As much as we may not realize, we actually spend an awful lot of time in our bathrooms. In fact, they’re one of the most popular renovations to do in a home after move-in, or even if you’re renting.
Your bathroom is generally where you implement your important morning and nighttime routines to keep yourself looking and feeling your best – so of course, you want to do that in a beautiful environment.
But, after you’ve picked out your perfect wallpaper, the best subway tiles for your shower, and all the fixtures, there are more minor and more affordable upgrades to your bathroom that you don’t even need to consult a contractor on.
Let’s take a look at some restroom “must-haves” to upgrade your new bathroom even further.
These days we’re overrun with commercials for different toilet paper products. You may not even notice how many Instagram ads you get about how your home isn’t complete without a subscription to a bamboo toilet paper service or some other sustainable company producing their must-have TP.
The truth is, though, you can’t get more sustainable than a bidet. And, fortunately, there are plenty of bidets you can install on your own in less than half an hour.
Not only do bidets get you as clean as possible, but they also have a much smaller environmental impact than the best-intentioned toilet tissues.
Additionally, if you are a parent struggling with the wiping aspect of potty training with your toddler or young child, bidets can be a godsend. While they’re common in European homes, they are slowly and steadily gaining popularity in the US.
Be one of the first in your social circle to install and bidet and create the ripple effect the world needs.
2. Mouthwash Dispenser
Say you’ve got your minimalist design in your bathroom down to a “t,” but you still feel like something is missing. You like having the things you use daily at eye level or on the counter but don’t want to stare at the loud marketing of your bottle of Listerine.
Enter the mouthwash dispenser. These come in a variety of neutral colors that compliment any decor scheme and make part of your dental hygiene routine relaxing and luxurious at the same time.
In addition to mouthwash dispensers, you should have all visible products contained in streamlined containers that don’t necessarily have to match but flow without breaking the easiness of the atmosphere.
3. Scents That Vibe
Our bathrooms are the rooms we go to where we know we can relax and unwind in a nice bath with some Epsom salts and erase the day’s stress. An essential part of that relaxing vibe is the scents we have in our bathroom.
You can go the route of diffusing sticks, incense, or essential oil diffusers, but incorporating scents that match your vibe is crucial to getting the most unwinding experience possible after a long day – or just because you deserve it!
Show yourself some serious self-love and splurge on some scented candles (lavender is a popular and common relaxing favorite) to make the most out of all the money you put into renovating this crucial room in your household.
4. Hidden Storage
If you live in a small home, you know how important it is that most of your furniture can serve some sort of storage purpose. Well, no matter the size of your home, chances are, your bathroom isn’t an enormous room in the house, not by a long shot.
Make sure you’re adding in some streamlined storage to keep your linens, toiletries, and anything else you may need on hand and in style. The storage underneath our sinks often isn’t enough, even for the strictest minimalist.
Visit The Container Store, IKEA, or even just Pinterest for inspiration. Make sure you stick to your bathroom’s color scheme and esthetic – though that should go without saying.
Your home bathroom should be a place of peace – whether it’s the bathroom right off your bedroom or just the half bath off the foyer. Making sure you add these small details to maximize the comfort and beauty of the room pays off and requires minimal investment.
So, here’s to you and your relaxing nights to come!