There’s nothing more relaxing than a long, hot shower, or a luxurious soak. And if you’re doing everything you can to save water on a day-to-day basis, there’s no reason not to enjoy the occasional indulgence. Make the experience a real treat with spa-like accessories to transform just getting clean into a bathing ritual that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Here are a few of our favorite spa indulgences.
Prefer a shower to a bath? Take a seat on teak. These beautiful stools are made from reclaimed teak strips and they don’t mind getting wet.
If you’re more of a bathing beauty, bring some beautiful practicality to your soak with a reclaimed wood tub caddy. It’s the perfect resting spot for your glass of wine and favorite book.
Red or white? Choose your favorite wine, or make some sangria to celebrate the end of summer. These beautiful glasses are hand-blown from recycled glass.
Layer on the luxury, the green way. Tuscan olive oil bath and body products are made with organic ingredients and natural aromatics to give you an amazing at-home spa experience.
Indulge your senses with an all-natural soy candle nestled into a reclaimed wine bottle. Pick your favorite scent and let the relaxation begin.
Dry off in style with organic cotton twill. Soft and absorbent, these surprisingly lightweight bath sheets will wrap you in sustainable comfort.
Don’t forget the floor. Treat your feet to an organic cotton bathmat. The lush dhurrie weave means these mats are comfy and thirsty.
When you’re all done, wrap yourself in a crisp, light seersucker robe of organic cotton, perfect for wearing on its own in warm weather, or layering when it’s cooler.
The charming attic bedroom, or the renovated bath tucked in among the eaves. They’re classic examples of using what space you have. Those charming spaces also tend to come with some unusual architectural features, the most challenging is the sloped ceiling. On the positive side, they can be cute and cozy, and may even include a skylight. On the negative, they can feel crowded and the lack of headroom on the sloped side can feel awkward at best. Instead of knocking out walls, or moving to a different home, embrace the ceiling and decorate around it. Continue reading
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Whether you are tackling a full bathroom renovation or just want a quick, cosmetic update, it’s easy to make your space just a bit greener with a little thought and planning. A few minor changes can reduce the carbon footprint of the renovation itself, lower water usage in day-to-day life and make the space much more eco-friendly.
Tackling a renovation? Look into sustainable flooring options and do the same for wall tiles, counter tops and tub and shower surrounds. Install ultra-low-flush toilets and low-flow showerheads and sink taps. Salvage whatever materials you can and consider purchasing recycled or salvaged vanities, cupboards, countertops and any other fixtures. You’ll save money and reduce the footprint of your reno. Whenever possible, opt for organic materials over synthetic and when it comes to paint and adhesives, opt for ones with low- to no-VOCs (and check back tomorrow for the facts on low-VOC products!) Continue reading