Multiple surveys have shown that Americans use the shower for more than just getting clean. Many use the shower experience to de-stress and escape daily pressures. Whether you are using the shower to relax at the end of the day or to wake you up, the shower head should be chosen to meet both needs. Water conserving shower heads are made that can do both; check out www.metaefficient.com to view numerous shower heads you can choose from.
Think of the toilet as both a practical fixture and a design element, and you will find you can upgrade to a low-flow architecturally pleasing fixture. Kohler has a skirted toilet with a concealed trapway that fits this description, and is easy to clean. There are many other manufacturers as well, with offerings in this line.
Faucets are another prominent fixture of the bath. Replacing an old, outdated faucet can help change the look and feel of the bathroom. Water conserving and easy-to-use faucets are the way to go. Check out the offerings at Delta Faucet.