Aug
2015
27

Do you know what’s lurking inside your beard?

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I mustache you a question: do you know what’s lurking inside your beard? The answer will surprise you, and it most definitely will concern your significant other. Whether you prefer a full beard, a goatee or a simple mustache, you need to keep it clean and trimmed. Why? A recent report found varying levels of bacteria in the beards of volunteer reporters who were tested. While some contained normal levels, others were “comparable to toilet seats” according to the microbiologist who conducted the testing. But don’t jump to conclusions; the typical beard isn’t full of poop. It does, however, include…


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Aug
2015
24

Enhancing your Bathroom with Creative Tiling

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While accessorizing your bathroom is the best way to upgrade its appearance in an instant, homeowners with older washrooms often find themselves in need of a more drastic change. Not surprisingly, tile is one of the best ways to make your bathroom standout. Putting in colorful backsplashes around your mirror or creating unique designs for your bathtub are both excellent ways to enhance the impact your bathroom will have. Detail, Detail, Detail Tiling can attract your guests’ eyes very quickly when it fills an entire wall, but a small, well detailed section can be just as impactful. Putting up clean…


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Aug
2015
17

Take Advantage of Better Living’s Friends and Family Event Today!

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You’ve been meaning to fix your bathroom’s organization problem for months, but you just haven’t gotten around to it. While procrastinating hasn’t always served you well in the past, this time around it’s paid off. That’s because now you can get high-quality bathroom accessories for less. Better Living is hosting a Friends and Family event this entire month, giving you the chance to update your bathroom without going over your budget. Make your bathroom a priority before this awesome event ends! The Family and Friends event is open to the public and features a wide selection of our best products. Until…


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Aug
2015
13

6 ways to beat bad bathroom odors

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Calming colors, bamboo sticks, soothing music – there are many ways to turn your bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary. No matter how you to decide to decorate and design your bathroom, one thing is certain: the bad odors need to go. After a long day, there’s nothing worse than trying to relax in the bath and having to resist the urge to plug your nose instead. A fresh scent is essential for any bathroom. These six strategies will help you eliminate the odors in yours. 1. Turn on the fan The overhead vent fan is designed to reduce moisture in…


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Aug
2015
10

7 Essential Accessories for Your Bathroom

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The bathroom is a highly functional space, one where great organization is needed to boost efficiency and create a clean look. That doesn’t mean, however, that your bathroom can’t have style, too. Just ask yourself: How often do guests use my bathroom during their visits? Probably more often than not, so when they do stop by, you want your bathroom to impress. Additionally, it’s important that you feel good in your home. People often skimp on decor in their bathroom, thinking that a pleasing environment is necessary only in the living room or bedroom. In reality, though, a decorative bathroom can enhance…


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Aug
2015
6

Bar soap vs. body wash: Which should you choose?

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It wasn’t too long ago that everyone bought and used bar soap. More than likely, you grew up with bar soaps in your home and didn’t think twice about it. It’s not that body wash wasn’t around, either. In fact, liquid soap was invented in the mid 1800s. Body wash was typically more expensive, however, and the appeal hadn’t quite caught on yet. That’s all changed now. In the past twenty years, liquid soap has become more popular and is often chosen over the traditional bar soaps. Liquid soap might be more popular now, but is it actually better? Let’s…


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Aug
2015
4

Bring class to your cabin outhouse with these bathroom decor ideas

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While relaxing and quiet, cabin life also means living without some of the luxuries you’ve grown accustomed to over the years. Take indoor plumbing, for example. Many cabins, and even some country homes, have old-fashioned privies instead, which means people must go outdoors to use the restroom. This might not sound glamorous, but outhouses can actually be a stylish and well-developed accessory to your home. You just have to find the right decor. Style Cabins are elegant, but in a rustic, simplistic way. Stick with this style to give your outhouse an old-fashioned appearance as well. To turn up the…


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Jul
2015
30

5 decor ideas for your kids’ bathroom

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You and your youngsters don’t exactly have the same taste when it comes to style – so why decorate their bathroom as if you do? While you might prefer quiet elegance for your space, your kids like bold and exciting details. Go ahead and let them enjoy fun accessories. After all, decorating a kid-friendly bathroom provides a great opportunity to incorporate bright colors, fun images and a whimsical touch into your home’s interior design. Here are five ideas to get you inspired. 1. Don’t be afraid to choose more than one bright color We adults often add a pop of…


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Jul
2015
20

Stylish Vanity Ideas For Small Bathrooms

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Having a small bathroom doesn’t mean you can’t make it larger than life. Knowing how to decorate your bathroom can turn it into one of the most awe-inspiring rooms in your home. If you’ve always wanted your own vanity, you don’t need to feel limited by having a small bathroom. The following stylish ideas for small spaces will help create your very own sanctuary that meets both design and functional needs. Choosing the Right Vanity The first step in creating a perfect bathroom vanity is to align the vision you have and the space you’re working with. Although you can find…


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Jul
2015
13

Bathroom Design Trends For 2015: The Story So Far

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If you’re considering making renovations to your bathrooms, or if you simply want to update your current design, these new ideas will help you get a little more return on your efforts. The bathroom design trends for 2015 may have familiar themes as before, but they’re taking luxury, functionality, and space efficiency to new levels. Take a look below for new design trends to get your design ideas flowing! A New Bathing Experience The freestanding bathtub isn’t an entirely new concept, but it’s growing in popularity as homeowners are discovering its benefits in both function and style. Freestanding bathtubs can…


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