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Affordable Upgrades for A Healthier Bathroom

When you are a homeowner, there is almost nothing more important than your home being a healthy space where you and your family are spending time. The key to creating a healthy home is having a healthy germ-free bathroom, and here is how you can accomplish that.

A Grab Bar

The best thing you can add to your bathroom to make it a safer space for everyone is to grab bars, especially if you have kids or older people living with you. Adding something like this can save a life without taking a toll on the bathroom’s aesthetic. Many come with special anchors that will reduce the installation expenses and the mess that is made while installing the bar.

Sensor Vent Fans

There is nothing that will make your bathroom more toxic and bad for your health than mould. A lot of people struggle with it because you don’t see moisture until it is too late, and mould is already forming in the bathroom. When you install a sensor vent fan, you will be able to prevent mould from building up as they will remove the moisture from the air. That is especially amazing if your kids don’t remember to turn on the fan when they are showering.

Touchless Toilet

Thanks to technological advancements, a lot of the toilets on the markets nowadays are hand-free flush ones. All you need to do to flush a toilet like this is wave your hand over the sensor. These are so amazing as you are drastically reducing the number of germs that you are getting on your hands. On top of that, it will ensure that the toilet is always flushed.

Hand-Held Massaging Showerhead

Even though in a lot of counties, wall-mounted showerheads are the most popular choice, they waste water and are not cleaned that easily. A hand-held shower head will not only save you water and be easier to clean, but you will be able to control where you want the massaging stream to go, which can help with easing soreness.

A Bidet Seat

When it comes to bathrooms, in most European and Asian households bidets are crucial features. Even though a lot of people don’t like the concept of them, they will improve your bathroom hygiene and improve your health. Slowly but surely, people all around the world are realising that toilet seat bidet attachments are the way to go. They will not only lower your paper waste and improve how sanitary your bathroom is, but they will drastically improve your health.

Touchless Faucets in a Bathroom

The best way to keep your bathroom as germ-free as possible is to ensure that everything that can be touched is clean. Luckily, as we are so technologically advanced, touchless features are not hard to come by.

Enhance The Air Quality of the Bathroom

When you are creating a healthier green bathroom, the best addition is having plants. Many people don’t think about adding plants to their bathrooms, but they are great things to have. They will not only create a better ambience, but they will also purify the air. Choose plants that thrive in dark and humid spaces.

Install a Green Low-Flow Toilet

Possibly, one of the most inexpensive upgrades you can make in your bathroom is adding a low-slow toilet. They will not only spray fewer germs around the bathroom, but they will drastically reduce the amount of water you are wasting when flushing a toilet.

Better Lighting

Even though a lot of people don’t think about it, lighting has a big impact on our health. When creating a healthier bathroom, you must add as much natural lighting as possible. That will not only help your body, but it will also make it easier to ensure that your bathroom is as clean as possible. If natural lighting is not possible, make sure that you are adding LED lighting to imitate natural light.

Choose Green Products for Your Bathroom

Even though it might seem like a silly upgrade, getting all green products to use in a bathroom is the key to having a healthier bathroom. When you are choosing to purchase or make your green products, you will change so many things at once. Filling your bathroom with green products means that you will prevent any asthma attacks or respiratory illnesses, as well as improve the air quality in your home. On top of choosing green cleaning products, make sure that you are also using personal care items as they will reduce toxic exposure.

Reduce The Humidity

As we have mentioned, mould is a serious problem, especially when you are trying to make your bathroom a healthier space to spend time in. There are a couple of ways you can do that. One of the best ways you can reduce the humidity is by adding heater towel racks, as they will dry the towels and keep the bathroom mildew-free. If you have added these things and you are still struggling with humidity, you can add a dehumidifier to help control the humidity.

Explore Colour for the Bathroom

Colours deeply affect people, so when you are looking to make your bathroom a healthier space, the colour of the walls will play a big role. When you are in pain in the bathroom, you should choose colours like blues, greens, as well as greys.

Touchless Soap Dispensers

Just like there are touchless toilets and faucets, you can get a touchless soap dispenser. They are the best and most affordable ways you can make your bathroom a cleaner and healthier space. When you don’t have a dispenser that you have to touch to get the soap out, you will be germ-free.

As you can see, making your bathroom healthier doesn’t have to cost you thousands of dollars. Although you need some home improvement tricks to spruce up your place, cleaning tricks will also help you to make the changes that you want.

Making small changes one step at a time will still make a difference in how germ-free your bathroom is. Providing your family with a healthy space where they can do their morning and night routines will play a big part in the quality of their life.

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Alison Pearson is an interior design student. She is a writer and designer, and her ultimate passion is art and architecture. She is also a bibliophile and her favourite book is "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner. Follow her on Twitter.

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