North Olmsted, Ohio... There are some people who hop in the shower first thing in the morning...others prefer to save the experience to wind down at the end of the day. No matter when you choose to clean up, there are a number of ways to easily transform your shower space into a productive -- and most importantly -- relaxing oasis. Here are five ideas to help set the mood and maybe even change your daily outlook, all of which can be completed in the time it takes for you to lather, rinse and repeat.
Clean Up Your Space
Starting with a clean, well-organized shower sets the tone for a truly relaxing experience. Declutter the shower by installing shelves or storage pieces. Some shelves and accessories pull double duty and feature bath safety elements, like grab bars, to make your shower safer and clutter free.
Set the mood with music. Gone are the days of bulky boom boxes or clock radios taking up valuable counter space. Instead, try installing a fan or light that also contains a Bluetooth speaker. Home Netwerks offers an option that even allows you to select the lighting based on the mood you're in for your shower. Switch between a white LED or soft blue light to set the perfect scene.
Home Spa Experience
If you're looking to maximize relaxation time in the shower, try replacing your existing showerhead with an option that offers multiple spray settings like the new Magnetix™ hand showers from Moen. A powerful magnetic dock allows for easy release and replace of the showerhead, even with your eyes closed, so there's no need to interrupt your Zen. Magnetix features six high-performance spray options, ranging from massage to combinations of soft and forceful, full-rinse sprays.
Sitting down in the shower is another way to relax while you scrub. For ladies, a shower seat will reduce the strain put on your back and neck while shaving, and also help prevent spills and falls in the shower. If you're short on space, look for a model that folds down to provide a seat when you need it and then neatly tucks away when you don't. A curved shower rod is another great addition for smaller showers. Moen offers curved rods in a variety of styles and finishes to perfectly match any décor, and they provide up to seven inches of additional space inside the shower.
Beautify Your Surroundings
Adding a bit of greenery can perk up any room, so why not the shower? Try adding plants to give the illusion of a lush outdoor experience. A philodendron is a perfect option because it doesn't need soil and can thrive in smaller containers. Bringing aromatic plants into the shower can also help calm the mind. Try cutting a few sprigs of eucalyptus or lavender and keep them in the shower. As the shower fills up with steam, the fragrance will carry throughout the room. Take a deep breath and say ah...
In a hectic world, we all need to take a minute and pamper ourselves whenever possible. Starting with a relaxing shower will help you tackle anything your day throws at you -- or have you prepped and ready for a good night's sleep. Don't underestimate the power of your shower!