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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May
2015
11

Bathroom Summer Cleaning Checklist

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The bathroom, like the kitchen, is one place that seems to get dirtier than the rest of the house. Now that summer is here, you can take that extra energy from the change in weather to tackle the problem areas in your bathrooms. Having a checklist will help you power through the dirt and grime, which are one swipe away from being removed so that your bathrooms are guest ready for your next party. Getting Clear Windows Struggling with streaks and water marks from cleaning windows and mirrors is a common experience for everyone. How is it possible to clean…


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May
2015
6

Breathe life into your guest bathroom during the summer months

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Has the warmer weather got you in a summer state of mind? Will you be hosting guests during the summer months in your home? Then it’s time to revive the guest bathroom to reflect the essence of the season. And good news – it’s easy to do than you think. Likely your guest bathroom is out of sight, out of mind. You don’t give it much thought until guests are visiting. Start the season off right with some simple updates that take cues from Mother Nature and the summer months. 1. Swap artwork Most people leave the same artwork in…


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Apr
2015
28

3 Tips For Preventing Water Waste In The Bathroom

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Water bills are never something to look forward to, but with a little effort and mindfulness in the bathroom, they can be significantly reduced! Most people are guilty of wasting water, but more often than not we’re oblivious to how we’re doing it. In order to reduce the cost of your monthly bills, we’re highlighting the three main things you and your family can do to cut down on water waste! Check Your Toilet for Leaks The first culprit to investigate in this matter is your toilet. Make sure that the toilet has no leaks and doesn’t constantly run. Believe…


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Apr
2015
27

Real estate tips: Staging the bathroom for a quick home sale

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Are you selling your home in the near future? While you may be putting a lot of effort into sprucing up the kitchen and living areas, don’t forgo the bathrooms. Clean, attractive, stylish bathrooms not only help sell a house, they are a key factor in getting higher bids. Fortunately, staging a bathroom without breaking the bank is easier than you think. A good cleaning is an absolute must, so it’s time to bust out the bleach and rubber gloves. You want bathroom spaces to sparkle! While you clean, make note of any necessary repairs. Peeling wallpaper must go and…


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Apr
2015
22

Bathroom Renovation Mistakes To Avoid

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Once you’ve decided that your bathroom needs to be updated, you will need a thorough plan to ensure that everything goes smoothly. All too often, people forget to pay attention to detail and wind up costing themselves more time and money than necessary. Before rushing into a bathroom remodel, it’s important to make yourself aware of the common mistakes people make so you know what to avoid! Properly Ventilating Your Bathroom Over the course of a houses lifetime, a bathroom fan can become filled with dust and dirt, which can lead to a number of problems. You want to be…


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Apr
2015
14

8 Money Saving Ideas For The Bathroom

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The process of renovating or remodeling bathrooms can get quite expensive. If you aren’t careful, you could easily spend thousands of dollars on a relatively simple upgrade or enhancement. If you’re already putting money into upgrading your bathroom, there are other ways you can cut down in order to save money! Here are a few everyday tips and tricks to help you keep the cost of your washroom down. Purchase soap, toilet paper and other bathroom necessities in bulk, especially if you have enough storage to house it all. These are items that are guaranteed to be used, so although…


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Apr
2015
10

Drab to fab: 5 ideas for upgrading your bathroom on a budget

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On a strict budget? That doesn’t mean you’re stuck with a drab bathroom that falls short when it comes to style and function. Consider simple upgrades that transform the look and feel of your bathroom for less. Mirror makeover A mirror is a main focal point of the bathroom. A dated, dirty or scratched one brings down the appearance of the entire space. If a new mirror is out of your budget, consider painting the frame a trendy new color or buying a mirror-framing kit that lets you add a stylish frame to an existing mirror in a few simple…


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Apr
2015
8

Make Small Bathrooms Look Bigger

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Making a small bathroom appear bigger may seem like a big task to most, but there are actually many small changes that homeowners can do to maximize their space. From small budget changes to major renovations, you can take your washroom from little to luxurious with these 10 ideas! Add skylights or opaque windows to give the room more natural lighting. Natural light creates airiness and the illusion of a larger space while reducing shadows and other elements that cause the space to look smaller than necessary. Swap out your big, bulky cabinets for smaller fixtures, especially if your storage…


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Mar
2015
31

How To Tastefully Pull Off A Themed Bathroom

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A lot of people tend to stick to plain neutral colors and styles when it comes to decorating the bathroom, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With a bit of flair and imagination, you can have fun incorporating different themes into your bathroom design while still keeping it tasteful. Source: www.housedecoratingidea.com Here are some of our favorite themes to help inspire you to take your bathroom to the next level! Safari Themed Incorporating elements of an African atmosphere like beautiful wooden finishes, raw stone, wild animal print, and plenty of rich foliage will convert your bathroom into a…


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