Cleaning your bathroom is one of the most annoying household chores for most people. And we can’t really blame them – scrubbing the toilet, trying to get the dirt and dust off the floor and wall tiles, and going into every nook and cranny of your bathroom fixtures to make them look brand new is hardly a pleasant activity. If you’ve been wondering if there is any way to make this process at least a little bit less time consuming, we have good news. There are, in fact, bathroom fixtures and furniture that require little to no cleaning compared to your regular ones. Without further ado, let’s get into the top 5 low-maintenance bathroom products:
1. Fogless mirrors
Much like the name suggests, fogless mirrors do not fog or streak even when exposed to temperature fluctuations, humidity, and direct splashes of water. These are very convenient for bathroom use, be it as small shaving mirrors you hang on directly on the shower cabin wall or the big vanity mirror you use to groom yourself every single day.
2. Self-cleaning toilets
Japanese toilet brands like TOTO are famous for their self-cleaning toilets, which feature a 100% non-porous covering that keeps the bowl clean and bacteria-free at all times. Not only that, but some of these modern, high-tech toilets even have self-cleaning features, which make use of the built-in bidet to clean the bowl and the seat without any human intervention. If your #1 bathroom cleaning pet peeve is scrubbing the toilet, one of these self-cleaning ones might literally change your life.
3. Acrylic bathtubs
Acrylic is the #1 low-maintenance materials when it comes to bathtubs. Iron-cast tubs might look charming and vintage, but they take an awful lot of care to keep them in great shape. Not to mention that they weigh down on your flooring quite a lot comparing to acrylic ones. Granted, acrylic bathtubs also require a good scrubbing every now and then, but they are by far the easiest to care for compared to other alternatives on the market.
4. Open showers
Ready for a big change? Ditch your bathtub and/or shower cabin completely and opt for an open shower! Might feel a bit weird to shower directly on the bathroom floor, but you’ll have much fewer surfaces to scrub and polish when spring cleaning rolls around. What’s more, you can completely transform your bathroom design just by opting for an open shower instead of a tub or a cabin!
5. Spot-resistant fixtures
One of the most annoying aspects of cleaning your bathroom is polishing your faucets, shower heads, and any other metal fixtures you might have going on – especially if you haven’t done that in a while and that limestone is just refusing to come off. To solve that problem, you might want to invest in spot-resistant fixtures. The only difference between these and your regular fixtures is a special coating that minimizes streaking and keeps the limestone at bay.
There you have it – 5 low-maintenance bathroom products/design ideas for all budgets. All of these will help keep your bathroom clean, but with much less effort on your end.