Have you ever spent an afternoon at a day spa? The whole spa experience is designed to encompass all of your senses, touching and relaxing you in way that a simple foot massage or aromatherapy session can’t do on it’s own. Many homeowners try to recreate the spa experience at home. The key to a successful bathroom remodel in Southeastern Massachusetts that truly emulates the typical spa experience is to add features that will stimulate and satisfy the five senses: sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. Ignore one of your senses and it just won’t be the same; but if you can find a way to add bathroom remodeling materials, such as quality New Bedford bathroom vanities and top quality bathroom cabinets, that create that experience at home, you will have a truly enjoyable and relaxing bathroom.
The first sense that we want to address with a home remodeling project is sight. The things that we see will positively or negatively impact our experience, so it is important to get this part right. Think back to your own spa experience and then translate that into the bathroom remodeling materials that you purchase. Most spas have a sort of minimalist appeal, which can help to make any room appear larger, feel more spacious, and create a relaxing atmosphere. Clutter makes people feel anxious, so the more clean surfaces you can create by adding more storage in New Bedford bathroom vanities and other top quality bathroom cabinets to store your toiletry items, the better.
Natural colors are also a hallmark of a spa-like experience, so choose colors that you would see in nature, such as browns, greens, and grays. Small bathrooms benefit from lighter colors, and larger bathrooms can take on darker color schemes. Dimming lights, wood elements, candles, lightly colored glass jars, and soft, pastel-colored towels that are rolled up and stored neatly on a shelf will complement the other items that you include in your bathroom remodel in Southeastern Massachusetts. When you visit the Cabinet Factory Outlet in Swansea, think about how the bathroom remodeling materials that you are considering going with your spa theme, including vanities, cabinets, flooring, countertops, and even the hardware.
While you can use a Bluetooth speaker to connect your playlist through your phone, there are other ways to add sound to a small space like a bathroom. Consider adding a voice-controlled speaker, such as the Google Home or the Amazon Echo. It can be plugged in at a safe distance away from sinks, tubs, and showers, offering access to playlists, relaxing music genres, and other entertainment while you soak out in the tub or spend hours grooming in peace and quiet. Some homeowners choose to add a flat-screen TV to the bathroom, but if your goal is to have a spa-like experience, a television doesn’t necessarily create a tranquil space for relaxation.
In addition to that “new bathroom smell” that you get when you upgrade to top quality bathroom cabinets or New Bedford bathroom vanities, you should consider adding layers of calming scents through the use of candles, plug-in oil scents, and other aromatherapy features. Studies show that scent can improve your mood and, in some instances, have a positive effect on health. Scented soaps can also influence how we feel. Lavender, chamomile, and even jasmine-scented baths can help to improve relaxation and sleep in the evening, while peppermint, coffee, and citrus-scented soaps can wake us up in the morning.
The first thing most people think about when considering bathroom remodeling materials that relate to touch is the popular spa-like shower heads that provide a relaxing massage. Some models have multiple jets and settings, as well as a specific temperature setting option for up to two people, depending on your needs. However, a large soaking tub can also bring a lot of comfort after a long, difficult day at work. You can stow bubble baths, bath bombs, and other useful products inside top quality bathroom cabinets or in colorful jars that surround the tub to create an oasis of relaxation in your own home. Another popular option that is very welcome in a New England winter is the hot towel warmer. It’s a great way to wrap up into comfort after a relaxing bath or massaging shower. Consider adding at least one of these features to your bathroom remodel in Southeastern Massachusetts to include touch sensory items for a true spa-like experience.
Consider adding a tub tray to hold a glass of wine or champagne, your favorite caffeinated drink, little bottles of flavored water, and maybe even a bowl of fresh fruit to snack on while you soak in the tub. There are many options; some might also coordinate with the look and feel of your New Bedford bathroom vanities and top quality cabinets that you choose for your remodeling project. While taste is not necessarily an essential spa experience, it can help you to layer in all five senses into your brand new spa-like bathroom.
Visit the Cabinet Factory Outlet in Swansea, MA
If you are ready to start shopping for bathroom remodeling materials to use in your bathroom remodel in Southeastern Massachusetts, make sure to stop by our showroom to see our full line-up of beautiful top quality bathroom cabinets and vanities. Consider the Fairfield Golden Bathroom Vanity or the Designer Concord Bathroom Vanity, both of which will help to create a spa-like experience in your home. Give us a call at 508-379-6154 to learn more about our New Bedford bathroom vanities or to inquire about our hours and location.