Aug
2017
8

Master of disguise: 10 tips for making a small bathroom ‘bigger’

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Big bathrooms are becoming a prized commodity in the construction industry, with 29 percent of representatives from U.S. architecture firms recently pointing to added consumer interest in larger lavatories. “What we’re seeing now is master bathrooms and master bedrooms being almost the same size,” developer Allison Greenfield recently told MarketWatch, noting a 600-square-foot bathroom isn’t unusual in luxury developments. That said, the National Association of Home Builders recently rounded up new-home statistics that place the average size of master baths in the U.S. at 309 square feet; non-master bathrooms evened out to an average 191. So what can be done…


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Aug
2017
4

7 tips: Keeping your bathroom white, light and bright

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White is an inherently positive color associated with purity, light, safety and hopefully cleanliness. If it’s the primary color in your bathroom, however, you may be having trouble making it appear as bright and spotless as you’d like. Consider these bathroom cleaning and decorating tips aimed at making it sparkling clean and whiter than white. Use whiter light bulbs. Whichever type of bulbs you buy, check the label to ensure that they’re listed high on the Kelvin scale (preferably 5,000K to 6,500K). That way your light will be more blue than red, simulating daylight as much as possible. Avoid bleach.…


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Jul
2017
14

How to choose the right vanity for your bathroom

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When choosing a vanity, these are a few questions to ask before you choose the new focal point of your bathroom. Is it the right size? Think about how traffic will move and flow around the new vanity. A too-large unit can create unwanted situations, such as drawers colliding with walls, doors and other bathroom fixtures. While you’re determining the perfect size, make sure doors and drawers in the room have enough clearance. Any drastic changes in placement or design?   Big changes to your bathroom layout will, of course, mean changes to your plumbing configurations. That will add significant…


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Jul
2017
5

The scoop on soap: You’re probably washing your hands wrong

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Think you’re a stickler about proper hand washing? Chances are, you’re not as clean as you think. In a recent U.S. study, researchers found 95 percent of us were failing to do it right. That’s important, since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports correct hand washing literally saves lives by lowering the risk of colds, flu, foodborne illnesses and other infections. Though keeping your hands germ-free throughout the day is impossible, frequent washing can go a long way toward protection against illness. So what’s the correct hand washing technique? Basically, you should wet your hands with running water…


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Jul
2017
5

7 Hand Soaps That Will Leave Your Guests Impressed

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No bathroom is complete without hand soap. So, why not go all out to impress your guests with a soap that is so intoxicating that it will knock their socks off? You’ve chosen an attractive soap and lotion dispenser to adorn your bathroom, so filling it with a product that does it justice is the way to go. Here are some hand soaps that are sure to make a great impression with visitors. Heady scents like Moroccan amber There are some fragrances that beg to be smelled! Their woodsy notes make the whole space smell rich, warm and clean. This…


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Jun
2017
30

Trending: 6 Ways To Incorporate Matte Black Into Your Home’s Interior Design

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Black has always spelled “chic” when it comes to interior design, and matte black is the latest trend that will give your spaces that extra pizzazz. Here are some unique ways to incorporate this trend into your personal spaces: A focal point Make something the focal point in a room by painting it matte black. For instance, a crisp, clean paint colour in a bedroom really pops when your headboard is painted matte black. Add some matte black accessories like candle holders and picture frames to complete the look. A touch of bathroom class Matte black makes any space feel…


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Jun
2017
28

All about tile: 3 ideas for a personalized space

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Few things can update your bathroom like new tile. And while tiling a bathroom isn’t the most glamorous of tasks, it can completely transform your space when it’s finished. These days, tile comes in all shapes, sizes, styles and colors so you can personalize your washroom to fit your tastes. Here are just a few bathroom tile ideas to add style to your space. Focus on color The easiest way to design your space so it aligns with your personal style is with color. Whether you’re looking for bright blues and greens or a more subdued palette of earth tones,…


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Jun
2017
20

3 simple ways to achieve a geometric bathroom design

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Modernize your bathroom in a flash with the addition of some simple bathroom designs. Geometric decor is among the hottest trends for an eccentric space. Best of all, revitalizing your bathroom is easy with a few well-placed patterns, prints and accessories. Here are some geometric bathroom ideas you can try today. Add shape to your walls A few coats of bright colors of paint here, a few overlapping triangles there, and you’ve got yourself an unconventional, geo design. If you don’t have the time (or energy, or money, or attention to detail) to meticulously paint an intricate geometric design on…


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Jun
2017
12

Advantages of custom dispensers

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In a perfect world, we’d never run out of shampoo and conditioner, the soap containers would always be full, and our bathrooms wouldn’t be cluttered with bottles of shower products. In the real world, there’s a solution to these problems. Enter custom shower dispensers. From keeping your soaps and gels in one convenient place to knowing exactly when it’s time to reorder, there are plenty of reasons to want a soap dispenser for your bathroom. Here are just a few examples. Ease of access An automatic soap dispenser can make your life a whole lot easier. Whether you place it…


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Jun
2017
7

How To Upgrade Your Bathroom For Summer

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Summer is a time of lightness and warmth, and with that comes more carefree living. You might want your surroundings to reflect the change of season and mood with some easy-to-do upgrades, including some changes or additions to your bathroom. After all, it is the place where you wash off the old and start anew each day! You don’t have to spend copious amounts of money to make your bathroom sparkle in summer’s new light! Changing colours or adding different accessories like a new soap dispenser may be just the thing! Painted perfection A new paint colour may be just…


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