We spend a lot of time in the bathroom each day. Why not make the time spend there as enjoyable, relaxing, and easy as possible?
A wide variety of bathroom accessories and fixtures exist that serve just that purpose. You can really choose to go all out and completely transform your bathroom into your own personal spa retreat, or you can select a few key items that you think you will enjoy and use the most.
Either way, read through our article below to find some inspiration on some of the accessories you can add and changes you can make to your bathroom that are sure to make it the most functional and luxurious room in your home.
The fixtures are the foundation of a bathroom. Taking time to choose fixtures that deliver what you need is an important step in creating a more functional and enjoyable space.
While the fixtures deliver the foundation of your space, you will definitely be able to select options that show off your taste and style. Keep reading to identify some of the fixtures you may want to update to improve your space.
A freestanding tub is the perfect way to add a touch of luxury and style to your bathroom. Adding a freestanding tub to a bathroom design gives you much more flexibility than you'd receive when adding a build-in tub. This is because the design of a freestanding tub allows for them to be put anywhere in the bathroom, not simply against a wall.
A clawfoot tub is one example of a freestanding tub, but it is certainly not the only option available. You can find freestanding tubs in all shapes and sizes designed to fit any style. Freestanding tubs are typically less expensive and easier to install than a built-in tub, and can even increase the resale value of your home.
On average, we spend one hour and 42 minutes on the toilet each week. Clearly, you deserve a comfortable spot to take care of your business. Investing in a new toilet can bring many benefits to your bathroom.
First, you'll be able to select a model that is comfortable for you. Toilets come in two heights: standard height and chair height. If you're like many, you may find that a chair height toilet is more comfortable for your knees and back. This toilet type is also easier to sit on and get up from.
Another reason you should treat yourself to a new toilet is that it will likely be more efficient than your current toilet. Unless you've recently replaced your toilet, odds are that it uses a lot more water per flush that newer toilets. Today, you can find toilets that use less than 1.5 gallons of water per flush, whereas older models may use as much as 7 gallons per flush.
Buying a new toilet doesn't have to be a 'boring' purchase either. There are many different styles that can contribute to the overall look you're going for in your bathroom.
If you really want to pamper yourself, you could purchase a luxury toilet. These toilets include features such as heated and/or massaging seats, air dryers, water heaters, and bidet attachments.
Luxury Shower Head
Make your daily shower as enjoyable and relaxing as possible with a new luxury shower head. Luxury shower heads can transform your shower in just about anyway you'd like.
You could choose a handheld shower head that offers massaging functions and allows you to provide any part of your body with a targeted and relaxing massage. You may also choose a rain shower head. This option is larger and can provide you with a relaxing stream of water to start your day or calm you down after a long day.
You could get the best of both worlds by purchasing a dual shower head. This type of product includes two different water sources: a more fixed shower head paired with a handheld shower head.
If your space allows for it, adding a double vanity will make your life so much easier in the bathroom. Whether you live alone or share your bathroom with a partner or roommate, there is always too much stuff on the bathroom counter. From toothbrushes, water flossers, razors, makeup, hair styling equipment, and so much more, there never seems to be any space available and things are always getting knocked over.
Adding a double vanity will provide you with so much more space where you can spread out and not worry about being so careful not to accidentally tip something over. If you don't have space for a full double vanity, consider purchasing a vanity that is wider than what you currently have. Even a few inches of space will make a considerable difference.
Another benefit of a double vanity is that it makes it easier for two people to get ready at the same time. So, if you have a partner or roommate that leaves for work around the same time as you, you will both appreciate being able to get ready at the same time and not trying to fight over the bathroom.
Choosing the right mirror for your space can allow you to show off your style and taste. Bathroom mirrors don't have to be boring medicine cabinets. You can find options to match any décor scheme. Mirrors are available with a trendy and modern look, and you can also find options that deliver a more classic or sophisticated touch to your space.
In addition to the style they can add to a space, you can also find options that will make your bathroom more functional. Some mirrors included LED lights that can make it easier for you to see to get ready in the morning. With some models, these lights can even be dimmed to create the feel of a relaxing spa retreat.
It seems that nearly everything these days is electronic. And, bathroom accessories are no exception. You'll find a variety of electronic accessory must-haves for your bathroom.
An electric toothbrush can make brushing your teeth easier and more effective. Many people who brush using a manual toothbrush, don't use the right techniques or brush for the recommended amount of time. Electric toothbrushes are designed to remedy both of these issues.
They include rotating or vibrating brush heads that can help remove plaque and tartar. Many also have a timer feature that will help make sure you brush for the recommended two minutes.
You can also select an electric toothbrush more tailored to your individual dental health needs. Some models have different brushing modes that can help with teeth whitening, massaging gums, or be more comfortable for people with sensitive teeth.
An electric toothbrush can also help remind you when it is time to replace the brush head. Some models feature fading bristles while others will alert you with a digital reminder when your brush head needs to be replaced.
You also aren't limited to one brush head style with most electric toothbrushes. Many brands offer different options to allow you to choose the style and bristle design that you like best.
Flossing your teeth is an important part of maintaining good dental health. It helps remove food or plaque that has become stuck between your teeth, out of the reach of your toothbrush. A water flosser is an alternative to traditional flossing for you to consider.
With a water flosser, a nozzle directs a pressurized stream of water into your mouth, between your teeth and around your gum lines. This stream of water can help remove food that has become stuck between your teeth and provide a massage for your gums.
Water flossers are very easy to use and can allow you to get at areas in your mouth that would be more challenging to reach with floss. They are an especially good alternative to people who have braces or bridges or have had other dental work done that would make it more challenging to use string floss.
If you're looking for a water flosser, you'll find that there are several options available. You can even find options designed to be more portable and compact. These would be great to consider if you travel frequently or are very tight on space in your bathroom.
If you wear makeup, a makeup mirror can make your morning routine so much easier. These mirrors include lights and magnification to help you see exactly what you're doing. You'll find that it is easier and quicker to apply your makeup each morning, and since you'll be able to clearly see what you're doing, you'll be able to achieve the exact look you're going for.
You can find lighted make up mirrors that mount on your wall, or there are other options that can sit on the counter in your bathroom. All different shapes and layouts are available, so you'll be able to select what will work best for you. Some models feature a two-sided mirror that flips over to let you view your face with no magnification on one side and somewhere between 7X and 10X magnification on the other side. There are other options that feature a tri-fold design that will provide even more magnification options.
Smart Bathroom Scale
A smart bathroom scale can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. These products function as so much more than a simple scale that simply tells you how much you weigh. Many also can help you calculate your BMI, percentage of body fat, muscle mass, bone mass, metabolic age and more.
Smart scales connect with an app over Bluetooth that will let you view your data, monitor changes in your body, and set goals for your personal health and fitness journey.
Most smart scales can be programmed to allow multiple users to create their own profiles and monitor their progress.
Heated Toilet Seat
A heated toilet seat is a simple way you can turn your existing toilet into a luxury product. You'll be able to keep the seat warm and remove that cold and unexpected shock that is not enjoyable when you're sitting down to use the restroom.
Heated toilet seats are designed to be easy to install on your existing toilet. They are available for both elongated and round seats.
Some heated seats you find may even have additional features, including a nightlight or bidet attachment.
You just can't obtain a truly clean feeling with toilet paper. Adding a bidet, or a toilet seat with a bidet attachment, will help you freshen up and feel completely clean. There are other benefits associated with using a bidet as well.
Bidets can help with a variety of health problems including hemorrhoids and constipation. Since you won't be using toilet paper, it will also be less likely that you'll have to deal with a clogged toilet. Plus, bidets can even save you money since you'll need to decrease the amount of toilet paper you need to purchase.
Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
If you've ever been to a spa, you know soothing and relaxing music is one of the elements that contributes to the overall spa experience. If you're looking to create your own spa in your bathroom, you won't be able to effectively do so without music. Purchasing a waterproof Bluetooth speaker is a great way to safely listen to music in the bathroom without worrying about accidentally splashing water on something that shouldn't get wet.
When you start looking for waterproof Bluetooth speakers, you'll see that there are lots of options available. Today's technology will ensure that you're still able to enjoy high-quality sounding music through the speaker you select.
There are some options that are designed to suction to your shower wall, or you may choose to purchase a more versatile option that you can also bring with you to the pool or beach.
Taking a hot and relaxing shower feels so good. That is, until you turn off the shower and step out into the cold bathroom. Help remove some of the shock from the drastic change in temperature by investing in a towel warmer.
There are different styles of towel warmers you can choose from, depending on your preferences and the available space in your bathroom. Some towel warmers are shaped like a laundry basket, while others feature a cabinet-style design.
Another option you have it to purchase a heated towel bar. If you are tight on space, this is probably the best option for you to consider.
Functional and Decorative Accessories
The smaller accessories you add to your space can have a big impact on both its function and décor. We've highlighted a few indispensable accessories that you'll definitely want to consider adding to your space.
Some of these accessories are designed to keep your space more organized and easier to use, while others will help you incorporate your personal style and preferences into the design of your space. Some of the options we share below can help you accomplish both of these goals.
Every shower needs a shower curtain, but you can also use your shower curtain as a way to contribute to your bathroom's décor. There are so many options available that you can find something to go with every style or theme you may choose to use when decorating your bathroom.
You may choose a more neutral design that coordinate with the other decorations and artwork you add to your space, or you may decide to be bolder and make your shower curtain the focal point of your space.
Sure, a plain towel can function as a bathmat. It will dry your feet when you step out of the shower. However, there is nothing luxurious about stepping out from the shower onto a bath towel. Look for something more luxurious that will not only dry your feet, but make you feel like you just stepped out onto a cloud.
Some materials you may want to consider when choose a bathmat include microfiber, memory foam, and chenille. Be sure to select an option that has a non-slip back to help it stay and in place and prevent it from sliding all around your bathroom.
Investing in a few nice sets of towels is a decision you'll be happy with. Choosing quality towels can help prevent them from looking tattered and raggedy too quickly. Plus, high-quality towels are made using better materials and will feel great against your skin.
When choosing a towel set, consider the different colors and patterns already present in your bathroom. Look for a product that coordinates with the room's décor. Matching the color of your towels with your bathmat can also provide for a more cohesive look.
Bathroom Accessory Set
A bathroom accessory set is a purchase that can add to the aesthetics of your space, while also being very functional. Bathroom accessory sets typically include a soap dispenser, toothbrush holder, cup, and tissue box cover.
You can look for an accessory set that coordinates with your décor to help tie everything together. Buying an accessory set will also make your space look more finished and complete that just having a mix-match of different products, colors, and patterns.
A shower caddy is not really a purchase that is going to add to the style of your space, but it will definitely make it more functional. Shower caddies can help you keep all the different personal care products you use in the shower within easy reach. You don't have to worry about filling up each corner of your shower or tub with tons of bottles and tubes.
Shower caddies come in a variety of sizes, so you should be able to find an option that will hold everything you need it to. It'll be so nice to be able to just grab what you need without worrying about knocking all of the bottle off the edge of your bathtub!
Bathroom drawers are well-known for being a catch-all. If you have one of these drawers where everything just gets tossed all together and you can never find what you're looking for, look for a set of drawer organizers. Drawer organizer sets include compartments of different sizes which will make it much easier for you to keep all of your accessories and products organized and easy to find.
Over-the-Door Tool Holder
Unless you're lucky to enjoy a massive amount of cabinet space in your bathroom, your hair dryer, straightener, and other tools likely end up in a jumbled and tangled mess.
You can purchase an over-the-door tool holder to keep everything more organized and more easily accessible. You'll find that this purchase can greatly reduce the time and frustration associated with digging out your hair dryer and other tools every morning.
Soft Close Toilet Seat
A soft close toilet seat is the solution you've been looking for if you're tired of the slamming sound your toilet's lid makes when it closes. They are also a good option to consider if you have young children who could get their fingers pinched by a lid that closes too quickly.
Soft close toilet seats do exactly what it sounds like-they close very quietly. You'll simply need to give the lid a little tap towards the base, and it will continue to close slowly and quietly.
Personal Care Products
Finally, when planning out your bathroom space, you can forget about the personal care products. We've highlighted a few options that will make the time you spend in the bathroom a touch more enjoyable and luxurious.
If you enjoy a relaxing bath, you'll definitely want to stock up on some bath bombs. Bath bombs come in different scents and colors to provide you with a simply amazing experience. Some bath bombs also include essential oils that are designed to help you relax, feel more energized, or create a romantic environment.
A bath pillow is another must-have product if you're looking to treat yourself to a spa day at home. A relaxing bath is nice, but resting your head against the hard side wall is not exactly comfortable. Add a bath pillow to provide support and comfort to make your bath that much more enjoyable.
Yet another bath-related product you should consider is a bathtub caddy. A bathtub caddy is a long tray designed to stretch over the width of a bathtub. You can use it as a convenient place to keep your phone or tablet handy when relaxing in the bath, as a place to place a glass of wine to sip as you soak, or even to hold some light snacks to enjoy during your bath.
Having the items you'll want within easy reach can make it easier to take a longer and more relaxing bath. You'll definitely be happy with your decision to purchase a bathtub caddy and will likely wonder how you ever lived without it.
With the amount of time we spend in our bathrooms each day, we deserve for them to be an enjoyable place to visit. Adding the right fixtures and accessories will not only transform the look and feel of your bathroom, it will transform how you are able to use and enjoy the space.
Cluttered and disorganized bathrooms can add to our stress, as can a space that simply doesn't match our style and taste. Take some time to reflect on the different items on our list, and select several that you feel will have the greatest impact on your space. Slowly start making changes, and you'll be impressed with the results. Or, if it is time for an all-out bathroom remodel, start with a blank canvas and create your dream space.