Enjoying the wonders of water in your home

It is very hard not to get excited about the possibility of an early spring! The plants are bravely sticking their faces through the dirt and the temperatures are unbelievable.

This has been a wonderfully mild winter and the first rain storm last night was a refreshing reminder that we are heading into warmer climates.

The sound and smell of a spring rain is one of the most delightful experiences and probably one of the more indulgent items you can put into your home – water features are a lovely way to add luxury and soothing aspects.

From the obvious large tickets, like hot tubs and pools to the more everyday features such as shower heads it is possible to give your home the added delight of water features.

Hot tubs and pools are a sure ticket for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Steam rooms and steam showers also have a one of a kind indulgence that you can place in almost any bathroom.

If you haven’t shopped for plumbing fixtures lately you will be amazed at the bounty of exotic availability.

Hot tubs are equipped with music and chroma therapy for you and a large number of friends if you choose the Cadillac model. You can plug in your play list and bubble the night away under the stars or in a gazebo surrounded by flowing curtains.

The first item I changed in my home was the bath tub.

For me a good soak with fragrant bubble is essential to life and the small tub that was there just would not do. Even with a limited space you can enjoy a deep soaker tub which will completely enhance your bathroom experience.

Make sure to have many options for soaking suds, candles and a favorite book to make the most of your luxury time. My personal favorite is eucalyptus mint bubble bath from Bath and Body Works, it is the most delicious fragrance and is relaxing and invigorating at the same time!

If you are a shower person, the sky is the limit!

You can choose from oversized shower heads, body sprays, heated floors and benches, music and even televisions!

It is possible to spend a great amount of time in a well appointed shower and to be entertained as you scrub.

Singing in the shower has never been so high tech and so much fun.

The design options for tiled showers are endless and extremely beautiful from small mosaics to large format tiles. The space can be absolutely customized to your every desire.

Even your kitchen can have that indulgent water feature if you take time and care when choosing your kitchen taps.

The features are also endless, I am in the process of choosing one now for my kitchen and I am having trouble deciding if I want a traditional look or a funky touch sensitive faucet. They all seem very fun and the worst part is having to choose just one.

Bring water into your home and enjoy the relaxing feeling of indulging in the healing properties of water. If you catch a spring rainstorm in the near future, head outside and breathe in the heady scent of the fresh water. It is nature’s gift to us and a healing balm to even the most weary soul.

Kim Wyse is a local freelance designer. Find her on facebook at ‘Ask a Designer’.

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