The Wonder world of washrooms
A purely functional wash¡room is a thing of the past. Today it is more about convenience, comfort, sus¡tainability, a feel-good zone, creating an ambience and making a personality statement. This global trend has made inroads into India too, particularly in the high end homes and hospitality sector - thanks to a plethora of elegant, innovative and technologically advanced sanitary products, now available in India.
In the last few decades, Indian washrooms have been witnessing a dramatic transformation, from being a mere functional space to a personal retreat with ambience for rejuvenation, well being and for making a personality statement, particularly in the high end residential segment and hospitality sector
Bored with clichTd bathrooms? Here are some ideas to add a touch of style to them without being OTT!
From being a mere sanitary space to a personal sanctum for rejuvenation and wellbeing, the washrooms worldwide have come a long way. India is no doubt trying to keep pace. Elegant counters, sleek sinks/ faucets, soaking tubs, stylish flooring and walling are now passé . Today´s washrooms include the gamut of lavish and intelligent gadgets ´
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