Multiple choice question: At the end of a long, tiresome day, what’s better than a nice, long, hot shower or bath? A) Nothing, B) Nothing, C) Nothing,D) All of the above. It’s a no-brainer, really. However, it’s hard to get into a state of calm and relaxation when the first things you notice stepping into your bathroom are mildew and a clogged drain. Want to make your bathroom a place to unwind and decompress? Here are a few pieces of advice for turning your bathroom into a spa.
Experiment With the Lighting
Standing under blinding white lights makes sense if you’re performing in a high school play, but when you are trying to get a little R&R, this is all kinds of no. These days, there are all sorts of affordable lighting accessories that you can easily move around your home as you like - like the Philips Hue flexible light strips.
These accessories often connect to apps on your phone, allowing you to control the brightness and pick any color you would like. Neat! And they come at a very affordable rate. Not to mention your bathroom has been converted into relaxation wonderland.
Splurge on a Few Extras
Do you need a towel warmer? No. Will it make your bathroom feel positively spa-rific? You bet. Having a nice warm towel ready for you when you step out of the shower is no longer a service just offered at a hotel or spa. Now you can get your own, plug-in, bathroom towel warmer, that is perfectly fit for you home bathroom.
If you want your bathroom to be a place to escape to, don’t be afraid to pay for a little luxury.
Other extras to consider might be Bluetooth speakers and a portable bubble bath massager, to turn your tub into a jacuzzi. You can usually find these items for a good price on marketplaces like Amazon.
Switch Up Your Shower Head
If you have a firehose for a shower head, that’s probably not all that calming, but you don’t want the water trickling out, either.
Instead, opt for a shower head that gives you more control and offers different settings and intensities. That way, you can choose something that better floats your boat.
Did you decide on something eco-friendly that helps conserve water? We hereby award you 10 points for coolness.
Make Sure Your Water Heater is Always Functioning Properly
If your shower doesn’t get hot, you’re headed toward Frostbite City, Population: you. Soothing? We think not. There are a few reasons this might happen. If all of the available hot water was used (perhaps for laundry or the dishwasher), you may simply need to wait for it to heat back up again, which shouldn’t take much longer than 30 minutes.
If this isn’t the issue, you should next check the other faucets in the house. If they are dispensing hot water, then the problem must be with the shower itself. If they are not dispensing hot water, you likely have a problem with the water heater. You also will want to flush your water heater once-a-year to keep your the hot water flowing all year long.
Stop and Smell the Flowers
You ever notice how spas always smell amazing? There are so many options when it comes to keeping your bathroom smelling fresh as a daisy. Think essential oils, incense, candles, potpourri, and fresh flowers. Plus, these items are so hot these days that you can even find variations that are allergen-free and eco-friendly.
While much if this is in your hands, when it comes to your water heater, it is best to call the professionals. For a complimentary water heater flush for the 4th of July, contact Pure Plumbing today.