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9 Ways to Turn Your Bathroom Into a Retreat

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9 Ways to Turn Your Bathroom Into a Retreat

by Yamini Mudaliar, Networx

We all love a little “me time,” don’t we? I am talking about pure self indulgence, time you spend on yourself, for making you feel better.

Imagine the scent of lavender and fresh lilies wafting from the vase, brown sugar and vanilla after a nice pedicure, the sound of your favorite music and a warm bath robe embracing you after a soak from a bath enriched with natural oils and floating spa lights. Sounds out of this world?  I’ll show you how to make this happen at your home, in your very own bathroom.

Here are a few changes you can make that will encourage you to have more “me time”:

1. Rain Shower Heads

If you prefer a shower to the tub, then this is a good option. Unlike the usual shower, which shoots water at an angle, this shower takes advantage of gravity by throwing water at 90 degrees, as if you were standing in the rain, The only difference is that the water temperature can be adjusted to suit individual needs. These shower heads are now available with the WaterSense certification–EPA Partnership. It’s an inexpensive addition that will upgrade your shower to a spa!

2. Spa Robes

Why do only hotels carry them? Why can’t we treat ourselves luxuriously at home? Suggested material for a spa robe is terry cotton, or cotton velour and terry. The latter has a soft velvet look on the outside but absorbs like terry from the inside. You can also have your robe monogrammed to get some custom luxury.

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4:37PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

Some of these sound very... expensive.
Not everyone can afford a spa in their bathroom, you know.

1:30PM PST on Mar 1, 2013

Nice, thanks!

7:54AM PST on Feb 21, 2013

Thank you

8:37AM PST on Feb 20, 2013

i've just had the old bathroom ripped out and the partition wall separating the bathroom from the toilet down, making the space bigger. we've had a towel radiator put in [as there was NO radiator in either previously] and i bought a store box [contains all the extra bottles of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel etc] with a sit-on lid from ikea several years ago when we were renting [they still sell them] which was living in the hallway. once the new floor gets put in, that box will be back in the bathroom where it belongs!

12:44AM PDT on Jul 28, 2011

Interesting! Thanks for posting.

9:22PM PDT on Jun 4, 2011

The first thing I need is a bathroom that looks like the ones in the magazines.

6:25PM PDT on May 5, 2011

Thanks!

8:59AM PDT on May 3, 2011

nice ideas

8:59AM PDT on Apr 28, 2011

OOoh I love the floating lights and the rain shower head. I've been wanting a small chair next to my tub forever, but unfortunately the spot is taken up by an UGLY pedestal my bf bought :(

2:33PM PDT on Apr 4, 2011

ty

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