Dec
2014
19

5 Tips for Keeping Bathroom Bacteria Away

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Our bathrooms are high traffic areas. Besides showering, teeth brushing and “business doing,” we use our bathrooms to wash our hands, shave, put on makeup and take well-deserved baths. For the amount of time we spend in our lavatories daily, they should be the cleanest room in the house. However, bacteria can build in our bathrooms because they make a humid environment where germs love to gather. There are ways for you to overcome the nasty microbes that build in your bathroom! Follow these five tips to create a clean and healthy environment: 1. Flush with the lid down Every…


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Dec
2014
15

5 bathroom trends we don’t want back!

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Many bad bathroom design trends have come and gone, and that means we get to look back and laugh at some of the ugliest features that we once all thought were beautiful. Consider these examples and how the styles have evolved to become more modern and chic: 1. Pink toilets and sinks: Pink was an iconic decorating color in the 1950s, and the room that showcased the soft hue most often was the bathroom. Sinks and tubs in bubble-gum pink colors were common, even in the White House and other stately buildings across North America. Modern update: Shades of white and cream…


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Dec
2014
8

5 tricks for a cleaner bathroom – no elbow grease required!

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While you might get squeaky clean in it during your morning shower, your bathroom might be a chaotic mess of clutter, dribbles and soap spots. Fortunately, the most frequented room in the house doesn’t have to look like a danger zone. Keep your bathroom looking fresh and clean with a few time-saving tricks that don’t even require you to bust out the rubber gloves: 1. Trickle trays Eliminate soft, sticky soap from dripping down the shower surround or on the countertop with a trickle tray. The perfect replacement for messy soap dishes, trickle trays sit on the edge of the sink…


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Dec
2014
5

What to Consider When Installing Heated Floors in Your Bathroom

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You’ve decided to bring the spa home with you – No matter which way you look at it, it’s a great decision! source:warmlyyours.com However before you invest in heated floors for your bathroom, here are the answers to the questions you’ve no doubt asked yourself about an in-floor warming system. What are the two types of heated floors available? Electric radiant heat produces an electrical current that once applied to heating elements and creates warmth under your feet. This is the most common type of in-floor heating. Hydronic heat utilizes water (hence the term “hydro”) that is heated and distributed…


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Dec
2014
4

5 things people do to maximize their time on the “throne”

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A trip to the commode, John, lavatory, throne – it doesn’t matter what you call it, visiting the toilet is something we all do. But today, time on the toilet goes well beyond simply handling the obligatory bodily functions. People are taking those few precious minutes to maximize their day and sometimes have a little fun in the process. Here are five things people do frequently on the throne. Are you guilty of doing any? Read: It’s not surprising that reading is one of the most common activities people do while on the toilet. If you have a toilet caddy, your favorite…


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Nov
2014
28

Must-Have Bathroom Items for Parents with Toddlers

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Bath time can be a fun bonding nightly ritual for you and your toddlers. The key to a successful bath experience is having a routine and being organized with everything you need in one place. Here are some great items that parents have voted must-haves: Baby/Toddler Bath Looking for an extra set of hands to keep your child upright and safe in the water? Be sure to select an age (and size) appropriate tub that fits comfortably inside your own during bath time. Today there are tons of options available to parents that range from fold-up, inflatable, slings, and more.…


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Nov
2014
25

QUIZ: What Kind of Bathroom Makeover Should You Get?

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If you’re looking to start your next in home project but want to start on a smaller room that will give you confidence to get cracking on the big ones, giving your blah bathroom a beautiful facelift is the perfect way to start! If you are fresh out of ideas, take this simple 5 question quiz to find out what direction you should head in! 1. What is the feeling you wish to evoke when visiting your new bathroom? a) Revitalized and energized b) Organized and ready to start the day c) Comfortable and close to your roots d) Relaxed…


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Nov
2014
21

7 Things You Need for a Relaxing Bath

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Stress. The word that is responsible for tensioned shoulders, migraine headaches, clenched jaws, and emotional roller coasters. Whether the root is work, school, family, or life in general, nothing beats stress release like a long hot bath. Hot water, aromatic bubbles, and a staycation in your bathroom oasis away from the rest of the world will allow some of that stress to melt right away! Here are 7 must haves for a perfectly relaxing bath: Time. Seems like a given right? The fact is, most people don’t give themselves enough time in the tub. Make sure to really allow yourself…


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Nov
2014
19

Introducing LINEA Luxury Shower Organizers

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 Better Living is proud to introduce you to LINEA, a beautiful new modern and sophisticated shower accessory family. The LINEA collection includes single, double and triple dispensers, a shower basket and a squeegee. Aside from their stunning design, they are all crafted of crystal-like elements, completed with rust-proof metal features. The LINEA Dispensers feature solid metal lever-style dispensing buttons and stylish crystal-like soap chambers. In addition, the double and triple dispensers include stainless steel storage hooks. The LINEA Shower Basket is 14 inches long to hold all your bottles. Underneath is a stainless steel hook that can be used to…


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Nov
2014
18

Making a Bathroom Kid-Friendly

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Bathing children can be harder than putting them to bed, but it doesn’t always have to be! Finding creative ways to motivate your children to hop into the tub isn’t difficult; many stores sell crafts and toys to turn bath time into fun time. Here are some ideas on how to make a kid-friendly bathroom: Markers One of the best ways to entertain children while you’re trying to get them clean is to buy a pack of washable crayons or markers, made especially for the bath. You can spend the bath time drawing pictures, writing names, or working on spelling…


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