Imagine an exquisitely designed bathroom with marble floors and marble walls, with white marble streaks highlighting the middle part of the walls, running across the room. Light fixtures are placed both on top and at the sides of the different ornaments in the bathroom to give off an illuminated design. A painting by a well-known artist (Picasso, for instance) hangs on top of the toilet and a regular sized HD LCD TV hangs on the corner, visible from every angle of the bathroom. There is huge mirror hanging on top of the specialized Kohler sink with all kinds of sanitary amenities known to man available to the user. Everything is themed with everything: the black toilet, black marbles, dim lighting, and the dark themed Picasso painting. Everything fits, except… the white custom bathtub that is awkwardly positioned at one side of the wall.
For people who can afford luxuries to make their bathrooms seem like those straight off a five star hotel, the bathtub can be a major source of interior design pain. Thankfully, there are different types of bath panels to suit varying themes. As a kind of cover up for your bathtub, it can easily be pried open if ever a need to repair the plumbing arises. For the most part, its main purpose is to keep everything looking pretty. An Egyptian themed panel, for example, would be inappropriate for a Japanese themed bathroom, with the wood paneling and the specialized shoji paper walls. For such a theme, a bamboo panel would perhaps suffice.
As mentioned, there are many types of bath panels available for purchase. There are different designs and colors to suit the theme your bathroom may have: Japanese Zen, white marble, granite, sleek black and hardwood finish among many others. The sight of a bathtub’s underside may turn out to be the undoing of a cleverly decorated bathroom. The bath panels make sure that everything remains aesthetically pleasing, ensuring a very unique bathing experience.
Most panels nowadays have different accessories and nooks that serve various decorative and functional purposes. Some have lightings at the side or at the bottom or top part, illuminating a faint glow that give off a unique feel. Others include towel hooks or racks that allot spaces for your towels or clothing beside your bathtub. They are often made of boards or slabs that are easily attached to bathtubs. Others require installation with glue and even drills.
The one thing people should remember when dealing with panels is that they should match the motif of the bathroom where they are installed. As they are mainly for decorative purposes, allotting panels that are out of place would be a waste of time, space, effort and money. Think of these panels as an extension of your walls and floor design, and the purpose is to keep unity and harmony. The objective is to make everyone else believe that the bathtub is a part of the room and not a separate implement mere bought and installed.