Featured Image: Themar Bianco Lasa Matte 12”x24” Shower Tile from Arizona Tile
What could be better than going out for a much-needed spa day? Having a gorgeous, luxurious spa right in your own home! If you’ve set your sights on creating a DIY home spa for everyday relaxation, you’re in for a treat. The perfect spa-like bathroom doesn’t have to be a huge expense. Here are some ideas that will have a big part in creating that peaceful (yet affordable) spa space right in the comfort of your home.
Image: Eramosa Carbon Porcelain Wood-Look Basketweave Accent Shower Tile from Arizona Tile
Fake It Til You Make It
If you’d love to find tile that can give your bathroom an elegant look without breaking the bank, there are plenty of more affordable options that don’t miss out on style. Bring a spa-like quality to the space with sleek, chic porcelain and ceramic tiles that emulate the look of popular materials like marble and hardwood. Opt for soft tones and soothing neutrals in varieties like Eramosa (wood-look) or Themar (marble-look). Typically less expensive than stone tile, porcelain is also super low-maintenance, so you can relax when it comes to the upkeep of your home spa.
Accents that Shine
Re-tiling an entire bathroom or shower is sometimes a quick way to max out your remodel budget. If you’re looking for ways to save on your renovation (so you can splurge on that amazing bath tub), remember that a little accent tile can go a long way. If your budget isn’t cut out for a full marble shower, no worries. You can still choose a luxurious marble tile you absolutely love and simply use it more sparingly.
Image: Smooth Tin Bathroom Shower Ceramic Wall Tile from Arizona Tile
Rather than a full shower, use the marble as an accent to another tile that’s more simple and affordable (ceramic tile, anyone?). Get creative with a sleek marble border, edging, or accent wall to achieve a chic, spa-quality look without using up your entire budget.
Maybe heated tile floors aren’t quite in the budget. But there are plenty of ways to add literal and visual warmth to your spa-like bathroom haven. Towel-warming racks, rails or drawers are an affordable way to add a touch of luxury you’re sure to appreciate after a long bath. There’s nothing better than a warm towel or robe to complete the spa experience!
Lighting is also key here. Opt for light fixtures and bulbs that are on the warmer side of the light spectrum so your spa bathroom doesn’t feel cold and stark. Light dimmers and candles are a must for achieving that soothing spa feel.