I love spa bathrooms. There’s nothing nicer than stepping into a gorgeous bathroom after a long day of work, lighting some candles, placing a stack of magazines near the bath, pouring a wine, and simply soaking away the stress of the day.
Spa bathrooms are becoming increasingly popular, as more and more people value a nice bathroom when it comes to purchasing a new house. In fact upgrading your bathroom is one of the best ways to add value to your home.
My ideal spa bathroom would obviously include a large spa bath. However it needs to be nicely designed, as some baths are designed more for aesthetics and less for comfort. It helps if there’s a comfy spot to put your head, room for candles, snacks and drinks, and a good spot to keep a bath pillow. The bath should be deep enough that you’re completely covered with room to spare, but you also don’t want it to take half an hour to fill up, so the taps should have a good amount of pressure.
It’s good to have a shower in the same bathroom with a big shower head, as that way you can rinse off after a bath, and wash your hair. The toilet should be discreet, and there should ideally be two basins to save time in the morning.
I love heated floors, and the flooring should ideally be not too slippery, and easy to clean. However accessories can definitely turn a good bathroom into something spectacular.
Think lush, fragrant candles, high-quality soap dispensers, and laundry baskets with character. Bath mats should be in subtle but agreeable colours, and there should be plenty of storage space to reduce clutter.
UK Bathrooms homepage is an excellent place to find ideas, and the site has been featured at ID News. If you’re thinking about renovating your bathroom, it’s crucial to think about what’s important to you, and what you can do with the space you have.
I like soft colours, with lots of white and blue as they often make the room look bigger, however dark slate colours also work well if your room is a good size, and they seem to stay cleaner for longer.
Because my ideal bathroom will be dominated by the spa bath, it’s important that the rest of the room doesn’t feel too cluttered. This means choosing modern fixtures, and often stainless steel can give you that “now” look, without costing a fortune.
It’s easy to add personality to a bathroom by installing a window or having a featured wall with photos of loved ones or travel experiences. Another good idea is to have a theme-a popular one is a “sea” theme, with bowls of pretty shells, or larger shells sitting on the windowsill.
The best idea is to choose a bathroom which won’t date. This usually means more neutral colours, which can then be brought to life with towels, bathmats, and other accessories.