Mirror in bathroom so can see the back of head. How To Hide Unsightly Wall Panels - tutorial shows how to attach hinges to a picture and wall so switches, access panels, etc. can be hidden, yet still accessible. This is not recommended for thermostats!
If you buy a house and can't afford upgrades: Change out your builder grade brass shower trim using Rustoleum's Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. Holds up well with the water because it is indoor/outdoor paint. also works with light fixtures