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How to Design Your Own In-Home Spa

Candles and spa essentials on wooden tray in bathroom, with essential oil, bath salt on wooden spoon, pumice stone, towel, sea stone, and white orchids.

Daydreaming about your next trip to the spa? Make the journey a lot easier and more convenient by creating a resort-style spa right in your own home bathroom.

With advice from the pros at your local Glass Doctor, you can make your home spa a reality. Whether it is a small addition or a total remodel, we can help you transform your bathroom into the spa oasis of your dreams.

How to Create a Spa Bathroom at Home

Luxury bathroom design may seem out of reach—but fear not. The first step in creating your dream bathroom spa look is to decide what makes a bathroom spa-like to you.

After deciding to remodel your bathroom, it’s a good idea to set a budget. How involved do you want this project to be? Is it a simple facelift? Or is it a complete gut job?

This will give you an idea of how much money you’ll need to invest in designing your at-home spa space.

The Best Home Spa Bathroom Ideas and Upgrades

Custom Mirrors

Nothing gives off spa vibes like a custom mirror. You can make them in any shape or cover a whole wall in mirrors. This addition to your bathroom adds a light, airy feel, especially if you have a bathroom that’s on the smaller side.

Double Sinks and Towel Warmers

If you have enough space in your bathroom and budget, it may be worth adding double sinks to your bathroom. Double sinks add a spa feel to your home and give you more space while getting ready with your partner. Towel warmers are also a nice way to treat yourself after getting out of a rejuvenating bath or rain shower. Nothing is more relaxing than a warm, fluffy towel to wrap around yourself.

Shower Door Upgrades

Upgrading your shower door frame can change the whole look and feel of your bathroom. To ensure a spa ambiance, consider one of the following: frameless enclosures, semi-frameless enclosures, or framed enclosures.

A frameless enclosure is excellent if you prefer a sleek, modern look that also helps your room seem larger than it is. Generally, these enclosures are made with 3/8-inch or 1/2-inch tempered glass and lack the rigid frame surrounding the glass.

Semi-frameless enclosures tend to have more metal around the edges of the glass panels compared to a frameless enclosure. This is a smart choice if you prefer a look that shows some frame, with a little gold, silver, or copper accent to your new in-home spa.

Framed enclosures will have a metal frame around the entire structure and are usually made with thinner glass than a frameless or semi-frameless enclosure.

Custom Tub and Shower Doors and Enclosures

There are so many ways to upgrade your shower/tub combo. One way to add some class to your bathroom is with a custom shower enclosure. The two most common enclosures are sliding door enclosures and swinging door enclosures. Both are great options, but a sliding door enclosure is likely best for a smaller space.

Once you’ve determined what type of enclosure you’d like, it’s time to pick a glass option. While the traditional clear glass is most common, there are countless patterns, colors, or opacities to choose from as well.

Heavy glass patterns can help you incorporate your personal style into your bathroom upgrade. These patterns let you keep the traditional colorless glass with the embellishment of a pattern that adds texture to the large glass panes on display in your new enclosure.

If you prefer to keep the standard glass texture, you may consider adding a color tint to your glass. This is an eye-catching way to give your bathroom a pop of color or accent your new decorations.

Wish you could add some dimension to your new shower/tub enclosure? Instead of the traditional flat edge, consider choosing a laser cut option. This gives your space an authentic high-end spa feel and can be combined with textures and color tints to give texture, color, and dimension to your new space.

Hydrophobic Coatings

Don’t let the thought of cleaning all that new glass overwhelm you. With a hydrophobic coating, your glass will naturally repel water and oil. This addition can help you avoid the aggressive scrubbing that comes with hard water and mineral buildup that can occur in the bathroom. The best part is you can apply a hydrophobic coating to windows, sinks, toilets, countertops, and mirrors too.

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Spa Bathroom Décor

Let’s face it; the devil is in the details. In this case, the décor. The smallest touches can take a plain-Jane bathroom and turn it into a relaxing at-home spa space.

Some spa bathroom décor ideas include:

  • Consider a paint job. Nothing says spa like an all-white color scheme or some neutral blues and greens to facilitate relaxation.

  • Add some recessed lighting. If you prefer a fragrance-free bathroom and want to skip the scented candles and oils, think about adding a light dimming switch. This addition can provide softer, more relaxing light like a candle without the smell. You may also want to consider adding a fireplace insert to your wall above your tub for more ambiance lighting.

Need Help Making Your Dream Bathroom Spa Look Come True?

Creating a spa bathroom at home may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. With help from your local glass pros at Glass Doctor, we can help you create your new favorite spot in the home. To get started or to learn more, call us at (833) 974-0209 or request an estimate online today.