Bath tubs, Spas, and Saunas. Oh, my!

Classic Bathroom Ideas

Archid_architects_house plans__Gallery images0672, bathroomThe architectural design of a house needs to look pleasing to the eye but also have enough room for it’s occupants. While enough consideration must be given to the design and house plan layout of the bathroom spaces during design stages of a home, careful consideration must also be given later when choosing the type of fixtures to be installed.  The fixtures must complement the intended layout.  After all these are spaces that you’ll go for relaxation and privacy, especially the spa or sauna. Today there are many interesting trends to choose from.  Most people are going for extravagance. Bathroom spaces are no longer the small and dingy places of the past.  Nowadays the look and feel is everything.

Perfect bath tub for your bathroom

When deciding on the perfect bath tub for your bathroom decor and space, it is important to take into account the comfort. The bath tub has become a sign of some good R&R while the shower is kept for quick cleanses before a big meeting. Bath tubs can be found in various sizes and shapes. You can even stray away from the typical solid surface bath tubs and maybe go for a copper look. It adds an elegant style to your bathroom but it does require more maintenance than your average bath tub.

Some of the different styles of bath tubs are alcove, claw foot or whirlpool. Claw foot bath tubs have an antique feel and look to them, popular in the 19th century. Alcove are built in bath tubs with one opening and three enclosures. Whirlpool bath tubs are popular and have been for some time. They are relaxing and comfortable, perfect to climb in after a stressful day. Before deciding on a more modern bath tub or a bath tub with an antique feel, you would want to find out the space you have in your bathroom. Whether large or small, the size will help you to determine the best bath tub for you.

Modern homes have a home spa!

The amount of interest in home spas has grown considerably. Homeowners have begun to request spas in their house plans and house designs. Home spas have many benefits to them. You don’t have to spend outrageous money to go to a resort. If you plan on getting a pool, you may as well get a Jacuzzi while you’re at it. Home spas consist of a Jacuzzi, sauna, or a hot tub. You can build one in your bathroom, on the deck or maybe create a separate small building that you can escape to.

It has since been proven that hot tubs, Jacuzzis, etc., can help with cellulite or arthritis. This has caused older people to get in on the action as well. Not only will your home spa have others turning green with envy but it can also help your health. If you don’t want a separate hot tub or Jacuzzi, build some jets into a roomy bath tub for yourself. To top it off, these items are relatively inexpensive, allowing you to throw in some extra for accessories desired. You can even purchase a portable hot tub just in case you decide to move.

Sauna as an important part of home spa system

Saunas are a part of the home spa system as well. Home saunas can easily be built into a home or outside in the yard by the right architects. There are many benefits to having a sauna room in your house plans. For one, the heat helps to relieve stress and flush out any toxins through sweating. The best part is that it helps to improve the look and feel of your skin.

It is important to know which type of sauna you are interested in purchasing. There are two types, if you didn’t already know this. There are traditional saunas and far-infrared saunas. What are the differences? They both do the same thing with subtle differences. Traditional saunas are cheaper to buy but in the long run, may cost more due to energy use. Far-infrared saunas are more cost efficient with use. They also have many other benefits compared to the traditional sauna. A traditional sauna has to be started 30 minutes beforehand to allow it to warm up while far-infrared saunas can immediately be used. Both ultimately have the same effect on the body, one with minor details that could be considered better than the other.
No matter your decision in bath tubs, spas, or saunas, it is important to take into account budget and comfort. You do not want to overspend on an item that you may not use as much. For example, saunas are more of a luxury item while a bath tub is a necessity.