Imagine, for a moment, if you could step out of bed in the morning and head to the spa … in your very own home. Imagine having a room in your house where you’d find the steam shower, the jacuzzi tub, massage tables, skin treatments, pedicure tables … in short, everything you might want for the perfect spa experience.
What a way to start the day!
Well, the home spa experience is no longer a stretch of the imagination. It’s a reality – in some form or another – for a lot of people. The beauty of it is that you don’t even need to be living in a mansion in order to accommodate it. One more important point, too: home spas can be as affordable as you need them to be.
There’s been such a growing interest in the spa experience worldwide that manufacturers of spa equipment have begun designing smaller pieces for home use.
Need some ideas for your own home spa. This one out of Architectural Digest might be beyond the reach of most of us, but the concept remains the same. The spa pictured here was put into a very large home in Colorado. But, the idea of lots of windows that allow natural light to penetrate the room is a key feature to a spa.
Use lots of glass and light-colored materials to create a sense of openness and air. Even in a small bathroom, it’s possible to achieve a spa-like ambience with soft, neutral paint colors, and natural wood and stone.
Don’t forget about the outdoors. Most people think of the spa as an indoor experience. Certainly, if you live in colder climes, that makes a lot of sense. Build your home spa with operable windows so you can throw them open for three out of four seasons allowing fresh air into the space. For anyone living in a warmer year-round climate, consider adding an outdoor spa to your backyard. Planting the right vegetation not only creates privacy and a beautiful surrounding, certain plants can act as water filters keeping not just the air, but the water, pure and clean, too.
What spa element would you most like to add to your home?