Nothing matches the bliss of coming back home after a long day at work. Just the thought of soaking in your tub with some calming scented candles, and soft music playing in the background, relaxes the mind. The good news is that you can create a luxurious and comfortable home spa bathroom without breaking the bank. 

Our expert in-house architect will show you just how you can have the most fantastic home spa bathroom design even on modest square footage and a home improvement budget. 

If you’re someone who dreams of having a bathroom that’s worth being on the cover of an interior design magazine, this home spa bathroom idea will inspire you. 

The home spa bathroom layout

Spa bathroom layout
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

As you can see, the beautiful bathroom has been divided into six distinct areas. The entrance to the bathroom has a storage area and a toilet on the left. This part of the bathroom serves as a dressing room too.

Then, you have the remaining areas: the bath, sauna with an open area, bathroom sink, and shower area.

Here’s a view from the bathroom entrance of the storage, bathtub, and sauna area to give you a better idea. 

Longitudinal section view from the access to the bathroom, bathtub and sauna area
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

And, here’s a cross-sectional view from the side of the shower of the dressing room and the toilet.

Cross-sectional view of the side from the shower and dressing room and W.C.
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

Below, you can view the sauna area. 

Cross-sectional view of the Sauna and sauna services
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

The home spa bathroom lighting

The layout of the bathroom allows for good ventilation and natural light. The sloping ceiling features three skylights: one in the toilet room, one over the shower, and the third one over the bathtub.

The sauna is naturally illuminated by glass doors, one leading to the corridor in front of the bathtub and the other leading to an open area without a roof.

The architect recommends artificial lighting along the perimeter of the walls. They advise using bright LED lights in the shower and the toilet to brighten up the home spa bathroom.

The details

the double wash in spa bath
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

The architect has beautifully brought out the contrasting features of the bathroom – be it through the use of different wall colors or the construction materials. The bathtub, the sink, and the toilet walls are made of dark gray marble with white veins and the rest of the bathroom walls are made using Carrara marble with gray veins. 

The bathroom flooring has an interesting chevron pattern, of white and soft gray. And, the neutral color scheme makes the space brighter and better while giving the bathroom a clean, well-maintained look.

The bathroom ceiling has been kept white to visually enhance the height of the bathroom. 

Our architect has used gold and silver faucets and metal frames for the skylights, doors, and windows. And, the four wooden cabinets under the sink are also in black. They rest on a bronze metallic frame. Furthermore, the bathroom countertop is made using gray granite.

The dimensions

cross section view of spa bathroom
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

Double sink: 5.41ft x 1.64ft x 0.86m (height)

Black wood cabinets under the sink: 2.82ft high x 1.35ft wide

Wooden shelf for storage: 5.41ft x 0.98ft, 8.20ft height

Bathroom mirrors: 1.18ft x 2.26ft

Shower: 4.92ft x 4.92ft

Skylight: 1.97ft x 3.28ft (shower area)

Skylight: 5.25ft x 2.79ft (bathtub area)

Bathtub: 5.74ft x 3.12ft (height varies from 2.03ft to 2.36ft)

The bathroom vanity

The bathroom vanity has three rectangular rotating mirrors suspended from a wooden shelf along a metal axis fixed to the countertop. Also, the bathroom sinks are oval white. There are two lamps placed between the mirrors suspended by cable from the same shelf above. The metal legs of the washbasin, the mirror frames, and the towel warmer have been kept bronze.

The doors 

shower section for spa bathroom
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

Here, you can see that the door leading to the home spa bath is next to the home gym door. Plus, there’s a barn door leading to the dressing area and the toilet. All the doors have different dimensions and styles. 

The shower

spa shower view
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

There are three shower fixtures: one for steam, a wall-mounted one for water, and the third one is a showerhead on top. 

The area has built-in seating and open shelves (2.09ft x 1.97ft x 0.33ft). You can use the shelves to place your bathroom essentials such as bath towels, essential oils, or even indoor plants.

Inside spa in bathroom
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

The overall look

cross section view spa shower in bath
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez
Spa bathroom shower door

The storage room, dressing room, and toilet area are accessed through a barn door with black metal support and bronze details. 

toilet section for spa bathroom
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

There’s a beautiful“L” shaped wooden bathroom storage and a rectangular mirror next to the black-colored toilet. Another large storage unit becomes like a second dressing room – a facility that’s a boon if you have house guests. In addition, there are racks to hang clothes, open and closed shelves, and storage space for shoes. The toilet paper holder is bronze to create a lovely contrast with the toilet.

Storage options for bathroom spa
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez
lateral view of toilet section
Lateral view of toilet with storage

The bathtub

Lateral view of toilet section
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

The focal point of the spa bathroom is the elevated, oval bathtub against a beautiful dark wall. It’s connected with the outside through a large window measuring 8.37ft long and 7.22ft high and a skylight. Both provide the bathroom with an abundance of natural light.

The elevation is at 0.98ft and the surface is made of highly water-resistant and anti-slip wood.

full view of bathtub section
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

Interestingly, the unique tub is white fiberglass on the inside and black metal on the outside and has two silver rings at the base. And, there’s a silver-colored towel rack too. 

The designer wall behind the tub has a one-of-a-kind look with indirect lighting – producing a more intimate and relaxing effect. The overall look of the bathroom is elegant and luxurious, to say the least.

Tub in spa bathroom
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

The bathroom floor and ceiling in this area have been kept in white for a contrasting effect. 

The architect recommends placing two tall potted plants to accentuate the bathroom decor. Keep in mind that there’s no need for a shower curtain. The bathroom looks beautiful because of its understated elegance. 

Detail of toilet section
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

The sauna

Cross-sectional view of the Sauna and its services, access to the spa bath
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

The sauna is accessed through a glass door. It has two areas: a sauna room of 7.87ft x 9.84ft with a height of 10.20ft to 12.99ft and a roof-less area of 4.92ft x 5.58ft and a height that goes from 8.20ft to 10.40ft from the walls. 

The sauna is covered in wood planks of varying widths and tones.

Cross sectional view of sauna
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

There are 1.97ft x 9.84ft wooden slat tiers across the room. The architect has used four LED light lamps with metal frames for artificial lighting.

Front view of sauna
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

As you can see, the sauna looks extremely sophisticated. With individual benches that act as steps, the sauna can comfortably accommodate two or more people.

sauna entrance
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez

There’s a small area next to the sauna to help people acclimatize after the sauna treatment. The walls and floor are covered with ceramic tiles in earth tones, with a more rustic style.

Longitudinal section view from the access to the sauna, the patio and the services
By in-house architect Edna Ramirez
outdoor sauna seating section

Keep in mind that the sauna and spa bathroom can be anywhere in the house – be it in your master bathroom, as an exclusive feature of the house, an annex to a swimming pool, or a part of the home gymnasium. 

Last thoughts

Today, many homeowners are willing to spend money on their bathroom renovation as part of a home improvement project. After all, this is where they get to relax before and after their work hours. 

If you too want to give your bathroom an upgrade, this home spa bathroom design idea by our architect will make you go wow! 

The best thing is, you just have to make a few design tweaks, add some luxe accents and your fancy bathroom is ready. No need to go to expensive resorts to get your much-deserved spa experience. You can make your home a retreat!

Stunning home spa bathroom design by an expert architect was last modified: May 12th, 2022 by Ramona Sinha
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The best idea seems to me the sauna, the design is great