5 Ways to Turn Your Bathroom Into a Luxurious Spa Escape

Originally posted by Archiscene on July 26, 2020

Certain rooms in the home can be classified as “money rooms”. These are rooms that people gravitate towards. They’re rooms that photograph well, add value at resale, and convey a sense of luxury (when well designed).

The kitchen is the number one money room in the house. But the master bathroom doesn’t trail too far behind. Here are some ways you can ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck.

Flooring

Cheap, dated tile is one of the easiest elements to swap out and upgrade. It also has the potential to make a massive visual change.

Fortunately, there are several budget-friendly options for updating your bathroom floor,” designer Anabelle Bernard Fournier writes. “Ranging from simple repainting of a wooden floor to modern vinyl to porcelain tile, the money you save on flooring can contribute to that elegant pedestal bathtub or that large walk-in shower you’ve always wanted.”

Vinyl plank flooring is one of the more popular mid-range options these days. You can find a variety of colors and styles from any major home improvement store. Not only are they inexpensive and waterproof, but most can be installed with nothing more than an exacto knife and a couple of other basic tools.

Showers and Tubs

Nothing says luxurious quite like an elegant shower or tub. It’s something you use regularly and, therefore, it’s an element that you shouldn’t feel guilty splurging on. Some of the latest luxury shower trends include:

Dual shower. Features multiple shower heads and is typically used when you have the space for a large shower.

Frameless shower. As the name indicates, there’s no frame around the door. This gives the glass the appearance of floating. It also opens up smaller bathrooms and makes them look bigger than they are.

Doorless shower. Don’t want a door at all? That’s fine, as well. Many of the latest luxury bathrooms feature three-quarter glass across the front with no door. This allows for a seamless transition in and out of the shower.

In terms of tubs, we’re seeing less jacuzzi style tubs and more standalone options. Restored vintage clawfoot tubs are a hot commodity, as are freestanding porcelain tubs.

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