It’s no secret that kitchens and master bathrooms are known to “sell” houses. These two important areas are where many homeowners spend most of their time. So they are also the first place many homeowners begin when it’s time to remodel.
Today we’re going to talk about ideas for making your bathroom look and feel like a relaxing and luxurious home spa. If you are already planning a bathroom remodel, why not incorporate some of these additional elements and design features to ensure a lifetime of relaxation!
Home showers can easily be transformed into steam rooms. Adding steam to your shower is best done as a part of an overall shower remodel since some tiles — for example, non-porous porcelain — may be better suited to the steam environment than others such as natural stone which is very porous and could lead to mildew buildup. The ceiling should also be tiled and tilted at a slight angle so accumulating water drops will have a place to slide and run off instead of gathering on a flat ceiling. A bench may also be a nice addition to your steam shower.
In luxury homes, saunas are an ever-present trend. Some prefer saunas over steam rooms although both have similar health and relaxation benefits. Saunas are best installed by a professional with unique knowledge of suitable building materials and appliances best for the space you have. The heat sources can vary based on your preferences and may include wood-burning heat, gas, electric or infared heat. Home saunas can be as small as 2 feet x 4 feet, but many will find larger sizes of 4 x 4 or 8 x 12 preferable. In the winter, saunas are an especially great place to relax and get rid of that “I can never get warm because it’s so cold outside” feeling.
Cool colors, such as blues and greens, have a subconscious calming and relaxing effect. Lighter colors will also make a room feel larger than it is, so light shades or cool colors can make your master bathroom feel like an expansive and relaxing spa.
Forget the large, movie-makeup-mirror light bulbs and opt for decorative lighting with a dimmer switch that you can adjust to help you feel relaxed. Choosing a lighting fixture with unique decorative accents or features will also help give your master bathroom that special spa-like atmosphere instead of giving it the same treatment as other ordinary rooms in the house.
Sinks and Fixtures
The master bathroom is an excellent room to choose to splurge on upgraded sinks, faucets and other fixtures. Unique sinks with cascading water features, stone elements or other unique characteristics that you might otherwise expect to see in a spa can delight the visual and tactile senses and help give your bathroom spa appeal.
With these tips, you can create and inviting spa-like environment in your own home and master bathroom. If you’re considering remodeling your bathroom, call the Charlotte Remodeling Company today for a free consultation to get started.
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