Jun
2015
30

Upgrading your Condo Bathroom

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Like many property owners, you’re likely reviewing your condo space to determine the benefits of a room upgrade. Starting with the bathroom area could provide the greatest value for your investment. Bathroom renovations have been shown to offer exceptional value to condo owners across Canada, but before beginning the upgrade process, it’s important to know which features can offer the best return on investment. Within this article, we’ll focus on three tips for upgrading your condo bathroom. 1. Choose a Cool Colour Palette When renovating your bathroom areas this summer season, you can create that ideal inviting atmosphere through a…


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Jun
2015
26

New Bathroom Trends: The Master Suite Retreat

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Your home bathroom doesn’t have to sacrifice design quality for functionality. You can create a space that combines both values and ensures complete comfort for everyone in the home. Creating a designer master suite requires forethought and many weeks of planning. Our expert design team is here to provide you with some helpful guidance on creating your ideal bathroom environment in the coming months. Integrate Versatile, Functional Products No personalized bathroom space would be complete without those small luxury items that can bring balance, functionality and design elegance to the space. One example is the VISO Frameless Shower Mirror, which has…


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Jun
2015
23

3 Common Bathroom Design Mistakes

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Thanks to all of the widely watched home improvement and renovation television shows, many of us think we are experts when it comes to designing our homes. Although many of the mistakes are easy and inexpensive to amend, there are some that will cost thousands to rectify. Being aware of the most common bathroom design mistakes should help you avoid the inconvenience in your own home. LACK OF STORAGE The key to designing an effective bathroom and ultimately maximizing its limited space is having a sufficient amount of storage capacity.  Somewhere to store the everyday essentials (soap & shampoo, cologne…


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Jun
2015
16

Accessories That Give Your Bath A Luxurious Look

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We often put off that bathroom upgrade for fear that the project will be too expensive or take too much time, but enhancing your bathroom is not as difficult as most believe. There are many accessories that can transform the room into a luxury, relaxing space that provides comfort to both guests and home residents. We’re taking a closer look at the leading luxury bathroom accessories on the marketplace to enhance the look and feel of your bathroom. High Quality Vanity Mirrors Vanity mirrors provide a stylish appeal within a contemporary bathroom space. Today’s most popular mirror styles can be affixed to…


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Jun
2015
9

3 Bathroom Tips for Makeup Lovers

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Instead of rushing each morning to find your lipstick and blush, wouldn’t it better to have a bathroom where every makeup item is stored and ready for when you need it? How about a bathroom that has been designed for easy makeup applications? Bathroom designs are now taking into consideration these functional needs of makeup lovers across the country. In this article, we’ll be outlining three of the latest expert bathroom upgrade tips for makeup lovers. 1. Utilize Magnifying Double-Sided Vanity Mirrors To ensure the makeup application process is as quick and efficient as possible, you’ll need double-sided vanity mirrors. These…


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Jun
2015
4

5 steps to recaulk your shower

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Nothing’s worse than stepping into the shower – the place where you go to get clean – and noticing that your shower caulk is old and mildewy. Scrubbing and spraying may brighten your tiles a little, but oftentimes old caulk just needs to be replaced. Instead of hiring help, consider turning the situation into a DIY project and save money by replacing the shower caulk yourself. These five simple steps can help anyone recaulk their bathroom tiles like a pro. Step 1: Remove old caulk There are many products available designed to soften caulk. Apply the softener first and let…


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Jun
2015
1

Tricks to keep your bathroom clean with minimal effort

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Does the process of keeping your bathroom clean seem daunting? Sure, a full scrub is necessary about once a month, but you can extend the cleanliness of your bathroom and reduce cleaning time tremendously by taking a few simple actions each day. Consider these easy tricks to keep bathroom spaces clean; each takes mere minutes to complete. Squeegee walls Leaving water on the walls can encourage mold growth and create unsightly water marks. The simple solution? Use a squeegee to quickly wipe down the surround after every shower. If you have tall walls, an extendable squeegee is a must-have. Circulate air Discourage mold growth…


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May
2015
29

5 New Ways to Upgrade your Bathroom

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Washrooms are used more often than most other parts of the home, so décor, atmosphere and ambiance of this highly trafficked area shouldn’t be overlooked. Renovating your bathroom makes the space classier, more inviting, and in some instances neater than it was before. Want a few tips on clever and interesting ways to makeover the space? Vintage Is In While you don’t have to go so far back in time when wash stands were used in the absence of indoor plumbing, you can imitate that combination of dark stained wood and a light coloured basin. The smaller the tabletop, the…


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May
2015
25

Upgrading to Luxury: Better Living’s Most Popular Items of 2015 First Quarter

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A renovated bathroom looks nice, but it’s the amenities will complete what your washroom has to offer. Dollar store soap in a washroom with marble tiles doesn’t make sense, so when setting the scene for your bathroom, ensure you’re not skimping on washroom accessories. Hanging Shower Dispenser A shower caddy puts a lot of strain on the shower head, especially if you live in a home with older fixtures. However a dedicated soap and shampoo dispenser that mounts on the wall is the perfect solution. The dispenser works using easy to push buttons, and there’s even a dish soap where…


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May
2015
15

Bringing the Hotel Home: How to Make Your Bathroom Look Like a 5-Star Hotel

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When your home is nice enough to remind you of your favourite hotel, time spent in your own abode can be more like a stay-cation than simply lounging around on your time off. You don’t need a 5-star budget to achieve the desired effect — all you need is an eye for details. Getting the right fabrics If there’s a window in the bathroom, be prepared to ditch your blinds for more luxurious window dressings. Having a light fabric that covers the entire window complimented by rich, heavy fabrics draped to the side will give the illusion of luxury and…


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