Spa-Inspired Features for Your New Bathroom

Posted by Jim Walker on May 16, 2018 1:53:00 PM

From building basement gyms to working from home, a trend toward simplified and centralized in-home amenities has been one of the hallmarks of the twenty-first century.

As experts at marrying the charm of old homes with the convenience of modern technologies, we see the incorporation of these bathroom spa features into residential homes as an exciting continuation of that movement.

Never Step on Cold Tile Again

Heated floors have been in vogue for a while, but that doesn’t mean they’ve become a standard feature in every bathroom. Everyone has experienced the unpleasant sensation of stepping onto cold tile after a warm shower, especially during winter, and nothing is less conducive to a spa-inspired atmosphere. Just like heated car seats, a heated bathroom floor is a luxury you won’t want to forgo once you’ve experienced it.

You Don’t Have to Feel Cold When You Leave Your Shower

We’ve all heard of warming drawers in the kitchen, so why not in the bathroom? Wrapping yourself into a towel that’s been stored in a warming drawer continues the soothing experience of your shower rather than abruptly ending it.

There’s an App for That

These days, it seems like there’s an app for everything, and we can all thank the geniuses who have carried that concept over into bathroom technology. Now, you can tap your phone to set the temperature of the water in your shower, start heating your steam shower, and control various lighting settings in your mirrors. On a related note, you can even incorporate a mini TV screen into your vanity mirror so that you can catch your favorite show wherever you are in your  home.

Rock On

Ready to take singing in the shower to the next level? For those of us who use music to relax, it’s time to install a water-proof speaker in your shower. Now you can tell Alexa to play certain songs in your shower itself instead of straining to hear beyond the sound of the water. This shower below has a built in speaker in the shower head- how cool is that?

Wet Bars

Our last bathroom spa feature is for those of us who aren’t morning people. Sometimes, it’s hard to know whether to step into the shower or make a cup of coffee first. With a wet bar in your bathroom, you can do both at once, allowing you to get ready for the day in every way.

If, on the other hand, you go to the shower to unwind after a long day at work, now you can add a glass of chilled wine or a pre-prandial cocktail to your routine. We’ll raise a glass to that!

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Topics: Bathroom Remodeling, Design