Accessories Enhance Spa-Like Baths

The spa-like bath continues to be a hot trend, with the brightening economic landscape driving increased spending on accessories that add touches of comfort and luxury to the bath.

Multi-functional products and those that mesh with today’s soothing, nature-inspired designs remain in high demand, while technology is also becoming more evident in the bath.

Below are a few of the hottest trends in bath accessories right now.

--Consumers continue to crave comfort features, with towel warmers, heated fog-free mirrors and heated floor systems highly desired for their ability to add warmth and a sense of luxury to the bath.

--Multi-functional products that minimize clutter remain popular, including grab bars that double as towel racks or shower shelves, toilet paper holders that offer space for a second roll, faucets that integrate a glass storage shelf above, etc.

--Storage continues to be a priority, with decorative shelving and hooks increasingly be incorporated into the design. Glass shelves are being used more, but with a slimmer profile than in the past.

--Finishes are going warmer, and there’s an increased blending of styles, with traditional looks beginning to mix with contemporary designs to produce transitional products that have an older feel but with clean lines that are easy for the user to maintain. Contemporary designs that focus on geometric shapes or incorporate color are also seeing more interest.

--Accessibility continues to be a priority, with fashion-focused grab bars, shower benches, tub stools and other safety-related accessories.

--With the expansion of technology into the bath, stylized concealable electrical outlets that are both convenient and decorative are increasingly being incorporated into the bath.