Create Your Own In-Home Spa or Wetroom

Have you ever wanted to have your own in home spa or “wetroom” in your house? While, the bathroom of course can probably be considered as close as you may be able to get, the minimal space of the bathtub or the shower is not probably not your dream in-home sauna or wetroom.

So, get ready to transform your bathroom with these tips into a calming area where you can retreat to melt away the cares of the day and reclaim a little “me” time.

  • First off, take note of any empty or poorly utilized space in your house. If your bathroom is pretty wide enough, designate half of it for the spa/wetroom. Don’t be afraid to get creative though, you can use old storage rooms for a completely private space with a little creativity and plumbing. Install slate floors and repaint the walls. Add a tub and shower,  and decorate with built in panels for candles and aromatherapy.
  • In your new, or remodeled shower, consider installing a built in bench. It can be very therapeutic to just steam up your sauna/wetroom and sit for a while relaxing and inhaling the steam.
  • Remember that this is YOUR space, so splurge on the little things that will make a big difference for you – get that shower-head you have been coveting for a while now. Consider getting one with several different settings that range from “rain” to “water massage”.
  • Divide the “wetroom” from the dry room – if you have both in your bathroom – by utilizing wood or glass panels. Wood panels add an earthy beauty that sets a more tranquil atmosphere. You can use glass panels to maintain an open feel if you are working with a smaller space. If these options are a little outside of your budget, you can always opt for a shower curtain until you save up for a more permanent solution.
  • Also consider buying a noise maker, or just purchasing a CD for your stereo, so you can drown out other noises in the house and surround yourself with the sounds of thunderstorms, the rainforest or the ocean.
  • The most important thing about the room is to make it relaxing to YOU. Decorate and design the room using whatever appeals to you – natural materials are a great assistant for creating peaceful ambiance and votive candles are great for casting a more subdued and relaxing light than those that blare from overhead or are attached to your vanity mirror.

-M. Germaine Parra
D.C. Area RealtorFeng Shui Consultant
Licensed in DC, MD and VA
Long and Foster Realtors
6862 Elm Street Office, McLean, VA  22101
Fax:   703-873-1901
Cell:  703.650.8838

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