When you’re getting settled at your new home or conducting a renovation, it can be understandable if the bathroom gets neglected. After all, you need to outfit your living room with new furniture, and your kitchen requires numerous new gadgets and utensils. However, bathroom necessities are just as critical as those for any other area in the house.
Keep in mind that your bathroom will be used frequently throughout the day not only by you, but also by any guests you may have over. After all this room is where you go to unwind after a long day and the place you visit first thing in the morning. Here is a list of 9 must-haves that you should definitely consider for your new bathroom:
Shower Bath Mat
Investing in an absorbent shower bath mat is one of the best ways to ensure the safety of your home’s bathrooms. The mat is a great method to avoid any mishaps in the bathroom. Having a bath mat in your home has several advantages, but perhaps the most important is that it reduces the risk of slips and falls.
Of course, not every shower will be incredibly risky, but there is always the remote danger that you could slip and fall. Having a rubber bath mat in the shower not only prevents slips and falls by providing traction for your feet but also provides peace of mind.
Most bath mats are made from soft, absorbent materials that are designed for comfortable use. This could be anything from rubber to bamboo or even fabric. The most important thing is to make sure that you choose one that is suitable for your bathroom and can be safely used in wet areas.
Plus, these small mats have a huge impact on the overall aesthetic of a bathroom. With so many variations to choose from, you can easily find one that will blend in with your existing decor. If you want something more luxurious, you can also find plush mats that will make your bathroom feel like a spa.
Those that want a minimalist or simplistic look can also find models that offer an understated yet sophisticated look. Solid-coloured varieties offer a modern twist on a classic style but you can also find multi-coloured options that add more depth and character to the room.
Hair dryers, electric toothbrushes, electric razors, and curling irons are just some of the many electrical devices that compete for counter space and outlets in restrooms. Do you ever wish they would just disappear into thin air? If you wire the interior of your medicine chests and drawers, that would be possible. Keep them hidden away until you actually need them.
For women, shaving their legs in the shower is an ongoing dilemma that requires better solutions There’s nowhere to put your leg to keep it out of the way of the cascading water, and the soap will be gone before you can get the razor to your leg.
A shower niche is a space that can be used as a footrest, providing a stylish and unobtrusive alternative. Some shampoo shelves and a footstool built into a tiled nook would be another option. They can be crafted from the leftover stone from your counter to unify the look of your vanity and shower. Straightforward and effective.
Consider handheld models as well as fixed ones when deciding on a showerhead. These showers, while more cumbersome than their stationary counterparts because to their hoses and pivoting heads, offer one major advantage: they are much simpler to clean.
That thing that hangs from the ceiling and sprays water on you while you shower? Amazing, although I wouldn’t recommend trying to clean the shower walls with it. This also applies to wall-mounted showerheads. If you can’t decide between the two, a diverter between the two is a good middle ground. This will allow you to enjoy the benefits of both the main and handheld showerheads, whether you’re just cleaning up or treating yourself to a spa day.
Dimming Light Switches
A dimmer switch is an indispensable appliance in any home, but especially in the bathroom. For example, to ease the transition from sleep to wakefulness, it’s helpful to be able to turn down the lights before beginning your daily activities.
As an added bonus, a dimmer switch can simulate the moody glow of candlelight without the inherent danger. Dim the lights and draw a hot bath for the ultimate at-home relaxation.
You should always keep a little caddy of cleaning goods in your bathroom, even if it’s located next to the kitchen (where most people keep cleaning supplies). Keep a bottle of mirror and glass shower door cleaner on hand, as well as a bottle of toilet and floor disinfectant, a scrub brush, and a sponge to clean up the most used surfaces such as the floor, the bath mats and your bathroom basin. This way you’re investing in your own convenience, cleanliness and functionality.