Create a Sanctuary in Your Bathroom
If you weren't busy running errands, chasing after the kids or
staying late at work, where would you be? On a deserted island?
A cruise? How about your bathroom? Yes, that's right -- your bathroom.
Americans are increasingly creating luxurious spa-like retreats
in their bathrooms as an escape from the everyday -- when they really
The bathroom has become one of the most popular rooms in the home
to renovate. If you are one of the many homeowners looking to create
a bath suite that reflects your style and personality -- while also
giving you a relaxing, pampering experience -- then there are a
few things you should keep in mind.
The first step in any renovation project is to decide on a budget.
Ask yourself what you are looking for in a bath suite as opposed
to what you have. Decide if you are looking to make a few small
changes like replacing your fixtures, or if you want to entirely
transform your space with a complete renovation.
Once you decide what's staying and what's going, you should determine
the style that fits your room the best. Since the average lifecycle
of a remodeled room is about seven years, it may make sense to choose
a transitional style as opposed to very traditional or ultra-modern.
A transitional motif will remain fashionable for years to come
and not soon be considered outdated, while offering the flexibility
to change small elements of the décor, such as curtains or accessories,
without having to make major alterations to the look of the room.
Make sure you take precise measurements of the space. If you are
working in a small bathroom setting, consider adding more mirrors
and lighting to the area to make it appear larger and more open.
Notice the layout of your current bathroom and consider what you
think works and what you'd like to change.
There are a few questions you should ask yourself: "Is the showerhead
at a comfortable height and does it provide adequate pressure and
water coverage? Is the bathtub big enough? Do the fixtures look
good and are they easy to clean? Are there enough towel bars? Do
you have well-organized storage space?
Keep all of this in mind while shopping around for your new bathroom
fixtures and accessories." Relax at Home It is important to pay
close attention to detail as you commit to your new bathroom décor.
As your life becomes busier and more stressful, you may want to
create a spa-like environment in your own bathroom. You wouldn't
be alone: there's been a significant increase in the demand for
custom shower systems, relaxing Roman tubs, seating in the shower
and handheld showers. This trend gives a new meaning to the word
Customize Your Space Today, you have many options when choosing
products and accessories that fit your lifestyle.
Personalizing your lighting and accessory options is a great way
to add a special touch of your style to your suite. Some collections
now include whimsical items like votive holders and bud vases.
Simple things like adding dim lights around your bathtub can give
off a serene, indulgent feeling and provide an environment for relaxation.
Finally, the most important thing to remember once you begin construction
on your new bath suite: having work done on your house may seem
like an unbearably stressful process, but when it's done, you will
be able to relax in your new bathroom sanctuary.
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