Residential Design Trends: A Personal Home Spa

Nothing is more relaxing than a spa retreat where you can let all of the stress in your daily life melt away. Before you can enjoy such a retreat though, you have to book a reservation, pack, and travel to get there. Wouldn't it be so much more relaxing to have a spa room right in your own home? Imagine being able to step into that spa anytime that you want and you never even have to leave the house!

Whether you already have a room that you can turn into a spa, or you opt to build a small addition to your home that will include a spa, you'll want to hear about a few residential design trends for your new sanctuary.

Visual Appeal

Setting the tone for the room is the first step. You'll want the area to have a relaxing feel to it. Neutral hues will accomplish this. Beige or sand colors are always nice. Light gray or light blue are also colors that are cool and calming. Whichever colors you decide on, make certain to use moisture-resistant paint, like you would for a bathroom, to avoid mold and mildew problems. After your choose the paint, select a complementary tone for the floor tiles to complete the color scheme of your room.

The Hot Tub

For your hot tub, you'll need to decide on the size, and if you want a raised one or one built into the floor. A hot tub built into the floor has a very clean and elegant look but sometimes isn't possible depending on the structure of your home. A raised hot tub usually gives you more options for various types/levels of seating, so it's always a good choice. You'll need proper air circulation to prevent excess condensation, so installing a ventilation system and a fan is a must. You'll also need a floor drain for any water that might splash out of the tub.


Shelving and cabinets will be necessary to hold towels and any chemicals/cleaners you'll need for your spa. Also a glass shelf for candles, so you can set a relaxing ambiance, is a nice touch. Include a dimmer switch for the overhead lighting in the room. If you have the space, placing a massage table in one corner is a nice added luxury. A comfortable bench or another type of seating placed nearby will make the room even more functional.

For additional ideas on creating a personal home spa, contact us today. We design and construct distinct, custom homes and do residential remodeling projects throughout the Denver metro area. We believe in delivering high-quality craftsmanship at a reasonable price!