« Back to News

Spa-Style Bathrooms: Luxury That Lasts

An itinerary of facials, relaxation and cucumber water doesn’t need to be limited to a weekend getaway when you can transform your own bathroom into an everyday spa.

Inspired by 5-star hotels and resorts, homeowners have acquired a taste for spa-like baths abounding in luxury. Looking for a personal retreat, they’re adding lavish steam showers, multiple showerheads and bubbling soaking tubs for relaxation.

This guide will help you create luxury in a room that’s made for self-pampering.

The Basics

Give your bathroom all of the qualities you look forward to when making a trip to the spa: ambience, serenity and cleanliness. Begin the design process by incorporating these core pillars of an in-home spa into your bathroom space and you’ll be feeling Zen in no time:

Enclosed Glass Rain Showers: Instead of combining a tub with a shower, luxury bathrooms have separate shower enclosures complete with either rainfall showerheads or multiple sprayers. These showers completely encompass the body in a warm stream of gentle water. Lined with stone or tile, an enclosed glass rain shower will really take your bath into luxury status.

Lavish Soaking Tub: A popular choice for infusing a little extra luxury in your bathroom is the soaking tub. Deeper than a regular tub, soaking tubs are perfect for sinking into a warm bath and letting the day’s troubles float away.

Dual Basins: Just like a 5-star hotel room, your luxury bath should always feature double sinks and a double vanity.

Creative Lighting: There’s nothing dreamy or luxurious about a standard ceiling light in the bathroom. A spa bath requires more lighting options than a traditional bathroom. While you need good lighting for personal tasks, softer, lower lighting is critical for creating a serene vibe. Low background lighting keeps the mood calm and spa-like.

Heated Floors: Never step out of the shower onto a cold stone or tile floor again. In-floor radiant heating goes underneath your floor and warms the surface with either electricity or heated water.

Sound and Vision: Music is essential to relaxation. Waterproof controls and speakers bring your personal playlist directly into the shower, putting the days of listening to radio music in the shower firmly in the past. Wireless connectivity has taken this enhancement a step further, allowing you to safely enjoy movies, music, web browsing and more while your relax in the bath.

Materials

Textures and materials matter, and the most luxurious in-home spas tend to borrow elements not generally found in the bath to create an ultra-high-end look. Some of the most elegant bathrooms don’t look like bathrooms at all.

Marble slab walls, sleek wood paneling, ornate Turkish throw rugs and extravagantly upholstered furnishings are examples of the type of unique detail that can set your bath apart.

Upgrades

From unassuming indulgences such as heated towel racks to true extravagances like a private sauna or steam room, with so many extras to choose from your only limitation is space.

Let your imagination run wild with the possibilities:

  • LED Mirror
  • Radiant Heated Flooring
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Bidet
  • Colored LED Chromotherapy Showerheads
  • Frameless Glass Shower
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Aromatherapy
  • Smart Toilet

Don’t forget to make space around the tub enclosure to house your glass of wine.