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Front Page - Friday, October 22, 2021

How to master the spa look for your master bath

With increased time spent at home, more and more homeowners are looking to resort spas for inspiration when it comes to remodeling their bathrooms.

Having a relaxing space at home to unwind not only benefits your mental health and well-being but also increases your home value. In fact, bathroom remodels can have a return of over 60% of your investment when reselling.

While it might seem overwhelming, creating a spa retreat in your own home can be accomplished with just a few changes that can be enjoyed for years to come.

Frameless showers

For the ultimate spa experience, a walk-in shower with glass doors sets the tone and expands the room.

If space allows, a double shower with multiple faucets and rain shower heads will not only be something you’ll look forward to after a long day’s work but also can attract buyers if you look to sell in the future.

Floating vanities

Leaving space below the vanity will give your master bath a modern, airy feeling. A floating vanity not only offers efficient storage and makes the room appear larger, it’s also easy to clean so you can keep that pristine spa vibe.

Freestanding bath

Nothing says resort more than a freestanding soaking tub. If space allows, this elegant and highly-sought addition will instantly upgrade your master bath and can increase resale value.

Natural colors and textures

Taking your cues from nature might be the best way to make your master bath a serene sanctuary.

Earthy colors and textures relax the senses and give your room a rich, luxurious feel. Additionally, textured tile or stone adds more spa appeal and will keep you from slipping on wet floors.


The perfect spa aesthetic can’t be accomplished with the right light. However, dimmable lights allow you to adjust the ambience to your mood.

If your space has a window, consider traditional or roller shades so you can also filter the natural lighting to your preference.

Final touches

To finish your personal oasis, consider refined touches such as a heated towel rack so you can wrap yourself in warmth after your shower or bath.

Look for updated storage options that will declutter your countertops for a streamlined look.

And lastly, choose and strategically place artwork and accessories that bring you joy and complete the calming resort vibe.

To find a qualified local professional who can help you with your bathroom renovation and any other home improvement needs, visit the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga’s member directory at www.HBAGC.net.