Ever since I was a little girl growing up in my mother’s home, my favorite room in the house has always been the bathroom. Why? You may ask. Well under my mom’s roof, the only room in the house that was allowed to have a lock door, was the BATHROOM. It became my quiet place, my safe haven, my place of tranquility.
Now as an adult, I still feel the same but my efforts often falls short, as I’m now a mom and when I want to get away for a little time, I’ll eventually here my son on the other side of door breathing, looking under the door, sliding toys under the door to get my attention, or crying outside the door begging me to come out because he misses me!!! Raise you hand if this has happened to you, as I’m sure I’m not alone!!
Am I the only one who hides in the bathroom? Let me ask you this, when you’re in there have you actually sat there and looked around and realized how outdated it is? Does it feel serene? Are you comfortable? Hmmm….
Well, if you’re tired of your bathroom looking/feeling BLAH and want it to feel like a SPA, then let me help stir you in the right direction. Take a look at these eight ways you can Transform Your Bathroom into a Spa-Like Retreat.
Add Elegant Hardware
Switching out the old outdated hardware with new hardware can really transform the look. So update your cabinet handles, hinges, doorknobs with some better quality fixtures for your vanity to make a real style-setter. Don’t forget about your towel bars and shower heads as well. Choosing just the right fixture can really give your bathroom a high-end feel.
Convert Ugly Bathtub to a Beautiful Stand up Shower
Your goal could really be to modernize the look of your bathroom or better yet simply provide yourself with a luxurious spa retreat within the privacy of your own home.
If you’re reading this and thinking to yourself, “I have a small, standard bathroom and no room for enhancement”. You couldn’t be further from the truth. Believe me when I tell you, that even if your bathroom is sized small, the right expert can come in and show you a variety of styles and options working within the boundaries of your current bathtub. You can also just think of all the benefits of having a stand up shower: cleanliness, safety, spaciousness, and increases the resale value of your home.
Add Large Selection of “Tile” and Design Option
Add Recessed Lighting to Enhance the Space & Add Ambiance
So we’re working on having your bathroom becoming your refuge, so why not have adequate lighting? Are your current overhead lights blinding you or is your bathroom so dim, you can barely see yourself in the mirror? For some reason, bathrooms are given the least amount of consideration of all the rooms in a home. More focus is always given to the living room or the kitchen. I’m always perplexed when I see inadequate lighting at the mirror.Like this one below…
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As we know now, bathrooms are indeed becoming and should become a place to relax and recharge. Lighting has become an extra thought, but when done correctly, the payoff is GREAT. Which is a good thing, as this is the room where you begin and end your day.
So a good lighting plan of action should be considered –place ample lighting where best needed like showers, and beside vanity mirrors.
Add Custom & Semi Custom Cabinets
Sure you can use stock cabinets to ultimately cut cost (but you’re limited by product availability), but with custom cabinetry in your bathroom, you can have a personalized custom selection of wood, style, finish, and hardware. Custom cabinets are built to the size that you specify. Also if you’re the type of person that is concerned with origin of the wood used, then custom is the way to go as you will benefit by using your local sources.
Create Luxurious Feel by Adding a Free Standing Bathtub
When I see a free standing bathtub in a bathroom, I get a feeling of luxury, elegance and affluence. Having one of these tubs will surely give you bathroom some style while you’re enjoying a nice soak!
Add Curbless Entry Walk-in Showers
If you’re looking for a stylish sleek-look then a curbless entry shower is the way to go. It offers improved accessibility, maximizes space, less visual clutter, fewer nooks and crannies to have to clean, and zero-tripping hazard. Who can say no to that?!!
Last but certainly not least add these few quick tips in transforming your bathroom into a calming sanctuary. (1) Add greenery, like an orchid to your vanity for a more zen look and feel. (2) Add aromatherapy to create a relaxing space, like hanging a eucalyptus over your shower head, or just placing an oil diffuser on your countertop or shelf.(3) Transfer all of your cotton balls and q-tips into apothecary jars (4) Add only white towels to exposed shelves (5) Play calming soft music for your bath meditation.(6) Use a table tray to hold a glass of wine, hold a book while you read.
So as you can see transforming your bathroom is not as hard as you think. Just a few renovations here and there, your bathroom can easily be turned a private spa-like treat.
Does your current bathroom need updating? Have you turned your blah bathroom into a spa? What changes have you made?