You are busy. Your clients are busy. In fact, some say Americans are competitively busy. We’re not lecturing here, just noticing. A recent American Time Use Survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics noticed, too. Apparently Americans spend a woeful amount of time thinking each day. Young adults spend less than 15 minutes. Most folks barely get 30 minutes in. Thanks technology.
Okay. Deep breath. Quick “om.” Our minds are not going to sink into a deep, dark techno hole... at least not today. How about some good news? Okay, here goes: You are in a prime position to help your clients press pause. It’s true. You can help tame your client’s technology overload through design that soothes the senses. Here’s how:
Do it in the loo.
Yes, we said it. We mean it, too. The bathroom is the one place in the house your clients have full license to be alone with their thoughts. Design a bathroom that makes them want to close the door and just stop. Help them say no to chatter and yes to retreat. It’s the most practical place for at-home peace.
Keep it simple stupid
. Simple, clutter-free design is a gift for clients who live life on demand. Use clean lines to create calm. Entice peace and quiet with a soft color palette that includes warm finishes on hardware.
Use it, don’t lose it.
That’s right. Make technology work for you, not shout at you. For instance, savvy sinks don faucets that turn water on and off with a simple touch on the spout or handle. Sensory-pleasing showerheads use technology to give the feeling of more water, without actually using more. You get the point. Use technology to make everyday activities easier and more enjoyable. The rest can be left outside the bathroom door.
See? A sense-
ible approach to bathroom design is sure to help your client unwind and live a life less interrupted. Now that is some good news