Creating a Year-Round Bathroom Getaway

With summer drawing to an end, everyone is starting to feel the gloom of fall. But just because this season is over, doesn’t mean your rest and relaxation has to be. There are many ways to convert your bath into a year-round getaway.

Color. What you see is what you get. So, if the bathroom walls are boring egg shell, there’s not going to be much comfort and relaxation. The best way to go is simple. Choose a color that provides an ambiance of peace. Nature colors are very calming. Decide from greens, browns and grays. Neutral colors are especially better for smaller bathrooms. The lighter, the better; this gives the illusion of more space.

Lighting. With late night soaks in the tub, it is always appropriate to use recessed ceiling lights or wall sconces. Even better, lights with dim control. Lower lighting will provide a very calming effect. Be sure to have a professional do this install, since major electric work goes into it.

Wood Tile. Wood always provides a feeling of comfort, and will definitely provide a very spa-like look to the bathroom. There are many new alternatives to wood that won’t warp or wear. One example is faux wood tile, which looks like wood, but is actually ceramic or porcelain. With various designs and wood-like patterns, it’s sure to add some warmth to the spa design of your bath.

Remove Clutter. Remove the stress of clutter. Find places to hide toiletries and other daily used products to give your countertop a cleaner look. While in smaller bathrooms, this might be difficult, there are many products that can be purchased to store necessities away in a convenient manner. In situations where displaying your personal items is unavoidable, purchase accessories for storage that look like part of the décor.

Bathing Options. Nothing says spa like a deep soaking tub. Before, the only way to have one of these was in a large bathroom. However, there are new designs that will fit in any size space.

Not a tub person? There are other options. Consider a massage shower head. It’s something that most people will use daily, and doesn’t take up much space.

Smell and Sound. Aromatherapy is key. Strategically place the candle of your choice in your bathroom for that relaxing feel that is well deserved. Oil diffusers can also be used for a more safety conscious home. In addition to relaxing aroma, add a Bluetooth speaker or small radio to your bathroom for soothing sounds.

Converting a bathroom space into a spa is not very far-fetched. By looking into affordable options with fixtures and easy renovations, a sanctuary can be created in no time.

Getting Your Bathroom Retirement Ready


Is Your Bathroom Retirement Ready?

Most people will buy and sell a house at least twice over the course of their adult lives. When you start out you purchase a “starter home”, something smaller, quaint for a small family, couple or a single person. As your get older you marry and start a family or your family grows and your income increases all of which drive you to sell that starter home and purchase a larger one. Then as the children grow up and move away you might sell again to “downsize” and get ready for retirement. Continue reading

The Reality Of A Bathroom Makeover


The day is finally here, you have made up your mind and you are going to renovate your bathroom. But you are not really sure what the cost of it will be. You are looking at contractors and taking bids on the labor and you know you have some variables to think about; How old are the pipes? Will I need new plumbing? Would it be more cost effective in the long run to replace the copper lines? How do I plan a budget? Continue reading

Tips to De-Clutter and Brighten Your Bathroom


Bathrooms like a kitchen just seem to attract clutter, it doesn’t matter how big or how small it is you can just walk in some days and think the closet or cabinets just exploded all over the room. There are some easy fixes to take care of this and make your life easier and more comfortable. So, take a deep breath and let’s dive in! Continue reading

Have a Spa Experience in Your Home!


Turn Your Bathroom Into A Spa

After a long day at work of with the kids and all you want to do is relax like you are at a spa. You finally have a few minutes to yourself and that tub is calling your name! You pour yourself something cold to drink, light some candles, run a nice warm bath with bubbles or essential oils. Then close the door, turn on the music and let the warm water and aroma take all your worries of the day away. Continue reading

Designing a Bathroom For The Whole Family

Design Your Bathroom With Hastings! 



Bathrooms can be a very personal room in the house, and designing a room that the whole family can be comfortably in can sometimes be a challenge. We tend to design a room to our tastes and sometimes forget we are not to only ones to use that room. There are several things that need to be taken into consideration. Continue reading

Hastings Will Bring Luxury To Your Bathroom


If you are looking to upgrade a space in your home, Hastings is one of the manufactures that specializes in luxury from faucets and bathroom furniture, to interior design pieces to accentuate you home. Hastings is known worldwide for their contemporary and traditional designs and get their materials only from the best manufactures in Europe. Continue reading

Which Showerhead is Right For You?

First thing every morning you take a shower to wake up, the end of the day you take a shower to wash off the day and your troubles. Your shower might be yours or you might be in a hotel or at someone’s house. Either way we are all in a quest for the perfect shower, just enough pressure and spray that helps to melt your troubles and grime away. There are so many different showerheads and now you can get a shower system that gives you the “spa experience” you just need to find the one that is best for you.

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Get Artsy In The Bathroom!


When you think of art you think of Picasso, Rembrandt, paintings, pottery or photos but art can be found in many forms. When you talk about art in the bathroom it is not confined to images in photos or on canvas, pottery or glass vases and figurines. It is cabinetry, sinks, tubs, flooring, wall coverings and so much more! You can make a difference, add personal touches, and bring out your personality in these items without cluttering a room. Continue reading