If your bathroom feels boring or uncomfortable in any way, it’s time to make a change. Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms of your home, responsible for housing you during your most vulnerable moments and serving an important function for your family (and anyone who visits).
A better bathroom will improve your quality of life dramatically, helping you feel better about your home – and possibly even granting you specific health benefits. Better yet, many of the best upgrades you can make are inexpensive, making them accessible to the majority of the population.
First, think about installing a better high-pressure showerhead. Your showerhead is responsible for directing the flow of water when you’re bathing; you may not think much of it, especially if you’re used to how your shower is currently performing, but if your showerhead has low flow, it could result in a much less comfortable and less desirable experience.
High-pressure showerheads provide a much more consistent and powerful stream of water so you can feel cleaner and shower more comfortably. You can also invest in a shower head with multiple settings, so you can customize your experience or serve multiple family members with different preferences simultaneously.
If you don’t want to invest in a high-pressure showerhead, at least consider removing your current showerhead and cleaning it. Removing the debris can lead to a much better stream of water.
A Functional Bidet
Bidets are an awesome upgrade for cleanliness and comfort – and they’re much more environmentally friendly than old-fashioned toilet paper. Traditionally, bidets were installed as a standalone installation in bathrooms, making them expensive and cumbersome to include. But these days, you can get an attachment for your current toilet or toilet seat for a minimal cost and relatively easy installation.
You’ll save a lot of money on toilet paper this way. More importantly, you’ll be much more comfortable when cleaning up after using the bathroom. Even better, research shows using a bidet can reduce your susceptibility to certain health complications, like hemorrhoids.
Have you ever thought your current mirror was boring? It’s not a thought that crosses most of our minds, but with a few high-tech upgrades, you can easily make your mirror “smart” and interactive. After these basic changes, you can review the weather forecast, see the time, and get notifications about your morning, all while brushing your teeth. Whether you’re interested in higher productivity or you just love the sleek look of digital mirrors, it’s worth the upgrade.
Compared to traditional incandescent light bulbs and even fluorescent bulbs, LEDs are better in almost every conceivable way. LEDs are brighter, they use less energy, they’re more flexible in their function, and they last longer. These bulbs are more expensive than other types of bulbs, but the investment is usually worth it, saving you money on replacement bulbs over time and reducing your electricity bills.
If you have a conventional glass door for your shower, bathing may leave you feeling exposed. Even if no one else is in the room with you, that vulnerability can get to you and make you feel uncomfortable. Installing privacy glass can make you feel more secure and open up the room so that other people can use it while you’re showering.
If you’re ready to splurge on something truly incredible, consider installing modern heated floors. We’ve all had the experience of stepping onto cold tile in the middle of a cold winter night; it’s jarring and unpleasant to say the least. Heating the floor from below will spare you from this troublesome development and provide you with a much warmer and more comfortable bathroom overall.
Water Reduction Installations
You can also install “smart water assistants,” designed to detect leaks anywhere in your home. Once installed, you’ll have a much better understanding of how you’re using water in the bathroom and throughout the house – and you won’t have to worry about leaks while you’re away.
Don’t underestimate the power of scent on a person’s state of mind. Sometimes, all it takes is the introduction of a simple, pleasant scent like lavender to fundamentally change someone’s experience. Candles, incense, and air fresheners can all help you improve the atmosphere of your bathroom.
Better Towels and Rugs
These are simple upgrades, but there’s some of the best and easiest that you can make. With more absorbent, softer towels and rugs, every trip to your bathroom will feel like a visit to the spa.
You don’t have to go for all these upgrades, nor do you need a major renovation to change how you feel in your own bathroom. Sometimes, even a handful of free and inexpensive changes is all it takes to completely transform your space.