So, your ‘baby’ move out, you just sent them a care package, and you’re feeling full quietness of an empty house.

It can be tough to see your child become an adult. However, there are some perks to having an empty mess. One of the biggest ones is taking advantage of all that space! The suddenly empty bedroom can now become the ultimate guest bedroom. Or sewing room. Or exercise room. Or mini library. The options are endless. 

You can finally get rid of the sports equipment cluttering your front door and make a true entryway. You can update the couch and carpet your kids destroyed without fear of the new items facing the same fate.

But the best news is – all that space means you can create the ultimate spa bathroom.

Why? Because it’s easier when there are fewer people in the house making messes and trying to share space. You don’t need to deal with hormonal teenagers and messy almost-adults. You can concentrate on what you want – creating a luxurious retreat you can enjoy for years to come.

But, there are a few things you’ll want to think about when considering your updated spa.

  • Aging in Place. Do you plan to stay in your home for the foreseeable future? If so, it’s a good idea to make sure your bathroom is universally-friendly. This will also you to continue easily navigating the space as you age. Universally-friendly designs include barrier-free showers, grab bars, and flooring with texture.
  • Lighting. Looking forward to taking advantage of a kid-free house with a little hanky-panky? Make sure to give your bathroom some va-va-voom lighting in the form of dimmer switches. This will allow you to quickly set the stage when the time is right.
  • Repaint. One of the easiest ways to freshen up a space is with new paint. You might also consider swapping out your tired mirror for one with an elegant frame.
  • Luxurious Showerhead. The right showerhead can make every bath a delight. Carefully consider what kind of shower you like best. This might mean a rain shower for a gentle drizzle. You may love the ability to hold the spray wherever you want. Or, the standard wall-mounted spray may be your thing.

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