How to Turn the Basement into Your Private Oasis of Relaxation

After a long and tiresome day at work, nothing compares to the feeling you get when you enter your home and have a break to read a book, listen to your favorite music or take a nap. However, if you have a large family and you don’t have a space of your own where you can deeply relax, without others interrupting you, then you should consider creating your own oasis of relaxation in a space that is often neglected or not used as often, such as the basement. A few decorating tricks and some relaxation items such as scented candles or a top massage chair can turn your basement into the most relaxing place in your home. Here’s what you need to know.

Start with small action steps

The key to turning the basement into a relaxation room is to take one step at a time and don’t rush things. First, you must ensure that the walls are insulated properly and that everything is put into place. Consider installing hardwood flooring in the basement if you want to feel more comfortable but because a basement is below ground level space, they floors can retain water, so it’s advisable to get advice from a professional. You can also consider opting for laminate flooring which is waterproof. Besides being waterproof it’s also easy to maintain and install, so if you are a bit handy you won’t find it difficult to install laminate flooring in your basement. To further protect the space from water damage or moisture, consider opting for a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier will extract more than 3l of water per day, depending on how much humidity is in your humidity.

Install a sauna, massage chair or other means of relaxation

If you don’t have time to visit the spa to get a massage or use a sauna, you can think about installing them in your basement, for more convenience. There are many massage chair models that come already assembled, so you don’t have to struggle with putting the parts together. A top massage chair can cost over $4000, but there are also cheaper alternatives that deliver quality massages. As long as you don’t suffer from chronic pains, a more affordable massage chair will be able to provide you with a relaxing massage.

Saunas are also very easy to install, although you will also find many kits that allow you to custom-build your sauna.

Start decorating

With the use of a few decoration items, you can recreate the relaxing and soothing spa atmosphere in your basement. For starters, consider placing some large landscape paintings or pictures with motivational quotes, something that will inspire you everyday. You can also decorate the place by putting a variety of candles or incence burners which will also help you de-stress and enter a deep relaxation state. To complete the look place some Buddha statues on shelves and add plenty of comfortable cushions and pillow that also have a decorative purpose.

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