Oct
2017
18

Easy Hacks to Deep-Clean Your Shower and Tub

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If your tub and shower area get at least a weekly dose of the spray bottle followed by a wipe-down, give yourself a pat on the back. You’re nailing this adulting thing. Even the most diligent of spray-and-wipers have to turn their attention to deep cleaning from time to time, because other forces like bacteria, grime and mold are still at work. Defeat the yuck factor and add one of these tasks to your weekly routine. Soak the showerhead: Over time, mineral deposits can form clogs and make your showering experience less than complete. Take a plastic bag, pour in some vinegar,…


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Oct
2017
11

Choosing The Right Wall Colour For Your Bathroom

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Your choice of wall colour is an important one, influencing the entire feel and tone of your bathroom. It can be an intimidating endeavor—you want to get it right, after all. With that in mind, here’s how to choose the right wall colour. Choose A Colour Scheme First One of the biggest tips when choosing a wall colour is to choose a colour scheme first. In short, your choice of a bathroom wall colour is never just about choosing a bathroom wall colour; you also need to consider the colour of everything else in the bathroom. When it comes to…


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Oct
2017
4

Do’s and Don’ts for Bathroom Remodeling That Guarantee You’ll Love the Results

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Remodeling the bathroom is an opportunity to create that relaxing refuge you’ve always dreamed of. Unless you’re a professional, it’s hard to know if your design choices will lead to unfortunate results. To keep your project on track for success, these are key do’s and don’ts everyone needs to know: Do consider size: Retiling is never easy, especially if you’re going the DIY route, and when it comes time to choose a design, size does matter. Working larger tiles into smaller bathrooms can get tricky and unwieldy. Worse, the resulting pattern may not have the desired effect. At the same time, small…


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Sep
2017
29

Handmade Liquid Soap? It’s Easier Than It Sounds

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There’s just something so satisfying about making things yourself. It’s no different when you make your own liquid soap. All you need are a few bar soaps and simple supplies most people already have around the house. One batch can keep your whole family clean for weeks at a fraction of the cost. Plus it’s eco-friendly.  Better yet, just take a couple of luxury bars and transform them into a gallon of spa-quality liquid soap. When finished, pour them into pretty dispensers and you have yourself a perfect homemade gift!  Grab your cakes of soap and let’s start cooking. What you’ll need 2…


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Sep
2017
25

3 Top Hand Soaps To Use For Sensitive Skin

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People with sensitive skin tend to get itchy, dry, and irritated skin after using various products like hand soap. Sensitive skin may be caused by eczema, or it may be caused by a sensitivity to the harsh ingredients found in hand soaps. Regardless, it’s important for those with sensitive skin to choose hand soaps that have been specifically formulated with their skin in mind, especially because hand soap is used so frequently throughout the day. Typically, people with sensitive skin should look for hand soaps that are natural, fragrance-free, and moisturizing. With that in mind, here are three of the…


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Sep
2017
18

Try These Get-Ready Hacks To Reduce Morning Stress

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Congratulations. It’s barely daybreak, and you’re ready, the kids are ready and everyone’s leaving on time. What if you could get it done, but with 92 percent less stress? With a little organizing and planning you can build a morning system. Before long, even the youngest kids will understand what they need to do. With one word, which is 79 fewer than what you’re using now, you’ll get them back on track. That should make the morning rush much more efficient — even if you haven’t had your coffee yet. Set it up: Shave off valuable minutes by shifting a few…


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Sep
2017
11

4 Projects That Will Make Your Bathroom Look Like It Was Remodeled

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Transforming your bathroom to an updated, inspired retreat can cost a bundle. In 2016, the average bathroom remodeling project came in at more than $11,000, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association. If that level of investment is not in the cards at your house right now, we get it. Just know there are simple ways to achieve the dramatic change you desire, without breaking the bank. Color shift: The trouble with tile is that its on-trend hues often fail to outlast its durability. Time travel to the present with a simple coat of new paint for your bathroom squares at a fraction of the cost of full replacement. Do your homework…


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Sep
2017
11

6 Ways To Use Mirrors To Open Up Your Bathroom Space

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Most people would prefer to have additional space in their bathroom. While this can be accomplished through smart storage solutions, it is also important to open up the space visually to give the impression that your bathroom is actually larger. One of the best ways to accomplish this is with mirrors. Mirrors bounce light around and, in doing so, make a room seem both larger and brighter. The key, however, is to place mirrors strategically. Here are six ways to use mirrors to open up your bathroom. Add a Mirrored Medicine Cabinet One of the easiest ways to add additional…


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Aug
2017
23

How To Organize Your Bathroom Vanity

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If your bathroom vanity is a mess, it doesn’t matter what the rest of your bathroom looks like, it will never feel quite as put together as you’d like. Set aside a little time to give your vanity the revamping it needs with a good reorganization session. Here are some great ideas you might want to put to use when it’s your vanity’s turn for an organizational facelift. De-junk Toss stuff that you don’t use out. All those old elastics full of hair shoved at the back of the drawer—adios! Really stick with the rules here: If you don’t use…


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Aug
2017
22

Keep your shower pretty and organized with these simple solutions

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A family with only one shower can equal way too much clutter. Luckily, there are still plenty of ideas and solutions out there to contain the myriad bottles, tubes and razors, transforming even the busiest shower into an attractive and functional shower space for the entire family. Wall-mounted shower baskets: Whether you opt for polished metal or sustainable bamboo, these options are a super simple way to contain bottles and tools. Designate one for each family member, and everyone keeps what they need in one place. Use your ledge: If you live in an older home, mounting a marble or…


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