Make Your Bathroom Feel Like a Spa

Posted on: December 20,2011

spa showerAfter a long day at work or a weekend of playing hard, to be able to relax and unwind at a spa would be a dream come true for most of us. And, let’s face it, most of us do our best thinking while relaxed in a bath.

Reality check! Most of us don’t have the time, energy or money to spend each day pampering ourselves like that! So how do we bring the spa home with us at a price we can afford?

Small bathroom improvements can make all the difference in the world to the beauty and functionality of the space. Here are some upgrades that you can do to your own bathroom from the design consultations at Re-Bath & More.

Spa-Like Shower Heads

Spa shower heads can make all the difference in how much you enjoy and relax during a bath. Positioning shower sprays on the walls or ceiling of a shower can create a feeling of luxury. If the water pressure in your bathroom is adequate to support extra plumbing, adding a few inexpensive shower heads can instantly bring the spa home.

Rain showers, jetted showers, and body sprays positioned on the wall add a variety of water stream choices and can create a spa-like feeling in a bathroom every time you turn the water on.

Warm Your Hands (and Towels)

towel warmerReach out of a shower and grab a warm toasty towel. Often provided in high end hotels and spa resorts, towel warmers are an inexpensive option to add a spa feel to your bathroom. Metal towel warmers double as towel storage and can be mounted on the wall or stand freely on the floor. Attractive glass towel warmers are also available and come in a variety of colors.

Toasty Toes with Heated Floors

While summertime may be warm and wonderful, fall and winter bring cold and stepping out of a warm shower onto a cold tile floor kills the relaxed atmosphere of a bath.

For centuries heated floors have been used to add comfort. Seventeenth century French noblemen used heated flues in their bath houses and greenhouses.

Radiant heat mats installed underneath flooring add warmth to a room without using much energy. Perfect for tile, laminate or wood flooring, radiant heat can keep the entire room at a perfect cozy temperature.

Talk About Teak Finishes

teak bathroom matWood accents instantly say “spa” and teak wood is the perfect choice for bath mats and shower benches. Teak is the most water and insect-resistant wood and dries quickly.

Bath mats are very inexpensive accents and shower benches are available in varieties of shapes and applications. Other accessories such as storage shelves and soap dishes made of teak compliment any color and design and if you want to spend a little more money to achieve the teak wood look, consider installing a complete shower base made of slatted teak wood.

teak shower benchWhile there is no replacement for a weekend away at a spa resort…complete with room service and champagne breakfast…simple little additions to your existing bathroom can make each day feel a little more spa like.