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Preparing Your Bathroom for Back-to-School Success

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Preparing your family for back to school can be a stressful endeavor. Getting everyone back on a regular schedule is a daunting task. This can be particularly challenging when everyone needs to get ready to leave at the same time- especially when there is limited bathroom space. Here are several tips on how to prepare your bathroom to keep the back-to-school transition smooth and easy.

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Creating dedicated space in the bathroom for each family member minimizes clutter and helps cut down on time used to get ready in the morning. Mornings are crazy enough as it is, but knowing where everything is can help things run efficiently. Utilize extra space in linen closets or under counters to create a cubby for each family member. The use of bins keeps everything in one easily accessible place and clears counters for a neater appearance and easier cleaning.

Make it Shine

To make cleaning a breeze, daily maintenance is the key. Use a suction cup to hang a squeegee in the shower for quick and easy cleanup after each use. This saves time scrubbing mineral deposits and soap scum later. Keep a small bin of cleaning supplies in a cabinet under the vanity for a super fast daily wipe down of counters, sinks, and mirrors. Quick, daily maintenance efforts will save you from time-consuming weekly deep cleans.  

Privacy, Please

To accommodate multiple family members sharing one bathroom, adding a water closet for privacy can be a real game changer. Enclosing the toilet assures privacy while multiple family members need to be in the bathroom at once. A vanity area just outside of the bathroom is a great option to clear space for older kids who don’t want to share the bathroom with siblings or parents.

Declutter!

It can be easy to let old products pile up in your bathroom, but taking time to declutter will give you more storage and a better piece of mind. Take everything out of your medicine closet and evaluate. Can some things be thrown away? Can you combine things to save space? Dispose of old razors, shampoo bottles, and lotions that haven’t been used in a while.

Proper storage and organization are key to streamlining the back-to-school routine this fall. Following these tips will help you have the clean, clutter-free, and stylish bathroom of your dreams. And as always, contact us at Luxury Bath for any and all of your bathroom needs!

Organization And Storage Ideas for Small Bathrooms

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A small bathroom presents special challenges when it comes to storage. You need to find a place for small things like toilet paper, makeup, and razors while offering enough room for towels and other bulky items. Fortunately, with a few simple organizational tricks, you can find ways to fit those items into even the smallest bathrooms.

Shelving

Place a shelf right above the sink. You have a few items that you use at least once a day. Things like toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes, razors, tweezers, etc. A small shelf above the sink and below the mirror is a perfect place to store these commonly used items.

Add a cabinet or shelves above the toilet. If there is one space that you need to use in a bathroom, it is the area above the toilet. Half the wall from the top of the toilet to the ceiling is available for a cabinet, open shelves, or towel racks.

Replace a mirror with one that has shelves included. A few decades ago, medicine cabinets were standard in most homes. These sturdy mirrors had shelves behind a mirrored door. Now, many homes have flat mirrors. The good news is that you can replace these flat mirrors with modern stylish ones that include the shelving.

Get Creative!

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Use spice racks and hanging baskets. The wall space around your sink and tub is ideal for storing smaller items, so they are handy to find, but not cluttering the sink or tub surround. Spice racks and hanging baskets allow you to maximize your vertical storage and keep your space organized.

Put hooks on the wall. Another way to maximize your vertical storage is with hooks. Towels, brushes, robes, and bags are just a few things you can hang off a hook. With removable plastic hooks available, no surface is off limits for these handy items.

Utilize All Of Your Space

Don’t forget the back of the door. Walk into your bathroom and close the door. Look at the back of the door. There is a major blank slate available there. Hooks, racks and hanging baskets will give you the stockpile space you need.

Use the area above the door. If you look up above your bathroom door, you will see a dead space, perfect for storing extra towels and toilet paper. A simple open shelf is easy to install and will get things up and out of the way. You can go as plain or as fancy as you want with the shelf and hardware choice.

Maximize your under sink cache. If you have a sink cabinet, you need to ensure you are using all the space available. Plastic drawers and adjustable shelves can give you precious space for seldom-used items that you still need to access on occasion.

These simple organization ideas will help you maximize your bathroom potential. If your small bathroom just still isn’t doing the trick, the experts at Luxury Bath can help you remodel a brand new bathroom. Give us a call today!

 

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Tips for Decluttering the Master Bath

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If you want to make the most of your master bathroom-remodeling project, keeping your new space free of clutter is essential. Nothing can take the shine off of a luxurious bathroom quicker than towels laying over shower doors and countertops cluttered with personal hygiene products. Follow these organizational bathroom tips and you will be able to enjoy your new washroom for years to come.

  • Baskets and organizational caddies are your friends. Learn to keep personal hygiene products in decorative caddies for easy access. Hair gel, hair spray, and facial moisturizers can all be neatly tucked inside a basket for easy access. Pop your caddies inside your bathroom cabinet when not in use and your countertops will remain clutter free.
  • Extra towels need a designated place. Many people roll towels when they are dry and tuck them in a decorative container next to your shower or bathtub. Use towels that tie into the color scheme of your newly renovated master bathroom for an extra touch of pizzazz.
  •  It is far too easy to place items on the back of your toilet tank. Anything from mouthwash bottles to hairbrushes can be found resting atop a toilet tank in a cluttered bathroom. Become an organizational wizard and instead purchase decorative containers. The lids allow you to keep your everyday items out of sight, yet still close enough to be used on a daily basis. If you choose containers that work with the design of your master bath, you will end up with a room that looks like an interior designer created it.

A bathroom remodel is a great project, adding high return investment on real estate investment too. Do not let your investment go to waste by allowing your master bathroom to become cluttered and disorganized. If you do not yet have your dream bathroom, contact Luxury Bath today to start planning.