03 May, 2020

Wellness Bathroom Design Trends : According to LiLu

Wellness Bathroom Design Trends | According to LiLu

Wellness Bathroom Trends

Wellness bathroom design trends are becoming more important in today’s world. Making your home into a haven with everyday experiences that support your entire family’s wellbeing and health has become a top priority for many.
We have written a number of posts about wellness at home prior to our shelter at home orders and now and moving forward, we are even more committed to sharing these ideas and encouraging you to create a home that supports intentional living focused on wellness, family connection and joy.
If you are interested in wellness ideas for kitchen design check out our recent posts:
Kitchen Design  With Wellness in Mind
Kitchen Design Wellness Trends
Or if sleeping well as a cornerstone to your well-being and health is a concern of yours right now check out our post
Sleeping your Way to Wellness
Today we are going to share a few products that you can incorporate into your bathroom to deliver spa experiences, provide soothing daily rituals and add a layer of cleanliness to your bathroom.
If you want to know more about the basic principles of wellness in your home. Check out our post Why Wellness at Home Matters.

Bidet Seat Toilets

I had the good fortune of winning a Toto Washlet + toilet just prior to the great toilet paper hoarding incident at the start of the shelter in place orders. Luckily, our new toilet was sitting at a warehouse and my lovely husband has some fierce DIY skills.
We installed our Toto Washlet + and cut our toilet paper consumption in half.  The explanation for this is that half the members of our household are using the bidet features and half, my daughters, after a few screams and on my g-ds, have decided they cannot adjust their habits.
The wellness aspects of the Washlet are apparent to those with any health issues, such as Crohn's, which my husband has, and the bidet features are much better for his health than the use of toilet paper. Beyond that, the seat automatically opens when you enter the bath preventing the need to touch the seat and some units can be programmed for auto flush as well.
The flushing technology and ceramic of the toilet keep it clean and fresh between cleanings.
In addition to being good for our health, the water-conserving technology of these toilets is also good for the health of our environment. As you know, a healthy planet benefits us all.
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It’s more common today than it once was to have a steam shower or a sauna at home and to practice detox treatments. In fact, you could say it’s a bathroom wellness design trend.
Taking a sauna, especially an infrared sauna, will release toxins from your body and can result in better sleep, weight loss, relief from joint and muscle pain, improve circulation, and are especially helpful for people who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome. In addition, a recent Mayo Clinic study shows spending time in the sauna can directly affect your blood pressure, vascular function, oxidative stress, inflammation levels, and more, according to the paper. In fact, researchers have drawn comparisons between the benefits drawn from sauna bathing and moderate- or high-intensity exercise.
Steam showers are another way to detox at home. Steam showers have similar benefits to a sauna and can also be helpful in promoting health, particularly when you have a cold. A steam shower can also hydrate skin, make shaving easier, and can be combined with aromatherapy. They can also relieve anxiety, increase metabolism, and burn calories.
We love all the features that Mr. Steam has that add a level of increase wellness support to your steam shower. You can add aromatherapy or chroma-therapy to a Mr. Steam shower and up the spa-like experience in your own home.
Imagine being able to walk into your bathroom and experience pampering and soothing therapies you once had to drive to a spa to receive. One of the things I most hate about going to the spa and then driving home, sometimes I feel like the drive home erases half of my relaxed, Zen-like feeling.
As life unfolds during this time, I feel like it is wise to design your top experiences into your home, where you can have them every day.
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Bathroom Wellness Trends- Air Quality

A recent introduction to the market Broan’s new Surface Shield fan with LED technology continuously disinfects the air in your bathroom. The air in homes can be up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside, according to the EPA. Spending more time indoors has given new focus to my concerns about indoor air quality and this fan is a great addition to the options we have for improving indoor air quality.
Built into the SurfaceShield™ technology is a new class of continuous disinfection technology using unique LEDs from Vital Vio, Inc. – lights that are deadly to bacteria, fungi, and mold, but harmless to people, pets and plants. The Broan SurfaceShield™ exhaust fan kills up to 90% of bacteria on surfaces in your bathroom or other humidity prone environment.
The 110 CFM fan runs at a whisper-quiet 0.8 sones, making it so quiet you’ll hardly notice it’s there while providing enough power to remove moisture and pollutants.
The fan controls humidity and prevents mold and mildew from taking root on shower curtains, tile, and other surfaces in your bathroom. For anyone who has ever battled a mildew problem in a smaller bathroom, you know how invaluable this feature is.
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Warm Surfaces

Heated floors, warm towels, and heated tub decks are pleasing and create a soothing and calming environment in your bathroom.
Heated towels are a pure pleasure that adds comfort, pleasure, and pampering to your at-home sauna or bathing experience.
You can use the same technology that is currently used for heating floors to also heat shower seats and tub decks. There are even bathtubs with heating mats built-in, so you never need to interrupt the soothing experience of a wellness bathroom with the shock of a cold startling surface.
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Touchless Faucets

For wellness, hygiene, and cleanliness is a key wellness bathroom trend. We have seen an expansion of the touchless faucet options in recent years. I particularly like Brizo and Delta touchless faucets for their touch anywhere simplicity.
The Purist wall mount faucet from Kohler addresses cleanliness in two-ways. The wall mount makes for a cleaner and more easily maintained countertop at the bathroom sink and the touchless faucet means no transmission of germs and grime at the faucet itself.
Another option is the Touchmaster toe-tap system that can be used as an add-on to any faucet you like so you don’t need to compromise your style preference to get the germ-free benefit.
Wellness Bathroom Design Trends

Bringing Intention Home

For more than a decade, LiLu Interiors has been designing intentional living environments that reflect the singular values and needs, lifestyle and aesthetics of each individual client. With care, joy and trust, we’ll creatively collaborate with you to design a home that uniquely expresses who you are and how you live. Intentional design, no matter the style, requires thoughtful attention to detail and deliberate choices.
Let’s make life better. Let’s bring your intentions home.
If you want to create a bathroom or home focused on wellness please give us a call. 612-354-3271
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Comments on Wellness Bathroom Design Trends : According to LiLu
  1. Jillian says:

    Great post! I’m working on a design right now for a client who is very wellness focused, and this is a great resource.

  2. Janet Lorusso says:

    All great suggestions for a better bathroom experience! Radiant heated floors and a steam shower have been on the top of my wish list for a while, but a new-technology fan and bidet function toilet are climbing the must-have list rapidly!

  3. Leslie says:

    Wow, Lisa! I learned so much I didn’t know about what was available to me by reading your post. I truly wish I could *take one of each* and incorporate it into my bathroom -especially a Mr.Steam unit!

  4. Rebecca says:

    You’ve convinced me. We NEED to get a washlet!

  5. Lenore F Spinelli says:

    So much great information! Thank you so much.

  6. Christina Rodriguez says:

    I loved reading about all the wellness tips. I can’t wait to use some of them in my own bathroom!

  7. Linda says:

    Such a great, informative post. The heated tub and wash let are my favorites. I have pinned this for future reference.

  8. Linda Merrill says:

    All such beautiful bathrooms and great information Lisa!

  9. Heather says:

    Such inspiring interiors! These are great tips, I especially love how easy it is to integrate touchless faucets.

  10. Robin Maria Pedrero says:

    WOW Lisa I learned so much about what is available I had to share this on linkedin too!

  11. Sheri Bruneau says:

    This is such a thorough post, Lisa. We are in the process of redesigning our master bathroom and I have saved this post for reference (and have pinned madly)!
    Thank you for all of the information.

  12. Mary Ann Benoit says:

    So many great ideas and such beautiful bathroom designs! And what a way to save on TP! Brilliant. Love this whole series.

  13. mitzi beach says:

    Lisa you are a wonder of knowledge but also of dooing images as good as those “professionals”! Being in this genre for many years, it excited me to see how you are taking it to the next level with posts such a this one and your design business. I am in awe.

  14. Suzi Rugg says:

    Steam showers and bidet’s are complete YES’s! Thank you for these tips, I hadn’t thought about air quality but it is so important!

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