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Small Bathroom For Spa Ideas

unduhan-4After a long day at work, there’s nothing better for your body and mind than a spa visit. However, as the cold weather creeps in, most would rather skip the pricey trip and just stay warm at home. Given that the gloomy winter weather can snap your energy and make you feel depressed, you need a soothing sanctuary in your own home.

So, why not turn your bathroom into an at-home spa? Like most spa services, your bathroom offers a private space where you can take a relaxing shower or warm bath to de-stress. All it takes is a few more elements to evoke the spa-like atmosphere.

Fortunately, you don’t need a BIG bathroom to install a Jacuzzi or sauna. In fact, what makes a spa feel relaxing is not those fancy features, but the soothing appeal, smell and sound.

In this article, I’ll show you how to enhance all five senses by recreating the ultimate spa experience right in your small bathroom.

Sight

The visual appeal of your bathroom is the key element for setting a spa-like vibe. Most spas tend to embrace the “less is more” philosophy, as a minimalist style can help open up a room, giving the space a serene and restful feel.

To help you achieve the similar “clean and comforting” spa look in your small bathroom, here are several tips:

Paint Your Walls with An Earthy Palette

Nature-inspired colors, such as brown, gray and green, can give your bathroom an organic feel along with a calming effect. Nevertheless, if you have a rather small bathroom, opt for a lighter and more neutral color scheme. Beige, light gray and pale green, for example, can lend a soothing sense, as well as a spacious feel to your small bathroom.

Install Dimming Bathroom Lights

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If you prefer a late night, romantic bath before bed, consider installing recessed ceiling lights or wall scones that come with dimmer controls. With the help of a dimmer, you can soften your lighting and get the spa-like feel when you need a soothing soak in the tub.

Installing dimmer controls involves complex circuits or electrical wiring issues. As a result, I highly recommend leaving such work to a professional electrician. According to our database, the national average price to hire a local electrician is $293.

Create A Warm Feeling with Faux Wood Tiles

Although wood flooring can surely evoke the feeling of peace and warmth, it’s never an ideal material for damp areas. Fortunately, thanks to today’s technology, homeowners now have another viable alternative. That is, faux wood tile. Faux wood tile is indeed ceramic or porcelain tile that imitates the natural textures of wood. It not only has a higher resistance to water, but also comes in a variety of patterns that can match any spa bathroom décor.

Clear Toiletry Clutter

Clutter usually gives us stress. That’s why spas always keep their toiletries hidden and in order. However, storage space is usually a serious issue in small bathrooms. Thus, when it comes to hiding all toiletries, most will get frustrated.

Well, it’s time to get rid of those old and expired toiletries you won’t ever use. By doing so, you should be able to free up a significant amount of cabinet space.

Still need to borrow some counter space for your go-to toiletries, such as cotton balls and Q-tips? To avoid visual clutter in your bathroom, try organizing these items in clear glass jars. Believe it or not, jarred toiletries will look just like a part of your décor.

Touch

You may not be able to afford expansive hydrotherapy facilities on par with your favorite spas, but you can absolutely give yourself that spa touch with these affordable bath amenities:

Pamper Yourself with A Small, Deep Soaking Tub

Just because you live with a tiny bathroom, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub. Bath manufacturers are offering a wide array of scaled-down tubs that are no longer than five feet, but deep enough to soak.

Looking to create an exotic Zen style bathroom? You can’t go wrong with the traditional Japanese soaking tub. Compared to other small tubs, Japanese tubs are much deeper, allowing you to submerge your entire body from the neck down. Better yet, most of them even come with built-in seats, so you can sit comfortably and safely while enjoying the hot bath.

Regrout A Shower

You can clean your shower all you want, but eventually, there comes a time when you’re going to have to remove your old shower grout and replace it with brand new shower grout.

Grout is the material that locks tiles together and keeps moisture from penetrating your expensive tile. It is used throughout the house, but mainly in the bathroom, all over your shower and tile floors. Over time, grout starts to peel and become dirty. Cleaning does help, but fortunately enough, you can also regrout your shower without a big financial debt.

Below, I will show you how to regrout a shower and all the materials you need to complete this time-consuming, yet effective home remodeling project.

Materials Needed To Regrout

Like any project, there are basic materials and tools one needs to complete the job and others that make the job easier to complete. For any regrouting project, make sure you purchase:

  • Utility Knife
  • Grout Remover or Grout Rake
  • Dusk Mask
  • Goggles
  • Masking Paper
  • Vacuum
  • Caulk
  • Grout (waterproof)
  • Grout Spreader or Grout Float
  • Mixing Bucket
  • Putty Knife or Grout Mixing Tool
  • Sponge & Cleaning Supplies

Now, there are certain tools that can make your regrouting project easier and less time-consuming. In addition to all the materials above, I recommend purchasing:

  • Electric Grout Remover
  • Caulk Gun
  • Gloves
  • Stain (Color Grout)
  • Grout Enhancer
  • Grout Saw
  • Scrub Brush
  • Grout Saw

How To Remove Grout

Over time, your grout has undoubtedly settled into place and formed a very hard surface in between all your tiles. As such, if you use a standard grout removal tool, the project will be labor intensive. In fact, that is why hiring a professional is so expensive. The labor charge makes up a majority of the invoice. By comparison, according to ourshower regrouting cost estimator, materials for a regrouting project ranges between $180 and $420.

To cut down on the intensity and labor of the project, you could purchase an electric grout remover. Its high-speed bit effortlessly chews away old grout and guides you between the tiles, preventing expensive tile repairs.

Make Bathroom To Light Without Exposing

Boosting natural light in the home is a top priority for many homeowners. A bright and cheery room is something we all strive for, but isn’t always easy to achieve. One place guaranteed to make this undertaking tricky is in the bathroom.

Windows offer up a practical and, depending on the size of the project, budget-friendly way to add attractiveness and extra light to your bathroom. One challenge that prevents many homeowners frominstalling new windows is not knowing what’s out there. See several window ideas that’ll expose your bathroom to light without exposing you.

Are you ready to install new windows in your bathroom? Contact a pro today and get up to four free quotes from window contractors in your area.

Glass Block Windows

Installing glass block windows in your bathroom is a popular solution because they not only add light, but also security, privacy and style. You also have the option of installing a film window in the center of your glass block border that opens to add air flow.

If you’re going this route, industry experts recommend hiring a pro to help you install your new windows. Glass blocks need to be properly secured and sealed to avoid any unfortunate aftermaths.

Window Film

Window film is a hot commodity on the market right now! If you haven’t heard of this product, then you’ve come to the right place. Window film is a simple, inexpensive and aesthetically appealing window covering that adds privacy and light to your bathroom with little hassle. You’ll be glad to know that they come in a wide variety of colors and designs to appease every homeowner’s taste.

You can purchase these films at your local home improvement store. This is a simple DIY project that can be completed in a matter of minutes. Decorative film improves the look and function of your bathroom windows without destroying the glass. While your number one concern is privacy, these films also allow you to spruce up the look of your bath at the same time.

How to Make Your Small Bath Look Big

Any homeowner with a small bathroom knows it’s a challenge to make it look and feel bigger. One attractive and affordable solution to this obstacle is mosaic tile. A mosaic is a piece of art or image made from the assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone or other materials. Most mosaics are made of small, flat, roughly square pieces of stone or glass of different colors known as tesserae.

Mosaic tile is more versatile than you may think. It’s frequently used as decorative art or as interior decoration and the possibilities are endless. See six examples of how mosaic tile will effortlessly make your small bath look big and liven it up.

1. Create An Accent Wall

Paint isn’t the only way to create an accent wall. Colorful, delicate mosaic tile delivers a unique solution for brightening up your bathroom. There’s typically not much wall space to work with in a small bath, so getting a bit fancy with your accent wall won’t be too hard on your wallet. A white foundation, natural light and mirrors will also help play tricks on the eyes to make the room appear larger.

2. Build A Border or Backsplash

A border or backsplash is an effective way to make a room look bigger. It also adds style and an element of surprise to your small bath. The continuous design keeps the eye busy as it travels from one element to the next. To keep the project budget-friendly, cover small areas with expensive tiles or larger areas with less expensive tile styles.

Another idea is to fill the blank space between your sink and mirror with colorful, mosaic tile. You won’t believe how something so simple will magnify the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom. Once again, the eye will be drawn to the tile and travel with the flow of the design.

A backsplash is versatile in that it can take up as much or as little of the space around your sink and vanity as you’d like, without looking strange. In this example, the horizontal tiles travel up the entire wall above the vanity. The tile wall catches your eye so quickly that you have little time to analyze the size of the bath. You’ll be fixated on the design behind the mirror instead of the square footage.

3. Stack Thin Rectangular Tiles Vertically

Make your ceiling appear even higher by stacking thin, rectangular tiles in a vertical manner. The layout of your tile will have a lot to do with how small or large your bathroom appears to the eye. Orienting a tile pattern vertically emphasizes the height of a space instead of the width. Easily lift the ceiling height in a compact bathroom by implementing tile that draws the eye upward.

This bathroom remodeling design idea is proof that small bathrooms don’t have to be boring. You can see for yourself how gorgeous a vertical display of black and white tiles on the bottom half of the wall presents itself. This unique tile layout immediately grabs your attention and pulls your eye to travel both vertically and horizontally, which makes the room look bigger. Hues of black, white and gray come together to bring a sense of elegance and sophistication to this bathroom.

4. Use Large Patterns

Large tile patterns may appear as wallpaper at first glance. The difference is that mosaic tile walls have the appeal of luxury without the hefty cost. The large circles open up the space and the colors glisten in the light. The wall projects a continuous design and visual intrigue. Using large tile patterns in a small space actually make it appear larger because there are less distinguished grout joints, therefore reducing the lines that appear to the eye.

5. Choose Mirrored or Glass Tiles

If you’re looking to really disguise the size of your bathroom, then installing mirrored orglass tiles is for you. The reflective properties and shine will magnify all the right features of your small bath. Pair these tiles with white accents and large tile floors for the ultimate small bath transformation.

The vertical stripes of sparkly tile in this bathroom make a statement without appearing overbearing. Another great idea is to border a mirror with glass tiles.

Bathroom Backsplash Ideas

Adding a backsplash is a great way to enhance the appearance of your bathroom. Many homeowners think about using a backsplash in their kitchen, but don’t realize how many options there are for the bathroom too. It’s simply a matter of deciding what your taste is and how much you want to add.

There are so many different backsplash materials, colors, designs and trends to choose from, that it can be overwhelming if you aren’t fully informed before you start shopping. This article outlines exactly what you need to know about bathroom backsplash, so you can pick a style that’s right for you and your home.

Materials

Think about what features you care about most when selecting a material. Is it ease of cleaning, durability or visual appeal? Below are some different ideas to get you thinking about what you might like.

Natural stacked stone and stone river rock tiles create a textured and natural look in the bathroom. Get creative with the color, design and type of stone or rock. If stone isn’t your thing, you can aim for something similar like brick. Ceramic tile is always a popular option with homeowners because it’s cost effective, environmentally friendly and easy to clean and maintain. If you’re looking for something a little more glamorous, Corian is a solid surface material which looks a lot like tile. It’s visually appealing, easy to clean and built to last a lifetime. Believe it or not, stainless steel is also being used as a backsplash in the bathroom!

All I can say is, gorgeous! New Ravenna Mosaics is a designer and manufacturer of handcrafted stone and glass mosaic tiles for both residential and commercial installations. The company’s products are formed into decorative borders and murals such as this one pictured above. This specific image is called Climbing Vines and is a jewel glass waterjet mosaic with Aquamarine leaves and Quartz vines.

Colors

Don’t be afraid to use a backsplash to add color and life back into your bathroom. Light blue and tone-on-tone (multi-color) are just a few ideas that will work well. Create a cheerful look with shades of green, blue or yellow. If you’re the type that likes to make a statement, then pick something bold or vibrant such as deep red or purple. While using a deep blue or red tile might be a brave move, it would also be unique and eye-catching.

Never underestimate the value of installing neutral mosaics or using a gray color scheme to get a clean and classic look. Both of these ideas are far from boring, and in fact, they will create a calming and trendy bathroom. If you need a little more flair, then think about working with different shades or adding something for texture.