Thursday, November 21, 2013
Next to the fluffy beds and round-the-clock air-conditioning, the neatest thing about hotel rooms is the luxury of their bathrooms, especially in hotel suites. Nothing beats the pampering you can get from such amenities.
Indulge yourself by recreating a version of a hotel suite bathroom right in your own home.
Adding a tub is the first step towards a luxury bathroom experience. When shopping for the right tub, climb in to get a feel of it. See if you can stretch out and be comfortable. Consider the number of water jets it has, and the size and style of the tub. As for finishes, acrylic is more durable than fiberglass. Great for long soaks and bubble baths, a bathtub will also add value to your property.
A space inside your bathroom where you’re sure to spend a lot of time is the shower. Commit to investing in customized showers and get more mileage out of your master bath. With the many options available in the market today, you can create a number of different combinations that will fit your needs. Choose from oversized showerheads, hand-held showers, body sprays, and massage jet showerheads. This will make your experience more flexible, whether for a quick shower or a long full-body massage.
Having your bathroom necessities and equipment stored and organized properly is also important. Employ smart storage systems and assign a space for every item in the room. A clutter-free counter is a luxury in itself. Keep eyesore electrical outlets out of sight by installing them inside storage systems such as a drawer, so you can keep your hair dryer or other appliances plugged in and just pop them right back inside after use.
If you’re someone who spends a lot of time in your bathroom, investing in an entertainment system in your bathroom may well be worth it. Consider installing a TV on the wall across your bathtub. Add an iPod dock or speakers so you can listen to your favorite music while you soak in your tub. Just be sure to consult your electrician early on in the renovation process, because it’s going to be very difficult to adjust and add wiring in the finishing stage. A TV unit for instance would need a dedicated outlet.
If you have extra space and budget, you may go a step further to add seating or even a beverage counter. These can be great amenities for when you’re waiting for you tub to fill up. - Aislinn Kee