If you don’t like the current look of your bathroom, there are several things you can do to spruce it up. Some of these things include:

Spruce up the tub and shower

According to Deborah Rozell, president of Innovative Inclusive Design and a certified aging-in-place specialist (CAPS), your bathroom should create a sense of well-being—but it can’t do so if you don’t feel safe accessing it.

And, while it’s easy to prioritize aesthetics in your shower and tub, water and tile can be a dangerous combination. To avoid this, you should make a few changes in and around bathing places.

Falls are a major issue in the bathroom, but there is a lot you can do to reduce the danger. According to Russell Kendzior, president of the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), you can use items that grip your tiles if your shower or tub floor is slick.

These solutions, made with a mild acid, aren’t a coating but a scrub that you put on the surface to break away the buildup of soil and soap and micro-etch it, boosting slip resistance.

To stay safe, work with your home addition contractors and get anti-slip floor treatment, suitable for porcelain, ceramic, and stone floors.

You also should choose a bath mat with a nonskid bottom to place outside the shower or tub.

A shower bench is a great addition as it assists you while bathing or simply as a place to rest and relax. You should find one and install it. You can have one made from concrete or buy one from your local store.

When making the purchase, get one that is foldable that you can easily fold once you are done showering, as it saves you space.

Consider installing single-lever controls on your tub and shower fixtures. These controls have a lever that is simpler to grasp than a knob, and having only one handle for temperature control allows for finer changes than separate ones for hot and cold.

If you’ve always had a fixed showerhead, you might appreciate the versatility of a handheld showerhead with a long hose (59 inches) and a sprayer head.

When the sprayer head rests in a holder at standard showerhead height, you can use it hands-free or as a hand shower whether you’re standing or seated in the shower or tub.

Also useful for rinsing the walls or shower door after cleaning.) Choose a model that slides up and down on a vertical sidebar for further adaptability, allowing you to raise or lower it to your desired height without holding it while bathing.

Add more lighting

Ceiling fixtures give general lighting, but don’t forget to include task lighting in spots where enhanced visibility could prevent injuries.

You should add lights near the sink, the toilet, and the tub or shower.

You will even be better off if you go with dimmable or multicolored bulbs. Go with lights that allow you to change the strength and color of the light from dazzling white in the morning to a warm glow in the evening.

Rather than going for motion-sensor lights, choose ones that stay on so you can see where you’re going.

Maximize on storage

You should have as many drawers and cabinets as possible; they should be accessible and easy to open.

Replace knobs with lever or bar handles, and look for units that include slide-out shelves.

Having as much storage as possible isn’t enough. You also should relocate objects that do not need to be in the bathroom to make essentials more accessible.

Cleaning chemicals and detergents, for example, take up a lot of space, and you probably do not use them daily. Instead of having them in the bathroom, relocate them to a utility closet.

While at it, consider installing an outlet within your vanity cabinet, which might assist in keeping items like hair dryers neatly contained and away from water if you’re conducting a larger upgrade and have an electrician on the job.

Besides being functional, storage rooms are also excellent places to add personal touches that are not in the way. For example, you can display a tiny plant on a shelf or fill a shower caddy with body scrubs or a gel.

Pay attention to the toilet.

If your toilet is old, it may be time to replace it.

You’ll save money on your water bill, and you may choose the right size and shape for your bathroom and personal preferences. As you do the installation, consider adding a grab bar nearby (as well as in the shower) while you’re at it.

When buying the toilet, you should note that many best-rated toilets are available in single-flush and dual-flush configurations. The latter allows you to choose between two flush rates: liquid waste and solid waste.

The beauty of these is that they are simple to replace, especially for a plumber or handyman.

For a great experience, get one that’s easy to sit and stand on.

If you have a modern toilet but would like to update it, you need to replace the seat with a taller one. Alternatively, add a toilet riser beneath your current seat.

When making the addition, don’t go too high. Your heels should be touching the floor when seated for you to be comfortable.

Consider a bidet

Bidet seats and attachments went from curiosity to valued convenience during the pandemic’s toilet paper crisis. The truth is that they aren’t meant to replace toilet paper completely.

Still, a good bidet will help you use much less, which is excellent for your wallet and the environment.

If you think this is the way to go, work with your home addition companies DC and find comfortable seats and attachments that give you the experience you are after.

Bidet seats are mechanical toilet seats that use water pressure to send a stream of water upward. The seats can also be mechanical and electric, using an electric pump to power the stream.

Some have basic features, while others are feature-rich. There are no right or wrong seats that you can go for. It’s all up to you to choose the best one.