Create A Calming Retreat In Your Bathroom


Your bathroom doesn't need to be just for your necessities. With the right remodel, your bathroom can be the spot where you recharge, even relax. Imagine a bathroom with such a soothing ambience, you view it as your retreat.

Airy Ambience

The whole idea of the calming bathroom retreat revolves around creating an airy ambience. As you plan your remodel, try to make the floor plan as open as possible. Likewise, install marble for light reflection. Large mirrors are another way to reflect the natural light. Finally, include open storage below the countertop or a floating vanity to increase the visual space in your bathroom.

Focal Point Window

One of the best ways to promote the airy ambience in your bathroom is by making a window your focal point. Better Homes and Gardens suggests building up a niche around the window. Have a soaking tub installed right in front of the window. Create shelving built into the niche to hold bath supplies, objets d'art or whatever else makes you feel relaxed. Such shelving is especially attractive if you have it constructed of tongue and groove paneling, as this lends elegance to a functional space.

Calming Colors

Another method for creating a soothing ambience is with calming colors. White promotes the airiness, but too much white makes the space feel clinical. Instead, have the vanities and the paneling done in white, but select analogous colors for the rest of the color scheme. Blue is traditionally considered a calming color, so consider painting your walls a light blue. Select other shades of blue, even going into teal, for the rest of your bathroom décor. The harmony between restful blue and airy white will give your bathroom that retreat feeling.

Glass and Tile Shower

Glass and tile also reflect light. Therefore, designing your shower with tiles and a rimless glass shower enclosure further promotes the airy ambience. For real comfort, select a luxury shower fixture, such as a rain showerhead. Even more luxurious, select a spa shower panel, which includes your choice of shower heads and jets. Additionally, consider having seating built out of the same tile in the shower stall. Not only does this afford you comfort while showering, the tile work maintains the cohesion of your design.

As you plan your bathroom remodel, consider turning the room into your own personal retreat. Your bathroom can become your retreat at the end of a long day. If you need help remodeling, contact a company like Holtzman Home Improvement.


5 January 2015

Those Cold, January Nights

When I was in college, I lived in an old house just south of the university campus with five other girls. When we came back from Christmas break, the heater was broken. The beginning of January was the coldest time of the year, and because it was the weekend, the heating company couldn't come fix it for a few days. My roommates and I pulled our mattresses into the front room and slept all together to keep warm. Two weeks later, our heater broke again! That time we ended up getting a completely new furnace. Needless to say, we got to be good friends with the heating contractor that month, and it was a good experience that led to the creation of this blog.