6 Tips to Make Your Bathroom a Sanctuary
A lot of us spend more time in the bathroom than maybe any other room in the house. Between personal grooming needs and other relaxation uses, the bathroom can be something more than just where you go to use the toilet. With these few tips in mind, hopefully you can see your bathroom as a place to go to relax and get away from it all.
1) Keep your bathroom clean.
A clean bathroom is much easier to enjoy than one filled with grime and dirt. According to Merry Maids, be sure to clean your toilet once or twice a week. Ideally, you should be wiping down the sink and mirror area after every use to avoid water getting underneath the sink and potentially creating water damage problems. But once a week, you ought to do a more thorough cleaning of the area. Be cognizant of the trash as well and empty on a regular basis as it gets more full.
2) Include storage for your hair care and skin care supplies.
One unattractive thing about a lot of bathrooms is the clutter around the sink. Install hanging baskets, or wicker baskets on the counter for hair and skin care supplies. Also, go through your various toiletries and make sure you ditch all the ones that are expired or you don’t use.
3) Add some art.
Whether it’s a painting of nature or something relevant to your family history like a collage of photos, add some art to your bathroom walls. It’s a fantastic way of reminding yourself of things you value or who you or your family is, while adding a perosnalized quality to a usually bland space.
4) Add entertainment.
While it’s appealing to add in a television you can watch while soaking in the tub, to attain a true sanctuary element, add in a waterproof radio or waterproof Bluetooth speaker that you can plug into and relax to music. Many are reasonably priced with stylish designs, suitable for most any bathroom.
5) Change the lighting.
If possible, utilize as much natural light in your remodel as you can. If you don’t have any natural light to work with, dim lighting can change your bathroom into more of a spa type of experience. Also get LED flameless candles as well to place around the bathroom to add in a more relaxing element.
6) Re-imagine your shower.
If you have the budget, talk to your local plumber to see how you can redesign the shower. They can likely install more of a steam shower for you which can completely change your experience in the shower. If you can’t afford a large change, get a massaging shower head. While bathtubs are largely appealing for soaking in the tub, don’t forget about redoing the shower itself.
With these tips, you are likely to be on your way to turn your bathroom into a place you actually want to stay and relax.