Does your dream bathroom include a fireplace? From the looks of these bath-palaces-of-bliss, maybe it should. More than a place to clean the body, the bathroom is a place to relax, to unwind, to soak, and to unplug. (That is, of course, unless your dream bathroom also includes a flat screen TV).

While you soften your muscles with a hot bath, why not soothe your eyes, your ears, and your nose as well with a flickering, crackling fire? Heaven awaits . . . if only in the mind's eye.

1. Freshome

2. Antoniolupi

3. Jessica Claire's World
(Bath designed by Toronto-based boutique firm Kantelberg Design)


5. Quality Bath

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