For Michele Guyton, the bathroom is more than a functional water closet; it’s a place to escape. So when she and her husband, Greg, renovated their Phoenix, Md., home, a luxe master bath was a priority.
The Guytons collaborated with architect Peter Twohy and contractor Rick Batton of F.C. Batton and Son on a whole-house combination outfitted with a top-of-the-line shower and anchored by a lovely view.
Creating enticing bathrooms isn’t a new concept — oversized bathtubs and separate showers, for example, were popularized in the 1980s — but homeowners today are customizing the rooms with thoughtful elements that integrate with their lifestyles. Carefully chosen layouts, fixtures and technology transform modern bathrooms into spaces deserving of extended stays.
"I like a lot of drama," says Guyton. "I like to be surrounded with things that are pretty. It's a really beautiful space."