Original Article by: Mr. Steam
As a builder, you never want to experience what always happens in popular home renovation series.
Inevitably, something risks derailing the project because one or more people didn’t communicate.
There are numerous reasons for changes during any project, but seasoned professionals understand the downstream impacts of mid-project plan revisions. You don’t want to be the one that causes the miscommunication and project timeline delay, nor do you want your projects impacted by someone else’s failure to communicate.
These unpleasant surprises and project delays can often happen when the interior designer and builder don’t collaborate effectively.
You and your designer must be in lockstep at all times. If not, it can negatively impact the home’s aesthetics and functionality, not to mention the working environment on the job.
This goes beyond basic agreements about dimensions and metrics; it’s also essential for you to have a sense of the aesthetics that is the focus of interior designers.
Current Trends in Steam Shower Design
According to the designers we’ve interviewed, more homeowners are looking for a home spa experience.
Interior designer Patti Johnson notes that homeowners are foregoing the traditional tubs for more spacious and luxurious showers. “Savvy homeowners today especially like the Rainshower-style shower heads, body sprays, and steam showers, along with low maintenance tile.”
Interior designer Lori Gilder explains that her clients want space and luxury in their primary bathroom renovations, and steam showers are an essential component. “Clients are therefore willing to invest in high-end materials and state-of-the-art products to bring that intimate spa experience home.”
According to Gilder’s recent experiences, most high-end homeowners request all the latest amenities. “Incorporating a steam shower,” Gilder notes, “could be considered an amenity.” In-demand accessories include “multiple body sprays, shower heads, curbless transitions, aroma, ChromaTherapy, and luxurious natural materials.”
Martha Orellana, VP of Mr. Steam’s Marketing and Sales, explains, “We find that innovative technology inside the shower is capturing a lot of attention.”
Orellana’s clients want the whole, immersive high-tech spa experience with steam shower therapies like ChromaTherapy, AromaTherapy, and MusicTherapy. Clients like being able to control the music selections from within the shower. Similarly, they like having the option of aromatherapy scents such as Lavender or Eucalyptus, depending on their mood. Lighting also sets the stage for their shower experience and may provide physical and emotional benefits.