Most bathrooms have traditionally functioned as utilitarian rooms, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting the best use out of your bathroom space. Consider a few of these ideas to streamline your morning routine.
1. Rethink your storage space
Is your linen cabinet within reach of your shower or bath? Consider spending money on additional cabinets in this area or store towels on nearby open shelves for easy access. Store toiletries in bins and shelving inside cabinets to keep clutter at a minimum and maximize your storage space.
2. Adjust your vanity
Is your vanity at the appropriate comfort level? You may need your counter or basin to be higher or consider adjusting your mirror. If you have kids, consider one of the many vanities that now come in with a built-in, pull-out step just for them.
3. Install proper lighting
If you only invest in recessed lighting fixtures in your bathroom, this will cause shadows, making it difficult to see yourself in the mirror.
4. Consider adding a bathroom heater
While this may sound like a bit of a luxury, a bathroom heater may feel like a necessity on chilly winter mornings when you’re much more likely to hit the snooze button.
5. Ensure good ventilation
Proper ventilation with a window or fan promotes a healthier environment and prevents mirrors fogging up while you’re trying to see in them.
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