Everyone wants their bathroom to be an oasis from their everyday life, but sometimes what they want conflicts with what makes things better in the long run. Or, they don’t fully consider all of their options when making renovations, and they end up making things harder for themselves by accident. To try to mitigate some of these situations, here are a few things to heavily consider when deciding to renovate your bathroom.
Get a water filter under the sink.
Water filters are everywhere in our lives, whether we notice them or not. In fact, every time you drink water, from any source in your home, the water has been treated to some extent. But that also means that if you aren’t using your own water filter, you are letting someone else make the choice for you and your family. Ecopurehome is one of the best sources to find water filters. We insist that you buy a water filter because it helps to make your home a healthier, safer place—and installing one in the bathroom is a no-brainer. How often do you use your sink water in your mouth or on your hands? Every day, multiple times a day? Then it makes sense why you want that water to be cleaner and more pristine.
Get a better storage system.
Families with multiple kids tend to have those kids share the same bathroom. This means that there is usually one kid that hogs the bathroom, while the rest are left to use Mom and Dad’s or go outside. That is why we encourage that you consider adding more storage to your bathroom. There are many ways to do this, but the most popular recently is by creating roll-out cabinets instead of open-door cabinets. Now, this works best for cabinets that are up on the walls, because you can utilize the full height and length of the cabinet. If your cabinets are on the floor, or under sinks, there are also a lot of helpful storage solutions. You’ll have to get creative with your particular situation but remember that storage is a huge part of a happy bathroom.
Consider how hard it will be to clean.
Have you ever stepped into a friend’s bathroom, or a bathroom in a restaurant, and immediately felt gross? This happens sometimes when we believe that the bathroom is dirty or hasn’t been cleaned properly. This isn’t a reflection of how we view our friend or the establishment, it’s just a feeling. So that’s why when you pick the pieces for your new bathroom, you need to consider how hard it will be for you to go behind them and clean. Picking super modern pieces tends to make the process easier because you can pick floating toilets or baths without legs, but they also don’t tend to match the rest of your lived-in house. So, the goal is to pick something that fits your aesthetic, without being a monster to clean.
Go with non-slip floors.
Most accidents that happen in our homes happen in our bathrooms. This statistic is what makes bathroom renovation important. It gives us room to fix these problem issues before our family becomes another incident. Most homeowners are content to throw down nonslip rugs or towels as they step out of the shower, but those only do so much to protect you, and they come with a host of other issues. When you factor in things like mold, or dirt from outside, or bacteria on the floor, it becomes clearer why we don’t want rugs and towels on the floor. Not to mention that some of those nonslip features still slip. Consider getting nonslip flooring. It’ll help you with staying safe in the bathroom. And while you’re installing the new floor, you can also consider getting floor warmers to heat the tile for after you step out of the hot shower. (It’s a game-changer, believe me.)
Change those lights.
One of the most used features in bathrooms is to apply makeup or use the lights for getting ready to go out. That is why the lights are so important to the person in the bathroom. Lights coming from the top of a mirror are great, but they tend to only show you from a particular angle. This is why people check themselves in other mirrors in their home before leaving for the day or night. Relieve this issue by adding more and better lighting around the bathroom. The light will help you fix issues on your person before you leave the house, and if you install dimmers as well, the light will also help you relax once you’re back home again.
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