Posted on: 8 December 2015
Adding a spa to your home is a great luxury. A spa or hot tub adds value to both your home and your lifestyle. (In case you're wondering, there's not a big difference between the two – "spa" is often used as an umbrella term for heated, jetted pools.) Placing a hot tub in your yard can sometimes be tricky during the cold months. Instead, consider integrating the spa into your home itself.
Deck Hot Tub
Setting up a hot tub on a deck is a common method of integrating it into the home. When planning a spot for your deck hot tub, Better Homes and Gardens suggests considering privacy and access to the house. If you want to use the hot tub year-round, it's also necessary to provide some shelter. A pergola provides shelter while maintaining the ambience of being outdoors. It's even possible to rig the pergola with blinds or shades to enhance the privacy factor.
Another obvious place to add a spa is in the bathroom. In fact, doing so often channels a luxurious resort. Homeowners commonly replace a standard soaking tub with a jacuzzi. If that's your plan, make sure to design the area for comfort. Place the spa in a corner for privacy, even adding a frosted glass or wooden wall for added seclusion. Consider kitting the corner out with music and mood lighting. Likewise, leave plenty of space for candles, aromatherapy pots and a beverage to further the relaxation of your long soak.
Adding a drop-in spa to your home can be a major construction project as there may need to be structural modifications made to the floor and wall. However, a permanent indoor pool offers the convenience of privacy and perfect climate. For your pool room, make it a cozy lounge spot. Consider adding a gas fireplace for ambience, and scatter humidity-loving plants around the space. Likewise, add a few pieces of lounge furniture for when you take a break from your soaking.
If you're thinking pool room, you may be thinking entertainment central. In fact, a spa can be a social addition to a sunroom. You can select either an above-ground or drop-in model. Either way, make the spa your room's focal point. Add a television within easy viewing from the pool itself. Include hooks for hanging robes. To keep the pool room from feeling like a hotel hot tub, add comfortable furniture around the spa for lounging outside the pool.
Whether you place a hot tub on your deck or integrate a spa into the house itself, create a relaxed atmosphere around the pool for maximum enjoyment. For more ideas, contact a company like Hot Tubs by Aqua Friends Pool & Spa.Share