It’s All About the Journey … Treat Yourself to a Spa Day!
With downtime at a premium, it’s no surprise that people are investing in luxurious amenities to enjoy in the comfort of their own home. Perhaps the most common of these upgrades is the inclusion of a spa-like master bath.
Hydrotherapy, steam, light, heat, and aroma can create an experience at home that can compete with the world’s best spas. However, with so many options, it can be hard to decide where to start and what to pick. Here are a few ideas for creating your own spa Master Bath.
A Steam Shower is one of the most enjoyable ways to de-stress and can be partnered with aromatherapy, chromatherapy (the science of the light spectrum’s improvements and positive effects on tissue and body systems). Additional massage elements can be incorporated into the shower through body sprays and jets that can be added to shower walls and operated independently or in conjunction with other shower heads. Overhead rainfall showers are also a popular additional to a luxury shower.
If adding space in the shower isn’t enough, adding an extra-large bathtub will surely do the trick. Serving as your own private oasis after a long day, homeowners can’t go wrong with this added feature. There are two schools of thought on this. Freestanding tubs are all the rage today and can certainly create a peaceful, quiet soaking experience but built-in Modern-day therapy tubs are also a popular option. Many luxury therapy tubs include other health enhancing features like massage, hydrotherapy, or aromatherapy.
HEATED FLOORS AND TOWEL RACKS
Heated towel warmers and/or heated floors are a great addition. These features ensure that the relaxation doesn’t end once you leave your shower and tub, and your comfort is never disrupted by cold floors or chilly towels. Both add a luxury touch to a spa bath.
CALMING COLOR PALETTE
Since the master bath is a space that is supposed to offer serenity and calming factors, a soft neutral color palette will surely set the tone. Warm or cool neutrals are both popular. Warm palettes provide a more zen, organic feel, while cool palettes enhance light and airy spaces.
This can be accomplished with a double vanity or two separate sink areas. Quartz or stone surrounds and the sleek appearance of an under mount sink in square or rectangular shapes add a modern touch. Vessel sinks or large pedestal sinks are other popular options.
RAISE THE HEIGHT
Newer toilet and vanities are a little taller now for added comfort. Be sure to check out the difference when you visit your local home supply store.
LUXURY CAN COME IN SMALL PACKAGES
Not every house has room for a sprawling master bath, but luxury can come in small packages, too. Glass fixed shower panels, floating vanities, and larger, light colored tile floors can open up a smaller bath. Adding pampering shower features such as: hand held plumbing fixtures, built in niches or a shower bench can elevate the spa experience.
Plush towels, specialty bath soaps and salts, and a large candle are quick, inexpensive accessories that add a feeling of luxury.
By incorporating some of these elements in your own Master Bath, the spa bath of your dreams could be the one you wake up to every day!