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Home & Decor (Singapore) - - Editor's Note -

In this age of wire­less con­nec­tiv­ity and in­stant mes­sag­ing, there’s no place where we can truly be “alone”. That can be a scary thought if you are, like me, the sort who val­ues your pri­vacy and cher­ishes those mo­ments of silent con­tem­pla­tion. Fur­ther­more, ow­ing to the open na­ture of mod­ern home interiors, it is a chal­lenge to find a spot where you can get away from it all.

Per­haps that is why home­own­ers are chang­ing their im­pres­sion of the bath­room, from be­ing a purely func­tional clean­ing zone into the last fron­tier where pri­vacy is still of para­mount im­por­tance. Be­cause of that, there is a grow­ing fo­cus on good bath­room de­sign and em­pha­sis on turn­ing it into a com­fort­able sanc­tu­ary, where you can not only freshen up your body, but recharge your soul as well.

I re­cently in­stalled a rain show­er­head with a wa­ter­proof speaker in my bath­room, and shower time for me has be­come thor­oughly en­joy­able. Feel­ing the gen­er­ous drops of wa­ter gen­tly mas­sag­ing my scalp, ac­com­pa­nied by the sooth­ing strains of jazz, is a treat for the senses, and some­thing I look for­ward to at the end of the day.

Truth be told, it’s these small daily rit­u­als we per­form that help to keep us bal­anced in body, spirit and mind. So if it’s been a while since you last re­vamped your bath­room, this might be a good time to see how you can cre­ate your own oa­sis of calm. Have fun, and we’ll see you again in Oc­to­ber.

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