Even with a consistent nightly routine—choosing an outfit the night before, setting the coffee maker to go off precisely at 6am—not every morning gets off to a perfect start.
There’s more to a great day than prepping the night before. In fact, by making some longer-term changes, you can increase your odds of starting your day off on the right foot. If you recognize any of the following seven morning mood killers, you’re not alone. Read on to find out what you can do now to positively impact not just tomorrow, but every morning.
Morning mood killer #1: Your faucet drip-drip-dripped all night, so you only got about four and a half hours of solid sleep.
The fix: Drippy faucets are nails-on-chalkboard annoying. If yours is wasting water and causing energy bills to head north, it’s time to call in a pro. If this isn’t the first time your faucet has caused you to lose sleep, now’s the perfect time for an upgrade. Besides, a new faucet in a modern finish can freshen up the look of a tired bathroom. [Read: The 8 Latest Trends in Bathroom Fixtures]
Morning mood killer #2: You slipped in the shower – just enough to twist your ankle.
The fix: Bummer, but… it could have been much worse; more than 200,000 injuries occur in the bathroom each year, according to the National Safety Council. Thanks to modern accessibility solutions such as slip-resistant shower floors, you can increase the safety of your bathroom without having to sacrifice style. Whether you’re planning ahead for your senior years or you’re looking to increase the resale value of your home, increase your bathroom’s accessibility is a smart choice. [Read: 7 Tips for Baby Boomers Preparing to Age in Place]
Morning mood killer #3: In your sleep-deprived state, you had trouble locating your mono-vision contact lenses. And then put the left contact in your right eye, and vice versa. Now everything’s blurry – and not just because you’re tired.
The fix: The right lighting can make a world of difference in every room, but especially in the bathroom where it’s a good idea to be able to see your face in order to put it on correctly! The latest wall lighting and sconces come in a wide assortment of styles and finishes that you can mix with the other metals in your bathroom for a more varied look. [Read: Bathroom Lighting 101]
Morning mood killer #4: Your moisturizer has gone missing.
The fix: The right storage solutions give all your morning-routine tools a dedicated space so that you’ll know where to reach for everything you need. Vanities are available in an assortment of colors and finishes, and a granite, onyx, or marble countertop adds interest and elegance to your space. Even your medicine cabinet can get an upgrade! [Read: 9 Ways to Get More Functionality from Your Bathroom]
Morning mood killer #5: You run out of shave gel, mid-thigh (or cheek).
The fix: A seamless shower bench is not only great for shaving legs, it can serve as a space to store shampoo, soap, and other necessities. Built-in shower caddies are super-functional, too. And they look great! Go ahead – toss that plastic, after-market shower caddy crammed with products! [Read: 5 Tips for Cleaning the Bathroom Clutter]
Morning mood killer #6: Your kindergartner runs into your bathroom while you’re in the middle of a shower, lifts the toilet lid and goes potty. In his haste to get back to his Disney show, he forgets to flush, and bumps your towel resting on the edge of the counter as he leaves. You watch helplessly from inside the shower as your clean towel falls into the bowl.
The fix: Kids are great, aren’t they? Know what else is great? A dedicated towel hook positioned just within reach of the shower. Plus, it can prevent you from getting upset with little ones just taking care of business. [Read: A Baker’s Dozen of Design Ideas for Tight Spaces]
Morning mood killer #7: You slide the shower door open and it promptly drops off the track. You pull, push, and lift the door back into its track while water beams your face and soaks the bathroom floor.
The fix: Shower door tracks can get jammed up with soap scum, an accumulation of mold and mildew, or because of a rusty metal frame. A shower curtain would certainly be easier to open and shut, but they also aren’t great at keeping water in, and can cramp your bathroom’s style. On the other hand, a walk-in shower would do away with the shower door, and its difficulties, for good. [Read: The Pros and Cons of Walk-In Showers]
If your bathroom is outdated, or causing you more anxiety than calm, it may be time to consider a make-over. Whether you need a complete remodel, a simple tub or shower update, or aging and accessibility upgrades that make your bathroom a safer, more comfortable space, Re-Bath has you covered. Learn more about our hassle-free, four-step process and schedule your free in-home design consultation today!