There’s nothing quite like getting fresh and clean in a warm bath; especially during the colder months. The bathroom is always a functional space; however, it can also be a serene space first thing in the morning to get ready for your day, or a calming sanctuary to ease the pressure you’ve felt at work. With the busy hustle and bustle of life, especially before the holiday season, it can be easy to let self care slide a little. You’ll be busy thinking about what gifts to buy and wrap, where to go for the best Christmas festivities, and cramming-in as much socializing as possible
However, it’s all too easy to end-up feeling exhausted by the time the new year arrives, and worst case scenario; unwell. Therefore, surely it’s worth investing in your wellbeing as soon as you can, and giving yourself the time and space to do so. Now is the best time to put a little effort and energy into your home bathroom environment so that you can enjoy the reward of pure relaxation, or a super fresh recharge, as often as you need. The following are some tips and ideas for those wanting to invest in their bathroom so that they can take better care of themselves as they thrive through the festive season and new year.
Function Is Still Key
You could have the most beautiful and opulent bathroom; however, if it doesn’t work properly, it’s as good as useless. Therefore, before you begin doing the fun, decorative, and indulgent stuff; make sure that you’ve checked that everything is functioning efficiently, and you’ve fixed any annoying drips, looked at any damp patches, and ensured the space is leak-free. Unless you’re a professional yourself; you’ll need to get some reputable plumbers in to take a look. They’ll be able to spot any issues that are currently happening and prevent any expensive, further damage.
If you’re considering investing in a new feature tap, plug, or shower head, a plumber will be able to fit them so that they are working well and should have lasting power, so it’s well worth the investment. Make sure to check the grout between your tiles, along with the sealant so that you can ensure moisture can get into where it shouldn’t be. Also, a little refresh of your splashback tiles behind the sink, is an ideal way to update the space, without spending a fortune, So, have a look at those smaller functional items, and consider making them more of a design feature to quickly and affordably freshen the bathroom interior.
Bath, Shower, Or Both?
Whether you’re a quick hot shower every morning or evening, or you prefer a longer soak in the tub, or perhaps you appreciate the two; it’s time to consider how those activities affect you. If you’re cringing every time you step foot in the shower, due to moldy grout or a blocked shower head; it’s going to start your whole day off in the wrong manner. And perhaps you can’t bear to get into the bath anymore, because all you see is the peeling paint above your head or the yellowing of the tiles and walls. What a shame to waste a space that you utilize regularly; surely it should be putting you in a great mood.
Therefore, start by doing a deep clean. Often, grout and sealant mold can be rectified with elbow grease and great cleaning products. However, if this is not the case, you can reseal or regrout the space quickly and with ease. You could perhaps update the grout color, for a real design statement, and it would be a far more affordable option than replacing your tile! Peel off any peeling paint and repaint using specialist bathroom paint, which is made with wet environments in mind.
As mentioned previously; another way to change the look of the bathroom is to replace some fixtures and fittings, so it might be worth considering replacing the bathroom hardware, and ensuring that shower head, faucets, plugs,and handles all match and add a luxury touch to the space. Even things like the light switch and any sockets can add style and thought to the surroundings; perfect for when you’re lying back in the bathtub.
Now that you’ve sorted out the function of the space and the larger bits of investment, or if they were never an issue; you can focus on those easy, little luxury items that will elevate the space, along with your mood. It’s time to put all those expensive bath soaks, moisturizers, and shower scrubs on your Christmas list (even if it’s a list to you, from you). There’s so many deals and sales in the lead-up to Christmas and New Year that you’ll be able to grab an indulgent bargain. And, obviously it’s the product itself that matters; however, there is no harm in looking at items with the packaging to match your bathroom. Items that match can create a considered and cohesive environment.
Scented candles while you have a bath are another sensory indulgence; keep some in the bathroom so that you don’t forget, and they can be your bougie bathroom candles. Great quality, soft towels and bath mats, are more ways to truly feel like your bathroom experience is at the level of a luxury spa or hotel; dreamy! And, finally; think about what you might want to listen to, or read. A few pricey magazines or new books would look gorgeous on a little side table, next to the tub. And, there’s always the option to listen to music or a podcast on a waterproof speaker; connect it to your phone and either lay back in the bath and soothe yourself, or have a sing and a dance in the shower before work.
Keep on top of the cleaning and tidying so that you can make the most of displaying all those expensive toiletries you’ve treated yourself to. Whatever mood you enter in, you’ll leave your bathroom feeling fresh, relaxed, and with a huge smile; enjoy!
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