Escape From Reality by Creating At-Home Retreats

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ImproveTips

Life is hectic. And although technology has made our lives easier to multitask and stay connected, it also means that no matter where you go, it’s hard to fully escape. While traveling to a remote island to get away for peace and relaxation would be a wonderful retreat, you can easily avoid the hustle and bustle of your daily routine by creating peaceful escapes throughout your own home.

Bliss in the bath

The bathroom is the only place where you can shut the door and have complete “you time” with little to no interruptions.

“As people’s lives get busier, multitasking is the norm — and our time in the shower is no exception,” said Jack Suvak, senior director of market research and insights for Moen. With 54 percent of respondents to a recent survey on showering behaviors saying they have children living at home, a shower means a bit of precious alone time, and people take full advantage of the peace to think about the day, their lives and more.

To add a bit of bliss in the bath, add a spa-like shower with multiple spray settings to meet every mood. The Moen Caldwell Shower Combination offers a spa of multiple sprays and a variety of spray patterns — creating the perfect shower retreat. The collection features an incredible selection of options — both a five-setting wall-mount showerhead and a handheld showerhead with five unique spray settings. And the best part? It won’t cost a fortune.

“It’s been interesting to watch how the bathroom — and the shower in particular — has become a therapeutic retreat in homes of any size,” said Rebecca Kolls, senior director home strategist at Iconoculture, a corporate executive board company. “An effective showerhead brings an experience that’s as good as it gets — the golden ticket for relaxation whenever someone wants or needs it. It’s a step away.”

It’s time to truly enjoy your shower and create the ultimate getaway. After all, you deserve it. And the multiple spray settings of the Caldwell collection are perfect for everyone in the house, with a slide bar that allows users to easily adjust the handheld showerhead up or down to the preferred height with just the push of button.

Zen in the den

The TV is blaring, the phone is ringing off the hook, and power cords from everything from the Blu-ray to the Wii to the table lamp are refusing to stay neatly tucked away. Your den area might be a go-to hangout place, but it’s still easy to create peace amid the chaos.

Decluttering is one of the simplest things you can do to create order and a sense of calm. Remove items that haven’t been used in months and get rid of furniture that serves little to no function. The less clutter your den has, the better you’ll feel. It’s also important to open the windows whenever possible. Less mess and fresh air can easily change the outlook of a room.

Perfection on the patio

Don’t let that drab patio furniture or lackluster backyard get you down this season. A few pieces of bright colors can really change your outlook. Start off by planting flowers to spruce up the look of your space — no matter how small. Even if you don’t have a yard to put them in, flowers can be housed in pots, on balcony railings and even hung from the ceiling. They are the perfect addition of color and soothing smells.

Another great idea is to update your seating areas on your patio. A comfortable rocker, glider or lounge chair could be the perfect addition to create an inviting area for you to escape in a book or relax and unwind socializing with friends. If you already have seating, create an attractive and comfortable update with seat cushions.