Decorating your bathroom? While these nine gizmos aren’t “essentials,” they are pretty awesome things to have in there. Check ’em out!
Most of us don’t think too much about what’s in our bathroom. We use it for our basic hygiene stuff and go on with our day. But if you haven’t been keeping up with bathroom technology lately, you’re missing out on some extremely cool gadgets and doodads.
The reality is that how you organize and stock your bathroom has an impact on how smoothly your day goes. If everything is disorganized and cluttered, it’s going to take a while for you to find what you’re looking for. And if you’re living in the Stone Age with things that technology has streamlined, you’re wasting valuable time.
While these nine gizmos aren’t “essentials,” they are pretty insanely awesome things to have in your bathroom. They can all make your life more efficient, improve the look of your room, or they’re just plain fun to have!
1. Automatic Hand Soap/Sanitizer Dispensers
With the focus on touch-free everything today, an automatic soap or sanitizer dispenser is a smart investment.
They’re handy in restaurant and gas station bathrooms, so why not have one in yours?
Personal dispensers come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and designs. You can get a wall-mounted one or one that sits on your sink. If you want a specialty option, grab this pig dispenser!
2. Drain Covers
Even if you’re completely bald, you have to deal with clogged bathtub drains sometimes. Pipes can become clogged because of soap, hair, and debris that sneaks in through the little holes in your shower drain.
Unclogging a drain yourself can be gross, but hiring someone to do it is expensive. There is a third option, though:
You can prevent the clogs by using a drain cover.
Catch the hair and debris before it becomes an issue with one of these designer drain protectors!
3. Vanity Lights
Bathroom lights are usually pretty glaring and harsh. They don’t reflect an accurate picture of what you look like and can cause you to walk out the door with too much or too little makeup on.
Vanity lights on your mirror help you touch up your face more accurately — and take better bathroom selfies.
An elegant strip of lights along one fixture over the mirror reduces the glare and improves the ambiance of your bathroom. Dimmable lights allow you to change the brightness to match where you’re headed for the evening. And running strip lights can be placed around the perimeter of your mirror for the most detail without the harsh glare.
When you know the best lighting for your makeup and pictures, you know it’s important to have the right lights in your bathroom!
4. Bluetooth Lights and Speakers
Who says you can’t dance in the shower?
Get down and boogie (carefully) with disco lights and a Bluetooth speaker. Keep yours hanging outside the shower, or get one that is waterproof for the best sound.
This portable Bluetooth speaker is water-resistant and pulses to the different sounds you play. And although this one isn’t waterproof, you can keep it in a safe place and get the disco strobe effect while you shower.
5. High-Efficiency Cleaning Products
The bathroom is the room in the house with the most germs. It’s also the most disgusting room to clean.
With better, stronger, and more efficient cleaning products, sanitizing your bathroom doesn’t have to be such a gag-worthy chore. These efficient cleaning products make it easier to get into the grimiest sections of the bathroom without dirtying your hands:
- The Clorox wand toilet scrubber to clean your toilets without any effort
- Mildew-resistant shower curtains prevent the gross buildup in the first place
- Drillbrush power scrubber attaches to most drills for a powerful clean on walls, floors, and anywhere else with caked-in grime
- A squeegee to clean the cloud off of shower doors
Whatever your least favorite cleaning chore is, there’s probably an easier way to do the job!
6. Smart Toilet Paper Dispenser
Are you always buying toilet paper because someone in your house uses way too much? Or running out when no one warns you you’re on the last roll? Even worse, are you the only person in the apartment who knows how to change the roll?
Those problems are solved with a smart toilet paper dispenser. This interesting gadget monitors how much paper you’re using and even alerts you on your phone when you’re running low.
All you have to do is download the app to get the messages. Don’t worry if you miss the alert, though — the dispenser flashes a bright light to warn you before you sit down.
Changing the toilet paper roll has never been so much fun!
7. Bathtub Trays
Gone are the days of relaxing in the bathtub with a book and glass of bubbly, only to drop one or the other in your water.
With a bamboo bathtub tray, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of your bath, book, and music.
There are other styles of bathtub trays you can choose from. The bamboo one is eco-friendly, waterproof, and extendable, though, making it a crowd favorite.
8. Over-the-Sink Outlets and Shelves
Your apartment probably has limited space on the bathroom sink. This prevents you from keeping the necessities, like a toothbrush holder and your basic electronics, in easy reach.
A specially designed outlet and shelf keep plugs from getting wet and increases the storage space you have in your bathroom. If you have a Phillips Sonicare toothbrush system, there’s even a shelf created just for you!
9. Space-Saving Organizers
Bathrooms are notoriously small, but you can fit a full amount of stuff in them if you use the right organizers.
These little space-saving gadgets might be exactly what you need to add room in tight areas:
- A rotating makeup organizer
- Hideaway shelves on wheels for narrow spaces
- Under-the-sink hair tools organizers
- A wall-mounted towel rack
With so many people opting for efficiency and functionality over elaborate designs today, it’s easy to find space-savers for every room.
Your bathroom should be functional and focused on hygienics, of course. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun and interesting.
With these nine products in your bathroom, it’ll not only be organized, but it’ll look awesome, too!
Adam Marshall is a freelance writer who specializes in all things apartment organization, real estate, and college advice. He currently works with Prime Place Arrow to help them with their online marketing.