Spa Inspired Baths
Posted On: 2010-09-05 at
Spa Inspired Baths
Do you need a spa getaway to reign in your stress levels and rejuvenate your spirit? Since it just isn't always practical or even possible to jet off to a resort for some much needed and well deserved pampering, create your own luxurious settings with your in-home, at-home spa-inspired bath! What more convenient place to get away from it all than right down the hall, in the comfort of your own home? When carefully and purposefully designed, your bathroom can serve as a relaxing retreat. Many homeowners today are mimicking the style of luxurious resort spas to “get away from it all”. By simply implementing a minimalist, clean-lined design, you can relax in your very own private retreat—your spa-inspired bath! When choosing your home plan, consider the design of the bath or your spa!
“Minimalism was developed in the 20th century as an artistic movement whose principles stress using a minimum number of colors, shapes, lines, and textures.” (Wikipedia). Keeping your design simple and uncluttered, yet elegant, equals the perfect design equation. By choosing appropriate materials and accents, you are well on your way to unwinding in your own spa-inspired bath. A good rule is to maximize your space and minimize the clutter! Neutral colors like white, beige, or gray are soothing and peaceful. Nature is a wonderful inspiration when choosing your color. Sandy beaches, seashells, river stone pebbles, dessert rocks, and even clouds are good sources to inspire. Since clutter can indeed be overwhelming and distracting, use clean, sculpted lines. Fixtures, faucets, and hardware that are sleek, understated, and/or modern are options. There are numerous choices in simple architectural forms like geometric shapes. Showers with glass enclosures, massage jets, and multiple showerheads are visually quite inviting. A soaking tub or a tub with jets is certainly a great feature. Wall-mounted, space-saving sinks and streamlined, one-piece toilets (even tankless toilets are available!) are complimentary to your spa bath. Just a few of the right accessories like luxurious white cotton towels, fragrant candles and candlelight, soft rugs, glass shelving, and mirrors add the completing touch. Remember to keep your style consistent throughout. The beauty is absolutely in the details (and that is a good thought to consider when choosing your new house plan too!).