As the world outside our doors gets wilder than ever, it's essential to have a space where you can escape, decompress and focus on yourself. Research shows that warm baths can provide a positive mental health boost while also readying your body for a good night's sleep. The key to creating this cozy oasis in your own home is choosing a tub that you want to spend time in.
Just like at a mattress store, you need to get into the display tubs to see how they feel on your body. Forget everyone around you, close your eyes and focus on feeling. Is this a shape and size that's comfortable for you? Keep trying out different models Goldilocks style until you find the shape that's just right.
Consider how you'd like to use the bathtub. Is the rim around it wide enough to hold candles or decorative items? Would you like it to accommodate a tub tray to hold your book and a glass of wine? Can you rest your arms along the rim comfortably? The more functional it is, the more time you'll want to spend in it.
How will your tub add visual interest to your bathroom? Does its design add character on its own or will it need a fabulous curtain to make it interesting? How does the faucet style and material fit in with the rest of your bathroom?
Take time to find a tub that will be your exclusive staycation destination and discover how adding soothing baths to your self-care routine can improve your happiness.