Create a Home Spa With Your Bathroom Design

November 20, 2019

Today’s bathroom designs are more than just a practical space where you shower and brush your teeth.

From style to functionality to materials, bathroom designs have been elevated to the ranks of kitchens and other home living spaces. Many bathroom remodels incorporate furniture-style cabinetry, glamorous lighting designs, and natural materials. They also offer a relaxing haven in the home, where you can unwind in the bath, chill out in a steam shower, or take your time getting ready at a custom makeup vanity.

Why not take your master bath design to the next level by turning it into your very own home spa, offering the ideal atmosphere for relaxation? Here are our top 5 tips for creating a home spa-style bathroom design.

master bathroom design

1. Get the ultimate shower experience.

Gone are the days of being limited to a combination tub/shower. If space allows in your bathroom remodel, install a large shower, complete with a built-in bench. Add plenty of recessed storage to hold your toiletries and keep the shower floor clear. Textured tiles or a pebble shower floor add a therapeutic effect and are ideal for a slip-resistant surface. Go to the next level by installing a fully enclosed steam shower, which offers substantial health benefits and is incredibly soothing. Or, explore the opposite end of the spectrum by creating an open shower design with a large rainfall showerhead. Adding organic materials like river rocks and opening your shower to the elements creates a natural oasis in your bathroom design. Complement this with other natural elements like stone or wood flooring or accessories.

large shower with built in bench

2. Have a soothing soak in the bathtub.

If you find taking a bath is your ultimate idea of relaxation, consider installing a freestanding bathtub. Available in an array of shapes, sizes, and materials, these tubs fit a range of styles, from clean contemporary lines to traditional claw-footed tubs. When situated near a window, your time in the bathtub also allows you to soak up the healing benefit of natural light. Make sure you include a floating shelf or recessed niche in an adjacent wall, so you can access toiletries like your favorite scented soap and have a place to light an aromatherapy candle or essential oil burner. Check out the latest soaps and candles available in our giftware section.

bath design with freestanding tub

3. Create a clutter-free relaxation zone.

You go to the spa to escape from the clutter and chaos of everyday life, but can you capture some of those simple pleasures in your own home? Start by including customized storage in your bathroom remodel so your space is always clutter-free and you can find everything you need. Add storage accessories to your vanity cabinet that allow you to organize every jar of makeup, tube of toothpaste, and shampoo bottle. This means you can keep the countertops and floor clear, and it will be simple to find your favorite bath salts without having to search through messy drawers. A pull-out laundry hamper is ideal to keep dirty clothes and towels from being dumped on the floor. Add small storage accessories where you need them most, like a recessed niche in the shower or hooks for fluffy towels and robes just outside the shower door.

bath design with large vanity cabinet

4. Take time to reflect.

The spa experience is all about taking time out of your busy schedule to rejuvenate the mind and body. This is the perfect opportunity to clear your mind off your daily to-do list and reflect on the big picture. Large mirrors also offer space for reflection, as you apply a soothing face mask, get ready after your relaxing bath, or just contemplate life. They also serve to make your bathroom seem larger and reflect light throughout the space.

bathroom design with large framed mirror

5. Illuminate your day.

Targeted lighting is essential in any bathroom design, but multi-layered lighting also allows for softer lights that create a soothing atmosphere. Add a touch of glamor with a chandelier or stylish sconces. Include dimmer switches so you can control your light levels and toe-kick lighting for a soothing ambient effect. Make use of your windows or skylights to let in natural light and set aside a space to light candles when you want to wind down.

Take your bathroom to the next level by recreating all you love about your favorite spa, right in the comfort of your own home. Find more design inspiration in our bathroom remodeling gallery and then contact us to get started on your spa-style bath design.