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If you’re like most people, your busy life gets the better of you sometimes. When you finally get home, you need some much-needed downtime. A long, hot soak in the tub would really go a long way towards melting away all the stresses of the day.

But, if your bathroom is out-dated and uncomfortable, you won’t really relax, you’ll just think about all the things you’d like to do with it. You’ve seen the magazines and TV shows highlighting Asian style baths and you love them. But, being the trendy person you are, you wonder if Asian style baths are a growing trend for 2015. The answer is a resounding, YES! Here are the top five reasons you’ll love them too.

Contemporary Beauty

Asian style bathrooms are perfectly suited for a contemporary home. Elegant tones of white, gray and other neutrals incorporate a Zen-like quality to walls and flooring. Glass shower doors, mirrors and big windows accompanied by minimal accessories epitomize both contemporary and Asian designs. The rule of thumb here is, if it’s not utterly necessary, leave it out.

Natural Elements

You cannot have an Asian inspired bath without incorporating natural elements, it’s what sets this design style apart from everything else. Natural wood such as stunning bamboo cabinetry and flooring are a wonderful way to bring nature into the bath. Add planters full of greenery and a natural stone vessel sink atop a floating bamboo counter top and you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to a Japanese spa.

Spa Features

A large soaking tub wrapped in cork, bamboo or even stone is one spa amenity that works incredibly well with an Asian style bath. Whether it’s raised with natural wooden steps leading up to it, or sunk into the floor, it’s a must. Another must is a beautiful view to the outdoors, even if it’s just a private balcony with a small tree. Of course, you cannot forget about the steam shower with a floating bench, surrounded by glass.

No Clutter

Both contemporary and Asian designs have one important thing in common and that’s minimizing clutter. It’s impossible to remove everything from the bathroom, you need certain things every day. Shampoos, soaps, shaving supplies, hair products and, let’s not forget about the towels. Just because you need them doesn’t mean you have to see them all the time. Hide them away in custom cabinets that disappear within the room so everything stays convenient, yet out of sight.


You simply cannot overlook the lighting in any bathroom. It has to be bright enough to use for putting on makeup and getting ready for the day, but not harsh. LED lights are fast becoming the lighting of choice for designers and homeowners alike. They’re versatile enough to be used in overhead lights, under cabinets and around mirrors. They are super energy-efficient and can be put on a dimmer switch to set the mood for relaxation or romance.

After reading this, are you inspired to create your own Asian style bath? Our friendly staff would love to talk to you about your ideas. Contact us and we’ll be happy to help you come up with a design you will love.