If you want a relaxing sanctuary to luxuriate in every day, it can be found as near as your bathroom door. Follow these do-it-yourself tips to convert your master bathroom into a spa-like retreat, and your relaxed body, mind and soul will be glad you did.
Give a Jacuzzi tub a whirl!
To transform your bathroom into a home spa, install a jacuzzi-style tub for a total immersion in the therapeutic benefits of bubbling water. If a do-it-yourself bathroom remodel isn’t in the offing, convert your tub into a hydrotherapy whirlpool with equipment that fits over the side to whip your water into a healing frenzy. There’s also the simple fix of installing a spa-like massage showerhead that melds relaxation with hygiene to make you feel and smell good all over. When you’re done, finish the spa experience with a warm wiping, courtesy of you freestanding electric towel warmer.
Speaking of smelling good …
Scent contributes to the mood you are in, so make sure aromatherapy is part of your bathroom spa experience. Hang eucalyptus from your shower head for a refreshing scent. Place reed diffusers on your bathroom countertop. Or finish up a hard day’s work with a treat for the senses by adding aromatic essential oils to Epsom salts for an in-home mineral bath.
Make it music to the ears
Spa music should transport you to a Zen-like place of peace and tranquility, and good choices are acoustic tunes and the sounds of nature. If you opt to go low-tech, buy a small CD player and store a sampling of CDs in a small box. Or, go Simon and Garfunkel with your own “Sounds of Silence” smartphone playlist and listen to it through waterproof Bluetooth speakers while relaxing in the tub.
With a sprinkling of ingenuity and a smattering of inspiration, you can easily convert your master bathroom into a modern-day spa worthy of the ancient Romans!