Todays modern lifestyle has impacted how kitchen and bath design is considered: From family meals to entertaining, and home offices to elaborate cooking parties, kitchens have become the heart of the home and have replaced family rooms and living rooms as the focal point for gatherings. They’ve become larger, more comfortable, and more technologically advanced, becoming the epitome of melding function and style. The same is true for the bath, which has become increasingly imaginative and luxurious. Don’t be surprised to see Zen-like spaces where sleek, crisp lines commingle with indulgent deep soaking tubs. Marble, exotic stone, tile, and glass have added layers of elegance to the bath designs seen here.