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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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Five Bathroom Design Tips That Are A Must When You Do A Bathroom Remodeling

By Guest Blogger, Rohin D.

Five Bathroom Design Tips That Are A Must When You Do A Bathroom Remodeling

 

As time moves on and as family size grows from one level to another there are quite a few things which need to change. We need to have new furniture, new fixtures and fittings and other such changes to accommodate the new requirement. Remodeling of bathroom is again something which becomes quite unavoidable. It could be lead to better realignment of the available space and this could lead to improved space and less wastage. However, you should know ways and means by which you will be in a position to choose the right bathroom remodeling tips. It will help you to zero in on something that is in line with your specific needs and requirements. Here are a few points which perhaps could help you to make the right choice as far as bathroom remodeling is concerned.

 

  1. Be Aware Of The Design And Remodeling Costs

 

The onus lies on you to be sure about the cost involved. This is because new bathroom designs and tips do not come for cheap. There are many factors which must be taken into account. The size of the bathroom, the materials that are being used are a few factors which could contribute to the overall budgets.

 

  1. Let Not The Toilet Be The First Sight

 

If you look at the tips of some quality bathrooms Sydney professionals you will find one thing common about them. They would never recommend a bathroom design that ensures that the toilet is not the first thing that comes to the eyes when the door is happened. This could be an eye sore and therefore should be avoided at all points of time.

 

  1. Pay Attention To The Lighting Scheme

 

There also is the need to ensure that your bathroom has the right lighting without which even the best of bathroom remodeling will not have the desired impact. You must take pains to plan the right lighting scheme. It must be complimentary with the overall color and designs of the bathroom flooring and walling.

 

  1. Have A Clear Idea About The Overall Dimensions Of Your Bathroom

 

Apart from having a clear understanding about the overall dimensions of the bathroom, you also should know more about size of the bathtub, the commode, the sink and other such fixtures and fittings. This will help you to make the best use of the space and will help you design a bathroom that is chic and comes with design features commensurate with the space available.

 

  1. Invest Time And Money On Choosing The Right Vanity

 

The next important thing is to ensure you spend quite a bit of time and effort on choosing the right vanity for your bathroom. This is one of the most important bathroom design tips which we often do not pay the attention it deserves. The vanity should not be either too big or too small. Too big vanities could jam moving space and too small ones could find you confused when it comes to looking for storage space. Using close vanity spaces could perhaps be a better option if you so feel.

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How To Clean Your House – The Proper Way

How To Clean Your House – The Proper Way

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So you’ve just had that dreaded realization that you should probably give your whole house a clean. You’ve been trying to put it off for days now, even weeks, but the dirt is just building up, and it’s about time you do something about it.

Well not to worry, it doesn’t have to be as horrible as you imagine it to be! And once it’s all done, you should never need to do a clean like that ever again!

 

 

Important preparations

First of all, you’re going to want to make sure you have everything you need. You don’t want to get halfway through, only to realize you need some sponges or any other cleaning products. You can avoid this from happening by making a list first, a few days before, so you have time to go out and get exactly what you need.

 

 

Get ready mentally and physically

Before you get down and dirty, you should get yourself ready. This means changing into something comfortable, that you don’t mind getting grubby. Remember you will be dealing with different chemicals, so don’t wear anything that you’ll be upset about getting permanently stained.

As silly as it may sound, you may also want to have a little stretch. Don’t forget how demanding cleaning actually is on your body. It is absolutely a workout, so don’t risk causing yourself an injury.

Lastly, but definitely not least – music! Put on some of your best tunes and crank up that volume. Tie back your hair, get your rubber gloves on, have a dance and then get stuck in.

 

 

De-clutter

Pick up anything that’s lying around, and put it where it belongs. By all means, question whether you really need to keep the item or not. The more you throw away, the less mess you’ll have altogether. Walk around your house with a big dustbin bag, and anything you don’t need – throw it.

You can also make a pile of things that you don’t want, but you’d like to sell or give away to somebody else. Recycling is brilliant, and although it may feel like an effort – you’re doing the right thing.

 

Dust

You would be surprised by the amount of dust that gathers around, so don’t take the easy option and overlook certain areas. As well as surfaces, shelves, and tables, look wherever you have books and magazines stored – It sticks to everything so don’t miss it.

Microfiber cloths are great for this as they pick up everything very easily, whereas other things may just push the dust around, giving the appearance of a cleaner surface, although really the dust has just been moved somewhere else.

Remember the tops of the of your doors and around the photo frames too! Sure, they may not be visible, but you know what’s there, so it kind of works as a peace of mind thing.

 

 

Vacuum

Before you start vacuuming, check your bag and make sure that it’s empty, so you don’t have to keep stopping. And use the right attachment for the right things! So many people end up using the carpet brush for their wooden floor, without even realizing it, but it will make such a difference.

Start at the top (if you have different levels within your home) and make your way down. Don’t just focus on the floor either, get in between things like the sofa and around the back of the headboard on your bed. You’d be surprised by the things you will end up finding underneath your cushions…

If you have any stains on your carpet, you have two options – call in a company to get rid of it for you like atlantabestcarpetcleaning.com, or attempt it yourself. You will need to know exactly what the stain is, in order to correctly remove it without damaging the surrounding areas.

 

 

Windows

When cleaning the glass of your windows, you will want to invest in a streak-free cleaner, because that is one of the worst things that can happen when trying to clean. You end wearing yourself out from all the wiping, and yet there are STILL visible streaks left on the glass! Make sure you don’t spray on too much and use newspapers to wipe them with.

If your windows are relatively large and hard to get to, use a professional wiper that can extend to any length (within reason.)

 

 

Bedroom

By now you should have already gotten rid of any clutter and dust. The floors should be clean, and your windows should be sparkling, so there isn’t that much left to do in the bedroom department. To finish off, all you really need to do is make the bed and put anything back in place if you moved them to clean the area. You can find tips on www.wayfair.com to make the perfect looking bed.

 

 

Bathroom and Kitchen

Remove anything that is in your shower, bathtub and around the sink and put them to one side for now (unless you can throw them out!) and wet the areas with warm (or hot) water, and let it soak a little. Then you can get scrubbing with the appropriate products.

Apply grout and tile cleaner where it needs to be and allow that to sit for a while. It should give you the exact length of time on the back of the bottle.

Clean all mirrors with either the specified cleaner or even just warm soapy water. Wipe in circular motions to avoid any streaking.

Clean out the toilet. That doesn’t just mean the inside, but all around too. Lift up the toilet seat and give it a good wipe. If you have boys in the house – this is even more essential!

If you have any bath mats and rugs, put them in the washing machine.

 

If you haven’t already noticed, the key to cleaning out a bathroom is letting the product sit a while before doing anything else with it. It will smell ‘chemically’ in there, so open all windows and doors to air it out.

The same thing goes for the kitchen; the only difference is the products you use for your oven and cookers.

 

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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. 

Proportions

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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