Every homeowner will know that when it comes to spending money on renovating or completely redesigning our bathrooms, we spend hundreds or even thousands of Pounds on products, materials and of course labour.
But for the lucky few where money is no object, hundreds of thousands or even millions of Pounds can be spent on creating the most expensive of bathrooms. We take a look at 5 of the world’s most expensive bathrooms, and give you a brief insight into the realm of expensive bathrooms that most of us can only dream of!
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Created by Hong Kong entrepreneur and former goldsmith Lam Sai-wing in 2001 for his Hong Kong shop, this golden bathroom was part of a showroom there named the Swisshorn Gold Palace.
The 7,000 square foot display was modelled after ancient European palaces and included a 24-carat, fully flushable toilet. The bathroom is listed in the Guinness World Records as being the world’s most expensive bathroom, having cost £2.4 million to create and being made completely out of gold and precious jewels.
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Atlantis, The Palm is a luxury resort situated in Dubai on a manmade island called Palm Jumeriah. One of the “Super Suites” that it offers is the underwater Poseidon suite, where you can enjoy a relaxing bath whilst looking at over 65,000 marine animals swimming past you in the lagoon outside of your bathroom.
The resort cost a whopping £1.2 billion to build, and lucky guests in the Poseidon suite get a whole host of features on tap including a dedicated butler.
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Billed as a luxury romantic resort for couples that want the utmost privacy, the Jade Mountain Resort in St. Lucia features some of the world’s most exotic bathrooms.
The open plan bathrooms offer spectacular views and add to the sanctuary experience, whilst the bathroom fittings from bathroom designers companies such as Hansgrohe and Duravit add to the luxurious (and expensive) look and feel.
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The Cinderella Castle suite is located in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida, USA, was originally intended to be an apartment where Walt Disney and his family could stay whenever they were visiting Florida. These days it is only available to lucky winners of Disney promotions, and cannot be booked by anyone, regardless of wealth or stature!
Inside the Royal Bathroom, a number of amenities fit for a king (or queen) are installed such as hand-hammered copper leaf sinks with silver leaves, multi-jet Jacuzzi with a waterfall style tap, and enveloping the Jacuzzi are mosaics made from 30,000 hand-cut Italian glass tiles.
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An apartment valued at £9.8 million, “The House” is one of Tokyo’s most luxurious residences. Most of the doors, walls and floors are made from stone and wood imported from Italy, and it also features a Parisian style terrace overlooking Arisugawa Park.
The bathroom features a massive walk-in shower with a Jacuzzi bath overlooking the courtyard, glass sinks with waterfall style taps, illuminated bathroom cabinets and marble floor and wall tiles.