4 Cool Ways to Improve and Update Your Shower
No matter whether you’re an evening or morning shower person, we all love our time spent under warm, running water. It’s not only a chance to clean ourselves, but to think random thoughts and simply “zone out” for a short while. However, as great as your shower time can be, it’s safe to say that it can always be better. You don’t necessarily have to renovate your entire bathroom in order to update your shower, but you can make small adjustments that will make shower time much better. Let’s look at a few ways in which you can improve your shower.
Place a bucket under the shower to collect water
This is a tip that many people already do in drought-affected areas, such as Australia, where water is a precious resource that mustn’t be wasted. By placing a bucket or two under the shower while you stand aside and wait for it to heat up (unless you actually like cold showers), you can collect water that can be used for watering plants, washing vegetables, or even cleaning some dishes. There’s no point for the water to go straight down the drain, so give it something to do!
Go for a rainshower head
While there’s nothing wrong with your typical shower head, you really haven’t had a proper shower until you’ve tried a rainshower head. The sensation of having the water fall from directly above your head, like rain from a cloud, is a great experience and much more therapeutic. Today’s shower heads come in a wide variety of installation options (including concealed or exposed), but a rainshower head is the one to get if you feel like you’ve had enough average showers and want to step it up a notch. Many of the new designs come with a handheld shower head in addition to the rainshower head, giving you the best of both worlds.
Try out the shower niche
A new design trend that has come along in the last few years is the shower niche. Also known as the recessed shower shelf, the niche is essentially a neat storage option for placing your shampoos and body washes, for example. This means you don’t have to resort to shower caddies or placing things in the corner of the shower on the floor. It can be a fun DIY project if you have the skills, but otherwise it’s possible to hire a professional to get the job done. You’ll find that it reduces clutter, makes it easy for you to grab what you need, and gives your shower a classy look.
Glass shower door instead of a curtain
A glass shower door trumps a curtain every time. Not only do shower doors not give you that revolting feeling you get when the shower curtain touches your skin, the look is clean and modern. Plus, you have the feeling of being enclosed and relaxed, just like when at the spa. It also reduces the amount of water that spills onto the bathroom floor, makes the shower much warmer, and makes cleaning and upkeep a lot easier. You also won’t have to throw away glass doors like you do shower curtains when they become too old and tattered.