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August 4, 2016


A trip to the spa is the ultimate way to de-stress, but we don’t all have the time or money to head to the spa every month. So, why not create your own calming sanctuary right at home that you can enjoy every single day? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to get away and treat ourselves to a spa weekend, every weekend?

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Well, if that dream is a bit out of your reach for financial or practical reasons there is still something you can reach for: A more spa-like bathroom that melts the day’s worries away or gets you in the best, relaxed mood to face the day. These renovations are affordable and should work in just about any bathroom:

  1. Install Dimmer Switches: If you prefer a late night, romantic bath before bed, consider installing recessed ceiling lights or wall scones that come with dimmer controls. With the help of a dimmer, you can soften your lighting and get the spa-like feel when you need a soothing soak in the tub. Installing dimmer controls involves complex circuits or electrical wiring issues. As a result, we highly recommend leaving such work to a professional electrician.
  2. Use Wooden Tiles: Although wood flooring can surely evoke the feeling of peace and warmth, it’s never an ideal material for damp areas. Fortunately, thanks to today’s technology, homeowners now have another viable alternative. That is, faux wood tile. Faux wood tile is indeed ceramic or porcelain tile that imitates the natural textures of wood. It not only has a higher resistance to water, but also comes in a variety of patterns that can match any spa bathroom décor.
  3. Purchase a Deep Soak Tub: Just because you live with a tiny bathroom, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub. Bath manufacturers are offering a wide array of scaled-down tubs that are no longer than five feet, but deep enough to soak. Looking to create an exotic Zen style bathroom? You can’t go wrong with the traditional Japanese soaking tub. Compared to other small tubs, Japanese tubs are much deeper, allowing you to submerge your entire body from the neck down. Better yet, most of them even come with built-in seats, so you can sit comfortably and safely while enjoying the hot bath.
  4. Paint With Earthy Tones: Nature-inspired colours, such as brown, grey and green, can give your bathroom an organic feel along with a calming effect. Nevertheless, if you have a rather small bathroom, opt for a lighter and more neutral colour scheme. Beige, light grey and pale green, for example, can lend a soothing sense, as well as a spacious feel to your small bathroom.

Sound like a good addition to your bathroom? Fell free to call us for a free estimate. You can leave you comments or questions below.

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