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Personal Home Spa


Here are some simple steps from Martha on how to turn your bathroom into a spa-like experience.  The before/after photos and shower example included below feature a recent master bathroom by VanderBeken Remodel.  Click here to read more about that bathroom remodel and view other inspiring transformations.

Give your bathroom the ultimate spa treatment with relaxing aromas, luxurious accessories, and soothing colors to create a personal retreat in your own home.

Dreaming of your own peaceful retreat where you can relax and unwind in solitude? Transform your bathroom into a personal home spa, so that you can come home to a relaxing bathroom environment every day. By making space and removing clutter, along with upgrading bathroom appliances and adding decorative touches, you can achieve a stylish and affordable spa-like atmosphere in the comfort of your own home.

Take a look at these seven ways to rethink your bathroom and turn it into the ultimate home spa experience.

1. Declutter

If your bathroom is drowning in makeup, toiletries and hair products, cut the clutter by removing items you don’t use on a daily basis and storing them underneath your sink, in a basket or in a medicine cabinet. Keeping your bathroom essentials at hand and everything else neatly tucked away will help maintain a relaxing atmosphere.

2. Create extra storage

If you have trouble finding a place to store all of your bathroom toiletries and necessities, get creative by adding storage in areas. Think of how a spa would organize and display toiletries. Try using clear glass jars to store cotton balls on the countertop, add a wicker basket to display hand towels on the floor next to the bath or place a tray on top of the toilet for holding hand soap, lotions, and other products.

3. Choose calming colors

Set the tone for your at-home spa by choosing neutral colors such as white, beige or blue to create a soothing and welcoming environment. Bold accents and colorful shower curtains will take away from the calming spa-like atmosphere you are trying to create.

4. Upgrade your shower head

Pamper yourself by upgrading your shower with a massage shower head. For those of you who don’t have a large soaking tub, a luxurious shower head that has multiple settings and a simple design is a must-have. Whether you prefer a waterfall shower, high pressure or a hand held shower head, choosing a unique shower head that suits your style will instantly update your bathroom.


We selected the Delta HydraChoice Body Sprays to customize this dream shower.  With 50° of adjustability in any direction, the pop-out body sprays can be angled to suit everyone, from the tallest in the household to the shortest and the seated. Designed with an easy-to-remove spray head, HydraChoice body sprays provide the freedom to change the style, spray pattern and pressure at any time.

5. Mix in nature

Incorporate houseplants and flowers into your bathroom to help create a healthy environment and add life to the room. Indoor plants are an easy and effective way to turn your bathroom into a more comfortable and tranquil setting. Try filling a vase with fresh flowers, hanging a potted plant from the ceiling or setting potted plants around the bathroom to embrace natural elements.

6. Update your towels and rugs

Fluffy bath rugs to rest your feet on and large, luxurious towels to wrap up in are key for creating a spa-like feel in your bathroom. Indulge yourself in comfy, warm towels by tossing out your old bath mats and towels and upgrading to new, fresh ones. Want to take your home spa to the next level? Purchase a towel warmer for your bathroom so you can enjoy warm, heated towels right at home.

7. Add calming scents

Aromatherapy adds the final touch to your home spa experience by evoking emotions, boosting relaxation, and relieving stress. Essential oils, scented soap, and lotions, along with scented candles are the easiest ways to set the mood when creating a bathroom spa. Consider scents like lavender, jasmine or vanilla for a calming effect and relaxing atmosphere.