Everyone can appreciate the peace that a spa session offers, but we can’t all afford to visit the spa every day. So, what can you do about it? Turn your bathroom into a spa, of course! Follow our ten tips to transform your bathroom into a soothing spa.
1. Upgrade Your Fixtures
One easy way you can transform your bathroom into a spa is by upgrading your fixtures. Check if your faucet, showerhead, tub, toilet, counter, or even the floor needs some enhancement. Adding new and modern fixtures can work wonders for your bathroom’s appearance. And if you want a touch of luxury, opt for gold-colored fixtures.
2. Apply Fresh Paint
Repainting your walls is another way to create a spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom. Instead of the typical white paint, which can make your bathroom look sterile and makes dirt so easily visible, opt for earthy colors. Pale greens, browns, and grays can instantly create a relaxing vibe in your bathroom.
3. Add Tech to Your Tub
If you have the space for it, why not go for a high-tech bathtub? Fancy tubs with all the tech are trending right now. You can have a jet tub with multiple bubble settings or a tub that vibrates the water to music. Better yet, you can install a jacuzzi.
4. Don’t Forget the Tub Tray
If you like long soaks in your tub, then having a tub tray is a must. With a tub tray, you don’t need to get in and out of your bathtub to fetch things. This means uninterrupted relaxation sessions. Just imagine having your scents and soaps, your glass of wine, and all the stuff you need for your spa time right within your reach in the tub tray.
5. Transform Your Shower
Long soaks in the tub are not your thing? No worries—you can consider a walk-in shower instead. To make your shower more spa-like, you can add features like body jets and rain showerheads. So you’ll always have the perfect temperature for your shower, you can put in a programmable thermostat. And if you have a significant other who loves taking showers with you, why not have a dual showerhead?
6. Use Steam
Steam rooms and saunas are features you’ll often find in a spa, and if you’re a fan of steam, you can have these in your bathroom too. Installing a simple steam generator in your shower is usually enough for this spa transformation. But if you have space for it, why not build a whole sauna in your bathroom?
7. Add Mood Lighting and Music
Ambient music and dim lighting are spa must-haves. Consider installing a dimmer switch so you can easily adjust the lighting in your bathroom to fit your mood. Or, if you think candles are more romantic, put a caddy by the tub or the sink where you can light your candles safely. As for the music, you can bring in a sound system with good speakers.
8. Keep It Warm
Nobody likes to step out of the shower or the tub and touch a cold floor. The easiest way to keep your bathroom warm and cozy is to add rugs. But if rugs aren’t your thing, you can always invest in heated flooring. Floor heating is eco-friendly and cost-effective in the long run, not to mention a quieter alternative to an air furnace. For added luxury, you can install a heated towel rack too so you can enjoy warm and toasty towels after your bath.
9. The Art Advantage
Artwork can make your bathroom more attractive and add personality to your space. Filling a blank wall with paintings or hanging a graphic print over a countertop should do the trick. A few pieces of art here and there will give you something to look at or even meditate on while you’re soaking in the tub.
10. The Devil Is in the Details
Adding a few simple touches here and there can add significantly to your bathroom spa experience. These touches include investing in soft towels and bathrobes. Putting a diffuser in your bathroom and filling it with your favorite scent can add to the spa atmosphere. And while you’re at it, a potted or hanging plant can soothe your eyes as well as filter the air in your bathroom.
Some of these tips are easy tasks you can do by yourself. But for bigger jobs, such as repainting and replacing your fixtures, you should consider seeking a professional’s help. Illume Property Partners is an expert in remodeling work that can transform your bathroom into the home spa of your dreams.