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September 2016

Take The Fear Out of Bathroom Renovations This Fall

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Take The Fear Out of Bathroom Renovations This Fall-shutterstock_316023233-300x200Many homeowners consider remodeling their bathrooms but hesitate to begin the process for a multitude of reasons. They may be afraid of the mess and inconvenience that will be involved. Some have heard horror stories from friends about shoddy remodeling workmanship that costs extra to get redone. One of the biggest fears is exceeding their budget and running out of money before the project is finished. Others don’t have a clue how to design what they want. These fears prevent them from undertaking renovations that could add significant beauty and equity to the value of their home.

When renovating a bathroom you can change a utilitarian space into a beautiful room. When renovating a master bath, you can create a beautiful, restful oasis of rest and relaxation. In home saunas, doorless showers, ambient lighting and heated floors are only a few of the wonderful options available to you in your new space when you remodel.

Take the fear out of renovating that bathroom this fall through these simple bathroom renovation tips:

• Choose a company to do the remodeling that specializes in quality bathroom renovations.
• Choose a company with their own in-house design center, to help you select all your finishes.
• Ask for a free in-home (or in-design center) estimate of all work to be done.
• Check the company’s Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List™ ratings.
• Ask for references.
• View their photo gallery of finished projects.
• Have sketches or magazine clippings of what you have in mind ready.
• Educate yourself about the new features available for luxurious bathing spaces.
• Decide on a theme for your new bathroom.

When you hire a company that specializes in quality remodels, you are assured that your bathroom project is in safe hands. With experienced professionals to assist you with your bathroom design and to do your installation, you will be enjoying your new home oasis in no time at all.

Bathroom Mold Prevention Tips For Homeowners

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Bathroom Mold Prevention Tips For Homeowners-shutterstock_347983049-300x200Regardless of where you live, high moisture levels can make it almost impossible to eliminate bathroom mold. Reducing dampness in your bathroom is the key to keeping mold from proliferating in the first place. To effectively accomplish this task, follow the prevention tips outlined below:

Drying Shower Walls. After showering or bathing, use a cloth or squeegee to remove moisture from your shower walls. This simple technique will eliminate approximately 75 percent of mildew and mold growth.

Run Fans. Always run your bathroom’s fans when showering or taking a bath. It is also recommended that you allow the fans to run for approximately 30 minutes afterward as well, rather than merely running them during your bath or shower. Consider installing a timer to make this task easier if you think you will not consistently remember. If the fans do not clear out most of your bathroom’s moisture after 30 minutes, they may not be circulating enough air. If this is the case, consider using a small dehumidifier in your bathroom to enhance moisture removal.

Sealing Grout Lines. Among other top prevention tips is waterproofing grout lines. If you have tiles, you probably know that these spaces often serve as a breeding ground for mold and mildew. For this reason, it is wise to use a standard grout sealer to waterproof these areas on a yearly basis.

Eliminating Current Mold. To eliminate mildew and mold that has already started, let the surface dry completely and then use a solution of 90 percent water and 10 percent bleach to thoroughly clean the area. Brush or spray the solution on the problem spots and allow it to sit for approximately 15 minutes, then rinse the area thoroughly and allow it to dry. Mold is a problem for virtually every homeowner at some point in time, but by following the tips outlined above you can significantly reduce its presence and prevent it from returning.

Bathroom Organizing Tips For Homeowners

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Bathroom Organizing Tips For Homeowners-shutterstock_109952588-300x218Now that you have a luxurious bathroom, keeping it tidy is a top priority. From your marble counter tops to your walk-in steam shower, each component of your washroom needs to be neat and tidy for maximum impact. If you want help with organizing tips, following are a few organizational tips you can try:

  • Use stackable drawers in your vanity to keep small items neat and organized. From your lotions and potions to necessities like makeup remover and cotton swabs, frequently used items can be out of sight and off your glistening counter tops.
  • Matching containers in your shower stall are a fabulous way to bring organization to your bathroom and add a touch of elegance too. Pour your shampoo, conditioner, and body wash into color-coordinated containers and nestle together for a high-end look. Choose colors to match your luxurious bathroom and your friends/family will think you had a designer style your room.
  • If you absolutely must have paraphernalia on your counter top, contain items in crystal containers. Ear cleaning swabs, makeup brushes, and nail-trimming utensils always look better when they displayed in crystal stemware. The same theory applies to everyday items like mouthwash; showcase your mouthwash in a sleek and elegant decanter for a luxurious look your visitors will envy.
  • Adding fresh flowers to your bathroom is a great way to keep your room looking fabulous while adding a natural odor killer at the same time.

These are just a few ways homeowners can keep their bathrooms looking tidy and fresh. A simple tweak or two is all it takes to transform a washroom from basic to beautiful. Your bathroom can be a place of rest and relaxation; keeping it neat and organized can add to the feeling of grandeur and spa-like freshness. Will you be trying any of these helpful tips in your home?

Tips For Falling In Love With Your New Luxury Bathroom

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Tips For Falling In Love With Your New Luxury Bathroom-1397194_10151762914819811_1689287550_o-300x169Planning the remodel and recreation of your master bathroom from a utilitarian space to one with luxurious comforts can be as intimidating as it is exciting. It doesn’t have to be. Follow these simple bathroom tips when selecting your new bathroom materials and you will love your new luxury bathroom remodel.

Consider the Essentials.

A luxury bath is known for certain design elements that elevate it from a simple washroom to a relaxing oasis. These key elements include:

• Spa-Inspired Shower Area: Your luxury shower may be custom built and walk-in; include comfortable seating and built-in shelving; have a variety of shower heads from overhead to handheld wands to whole body jets to rain heads; and be constructed of opulent materials.

• Floors with Radiant Heating: Radiant heating mats below your floor tiles not only keep your feet warm right out of the bath or shower but help heat the entire room more efficiently.

• Luxurious Materials: Select from stone, glass and porcelain tiles to suit your personal style and taste preferences. Granite has graduated to vanity countertops on custom cabinetry as well. Stone showers provide elegant and natural beauty.

• Proper Lighting: To truly transform your bath, select different lighting for different areas: such as recessed for overhead, sconces for accents, and wall lighting for applying makeup and shaving at vanities.

• Steam Room or Jacuzzis: Choose from soaking tubs, single and double Jacuzzis, or add a home steam room for relaxation after workouts. Design your new space to include one or more of these elements.

• Environmentally Friendly Functionality: Going green adds luxury with hands free faucets, dual flush toilets, on-demand hot water systems, and water-efficient shower heads.

Finishing Touches.

Select the light fixture, faucets, heated towel bars, cabinet hardware, art work and mirrors that reflect your personal taste and style to put the finishing touches of elegance on your home oasis. When you see the finished space you will fall in love with your new luxury bathroom.

Tips For Organizing Your Bathroom This September

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Tips For Organizing Your Bathroom This September-1915804_10153509212854811_6628373004411930840_n-300x200September can be a very busy month for families. As the kids get back to school, life at home can tend to get hectic. Having a tidy home is one way to help reduce stress and make it easier to settle into new routines. Here are some bathroom tips to help you stay more organized this September:

Baskets. Baskets are an ideal way to store various items, such as towels, extra toilet paper rolls, and even cleaning supplies. With a basket, you can leave it out and have it serve as a functional decor item, or you can tuck it away in a linen closet, or underneath the sink, or stick it on a shelf. They’re versatile, and make it easy to have necessary items close at hand.

Drawer Organizers. Simple organizers for vanity drawers are perfect for smaller items, such as cosmetics, hair accessories, and styling tools. Rather than keeping drawers cluttered and full of junk, you can get all of the important items neatly arranged. It will make getting ready for work and school a breeze in the mornings, since everything you need will be in the right spot.

Clean Counters. Take a few minutes each evening to tidy up the counter space on the vanity. Put dirty washcloths and towels in the hamper, and put any small items, like cosmetics and accessories, in the proper place in drawers and cabinets. Spending a few minutes each night to do this will ensure that that the bathroom stays neat for the next morning.

The bathroom is one of the busiest rooms in the home every morning. Keeping it clean and free of clutter will help you to feel more organized and less stressed. By following these simple bathroom organizing tips and tricks, you’ll make it easier for your family to get ready for the day.