Oct
2014
22

6 simple steps for preparing the bathroom for holiday guests

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The American Automobile Association estimated 94.5 million people traveled 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season in 2013, and that’s just in the United States. Will 2014 see increased numbers of holiday travelers? If you’re someone who opens your home to holiday guests, you know that visitors add to the merriment of the season. Whether they stay for a day or a week, you want holiday guests to be comfortable. One space that can quickly get crowded is the bathroom. After all, more people means more morning showers, more daily primping and in general, many more visits. The…


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Oct
2014
3

10 design websites guaranteed to inspire your bathroom upgrade

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Do you have good intentions to remodel your current bath or add a new one to your home, but can’t seem to get the project off the ground? It’s probably because you’re uninspired, and with so many design options available, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of hardware, wall coverings and shower surrounds. We love to provide you with new and inspiring ideas for the bathroom, and we have our own favorite websites we visit for fresh ideas for the most frequented room in the house. Here are our top 10 websites to find information on bathrooms big…


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Oct
2014
1

Child and senior proof your bathroom in 5 simple ways

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Did you know the bathroom, along with the kitchen, have the potential to be one of the most dangerous rooms in the house?* According to the National Safety Council, research shows that nearly 200,000 accidents occur each year in the bathroom. In order to take precautions so that there are less falls, slips and scaldings, below are 5 safety basics that can child and senior proof your bathroom. 1. Simplify the shower/tub entry: Less clutter is always a good start to clear your shower entry. Try installing dispensers so that there will be less shampoo and shower gel bottles. Also,…


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Sep
2014
30

What to know before you renovate your bathroom

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When starting a bathroom renovation, it is important to make all of your design decisions before you start so you will have a plan to carry out instead of removing and installing various fixtures separately. This might become expensive mistakes or last minute changes of heart that will cost you time and money. Here are some helpful tips to help you plan your renovation and make the most out of your limited bathroom space. 1. Space saving features: If you are redesigning a small bathroom, you will want to preserve as much floor space as possible in order to make…


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Sep
2014
30

Where to find Soap Dispenser Replacement Parts

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Planned obsolescence is an unscrupulous practice that is, unfortunately, all too common in lots of industries – from high-tech smartphones to bathroom dispensers. Perhaps you’ve heard of it, or at least observed its effects before. When a product is designed to work well for only a limited time before either failing or becoming out-dated, that is planned obsolescence. Some companies design their products this way to trick consumers into buying more products than they need. If they are successful, every time your product breaks or wears out, you will be back to buy the new version. Intentionally making products difficult…


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Sep
2014
24

What Makes a Great Makeup Mirror?

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Choosing a great makeup mirror isn’t hard as long as you do some research and figure out what you want beforehand. Don’t put if off as it truly is a must-have addition to any master bathroom. In the end, your decision will come down to high-quality features such as magnification and built-in lights, but part of your decision making process will also be based on the design aesthetics of your bathroom. You will need to meet logistical requirements due to the arrangement of your bathroom which will help you decide if you would prefer a wall-mounted or tabletop mirror. If…


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Sep
2014
23

European vs American Bathrooms

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Traveling abroad is a great way to have new and exciting experiences that are incomparable to the ones you have at home. From one country and continent to another, there is an amazing diversity of food, music, culture – and yes – toilets. Anyone traveling between North America and Europe has almost certainly noted some differences between the washrooms! Planning a trip across the Atlantic? Here’s what you can expect when the time comes to use the facilities. Public toilets Stalls In North America, toilet stalls tend to be divided by thin partial walls and doors that don’t reach the…


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Sep
2014
19

Smart Options for Stylish Shower Enclosures

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With so many options on the market, it can be hard to pick a stylish shower enclosure that includes all of the features we desire without getting overwhelmed. There are many factors to consider when choosing, and several aspects of the decision will come down to personal preference. To help you pick the best shower for your bathroom, we will cover some of the factors you might want to consider before your purchases, and also provide you with some great examples of charming and smart options for your shower enclosures. Considerations Frame or frameless: This is largely an aesthetic choice…


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Sep
2014
16

How to Keep Your Vintage Fixtures Looking Like New

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Many people consider their bathroom a sanctuary, but spots and stains can quickly detract from the feeling of peace and serenity it should provide. Mineral deposits buildup and leave residue, hard water can cause scummy buildup on bathtubs and sinks, and mold can quickly grow on the grouting of your shower if left unchecked. Luckily all of these things can be easily removed. To keep your fixtures looking brand new, simply follow these steps and you will be amazed as the pristine finish and spotless results: Combine water and baking soda in a container to form a paste. You will…


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Sep
2014
12

Bathroom Taps That Will Add Beauty to your Bathroom

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High-quality, attractively styled taps can help to elevate and define your bathroom style. They add interest and can bring better coordination to your décor. When choosing taps, it is important to select ones which are complementary to your tastes and the overall style of your bathroom or home. If your bathroom is dominated by clean, straight lines curvy taps will look out of place. It is possible to combine traditional and contemporary accents to create a beautiful eclectic space, but remember, it is usually preferable to use curves with curves and angles with angles. Selecting the right taps for your…


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