(ARA) - Who doesn't need a break from the hectic day-to-day routine once in awhile? A recent study by the American Psychological Association found that we are more stressed than ever, with nearly 75 percent of Americans experiencing moderate to high stress levels. With time and money as major obstacles, it's difficult for many people to take regular vacations to escape their busy, everyday lives. But with a little time, budget and creativity, an ordinary bathroom can be transformed into a luxurious, relaxing escape for an everyday getaway.
The central feature of any bathroom is the shower or bath. Enlarging a cramped shower space does not have to entail an expensive overhaul. By installing a curved shower rod, you will add up to 7 1/2 inches of elbow room to your space and feel like you have an oversized, lavish shower without adding any square footage.
Make The Most Of A Mirror
Almost every bathroom has at least one, but a simple addition to your mirror can take the room from ordinary to extraordinary. Framing a mirror is a quick and easy way to draw attention and give any room a luxurious, hotel-like feel.
Storing In Style
Storage space might not seem like the most glamorous part of a room, but choosing unique organization accessories can make all the difference in your bathroom's makeover. Functional accessories such as bathrobe hooks, soap dispensers, towel bars and rings, and paper holders are available in a wide variety of finishes and styles to coordinate with the other items in your bath. These small details are a quick and easy way to give your bath a high-end look while maintaining functionality.
Soothe Your Senses
It's the little things that make the biggest difference, and there are many ways to enjoy the indulgent atmosphere of a hotel spa at a fraction of the cost. Pamper all of your senses with bathroom extras such as scented shower gels and lotions, oversized cotton towels and aromatherapy candles. Even a simple coat of paint in a relaxing shade can make a dramatic difference and help create a calming, stress-relieving ambience. Pop a soothing CD into your CD player and your haven of relaxation is complete.
Everyone deserves time away from the stress of today's world, and with a few simple changes you can transform your everyday bathroom into an organized, relaxing daily escape. Courtesy of ARAcontent