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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Sep
2014
9

4 Amazing Bathroom Fittings

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Personal touches and Interesting fixtures in the bathroom can be important, because there is not much furniture pieces that you can add to make the bathroom less cold, impersonal, and uninviting. Below are 4 amazing bathroom fittings that just might rise above the herd and emerge as the most desirable pieces for your secret oasis. 1. LED Shower Heads: These fantastic showerheads not only provide a large, rain-like spray, they also feature heat-sensitive LED lights which change color to reflect the temperature of the water. Perfect for those who love gadgets and gizmos, these showers can also be helpful for…

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Sep
2014
4

Design by decade: How to give a dated bathroom modern style

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Green tile, floral wallpaper, shag carpet, oversized brass fixtures – all these features were popular of bathroom designs in different decades. Is your bathroom suffering from an identity crisis tied to one of these decades? 1960s: Geometric patterns were popular along with rich velvet fabrics. Hot bathroom colors of the 60s included psychedelic tones like pea green, rust orange, neon pink and ruby red. Pink and blue toilets, tubs and sinks were regularly installed. 1970s: Typical 70s style was anything but subdued. Big bold wallpaper patterns were complemented by wood paneling and chained light fixtures. Brass was the metal of…

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Sep
2014
1

6 Inspiring Powder Rooms

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The design of a powder room is very important: not only does it have to meet specific functional requirements, but most people also want a room that they spend such large amounts of time in to look its best as well. To help inspire you to create your ideal powder room with perfectly balanced form and function, we have put together this list of 6 powder rooms that did it right. Vintage Nouveau Home Designed by: Hillary Thomas Designs This charming blue and white bathroom has an inviting and welcoming atmosphere that evokes the sea through art, color, and contrast.…

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Aug
2014
21

Find us in the upcoming issue of Better Homes and Gardens!

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Our Foaming Soap Dispenser will be featured in this upcoming issue of Better Homes and Gardens! Grab your copy at your nearest magazine stand starting September 2nd!  

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Aug
2014
19

5 high-fi and 5 low-fi bathroom gadgets to add to your wish list

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When trying to design the ultimate bathroom, there’s often a mix of luxury and simplicity. Here are five high-tech upgrades that will blow your mind and five low-tech gadgets that you’ll love so much, you’ll use them every day. High-tech wish list: 1. Smart scales Modern scales now go beyond calculating just your weight; they can tell you your body fat percentage, CO2 levels, heart rate and more. All you have to do is step on and wait for the information to be analyzed. 2. Hidden speakers Bathroom speakers have long been luxury items, but today’s speakers are smaller and…

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Aug
2014
5

Beyond clean: Simple shower upgrades that boost health and wellness

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Wash, rinse, repeat. Has showering become a mundane part of your day? If so, it’s time to open your eyes to the many benefits a good warm shower can have on your health and wellness. With a few simple upgrades, you can maximize your shower’s potential and feel great every day. Relieves tension - Do you hold stress in your neck and shoulders? Many people with sedentary jobs do. Just five to 10 minutes in a warm shower can help relax tension and ease anxiety so you can enjoy your day to the fullest. Upgrade your shower by adding a shower chair so…

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Aug
2014
5

Tips for Keeping a Clean and Fresh Smelling Bathroom

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Bathrooms can often be dominated by less than favorable scents but there are many simple ways to keep it smelling fresh and inviting. Whether you are looking for daily tips for preventing odor or more permanent solutions for long-term freshness, here are some tips to help you enjoy your space without holding your nose! 1. Vent it: Installing a vent can be a larger job than many people want – or can – undertake but it is one of the best ways of improving the atmosphere of a frequently used bathroom. Ensure the vent directs hot air outside and run…

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Jul
2014
29

10 bathroom design trends for fall 2014 and beyond

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Looking ahead to the second half of the year, there are some interesting and inspirational things happening in bathroom design. Don’t miss out on these 10 stylish design trends and affordable upgrades: 1. Mixed materials More bathrooms are featuring a refined mix of materials. Bamboo wood floors are elegantly paired with glazed tiles and chrome hardware for a look that is effortlessly chic. 2. Smart storage Smart organization options make it easy to have an organized bathroom. Consider options like chrome shower shelves that hold bottles and stylish toilet caddies that cradle toilet paper, magazines and more. 3. Streamlined silhouettes Simple elegance…

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