(BPT) - When it's time to renovate your master bathroom, why not set your sights on something bigger and better? Rather than letting the latest fads drive your choices, create a room that holds its breathtaking beauty for years, and never fails to transform your mood each time you cross the threshold. That's the epitome of showstopping design.
To help you achieve showstopping design in the master bathroom, here are some insights from a brand that's won numerous accolades for the innovation and design of its technologically advanced yet art-inspired bathroom fixtures. The design experts at TOTO, the global plumbing manufacturer, share five criteria for achieving unforgettable, showstopping design.
1. It all starts with a vision
Take your design efforts beyond the basic visuals you find in a magazine spread. Great design achieves an experience unlike any other. To start with, create a vision of the experience you want to have every time you step into your new master bath. Which emotions should it conjure? Defining exactly what you want lays the foundation of how the design will serve you and please the senses for years to come.
2. Seek inspiration from luxury
Great design promises and delivers a special experience. When you make selections to put together your new master bathroom, consider how each item lends itself to an indulgent experience. Whether it's the plush of the towel, the finish and feel of the hardware, or the unique features of the fixtures, consider what they add to the overall effect.
3. Embrace innovation
The greatest innovations of our time achieve savings in labor, while cultivating wellness and comfort. Great design goes beyond beauty and reaches for technological advancement. A prime example is TOTO's NEOREST NX2 Dual Flush Toilet. The clean, smooth lines of this luxury toilet, inspired by the natural beauty of pebbles shaped by water over time, would serve as an artistic focal point in any bathroom. At the same time, intelligent design creates an enjoyable user experience. The personal cleansing system uses warm water and a warm air dryer, while automatically raising the lid and completing the flushing for you. In addition to those features, it offers a superior cleaning performance compared to the standard toilet. The ACTILIGHT bowl cleansing technology lets waste, lime scale and mold wash away, while triggering a process that accelerates the decomposition of organic substances.
4. Achieve balance
Great design is created with balance in mind, and it's no different when it comes to using resources. Perhaps you desire more simplicity in your own life, or maybe you'd like to support sustainable options. Look for features that reduce your consumption of water and electricity, along with the use of harsh cleaners. Keep in mind that great design should cultivate ease of living, reducing your time spent on cleaning and maintenance.
5. Search for beauty and quality
The true mark of excellence in design is its staying power, so make your selections with the level of care they deserve. The first level is sensory: Does the shape, color and texture appeal to the eye, is it nice to touch, and does it reduce unwanted noises? The other side of the coin is quality and craftsmanship. And don't shy away from asking lots of questions. Which materials are used, what standards does the maker adhere to, and do they stand by their quality?
Adopt these criteria for showstopping design, and your master bathroom remodeling project will be a thing of lasting beauty that never goes out of style. To learn more about how the award-winning line of TOTO's NEOREST luxury intelligent toilets can bring a technologically advanced, design-forward addition to any bathroom, visit TOTOUSA.com.