Mar
2017
23

DIY Bathroom Design

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Renovating the bathroom can seem overwhelming if you’re not sure where to start. If you’ve been looking for DIY tips for inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve compiled DIY bathroom ideas you can start and finish within one afternoon. That’s no time at all! Let’s get started. Reuse old furniture Every bathroom could use more storage space, but not all bathrooms are large enough to accommodate floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. If that’s the case for you, try this DIY bathroom idea. Find an old wooden chair and take the legs off. From there, cut the chair seat so you’re…


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Mar
2017
17

DIY: Making Your Own Hand Soap

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With many families switching to a more natural lifestyle, making your own liquid hand soap is a move keeping in line with that and it’s easier to do than you might think. So, the soap in your soap dispenser bottle is getting pretty low and before you go out and buy some harsh, antibacterial store-made soap, you might want to read further about the positives of making your own. The moisture factor When you press down on your soap dispenser pump, you want to know that the soap in your soap dispenser bottle is going to be gentle and will…


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Mar
2017
10

Design tips for small bathrooms

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If you have a small bathroom, you know how difficult it can be to store everything you need. The good news is there are many creative ways you can update its design. Here are three ways to organize your space for maximum efficiency. Invest in multiuse items When one bathroom accessory can be used for more than one thing, you’ve got a winner. A mirrored medicine cabinet is one such item. On top of the space-enhancing look the mirror offers, this unit also provides a shelf on which you can place your much-needed bathroom essentials. Save sink space An overcrowded sink can…


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Mar
2017
6

7 Ways To Use Your Shower Caddy To Organize Your Home

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Shower caddies aren’t just for shower organization anymore. There are a myriad of ways to use this once-only bathroom accessory to get your home more organized in no time. Here are some great ideas to take the caddy out of the bathroom: Kitchen handiness The condiments and utensils you use the most can be right at hand when you hang a shower caddy on your kitchen wall. It’s the perfect place for salt and pepper shakers or any spices you use most often. Add a few hooks to the bottom to hang a spatula or soup ladle. Using a shower…


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Mar
2017
2

Design lessons from hotel bathrooms

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If you’re thinking about upgrading your bathroom this year, take a page from the hotel bathroom design handbook for your new style. Chic, polished and refined, these spaces are known for drawing people in with their upscale charm. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to create the look of an expensive bathroom of your own. Here are two ways you can easily and affordably bring some of the luxury and style of hotel bathrooms into your home’s bathroom design. Keep it clean One thing hotel bathrooms are not is dirty. From a carefully maintained vanity to a wiped-down mirror…


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Feb
2017
21

Bathrooms around the world: Japan

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A bathroom is a bathroom, right? Not so! Bathrooms in Canada, the U.S. and other Western countries have different qualities than those found in other parts of the world. Take Japan, for instance. Japanese bathrooms are distinctly unique from other parts of the world, as they cater to multigenerational households and the restricted space of older homes. Here are a few features you’ll see in Japanese bathrooms that you won’t typically find elsewhere in the world. Areas for various people In Japanese culture, households are usually made up of multiple generations living together. As a result, there may be more…


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Feb
2017
13

Things You Didn’t Know You Needed For Your Bathroom

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The bathroom could actually be one of the most interesting rooms in your home. It’s the place many family members use to relax and unwind at the end of a long day – with a hot shower or a relaxing soak. There are ways to make your bathroom much more interesting with the addition of some things you probably would never have thought belonged in the room. Here are some ways to be creative and unique to give your bathroom a little extra “oomph:” Hang a funky shower curtain There are so many shower curtain designs on the market today.…


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Feb
2017
10

Pantone’s spring palette is perfect for bathrooms

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Every year, Pantone releases its predictions for the top colors of the year, and the 2017 list is out. Historically, the Pantone color choices have been fairly accurate in determining which colors will be popular throughout the year. In fact, these colors can be seen in the styles and designs across industries, including fashion, furniture, architecture and home decor. With this in mind, if you’re thinking about updating your bathroom fixtures or walls in line with this year’s trends, you may want to choose a shade on the list. Unlike previous years, 2017’s selection of hues strays toward muted, earthy tones.…


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Feb
2017
6

Want To Turn Your Place Into An Airbnb? Here Are 5 Ways To Upgrade Your Bathroom To Wow Renters

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Travellers who utilize Airbnb are looking for clean, comfortable and up-to-date accommodations. So, if your bathroom is in need of some TLC (tender love and care) to make it guest-friendly, there are some things you can do to freshen it up. Airbnb is an online service that links travellers with homeowners who rent out their homes to them. Accommodation costs are set by homeowners while Airbnb gets a percentage of service fees from guests and hosts. It has become increasingly popular in the last couple years. Here are a few ways to freshen up an underwhelming feeling bathroom to make…


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Feb
2017
2

Touchless dispensers are great for homes with kids!

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One kid can clutter an organized space in a matter of seconds. Add a few more children to the mix, and the chances of having to clean up after a big mess increase tremendously. Whether it’s a chaotic emergency in the bathroom (like baby powder covering the floors) or mayhem unfolds in a different room, cleaning up can be messy work. And you only have two hands to get it done. That’s where a touchless soap dispenser comes in handy. These automatic dispensers feature a sensor that allows you to tidy up without having to touch the soap bottle. That means…


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