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Creating a Spa-Like Experience in Your Own Bathroom

Chances are you have been to a destination spa or visited those found on a cruise ship over the years. The first thing that hits me is the aromas of eucalyptus, lavender, vanilla and bergamot. Some of the colors that are common among spas are the earthy brown, soft greys and green tones and as soon as these smells and images begin stimulating my senses, my body begins to relax automatically before even meeting with the therapist who will be treating my muscles. There is no reason why we can’t try to recreate this ambiance for you at home. With a few bathroom upgrades you can consider to create a spa like experience that is both relaxing as it is luxurious. Here are some of the areas we can address.

Luxury Freestanding Bathtubs and Whirlpool Baths

This standalone bathtub screams luxurious and is typical of the tubs used for the Cleopatra treatments you standalone bathtubwould find in any 5 star spa resorts. Add some milk and mustard seed to the hot water along with the scents of eucalyptus from a diffuser and chances are good the stresses of your day will melt away in this tub. In ayurvedic medicine, mustard baths have been used for detoxification and are said to help release impurities. Milk in your bath helps leave your skin feeling soft and supple. The fat and protein in the milk provides this immediate benefit in your bathwater. The milk also helps exfoliate the skin for additional softness. The lactic acid in milk helps clean and soften the skin. 

When upgrading to a freestanding bathtub, there are many options to consider that can offer both increased stress relief and a spa-like appearance. Need more, then choose a simple two-person Whirlpool bathtub, or layer on  unique features like heated bubbles, zero gravity features, chromatherapy or VibraAcoustic® technology. Check out what Kohler is doing to enhance their bath products.

Hydrotherapy Bath That Blends Music, Color and Vibrations


Steam Shower Designs That Are Hot!

Most people use their shower more often than their bathtub, so we will invite you to consider a little steam to your designs to help you sweat off the tensions they bring home. A spacious design will allow for the best experience and glass doors offer a sophisticated look. EliteSteam & Kohler have some pretty amazing solutions that allow you to enjoy all the benefits of a relaxing steam bath in the comfort of your own home. The process of heating water through steam generators is not new but these two manufactures of steam showers have taken the science to a whole new level.
Steam Shower DesignersYou will see from this image that the generator, control box, steam piping and technology reside behind the shower walls hidden from view. The shower head delivers the steam to the glass enclosed shower is safe increments. 
Improved circulation, improved skin care and a more relaxing night of sleep some of the results clients benefit from when they add a steamy shower to their routines. Rain showerheads are an elegant option for rinsing off after the soothing experience. 

Keeping Things Green With Plants & Natural Woods

Incorporating many natural elements into your bathroom is sure to help transform your bathroom into a peaceful sanctuary. Consider using teak, cedar, and natural stones when choosing materials for walls, cabinets, and other decorative elements. Place plants on countertops, in floor pots or spa like master bathroom designereven consider hanging them from the ceiling. His and Her wooden lockers is a nice touch for your robes and supports the Spa Like ambiance you may be trying to create. Here is a list of Spa Worthy plants you may wish to consider.

Plant Recommendations For The Bathroom      

  • Snake Plant 
  • Philodendron
  • Spider Plant
  • Orchids 
  • Pothos
  • Peace Lily
  • Bamboo
  • Assorted Ferns (Boston, Asparagus, Staghorn, Bird’s Nest)
A green thumb may be required to keep these plants vibrant. We can’t help you with that. 

Spa Like Bathrooms Include Aromatherapy Devices

An easy way to quickly transform your bathroom into a spa is to infuse the air with spa like master bathroomsaromas normally found in a destination spa. Fortunately, you won’t have to spend much time or money to create an enticing aroma. An essential oil diffuser and some of the fragrances I listed above (eucalyptus, lavender, vanilla and bergamot) are all the ingredients you need to get started. You can add fresh eucalyptus bundles to the room, and include a few scented candles will help with the ambiance.  We do recommend you spend time reading the reviews and choose a diffuser that fits the motif of your bathroom. Less is more when it comes to adding fragrances to the room. It is easy to overpower the room in smells. 

Bathroom Designer in NJ Blends Your Ideas with Hers

Our bathroom portfolio has several pictures for you to browse through. Everyone’s preference is a little different and most clients have already envisioned some of the elements they wish to see in their new spa-like bathroom. Your ideas are always a good place to start and invite you to share those thoughts with our bathroom designers today by calling: (609) 466-1445

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