We all know we need to save money. It’s quite a focus for many people, however most of us have trouble following through with it. From a young age we’re told we need to save for something, which makes the idea of creating an emergency fund (that’s not to be spent unless under dire circumstances) even more difficult. So does saving money really make that big of a difference?
Relaxation. It’s not something that comes easily, and with such busy schedules, who has time to go to the spa to take a breather and get pampered? Wouldn’t it be great to have a spa in your own home? Good news – you can! With just a few renovations, you can bring the peaceful, refreshing feeling of the spa to your bathroom.
Think renovations will take some time and money? You’re right. But don’t worry; you can add spa elements without spending a lot of time or money. No matter what your budget, Zing has tips to transform your bathroom into a relaxing space perfect for your at-home spa experience.
Major Renovations for Your Spa Bathroom
If you’re willing to spend some time and money to turn your bathroom into a spa oasis, this is for you! From soaking tubs to heated floors, we’ll walk you through the spa bathroom must-haves. When you’re done, you’ll never have to leave the house for a spa day again!
Everyone has walked on tiled bathroom floors before. It may be an exhilarating feeling, but it’s certainly not a relaxing one. Avoid that cold walk to the shower forever with heated floors. You’ll need to buy floor warming mats, which you can usually find at a hardware store. Essentially, you install the mats and then put the tiles on over them. Check out this post from the DIY Network on how to install a heated tile floor.
One of the best parts of going to the spa is relaxing in a soaking tub. There are tons of beautiful soaking tubs to choose from that will make a statement in your bathroom and be comfortable for relaxing. The Roman style is the most common soaking tub. These are large, deep tubs, with no jets or shower, perfect for lounging after a long day.
The steam shower is one of the new must-haves of bathroom renovations. Understandably so – who wouldn’t want a sauna in their house? Mr. Steam gives you a detailed understanding of the requirements and installation process for a steam shower. Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll need:
- A floor drain
- A vapor-tight entrance
- A remote fan for ventilation
- A sloped ceiling to drain condensation
- A bench so you can sit down and enjoy the steam
Last but not least in your spa bathroom renovation is a radio. It’s ideal to install one like the iSteam. The iSteam will not only play music, but it also controls the lighting, temperature, aromatherapy and duration of your steam shower. It’s the perfect all-in-one tool.
Budget Spa Bathroom Renovation Ideas
If you don’t have the budget or availability to do a bathroom overhaul, it’s OK. There are plenty of budget-saving options that will infuse your bathroom with spa elements. You can incorporate most of these today!
When introducing new colors, stick to neutral and earthy tones. Spas use neutral shades to keep the feeling of the room peaceful and relaxing. Try using whites and light blue shades for a modern feel and light greens and wood for an earthier vibe.
Scents are a powerful tool, especially in the relaxation process. Scents alter your mood, promote a sense of wellness, and can even relieve minor health issues. Some of the most common aromatherapy scents are chamomile, eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint and rosemary.
Chamomile is used for its calming effect, and has been known to relieve symptoms of PMS and menopause. Eucalyptus opens and clears nasal passages and strengthens mental alertness. Lavender has been a popular scent since antiquity, and is widely used today for its relaxing effect. Peppermint became popular for its strong scent but has been known to improve alertness and enhance memory as well as kill bacteria and viruses. Rosemary improves blood circulation and is uplifting. Try adding these scents with candles, oils, scrubs and diffusers.
You’d be surprised how much the little things can make a big impact. For example, indulging in a few larger, thick towels will enhance that spa feeling.
Transferring common bathroom items like cotton swabs and sponges into glass jars can also help de-clutter your bathroom and make it feel more spa-like.
Another detail is the showerhead. Replacing your strong, pulsating showerhead with a wide, gentle rain one will make your showers feel like a spa treatment!
Have you been inspired to bring the spa into your home? What ideas are you going to use in your bathroom? Let us know in the comment section!