These days, the pressures of a fast-paced work and social life mean that opportunities to relax can be few and far between. So, when you do get the chance, you’ve got to grab it with both hands. And what better opportunity to unwind than a beautifully designed, sumptuously decorated bespoke bathroom?
It is more than possible to transform a bathroom into a therapeutic retreat, without breaking the bank. Modern bathroom renovations are more affordable now than ever before and you don’t have to splash out on a full upgrade. If your budget is tight, making changes to the little details is often enough to create bathroom magic.
These tips and tricks will give you some ideas on how to transform your bathroom into a soothing spa hideaway.
Think Soft and Fluffy
It doesn’t cost much to invest in high-quality towels and they’re one of the first things that people identify with spas. There are always plenty of soft, fluffy towels, mats, and robes to hand. Treat yourself to a premium towel set, in a light and cheery colour. If you’ve got kids or pets, steer clear of pure white. However, pale yellows, blues, greens, and creams are ideal.
Upgrade Your Shower Head
There’s nothing quite like a rainfall showerhead for the ultimate in spa luxury. These special accessories replicate natural rainfall. So, instead of being pounded by the water, you are softly caressed and nourished. The good news for changeable folks is that you can now get combination shower heads, which let you switch between the two. Standard settings are great for waking up in the morning, while rainfall functions are perfect for gentle evenings.
Include Natural Textures
Natural materials like wood and stone look wonderful in a bathroom. They add a rustic, organic appeal and signal a move away from harsh textures. Almost all spas follow this type of design; they have pebbled floors, exposed stone walls, and wide windows. If you have the cash, you can add wood panelling around the tub and vanity. Or, if you’re on a budget, simple touches like a woodland bath mat design can increase the peace.
Add Leafy, Green Plants
One of the quickest and easiest ways to ‘spa’ up your bathing space is by adding several leafy, green plants. They’ll improve the air quality, complement the rustic, organic décor, and make you smile whenever you see them. Plants are a recommended addition for pretty much every room in the house, they’ll stand big and tall in the bathroom without too much maintenance. Just make sure that they’re out of the way on shelves or vanity tables or you’ll be fighting for space.
Sink the Bathtub
For full-scale renovations, sunken tubs are a possibility. They are placed on a lower level than the floor, so you have to step down into them; much as you would in a spa. They might not be suitable for family bathrooms, but grown up retreats will really benefit from the sophisticated design. For high-end indulgence, choose a whirlpool bath with jets that massage the muscles as you bathe. Sunken baths tend to be a better choice for slightly larger bathrooms, as they can be awkward to design around in compact spaces.
Working Out What You Want and How to Get It
All great bathroom renovations start with a good plan. You need to know what you want and how you want it to be achieved so that you can work with a plumber to create something special. The best bathroom renovation providers are those that will do everything in their power to make your ideas work, but will also discuss alternatives with you if they don’t agree with the proposal. Your renovation specialist should be reliable, friendly, and easy to work with.