May
2016
4

4 steps to get your kids to help clean the bathroom

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Cleaning the bathroom is one of the most dreaded household tasks, yet it’s one of the most important rooms to keep tidy. Family bathrooms get dirty quickly due to their constant use. Fortunately, if you have kids, you also have helpers who can assist with the cleaning duties. Getting kids to clean the bathroom isn’t as difficult as it might sound. Kids are capable of basic cleaning tasks and there’s no reason the bathroom should be off-limits. With the right direction and some safe cleaners, cleaning the bathroom can become part of a productive weekly routine. Step 1: Stock up…


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May
2016
2

7 Things All Skincare Fanatics Have In Their Bathroom

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Have you ever seen someone with crystal clear skin and wondered the secret to that person’s complexion? Well here are some of the essential products that all skincare fanatics have in their bathroom. Skin Cleanser This a basic must-have in your skincare arsenal. Your skin gets exposed to dirt, bacteria, chemicals and any number of pollutants that do damage to your skin. You must have a good skin cleanser to rid your skin of these things and give it back its natural look. That said, make sure to get one that doesn’t dry your skin too much. Moisturizer Moisturizer is…


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Apr
2016
26

Masculine bathroom design ideas for 2016

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Bathrooms are often considered feminine spots in the home — a place to primp, pamper and relax. News alert: Guys like to do those things, too. However, they’d prefer a space that isn’t overflowing with intricate florals or lacy frills. If you want to man up your bathroom space, you’re in luck because masculine interior designs are trending in 2016. Here’s how to bring a little testosterone into the bathroom while ensuring the style remains classy and timeless. Color saturation Grey tones rule in masculine bathroom design. Slate shower surrounds, smoky granite vanity tops, fog-colored walls. Pops of color in…


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Apr
2016
25

4 Things You Need In Your Bathroom When You Work From Home

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Working from home has its advantages. You can set your own hours, you can adopt your own dress code and you can pretty much eliminate the daily commute on the busy, crowded roadways. However, a work from home arrangement also means that you might need to stock up things that would not have been an issue if you actually traveled to a more traditional workplace, day in and day out. One area of your home where this definitely applies is your bathroom. Yes, you need to be mindful of things to definitely have on hand in your bathroom if you…


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Apr
2016
19

Functional and Fashionable Hotel Bathroom Ideas to Incorporate at Home

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Have you ever noticed how hotel bathrooms are always sparkling clean, impeccably styled and designed to maximize every inch of space? This luxury touch is meant to enhance your travel experience and is oftentimes a stark contrast to what your bathrooms are like back home. If you’re constantly fighting clutter in your drab, dated bathroom, hotel bathrooms can serve as inspiration for a refresh. These bathrooms ideas will have you feeling like a world-class traveler every day. 1. Large mirrors Whether it’s gilded or it features an eye-catching modern frame, mirrors are the focal point of hotel bathrooms. Change out…


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Apr
2016
13

Bathroom signs: Purposeful, humorous or inspiring decor for your bathroom

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Signs, signs, everywhere are signs — but not so much in residential bathrooms. It’s time to take a fresh approach when decorating bathrooms, and signs can be the perfect way to add personality and style without taking up precious space. Need inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Photo by Torie Jayne Vintage bathroom signs For those who love the retro look, a sign with a vintage vibe is ideal. Worn wood, chipped paint and patina on metal are all features that add character to stunning vintage signs. Some fun examples include: Vintage advertising signs from soap and toilet paper brands. Powder…


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Apr
2016
6

In the age of the Internet, do magazines still have a place in the bathroom?

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Researching travel destinations on your phone. Reading your favorite column on a tablet. Catching up on the news via your PC. How we engage with information has changed dramatically thanks to the Internet, but does this mean the end of seeing newspapers and magazines in bathrooms? Homes around the world include a display of reading materials for guests. During a fast-paced day, spending a few minutes in the bathroom can be a welcome break, especially when you can indulge in a ravishing read. Plus, when you’re in the bathroom, it just makes sense to pick up a periodical instead of…


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Apr
2016
4

3 Things To Avoid When Creating A Modern Bathroom

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When it comes to creating a modern bathroom, you’ll want to spend some time mulling over things like layout, theme and design — and you should definitely figure out a budget you can work with. No lesser authority than home renovation expert Mike Holmes says that bathroom and kitchen renovations not only will boost the worth of your home more than will renovations to other areas of your residence, but also will offer the best return on investment. So choosing to create a modern bathroom makes sense on a dollars and cents level, which will help you to justify the…


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Mar
2016
29

Mirror, mirror on the wall: What’s the best vanity mirror of them all?

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It facilitates a close shave, helps ensure you thoroughly floss those pearly whites and makes it easy to apply flawless makeup. No, it’s not some new multi-use personal care tool — it’s your vanity mirror. That small mirror that sits on your vanity top or extends from the wall reflects you at your best, and arguably at your worst, too (hello, morning bed head!). And if you select the wrong vanity mirror, you might be making your daily routines much more difficult. Here’s how you can get the best vanity mirror for your needs and ensure it’s a stylish addition…


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Mar
2016
28

How To Pick The Best Colour For Your Bathroom Decor

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It may not be the biggest room in the house, but your bathroom plays an important role in your home’s overall decor. Unless you want to be surrounded by drab tiles and dingy accessories while you’re brushing your teeth, your bathroom deserves the perfect colour scheme. If you’re unsure on how to pick the best colour for your bathroom decor, try our tips. Take a hint from the rest of your house: Walk through your home and take notes of the overall tones in your house. Does your house have a theme? Do you notice any accent colours in other…


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