Are you an Empty Nester or Baby Boomer? Or maybe you have just lived in your current home for a while. You watch HGTV and dream of a spa like master bathroom. A place to relax and unwind after a long day. Maybe enjoy a bubble bath surrounded by candles with a glass of wine in your hand. Today we are going to talk about ways to get the master bath of your dreams.
Master Bathroom Remodel
When people think of designing a master bathroom usually they think of remodeling. For older homes this may this may be the case. Remodeling any part of your home is an investment and should not be taken lightly. If this is a project that you want to invest in, then determining your budget is the first step. Depending on whether or not you will be gutting it and starting over or just updating a few things will determine the cost. Most renovations for a master bathroom will range from approximately $25,000+.
With a complete renovation you are probably looking at changing most everything from flooring to cabinets and countertops to tub, shower and lighting. There are SO many wonderful products out there now for bathrooms. Marble or porcelain tile for both flooring and walls are a great choice. I love the look of wide plank porcelain tile on floors. It can also be used on walls vertically instead of horizontally which provides a clean, contemporary look. You can also add new cabinets and storage but if your current cabinets are in good shape then painting them is a good option.
I love the look of marble as a countertop in a bathroom. It is so elegant! Add an above mount sink with a gold faucet and hardware and it will provide a luxurious feel. You will definitely feel like you are in a spa. You can then add new lighting and mirrors. Sconces on each side of a mirror add subtle beauty. Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes at all price points. I am enjoying the look of oval mirrors in bathrooms.
The other thing that you might want to consider during your renovation or just to freshen up your space is painting the walls. Many people choose a neutral color such as Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray or Mindful Gray. You could also use a beautiful subtle blue like Benjamin Moore’s Summer Showers or Sherwin Williams Stream. All are soothing, calming colors which is what you want in your spa like master bath.
In many bathrooms storage seems to be a problem. And in your master bathroom storage is a must! You may have cabinets and a few drawers but they are not enough to house everything you need to have in your bathroom. If you are not doing a complete master bath renovation and replacing your cabinets then it is time to get creative. Solutions come in all shapes and sizes. You can find beautiful baskets to hold towels and decorative boxes to hold personal items. You may even be able to display things like cotton balls or bath balls in clear apothecary jars. You can find many of these items in places like HomeGoods, Pier One or Pottery Barn. Floating shelves are also a great solution to storage problems.
Now that your bathroom has the spa like look you were wanting to achieve, it is time to purchase items that will give it a spa like feel. The first thing that I recommend are soft, luxurious towels. There are so many beautiful towels made today. I suggest towels that are made of Egyptian or Pima cotton. These towels are two-ply so they are very soft and quite absorbent. You will find that they are a little more expensive but will last longer than other towels that are a cotton blend.
You are almost ready to enjoy your new master bath. You have almost everything you need. Now it is time to purchase any spa accessories that will make this space complete. Add wonderful smelling bath salts or bath bombs. There is a wonderful assortment of bath soaps that you may enjoy. You may want to splurge on a loofah sponge or back scrubber. I, personally, enjoy scented candles. Another accessory that will add beauty to your new oasis is an orchid. It will add a pop of color and texture to your master bathroom. Feel free to add anything that will help you relax and enjoy this beautiful new master bath that has been designed just for you.
Your spa like master bathroom is now complete! Your private oasis awaits you. Get a glass of wine, put on some soothing music and relax in your new space. You deserve it. Allow the stress of the day to wash away. You will be reenergized and ready for whatever tomorrow may bring.
Until next time,