Jul
2018
20

Summer Fun: Make These Homemade Scrubs To Refresh Taxed Skin

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When summer fun is in full swing, all those rays of sunshine, blasts of chlorine and summer breezes can take a toll even on the brightest complexion. But you can give your skin a spa-quality refresh for only pennies a batch. All you have to do is grab some ingredients from your kitchen cupboard, and in minutes, you can whip up your very own homemade facial or body scrub. All right, so you may need to shop for essential oils to perfect your concoction. But these scrubs slough off old skin, stimulate circulation and leave your skin feeling silky smooth…


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Jul
2018
10

5 Ways To Make Your Apartment Bathroom Less Dreary

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Apartment bathrooms can be dreary spaces. If you live in an older building, these rooms seem to be designed with a 1950s bachelor in mind, someone who keeps no more than six products at a time (soap, razor, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste and maybe a bottle of aspirin). Factor in the outdated accessories and battered tub; your apartment bathroom is not a very soothing place to spend time. Here are some inexpensive bathroom ideas that will take your apartment bathroom from drab to fab. 1. Deep clean: Sadly, stained grout and shower heads clogged with mineral deposits can be perennial features…


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Jun
2018
25

A Parents’ Survival Guide To The Battles Over Jack and Jill Bathrooms

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Think of the shared Jack-and-Jill bathroom as a training ground for your kids to help them learn to get along in the world. In this little space, teens and tweens can learn to work out differences in schedules as well as standards in cleanliness. You may experience some shouting and slammed doors along the way, but that comes with the territory. If your tweens’ or teens’ bedrooms have a shared bathroom, try some of these strategies to survive the ordeal. Ground rules: When siblings share a bathroom, cleaning and scheduling showers are two key battleground areas. Parents can lay the…


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Jun
2018
19

Tips For Decluttering Your Bathroom

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As much fun as it is to shop for something new for the bathroom (and your beauty routine), too much stuff just drains your bank account while filling your shelves and countertops with too much clutter. This three-step process will help you tame the runaway mess and create a well-ordered space. Step one: Take a smart look at your inventory. Cabinet by cabinet, drawer by drawer, get out all your bottles and containers and start sorting. Luckily, medications come with expiration dates printed right on the bottle, making this step of the process easy. However, cosmetics and personal care items can be trickier. Over time, cosmetics…


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Jun
2018
18

10 Cool Bath Gadgets And Shower Accessories You Never Knew You Needed

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When people close the bathroom door to climb in the shower, they expect a certain level of comfort. Almost all of us want to be spoiled in the shower. Women, especially, want a massaging shower; to tap a screen to adjust the water pressure and temperature, as well as jets, a rain showerhead, and music. Bathroom additions can be expensive though. While we can’t do much about the shower jets, we do have some suggestions for other shower accessories that will make the shower everyone’s favorite place to go. LED Shower-head It is a well-studied and well-documented fact that light…


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Jun
2018
6

From Toilet Seats to Towels, Your Bathroom Squabbles Resolved

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Leave the toilet seat up or keep it down? Do you hang toilet paper over or under? How often should towels be washed — after every shower, or is weekly good enough? If you’re constantly feeling irritated with your partner because the two of you don’t align on one or more of these bathroom protocols, it can quickly sour a good mood. Don’t worry. We have answers that will shed a light of truth on these age-old murky questions and settle things once and for all. Toilet seat We get it. Leaving the toilet seat up all the time is…


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May
2018
28

Does Your Bedroom Need … a Bathtub?

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Here’s a charming touch for the master bedroom you may not have thought of: a big, sculptural bathtub where you can soak your cares away before bedtime. Sound crazy? Perhaps. Nonetheless, a bath in the bedroom is one of those trends that’s getting some attention. If you’ve traveled abroad, a tub right in the bedroom is not uncommon. When you think about it, whoever came up with it is really onto something. Most of us lack space in the bathroom to properly showcase one of these tubs. But if your bedroom has some size to it, a bath in the bedroom may be…


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May
2018
18

For a Bold Statement, Render Your Bathroom in Floor-to-Ceiling Tiles

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If remodeling the bathroom is on your agenda, how’s this for going bold: Take the tiling to the limit and cover the entire wall, from floor to ceiling. Monochromatic walls and floors make a big impression, which makes their on-trend status completely unsurprising. At the same time, tiles are also durable. With good care and maintenance, this luxurious look can hold up for the next decade or two, keeping your enclave looking shiny and new. Tiling Solutions You Can Try If floor to ceiling on all four walls sounds a bit overwhelming, there are ways to adjust the trend so…


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May
2018
14

Privy to These Tips? 5 Hacks to Make Your Toilet Sparkle

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You may be diligent about cleanliness in your bathroom, but any kind of discoloration in your toilet — even marks caused by stains — can make a huge difference in how your room is perceived. If stains and/or odors around your toilet bowl persist, consider these hacks that could solve those issues without the use of harsh chemicals. For a basic cleaning potion, add to the bowl a cup of distilled white vinegar followed by a cup of baking soda, then one to two more cups of vinegar. Let the solution work for at least 5 minutes before scrubbing. To…


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Apr
2018
24

Soothe Those Aching Feet With a Detox Foot Bath

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When sandal season is in full swing, you’ll want your feet looking and feeling their best. At the same time, summer feet take quite a beating. Not only are you more active, but open footwear can expose your skin to sun rays, lawn chemicals and dust, which can contain pollutants and toxins. This is why some swear by the healthful effects of a relaxing detox foot bath. Luckily, with a few simple supplies, you can pamper yourself with a foot bath at home, without paying spa prices. Just create a quiet and comfortable space to sit and relax, play some…


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