The private Urban Spa is the most recent of trends in our community. Whether it is a reaction to the stress that we experience exponentially, or our desire to pamper ourselves, we are seeking relaxation opportunities for our lives. Many of us are creating private 'spas' in our homes to fulfill those needs. Remodeling a bathroom into your private urban spa is not necessarily more expensive than a normal bathroom remodel. You just need a few key items to ensure your relaxation. Here are some basics:
To create a peaceful, relaxing area you should a) select natural materials for the flooring, walls and counters b) allow the textures from the natural materials create pattern and interest c) select colors that are soothing (no fire engine reds) d) select fixtures that have simple lines (no ornateness)
Options for your home spa: a) heated towel warmer (this can double as the towel rack) b) steam shower (steam shower fixtures are available through Kohler) c) heated flooring d) music (sound system) e) tubs with heat, jets or bubbles f) large open showers with body sprays, rain shower heads and hand showers g) bench to lay down on both in the steam shower and outside the shower h) sauna i) foot massager j) foot baths (yes they exist! see MTI's foot bath) k) specialty shower enclosures l) aroma therapy & light therapy (available through most tub & shower manufacturers - see Kohler DTV electronic interface
As with any remodel, the key to success is planning. Call me and we can create your eternal relaxation spa! Chiao!