Apr
2014
15

5 Inspiring Powder Rooms

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You have been staring at that outdated powder room for a while now. You keeping thinking to yourself, it is a place that guests will undoubtedly visit (and judge!) and you wish it could reflect your designer desires rather than an 80’s eye sore. With spring and change just around the corner, why not take a look at some awe inspiring powder rooms that will give you the ideas you need to renovate the restroom to a place you love! We’ve picked 8 favourites to get you started, why not continue and pick some of your own? 1. Do you…

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Apr
2014
1

3 Easy Tips for an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

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Many people believe that being “Eco-Friendly” means purchasing heavy-duty, high energy-efficient appliances which can get very costly. However, that’s ONLY if they were to do a complete bathroom overhaul! “Greening” your bathroom in the long run can help save money, conserve water consumption and eliminate the health risks of chemical ridden cleaners. The following tips are three easy ways to help make the bathroom a more eco-friendly place without draining out your wallet. 1.Water-Efficient Toilet and Showerhead Did you know that in our lifetime, we are likely to flush the toilet over 140,000 times?  Replacing the old toilets at an average…

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Feb
2014
21

3 Cool Lighting Options for the Bathroom

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When choosing lighting for your bathroom there are many aspects to consider. First, you will need task lighting to illuminate key areas of the bathroom such as the vanity. The lighting used around your vanity is important in grooming activities so it often is foremost in peoples’ minds when making lighting choices for their bathroom. The biggest mistake people can make is to use recessed ceiling fixtures above a mirror or vanity as it casts shadows across the face. Vertical fixtures or sconces mounted on either side of the mirror are the best solution as they will cast an even…

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Feb
2014
17

5 Amazing Tile Options for your Bathroom

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Bathroom renovations can be both exciting and stressful and not knowing what you want will only serve to decrease the former and increase the latter. To help you decide what you want from your new bathroom, we have put together this great guide of 5 fantastic tiles that will bring interest and beauty to your home spa! Zinc Luster Mosaic: Monotone mosaics are a classic choice for the bathroom because they bring a lot of visual interest without too much distraction or business. The marbleized surface of this mosaic is a beautiful representation of the Art Nouveau work of Louis…

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Feb
2014
14

5 Luxurious Showerheads for the Bathroom

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Sometimes the simplest things can make a huge difference and this is no less true in the case of showerheads. A good showerhead can be the deciding factor in taking your bathing experiences from blah to wow and will increase your overall satisfaction with your bathroom. Next time you consider a bathroom renovation, be sure to give these impressive showerheads a thought. Hansgrohe – Raindance Royale Showerhead: Featured in the Huot Residence in the Oriental Warehouse photo gallery on Houzz.com, this oversized, overhead showerhead design is sure to provide a superior bathing experience. The spacious shower area helps it feel…

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Feb
2014
10

How to Choose Fine Linens for Your Bathroom

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Choosing luxury towels is an important factor is creating a rich, spa-like experience at home. Knowing what to look for is crucial as not all towels are made equal and a towel that feels soft in the store may deflate after only a few washes. Different fabrics are best for different drying tasks and it is important to select the right fabric for your purposes. Absorbency is created by maximum surface area which is why terry cloth towels, made of cotton and covered in small loops on both sides, are the best for drying your hands, body, and hair. Linen…

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Feb
2014
5

The 5 Distinct Types Claw-Foot Bathtubs

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Claw-foot bathtubs always seem to be in-style. Since the late 1800s they have been known as a high-end, luxury item. In the early days, claw-foot tubs were made from a cast iron basin that was coated with a layer of porcelain. Modern day tubs are built from less expensive materials like fiberglass and acrylic coatings making claw-foot tubs much more affordable. Though they may be less expensive, their affordability has in no way limited the endless design options for these tubs. Claw-foot tubs can be found in every colour combination and style imaginable. There are, however, five basic designs available…

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Jan
2014
30

Storit: the Rust-Free Shower Caddie

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Shower caddies are a must-have in any home shower. Sadly, the traditional shower caddie has a few flaws. Mildew, rust and of course the not-so-perfect suction cups are all problems homeowners have come to expect from their shower caddies over the years. A rusty caddie that won’t stay attached to the wall can be a very dangerous thing, but we accept it as a part of life. But really, we shouldn’t have to. The fact is, until now we haven’t had any other options. Luckily, STORit has been working on making a safer, rust-free, and highly durable shower caddie that…

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Jan
2014
14

Simple Tricks to Liven Up Your Bathroom

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Floating Shelves A storage space doesn’t have to be all function and no glamour! Replace outdated, boxy cabinets with floating shelves to house fresh towels or personalized, decorative items. Framed Mirrors Mirrors are often neglected when it comes to decorating. The bare edges of a mirror can seem just as unfinished as an unframed picture. The simple fix? Frame it! A quick trip to a local art supply store, a custom frame shop, or even a thrift store is an excellent way to pick up a beautiful and unique frame. Stickers and Wall Decals Back in the day, wallpaper was…

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Jan
2014
3

Bathroom Colour Trends for 2014

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How often does the colour treatment in a bathroom catch your eye? You might not realize it, but the colour scheme of your bathroom can leave quite the impression on visitors. Like a ruby red kitchen can encourage an appetite, the colour schemes of a bathroom can give off an impression of cleanliness, coziness, freshness, warmth and welcome. It’s all in the colour choice. With the new year already underway, it’s time to turn our attention to the colour trends destined to make a splash in 2014. Lemon Yellow Fresh and vibrant, ‘Lemon Yellow’ will be the choice colour in…

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