Turn Your New Bathroom Into a Spa With These Customizations
For many homeowners, a comfortable, spa-like bathroom is the dream. Imagine yourself coming home at night to a bathroom that's so comfortable and relaxing, you're treating yourself to nightly soaks in the tub. Imagine using a walk-in shower so large and comfortable that you'll never again find yourself knocking into another shampoo bottle with your elbow. Imagine spending hours in your bathroom relaxing with a glass of wine, candles, and low music.
Customizations can make your bathroom less like a normal residential bathroom and more like a spa. With the right installations, you can turn your bathroom into the most relaxing and enjoyable room of the house. See below to learn about the creative customizations that homeowners are installing in their Wisconsin homes in 2022.
Choose Soothing Colors
Soothing colors help you relax at the end of a long day. Grays and neutral colors have been a common choice among Wisconsin homeowners for the last several years, but now many homeowners are becoming more interested in colors like greens and blues, and earth tones like beige or brown.
When choosing the colors for your custom bathroom, get tips from a color expert or choose a palette from an app. There are many websites that can help you pick a color palette that you'll love.
You can also choose a paint color from one of the paint company colors of the year. Most paint companies chose shades of green for their paint colors of 2022.
Install a Luxury Bathtub or a Large Walk-In Shower
Do you like baths or showers more? Either way, you can enjoy a luxury experience in your new spa-like bathroom. Install a bathtub with jets for a relaxing massage in the tub. Some soaker bathtubs are very large and require a lot of water to fill.
If you'd like to enjoy a relaxing bath in your spa bathroom without using a lot of extra water, talk to your builder about installing a mini freestanding tub. These compact tubs allow the user to sit upright and enjoy a relaxing bath, without using a lot of water and without taking up a lot of room in your bathtub.
For many of today's homeowners, a luxury walk-in shower is the dream. Curbless showers make aging in place easier while also adding elegance and sophistication to your bathroom.
Talk to your builder about installing an extra-large custom shower with body spray shower heads. Don't forget the custom shelving for your shampoo bottles and a stool for resting in the shower.
Treat Yourself to Heated Floors
Heated floors have experienced a rise in popularity for several years. Treat yourself to heated floors to make stepping out of the shower a delight. Install a thermostat that will turn on the heat at a specific time of day, and turn off the heat when the end of the day comes. Stepping into the bathroom barefoot will become one of your favorite activities.
Include Abundant Natural Light
The key to relaxing in your spa-like bathroom is creating an environment that you find relaxing. Natural light is soothing, attractive, and good for the soul.
Work with your builder to position your bathroom on a side of the house that provides a comfortable amount of natural light throughout the day. Southern and western exposures will be the brightest, while northern and eastern exposures allow indirect light into the room throughout the day. Your builder will help you choose a window with frosted glass to provide privacy in your bathroom.
Install Decorative Shelving
Floating shelves create space for attractive decor like little statues, decorative scented soaps, potpourri, and more. To create a sense of luxury in your bathroom, avoid stocking the shelves with too many items. Clutter can make your bathroom seem small, claustrophobic, and messy. Instead, choose only a few items to put on each shelf. Leave space between the items to add to the sense of luxurious space.
Do you have any houseplants? Decorate your bathroom shelves with a few draping houseplants to add a sense of casual, natural beauty to your bathroom.
Create an Orderly Environment with Custom Storage
Bathrooms are notoriously messy. They're often cluttered with bottles, soaps, hair care products, and more. Unless your bathroom has a lot of storage, these items can start to take up visual and psychological space in your bathroom.
There is a solution to this problem! Custom storage cabinets and a vanity can give you all the storage you need, specially designed for your bathroom.
It's important to work with your builder on this to ensure that the cabinets your builder creates will be just right for your needs. Give thought beforehand to the kind of items that you would like to keep in your bathroom, so you'll be ready to have this discussion with your builder.
Incorporate Natural Materials
Nothing says "spa" like soothing natural materials. There are many ways that you can use natural materials in your custom bathroom. Some examples:
Natural Stone Countertops
Granite continues to be one of the most sought-after countertop materials among homeowners, but in recent years, homeowners have branched out to other materials as well. Marble, though less practical, is lovely in bathrooms. Marble is softer than granite, but has a soft, dreamy coloring that adds a touch of elegance to your space.
Another highly popular option is an engineered stone that most people call "quartz." Quartz can be made to look just like marble or granite, but it requires less maintenance. Your builder can point you in the direction of a good fabricator where you can choose the materials that are right for you.
Ceramic flooring can be made to look like a variety of natural materials, including hardwood or natural stone. Ceramic flooring is easy to clean and maintain. It can be cold to the touch, but your heated flooring will take care of that problem.
Brushed bronze, oil-rubbed bronze, and copper bathroom fixtures have natural beauty that fits right in a spa-like environment. Feel free to mix and match your metals, coordinating them to the colors found elsewhere in the bathroom.
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