A woman (or man) needs a place where she (or he) can unwind and let go of all the stress of the day. A place to just sit back, relax, dim the lights, light some incense, play a "sounds of the rainforest" CD or even some Kenny G. (I'm not judging) and woosahh it all away.
Sounds great, huh? Well, unfortunately the Y frowns upon this type of behavior and since nobody can afford to go to the spa every single day, why not bring a little bit of the spa home to you, instead with these tips and design ideas from PlumbTile.
Luckily, marble and granite is becoming more and more affordable, especially for smaller uses like counter tops and basins, so if you're gonna splurge anywhere in a bathroom remodel, I highly suggest going with a natural stone.
Choose a dimming light fixture if available. This simple step will go a long way in setting the mood for your dream spa bathroom. If a dimmer is not available, you could get creative and just remove a bulb from your fixture and call it even. (joking)
When it comes to towels, the fluffier the better, in my opinion. You could even splurge on a heated towel rack for the ultimate home spa experience. (Or you could totally cheat and just throw your towel in the dryer for 20 minutes or so, while you're enjoying your bubble bath)
Choose an "accent" color to contrast the warm earth tones of the floors and vanity. Blues and greens are really hot right now and you can find lots of bath accessories that will add a pop of color right where you need it. Think towels, toothbrush holders, waste baskets and such.
I know, I get it, it is a very novel idea, but one you can totally do, I promise.
Start by clearing the clutter from the counters. Hide that crap underneath the vanity like any normal person would or just throw it away.
If you find a half empty tube of toothpaste with a random hair sticking out of it, in the bottom of the medicine cabinet, let it go. Just let it go. Toothpaste is only a dollar at the dollar store, you do not need that random hair infested tube of crap bringing negativity into your new zen space.
Stand in the aisle and smell every single bottle of bubble bath, body wash, shampoo, conditioner there is, then bring 'em home and lock yourself in the bathroom for an hour (or more, not judging, some days are harder than others).
Tell hubby he has the kids and take a minute (or sixty-five) for yourself. Grab your mp3 player or phone and all your smelly goods and just disappear. You deserve it. Being a Mom can be hard sometimes, but it is the best "job" you will ever have.
Those little (and not-so-little too) people need you to be at your absolute best and you just can't do that if you're stressed to the max with no relief in sight, so treat yourself to a bubble bath tonight. It sounds like a simple fix and it is, really, but the effects will be long lasting and probably very much appreciated by your family.