Bathroom Basics: The Ultimate Essentials Checklist

Bathroom design


I’ll be honest here, I spend way too much time in the bathroom. It’s not that I need to spend that much time there or anything. It’s mainly because I just lose track of time. You know the drill, right? You see something interesting on Instagram or Tik Tok and next thing you know, it’s already been 15 minutes. Not that you’re complaining or that anyone is rushing you anyway. Then there’s the alternative scenario, where you forget your phone and you just end up reading the back of the shampoo bottle while you’re having a quick dip in the loo. You know what they say – improvise, adapt, overcome.

Since the bathroom is such a fundamental part of your home, it’s important to equip it with the right accessories. In that kind of environment, you’ll feel more than welcome to scroll through social media for as long as you’d like. And while most people are, presumably, familiar with what you’re supposed to find in a modern-day bathroom, there are a few accessories that seem to slip their minds. We’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen to you.

Install the Latest Bathroom Equipment



You know the essentials – toilet, bidet, shower and everything of the sort. They’ve been around since the dawn of time and will more than likely be around in the future as well. No bathroom is complete without those items. However, there are a handful of other things that might come in handy at one point or another. Let’s get into it.

Light-Up Wash Basin

And by this I mean installing lights at the back of your vanity mirror to achieve a more subtle and warm glow instead of a bright white light at the centre. You can do this once you decide which wash basin is appropriate for your space. By installing front-facing LED lights, your face won’t be left in the shadows, as is the case with an overhead lighting solution. These are the types of lighting fixtures you see in Hollywood movies, and for a good reason too – they offer the ideal light in a generally low-light environment.

Exhaust Fan

If we’re really being honest here, the bathroom is a place where moisture and humidity thrive. This, in itself, can lead to a variety of problems if not dealt with properly. From paint peeling to warped cabinetry, it can be a real nuisance to deal with. Plus, it’s not comfortable to stay in such an environment because it gets difficult to breathe. More often than not, even cracking open a window doesn’t solve the problem fast enough. But, installing an exhaust fan can help tone down the humidity issue and allow for the air to flow freely in and out of the room.

Stock Up On the Right Bathroom Accessories

Toilet brush


Let’s have a quick look at some additional items you can include in your bathroom arsenal to upgrade the space to the next level.

Toilet Brush

A toilet brush is an absolutely crucial item to have in any functional bathroom. Why do you need a toilet brush? Because toilets are literally the nastiest part of the bathroom. Of course, you’ll need to clean it more than any other part of your home. A modern-day toilet brush set is incredibly compact and practical since it blends into the rest of your bathroom quite effortlessly. It doesn’t take up that much space and yet it serves a major purpose.

Even though most toilet brushes come in either white or black, there’s no limit to their design and ways you can use them in your home. These days, convenient toilet brush heads can be either wall-mounted or used in a separate holder on the floor. Both options are quite useful and effective when trying to make your toilet squeaky-clean. And I think that should be the bare minimum nowadays since dirty toilets give me the heebie-jeebies.

Today’s toilet brush heads are incredibly soft so that they can fit into every crevice of your toilet and scrub all that nastiness away. When cleaning, you can use a cleaner of your choice to scrub thoroughly. You can even let the cleaner sit for a bit and flush afterwards. Once you’re done, simply place the toilet brush back into its holder where it’ll remain until you need to use it again.

How often should you replace toilet brush heads? Well, here’s a tip – make it a habit to wash your toilet brushes every week because they too can get dirty with extended use. You can replace the existing brush with a new one after about six months.

Trash Can

Please don’t throw away the paper into the toilet okay? That’s what a garbage can is for. Place it within reaching distance from the toilet seat for ease of use. And don’t forget to put a trash bag into the bin. This will make it easier to throw it out once it gets full. Really, you’ll be doing yourself a favour.

Air Freshener

Apart from an exhaust fan, you can use an automatic air freshener to keep the space smelling all nice and pleasant. Not that the exhaust fan itself won’t do the job of wicking away the unpleasant smells, it’s just that the air freshener will add a sense of, well, freshness to the air.

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