Dec
2017
6

Tips to Freshen and Organize Your Guest Bathroom for Holiday Visitors

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Getting ready for guests is all about anticipating their many needs, especially during the holidays. Extra cots and blankets? Check. Snacks and cold drinks? Check. One space that can always use extra attention is the guest bathroom. Before the visiting horde descends on your home for the holidays, use this checklist for preparing the guest bathroom to make everyone feel welcome and at home. Deep clean — If your guest bathroom is anything but sparkling clean, you may not leave a great impression. Here are a few tips to get your guest bathroom extra clean for the holidays: Soak the shower head in a vinegar bath (a tied-up…


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Nov
2017
28

Step Into The Light: 5 Ways To Brighten Up Your Dark Bathroom

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We all love salivating over showroom bathrooms with claw tubs, artisan tiles and shiny chrome fixtures. For the rest of us who have to get ready for the day the best we can in dank, closet-like spaces, it may feel like we’re short on good options. Get inspired and liven up your bathroom with some of these bathroom-brightening tips. Get reflective: Ideally, you could add natural light by replacing your old window with a larger one, or by adding a skylight. If that’s not an option, though, mirrors are great light maximizers. Replace a small cabinet mirror with a large one. Consider…


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Nov
2017
27

What Are Open-Plan Bedrooms?

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In the past decade or so, open-plan bedrooms have become a mainstay of luxury hotels around the world. The trend is now extending into regular homes as well. If you’re not familiar with the wonders of an open-plan bedroom, this blog post will look at the topic in a more detail below. What Are Open-Plan Bedrooms? Open-plan bedrooms are bedrooms that have removed the walls and doors that traditionally separate the bedroom from the master bath. Essentially, the bathroom or shower are exposed (logistically speaking, most open-plan bedrooms also have toilets exposed, but they are not visible from the bedroom.…


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Nov
2017
20

4 Steps to a Neat and Organized Medicine Cabinet

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The time comes for all of us when we have to face facts: The medicine cabinet is out of control and needs your attention. Now that we’re heading into a time of year when staying indoors is so inviting, this is a great time to wrangle the disaster in your medicine cabinet and turn it into a tidier, more attractive space. Step 1: Start sorting You’ll be emptying out the entire cabinet so you can clean it. Before you start, create “zones” on your counter-top so you can sort everything by category, such as cosmetics, first aid and medications. This makes…


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Nov
2017
13

5 Tips To Create A Romantic Bathroom

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Today’s bathrooms are not only places where you shower; they are also places where romance unfolds and where people can relax and pamper themselves after a long day. Here are five tips for creating the perfect romantic retreat. Focus on Colour One of the most important elements when creating a romantic bathroom is colour. However, colour is ultimately personal; in other words, choose a colour that best captures the essence of romance for you personally. A few examples include black and white (a classic romantic bathroom), blue and tan can create the romantic feeling that you’re by the ocean or…


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Nov
2017
8

For a Modern Take on the Bathroom, go with a His-and-Hers Approach

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When you look at the layout of your basic bathroom design, it could definitely use some updating. With dual-career households and busy family schedules, your get-ready space should make it easier for more than one person to get ready at a time. So let’s borrow some inspiration from those his-and-her bathroom designs in showplace homes to make your shared bathroom an attractive and efficient get-ready space. Dual sinks are the longtime solution for the his-and-hers bathroom, and if there’s one thing you can do to make your bathroom more family-functional, this is the way to go. For a modern take, break up…


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Oct
2017
30

Opt for These Bathroom Upgrades to Add Style and Comfort

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Your bathroom is a place to retreat and focus on yourself. Whether you’re splashing in a morning shower, or taking in a relaxing soak before you turn in, you need a space that helps you relax and transition to the next thing. Try some of these luxurious upgrades that add both style and comfort to your bathroom. Bold statements: An all-white bathroom never goes out of style, but if you’re looking for something with more color and texture, these trends may be very much up your alley. Create your bathroom’s focal point with bright, statement-making Mediterranean tiles or textured wallpaper.…


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Oct
2017
25

Creating A Cohesive Look For Your Bathroom Accessories

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Your choice of bathroom accessories can have a large impact on how your bathroom looks. If you have a range of different accessories that are in differing colours or finishes, this can create a cluttered look and make your bathroom appear a bit thrown together. A cohesive bathroom, conversely, where bathroom accessories are thoughtfully put together, makes your bathroom look a lot more polished and put together while also creating a sense of flow in your bathroom. With all of this in mind, here is how to create a cohesive look for your bathroom accessories. Choose A Colour Scheme For…


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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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