Turning Bathrooms Into In-Home Spas

It may be the busiest room in the house, but for many people, it’s also the most relaxing.

Designers say the latest trend in homes is to create luxurious living spaces out of bathrooms-and a new study indicates that homeowners may be on to something.


On behalf of German bathtub manufacturer Kaldewei, the Rheingold Institute of Cologne, Germany, found that bathing brought about psychological changes, and concluded that a relaxing bath in the evening was calming and helped people “wind down.”

So how do you transform your bathroom into an at-home spa?

One way is through aromatherapy.