Your bathroom can become a getaway spa to relax you at the end of the day. A number of high-tech, designer features turn your bathroom from a practical space into a place in which you look forward to relaxing. Check out a plumbing supply showroom for the latest in bathroom trends and use these suggestions to spark your imagination.

European Showers

This shower stall features solid glass walls with a hinged door. The walls can be clear, frosted or etched with a custom design, and the floor is made of cool marble or another stone. The shower heads are often a large design with several adjustments to place them just right for a relaxing shower. Shower heads on opposite walls provide a gentle spray over your entire body at once. Some showers feature adjustable LED lights in the ceiling to create the desired mood as you relax.

Designer Faucets

A number of manufacturers are making touchless faucets for the home. Some sense motion near the faucet to turn the water on and off and to adjust the temperature. Other models require a light touch on some portion of the faucet. Some designs include traditional controls for the children or others who find the touch-option difficult to master.

High-Tech Toilets

Even the bathroom toilet has been updated by new designs and technology. Dual-flush toilets allow you to select with each flush how much water is used. One-piece designs made of composite materials are comfortable, easier to keep clean and add a little artistic flare to the room. They are lightweight and easy to install by any plumber. For even more comfort, try the heated-seat models.

Modern Medicine Cabinets

This is no longer just a hole in the wall with a mirror in front of it. Refrigerated models are available to keep your temperature-sensitive medicines and cosmetics cool and safe. Some include a filtered cold-water dispenser. One model has a flat screen TV built into it. The TV picture displays when turned on and a mirrored surface when turned off. A bracket for your tablet slides out from the edge of one model to let you access the Internet or watch videos while in the bathroom.

Finishing Touches

A variety of high-tech gadgets are available to top off your bathroom-spa makeover such as:

  • racks that automatically dry your towel
  • stereo systems built into the shower
  • touch screen shower heads
  • aquarium theme sinks

Many of these options can be installed by a plumbing services company, such as A Absolute Plumbing & Heating, so you can relax in luxury in no time. Upgrade your bathroom and every day you'll have a luxurious place to go to get rid of the stress of the day.