Sure, the bathroom is one of the most practical areas in the home, but there is a reason why people also refer to this room as the “throne room.”  For most, the master bath simply provides no-thrills accommodations for personal grooming—but with the right renovation idea, this space can serve as hub for relaxation and rejuvenation. From ornate vintage powder rooms, to state of the art home spas, there are a number of different approaches you can take towards this particular brand of home renovation. But regardless of personal style, some items are essential.

Steam showers, sky lights—these are just a few luxury items worth having. With these bathroom remodeling additions, you can turn your bland water closet into a secluded sanctuary dedicated to personal health and relaxation.

Jacuzzis Style Bath Tub

Whether you’re going for a style that harkens back classic luxury, or trying to create a look that screams contemporary style, a Jacuzzi bathtub is a crucial piece to any master bathroom. Installing a Jacuzzi tub into your bath reinforces the idea that this space is as much about comfort as it is about functionality. These fixtures are ideal centerpieces for larger bathrooms and offer up day-spa luxury to you and your loved ones year-round. Most Jacuzzi tubs also feature massage jets and built-in lighting to provide you with additional relaxation after a long day of work and an ambiance that can change to your mood.

Steam Showers

Often uninspired and relegated to pedestrian functionality, the shower tends to be the most overlooked feature in the bathroom. But it doesn’t have to be this way: The stand-alone shower has the potential to offer the same level of comfort as a luxury bathtub. One way to upgrade your stand-alone shower is to transform it into a steam shower. Steam showers allow you to indulge in the healing powers of steam technology. These bathroom upgrades typically feature massage showerheads and sauna capabilities, making them ideal for any homeowner seeking relief from aching muscles and sore joints.

Even if you don’t want to change the look of your stand-alone shower, you can still equip it upgrade it by installing a steam-head and system to your shower. To complete the spa look, install a seat stool and let your shower double as a steam sauna.

Skylights

Ideal for rooms with pitched roofs, skylight windows can help brighten up your bathroom with natural light. These bathroom windows open up the space in the room, making it feel less confined and more inviting. Some of today’s more ambitious renovators even install these windows above the shower area to give the room an airy, back-to-nature feel.

While it’s true that skylight windows provide a striking accent to your master bath, installing them incorrectly can have a devastating effect on your room’s look, especially if you’re planning on using them as your primary source of illumination. Before you install skylights into your bathroom, allow a contractor to survey the room to see if additional light fixtures are needed. Failure to do so may result in the creation of a shadow gap, which can cause the room to come off as claustrophobic.

Update Your Vanity

The vanity is by far the most utilitarian feature of the bathroom, but it can also be used as a vehicle to enhance the rest of the room’s features.When making a change to your vanity, finding a congruent style is essential.  The vanity is meant to complement and reinforce the look of the room, not exist outside of it. With that in mind, make sure all its parts, from the sink to cabinet knobs, fall in line with a single theme. For homeowners looking for more modern look, select pieces that relish in sleek minimalist design. However, those with vintage bathrooms may consider picking out more ornate or vintage-inspired fixtures to reinforce their bath’s retro style.

These master bathroom renovations can provide homeowners with a much needed a refuge from the stress of every day life. However, bathroom remodeling isn’t for the everyday do-it-yourselfer. Before you take up your next renovation project, consult the advice of a design professional and come up with a plan that will transform your average-looking washroom into a luxurious home spa.