January 8, 2018

Bathrooms used to be utilitarian spaces, but those days are gone. More and more homeowners are looking to turn their bathrooms into sanctuaries and spa-like retreats where they feel warm, welcomed and cozy.

If you’re looking to turn your bathroom into a sanctuary in the new year, we recommend these tips to create the ultimate space for relaxation in your home.

Shower Upgrades

Showers are about more than function and by adding the right fixtures, it’s easy to turn your shower into a place you’ll never want to leave. Think about upgrading to a large, rain-style shower head with handheld attachments, or consider body jets that affix to the shower wall.

Showers are also becoming bigger and are making up a much larger part of the bathroom layout, with some homeowners opting for huge walk-in showers without a shower door. Think of your shower as a room in and of itself, rather than a stall. Incorporate tile on the walls and ceiling, and consider accessories like benches and nooks for storing all of your shower necessities.

Double Vanities

Double vanities are nothing new in the world of bathroom trends, but they’re becoming more and more essential in every home. Double vanities, with double sinks, offer much more personal space which can be increased further by installing a tall cabinet or extra shelving between the two sinks. These cabinets and shelving units can be used to store all of your toiletries, and will help to hide outlets or cables.

Heated Floors

Bathrooms can be cold and damp, but your bathroom doesn’t have to be. Heated floors will go a long way to making your bathroom feel cozy and warm. You can select low-energy radiant heating for your floors, so you won’t have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on extra utility costs, and you can choose specific areas in your bathroom where the floors are heated.

Deep Jacuzzi Tubs

What’s better than having a tub to soak in? Having a deep, spa-like jacuzzi tub to soak in. While you may be familiar with a corner jacuzzi tub, there are lots of options on the market for jacuzzi tubs that will fit your specific bathroom layout, and save you valuable space. Deep, but small, tubs with heated water jets are a popular, decadent option.

Beautiful Lighting

Lighting isn’t always the first thing homeowners think about when redecorating their homes, let alone their bathrooms. Bathroom lighting can often feel harsh and lacking in style, without much emphasis on style. We suggest opting for statement lighting if you have the space, like a chandelier above the bathtub. You can also create soft, ambient light by installing backlighting around your mirrors. Consider installing a dimmer switch in your bathroom, so no matter what style of lighting you have, you’ll have complete control over the ambience you create.

At Dan Clayton Homes, it’s our mission to help you create rooms and homes that fit your lifestyle. Check out some of the beautiful bathrooms we’ve created, and contact us today to find out how we can help you.


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