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Bathroom Remodeling: How To Turn Your Bathroom Into A Spa

Updated on November 2, 2010

Creating Home Spas - This Year's Big Trend

This year's bathroom remodeling trends have really taken a turn. They are interesting because they show a change in disposition among many homeowners. Once, we wanted to take invigorating showers that "revived" us, now many homeowners want a much more relaxing experience.

Bathroom remodeling trends this year have taken large cues from the spa and resort experience. People want a little luxury in their own homes and they want a place to relax and de-stress at the end of the day. Homeowners used to love their jet system bathtubs and strong, pulsating showerheads, now many of them just want to wash away the days stresses in a soaking tub.

This is one example of a modern Roman style soaking tub.
This is one example of a modern Roman style soaking tub.
This is a second example of a Roman style soaking tub.
This is a second example of a Roman style soaking tub.
Steam baths have become a hot Phoenix remodeling trend.
Steam baths have become a hot Phoenix remodeling trend.
You'll never have to step onto a cold bathroom floor again with electric floor heaters.
You'll never have to step onto a cold bathroom floor again with electric floor heaters.
This cool gentle rain fixture has a large showerhead that drizzles down water.
This cool gentle rain fixture has a large showerhead that drizzles down water.
This is another example of a common gentle rain showerhead
This is another example of a common gentle rain showerhead

Top Bathroom Remodeling Ideas For In-Home Spas

There are a number of things you can do to turn your bathroom into a serene, spa-like space. This article will present some large and small ideas that can really change the entire atmosphere of your bathroom.

Soaking Tub
There are many different styles of soaking tubs. You will find Japanese, Asian, and Roman soaking tubs, along with many others. When buying any tub, try it out by sitting in it and making sure there is plenty of room for you.

Steam Bath
This is a top bathroom remodeling idea. It is taken right out of the spa. While people can now enjoy this luxury at home, there are a few other bathroom remodel projects that have to be done along with it:

  • Install floor drain
  • Install vapor-tight door at entrance of bathroom
  • Install remote fan for increased ventilation
  • Slope ceilings to drain condensation
  • Add a bench for seating

Electric Floor Heaters
Soon this rather unknown bathroom remodeling project will be super hot. Everyone has tip-toed across a cold bathroom floor before and after showers. It is a rather uncomfortable experience. With this product you will always have warm floors, and the heaters are super to install under any type of flooring material.

Gentle Rain Showerhead
More and more homeowners are skipping the pulsating showerhead section of their home improvement store. Gentle rain showerheads are becoming incredibly popular. People love standing under the simulated affect of a gentle rain pour.

Bathroom Spa Accessory Ideas

Outside of the above remodeling projects, there are some affordable accessories you can buy to give yourself a spa experience.

Buy thick, high quality towels that are made of 100 percent cotton. Reserve them for when you want to have "spa days," this way they'll last longer.

Aromatherapy Candles
Adding a few aromatherapy candles to your bathroom is a really simple and low cost way to create a spa atmosphere. Their lovely scents will sooth your senses, and you can buy them in colors that match the color scheme of your bathroom.

Bath Oil
This is just one bath product that can transform a regular old bath. They have a soothing and skin softening affect, plus they will tickle your sense of smell.

Place a radio or cd player in your bathroom and play some soothing music.

Decorative Appliqu├ęs
If you are interested in creating a tropical look in your bathroom, there are adhesive stick on patterns that you can apply to your bathroom walls. They come in many designs and are easy to take off. You can choose from leaf accents, flower designs, and so on.

Eco-Friendly Ways To Warm Your Water

If you will be creating an in-home spa, then it is important to consider your water usage. These days it is important for everyone to do their part to save water, energy, and other finite resources. Heating water uses a lot of energy in homes, and today many AZ solar companies, along with many national companies, sell products like solar water heaters. Solar companies in Phoenix state that these products not only save you money but they also reduce carbon and reduce our nation's energy dependence.


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    • Lexe Charleston profile imageAUTHOR

      Lexe Charleston 

      8 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      Thanks! What can be done with bathrooms these days is pretty amazing. I love finding and seeing beautiful new trends.

    • TerriBruner profile image


      8 years ago from Kentucky and Tennessee

      This is a lovely write up, makes me want to tear right into the bathroom. The photos are so inspiring as is the info. Beautiful!


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