Create a Bathroom Spa on a Budget

Create a Bathroom Spa on a Budget

A trip to the spa is luxury but not everyone has the time or means but that doesn’t mean you have to forego the indulgence and comfort in your home. A skilled bathroom designer can help you turn your ordinary bathroom into a lavish home spa.

The following are tips to help you learn how to transform your ordinary bathroom into a budget friendly opulent home spa.

Setting the Tone

The visual appeal of your bathroom can make or break its relaxing atmosphere. You will want to incorporate elements from commercial spas you have visited into your home spa. What is the one thing that makes a spa feel relaxing? Perhaps it is the feeling of serenity–the feeling you get when you are able to leave your troubles behind. Is it the feeling of being pampered? An expert bathroom designer will be able to help you set the tone you are looking for.

Spa-like Fixtures

In homes that have a large bathroom choosing a whirlpool tub or a large soaking tub or a combination of each can help you let go of the stresses of daily life. A real treat for your spa is a home sauna if you have the space. Today’s home saunas use less space than you imagine and can be an ideal way to unwind from a hectic day.

If you don’t have room for a bathtub or sauna choose a comfortable sized walk-in shower with a showerhead with multiple spray features. If your budget and hot water capacity allows another option to consider is a shower with body spray heads or a steam shower.

Another luxury you won’t want to do without is a towel warmer.

A bathroom designer can help you choose the appropriate fixtures for your bathroom spa.


Choose lighting that will create a relaxing atmosphere in your bathroom. Lighting that make you feel like you are in a spotlight is not conducive to a relaxing atmosphere. Choosing recessed lighting with dimmer switches will give your bathroom a spa-like ambience. Dimmer controlled lights require a special dimmer switch and bulbs that are dimmable.

Add Warmth to the Room

Along with the modern spa-like fixtures you will want to add warmth to the room as well. Nothing says warmth better than wood. Faux wood tiles on the floor will create a warm feeling that is durable and resistant to water. Choose a pattern that compliments your vanity and cabinets to help give your home spa a relaxing and welcoming feel.


An expert bathroom designer at iRemodel will be able to help you sort through all of the available options to choose the lighting, fixtures, and tone you are looking for to create a space that is well-appointed and within your budget. Call us at (416) 825-2542 for a free estimate!