Nearly 62 percent of homeowners have a greater desire to be at home after completing a bathroom remodeling project, according to the Remodeling Impact Report by the National Association of Realtors. The bathroom has always been an important room in the house when it comes to maintaining hygiene and cleanliness, but now it’s a lot more than that. Many people view the bathroom as a place to relax and destress after a long day of work. However, it can be hard to relax in a messy and not-so-stylish bathroom. Luckily, there are various upgrades you can make to transform your bathroom into a relaxing sanctuary that feels and looks like a spa.
Use Proper Lighting
Whether it’s the warm beams of sunlight, calming flicker of candlelight in a tall glass lantern, or moody miniature spotlights that discreetly light up bathroom furniture, there’s no doubt that lighting can affect your mood. Proper lighting not only makes your bathroom more functional but also makes it a place where you want to be. You first want to ensure that you have good ambient lighting; bright enough that it allows you to make your way around the bathroom easily but not too bright that it causes eye glare. You also want great task lighting at the mirror to ensure you have a good view when applying makeup, shaving, and brushing your teeth. You can also use accent lighting to illuminate any plants, sculptures, or art you have in your bathroom.
Make It Warm
Nobody wants to be in a cold bathroom, especially in the morning after climbing out of a warm bed. One way to make your bathroom feel warmer is by adding a bathroom rug to protect your feet when the floor is cold. A more effective way to do this is by adding radiant floor heating, but you must be ready for the costly installation cost as well as the increased energy bill. You can also make your bathroom warmer by installing a warmup towel rail. Nothing feels better than having a warm towel ready after showering or soaking in the tub.
Add Some Greenery
Bathrooms can often seem bland, sterile, and lifeless. To add some life into your bathroom, try injecting some plant life and watch it transform into a tropical paradise. Plants have a unique way of making any room feel more sophisticated and inviting, and your bathroom is no exception. However, keep in mind that not many plants can survive in a low-light and high-humidity environment. Go for high-humidity plants like orchids and peace lilies or succulents that require minimal care.
No matter the occasion, your bathroom deserves to be a haven of tranquility that helps you start and end your days right. With a few smart upgrades in your bathroom, you can make every day a spa day.