Cost Effective Solutions for Turning Your Bathroom Into Your Very Own Spa

Posted on: 2013-01-31

The latest home improvement trend involves completely renovating a bathroom, turning it into a larger, spa-like space with a separate whirlpool bathtub, stone-lined shower, and plenty of lighting. Some even go so far as to include mirrors that turn into television sets and heated flooring. The only downfall is that turning your bathroom into a spa can be on the expensive side. Are there any budget-friendly spa-like luxuries that can be added to your existing bathroom? Of course there are! Here are a few suggestions:

A Showerhead With a Rain Setting

This is the most popular addition to a spa-like bathroom. The rain setting makes every show feel more luxurious – and if you close your eyes, you can pretend that you are showering outside in an exotic location, instead of inside your house. While these cost slightly more than the average showerhead, they are still less expensive than a total bathroom makeover.

Glass Shower Doors

Fabric and plastic shower curtains are not very spa like. Upgrading to a set of glass doors for your shower will cost far less than a total upgrade, although they can slightly tricky to install. The trouble is worthwhile, as these types of doors will add an upscale touch to your otherwise utilitarian bathroom.

Purchase Heated Towel Racks

There are many budget-friendly options that plug into the wall and use a simple protected light bulb to warm up the towels. Nothing says “spa” like emerging from the shower and reaching for a nice, warm towel. Set Your Lights on a Dimmer Switch A simple “switch” from a regular light switch to one that works on a dimmer will allow you to adjust the lighting as you see fit. These dimmer switches are fairly inexpensive, easy to install, and you can have mood lighting in your bathroom within minutes.