May
2016
25

The Pros and Cons of a Water Closet

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What’s a water closet? No, it’s not a place to hide your wetsuits and scuba-diving equipment. A water closet, also known as a “toilet room,” is a small room separating the toilet from the rest of the bathroom. There is an ongoing debate surrounding the pros and cons of a water closet. Some will say a water closet helps keep germs away from your toothbrush, but others will argue it’s better to keep an open airflow in the bathroom. Scientists have yet to conclude whether germs from the toilet can actually make you sick. Here are some more of the…


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May
2016
17

How to Clean Your Children’s Bath Toys

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“Rubber Duckie, you’re the one. You make bath time lots of fun!” Ernie from Sesame Street got it right. Bath toys make bath time more enjoyable for parents and kids alike. But if they’re not properly cared for, bath toys can get moldy quick; they can even cause post-bath rashes. Here are some helpful methods for keeping your bath toys clean and safe: Cleaning with vinegar Vinegar is a natural disinfectant that is safer than many chemicals. Mix one-half cup of white vinegar with a gallon of water and let the toys soak for an hour. Then, use a sponge or dish…


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May
2016
12

Use a loofah? Here’s what you need to know

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You know that colorful sponge hanging in your shower? Or maybe you have an exfoliating loofah. That spongy scrubber might leave you feeling clean, but if it’s not properly cared for, it can be a breeding ground for tons of bacteria. You use a loofah or shower sponge to scrub off dead skin cells, but have you ever thought about where those dead flakes of skin end up? They get caught in the nooks and crannies of the loofah’s material. And when you’re done, you likely leave your loofah in the shower until next time. But your shower is a…


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May
2016
4

4 steps to get your kids to help clean the bathroom

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Cleaning the bathroom is one of the most dreaded household tasks, yet it’s one of the most important rooms to keep tidy. Family bathrooms get dirty quickly due to their constant use. Fortunately, if you have kids, you also have helpers who can assist with the cleaning duties. Getting kids to clean the bathroom isn’t as difficult as it might sound. Kids are capable of basic cleaning tasks and there’s no reason the bathroom should be off-limits. With the right direction and some safe cleaners, cleaning the bathroom can become part of a productive weekly routine. Step 1: Stock up…


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May
2016
2

7 Things All Skincare Fanatics Have In Their Bathroom

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Have you ever seen someone with crystal clear skin and wondered the secret to that person’s complexion? Well here are some of the essential products that all skincare fanatics have in their bathroom. Skin Cleanser This a basic must-have in your skincare arsenal. Your skin gets exposed to dirt, bacteria, chemicals and any number of pollutants that do damage to your skin. You must have a good skin cleanser to rid your skin of these things and give it back its natural look. That said, make sure to get one that doesn’t dry your skin too much. Moisturizer Moisturizer is…


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Apr
2016
26

Masculine bathroom design ideas for 2016

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Bathrooms are often considered feminine spots in the home — a place to primp, pamper and relax. News alert: Guys like to do those things, too. However, they’d prefer a space that isn’t overflowing with intricate florals or lacy frills. If you want to man up your bathroom space, you’re in luck because masculine interior designs are trending in 2016. Here’s how to bring a little testosterone into the bathroom while ensuring the style remains classy and timeless. Color saturation Grey tones rule in masculine bathroom design. Slate shower surrounds, smoky granite vanity tops, fog-colored walls. Pops of color in…


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Apr
2016
25

4 Things You Need In Your Bathroom When You Work From Home

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Working from home has its advantages. You can set your own hours, you can adopt your own dress code and you can pretty much eliminate the daily commute on the busy, crowded roadways. However, a work from home arrangement also means that you might need to stock up things that would not have been an issue if you actually traveled to a more traditional workplace, day in and day out. One area of your home where this definitely applies is your bathroom. Yes, you need to be mindful of things to definitely have on hand in your bathroom if you…


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Apr
2016
19

Functional and Fashionable Hotel Bathroom Ideas to Incorporate at Home

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Have you ever noticed how hotel bathrooms are always sparkling clean, impeccably styled and designed to maximize every inch of space? This luxury touch is meant to enhance your travel experience and is oftentimes a stark contrast to what your bathrooms are like back home. If you’re constantly fighting clutter in your drab, dated bathroom, hotel bathrooms can serve as inspiration for a refresh. These bathrooms ideas will have you feeling like a world-class traveler every day. 1. Large mirrors Whether it’s gilded or it features an eye-catching modern frame, mirrors are the focal point of hotel bathrooms. Change out…


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Apr
2016
13

Bathroom signs: Purposeful, humorous or inspiring decor for your bathroom

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Signs, signs, everywhere are signs — but not so much in residential bathrooms. It’s time to take a fresh approach when decorating bathrooms, and signs can be the perfect way to add personality and style without taking up precious space. Need inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Photo by Torie Jayne Vintage bathroom signs For those who love the retro look, a sign with a vintage vibe is ideal. Worn wood, chipped paint and patina on metal are all features that add character to stunning vintage signs. Some fun examples include: Vintage advertising signs from soap and toilet paper brands. Powder…


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Apr
2016
6

In the age of the Internet, do magazines still have a place in the bathroom?

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Researching travel destinations on your phone. Reading your favorite column on a tablet. Catching up on the news via your PC. How we engage with information has changed dramatically thanks to the Internet, but does this mean the end of seeing newspapers and magazines in bathrooms? Homes around the world include a display of reading materials for guests. During a fast-paced day, spending a few minutes in the bathroom can be a welcome break, especially when you can indulge in a ravishing read. Plus, when you’re in the bathroom, it just makes sense to pick up a periodical instead of…


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