Upgrades to Make Your Bathroom a Luxurious Getaway

As the economy improves and people start to reinvest in their homes, bathrooms have a new focus for several reasons. One is the fact that an upgraded bathroom can increase resale value down the road, so an investment for your pleasure and comfort now can yield good results should you decide to sell your house someday. Another reason bathroom upgrades are so popular is because of that very comfort that can be achieved with some of today’s luxurious options. Busy people with busy lives relish the idea of a bathroom with a nice, deep soaking tub with hydrotherapy jets, an upgraded walk-in ceramic tile shower with a full glass enclosure and more.

Bathtub Upgrades

As shower/tub combinations are relegated to Jack and Jill bathrooms and guest bathrooms, people want more for their master baths. A person’s choice in style of tub will depend on their personal taste. A jetted tub can provide a full body massage, which some people find to be the height of luxury. Others want a calmer bathing experience and opt for a garden tub or soaking tub that they can sink into and read, listen to music, or just meditate and relax.  Additionally, many homeowners are increasing the amount of natural light in their bathrooms, adding skylights, sola-tubes, and windows, so the bathing experience is enhanced by either natural sunlight or twinkling starlight.

Upgrade the Décor

When upgrading a bathroom, people often decide to upgrade from linoleum or vinyl tile and instead opt for shower enclosures, floors and countertops with materials like granite and ceramic tile. These materials last longer than their synthetic counterparts and add a lot of resale value to your home. Less labor intensive décor changes include light and plumbing fixture upgrades – from the outdated brass to brushed nickel or antique bronze. Manufacturers offer more finishes for bathroom fixtures so you can match your fixtures to the overall feel of your new bathroom.

Other improvements can occur in the small details. Plush bathroom rugs, soft, 100% cotton towels, scented candles or even a larger chandelier can make feel spa-like.

From the shower to the bathtub to the rugs on the floor, your bathroom can be an oasis of relaxation to help you unwind from the stresses of everyday life. Some studies have even shown that hydrotherapy can improve circulation and combat the symptoms of certain diseases. When choosing your next home improvement project, or if you’re building a new home in Virginia and want to spend a little more on some custom features, consider the bathroom for health, well-being and luxury.