According to a study, the average person spends about 1.5 years in the bathroom over the course of his/her lifetime! Right, 1.5 years – and I bet you’ll agree that it’s not worth that amount of time spending in an inconvenient and unsightly environment of the darkly, average bathroom.
Whether you are getting a new home or have spent some precious year in your abode, it is never too late to upgrade. Here are some top tips to make your bathroom a comfortable haven to make spending your few minutes in it everyday worth the while!
Comfy floor, ease of mind
Rugs – the easy solution to your cold floors. Ideally, you may want to buy a rug that matches the colour of your bathroom tiles, one that is relatively easy to clean. Rugs would make the cold bearable, and not wet the already slippery tiles, thus makes accidents avoidable.
Aside from the price range, you should consider functionality in choosing a rug, should be good in absorbing water and be able to dry,should be made of long-lasting materials but feels like a soft towel once you set your foot on it, and finally, should have a superior nonskid backing to ensure safety.
Invest in a practical bath
Whether made of thermoformed acrylic, porcelain enameled steel, fiberglass-reinforced polyester, or porcelain enameled cast iron, installed as a stand-alone fixture or in conjunction with a shower, a bath tub is both a practical and a good bathroom investment.
There are now practical walk-in baths, like the one pictured below that allows for convenient and relaxing bath times. This particular bath has an inward opening door that saves you space, along with other features as a lift powered seat to gently lower and raise the bather at the touch of a button – very easy to use for those with mobility issues. It is also worth spending on a good showerhead.
Bathroom lighting is one of the most overlooked aspect at most homes. We spend a great amount of time planning to get the perfect lighting balance in living rooms and kitchens, while the bathroom doesn’t get as much as a second glance. The best available for the bathroom is of course, the natural lights coming in from the window. If it ain’t possible to install a window, mood lighting is your best option.
Harsh lights can make the bathroom look unwelcoming. In contrast, mood lighting makes a bathroom a lot cosier. It’s not hard to find lighting that would give the bathroom atmosphere a good mood, nowadays, even bathroom cabinets feature such functions!
That cosy smell!
Bathrooms doesn’t smell good, that’s a fact. The easy way to get away with the unwanted smell is to spray air freshener around the room, but it can be quite overpowering for the sensitive noses.
I find that lighting scented candles every now and then can maintain a constantly pleasant smell in the bathroom, also do-it-yourself gels with your favourite scents. Best of all, keeping the laundry sorted and making sure they are washed soon enough will keep stink at bay.
That colour has a big effect on us has been proved in many studies, colours can change our mood, make us calm or agitate us, colours can make us eat a lot, even keep us happy. And because it’s your bathroom, you have the last say to which one you’d want to paint.
While creams and aquatic tones but can be calming, it might differ to another person. I find yellow pleasing to the eyes, for example.
Whatever colour you choose, though, make the shade complementary to the room rather than the standout feature. Bright, garish shades – while working in some rooms – aren’t exactly conducive with chilling out.
It may take some time and involve some money, but it’s worth these easy ways to make your bathroom a more relaxing place to be!
Guest post by Stef of Stitches of Life.