Top 10 Ultimate At Home Spa Design Ideas
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
June 9, 2011
Filed Under Decor
Contributed by Jenna Scaglione, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Why reserve spa time for only special occasions?
You can experience the luxury and relaxation of the spa 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At home spas are the perfect answer to long days, unending chores, screaming kids and bill paying stress. Can you say, “Calgon take me away”?
Creating an at home spa is not very difficult. You can design one room to become a spa atmosphere or re-design your bathroom with unique fixtures, special tubs, home spa treatments and a general “zen-like” feel.
Here are the top 10 ultimate at-home spa design ideas:
10. Bathroom fireplace
Gas or electric fireplaces are ideal for the bathroom. Fireplaces have a cozy, calming effect and will be a nice complement to those long baths at the end of a stressful day.
9. Luxury materials
There’s a reason why every five star hotel offers spa services. A spa room makes you think of luxury materials like marble and granite. If cost is a concern, cover one small area in marble to start, like a small entryway or a bathroom counter around a fabulous copper sink.
8. Earth tones
The colors of the Earth invite an atmosphere of stability and serenity. Picture the rusts of the Grand Canyon, the greens of a rolling meadow or the deep browns of the rich soil. You can infuse these colors all throughout your spa design and embellish with natural accessories such as leaves, bamboo and eco-friendly decor.
7. Heated floors
Truly a luxury beyond words, imagine the warm and toasty sensation running through the soles of your feet from your heated floor. This warmth will remind you that it should be just as wonderful to step out of the bathtub as it is to step in it. And best of all, today’s component systems make it easy for homeowners to install their own floor heating systems, even in existing structures.
6. Jacuzzi tubs
Bubbles, suds and water pressure massaging your back—it’s a match made in heaven. Jacuzzi tubs are a great addition to any spa design especially if you are building it one piece at a time. Adding a Jacuzzi to your bathroom will instantly “spa-ify” it and kick it up a notch on the luxurious relaxation scale.
5. Unique spa lighting
Nothing sets the mood like the right lighting. If you want to keep it simple, add some accent lights and illuminate pictures, plants or anything that will add some depth to the room. For a maximum effect, zoned lighting and dimmers will allow you to create the perfect environment at all times.
4. Home tanning beds
Home tanning beds will give you the benefit of beautiful, golden brown skin all year long. A perfect addition to any home spa design, home tanning beds come in all variations to fit your space and your budget.
3. Home saunas
Nearly every spa around the globe offers its customers a sauna experience. You can take this luxury home with you and enjoy it as often as you wish. Home saunas offer a wide variety of options from dome to steam to infrared.
2. Spa shower
Turn your shower into a relaxing retreat. Showers can be upgraded with different power options, such as massage and rainfall or enhanced with the addition of shower heads. Even the material on the walls and floor can be upgraded from builder-boring to spa-amazing! You may never want to leave home again!
1. Peace and tranquility
No spa design is complete without peace and tranquility. Add design accessories and colors that will make YOU feel that sense of peace and calm. When you walk into your at home spa, you should immediately feel relaxed and be able to decompress from the stress of life.