Many people would agree that bath time is the best time. As the days grow shorter and the nights grow cooler, a warm bath or hot shower is a superb way to fade stress and escape reality. However, an ugly, outdated, or under-equipped bathroom can seriously detract or minimize the experience. Fortunately, the bathroom remodeling experts at Ayars Complete Home Improvements know a thing or two about creating a spa-like ambiance that you’ll be reluctant to leave. The following bathroom remodeling tips are based on hundreds of bathroom remodels across southern New Jersey.
Optimize your bathroom’s color scheme
Do you prefer colors that pop or colors that blend into the background? Bright reds, oranges, or yellows are going to evoke a very different response than more subdued whites, beiges, or blues. If you’re a morning person at heart, then perhaps a zesty color scheme might suit you as you get yourself fired up for your day.
If you’re one of the many who are not, however, you probably treat your bathroom as a place to wind down. Softer, cooler, or earthier tones figure to pose less of a distraction from your luxuriant bubble bath, steam shower, or novel. In this case, you’ll want to choose paints, tiling, wallpaper, fixtures, and decor that reflect this purpose.
Set a spa-like mood
A spa setting is all about disconnecting with the outside world’s responsibilities and reconnecting with the self. With prudent planning, you can replicate this phenomenon with these bathroom remodeling tips. Well-placed greenery, natural stone, and skylights can simulate the feel of an oasis. Adding mirrors or reflective surfaces can create the illusion of more space. Consider dimmer switches (for dialing back the light), oil diffusers (for an aromatherapy element), or portable speakers (music, audiobooks, or podcasts) for a more immersive experience.
Don’t forget plumbing and fixtures
A shower or bath is a tactile experience as well — variations in temperature, moisture, and pressure can either relax or invigorate, soothe or energize. A rain showerhead can transport you beneath a rainforest waterfall; a hot tub with bubble jets can melt tension away in aching muscles or joints. Stepping out of the tub or shower can be jarring if the bathroom floor is freezing cold. Either opt for a heated floor to maintain a better equilibrium or go with a surface that stays warmer, such as DuraCeramic flooring.
Remaster your master bath or make your hallway bath a getaway
Whether your ambitions are grand or more humble, Ayars Complete Improvements is ready to guide you to your own little slice of paradise by putting these bathroom remodeling tips into practice. Check our hallway bath pricing guide for an idea of typical project scopes or contact us for a free consultation.