From Dream to Reality: Designing A Luxury Bathroom

Luxury Bathroom Design - One Coast Design

Designing a luxury bathroom

Designing a luxury bathroom involves a comprehensive process that combines careful space planning, thoughtful selection of finishes and fixtures, and attention to detail.

As an accomplished interior design firm specializing in luxury bathroom design, we strive to create spaces that exceed our client’s expectations and fulfill their dreams. These clients were absolutely wonderful to work with and they were great communicators and supporters of the entire process that brought them face to face with their dream bathroom!

'I absolutely loved working with Michelle and the One Coast Design team! Coming home to my gorgeous new, fully designed, and renovated bathroom is wonderful! I appreciated all of their hard work and dedication to all the details, and we couldn’t have been happier with the outcome! It’s all a woman dreams of! I can't believe this is my bathroom!'

We also absolutely adore a wonderful Before and After!

The process begins with an in-depth consultation where we meet with clients to understand their vision, preferences, and requirements for the luxury bathroom. 

We discuss their lifestyle, design aesthetics, budget, and any specific features they desire.

This is a before picture of the bathroom. Before it was renovated the bathroom had cream tile with gray walls and white trim on the walls. Tan vanities with brown countertops and the lighting was very dark.
This image show the bathroom renovation after it was completed. This portion of the bathroom has now been converted into a large wetroom which has 4 shower heads, and a free standing tub enclosed with floor to ceiling glass doors. Everything in this wetroom has white and gray marble with all gold hardware.

So how does it all come together?

Here’s an overview of the steps involved in creating a luxury bathroom:

1. Initial Consultation

The process begins with an in-depth consultation where we meet with clients to understand their vision, preferences, and requirements for the luxury bathroom. We discuss their lifestyle, design aesthetics, budget, and any specific features they desire.

2. Space Planning

Once we clearly understand the client’s needs, we proceed with space planning. This portion of the program involves analyzing the existing bathroom layout and determining the best way to optimize the space. 

We consider factors such as the placement of fixtures, storage solutions, lighting, and traffic flow to create a functional and harmonious design.

3. ROI & Being Green

Is return on investment (ROI) important? It is to us, and we’ll show you how it should be important to our clients, too! Porcelain tiles are considered one of the most environmentally friendly ‘green’ options available for covering surfaces for both floors and walls. Produced mostly with recycled and recyclable materials, they have almost unlimited durability and consistent technical and aesthetic performance over time. They provide a lot of bang for the buck!

This image shows a before picture of this bathroom renovation with no dry wall or flooring - completely gutted.

4. Concept Development

Based on the client’s preferences and our expertise, we develop a concept for the luxury bathroom. This includes creating a design theme and selecting materials, finishes, and color palettes that reflect luxury and elegance. 

We aim to create a cohesive design that aligns with the client’s taste and complements the overall style of their home.

5. Selection of Fixtures and Features

The choice of fixtures and features plays a crucial role in creating a luxurious bathroom. We help clients choose high-quality fixtures such as sinks, faucets, bathtubs, showers, toilets, and bidets, considering factors like aesthetics, functionality, and water efficiency. 

We also consider advanced technologies, such as smart fixtures or hydrotherapy systems, to enhance the luxurious experience…the world is your oyster!

6. Material Selection

The choice of materials significantly impacts a luxury bathroom’s overall look and feel. We assist the client in selecting premium materials for surfaces, such as natural stone or marble for countertops, luxurious tiles for flooring and walls, and high-end cabinetry.

We consider each material’s durability, visual appeal, and maintenance requirements to ensure an elegant, long-lasting finish.

Fixtures & Features - Luxury Bathroom Design

Luxury is in each detail.

- Hubert de Givenchy

7. Lighting Design

Proper lighting design is crucial as it creates an inviting and luxurious ambiance. We carefully plan the lighting scheme, combining ambient, task, and accent lighting to highlight key design elements, create a relaxing atmosphere, and ensure functional illumination.

We may incorporate features like dimmers on overhead lighting (those who know me know I am the Dimmer Queen!), recessed lighting and sconces, and decorative fixtures to add a touch of elegance.

8. Customization & Details

To achieve a truly bespoke luxury bathroom, we customize the space to our client’s needs on a daily basis. This can include designing built-in storage solutions, incorporating unique architectural elements, and integrating personalized features like steam showers, heated floors, or innovative home technology.

We also focus on small details such as decorative hardware, luxury textiles, and accessories that elevate the overall design.

9. Construction and Installation

Once we finalize the design, we collaborate with skilled contractors and artisans to bring the luxury bathroom to life.

We oversee the construction process, ensuring that the design intent is faithfully executed, and monitor the quality of artistry during installation.

You can call us your ‘Aesthetics police’! We aim for seamless integration of all elements, maintaining a high standard of craftsmanship throughout.

Lighting - Luxury Bathroom Design
Vanity - Luxury Bathroom Design

10. Final Styling and Accessories

The finishing touches are essential to creating a delightful luxury bathroom. We curate accessories, artwork, mirrors, and décor items that enhance the visual appeal and personalization of the space.

Luxurious bath linens, plush rugs, scented candles, and carefully selected toiletries complete the immersive experience!

Throughout the entire process, our accomplished interior design firm combines creativity, technical expertise, and a keen eye for detail to create a luxury bathroom that exceeds our client’s expectations.

As a result, we strive to make their dream of a beautiful, opulent, and functional bathroom a reality.

Your bathroom becomes a dream come true!

We can’t wait to show you what we can do with Your bathroom!

Michelle Sauter - Luxury Bathroom Design

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