There are some people who are just morning people. They leap out of bed, chomping at the bit, raring to get going. Then there are the rest of us. Mornings (especially Monday mornings) are not exactly our favorite time of day. There are however a few simple tweaks and additions you can make to your home itself that will make those early hours just a little bit more bearable. Here are a few simple suggestions:

Get a Better Shower – Starting your morning with a nice shower should be the best way to wake up but for many homeowners it is more of an annoyance than anything else. The water’s too hot, the water’s too cold, the water pressure is too low.

Something as simple as investing in a new shower head can solve the water pressure problems most of the time. Opt for one of the new low flow models that waste less water and come with some rather invigorating spray settings to boot.

Hot water problems are harder, but not impossible to remedy as well. Ask your plumber about switching the water heater you have for a tankless or a water on demand model. They use less energy and heat water faster and far more efficiently.

Get a Friendlier Floor – Even if the weather outside is not too cold that often does not extend to your bathroom floor. And stepping out of the shower onto a freezing cold tile floor is enough to wake up even the biggest of sleepyheads – just not in a very nice way.

A nice comfy floor underfoot can make an awful lot of difference to the quality of your mornings. Carpet would be ideal but for the most part, it does not fare very well in the damp and humid conditions that exist in even a well ventilated bathroom.

One great way to make sure stepping out of the shower is not such a traumatic experience consider having radiant under floor heating installed. This is a very energy efficient way to heat the bathroom and costs a lot less than you might imagine.

Buy a Programmable Coffee Maker
– Waiting for coffee to brew in the morning is a hassle. So much of a hassle in fact that most people don’t even bother and blow a small fortune on a store bought frothy coffee every morning. You can make your mornings easier (and cheaper) by investing in a programmable coffee maker. Set it start brewing 15 minutes before your alarm goes off and you will be awoken to the wonderful aroma of fresh coffee – doesn’t that sound nice?