How To Create A Bathroom To Minimize Stress


Your bathroom should be the one place you can go in your home and use as a relaxing oasis and retreat to unwind from the stresses of the day. Stress has been linked to a number of long-term health issues from weight gain to heart disease. While it’s hard to avoid stress completely, it’s important to be able to know how to handle it. One of the best things that you can do for your health and your home, is to set your bathroom up to help relax you and reduce your anxiety. If you’ve been considering a bathroom remodel, these design tips will help you find your inner zen in no time.

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1.Minimize Clutter
Clutter is one of the fastest ways to cause anxiety, and your bathroom can easily become one of the most cluttered rooms in your home. Renovating your space to include an ample amount of storage can significantly help reduce the number of items sprawled throughout the room. Consider adding extra closets or built ins, or add a vanity with drawers and cabinet space to hold all of your toiletries. You’ll be surprised what a little de-cluttering can do for your mood.

2.Choose A Relaxing Tub
A long, relaxing bubble bath after a hard day at the office is one of the best ways to reduce stress. Craft a space that enhances that relaxing experience, and choose a large tub with a wide surrounding lip to help you add to your relaxation with candles or music. Keep in mind the color of the tile surrounding your space, which can affect your mood as well. Muted blues and grays help create that tranquil spa-like ambiance.

3.Lighting is Key
Harsh lighting can actually increase stress levels. Installing a dimmer switch for your lighting gives you the best of both worlds–brighter lights when you need them, with the option to tone it down for some R & R. Install appropriate lights above the vanity and tub to create a more calming atmosphere, but be sure to avoid overall bright lights and opt for softer bulbs instead.

Your bathroom should be a retreat that whisks you away from your daily stresses and not a space that causes them. If you are looking for a way to create a relaxing oasis in your very own home, Landmark Design will give you the bathroom remodel of your dreams. We have been providing luxury bathroom remodels to clients in the Greenwich area for over 30 years. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 203-496-3658, and don’t forget to follow us out on Facebook and Twitter, too!