A poor bathroom design could certainly affect how fast you get over your morning routine each day. But it doesn’t have to be that way if you decide to upgrade your bathroom.
Speed up your morning routine with these practical bathroom improvements, and remember to always get an expert’s advice if you get stuck.
1) Shower upgrade
Low water pressure is sure to slow you down in the morning – imagine all the time you could be saving if you weren’t waiting for the rinse to run clear!
If shower streams feel weak, the water heats up too slowly, or can’t maintain the desired temperature; it might be time for an upgrade.
Low water pressure in the shower could be due to a number of causes, such as clogs, leaks, an unsuitable pipe size, and improper water sources.
Start by replacing the shower head first, as simple build-up can cause lower pressure. Opt for a smaller showerhead, as this generally provides more pressure.
But if that doesn’t work, your contractor may need to look for leaks or clogs, or suggest boosters to improve water pressure.
Also, if you enjoy hot showers in the morning, consider replacing your heating system as well if it isn’t working optimally.
Save time waiting for the water to heat up, as new, more efficient systems typically take less than 30 seconds to heat!
2) Storage, organisers, and accessories
A messy bathroom will not only slow you down in the morning, but could also make it less enjoyable to get ready, and probably even affect your mood.
But with an organised bathroom, everything is in its place and within reach, which will cut your prep time down significantly. Moreover, one that’s clutter-free is generally easier to maintain and keep clean.
Also, rather than having to travel from one room to the next to get your towel and other bath items; consider adding storage to your bathroom.
For smaller bathrooms, think about customising cabinetry when you remodel, to maximise the space available.
3) Double sinks
If you have to share a bathroom with your partner (or if siblings share a family bathroom), getting ready in the morning can take forever.
Double sinks can be the solution and even a potentially value-increasing home improvement. Even double mirrors (or even a single extra-wide mirror) means you won’t have to waste time taking turns.
And believe it or not, having your own sink may even reduce potential conflicts when getting ready.
If you aren’t keen on the idea of separate sinks, single trough-styles with double faucets may prove a better fit.
4) Lighted vanity mirrors
Consider installing task lighting for mirrors to improve visibility when putting on makeup or shaving in the morning.
While it may not directly save time, it does set up the perfect condition for everyday grooming. Moreover, newer tech for mirror lighting can even imitate natural light (goodbye garish foundation).
You could also add other lighted accessories such as backlit pull-out magnifier mirrors for tweezing, makeup, or a closer shave, etc.
Lighted mirrors are not just practical – they can be decorative too. For instance, LED backlit lighted mirrors are a perfect match for minimalist, modern, or smaller bathrooms.
On the other hand, if you are into making an instant statement, Hollywood bulb-lit mirrors are just the ticket!
5) Appliances section
You can speed up your prep time in the morning by having all your necessary appliances plugged in and ready to go.
Consider installing additional safety plug points for your electric shavers, hairdryers, etc. You’ll also want a secure waterproof space to house these electric pieces.
For instance, installing holders (away from water sources/splashback) or even a drawer insert or organiser, complete with electrical outlets should solve it!
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