It’s not uncommon for homeowners to daydream about renovations; you might sit and wonder what your bathroom could look like, for example. If you’re looking for inspiration, you’re in the right place because these are the most interesting bathroom innovations of all time!
Do you ever get out of the shower and get frustrated by the mist on the mirror? While big mirrors in the bathroom are great for certain things, it just means a larger surface area in which you can’t see yourself after a bath or shower. Fortunately, some companies produce mirrors with an attached wiper. Just wipe the mirror and everything becomes clear.
If you have small children, you probably have a step so that they can use the sink. Even as they grow older, you worry about them using hot water and burning their sensitive skin. Well, you can now get cool faucet extenders for children. Just clip it onto the tap and they can reach the tap (and the water) without overreaching.
For those who live with somebody with long hair, you’ll know all about the blockages that occur in the bathroom sink. Every so often, the water stops going down the drain and you must unclog the sink. Inventors have made your life much easier now with hair trap plugs – they sit in the hole as normal but have a flexible rubber design that catches hair on the way down.
As well as preventing blockages in the plug, this also prevents blockages further down in the pipes.
Coloured Temperature Gauge
If you really want to impress visitors, you can also add a light to your faucet that changes colour depending on the temperature of the water. If somebody uses the bathroom before you, you can see whether the water is hot before putting your hand under and inevitably pulling it away again in surprise. Again, this is another useful addition for children.
Floating vanities are excellent for two reasons:
- They look amazing
- They make the room look bigger
Where floating vanities don’t go all the way to the floor, you see underneath. In smaller bathrooms, this can make the room look much bigger. Alternatively, a normal vanity closes off the floor (and the room, by extension!).
Who says that bathtubs need to follow a traditional design? You’ll find all sorts of designs these days, and one of the most popular is in the shape of a hammock. Imagine lying down in a hammock-shaped bath – you’ll struggle to stay awake.
Heated Towel Rack
Although it’s simple in design, you cannot deny the value that heated towel racks offer to users. After enjoying a long bath with scented candles and relaxing music, the last thing you need is a cold towel at the end. Put your towel on the towel rack before you get in and the luxurious experience will continue after the bath too.
Another reason why heated towel racks are so valuable is that you can use them in the colder months to dry clothes. If you struggle getting clothes dry, put some on the heated rack and they will be ready in no time.
Walk-in showers have a practical purpose for those with limited mobility, but they also add to an interesting bathroom design. If you have room for a bath elsewhere or have decided to forgo a bath, a walk-in shower is a great way to open the space and make the room look bigger.