Did You Know Adults Spend More Than 1 Year in the Bathroom?

Need a reason to invest in a frameless shower enclosure for your bathroom? We at Florida State Glass and Mirror found one.

Statistics show that the average adult spends – get this – 416 days of his or her life in the bathroom. More specifically, the average adult male spends 373 days in the bathroom, and the average adult female spends 456. That goes to show you that while the kitchen might be the most popular room in the house, without a doubt, the bathroom is the most important.

What are you doing in there?

“The bathroom is a sacred place for many people,” the folks at Study Finds explain. “It’s where we go to prepare ourselves for the world, make sure we look our best, and often times it serves as a quiet place to take a breath during a busy day.”

So why not make your bathroom beautiful?

  • Turn it into a spa-like setting or a his-and-her hangout.
  • Paint the walls a bright color.
  • Add artwork.
  • Fill the space with therapeutic scents such as citrus, lavender or vanilla.
  • And get those glass shower panels you always wanted.

The folks at Study Finds also pointed out that homeowners have experienced “significant life moments” in their bathrooms.

“In all, 10% say they’ve given themselves a pep talk, another 10% say they have had arguments, and 8% report having an intimate heart-to-heart with a loved one,” they say. “On top of that, 51% say renovating their bathroom has tangibly improved their happiness at home.”

If you would like to improve your happiness by renovating your bathroom, we would love to help. You deserve it and this would be a great time to honor the room in which you will find yourself spending more than one year of your life. 

Clear glass shower enclosures are a great way to give your bathroom a modern new style. If you would like more information about the possibilities, please contact us.

March Is National Women’s Health Month

When it comes to making decisions about renovating the bathroom – like whether you should get install a clear glass shower enclosure or simply add glass shower panels to an existing tub and shower configuration – it is usually a woman calling the shots.

The folks at Contractor magazine reported on a survey conducted by Service Magic, saying, “Women and home-improvement contractors agree that the woman in the household is the primary decision-maker when it comes to managing home-improvement projects.”

Survey Says!

What’s really interesting about this particular survey is the different responses from homeowners and contractors.

When they asked men, the survey found:

  • 30% of them said they make the decisions.
  • Only 8% admitted that women are usually the primary decision-makers.

The women, on the other hand, saw things differently, as the survey found:

  • 25% of them said that women call the shots.
  • Once again, a minority of 8% said their counterparts, in this case the guys, were the primary decision-makers

What about the rest of the folks surveyed?

  • 65% of them said that they make decisions together.

You noticed some discrepancies between what the men and women said. But just wait until you see how the contractors responded!

Contractor magazine reports that, when the contractors that homeowners work with on their renovation projects were asked the same question, they had much different results:

  • 17% of contractors said that the man makes the decisions.
  • 28% of them said that the decisions are made by the couples acting as a team.
  • But a whopping 55% of contractors said that woman are calling the shots.

Rodney Rice, who is the co-CEO of the company that conducted the survey – ServiceMagic, told Contractor magazine, “This is a very telling survey. There is a gap between perception and reality within the household.”

We haven’t had any real problems (maybe because it’s so easy to agree on the beauty and style of our frameless glass balcony railings and glass shower enclosures) but we have heard that some contractors get caught in the middle, when the man thinks he is making the decisions and so does the woman.

But we don’t need a survey to tell us how important women are to the success of our business. We are grateful to all the women who have chosen to install our glass shower enclosures, seamless glass railings and custom mirrors in their homes. And we encourage all of your to check in with your doctors regularly and take good care of your health.