Create Your Own Home Bathroom Spa


Create Your Own Home Bathroom Spa


It used to be only the most upscale and expensive homes had bathroom spas in them, but over time some of us less wealthy folks have decided we’d like to enjoy the spa experience at home as well. Modifying a home’s original bathroom to create your own spa can be a manageable project for a Shawn Penoyer or even someone with a small budget. Here’s some idea on how to go about creating your own home bathroom spa.

Choosing colors

You want your bathroom spa to feel calm and soothing so choose colors that have a calming effect. Subtle shades of greens, tans and blues are ideal choices for a home spa and you can enhance the feeling of softness by using satin paint finish rather than  a matte or glossy finish.

Color coordinated wall tiles with a reflective surface will also enhance the relaxing environment.


Updating your bathroom faucets with new, stylish ones is a relatively inexpensive and easy to take on project that will definitely update your home spas appearance. Choose faucets to either tie in or contrast with your chosen colors.

Switching your existing shower head for a rain shower head can help create the expensive spa  feeling, or, you could install fixtures with multiple shower heads to provide a totally different showering experience.

No spa is complete without a tub either a whirlpool tub or a soaking tub. If your budget permits removing your existing tub and replacing it with a whirlpool is ideal, but you can give even update an older tub by installing an acrylic tub liner.


Many people suggest bamboo or even laminate flooring works well in a home spa since it brings in a feeling of the outdoors. However, both ceramic and travertine floor tiles are still a beautiful, water proof choice for your spa.

Installing electric or hot water infloor heating under your new floor tiles will guarantee you’ll never step out onto a cold, bathroom floor again.

Soften the hard floor space with a thick, soft rug.


You want the lighting in your home spa to be subtle and relaxing so installing a dimmer switch (rheostat) to control the light level will give you the flexibility to have bright light when needed but still allow you to have soft, subtle light when relaxing in your spa.

Scones or small shelves for candles on the walls or a shelf around your tub as a place to display aroma candles, pot pourri and scented soaps will add welcoming scents and touches of color to your spa.


Replace your old towels with new high quality cotton ones to match your spa’s color scheme as well as adding some new white towels for contrast.

Roll the towels and lay them on a rack or in a wicker basket to create a welcoming appearance.

Soft sound helps you relax

Finally, create a truly tranquil feeling with recordings of relaxing sounds such as rain falling, ocean waves or classical music on your Ipod or music system.

Looking forward to your comments!




Atlanta High end interior Designer

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