Hair Styling Station by Glamour G
Putting your best foot forward often starts with wearing your best hairstyle. Not everyone can have naturally great hair days. In fact, we know very few people who have great hair days without, at a bare minimum, the use of some gel and a hairdryer. The curling iron is a must have hair styling device for many modern women. The challenge is where do you store a burning hot stick? We give you – the hair styling station. This nifty unit has a heat-safe spot just for your curling iron and your blow dryer as well as other spots for your other hair accessories. It is even electrified. Everything you need to have the perfect hair day in one, handy place. You’re welcome.
Tushy Spa 3.0 Warm Water Bidet
We know. One cannot mention the word ‘bidet’ without hearing Crocodile Dundee’s Australian twang triumphantly call out: “For washing your backside, right?” We should mention that many modern bidets do not require an extra, er, bowl. Rather, an adapter connects from the water supply under your sink to your toilet. The tushy water is as clean as the water you wash your hands with. And it’s warm!
Why a bidet, you might say? Your tush can be twice as clean, for one. The average family of four could save up to 75% on toilet paper by using a Tushy Spa which equals about $100, annually. Using 75% less toilet paper means helping cut down on, forgive us, waste as well as saves a good number of trees.
72% of households in Japan have a bidet-style toilet. You know what that tells us? That 72% of households in Japan don’t have to unclog their toilets when Uncle Manny comes to visit. Now that is priceless.
Lighted Vanity Mirror
Getting ready for work would be SO much easier if only you could see your face while you shave or while you put on makeup. Our eyesight does not get any better, with age, unfortunately. Perhaps that is so we cannot clearly see our wrinkles? Regardless, proper and efficient personal grooming requires illumination. We love the lighted vanity mirror with perimeter lighting. They illuminate all of your face and virtually eliminate any shadows due to the large perimeter light. So many older vanity lights have some lights at the top of the mirror that point down or just shine out. However, your face is not at the top of the mirror, so the light does not shine directly on your face. Not super helpful, is it? New perimeter vanity light mirrors use LEDs and are dimmable. We are partial to the Profila Illuminated Bathroom Mirror because it has an anti-fog system! So, have your hot shower and shave without wiping the fog off the mirror first. Live your best life!
Heated Towel Bar
It’s a cold, dreary, winter morning and extracting you from under the covers requires a ridiculous amount of willpower. You’re finally in the shower, under the decadent spray of hot water but unless you find a new body part to shave, you really cannot justify staying in there any longer. The thought of leaving the warmth of the shower and exposing yourself to the frigid air of the bathroom is less than pleasant. If only you could extend the spa nirvana and wrap yourself in a hot towel. Wait – you can! A heated towel bar will keep your bath sheet nice and toasty until you’re ready for it. It will also dry your towel very quickly if you want to take that towel to the gym or pool after work. Many people use heated towel bars to dry delicate laundry items such as ski jackets and bathing suits. The units come in several different colors/finishes and most take only 15 to 20 minutes to heat up. Luxury awaits!
There are a few different kinds of baths people tend to take. There’s the bath to sooth sore muscles, the bath to treat the skin with Epson salts or some other healing additive, and there’s the bath to get away from the stresses of the day. We believe a bathtub tray is suited to all of these types of baths. The tray can hold an open book to read, a beverage to sip, even a phone – if you must, or a bowl of bon bons. Having everything you need at your fingertips in order to fully relax and enjoy your bath is highly underrated. The Aquala Bathtub Caddy in walnut from Umbra Studio ticks off all the boxes on our list. It even has a double hook for your luffa sponge! How thoughtful of them.
You do not have to be born in Norway to appreciate the features of a Scandinavian Spa bamboo mat. They are a beautiful feature to add to your bathroom but that’s not the only reason to appreciate bamboo mats. Bamboo is extremely durable and strong. They hold up well to wear and tear. They are fire resistant due to their composition. Bamboo mats are allergen-resistant due to their smooth surfaces that are easy to clean, but hard for allergens like dust mites to hide on. They come in many different sizes, patterns and stain colors. However, the natural wood color adds a touch of class to any bathroom and with a few similar accessories, can turn your space into a spa-like getaway.
Exciting paint color
Paint as an accessory? We say yes! Okay, okay, perhaps it is not what one would traditionally label an accessory, but for many intents and purposes, it functions as one. Painting your bathroom a distinctive color can change the whole feel of the room. There are so many more shades of every color available nowadays than 30 years ago that you are sure to find the perfect hue to transform your bathroom. If you love the look of bright white penny tiles, consider matching them with an indigo blue paint color on the wall.
A stained, wooden ladder can be a real game changer for an ensuite bathroom. It is a wonderful place to store clean towels. Bath towels can be purchased in a rich colors to pop against the flooring and walls, providing a double decorating feature. Even a ladder that is elegantly leaned against a bathroom wall without a single item draped over is a beautiful feature that can change the look of the room.
In a smaller bathroom that may be lacking in shelving space, consider placing a ladder against the wall above the toilet. Use the rungs as shelves to store your toiletries, towels and other supplies.
A one-of-a-kind sink
Gone are the days of choosing a sink for your bathrooms from a selection of perhaps 8, white, porcelain basins. Colors, shapes and textures have been trending strongly over the past several years and manufacturers have responded in kind. For example, the semi-recessed vessel bathroom sink, below, would be a commanding feature in almost any bathroom. In the case of such a basin, a designer would often design the whole bathroom around the showstopper sink. The marble veined in gold color is rich and quite luxurious. Paired with a wall-mounted, waterfall spout faucet in either color of the basin, you may find yourself spending much more time in the bathroom than necessary!