Tips To Achieve A Spa Aesthetic For Your Small Bathroom Remodel

Tips To Achieve A Spa Aesthetic For Your Small Bathroom Remodel
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After a long tiring day at work or school, pampering is one of the things you can do. It’s probably making some hot coffee or soothing yourself in a hot tub with a nice drink and relaxing music playing softly in the background. This is the level of relaxation that everyone loves to go home for after a long day running around. Well, if you spend most of your time in your kitchen and bath, then finding a way to beautifying it to set up your mood is a good thing. 

Wonder how to turn your bathroom into a spa-inspired bathroom? According to the National Association of Realtors, a spa bathroom remodel can cost an average of $35, 000. However, there are small bathroom remodeling tips and tricks you can follow without splurging too much.

Effective Tips For Achieving A Spa Bathroom Remodel

The key to transforming your small bathroom into your own little oasis is to know exactly what you need to remove or add. Finding a reliable bathroom designer is also one. However, to get you started with your bathroom remodeling project, here are some tricks and  spa-like bathroom remodeling ideas: 

Upgrade vanities

Unique style bathroom with nice wallpaper

Your vanity is one of the highlights of your bathroom. To get a spa look, consider replacing your vanity with wooden matte black, and adding polished brass pulls. You can also upgrade its countertop into a slab of white marble.

Your guest will first lay their eyes on your vanity before they start rolling to other areas, like your tub and toilet. With that said, your vanity mirrors and stone countertops must marry with your vanity. Otherwise, it’ll be messy and end up a waste of money. Harmony is key to picking the colors and materials of your vanity.

For a small bathroom remodel, transform your old vanity with a new fresh of paint, or replace the hardware and the countertop. This way you don’t have to replace the entire thing. 

Invest in Towel Warmers

Small bathroom style with white vanity, and toilet

When we think about spas, one of the things that come to mind is wrapping yourself in a warm towel. To get that feeling into your own bathroom, install a towel-warming rack. These are electric towel warmer racks we can install in your bathroom. They are hygienic and cost-efficient to use, perfect for giving a spa-like experience in your bath. 

There are various styles of towel warmers that don’t need electrical work. These modern models will add value to your home and at the same time accomplish the tasks for a spa-like bathroom remodel. 

Bring in some plants

Bathroom style with tub and vanity

Nothing is worth calming than adding plants to your bathroom space. Adding some plants bring out the natural/earthly feel and elevate the visual appearance of the space. Some of the best plants for bathrooms are the Claude, Devil’s Ivy Golden Pothos, Majesty Palm, and Hedgehog Aloe.

When choosing a plant, consider the layout of your bathroom. If you don’t have windows in your bathroom, make sure to choose plants that can thrive in low-light settings just like a Boston fern or a spider plant. 

For a more authentic look, place some stones at the bottom of your pot. This completes the sauna-like feel of your bathroom.

Add some candles

Vanity countertop with chrome faucet, and undermount sink

Scented candles are an effective way of enhancing the mood of your bathroom. Candles create a relaxing ambiance that allows you to destress after a long day. This is a very important addition to your place to realize a spa-like bathroom. 

Alternatively, you can buy a ceramic pot where you can place essential oil on top, and then it has a hollow space underneath where you can place a small candle for heating the oil. This helps add a relaxing fragrance on your tub or shower area. Most spas have this feature since the olfactory senses help people relax while taking a warm bath or cold bath.

Opt for Natural Wood

Open style bathroom with tub and floating vanity

No spa is complete without a touch of nature. Natural elements and materials such as natural wood help to create a feeling of warmth and a sense of serenity. Consider a high-quality wood that is water-resistant so you don’t have to worry about humidity. 

However, if you don’t want to use wood in your bathroom, you may consider using wood-looking porcelain or ceramic tiles as an alternative. 

Install a light dimmer

Stylish bathroom with shower and vanity

Another exciting way to create a relaxing vibe in the bathroom is to use light dimmers. This is an excellent idea for those who don’t have scented candles and who prefer a scent-free bathroom. There are low-wattage bulbs you can choose from or LED lights with 3 different colors and brightness.

Warm colors are ideal for light fixtures on your spa-retreat bathroom remodel. It helps the user calm their senses while enjoying the massage-like pressure of a shower. 

Don’t forget to add aromatherapy

Classic bathroom with brown vanity

When you consider a bathroom remodeling like a spa, the smell plays an important role to bring in warmth and tranquility. Aside from adding scented candles, you can add incense sticks, and oil burners. 

Try using essential oils in a heated towel for a full spa-like experience. Pick scents such as jasmine, lemon, or sandalwood to induce placidity. 

Minimize visual clutters

Elegant white bathroom with floating vanity, and tub

One efficient way to remodel a small bathroom is to reduce visual clutter. This helps create an illusion of a big space. Store away all unnecessary things from your counters. 

Invest in closed cabinets or bathroom vanities to hide away items that aren’t aesthetically pleasing. Install a few tiers of open shelving on your walls to display some accent pieces such as art or fancy saps. 

Invest in a Spa Showerhead

Shower head with water spraying

Swapping out the showerhead can create a significant impact on a modern small bathroom remodel. We’re not suggesting a full shower replacement, but just the head. Replace your plain showerhead with a rainfall head. This sprays low-pressure water down directly above your head helping relieve tension and provide a satisfying shower experience. Knowing the cost of shower remodel is important in terms of setting your budget up. 

Install speakers

Elegant bathroom with ceiling speaker for spa-like feels

Spas are always known for their relaxing music and tunes. Create a surround sound experience in your bathroom by installing speakers. Opt for speakers that are impervious like most Bluetooth speakers. Install them on your counters or shelves. 

A deep tub for a good soak

Spacious, luxury bathroom with tub, toilet and vanity

You can choose a freestanding tub with the right depth to give you a good soak. Immersing your body in warm water with flowers on top relaxes your body. This is applicable to small bathroom remodel ideas. You can install a small table beside your tub, where you can place your scented candles and a cup of warm tea.

Aquarium or fireplace 

unique style bathroom with fireplace, shower, and vanity

If you see some modern small bathroom remodels, you’d find that some of them have an aquarium or fireplace in their bathroom. Besides the vanity, adding this gives another focal point inside your bathroom. It gives a homier vibe while relieving stress. The fireplace can be the real one, or it can be an aesthetic design, like an LED screen fireplace you can install in your bathroom.

Wrap Up!

We hope you have a fun time reading the article, and hope it helped you finalize your thoughts on getting a spa retreat bathroom experience. In case you need more help about bathroom renovation ideas, you can contact us for a free consultation. We help many homeowners with their budget small bathroom remodel. 

If you like a luxurious master bath makeover, we can also help you with that. For all kinds of bathroom remodeling ideas, our designers have the experience to customize them for you. Call our office today or visit us on our Youtube channel anytime!

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