If the kitchen is the heart of the home, your primary bath is the soul. Your bath has the potential to help you relax, unwind and rejuvenate. How to go about creating the perfect spa-worthy bath? Follow these steps:
Before doing anything, take stock of your bathroom and budget. While you don’t need to remodel to create a spa bath, you might be able to add small items such as towel warmers, new fixtures or a comfy chair. If you purchase a new home in Marvida, your builder may offer options such as oversized showers, jetted tubs, rainfall showerheads and more.
Streamline Your Space
Cluttered counters are not conducive to relaxation. They just remind you of all the chores you have yet to do. Clean out drawers and cabinets. If you haven’t used a product in at least a year, dump it. Invest in an organization system. If you don’t use it daily, tuck it away.
Let nature inspire your paint choice. Pair calming light blues and greens with warm neutrals. Avoid reds and oranges. Natural elements such as stone tile, as well as teak or bamboo accessories and plants are found in every spa. Add what you can afford to bring the outdoors indoors.
Choose Your Lighting
A dimmer switch allows you to lower bathroom lighting to create the perfect ambiance. Many can be activated via an app or voice command. GE LED+ Color bulbs are remote-control operated. They have 10 color settings including daylight and eight RGB vivid color settings.
Don’t Forget Music
Music is as much a part of the spa experience as scented candles. Create a spa playlist that includes soothing instrumental music and natural sounds. Install shower speakers, so you can play music without worrying about your phone getting wet.
Steam Up the Shower
High-end spas don’t do tubs. They do steam showers. Steam showers work by using a steam generator to create a tropical, humid environment that is great for relaxing tense muscles. Many allow you to stream music and can be programmed to release your favorite relaxing scent. As a bonus, they use less water, so you’ll save money.
Up Your Fixture Game
Replace your showerhead with something more luxurious. A rainfall shower mimics being out in a gentle rain. You won’t get hit full in the face with hot water. Instead, the water flows gently over your head and down your shoulders. Other options include handheld, ceiling and dual showerheads.
Fluffy Towels and Robes
Fluffy towels are a spa mainstay. Choose middleweight towels for the best combination of comfort and absorbency. Choose cotton over other materials for softness. Your robe should be made from similar material. Bath sheets are the best size for when you step out of the tub or shower.
Surround yourself with soothing scents. You can light candles or invest in a diffuser. Lavender, citrus and eucalyptus are all great scents that improve your mood. If you don’t like essential oils, hang a bundle of lavender in your shower for a burst of fragrance when the hot water hits it.
Bring Out the Bath Products
A spa day isn’t a spa day without signature bath products. In addition to soaps, lotions and bath bombs in your favorite scent, invest in at-home spa treatments. Many companies now sell full body masks in addition to those you put on your face. Hair masks provide deep conditioning. Be sure to have manicure or pedicure products ready to go for after your soak.