People have appreciated the power of water for generations. The strong soothing and healing powers of water are recognized by millions across the globe, and thousands have flocked to ocean coasts, lakes, hot springs, and public baths in search of water’s benefits. All of these habits are precisely why so many bathrooms have become modern in-home spa retreats. Daily rejuvenation is more relaxing in the comfort of the home.
The in-home spa experience begins with a vision. This vision includes the décor, fixtures and overall attitude of the desired room. Aside from slipping into the finished bathtub for the first time, dreaming is probably the best part of the whole renovation process.
To get ideas for your dream bathroom, you could dive headlong into the world of color schemes and design elements by watching HGTV or flipping through a favorite magazine, but while these are excellent resources, they can be very confusing without proper preparation. Narrowing a focus before shopping around will help keep the renovation a fun project rather than a nightmare, so remember that all plans that are successfully executed have two things in common: organization and coherent themes. A well-thought-out theme will bring any room together regardless the budget.
Narrowing down your options
Every bathroom remodel begins with a theme in mind. Limit the color pallet and fixture style into a manageable collection to really move the process along. Careful consideration during this stage will produce a room with a holistic theme and harmony.
The myriad of possible themes could dance a dervish around any renovator. Most modern spa styles lean towards greens, blues, and neutral color pallets, and some popular themes invoke beaches, water, soothing forests, or Asian-inspired atmospheres.
The other side of the spectrum is sleek modernity. A pallet of bright white accented with bold colors, grays, or black lends a modern feel to the bathroom, and clean, crisp lines and shapes will leave no doubt that that this is a 21st century design. If more luxury is desired, you can bring in warm earth tones with rich accents like wood or thick, flowing fabric.
When deciding on a design theme, you’ll have to determine what works best for you. What purpose will this bathroom serve? Is it the master bath or a shared children’s bathroom? Will it invite guests or indulge an elderly couple? Always tailor the bathroom to its own individual use; a bathroom that does not fit its purpose will not be a relaxing sanctuary.
The dream is becoming a reality in sketches or pictures on a page. Now it’s time to start flipping through magazines and shopping around to fulfill that perfect dream. Staying organized during this part of the process will help you make a smooth transition between daydreaming and talking with a contractor.
To help make your vision clear, cut out and arrange pictures of elements of bathrooms that appeal to you. Write down measurements and ideas on the picture, and keep a three ring binder handy to safely and neatly store your plans. This design book will give you the place to arrange several different realizations of the dream before deciding anything.
Choosing a theme before discussing price, creating a specific space or looking at materials is essential. This theme will bring the entire room together to help you achieve a dream quality, in-home spa. So go ahead: Sit back, relax and dream.
When you’re ready to start building, it’s crucial that you choose the right contractor. Whereas the wrong contractor could complete shoddy work, go over budget, complete projects after deadline, or give you a low initial estimate only to overcharge you later, the right contractor will complete the work you need on-time, on-budget, and exactly to your specifications. If you’re in the DC/MD/VA area, then Hartman Construction is the right contractor for you. Whether you’re in need of residential or commercial work, Hartman has the expert staff to complete the job. For more information, visit Hartman online today.
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