Your home bathroom should be a place of solace. It’s where you wash away the dirt and grime of everyday life, shave and exfoliate to keep your skin healthy, and do that super private business no one wants to see. The best bathrooms lure you in until you’re reluctant to leave. If your home bathroom doesn’t give off calming vibes, it’s time to up your game. A good clean will usually do the trick, but why stop there? It’s the 21st-century and there are dozens of new tools that can transform your typical bathroom into a high-functioning wonder. Spend less time plunging and more time soaking with these genius bathroom gadgets.
THE DRAIN PROTECTOR
For $13, you can make double sure you’ll never have to snake again. All it takes is this mushroom-looking drain protector. This plug will lodge directly inside your shower drain to catch all stray hairs before they clump up and clog your pipes. The universal design fits in all standard drains and can be cleaned with a simple wipe. If your hair has ever caused you drainage grief, grab this cylindrical savior now.
A SPEAKER FOR YOUR SHOWER
Maximize your singing in the shower experience with this aesthetic splash-proof speaker. It’s durable, wireless, and looks like a wall-mounted showerhead. No matter your bathroom décor, it will tie in perfectly. It’s got everything you could ask for in a shower speaker. You can control volume and song choice without reaching awkwardly for your iPod and play four hours of music on one charge. If you love a good bathroom jam, this is the gadget for you.
Everyone stinks up the bathroom once or twice in their lives. It’s an unfortunate consequence of being human. Luckily, there are bathroom gadgets designed to conquer your aromatic trips to the toilet. This portable spray is made from natural essential oils that trap your odor so you can flush it away. Spray some around before you do your business and you’re guaranteed to leave the bathroom just the way you found it. Clean and stench-free.
THE BAZOOKA PLUNGER
If you need to vent your frustrations about a clogged toilet, there’s no better way to do it than with the bazooka plunger. Rarely do bathroom gadgets come with this much character. Bazookas use water instead of air to unclog sputtering commodes. They’re also much stronger and more compact than conventional plungers. You can solve your toilet troubles with more efficiency and far less mess using this simple tool.
THE BEARD APRON
This product is so straight-forward you’ll be angry you didn’t think it up yourself. Hair trimmings in the sink are super frustrating, so catch them before they get there. This is an easy DIY project with a towel and suction cups. Cut a head hole in one end and suction the opposite edge to the mirror over your sink. If you really can’t handle that, there are plenty of ready-made options online. It doesn’t get much easier than this.
THE BATH PILLOW
Do not interpret this an excuse to sleep in the tub. If you want a nap, head to bed and rinse off later. This bathroom pillow is designed for those who want to soak in the bath reading or listening to music for long periods of time. Resting your neck on a curved ceramic surface is super uncomfortable. Even if you only spend a few minutes lying in the bath, this mesh-layered cushion will keep your neck from straining or getting stiff.
THE WOODEN BATHMAT
Get rid of the mildew-stained mat you’ve stuck with since your first apartment. It’s time to embrace Bambüsi wood and let it transform your bathroom style. Built with a raised structure, these innovative mats allow water to drip off and evaporate more quickly. They’re also extremely absorbent, if you’re worried about slipping on a flat surface. If you’re looking to up your game quick, wooden bathmats will elevate your bathroom in a flash.
It’s quirky, badass, and tough. There’s not much more to say. If you want something to jump-start your imagination when you’re in the bathroom, this shower curtain is near perfection.
These bathroom gadgets will make your time in the bathroom fun, sophisticated, and simple. They’re totally worth the investment too. Face it. You deserve a bathroom you can be proud of.
— Julie Grossman