The bathroom is perhaps the most heavily trafficked room in any home and it needs to be safe and functional which is why modern shower kits are so very helpful – they provide everything you need for a great shower. If your bath or shower could use some improvement you may wish to consider the addition of a hand held showerhead – these originated in Europe where older buildings had no indoor plumbing but they have come to symbolize luxury, in part because they make it easy to enjoy a relaxing water massage.
Most hand held showerheads can be installed without the assistance of a plumber; use them to shampoo hair, bathe children, wash pets, water plants or clean the tub or shower enclosure. Add a shower seat or bench and you can enjoy a shower while seated; this is especially useful for seniors and invalids. The great thing about a hand held showerhead is that you can target the water spray precisely where you want it.
Practical additions to your bathroom
Towel warmers are another practical addition to any bathroom; use them to warm baby clothes and blankets, dry swimwear and fine washables or dry towels completely. There are freestanding, wall mounted and counter top models available.
Z-Foot Fogless™ LED Lighted Fog-Free Shower Mirror with LCD Clock, $29.99, Bedbathandbeyond.com
Most bathrooms need as much light as possible for safety and good grooming. An overhead light alone is generally not enough – add lighted bathroom and vanity mirrors, wall sconces or even a shower light to make the room feel larger and better meet your needs. Often times the light fixtures simply need to be cleaned; any burned out or missing light bulbs should be replaced with new ones at the highest wattage recommended for the fixture.