Master bathrooms have become the ultimate oasis destination to reward yourself after a long day. At DreamMaker Bath of Springfield, we’re seeing homeowners throughout Chatham, Sherman, Jacksonville, Taylorville, and even Lincoln want to make significant improvements to their master bathrooms. Creating a master bath oasis starts with planning, design, professional guidance, and creativity.
It’s important to understand the differences between a master bath and a “master bath spa”. Many master baths are spacious, warm, inviting, but also air on the side of utilitarian. For many homeowners in the Springfield area, that may be all they want and need. Master bath spas, on the other hand, are often viewed as an oasis; they are used as places to decompress, relax, unwind and even recharge. Master bath spas are places where the mind and body can escape from a busy and hectic lifestyle.
While everybody’s interpretation of their ideal master bathroom spa will vary, our bath designers have outlined a few features that categorize master baths as master bath spas:
The Bathtub as the Ultimate Luxury
Bathtubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can include a number of amenities.
A deep soaking tub with contoured back can provide you with the warm relaxing soak you may need at the end of a long day. From a design perspective, many homeowners have been adding soaking tubs to their master bathrooms as a visual focal point. Tubs have once again started to return as the Rockstar of the master bathroom.
Some tubs may also be air-jetted to provide a gentle massage or constant stream of water, with various settings.
A new master bath spa will accommodate the homeowner, whenever the mood strikes. With a few scented candles and good bath salts, your oasis is only a couple of feet from your bed.
Added Tech Features
Spending added time in a luxurious master bathroom spa makes entertainment a natural extension of the space. Adding stereos and flat-screen TVs (specifically smart TVs which respond to voice command), in the bathroom is a great way to keep happy and entertained.
While some homeowners want tubs to be incorporated in the design of their newly remodeled master bath, ALL master bath remodels include a well-designed shower. The shower is where homeowners start their day and it is the closest thing to a spa day that can be experienced without leaving home.
As with baths, there are plenty of options for a new shower. An example of a high-end option may include a programmable shower and a variety of showerheads or sprays programmed to suit individual bathers in the household. Another example may be a hand-held, multi-use shower head with multiple settings and various water sprays. If you enjoy a great steam shower, then that is a must in your new spa bathroom.
Choose Color Carefully
A master bathroom spa is expected to exude peace and calming factors. That being said, a warm neutral color palette is enough to set the tone with a relaxing feel that doesn’t overwhelm the eyes.
Light the Bathroom Mood
As much as bathroom lighting affects the mood, it has other benefits.
Install side lighting around the bathroom or vanity mirrors, as above mirror lighting throws shadows on the face, which creates a better physical appearance while lighting at eye level is better for grooming.
Vanity sconces at eye level, both to the right and left of the bathroom mirror should do the trick.
Cozy Toes with Heated Floors
Stepping out of the bath or shower is something to look forward to with heated floors that keep the feet toasty year-round. Porcelain floor tile is an excellent alternative to ceramic because it is not as cold. Feel free to include a wall-mounted, heated towel rack to keep towels nice and warm.
A home master bathroom spa has special touches that exceed the ordinary. Discover how an experienced bathroom designer can creatively turn your master bath into the spa oasis you can relax in at the end of a busy day. Whether it has a walk-in shower with multi-level jets mounted in the wall, or an extra-large soaking bathtub next to a fireplace, the master bathroom spa transforms that which is common into that which is extraordinary.
Thinking of remodeling your master bathroom? Contact the bathroom remodeling experts at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Springfield.
Stop by our Bathroom Showroom & Design Center at
3730 Wabash Ave. Springfield, IL 62711