Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Let’s start the bathroom makeover with a theme so that it can be visualized easily with a proper direction. In bathrooms design trend the nautical and aquatic themes are most popular and you can use these themes. Incase if you are having trouble in getting a better theme then you can use themes from other rooms in your house. Theme such as contemporary, rustic, period and country are few of the great ideas to start your bathroom makeover.
Now this is the time for improving the flooring of the bathroom. If your carpet is old enough and looking awkward then you should replace with inexpensive vinyl. If you already have a Vinyl flooring and you want it to have a make over then use a primer and paint it with a new color best match to theme of your bathroom. You also can cover the vinyl flooring with cheap vinyl tiles.
Paints and colors are the key vehicle in the journey bathroom s design and decoration. Paint on the walls and ceilings can make a big difference in your bathroom’s look and feel. Few colors can work fine in the bathrooms such as Aquamarine, refreshing blue-greens, soothing blues and purples. These are the popular colors refresh and revitalize you bathrooms
Use fabrics such as shower curtains, bath mats and towels best match to the theme of your bathroom to add some extra feels to your bathrooms. Also don’t forget to use some beautiful and decorative accessories such as: beautiful wall hanging pictures, candles, pot plants and many more according to the theme of your bathroom.
If you have a small bathroom, then you have to be very careful to wards the space of the bathroom. Storage space is is the major drawback of the small bathrooms. So before go for a small bathroom decoration just think what looks you want to give your bathroom whether it is modern looks or traditional looks. So this is is your first responsibility to think of the theme you would like to give your bathroom. If you are not able to think of a better theme or design of your bathroom, you should take the help of a professional bathroom designer or decorator.
If you don’t want to take the help of professionals due to high cost, try bathrooms design guide, laife style gallery and interior decoration magazine. These decorating sources will provide you a lot of information about the furniture to be used, excellent color schemes and accessories for your bathrooms according to the theme.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Bathroom cleaning is not a very interesting and favorite house hold task but it is one of the most essential house hold chore. So let’s start this cleaning series with a positive mind in this way: just feel and think of your bathroom, which is very neat and clean and your entire bathroom accessories are sparkling, which are making you absolutely fresh when ever you enter into your luxurious bathroom.
Now how do you feel in your modern and crystal clear sparkling bathroom? Must be feeling great. But now the question is how will you do this? How will you make it neat and clean so that you will get optimum bathing satisfaction? Here are some pints to discuss:
How to remove water marks?
If you have hard water then your bathroom must be running through the hard water mark problem. The water mark is not so easy to remove as it is very hardened. Installing a water softener can’t get rid over the lime scale build up and water marks.
Cleaning of showers and tiles:
To clean your showers and tiles you should use a heavy duty gel cleaner rather than a abrasive cleaner. It is wise able to use a cleaner specifically to remove lime scale build up. Using abrasive cleaner would scratch your tile and other finishes. During the time of cleaning you should open all the doors and windows for better ventilation and don’t forget to wear globes.
Take a damp cloth or sponge and spread the liquid cleaner to the tiles, shower door and other surface where you think the presence stubborn water mark. After spreading the liquid properly try to keep it for 1 hour and then wash it properly. It will be much fruitful if you spread the cleaner at night and keep it till morning to wash it properly. To remove lime build up you can soak the shower head in the white vinegar for 1 to 2 hours.
Toilet may not be a very excited part of your bathroom remodeling but this is the most important and integrated part of your overall bathroom so it should be neat and clean. Lots of cleaners are there in the market from where you have to choose the right one and remember to purchase specific toilet cleaner.
Spread the liquid around the rim and bowel with the help of toilet brush or any un used old brush. Leave it for 1 hour and clean it by rubbing with brush and water. if you think the toilet cleaner is expensive the you can make the solution at home with minimal charges as follows:
1) Make a solution of half borax and half white vinegar. Put this solution in a spray bottle and spray it over the lime scale build up to keep it for some time and wash it with plain water and toilet brush. You can apply this solution over lime scale build up affecter areas in the bathroom.
2) You can make another solution of white vinegar and water. Make the solution of white vinegar and water in the ratio of 1 cup of white distilled vinegar and 3 cup of water (1:3 ratios). If your lime scale build up is not very strong then you take the solution of 1: 4 ratios. you can find the post how to clean your bathroom with vinegar
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Thursday, February 07, 2008
In order design a bathroom with proper lighting effects, two major bathrooms accessories like bathroom lights and mirrors plays a vital role. Here are some effective tips to make your bathrooms more stylish and designing with the help of these two bath decorating items as follows:
1) Bathroom lights:
A light adds the special effects of freshness and new looks to your bathrooms. When your favorite colored lights scatter in the signing walls give the bathroom a heavenly look. Bright colored lights are preferable to be fixed in the ceiling.
When diffused day light of nature mingle with artificial lights make the bathroom space more pleasant and loving. To pour the lightning effect in your bathrooms, you should know few of its popular ranges as bellow
Down lights & Shower lights
Mirror & Shaving Lights
2) Bathroom mirrors:
No one can think a bathroom without mirrors. Not only mirror adds beauty to the bathroom but also make the appearance of the bathroom bigger. Placing mirrors in appropriate areas reflect light and make bathrooms brighter.
Bathroom mirrors increase the shiny quality and trigger the drama of your bathrooms, which can be used to reflect the favorite objects in the bathroom.
Some popular mirror ranges are:
Clarity sensor mirrors
Monday, January 14, 2008
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Friday, July 13, 2007
Shower enclosures are the focal point of decorating a bathroom, as every home owner seems to get a relaxing environment within the home and shower enclosures are very essential to provide the luxury and relaxation.
For a neat and clean bath you should maintain your shower enclosures so that it will be able to work as a sanctuary. Few cleaning tips for your modern shower enclosures as follows:
1) Usually you can use ordinary dishwashing detergent to wash the shower enclosure unless hard water minerals have been deposited within.
2) If hard water minerals are being deposited then you can use ammonia based commercial glass cleaner.
3) During the time of unavailability of commercial glass cleaner you can use house hold ammonia with a quart of water.
4) Never use a steel wool or any rough pad on your enclosures to on the metal portion of. enclosure
5) After each shower wipe the shower wall soft towel.
6) Keep the shower door slightly open for air circulation. This will help the enclosure dry.
7) Remove hard water mineral with a mixture of water and white vinegar.
8) If you have a glass shower door then clean it with sponge dipped in white vinegar. By doing so the glass shower door will sparkle.
9) Remove soap scum from the shower door.
10) To remove the soap scum from the shower door make a solution of 1 cup fabric softener and 1 quart of warm water. Applying this solution will help to loosen the soap scam and clean it completely from the enclosure
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Space requirement is the prime factor for choosing a shower enclosure and choice of your desire shower enclosures lie in the space available within your bathrooms. it is not essential to have a wide space to install your shower enclosures, but it is very essential to plan it properly. Your shower should be properly installed and for that your shower enclosures door system should be proper.
Two major shower door system tips
Doors that open out in to the room take more space than the sliding doors
Size of the bathrooms and location of the shower greatly determine the shape and system of the shower door
Shower enclosures door system
Sliding door: sliding doors are very essential for good use of space in small bathrooms.
Folding door: folding doors for small bathrooms
Swing door: swing doors are required for big bathrooms with wide space with full entry width
Swing-glide door: swing glide doors for wide, big and spacious bathrooms with full entry width
Two way doors: two- way doors are very effective for small bathrooms, where doors can be opened both inwards as well as outwards.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Before selecting a shower enclosure try to visit few good bathroom shops to choose the best shower enclosures to see a shower enclosure that will best fit to your bathrooms by acquiring the proper space and beauty of your bathrooms. Ensure that the door is moving in a smooth and effort less manner without being a rapid shaking and also examine the hinges to evaluate its strength. Ask the retailer whether it will be delivered fully assembled or not. It is preferable to have a fully assembled shower enclosure
During the installation of shower enclosures follow the installation manual provided by the manufacturer, as the installation of shower enclosure is different according to your choice and preferences as well as the space of your bathroom. So it is strictly advisable to follow the user manual.
The tray is the base of shower enclosure and it becomes essential to see whether it is properly installed or not and ensure that the tray is properly leveled to maintain the spirit level. Make mark on the wall approximately 1/4th inches in from the edge of the tray and remove the wall panel from the side channel. After drilling and plugging the holes screw the vertically holding channel to the wall. Feel the gap between the channel and wall before tapering the screws.
After completion of all these primary level activities now this is the turn to slide the enclosure side panel into the wall panel. Once it is in place ensuring that there is no leakage and seal under the panels where it adjoins the tray.