in
palladium silver or stainless steel chrome - plated to offer seamless
wipe-clean surfaces and minimal maintenance. Other steel finishes like mirror,
polish, buffing also add variety to the range of options available. Fusion
products combining glass, ceramic and metal with lacquer are the other alternatives.
partitions with features like smooth sliding mechanism, magnetic handles and
reversibility are available that can be adapted or extended to suit varying
dimensions. Current lifestyles demand that bathrooms offer extra facilities
beyond the purely functional.
Apart from the now common shower jet panels and
Jacuzzis, ingenious trends in design include doubling the bathroom up as gym,
complete with an exercise bike and rowing machine. Installation of complete
home theatre systems with plasma TVs and surround sound with a dance floor
built into this private retreat are some of the other ideas doing the rounds.