Monthly Archives: April 2016

Transform Your Bathroom into a Super Spa!

decorative_spa_towels_and_roseMaybe you’ve been dreaming about that gorgeous jetted tub shower combo you saw for sale and are inspired to up the relaxation factor of your bathroom. If you want the ultimate spa experience in your home, you don’t have to break your budget to complete the look. It’s the little things that can really set the mood so it’s not necessary to go all out on high-tech equipment or “spa-quality” bath products.

Rather than investing in costly top-of-the-line spa products, you can get the same effect at a much cheaper price by making your own! You can add essential oils, such as tea tree or ylang ylang, to drugstore Epsom salts to create your own personal mineral bath for any time and any mood. Specialty candles are also a great addition as they not only fill the room with a relaxing aroma, but these candles also melt into a smooth, velvety lotion that you can massage right into your skin.

You can also achieve in-home spa status by some simple decorating. You should first store away any of the less attractive items so that they’re out of sight and not cluttering up your counter tops. You can then decorate elegant glass jars and fill them with scented bath petals or bunches of lavender for a calming scent and feel. Don’t forget to fill your cupboards with the softest, plushest, towels you can find!

Now that everything is in place, it’s time to order that jetted tub shower combo you’ve had your eye on. With the money saved in décor and supplies, this luxury shower/bath combination will allow you to indulge in spa-style treatment throughout your daily morning (or evening) routine.

Aesthetic Benefits of Skirted Tubs

skirted_bathtubsWhether you’re in desperate need of a bathroom remodel or are looking to upgrade to a relaxing luxury spa, the completed look your new tub provides to the room is almost as important as its functions and features. Most bathrooms are already designed to accommodate traditional skirted bathtubs, which have one finished side and the others are anchored to the walls. Though their placement may seem limited by their design, there are plenty of ways these tubs can visually enhance your bathroom.

  • Interesting layout: Skirted bathtubs can be very versatile and aren’t limited to the 3 walls surrounding them. If you’re investing in a complete bathroom overhaul, you can add some visual flair by using a glass divider or the side of a free standing shower unit as one of the adjoining walls.
  • Accent prominent features: If your bathroom has or will have a certain feature such as an accent wall or a large, beautiful window, a skirted tub can be a perfect way to bring together the décor.
  • Perfect in small spaces: If the room is already a tight fit, having a skirted tub tucked away in the corner can give the illusion of a much larger space. You’ll never have to worry about maneuvering around that oddly placed claw foot tub again!