Even with a consistent nightly routine—choosing an outfit the night before, setting the coffee maker to start brewing precisely at 6am—not every morning gets off to a perfect start.
There’s more to a great day than prepping the night before. In fact, by making some longer-term changes, you can increase your odds of starting your day off on the right foot. If you recognize any of the following seven morning mood killers, you’re not alone. Read on to find out what you can do now to positively impact not just tomorrow morning but every morning thereafter!
Morning mood killer #1: The kids’ bathroom is occupied, so your kindergartner runs into yours while you’re in the shower, lifts the toilet lid, and goes potty. In his haste to get back to his Disney show, he forgets to flush and bumps the folded towel you placed on the back of the toilet as he rushes out. You watch helplessly from inside the shower as your clean towel falls into the bowl.
The fix: Kids are great, aren’t they? Know what else is great? A dedicated towel hook positioned just within reach of the shower.
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Morning mood killer #2: In your sleep-deprived state, you have trouble locating your mono-vision contact lenses. And then you put the left contact in your right eye, and vice versa. Now everything’s blurry – and not just because you’re tired.
The fix: The right lighting can make a world of difference in every room, but especially in the bathroom where it’s a good idea to be able to see your face in order to put it on correctly! The latest bathroom lighting options are not only gorgeous but also highly functional and are available in a wide assortment of styles and finishes that you can mix with the other metals in your bathroom for a modern look.
[Read: Bright Ideas in Bathroom Lighting]
Morning mood killer #3: You slide the shower door open, and it promptly drops off the track. You pull, push, and lift the door back into its track while water beams your face and soaks the bathroom floor.
The fix: Shower door tracks can get jammed up with soap scum, an accumulation of mold and mildew, or because of a rusty metal frame. A shower curtain would certainly be easier to open and shut, but they also aren’t great at keeping water in and can cramp your bathroom’s style. On the other hand, a walk-in shower would do away with the shower door, and its difficulties, for good.
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Morning mood killer #4: You run out of shave gel, mid-thigh (or cheek).
The fix: A seamless shower bench is not only great for shaving legs, but it can also serve as a space to store shampoo, soap, and other necessities. Built-in shower caddies are super-functional, too. And they look great! Go ahead – toss that plastic, after-market shower caddy crammed with products!
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Morning mood killer #5: Your moisturizer is missing.
The fix: The right storage solutions give all your morning-routine tools a dedicated space so that you’ll know where to reach for everything you need. Vanities are available in an assortment of colors and finishes, and a granite, onyx, or marble countertop adds interest and elegance to your space. Even your medicine cabinet can get an upgrade!
[Read: 9 Ways to Get More Functionality from Your Bathroom]
Morning mood killer #6: Your faucet drip-drip-dripped all night, so you only got about four and a half hours of solid sleep.
The fix: Drippy faucets are nails-on-chalkboard annoying. If yours is wasting water and causing energy bills to head north, it’s time to call in a pro. If this isn’t the first time your faucet has caused you to lose sleep, now’s the time for an upgrade. Besides, a new faucet with a modern style and finish can freshen up the look of a tired bathroom.
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Morning mood killer #7: You slipped in the shower – just enough to twist your ankle.
The fix: Bummer, but… it could have been worse; more than 200,000 injuries occur in the bathroom each year, according to the National Safety Council. Thanks to modern accessibility solutions such as slip-resistant shower floors, you can increase the safety of your bathroom without sacrificing style. Whether you’re planning ahead for your senior years or looking to increase the resale value of your home, improving your bathroom’s accessibility is a smart choice.
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If your bathroom is outdated, or causing you more anxiety than calm, it may be time to consider a makeover. Whether you need a complete remodel, a simple tub or shower update, or aging and accessibility upgrades that make your bathroom a safer, more comfortable space, Re-Bath has you covered. Learn more about our hassle-free, four-step process and schedule your free in-home design consultation today!