Top Tips to Ease Common Bathroom Pet Peeves

(ARA) - He leaves the toilet seat up. She scatters make-up on the counter. If you're like most Americans, you love your mate - but you don't always love their daily bathroom habits. So what are the things that really drive men and women crazy in the bathroom?

Moen Incorporated found out. During an online consumer survey, Moen's research team pulled back the shower curtain to find out consumers' pet peeves in the bathroom and what they'd most like to change about this room.

Luckily, with a few updates in the bath, you can easily remedy many of these problem areas and create a more harmonious bathroom situation.

Paper Pet Peeves

Although there is a battle of the sexes on many fronts, both men and women united in citing their number one pet peeve is not replacing the toilet paper when it runs out. In fact, 42 percent of women and 31 percent of men stated this as the single biggest complaint.

Eliminate the frustration of empty paper rolls by adding a pivoting paper holder. Designed by Inspirations by Moen, this innovative accessory features a spring-free, pivoting arm allowing you to simply lift the arm and drop on the roll. This quick and simple step will help eliminate your paper pet peeves and allow you to start your day "on a roll."

Clean Up Clutter

Men just don't understand the need for all of women's "stuff." In fact, 20 percent of men surveyed cited the second most annoying thing in the bathroom is wasting valuable counter space by leaving toiletries and cosmetics scattered about. Additionally, when asked what they'd like to change about their current bathroom, 36 percent of respondents cited they would like to increase storage space.

Luckily, reducing clutter and increasing storage doesn't have to involve a major renovation. The addition of accessories, such as shelves, towel bars and towel rings can take toiletries and towels off the counter and onto the wall. Plus, with stylish collections available in a variety of on-trend finishes, such as the new Addington and Ridgedale collections from Inspirations by Moen, you'll also add a beautiful style update to your bath.

Free the Floor

When it comes to messy floors, it's the bottom of the room - but not the bottom of the survey. In fact, 19 percent of men and 22 percent of females state that leaving dirty clothes on the bathroom floor is a top annoyance in the bath. And for households with children, leaving wet towels or dirty clothes on the floor are the two top responses (33 percent each). Freeing the floor can be simple. Choose coordinating towel bars and robe hooks for each person who uses the bath - ensuring that the hooks for children are hung low enough for them to reach. By assigning a spot for each towel and providing an easy spot to hang clothes, bathroom users will be encouraged to hang these items up - keeping floors free and clean.

Add Size to the Shower

When it's not people providing the pet peeves in the bath - it's the bathroom itself. In fact, 85 percent of respondents said they'd like to change their bathroom. And, topping the list of bathroom woes was the size of the bath (45 percent want to make the bathroom larger) and the shower (37 percent want to enhance their shower). By adding one product to your shower, you can relieve both bath ailments! Curved shower rods, previously only seen in luxury hotels, are simple to install and can add up to 7 1/2 inches of elbow room in the shower - while also adding elegant style to the room. Inspirations by Moen offers a curved shower rod that adjusts to fit enclosures from 54-to-72 inches wide. The rods are available in today's hottest finishes - Brushed Nickel, Chrome and Old World Bronze.

While this small room can add a large amount of annoyances, with just a few minor updates you can ease bathroom pet peeves and create a beautiful and enjoyable bath.

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