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January 2013, Author: Patricia Mitrano

Almost twenty years ago we had the pleasure of visiting Calistoga, in California’s Napa Valley, known for its hot springs and cool wines and enjoyed the ultimate spa experience. From the natural spring waters, luxurious Turkish towels and enticing scents, our spa treatments were sensory sonatas. I treasure the memory of a perfectly relaxing week.

Fast forward to now, challenged by a stressful working situation and the inability to break away even for a lunch. The abuse I put my body through is unconscionable and I wonder if our next “vacation” will ever take place.

Diane Allen of West Orange’s A Mother’s Touch Massage advises that being kind to yourself is as important as being kind to those around you. We must “breathe deeply and honor the journey.” With her encouragement and my resolve to treat myself better in 2013, I’m not going to wait until my next massage or vacation to de-stress my soul but will do so as a daily ritual right in my own home.

Rethinking the bathroom, and converting it from a functional room into a private, luxurious retreat is a growing trend. The room that claims your most intimate “me” time is also the one that makes the most investment sense to renovate or remodel. Realtors will attest to the fact that it is money well spent.



Converting a tired bathroom into a sensual oasis does not have to be created from square (or tile) one. Mo Soliman and Curb Appeal Designs have extensive experience with spa-inspired bathrooms and can make astute remodeling recommendations. Clients are outfitting their “home based spas” with heated floors, larger showers, and soaking tubs. For utility’s sake there are private toilets, dual sinks and elegant grab bars or benches. The emphasis in modern bathrooms is for comfort and luxury experienced in a conveniently functional sanctuary. Open airiness, coupled with rain head shower fixtures and tempered-glass floor-to-ceiling clear shower doors is a huge trend.  

A thoughtfully designed tiled floor will set the atmosphere of personal indulgence. Color, pattern and tinted grout provide unique effects. Ambient lighting could mean adding a window or even a skylight. A spa-inspired master bathroom could soon be sun-filled, bright and mood enhancing.  

With more responsibilities and more stress, we don’t disconnect from work when home. Make time for your down time and then make sure your down time is a truly indulgent experience. Have Curb Appeal Designs design and guide you toward your dream of a Calistoga in New Jersey. A mini-retreat of comfort and luxury awaits. You most certainly deserve it!

Curb Appeal Design, LLC, a licensed home & business service warranty and repair company uses the most up-to-date techniques and technology to safeguard your most valuable investment, your home. Founded in 1984 and managed by customer-focused president, Mo Soliman, Curb Appeal Design services NJ counties such as Morris, Union and Essex counties and surrounding areas including Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Summit, Livingston, West Orange, Madison, Short Hills, Millburn and Essex Fells, NJ.

Mo Soliman (973) 451-0203 -  www.curbappealdesign.biz

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