Friday, November 6, 2015

Create A Spa Out Of Your Lexington Bathroom!

Lexington Real Estate
With winter fast approaching, how nice does a warm bubble bath in a spa-like atmosphere sound? As your Lexington real estate agent, I’m not talking about going to an expensive spa in the area and spending big bucks. I’m talking about creating a spa in your very own Lexington home!

This could mean completing a full renovation on one of your bathrooms, or it could mean making small changes to create a spa-like ambiance. Not only will you stay cozy and comfortable this winter, but you will also increase the value of your Lexington home. Upgrades to the kitchen and bathrooms, especially the master bath, create increases in value and more interest from Lexington homebuyers.

So, what changes can you make to your bathroom to create the peaceful atmosphere of a spa? Here are some recent suggestions from the Realtor Magazine blog:
  • Paint. Painting the walls in your home is one of the most inexpensive ways to spruce it up and add value, and this rings true in the bathroom as well. If you think about the color scheme of most spas, they are usually neutral and relaxing. Some great options include soft gray, rich brown or cucumber green. Always choose a washed-out, subtle version instead of a bright, stimulating tone, as the blog post suggests.
  • Scents. Every relaxing spa features relaxing scents that you notice as soon as you walk in the door! Recreate this in your bathroom by adding a candle, some dried lavender in a sachet or an essential oil diffuser with your favorite scents. Lavender is known for helping you to relax, so mix some in with Epsom salts next time you take a warm bath. You’ll feel truly at ease!
  • Lighting. Soft lighting is key for relaxation in a spa-like atmosphere. There is nothing peaceful about harsh fluorescent lights. However, you want bright lights for putting on makeup and checking your outfit, so the key here is options. Have one switch for soft lighting, and another for bright lighting over the mirror. If that isn’t an option, just light candles and turn off the lights when trying to relax.
  • Fixtures. The experts recommend either upgrading your out-of-date fixtures for an improved style and increased home value, or improve the looks of your current fixtures with spray paint. Textured paint can give your bathroom a whole new look and feel. If you do upgrade the features, start with a modern showerhead with numerous water features. You won’t be sorry!
  • Coordination. Organization and cohesion are also aspects of most spas. So if everything in your bathroom is mismatched, invest in some new towels, washcloths and a bath mat. Opt for soft and fluffy options, so you feel like you’re at the spa every time you get out of the shower or bath. Choose colors that match your paint scheme and shower curtain so that the whole room comes together.
Enjoy relaxing in your bathroom this winter! When ready to sell your Lexington home, or when ready to buy a Lexington home, contact me. As your Lexington real estate agent, I am here to help you accomplish your real estate goals year-round!

Theresa D'Antuono

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