5 Bathroom Renovations to Enjoy a Deluxe Spa Treatment at Home

Steam showers, heated floors, and natural materials are a bathroom remodel recipe for luxury.

Before: Bulky Bath

Before Photo, original photo on Houzz

This bathtub, spanning more than seven feet long, was only used once. Instead of bubbles, it was filled with balls and repurposed as a ball pit for the homeowners' two daughters.

After: Bathed in Bliss

Megan Meyers Interiors, original photo on Houzz

This cast-iron clawfoot tub was a dream come true for the wife. Heated floors make the transition from tub to tile significantly less dreadful. A European heated towel bar (not pictured) was the cherry on top of this bathroom remodel.

Before: Stale and Separate

Before Photo, original photo on Houzz

A couple of empty nesters had updated their home room by room. Finally, it was time to tackle the bathroom.

See the floor plans of this Calgary bathroom remodel.

After: Sustainable Spa

Paulina Ochoa, original photo on Houzz

The environment is important to this Canadian couple, so they opted for eco-friendly enhancements to the walls, energy-efficient windows, and LED lighting. The steam shower, heated towel rack, and teak-toned furniture create a spa experience without going overboard.

Before: A Fight for Light

Before Photo, original photo on Houzz

The skylight in this New York bathroom was its only source of natural light. The homeowners prioritized more windows to lift the mood of their master bath.

After: Au Naturale

Phillip Ellis, original photo on Houzz

A tall window, integrated LEDs, and white pebble tile really brighten the bathroom. The ledgestone shower is lit up by what designer Trish Herson calls "grazing light," which gives its texture a warm and welcoming glow. The choice of materials gives this spa a sense of the great outdoors.

Before: An '80s Kind of Awkward

Before Photo, original photo on Houzz

This classic 1980s bathroom was divided by doors. A carpeted vanity entry was separated from a small bathroom, which was even smaller than necessary thanks to a cramped closet. Fortunately for this Florida bathroom, its homeowners won a $50,000 Dream Bathroom Sweepstakes Presented by Lowe's and Houzz.

After: Wide, Open Spaces

AOFOTOS.com, original photo on Houzz

A new layout made way for both homeowners to have their own storage and space. The rain showerhead took this bathroom remodel from standard to spa-like. The river-rock pattern in the shower tones down the sometimes sterile look of white tile. Dimmable lighting was a bonus.

Before: From Lackluster…

Before Photo, original photo on Houzz

This Palo Alto, California, bathroom remodel required a full reconfiguration and reinterpretation to take it to an at-home spa level.

After: ...To Luxe

Danenberg Design, original photo on Houzz

The result was an Asian fusion of modern design. Bamboo reeds were reimagined into a stainless-steel ceiling installation. The oval-shaped tub may rightly remind you of a Japanese ofuro (soaking tub). Decorative details such as the orchids and privacy screen also play into the Asian aesthetic.


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