The average American spends about two weeks a year in the bathroom, which equates to nearly three years by the time they’re 80, according to an ABC News article. It’s the one place that homeowners can count on for relaxation and privacy every day. In fact, the article jokes that “[the] warm, misty embrace of a morning shower may just as well be listed in the Constitution as an inalienable right.”
So, it’s no wonder why many homeowners want to make their bathrooms more comfortable, functional and inviting. The challenge is doing so on a budget. That’s why WarmlyYours Radiant Heating compiled a list of five accessories that will revolutionize any bathroom — and each item is under $150.
1. Wamsutta® Duet Bath Towels - $100 (set of 10)
The first step in making any bathroom more comfortable is getting soft, cozy towels. Bed Bath & Beyond offers an exclusive line of Wamsutta™ Duet Bath towels made of 100 percent cotton terry for a super soft feel. A two-ply terry reverse also makes the towels very absorbent, according to the company.
The towels are available in more than 25 different colors. Each towel retails for $9.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond.
What goes better with comfortable towels than an electric towel warmer? The Elements electric towel warmer from WarmlyYours features a polished chrome finish and a serpentine design to add a modern touch to any bathroom. Once towels are hung on the warmer, they heat up quickly so that they’re ready and waiting for you to step out of the shower or tub.
The towel warmer is easy to install and simply plugs into a standard outlet. Its swiveling base allows the user to pull it out or tuck it away when it’s not in use. It can be purchased online at www.warmlyyours.com for $149.
3. Aquafaucet Touchless Waterfall Faucet - $115
Practicality meets style with the Aquafaucet Touchless Waterfall Faucet. This faucet offers a motion sensor for an upscale, germ-free experience. It also boasts an oil-rubbed bronze finish and a waterfall dispersion method, which will appeal to homeowners looking for a modern and trendy fixture.
The faucet is available at Sears for $114.89.
4. ClearlyYou™ Mirror Defogger - $59-$109
Often found in high-end hotels and spas, mirror defoggers can now be added to the everyday residential bathroom. The ClearlyYou™ Mirror Defogger from WarmlyYours adheres to the back of any mirror and transmits gentle heat through the mirror to prevent moisture from forming on the surface. As a result, you’ll end up with a clear, fog-free mirror every time you bathe or shower.
ClearlyYou™ Mirror Defoggers retail for between $59 and $109 on www.warmlyyours.com.
5. Hampton Bay Architecture Vanity Light - $100
Finally, you can make sure your bathroom is up-to-date and well-lit with a new lighting fixture. The Hampton Bay Architecture Vanity Light features a brushed nickel finish and three lights with etched white glass shades. This styling complements any bathroom décor and can be installed upward or downward, depending on the look you want.
The light can be purchased for $99.97 at Home Depot.