How to Easily Refresh your Bathroom
There’s so much to consider when it comes to leading a wholesome life. We try to stay healthy with exercise, good nutrition, adequate sleep, and minimal stress. We search for natural ingredients for our meals, in our clothing, and in our skin care. We sanitize everything. And we even worry about larger health issues such as global warming and air and water pollution. Then, we try to apply all the above to our family, our pets, and our friends. It’s a lot to juggle!
But wait… what about our home? Whether we live in a studio apartment in Manhattan or a6-bedroom house in Dallas, keeping our home as healthy as our bodies is often not on our radar. However, considering all the time we spend there, it should be! In my 4-part series for Homepolish, I clue you in to making a healthier home. Today we look at the living spaces (think living room, dining room) and how to make them healthier (and happier) places. Scroll down for the tips!
1. CHOOSE GLASS SHOWER DOORS
Install glass shower doors and clean them weekly. Glass is easier to keep clean as opposed to tile which has grout and grooves where bacteria can get stuck.
2. STORE YOUR TOOTHBRUSHES
Don’t store your toothbrush and toothpaste out in the open, or on the back of or near the toilet. (I should hope that’s pretty obvious, but I’ll say it just in case.) Find a cute toothbrush holder that’ll tie in with your bathroom decor and store it in the medicine cabinet.
3. FIND THE RIGHT FINISH
The best finish for bathroom paint is semi-gloss or high gloss. Not only does it have a nice sheen but it’s easy to wipe clean.
4. LIGHT IT RIGHT
Use bulbs that mimic natural night if your room does not get much exposure to the sun. I love the Cree because their bulbs are energy-efficient, dimmable, and relatively affordable.
5. CHANGE OUT THOSE LINENS
Change your bath linens often. Obviously, towels get wet. They also often sit in warm bathrooms and washrooms where mold and bacteria can thrive. In fact, it’s not a bad idea to get linens in a couple different colorways, that way it feels like a refreshed space every time you switch out the towels.