How’s your Bathroom Design working for you?
Do you love your morning and evening ritual? Your bathroom ritual that is. Is your bathroom design serving your needs and its cabinetry and shower accommodating your “stuff” or is it time to remodel and allow yourself some self indulgence?
Does your morning ritual flow from the early “toilette” to the shower to all those products? Women use an average of 25 products and cosmetics each morning. I was astounded and in disbelief when I heard this but then I started counting the products I use each day to get ready in the morning. Try it.
Yes, the interior design of our bathrooms are very important and their design and organization are critical in the efficiency with which we glide through the process and actually enjoy the ritual. We need our products where we need them and when we need them.
Starting in the shower, we use soap: be it bar or gel, shampoo, conditioner, and some of us use shaving products. Moving along, we brush our teeth using a brush and toothpaste. Beauty products: do we have only one type? No. There must be astringents, eye creams, serums and moisturizers, deodorants and lotions. We have barely removed our towel by now. Then we move onto the cosmetics. Granted this is dependent on the day and its schedule but we never leave the house without some sort of make-up and of course our hair! Do we blow dry and “iron” or simply throw it up and go? Either way, there are additional products needed to make it glow or curl or straighten.
Toilet papers and female necessities need to be convenient to the toilet with spare supplies nearby.
Showers and bath tubs need niches and shelves designed to hold our products where they will be safe and secure so we can reach for them effortlessly and expect that they will stay put when not needed. This requires that the shelves be stable yet sloped into the shower or tub ever so slightly to allow for run-off of water and only water. Universally, we are all safer when the transfer into a shower or tub is comfortable: a lower threshold in a shower or an easy entry for the tub. Of course, we need our towels in the waiting and easily accessible so we are not put in a position to strain or slip and thereby injure ourselves in the process. A bathroom can be a very dangerous place for us: young and old.
A dry mat and maybe a heated floor for our cold feet would be nice as we exit the shower or tub. And non-slip floor tiles will provide the safety and confidence for ease of movement when wet.
Good bathroom design always includes the products. Where shall we put all of these products!?
This is why I often include a custom designed vanity which will accommodate our cosmetics, our necessities and our hair products including the equipment such as the hair dryer and the necessary electrical outlets for charging them. I also appreciate the pull-out waste basket in my cabinetry; where do you put your garbage? Almost every step of the morning ritual after the shower includes waste products so allowing for this adds to the efficiency.
Enjoy your products while the vanity drawer is open so that everything is visible and accessible. Mirrored recessed medicine cabinets or wall hung magnifying mirrors are ideal for those wanting to stand whilet applying make-up at a close-up mirror. Place less often used items in the lower drawers and smaller cosmetics in the top drawer so you can benefit by it all with waste nearby. Recessed and mirrored wall cabinets can also place the most used items at your fingers as well as placing the mirror at such an angle as to examine all views of your hair.
Close it all up when you have finished and VOILA: off you go…to the closet… but we’ll leave that to another time!
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