A bathroom renovation is an exciting time to really liven up the look of this important room in your home. Not only is it one that gets a lot of use, but it is also the room that can make or break the sale of your home at a later date. As a mother who has to deal with the daily needs of allergy sufferers in your home, you may not have realised that changes made in your bathroom will help to reduce allergy symptoms. During your renovation process, there are two bathroom accessories to consider if you want to reduce the impact of allergies in your home.
Heated Towel Racks
While you may think that heated towel racks are just a luxury item for people who want warm towels in the winter, they are actually one way you can fight back against allergy problems in the bathroom. Heated towel racks start to dry out a wet towel the moment they are placed on it after a shower. When a towel is left to sit wet in a hot, damp bathroom, you have the perfect conditions for mould and mildew to grow. However, a warm, dry towel is not an environment that is hospitable to mould growth.
Mould spores that enter the airways of an allergy sufferer trigger symptoms such as watery eyes and itchy noses. Remove the mould spores and you will reduce the instances of an allergy attack in the bathroom.
Have you ever noticed (particularly if you have kids) that after a wet soap bar has been left sitting in a soap dish for a while, that the water under the soap becomes gooey and discoloured? This is another area where mould can begin its life of irritation for the allergy sufferers in your family.
A much better alternative is to purchase a soap dispenser. Soap dispensers can either sit on the bathroom countertop or they can be mounted to the wall. Liquid soap is then pumped onto the hand of the user when needed, and there is no yucky mess left behind. No mess means no place for mould cultures to start growing.
The more you think about your bathroom design during this renovation project, especially the bathroom accessories you are going to use, the more you can reduce the allergy discomfort your family members have to suffer through. As a mum who has to take care of them when they are not feeling well, fewer allergy attacks may even free up a little extra time just for you to relax.