The basement is often the most overlooked area in a home. They are usually dark, dingy, and used for nothing more than storage. But the basement area of a home is valuable space.\r\nIt should be utilized as part of the house to add to the value and beauty of the home. People have begun seeing the merit in incorporating the wasted space of their basement into the living space of their home. Of course, the idea of making the basement into a game room or extra bedroom has been done.\r\nBut today\u2019s savvy homeowner is reaching for a more luxurious use and turning their basements into bathroom spas.\r\nWhen designing a\u00a0bathroom spa, the creative use of tile and texture is important. Tile comes in a variety of colors and designs which will begin the transformation. The use of stone, glass and modern sinks or vessels will give the look and feel of elegance at a surprisingly affordable price.\r\nIt is important to work with a\u00a0professional\u00a0who has the skill and experience to bring your ideas to life.\r\nMany homeowners opt to skip the sauna, thinking it will take up too much space. The fact is, a sauna uses roughly the same amount of space as a freestanding tub. The basement area usually has ample space for the sauna, walk-in shower, freestanding tub, and vanity. Many times it is not the amount of space, but the layout of the bathroom spa that matters.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBelow are some tips from interior designers to consider for making your bathroom spa, the spa of your dreams:\r\n\r\n\r\n \tUse of color\r\n\r\n \tOpt for lighter, earthy tones for painted walls. Pale green, gray, cream, and buff are perfect to give the room a light, but relaxing atmosphere. Your tile, stone, wood, and accessories will be focal points, but the importance of having a soothing and uplifting color cannot be overstated.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tDimming lights\r\n\r\n \tLight is a key factor in the use of a spa. While there are times when you need brighter lighting, when you are relaxing in your spa, you want the lights to be dimmed. Installing dimming lights is an easy solution.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tClear the clutter\r\n\r\n \tThis is not the master bath. This is a place for relaxation, romance, and peace. There is nothing romantic about dental floss on the counter or baskets of unused cosmetics on the toilet tank. Keep the area clean and clear of all clutter.\r\n\r\n\r\n \tAmbiance is everything\r\n\r\n \tNo matter what style you select, your bathroom spa must have soft lights, candles, scented oils, soft white (rolled) towels, and greenery. Design your bathroom spa to enhance all of your senses, and encourage rejuvenation of the body, mind, and soul.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \tFinishing touches\r\n\r\n \tNo bathroom spa is complete without a big tub for soaking. Japanese tubs are very popular and go well with the zen feel of the spa, or traditional freestanding tubs\u00a0with\u00a0oil rubbed faucets\u00a0are lovely and come in beautiful shapes.\r\n \tA massaging shower head is a must. This one item can turn your shower into a stress relieving experience.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nExtra features will enhance your bathroom spa and your experience. Here are a few things that are worth your consideration:\r\n\r\n\r\n \tTowel warmers\r\n \tFaux wood tile\r\n \tLounge area\r\n\r\n \tSeparate the area with a half wall or tall shelves\r\n\r\n\r\n \tSound system\r\n\r\n \tWhile the use of music is highly recommended, you may not want to include a television in your bathroom spa. The room is made to relax you and allows your mind to rest. Television is a stimulation, better left for other areas of the house.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSpeak with your professional contractor today and let them show you what they can do with the wasted space of your basement.\r\nYou will be glad you did.\r\nLooking for an estimate on your basement?\u00a0Give us a call, one of our experienced\u00a0Basement Specialists would be glad to go over your project. We work out of Novi, Macomb, Shelby Township, and surrounding areas.\r\n---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\r\nAuthor Bio\r\nWendy Dessler\r\nWendy is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.