When you’re rushing to get ready for work, or performing your night-time routine on autopilot before collapsing into bed, you probably don’t think very much about the impact of your bathroom’s design on your overall wellbeing.
We’re all familiar with the concept of a bathroom as a ‘sanctuary’ – but how many of us think this applies to the average bathroom in the average home? The truth is that creating a relaxing and uplifting bathroom space is just as much about practicality as it is about fancy tiles and luxury toiletries.
Believe it or not, your bathroom has a role to play in your wellbeing, and there are elements you can add or change to remove hazards, enhance ease of use and improve its impact on your health.
Here are some affordable ideas to consider for your bathrooms.
A hand-held massaging showerhead. It’s easy to replace a standard showerhead with a hand-held model that will provide better coverage. A massaging feature adds the ability to pinpoint the jets to where your body aches to ease soreness.
Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Preventing them can save your life – and doesn’t have to take a toll on your bathroom’s style. They’re also great for active children to grasp if they slip in the tub.
Moisture you don’t see or remove can turn to mould, which is unpleasant to breathe. It’s also extremely unhealthy for individuals with respiratory and immunity issues. A sensor vent fan can help prevent mould build-up by removing moisture from the air, even when you’re not home.
Better Lighting is a must. As we age, our vision tends to get weaker. Better lighting in your bathroom can help when it comes to reading labels, shaving and applying make-up. Look for fixtures that upgrade the amount of light without increasing your energy usage.