Wake Up on the Bright Side: 6 changes that can improve your morning routine

You’ve likely woken up on the wrong side of the bed a time or two. It happens to the best of us. And maybe you’ve even read an article or two about how to avoid this predicament. Perhaps you even have a nightly routine to help ensure your mornings get off to a good start. You choose your outfit the night before, set the coffee maker to go off precisely at 6am, and let sunlight in to help wake you naturally.

These are all great tactics. But rarely do they ensure that your morning goes off without a hitch. We like to think 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. We believe everyone should have a safe, beautiful, comfortable space in which to prepare for their day.

If you recognize any of the following six 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.


Moring 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, and you don’t like the look of it, now’s the perfect time for an upgrade. Besides, a new faucet in the perfect finish would perk up your old bathroom that much more! [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. Time to upgrade to slip-resistant shower floors. While you’re at it, check out the latest seamless safety equipment – these are not your grandmother’s safety bars and low-threshold shower bases!


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 so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your space.


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!


Morning mood killer #5: You run out of shaving gel, mid-thigh (or cheek).

The fix: A seamless bench is not only great for shaving legs, it can serve as a space to store extra shower gel, 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!


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. Check out the latest towel bars, hooks, and rings here.


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 three-step process and schedule your free in-home design consultation today!