7 Tips for Creating a Spa-Like Bathroom

49e636e39da4fee0927a773d6732e96aGoing to the spa is an expensive proposition—not to mention costly in terms of time. Bringing the relaxation of the spa to your own home, however, means that you can kick back and relax whenever you like. A simple bathroom redesign can be enough to completely change the way your bathroom feels, leaving relaxation just a few steps away when you need it most.

Less Is More

When creating a restful, relaxing space, start by decluttering. Clear your bathroom of all those visual distractions that make it so hard to simply close your eyes and take a few slow, deep breaths. This is particularly true when it comes to unused toiletry products. Give yourself permission to throw away products that you don’t like, don’t use or that turned out to be not “right” for you. Instead, invest in a few simple, quality products that you really love. Can’t bring yourself to part with your lotion collection? Tuck it out of sight where the clutter won’t distract you from your goal of relaxation.

Calming Colors

Your bathroom color scheme should be designed to inspire relaxation. Try a nature-inspired look that uses natural tones to create the effect you’re looking for. A calm, peaceful room can use rich browns, peaceful sky or ocean-colored blues, or a variety of greens to help you relax as soon as you walk inside.

Don’t Ignore the Flooring

A wood flooring is a great way to add to that rustic feel, but it’s not a great choice in your bathroom because the dampness can cause problems. Instead, try a faux wood tile that can be designed to match any bathroom color scheme. Choose a flooring that will feel great under your feet, helping relieve the tension of a long day’s work.

Decorative Tile: Just the Right Touch

Tile designs within our bathroom can add the perfect decorative touch. It should be subtle, to help inspire relaxation. Your tile, however, can also add unexpected elements to your bathroom decor or create a focal point to help add to the design. Click here for some tile inspiration.

Watch the Lighting

Many bathrooms have harsh lighting. When you’re putting on your makeup or styling your hair, you might need that extra touch of brightness. When you’re heading into your bathroom to relax, however, you don’t need a glare that pierces your eyes even when they’re closed. Install a dimmer switch or include softer lighting options so that when you’re relaxing in your bathroom, you can fully enjoy every aspect of the experience.

Invite Mother Nature Inside

Even if you have a black thumb instead of a green one, plants are pretty easy to keep alive in a bathroom. Try an aloe  plant or bamboo for a pleasing, relaxing look that will help purify the air, allowing you to breathe deeper as soon as you set foot in your bathroom. Philodendrons are also a great option.

Don’t Forget Scents

Using aromatherapy in your bathroom is the perfect final touch for your spa experience. Choose a scent that appeals to you and will help you relax every time you smell it, and try to use that scent across several products. Essential oils in a diffuser are one great way to create a scent you’ll love, but you can also use it across your lotions and soaps to help create the ultimate spa experience while leaving your skin soft and moisturized. You might try wild vanilla or mix in a fruity cherry blossom; you can also try sweet florals like jasmine and rose. For a more traditionally relaxing scent, you can’t go wrong with lavender, while eucalyptus will help clear your nose and increase your energy.

Getting the relaxing experience you deserve doesn’t have to be costly. In fact, you might never need to leave the comforts of home! Enjoy your spa bathroom whenever you like, taking advantage of the serenity of your new design to de-stress after a hard day or increase your energy when you need it most. The changes don’t have to be difficult or costly. Sometimes, a little time and effort is all that’s needed to transform your bathroom permanently.

By Fay Wein 

About the Author

Greg DiGiorgio is a highly reviewed Arlington MA Realtor who is a dedicated, passionate, and market-savvy professional who puts his clients’ satisfaction before all else. His attention to detail, superior people skills, broad knowledge of the real estate industry as a whole, and his pure determination to indulge his clients with first class service sets him apart. In addition to Greg being an Accredited Buyers Representative-ABR, he understands the power of creative, well-organized and highly effective marketing and offers customized marketing plans that maximize property exposure to the most qualified buyers. He has appeared several times on Fox 25 News where he was interviewed on current market trends and conditions. A real estate transaction is really about managing people, their desires and their finances. It is an intricate and consequential negotiation.

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Greg grew up in the Greater Boston area and has a deep appreciation for the North East way of life. He attended The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, with a concentration in Marketing Research. Greg’s professional background is rooted in the technology sales & marketing. As a result, he learned to adapt to many different people and situations quickly and competitively. The insight that he has gained from many years of involvement in bringing all components of a transaction together smoothly has granted him a unique perspective and approach to the real estate industry. His enthusiasm and tenacity has allowed him to emerge as one of Greater Boston’s finest Realtors, and one of the highest reviewed amongst Arlington MA Realtors!

My Goal

My goal is to provide the best experience possible to my clients while helping them achieve their real estate goals. My streamline systems and use of technology ensure a smooth ride along the way. Whether it’s a first-time buyer, a seller, or investor, I strive to gain lifelong clients and friends by providing them with a fun, relaxing, but yet educational experience throughout the entire process.

Objectives for my Buyer Clients

Counsel session to determine wants & needsSchedule times to view properties

Run comparable analysis report for subject property

Help negotiate terms of the offer

Provided options for home inspectors

Help negotiate & finalize terms of Purchase & Sale Agreement

Assist in finalizing finances with Mortgage Broker

Handle any other paperwork and/or tasks including meeting mortgage commitment deadlines to making sure the transaction closes on time.

I keep an open door policy with all my clients even after the sale should they have any questions, or need help with any of their real estate needs. The closing of a real estate transaction is not the end, but just the beginning of a relationship.

Objectives for my Seller Clients

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Explain the home selling process thoroughly

Discuss agency relationship

Price your home accurately

Stage your home for sale

Plan & implement a proven & innovative marketing plan

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Follow up with open house leads & showing brokers to obtain feedback

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Winner of Leading Edge Real Estate’s Outstanding Creative Marketing Award. Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)

Member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM)

Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker

Member of Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB)

Member of National Association of REALTORS (NAR)

Zoning & Building Codes Certificate

Residential New Construction Certificate

Title V Certificate