CREATE YOUR OWN LUXURIOUS SPA
There’s not much that beats a relaxing afternoon in a spa; the hot steam cleansing, the warm hydrotherapy pool and mostly that peace and quiet.
How much better would it be enjoying that ultimate luxury of a health spa in the privacy of your own home? Let me share some ideas and tips to help you transform your bathroom into your own spa haven.
Your biggest feature:
Your bathroom furniture is probably the most important element in a renovation. Why not add a whirlpool bath or waterfall shower? There are many options to choose from but it all comes down to personal preference. These additions will be the making of your new spa, so have a think about what you want to achieve with your new room. A whirlpool bath suggests relaxation while a waterfall shower creates a refreshing feeling. Can’t decide? Why not have the best of both worlds.
When choosing your colour scheme remember that this will set the atmosphere for your new spa bathroom, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. There are plenty of ways to create a calming atmosphere with character and if whites and beiges aren’t doing it for you then why not look at natural stones? Marble, granite or limestone make for great surfaces and tiles. They can create that close to nature feeling, calming and relaxing you. Another option is mild colour, choose your favourite colour but lighten it, tones such as powder blue or pistachio green can create that zen feel you’re looking for.
The finer details:
So you have your new bathroom furniture and you’ve chosen your colour scheme; now for the finishing touches! Spotlights are an all-time favourite for spas and you can have so much fun with them when designing your new bathroom. You may have already chosen a shower or bath that has spotlights incorporated but if not they’re easy enough to add. We recently designed, supplied and installed a spa bathroom where the customer had always dreamt of having an in-floor bath, so we did exactly that and added in-floor spotlights to create that authentic spa feeling. Be sure to choose warm spotlights over normal LED’s to ensure the lighting isn’t too harsh. Remember to use mirrors in your new spa bathroom to create the illusion of that spaciousness you would normally experience in your local spa retreat. Our website is full of recent projects, from spa-inspired bathrooms to traditionally-influenced kitchens, so head over to www.n-b-k.co.uk and be inspired.