The bathroom is perhaps the most heavily trafficked room in any home, especially during the morning rush hour. It should be as safe and functional as possible – medicine and vanity cabinets should open and close effortlessly, drains should clear in a flash and faucets should not leak. Assuming you have all of the basic operating systems under control, there are some great décor ideas like a shower or tub radio that can make any bathroom more enjoyable and improve the overall bathing experience.
Selecting Mirrors & Accessories
White Medicine Cabinet with Wicker Baskets, $139.99, bedbathandbeyond.com
A fogless shower mirror lets you shave in the shower which can expedite the morning grooming process; wall mounted liquid soap, shampoo and conditioner dispensers can help to eliminate tub and shower clutter and better control portion use. Use a toothpaste dispenser to eliminate mess and waste and monitor portion control.
Selecting Shower Heads
HealthSmart LumaTemp LED Shower Head in Chrome, $34.99, bedbathandbeyond.com
Perhaps the most useful addition to any bathroom is a handheld showerhead; most can be installed without the assistance of a plumber. A handheld showerhead makes it easy to shampoo hair, bathe children, wash pets, water plants and clean the tub or shower enclosure. Add a shower bench or seat and enjoy a relaxing shower massage while seated or sit while you bathe and shampoo your hair. If you are dealing with an injury a handheld showerhead is invaluable because it lets you direct the water spray precisely where you need it.
Wrap yourself in a hot fluffy towel after every bath – the simple addition of a heated towel rack can dramatically improved every bath or shower experience.