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Posted July 11, 2013 by Jeremy Smith in Home Improvement
 
 

Transform your bathroom into an at-home spa experience



Nowadays&rsquos bathrooms are evolving into relaxing rooms with several rewards of a spa. Whether or not remodeling an current bathroom or developing a new 1, nature-themed trends add comfort and style.

Bathrooms are one of three most remodeled rooms, along with kitchens and master bedrooms, according to Remodeling Magazine&rsquos annual remodeling Price vs. Value Report for 2013. Bathroom design trends take cues from nature &ndash from environmentally friendly merchandise and earth tones to installing bigger windows to add more all-natural light.

Incorporate organic style elements

Earth tones, nature-inspired patterns, wood and stone materials, sustainable items and power-effective fixtures are staples of today&rsquos prime trends.

&ldquoAdding comfort and efficiency to your bathroom can be as simple as replacing current goods with Energy Star-certified alternatives,&rdquo says Kathy Krafka Harkema, Pella Windows and Doors spokesperson. &ldquoToday, you can have it all when it comes to incorporating new windows that are a lot more power-efficient than cold, old single-pane or clear glass possibilities.&rdquo

Power-effective showerheads, motion-sensing faucets, water-conserving toilets, ambient lighting and higher-performing replacement windows, like Pella 350 Series vinyl windows with double or triple-pane insulating glass, will support make your bathroom more comfortable and assist save energy year-round.

When it comes to bathroom style, go natural with a mosaic tile backsplash behind the sink or install a tile, stone or brick wall in the shower. Components like ceramic tiles, wood cabinets, bamboo mats, stone countertops and organic fibers like cotton or sisal rugs help create a calming atmosphere.

Brighten up with color

Bold, bright colors can be overpowering in a little bathroom, but colour accents of poppy red, nectarine orange or turquoise blue can breathe new power and life into a drab bathroom.

Accent with a splash of emerald green, the 2013 Pantone color of the year, or other bold colors in tiles, towels, bath mats, artwork or accessories.

Add private spa features

Luxurious spa qualities, like open shelving and built-in storage for simple access to towels, toiletries and candles, can be essentials in bathroom remodeling projects. Other favorites incorporate walk-in showers with rain showerheads, relaxing whirlpool or claw-footed bathtubs, towel warmers and even fireplaces.

Lighting is one of the keys to making the spa expertise. The correct windows can drastically transform an ordinary bathroom into an extraordinary knowledge.

&ldquoWindows add essential organic light to bathrooms, to support frame a stunning view,&rdquo Krafka Harkema says. &ldquoConsider specific-shaped windows or groupings of casement, awning, transom or double-hung windows to add far more architectural interest.&rdquo&nbsp

An additional well-known trend is installing patio doors and balconies in master baths. If you want natural light but crave privacy, select Pella Designer Series wood windows and patio doors with clean, hassle-free amongst-the-glass shades or blinds for immediate privacy without the fuss of installing separate curtain rods and hardware.

Now&rsquos the time to design and style your dream bathroom. Go to www.pella.com/news to understand how to connect with a Pella representative to discuss your replacement project plans.

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Jeremy Smith

 
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