How To Create A Spa-Like Environment In Your Bathroom
According to the latest report made by National Kitchen and Bath Design Trends, American homeowner’s interest in creating spa-like bathrooms is not showing any signs of waning. Some of the most requested products for bathroom renovation projects include glass shower enclosures, freestanding bath tubs, floating vanities, LED lighting and soothing color schemes to create a calm, luxurious and spa-like ambiance in their personal space.
However, the cost of remodeling for an average mid to upscale bathroom could easily reach $30,000 that is why homeowners are also looking for more affordable options to achieve that spa-like feeling. Many have opted to make the renovations around a focal point like the freestanding bath or luxury shower and use more modest accessories and fixtures.
When homeowners install a freestanding soaking bath in their bedrooms, they enjoy a private sanctuary for relaxation. In 2016, at least half of NKBA members have been asked to install freestanding baths during bathroom renovations with 60% expecting to do more installations in 2017.
Traditional freestanding baths have those claw feet fixtures that matches well with conventional bathroom designs but do not fit well with sleek contemporary lines of a spa-like setting. However, freestanding tubs have been modernized with increased design flexibility so that they can become the focal point of a bathroom remodeling project.
Few bathroom fixtures can come close to the luxury of a showpiece bathtub particularly since it can enhance relaxation after a stressing day. In modern bathrooms, the bathtub is usually the focal point of design.
Wood vanities and storage cabinets for bath linens continue to be popular among homeowners. However, the current trend is floating vanities and open-shelf cabinets that replicate the look an upscale spa. To complete the clean and uncluttered spa-effect, incorporate brighter lighting in areas where you need it most. Add touches like soothing music, scents and mood lighting.
One of the ways to create a spa-like feeling in your bathroom is the use of frameless glass sliding shower screens. This feature is particularly advantageous for small bathrooms because there is no need for additional space to install hinged doors that open out.