More home owners now expect more bathrooms per house than ever before, and creating an additional bathroom is recommended as one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. An extra bathroom helps to ease the morning rush, and also makes your home more attractive to potential buyers.
No longer just a space to get washed and ready in the morning, the bathroom is becoming a place where you can escape to and ease away the stresses of the day and more people are taking inspiration from luxury hotels and spas to transform their bathroom into a space where they can truly relax and enjoy a spa-like experience. Spa inspired bathrooms are all about creating a sense of relaxation and well-being, think luxurious showers, freestanding bath tubs, high quality towels, indulgent toiletries and sleek styling.
Spa inspired bathroom ideas
A beautiful freestanding tub or a statement showering area should be the main focus of any spa style bathroom. If you have enough space, position a freestanding tub in the middle of the bathroom so it’s the first thing you notice when you open the door. Freestanding tubs are available in a variety of designs ranging from the bold and contemporary to the more traditional and elegant.
Wet room glass panels are another key element in a spa inspired bathroom. Perfect for creating a sleek look, a wet room glass panel can be fitted direct to the floor, or on top of a low level shower tray that’s inset into the floor for a neat finish.
Fitting a shower panel not only adds a touch of designer style, but allows you to enjoy a sensational showering experience. Available in a variety of designs, shower panels are easy to install and incorporate a range of features including massaging body jets, large shower head and a hand shower. We especially love the Hudson Reed Imber thermostatic shower panel for its sleek contemporary design. The Imber shower panel includes three body jets, fixed shower head and a shower handset.
Luxurious furniture is essential for creating storage space in any spa inspired bathroom. Wall mounted vanity units look very modern and enhance a sense of space. White gloss finishes provide a clean minimal look, while wood adds a feeling of warmth and luxury. Fitting a vanity unit with double basins is ideal for creating a ‘his and hers’ look, and makes a practical addition too.
Warm, fluffy towels are a definite must in your spa inspired bathroom, so fit a hydronic towel warmer close the tub or shower.
Small details make all the difference to the overall look and feel of the bathroom. Mood lighting creates a relaxing ambiance for when you’re enjoying a soak in the tub. Incorporating technology into the bathroom is also becoming more and more popular. Mirrors with demist pads, LED lighting, digital clocks and even Bluetooth and speakers make your morning routine easier than ever. Why not splash out on a waterproof TV to ensure you don’t miss a minute of your favorite shows?
Finally, don’t forget about indulgent toiletries and high quality towels to complete your spa bathroom.
Author: Liz Robinson