There is no denying that the bathroom is one of the rooms in the home that tends to be neglected and overlooked.  We often view the bathroom as a functional place whereby we simply get ready and brush our teeth in the morning.  However, whether you’re purchasing a vacation property or kitting out an overseas home, your bathroom should be so much more than this.

It should be a place where you are able to relax and unwind.  If you think about it, when we want to relax in our daily lives, we often think about booking a trip to a spa for a bit of a pampering session.  So, why not create the feeling of a spa in your own bathroom?  Why not make sure that your bathroom is one of the standout rooms in your home, rather than being an afterthought?

It makes sense to really put a lot of time and effort into designing your bathroom because your bathroom can add heaps of value to your property.  It doesn’t matter whether or not you are planning to sell your property in the near future, rent it to tourists, or have no intention of doing so just yet, a new bathroom can add plenty of value when you come to resell your property.  You will make a return on your investment by spending a bit of time and money on this room.

However, you may not know where to begin when it comes to designing a beautiful and stylish bathroom.  A lot of people think that they need to spend a fortune in order to create a luxurious and relaxing space.  This is not the case.  While there are some changes that will cost a lot of money, for example, if you have a new bath installed, there are also a number of different changes you can make that will not cost a lot of money but will have a big impact.

Little Touches Can Make a Big Difference

In terms of making small changes, it is all about those little touches that can help make your bathroom as relaxing as possible without breaking the bank.  We would recommend that you buy some plush towels for example.  After all, there is nothing better than stepping out of the shower and wrapping yourself up in a big plush bath sheet.  Egyptian cotton is often the most popular choice but you can get some cheaper bath towels that will not cost as much money.  You may also want to think about getting a nice comfortable robe that you can hang on the bathroom door as well.  Little touches like this will make your bathroom a much more enticing and comfortable place to be in, which is what it is all about.

Aside from this, to really make your bathroom feel like a spa space, you should think about different ways that you can create a relaxing environment, which will make you want to spend a lot of time in the room.  For example, you can invest in a bath tray for your bathtub. Bath trays do not cost a lot of money but they add a relaxing touch and give you a place for you to place your book and a glass of wine while relaxing in the bath.  After all, when you get home from a difficult day at work, is there anything better than putting some bubble bath in the tub and relaxing while you listen to some music or read your favourite book?.

Serene, Relaxing Scents

We also recommend that you look for different ways to bring relaxing and serene scents into your bathroom.  There are a lot of beautiful scents out there today that will make your bathroom smell delicious and provide you with a rejuvenating experience.  This includes everything from citrus scents to more relaxing scents like vanilla and lavender.  There are many different ways that you can go about adding these scents to your bathroom.  For example, you can simply place some candles around your bathroom or you could invest in an oil diffuser if you wish to do so.

A Statement Mirror is a Must

Aside from this, there are some changes that you can make that will cost a little bit more money but will have a big impact.  We would recommend investing in a big bathroom mirror.  You can get bathroom mirrors that have make-up lights on them if you wish to do so.

You should carefully think about where you place the bathroom mirror.  Not only can the mirror become a statement piece in your bathroom but it can also help to open up the space and make it look a lot bigger.  A lot of the bathrooms today are very small in size, and so if you have a strategically placed mirror in the bathroom, the light will reflect off the mirror and this will help to open the space and make it look a lot bigger than it actually is.

A New Bathtub or Shower

Aside from this, of course, if you invest in a new bathtub or a new shower, this is going to have a massive impact on your bathroom and it will enhance the value of your property considerably.  We would recommend that you spend some time looking on the Internet to see some inspiration in this regard because there are many different options for you to choose from.  For example, in terms of baths, you could opt for a corner bath with massage features or you may want to choose an elegant freestanding bathtub. in terms of showers, you have walk-in showers and you have showers that look like they are simply part of the bathroom and do not have any glass doors or partitions.

The cost involved in this and the scope of the job will depend on the size of your bathroom at the moment and the changes that need to be made.  If you need to invest in a plumber and some rewiring work is needed, this is obviously going to cost more money.  You will need to factor this into your budget when deciding whether or not this is the right option for you.

Colour Palette

In terms of styles and colours, a lot of people tend to go down the neutral route when it comes to their bathroom.  There is nothing wrong with this and a neutral colour scheme can look incredibly classy and elegant.  However, you do not need to be afraid of using colour in the bathroom.  This can look beautiful when it is done correctly.

There are lots of different ways that you can go about this.  For example, mosaic tiles can look incredibly beautiful in any bathroom and they can become a real statement piece.  This is a great way of adding personality and colour to your bathroom to make sure that it does not simply look like a boring and uninspired place.  As mentioned, looking online on the likes of Instagram and Pinterest can be highly beneficial in this regard to give you some ideas and inspiration.

Final Words

As you can see, there are lots of different ways that you can turn your bathroom into a luxurious space that will add value to your home while providing a relaxing area for you to enjoy.  If you follow the ideas and suggestions that we have mentioned above, we are sure that you will be able to fall in love with your bathroom all over again and it simply will not become the afterthought in your vacation home.