Luxury Upgrade: How Colonial Can Turn Your Bathroom Into a Spa-Like Retreat
The master bathroom offers a unique place in your home to unwind and relax. But often, it is overlooked and underappreciated. There is no better time to take notice of all the possibilities this room has to offer to become a place of leisure and luxury. With a few upgrades and the help of the Colonial Marble & Granite knowledgeable and skilled team, it is possible to enhance its ambiance. Here are several modern bathroom ideas to help create a spa-like master bathroom.
First, Declutter Your Bathroom
The first step to improving any space in your home is to declutter. It is essential to your wellbeing to rid the countertops, bath surrounds, showers, and furniture of excess products and accessories. Consider adding inconspicuous storage where you can keep items such as makeup, toiletries, and hair products. Keep everything clean and streamlined to maintain a relaxing atmosphere.
Choose a Soothing Color Palette
An essential step in giving your bathroom a luxury upgrade is choosing the right colors to complement one another. In selecting the right color scheme, prioritize the hues that give off a fresh, light, and relaxing ambiance. You can evoke an earthy vibe with neutral tones such as white, green, cream, and pale blue; or bring in elegance with white, black, and gold. Incorporate grey, greige, rose, and antique white for a farmhouse-style spa. Our design team is available to offer more luxury bathroom ideas and assist with choosing the best color palette for your interests.
Upgrade Your Countertops
Choosing new designs and materials for your master bathroom vanities might be the most exciting piece of the puzzle. We are here to help. There are endless options for your budget and needs. Below are some of the materials that are ideal for a wet location such as a bathroom countertop, which is a different challenge than a kitchen surface. Consumer Reports tested materials by using lipstick, hair dye, Drano, and nail polish remover to test for staining and hot curling irons to test heat resistance. The labs found granite, quartz, and Dekton to be the best surfaces for these wet locations.
Scoring high points for scratch-, stain-, and heat resistance, granite has long been a high-end edition to the bathroom. Although granite must be sealed occasionally and maintained regularly to avoid mold, mildew, and bacteria, it is an ideal surface material for your luxury master bathroom. We offer more than 250 color patterns that emit the depth and richness of your favorite luxury spa.
Engineered stone is a popular selection for kitchens and bathrooms due to its nonporous nature. Quartz, the hyper-hygienic material, is ideal in the bathroom as there is no place for mold and mildew to live on the surface. Additionally, quartz countertops are durable and the selection of colors that mimic granite and marble adds to the intrigue of this material for the master bathroom. Not only for vanities, quartz can be used as walls, floors, and shower surrounds. Choose a marble-inspired design for a chic, elegant look and feel.
With zero porosity and resistance to stains, fire, heat, extreme cold, and abrasion, an ultra-compact surface such as Dekton is another quality solution to upgrade the bathroom. The material did not fare too well on the impact test, however, so if there is a chance something will fall on the surfaces, granite or quartz might be a better solution.
While these granite, quartz, and ultra-compact surfaces were recommended after testing, it’s not to say that bathroom marble tops and travertine don’t belong, because they certainly have their benefits in many instances.
Install New Sink and Faucet
The sink and faucet are the workhorses of the bathroom, so while we want them to look good, we also need them to be functional. Our Colonial design team can help you choose the ideal sink and faucet that harmonizes with your other luxe upgrades.
Other Spa Bathroom Ideas
Once the heart of the remodel is complete, add relaxing bathroom décor including elegant lighting (chandeliers and decorative wall sconces), dimmers, tranquil plants and flowers, scented candles, and a diffuser with your favorite essential oils to introduce aromatherapy in the room.
Visit the Colonial bathroom visualizer for further understanding of how colors, designs, and materials can affect the feel of your bathroom and to find pairings that suit your unique design style.