In Design Tips & Tricks by Adam Jensen / Updated: November 30, 2020
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.
It 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.
But today’s savvy homeowner is reaching for a more luxurious use and turning their basements into bathroom spas.
When designing a bathroom 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.
It is important to work with a professional who has the skill and experience to bring your ideas to life.
Many 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.
Below are some tips from interior designers to consider for making your bathroom spa, the spa of your dreams:
- Use of color
- Opt 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.
- Dimming lights
- Light 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.
- Clear the clutter
- This 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.
- Ambiance is everything
- No 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.
- Finishing touches
- No 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 with oil rubbed faucets are lovely and come in beautiful shapes.
- A massaging shower head is a must. This one item can turn your shower into a stress relieving experience.
Extra features will enhance your bathroom spa and your experience. Here are a few things that are worth your consideration:
- Towel warmers
- Faux wood tile
- Lounge area
- Separate the area with a half wall or tall shelves
- Sound system
- While 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.
Speak with your professional contractor today and let them show you what they can do with the wasted space of your basement.
You will be glad you did.
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