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They say April showers bring May flowers, right? So let’s add some spring to your own shower—or bathroom—this new month!

We often hear on home renovation and selling shows that when you’re looking at a house or a condo, one of the rooms that tend to spark the most emotion, the most connection, is the bathroom. Me? I love a warm shower. It’s where I get some of (what I consider) my best ideas! Just me, running water and a bathroom.

It’s really important that your shower works properly. And if that trickle from above tells you it’s time to replace your shower head, it can be a simple job that doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. A good shower head is a simple luxury but the joy of a well-running shower can be yours, and there are many available from Water Pik Inc. I prefer this handheld shower head model for its flexibility—in almost every sense of the word.

Waterpik PowersprayWaterpik Powerspray 5-Mode Hand Held Shower Head by Water Pik Inc

Enjoy five spray settings: pulsating massage, full-body, power mist, PowerSpray or Eco Spray. All are available on a 5-foot hose that makes it extra convenient for bathing children or pets and for cleaning the shower or tub. It is designed to easily install in minutes (no special tools or pipe tape required!). This shower head features anti-clog nozzles and advanced OptiFLOW technology for more spray power. Comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Why is it that when we step out of the shower, we often try to dry off with thin, small or very—shall we say—”well-loved” towels? Is it because we don’t think we’re worth the luxury of a big, thick, soft one?

Let’s change that with this large bath sheet by MAINSTAYS. Available in four colours, this 30-inch by 60-inch bath sheet is priced so reasonably that you may want to pick up one for every family member if only to prevent them from “borrowing” yours. And, oh yes, you know they will!

Performance Large Bath SheetPerformance Large Bath Sheet Towel by MAINSTAYS

Wrap yourself in luxury with this large 100% bath sheet by MAINSTAYS. Available in white, dark grey, dark navy or tan, this sheet is designed with softness and absorbency in mind. It dries quickly and is low lint.

You don’t have to call in a painter or dig out your old coveralls to change the colours of your bathroom. And if you rent, that may not even be an option. As for those bathroom tiles or fixtures in a colour you never would have chosen? No worries. A fresh set of colour-coordinated towels can help divert attention and draw the visitor’s eye where you want it to go. For a wide selection of shades (both vibrant and muted) and sizes (wash towel, hand towel and bath towel), you can’t beat this towel collection by Fieldcrest.

Fieldcrest Hand TowelFieldcrest Hand Towel

This collection of 100% cotton towels from Fieldcrest are free of toxic dyes and bleaches so you can feel comfortable about them in every sense. Available in 10 lush hues and three sizes.

Step out of your shower onto a nice new bath mat or rug. You might also want to place one by the tub or sink to bring a splash of colour and to help catch splashes, too!

Red Label noodle bath rugRed Label Noodle Bath Rug

Measuring 17-inches by 24-inches, this little Red Label noodle bath rug (exclusive to Walmart) is just as cute as its name. Bonus? It is designed with a non-slip backing to help guard against slips. Available in a multitude of colours.

Adding new bath accessories is a great way to make a statement in your bathroom without having to step outside of your budget. Whether it’s just switching out a goopy dish for a modern soap pump or swapping out the old for a new bathroom accessory set, your bathroom can have a whole new put-together look without burning a hole in your wallet. I love the “au naturel” feel of this set.

kieragraceKeiragrace Muskoka Baird 4-Piece Bathroom Accessory Set

This 4-piece set by kieragrace in matte stone ceramic has a natural feel and presence. It adds a touch of outdoor Zen to any indoor bathroom. Includes a soap pump, soap dish, toothbrush holder and cup.

And finally, since we’re in the midst of April showers, let’s talk shower curtains. How about replacing that clear or once-white liner with the unidentifiable stains? You know what I’m talking about—we’ve all had at least one. These waterproof liners from MAINSTAYS come in a variety of colours (grey, beige or white) and, perhaps best of all, are machine washable.

Waterproof Fabric ShowerWaterproof Fabric Shower Liner by MAINSTAYS

This fabric liner is 100% waterproof and mildew resistant. It’s also machine washable for easier care. Measuring 70-inches by 72-inches, it partners with standard shower curtains. The liner features rust-proof metal grommets and a weighted hem.

While we’re at it, why not change the whole look of your bathroom with a simple window treatment switch and a brand new shower curtain? If your children have aged out of the kiddie-themed curtain, it’s time to reclaim your bathtub (and shower). Perhaps it’s because this makes me think of spring in Victoria, but I just love this shower curtain with cherry blossoms by MAINSTAYS!

Mainstays Cherry BlossomMAINSTAYS Cherry Blossom Fabric Shower Curtain

Measuring 70-inches by 72-inches, this lovely fabric shower curtain is like a breath of spring thanks to its subtle floral motif. This shower curtain is 100% polyester and machine washable.

Enjoy your very own April showers and come back next week. We’ll take the best parts of hotel visits and bring them right into your home.

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Erin Davis is the #1 best-selling author of Mourning Has Broken: Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy, a non-fiction memoir published by HarperCollins in 2019. Previously, she spent 30 years as morning host on top-rated 98.1 CHFI in Toronto and now lives with her husband and their little dog Molly on Vancouver Island. Erin writes a daily blog enjoyed by 12000+ readers weekly at erindavis.com, and enjoys travel, freelance voice work, keynote speaking and emceeing every chance she gets.