Nowadays, bathrooms are seen as indispensable focal points, not just spaces exclusively given over to personal hygiene. They have become veritable temples to pleasure and relaxation, where relaxing in a bubble-bath or a jacuzzi or working out in a small gym and reveling in the delight of feeling fit are the order of the day. This beautifully designed book examines the transformation of this room by presenting a brief overview of its history. Specific examples show readers how architects and interior decorators approach the design of the latest, most modern bathrooms. The latest and best ideas of design professionals-those committed to combining aesthetic appeal with functionality to create bathrooms that are havens of harmony and peace-are presented. This is an indispensable reference packed with hundreds of color illustrations and helpful decorating hints.