Bathrooms: the new natural spa experience
Bathrooms are one of the three most remodeled rooms, according to Remodelers Magazine’s annual remodeling Cost Vs. Value Report for 2013. And today’s bathrooms are transforming into our own relaxing personal spas with energy-efficient products, nature-inspired colors and materials, and the addition of natural light.
Whether remodeling an existing bathroom or building a new one, choosing energy-efficient products is a smart design choice. Energy-efficient showerheads, motion-sensing faucets, water-conserving toilets, ambient lighting and high-performing replacement windows, like Pella® 350 Series vinyl windows with double- or triple-pane insulating glass, will help make your bathroom more comfortable and help save energy year-round.
When it comes to bathroom design and color schemes, go natural with materials like ceramic tiles, wood cabinets, bamboo mats, stone countertops and natural fibers. Use calming earth tones with pops of bold, bright color accents like poppy red, nectarine orange, turquoise blue or emerald green — the 2013 Pantone color of the year — to breathe new energy and life into a drab bathroom.
Bringing in more natural light and beauty through the use of windows or patio doors can also dramatically transform an ordinary bathroom into an extraordinary spa experience. Windows add essential natural light to bathrooms, and help frame a beautiful view. If you want natural light, but crave privacy, choose Pella Designer Series® wood windows and patio doors with clean, convenient between-the-glass shades or blinds for instant privacy without the fuss of installing separate curtain rods and hardware.
Incorporating other elements like walk-in showers with rain showerheads, relaxing whirlpool or claw-footed bathtubs, towel warmers or even fireplaces to your bathroom remodel can transform your bathroom into your own spa-like experience.
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