Many people regard their bathroom as one of the most important parts of the house because of various reasons. The majority would agree that indeed, it is one of the most vital rooms, which needs to be regularly cleaned, maintained, and renovated.
Did you know that an average person spends one and a half years of their life in the bathroom?
Furthermore, it is a known fact for real estate agents and home sellers that bathrooms can dramatically increase (or decrease) the value of your home. This is why many take the time and effort in constantly updating their bathrooms, not just for the present use, but for the future and overall home value of the house.
Here are some reasons why indeed, you should focus on improving your bathroom from now on.
Start and finish the day
For most people, the first thing they need to do is to go to the bathroom. They need to use the toilet, wash their hands, take a shower, brush their teeth, put on some makeup—basically to wake their sleeping state and make themselves presentable. At night, some people follow their nightly routines in their bathroom, take a bath, and even relax with a spa-like treat after a long day before jumping on the bed.
Set the tone of the home
Not all people know that bathrooms can dictate the theme of their homes, especially if you are the kind of person who likes to have a unifying theme for the rest of the rooms.
Birthplace of ideas and inspiration
Bathrooms serve as most people’s personal space in the house, where they can reflect, meditate, and generally relax and find their peace. Did you know that some of the world’s greatest inventors had their ‘eureka!’ moment while inside the bathroom?
“Typical triggers for events, that make us feel great and relaxed and therefore give us an increased dopamine flow are taking a warm shower, exercising, driving home, etc. The chances of having great ideas then are a lot higher,” says Alice Flaherty, one of the most renowned neuroscientists researching creativity.
Best place for some quiet
Some people can’t deny that sometimes, a house full of people can be too much, especially if everyone has their own business to take care of. The bathroom is a private space. It is common courtesy to never bother someone as long as they are inside.
Bathrooms are necessary
You don’t realize the importance of your bathroom until you really need to use it. It is a part of the everyday life regardless of age and reason.
Beneficial for the health
Bathrooms are a necessity because it is a basic function of the body to excrete waste materials and body products. Maintaining it and regularly cleaning it is required because a dirty, outdated, and not-maintained bathroom can pose hazards to the health.
A dirty bathroom can be home to molds, which when inhaled, can cause health concerns for those who may already suffer from breathing problems such as COPD, asthma, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, or other conditions.
Moreover, microorganisms, bacteria, viruses, & pathogens can live on bathroom surfaces for up to a week or more, which can cause different body reactions such as flu, a weaker immune system, and many others.