Do you enjoy spending hours at the spa, letting your cares melt away while you receive some pampering? If so, you will love this how-to guide because we show you how to create that spa experience in your home. From a long-term perspective, the cost will be much lower than that of regular spa visits.
You will need:
• Paint with satin finish
• Paint roller
• Paint tray
• Reflective surface wall tiles
• Bathroom fixtures
• Whirlpool or soaking tub or an acrylic tub liner
• Bathroom flooring
• In-floor heating system
• Soft, thick bathroom area rug
• Lighting dimmer switch
• Wall shelf
• Plush towels
• Wicker basket
Step 1: Select paint colors that are calming such as those in the green, blue, and tan family. Using a satin finish contributes to the feeling of softness.
Step 2: Coordinate the tiles of the shower with the colors in the paint, choosing tiles that have a reflective surface.
Step 3: Replace bathroom fixtures with more elegant versions. Select faucets that coordinate or complement wall colors. Replace the current showerhead with a rain showerhead or multiple showerheads. Replace the tub with a soaking or whirlpool tub or install an acrylic tub liner on the existing tub.
Step 4: Installing laminate or bamboo flooring will make the bathroom feel like an outdoor environment. Travertine or ceramic tile is an alternative that is low-maintenance and waterproof. Install hot water or electric heating in the floor so your feet will not be chilly when you step out of the tub. Add a soft, thick accent rug to the room.
Step 5: Install a dimmer switch on lighting. This allows you to control the level of lighting to create a spa-like atmosphere on demand.
Step 6: Mount a shelf near the tub to hold scented soaps, bath salts, and aromatic candles.
Step 7: Replace towels with plusher versions in colors that match the new color scheme. Roll up extra towels and put them in a wicker basket near the tub.
Step 8: Load an MP3 or CD player with relaxing ocean sounds, classical music, or the sounds of falling rain, attach the player to high-quality speakers, and enjoy the soothing sounds.