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Five Tips To Make Your Family Bathroom Work Harder

Five Tips To Make Your Family Bathroom Work Harder

The average family bathroom can be hard to get right. It needs to be all things to all people. It needs to be kid-friendly, but still be a nice space for the adults in the house, and any guess you have. Sharing one bathroom between a lot of people means you need a good design that meets all those needs. Here are some tips to make your bathroom work hard. 

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  1. Go big. In a bathroom for the family, there will often be times when a few family members are crowded around the basin at once, so go bigger. Choose a vanity unit with a large trough-shaped bowl with plenty of counter space either side for everybody’s toiletries and toothbrushes. A double basin could also be an ideal pick for high traffic times in the bathroom, like first thing in the morning. Ask a plumber like https://www.stollwerckplumbing.com/ for suggestions for bigger basins.  
  2. Add in a bath. If you have enough room, a bath is handy for family life, especially if you have younger children. A bathroom with no bath can put be off-putting for potential buyers if you choose to sell in the future. A shower enclosure is also a useful addition for rushed mornings. If you don’t have space for both, fit a shower head over the bath. L or D shaped baths with one wider end and glass shower screen are a good selection, as they look sleek, but have room for showering. Choose a bath with taps in the middle so you can give small children a bath together without squabbles about who has to sit at the tap end. 
  3. Put in lots of storage. A bathroom that is used by a lot of people can quickly get untidy, so make sure you fit in as much storage as you can. Don’t pick bottles, bags, and brushes that will clutter up surfaces, and instead fit in cupboards below the sink, hanging cabinet mirrors, and fitting shelves where you can. If your bathroom isn’t large, glass shelves can be used to add storage without appearing to bring the walls in even nearer. Add storage that your children can reach. Baskets on open shelves are a simple way to tidy away toiletries easily. Give each family member their own basket to make keeping things tidy and free of clutter even quicker. 
  4. Lighten it up. Add task lighting over the sink. Spotlights or a glass mirror with built-in lights both work well. For a more relaxing atmosphere, like when you want to relax with a bubble bath, put in a softer light, like lights on a dimmer switch. 
  5. Colour-code your accessories. Save having piles of towels and face cloths everywhere by giving each family member a colour. If you don’t want lots of mismatched colours in your bathroom, buy towels in your bathroom colour scheme and then sew a loop of ribbon in their colour to use as both a hook and to show who it belongs to. 

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What You Need to Know to Choose the Right Bathtub

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

What You Need to Know to Choose the Right Bathtub

image-1When you need to buy new things for your bathroom you can simply go into the nearest bathroom accessories store, or order online and problem solved. While that is always a possibility, the chances of you being able to install it into your bathroom without any problems are equal to those of winning a lottery. If you wish to go home with a bathtub that will perfectly suit your needs, fit into your bathroom flawlessly and remain functional for a long time, there are several things that need to be taken into consideration before making a final pick.

Measure everything precisely

Even though it may seem redundant to emphasize that knowing the exact measures of the available space you have for your new bathtub is important, you would be surprised how many people end up returning their newly bought bathtubs because they proved to be too big to install. Bathtubs of various types come in standard dimensions. Custom sizes are also available, but they are usually significantly more expensive. In any case, make sure that the space designated for it will comfortably accommodate the one you pick. 


When proportions are concerned, proper bathtub size is very important for two reasons. The first one is related to users themselves. The volume of the tub needs to perfectly accommodate the user. When you find a tub you like, do not be ashamed to sit in it, and that way see if it fits. That is the only way to be certain that it does. The second ‘proportion’ concern is whether your tub fits properly with other bathroom elements. A grand size tub simply sticks out when small spaces are concerned, while miniature tubs become lost in big ones. 

Interior design concerns

Being a centerpiece of a bathroom’s interior design, the type of the bathtub you opt for has an enormous impact in creating a harmonious environment. For example, if Victorian design dominates your bathroom, a clawfoot tub would fit perfectly. On the other hand, corner tubs are more suitable for contemporary settings, while freestanding bath is more universal, with models that are adequate for any interior design.  

Study different materials

image-7There is a great variety of materials that are used to build bathtubs and they all come with certain advantages and disadvantages. For example, acrylic tubs are lightweight and of high gloss but are less durable than cast iron tubs. On the other hand, cast iron ones require good support structure due to their weight and are rarely big. Cultured marble tubs are easy to maintain, highly decorative, but at the same time brittle and if cracks occur, they cannot be repaired. The list goes on and on, so make sure you get familiar with all the facts before you opt for a particular material.

Additional features

Naturally, the main reason why we all prefer bathtubs is the joy we feel when our entire bodies are soaked in water of preferred temperature. However, modern features that are continually being added to bathtubs raise this experience to a completely new level. Whirlpool tubs, foot massage jets and chromatherapy baths are just some of the modern, spa-like additions. If you like this kind of relaxation, make sure you check out every available option.

As you can see, choosing a tub requires a lot of thinking. It is a complex process, so consulting vendors, your friends and online sources like this one is advisable. However, something that is so personal should not be trusted into someone else’s hands. It is you who needs to make the final decisions. After all, you are the one that will be using it and the more effort you put into choosing the perfect one, the more you’ll enjoy it.

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How to Create a Vintage-Style Bathroom

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

How to Create a Vintage-Style Bathroom


image-5When redecorating their house, most people neglect small bathrooms. Those that are courageous and brave enough to go for a bathroom redesign know that it is going to be hell of job, which will pay off in the end. A well decorated bathroom creates a warm and relaxing spot where you can escape all your life’s problems. Listed below are some of the things you can do to create that vintage bathroom you’ve always dreamt of.

Invest in decorations

The best way to start transforming your bathroom is by purchasing some of those old and vintage accessories. A good place to look for them is your local thrift shop. Also, if you are lucky, you may end up finding good stuff at garage sales. Try and get those small luxurious details that will reflect the style of your bathroom. Remember that small things make a difference, so the more you invest into details, the better your bathroom will look.

Mirror, mirror, on the wall

image-1-1What’s a vintage bathroom without a vintage mirror? Can it even be possible to redecorate your bathroom without throwing in one of those old, long mirrors, with regal frames and old forest-green or vanilla blue hues? Vintage mirrors are hard to come by these days, especially since their demand is high and their rarity makes them very expensive. Framed mirrors can cost whole fortune, since sometimes the frame itself is worth more than the entire bathroom redecoration. So choose wisely, and do your research before you rush in and purchase the first mirror that you find on the market. Take your time and be patient, other good offers may be just around the corner.

A vintage sink

image-4Besides the mirror, another thing that may define the entire bathroom is the sink. Now where could one get a vintage sink which is affordable and looks amazing? My guess is a local thrift shop, or any place that sells old and vintage items. Sinks are also hard to come by, which is why you should be patient and look for it months before you even start redecorating. It may take months, even years to get one that fits your envisioned bathroom perfectly.

Fix the plumbing

Depending on how old your home is and when the last time was that you redecorated it, you might want to check your plumbing. These old pieces of metal tend to get rusty and create leaks. Even the smallest of leaks can cause the biggest of problems, without you even noticing it. Take action, and do a complete plumbing inspection. In case you are not qualified enough to do it yourself and are in need of a professional plumbing services, the best place to check for it is at plumbermelbourne.net. Once hired, the team of experts will be at your doorstep in no time. They are available 24/7, and are the best in the business.

Consider replacing the floor

image-2Once you’ve taken care of everything, the only thing that’s left is to change the floor and match it with your new bathroom style. Believe it or not, but the tiles, especially the hexagonal ones are as vintage as it gets. You can mix them with some other styles, but keeping them in plain white or any bright color is probably the smartest option.

Redecorating the bathroom should be as important as redecorating any other room inside the house. Spend some extra money and create your safe haven, one that you will enjoy every day and one where you will retreat every time you are in need of a hot shower and relaxing atmosphere.

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Bathroom Remodeling: The Dos and Don’ts

Bathroom Remodeling: The Dos and Don’ts

Redesigning your bathroom is one of the top ways to increase the value of your home. So for any homeowners, it makes good sense to have that on the radar. When you give it a remodel that makes it for functional, as well as look better, then you are onto a winner. But what are the best ways to go about redesigning your bathroom? There are some things that you should do, as well as some that you should avoid. Then you can maximize the return on your investment. A new bathroom doesn’t come cheap, so you want it to be right in the first place. Read on to learn more.


Do Think About the Layout and Practicality of the Room

For each bathroom in the home, then you need to think about who makes primary use of it. Is it an en suite or a family and children’s bathroom? An en suite, for example, could be a little more luxurious. As it is most likely a smaller space, you could get something like a marble floor with underfloor heating. This would be too extravagant in a family bathroom, though. A family bathroom might be better with a large vanity unit that has two sinks. Then it can speed up getting the kids ready in the morning, for example. Somewhere like Drench might be able to show you how much you might be looking at for a double vanity unit. Then you can check that it would still be a viable option for you. A guest bathroom would probably need more storage than any other. As it isn’t used all the time, it can be a great place to store extra towels and toiletries.

Don’t Move the Plumbing

If you don’t want the remodel to cost a large amount of money, then make sure that you keep the plumbing where it is. First of all, plumbers can be expensive and moving it all around will require a lot of their time. Second of all, any disasters or emergencies with plumbing can be damaging to the home, as well as expensive to fix. So work on the existing plumbing, and it will make things much easier.

Do Add Storage or Shelving

Most of us don’t all have the luxury of extra storage around the home. So adding more into your bathroom is a great idea. It can be used for towels storage, as well as toiletries and toilet rolls. If you include some storage into the bathroom design, it will look much more seamless. Think about having some floating shelves or built-in storage. When it is included in your design, you could factor in things like recessed walls and built-in lighting. Perfect for a luxury touch in the bathroom.

Don’t Choose a Design That is Too Modern

Bathroom styles can easily become dated; even in as little as five years. So choosing a modern look could mean making plenty of changes as time goes on. If you want to go down that path, then thinking about using cheaper materials. Then it won’t cost you a fortune for as and when you want to make changes.

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5 Tips to Make Your Bathroom Remodel a Huge Success. By Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

By Guest Blogger, Karleia S.


5 Tips to Make Your Bathroom Remodel a Huge Success

Photo provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.
Photo provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

Remodeling your home’s bathroom is a wonderful way to improve the overall appearance of the room, make it more comfortable to use and increase the value of your home. Remodeling a bathroom takes a bit of time, patience and work, but the end result is a bathroom that you’re going to love to use and actually enjoy showing off. If you have an older home with more of an old-fashioned style bathroom, it might be time to improve it by giving it a good remodel. There are many things that make the remodel a success for you and your loved ones.

1. Getting Help from the Experts

In general, most homeowners won’t know a lot about remodeling a bathroom if extensive work is going to have to be done. If your remodel consists of just putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls, it might be something you can do yourself. However, most other remodels are going to need the expertise of a professional remodeling company specific to plumbing such as Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating.

2. Know the Style You Want

Before you can begin a remodeling job in the bathroom, you need to have a good idea as to what style and look you’re trying to achieve. You might want a completely modern bathroom or more of a rustic-styled one. Knowing the style you’ll be using will help you to pick out colors of tiles, tubs, walls and cabinetry.

3. Know Your Budget

A successful bathroom remodel is only a true success if you can afford to finish it from start to end. Too many people have huge hopes and dreams for their new bathrooms, only to find out that they don’t necessarily have the money to do all of the work. Make sure that you have enough money to start and finish the project without struggle or having to wait on funds.

4. Strive for a Comfortable Spa-Like Experience

One reason why many people enjoy remodeling their bathrooms is because it’s the room in the home that often gets the most use. This is why it pays to remodel and strive to achieve a completely spa-like experience within the bathroom. This will help you to enjoy using the bathroom a whole lot more, even if it means just taking a shower each morning.

5. Shop Around for Materials

In order to save money, you can shop for your own materials and have the remodeling and plumbing company use what you have. This allows you to shop around for the best prices on the items you either want or are going to need. Shopping around for materials can be done in local hardware stores or on the Internet.

Having a bathroom remodel be a true success means that you need to be working with a good professional plumbing company, know what your budget is and to try and achieve a style you’re going to adore. You will find that remodeling your home’s bathroom adds tons of value to the home itself and ultimately makes the space a lot more comfortable for you.

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