Feb
2016
3

Essential Oil Bathroom Bliss: For Calming, Cleaning and So Much More

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Essential oils have gained tremendous popularity recently. Carefully distilled from plants, fruits and other sources, these powerful oils not only smell amazing, but they also offer a host of benefits ideal for creating your own bathroom bliss. From cleaning and disinfecting to eliminating embarrassing odors, you can use essential oils in a number of ways to create a better bathroom experience: Scrub-a-dub tub: Skip harsh chemical cleaners and clean your porcelain sinks, tubs and other hard surfaces with a natural solution. Mix 3/4 cup baking soda, 1 tablespoon water, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1/4 cup liquid castile soap and six drops lemon…


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Jan
2016
27

3 Steps Great Hosts Take to Tidy Up Bathrooms for Out-of-Town Guests

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It’s fun when out-of-town friends and family come to stay at your home. Being a host, however, can also be a lot of work. When it comes to readying the house, preparing the bathroom is often the most dreaded task. Fortunately you can employ a few tricks to not only make your abode look fantastic, but also to serve guests well throughout their stay. Step 1. Quick bathroom-cleaning tips Don’t wait until the last minute to clean the guest bathroom. It’s wise to do a deep clean two days before guests arrive. Start by washing all the rugs and linens,…


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Jan
2016
25

5 Ways To Create A Sleek Bathroom

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If you’re looking for a way to create a sleek bathroom, one thing to veer away from is the all-too-common tendency to go overboard. In other words, don’t get too carried away during the redecoration process. If you do, you might end up with a bathroom that is complicated and crowded rather than a bathroom that is sleek and minimalistic. No matter what your personal style happens to be, there are things you can do to have the sort of bathroom you’ve always wanted. So read on for 5 ways to create a sleek bathroom. Simplicity You need to resist…


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Jan
2016
20

3 Simple Ways to Clean Soap Film Off Your Shower Caddy

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Undeniably useful, metal shower caddies can be found in countless homes around the world. Over time, however, these organizational tools can start looking dull and dirty. The combination of soap, minerals from the water, and body oils from washing can make an ugly film. Wondering how you can clean the cloudy metal to restore its luster? Here are three simple strategies: 1. Water and cloth Often the easiest and safest way to clean a shower caddy is to use a clean, soft cloth. Dampen the cloth with water and rub the metal to remove the film. You may need to…


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Jan
2016
13

Daily Showers Help Maximize Creative Thinking

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You’re in your morning shower scrubbing away with eyes barely open. The warm water and suds help you to slowly emerge from a groggy haze — and then aha! — in an instant you have a light-bulb moment. You toiled over a problem all day yesterday while in the confines of the office, and today in your quaint shower, the answer is immediately apparent. Why is it that we seem to do our best thinking in the shower? From remembering important dates to solving problems and more, the shower is a virtual oasis for creative thinking. No, it’s not because of the…


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Jan
2016
8

Benefits to Showering at Night vs. the Morning

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A shower is a beautiful break in an otherwise busy day. Those few moments you take for yourself are as cleansing for the mind as they are for the body. Some people shower early in the morning while others wait until right before bed. This begs the question: what time is best to shower? A case can be made for showering in the morning or at night; benefits exist for both. Western culture typically promotes showering right away in the morning, yet many cultures in the east traditionally bathe in the evening. These points will help you decide what’s best…


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Jan
2016
5

$100 to $10K – Bathroom remodel ideas for any budget

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A remodel can take your bathroom from dingy and drab to fantastic and fab. The drawback? Often a hefty investment. Depending on the extent of your remodel, renovations can cost tens of thousands of dollars. What’s the best way to maximize your efforts? The first step is to determine your budget. With as little as $100 you can still make impactful improvements, but you need to plan wisely and keep your ideas realistic. If you have $10,000, you can dream bigger and plan to update larger components of the space. $100 budget update If you think strategically, $100 can go…


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Jan
2016
4

6 Best Upgrades For Your Teen’s Bathroom

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When it comes to designing a bathroom for your teen, there are endless possibilities. Whether it involves using decals, tiles or anything else, you can take an average bathroom and turn it into something your teen will love to call his or her own. If you’re looking for some ideas, this article is going over our six best upgrades for your teen’s bathroom, all of which will give you the most bang for the buck and perfect for the do-it-yourself crowd. #1.Decals With teens, what is stylish and trendy today can be dated and uncool tomorrow. With this in mind,…


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Dec
2015
23

Which top 2016 bathroom trend do you like best?

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Are you thinking of giving your bathroom a face lift in the New Year? The top bathroom design trends of 2016 run the gamut from functional to fabulous. Check out our favorites and get ready to update your remodeling wish-list: Trough sinks  Double sinks are being replaced by a sleeker, more elegant alternative: trough sinks. The long basins with multiple spouts look chic in master bathrooms, adding a modern touch to the design aesthetic.   Modern Bathroom by Beacon Interior Designers & Decorators Elizabeth Strianese Interiors   Spa shower retreats Spa-like upgrades will make your shower a relaxing retreat in…


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Dec
2015
20

Best Bathroom Redesign Ideas of the Year

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There were some definite trends that emerged in the past year in the field of bathroom design. Here, we give an overview of some of the best designs that became hot this year. We believe that each of these designs will actually stand the test of time and be popular for years to come. The Master Suite Building out the Master Suite is all about making the bathroom, bedroom, and closets feel like one congruous space. When your bathroom is comprised of beautiful metal fixtures and a mineral tub and wash basin, you want to show off your bathroom rather…


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