Love Yourself: Create an At-Home Spa Retreat for Valentine’s Day
With Valentine’s Day upon us, it’s the perfect time to indulge in a spa retreat right in your owner’s suite bathroom. Pamper yourself by creating a relaxing space that engages all of your senses.
Step into a Luxurious Bath or Shower
Normandy Homes owners’ suites perfectly marry functional design with inviting features that make your en-suite master bath feel luxurious, says Christina Wilcocks, Director of Design. From soaking tubs or optional free-standing bathtubs (like that in the Magnolia floorplan), there’s no better place to linger as you indulge in a long, hot bath. Not a bath person? No worries. With Normandy Homes’s oversized walk-in showers, your shower experience is instantly elevated with optional benches and designer tile.
With the perfect backdrop in a Normandy Home luxury master bathroom, you can indulge your senses with special soaps, shower bombs, or bath salts layered with relaxing music, lit candles, essential oils, a deep scrub exfoliation, and a face mask. Pour a cup of hot tea and escape with a good book while you soak. Feel the stress and tension melt away as you treat yourself during your at-home spa day.
Indulge in Plush Linens
“Give your master bathroom a spa-like feel with oversized fresh white towels and a soft rug,” says Wilcocks. “Add a towel warmer and really step up your game; there’s nothing like getting out of the shower to a nice warm towel.” Creating a cohesive look with quality linens makes your bathroom welcoming, not just functional but picture-perfect.
Enhance with Layered Lighting
Lighting can make a stylistic statement while creating a calming mood, even in the bathroom. Wilcocks says to layer your lighting as much as possible. Beautiful vanity fixtures with disc lighting over the shower and tub areas provide multiple light sources in a Normandy Homes retreat.
“Don’t forget about accent lighting, such as adding a unique lamp to the extra-long vanity for more lighting options,” adds Wilcocks. Use only the lamp and candles while you linger in the bath to escape the cold temperatures outside.
Organize for a Stress-Free Space
Many Normandy owner’s bathroom suites feature his-and-her sinks with separate or oversized vanities, which translates to plenty of storage space. It’s easy to keep your counters clutter-free and make your bathroom eye-pleasing even though it’s a room that’s used daily.
“Organize your drawers and storage spaces to be ‘pretty with a purpose,’’ says Wilcocks. She advises using matching drawer dividers and baskets to organize your spaces even if it’s out of sight. Keep items on top of the vanity to a minimum and whatever needs to be out, do so in a purposeful, beautiful way. Some Normandy Homes, like the Westland floorplan, offer a built-in vanity area where you can easily do your makeup each day.
Clutter adds stress, and with the ample storage space, everything you need is easily accessible. Relaxation is aided by a beautifully organized space. Adding plants and flowers to your vanity area elevates the space by inviting the outdoors in. The gorgeous tile designs and quality countertops and floors add to the clean, sleek ambiance of a master bathroom retreat.
Tips for Setting Up Your At-Home Spa Day
- Gather your supplies, such as bath salts, scrubs, fluffy towels, candles, and a good book. Don’t forget treatments for your feet, hair, and face.
- Set aside an afternoon or evening without distractions. Turn off phone notifications. Let your loved ones know you are unavailable. Truly put yourself on “do not disturb” as if you were paying for a spa day.
- Make or find a relaxing music playlist.
- Stick to your plan and don’t cancel on yourself.
- Moisturize after your bath or shower to keep skin soft and hydrated.
- Keep the rest of the evening relaxing with a movie and dinner delivered to your doorstep.
You can create an ideal at-home spa day any month of the year, but make it a priority this February, the month of love. To find a Normandy Home perfectly designed for beautiful function and your lifestyle, check out our communities here.
*Not all features described above are available in all Normandy plans. Please see individual communities and plans for details.