One of the great benefits of having a custom-built home is that you can add all the luxury features you have always wanted or often go elsewhere to enjoy. One of the most popular trends right now in custom-built homes is creating a bathroom that has a spa-like feel to it. This is about more than just adding a bunch of upscale features in that we want to create a relaxing environment to allow you to enjoy the same experience you would at a luxury spa.
Here are a few of the key ingredients:
In the “average” home, the bathroom is one of the smaller spaces designed into the home. They have enough room for a sink, toilet, and shower, and that is about it. If you genuinely want that luxury feel, space is an integral part. In terms of space, treat the spa bathroom like another master bedroom, with plenty of space for a soaking tub, shower, dressing or lounge area, and space for decorations and a few unique touches that we will discuss below.
Wood, marble, and stone are popular natural elements that many homeowners choose to incorporate into the design of their home spa. It can help create the aesthetic of bringing nature into the bathroom. Some ideas are stone tile, a teak wood bench in the shower, or a marble vanity.
Soothing Color Palette
The bathroom color should not be a “busy” color but rather a soothing, calm color, such as softer, earthy colors. Remember, you are trying to create a room with a relaxed, tranquil feel to it.
Luxury Tub and Shower
In many home spas, there is both a large soaking tub and an oversized walk in shower with multiple showerheads installed. For the tub, you want a tub that is large enough to fully immerse yourself for a long, relaxing soak when it’s needed. We would also recommend shelving, where you may want to add some candles or even a nice glass of wine.
Therapeutic Lighting and Music
As I am sure you know, lighting can make a big difference in allowing your brain to shut down and enjoy the moment, so have different layers of lighting installed. In addition, the main lighting you will use during a “normal” day, add dimmers and softer lighting, especially around the tub area where you will be relaxing.
Heated floors and towel racks will add to the feel of a luxury spa. Just imagine getting out of the tub after a long soak and being able to put your feet down on warm tile, then wrap yourself with an oversized warm towel.
And yes, you should have some luxury fixtures, but we want particular features, such as a waterfall faucet and oversized showerheads that you would see at a regular spa. They are both aesthetically pleasing and offer that spa-like feel.
This is where you can incorporate the things that personally relax you, such as music, oversized plush towels, candles, bath oils and salts, or maybe a TV, so you can relax while watching your favorite movie.
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