Archive for the ‘Bathroom & Accessories’ Category

SHOWER CURTAINS

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Shower curtains are nothing but a special type of curtain used in bathtub at the time of bathing. Often they are called shower enclosures. Basically they are made of polyvinyl, thin cloth etc. It consists of mainly two purposes and they are the following.
1).To provides utmost privacy while taking a shower.
2). Prevent the possibility of flooding inside the bathroom.

The shower curtains usually surround the tub or shower area and thereby separate the area from the rest of the bathroom. Not only that, it is fixed in the bathroom with railings or some kind of curtain rods. To accommodate different types of bathtubs a manufacturer can suggest suitable design of it. They are also flexible in their sizes. Many people mainly use two types of curtains. One is situated inside the tub which is basically functional and the other one is called outer shower curtain which is mainly decorative. Every people should go for it.

BATHROOM CABINETS

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Cabinets are essential in the bathroom. It holds a lot of accessories necessary while bathing. Cabinets are basically the storage space in the bathroom. It can store many such things like toiletries, medicines, first-aid box etc. Moisturizer and deodorants, towels are also kept in the cabinet. To be one’s bath more efficient as well as organized one has to keep the provision of one or two cabinets.

To give one’s bathroom a trendy look he or she must install cabinets. A proper height should be maintained and taken care off at the time of installation. In many cases we see that there are drawers between two cabinets. At the time of installing it, the manufacturer should suggest some principles so that any type of open flames can be easily avoided. A laminated backsplash can also be installed along with the cabinet. So the cabinets as well as countertops are earnestly essential inside the bathroom.

Sitz bath tubs

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Those with hemorrhoids or other rectal problems often try corrective measures in their bathrooms! Doctors recommend sitz baths for them. This revolutionary Japanese technology has seen a shoot in sitz tub sale over the world.

These don’t allow you to spread your entire body horizontally. You can only manage to sit in a squatting posture and be drenched till your bellies. Allow your posture to remain for about 20-40 minutes. You can add bath salts or general soap mixtures to make your stint happening. You can also add jet sprays for further entertainment.

Sitz baths are generally taken with warm water. You can then an actual cold water bath and pasteurize your wounds. Else there is always the option of applying shaved ice on your hemorrhoids. Ensure that water in sitz tub is clean enough. Thus sanitize your basins. Keep changing and circulating your tub water after every bath. Add a skewered hole in the tub for that.

Ranch style bathrooms

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Ranch style bathrooms are more naturally oriented. These are quite common in Texas. You have to first allow generous ventilation by opening a big window out. It is best if this aperture opens up to a fountain or a well.

Have your countertops done in wood. Old sandstone also looks good in ranch setting. Place thematic tiles on the lower side of each wall. If it is kid’s bathroom, splash it with colors, or leave it somber.

Ranch style bathrooms are also huge in size. Thus take corrective measurements if you are starting up. Leave enough space for your sitz or Japanese bathtub. Leave ordinate space for console. You can place cabinets to constrict that space. You may or may not have corner shower stalls. Just place shower channels in the middle and that will suffice.

Keep it clean and well aerated. It should not mirror an actual cattle ranch in Texas.

Kid-Friendly Bathrooms

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

If you have been having a hard time to get your kid to take a bath, may be redesigning his bathroom will prove to be of help. Here are some simple tips to help you create a kid-friendly bathroom at your home. Age appropriate decorations play a vital role in designing a kid friendly bathroom. Using bright colors can also do the trick to get your kids to like the bathroom. Cartoon wall stickers and colorful borders also help liven up a kid’s bathroom.

You can also buy a fancy sink and toilet seat for your kid’s bathroom. These should be fitted at a comfortable height for your kid. You can also have a sturdy stool placed in the bathroom to help them reach the storage cabinet placed a little higher than the sink. Use slip resistant material on the floor of the bathroom or spread a water absorbing rug next to the shower area to prevent any mishap.

Wet Rooms Are an Exciting Bathroom Concept!

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Space is at a premium in today’s modern homes. With homeowners and architects looking for innovative ways to maximize the utilization of space in a home, the concept of wet rooms is fast gaining popularity among all sections of the population. Wet rooms are an exciting bathroom concept as they are apt for homes with limited space and are sleek and stylish at the same time, thus affording a spa-like haven within the comfort of your own home.

It is better to have a wet room instead of a conventional bathroom if you do not have enough room for the latter. The characteristic streamlined arrangements in a wet room such as wall mounted sink and storage unit make it easy to clean and do away with the need for elaborate shower enclosures. Just having a stylish screen or a head massage will make sure that your wet room is both luxurious and functional.

Boulder Waterfalls: Great Stress Reliever!

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Having water features in your garden is a great way to create a focal point in your outdoor living space. Whether you choose to have a pond in your garden or a water fountain, nothing can beat the allure of a boulder waterfall. Boulder waterfalls are a great stress reliever and can either be the central feature of your landscaped garden or the water source for your swimming pool. You can also select between a natural-looking boulder waterfall with lots of different hued rocks or a sleek architectural design than is custom-made to appeal to your taste and style.

Whichever way you plan to go about it, make sure that you have it all figured out within your budget. While a basic boulder waterfall costs a few hundred dollars, an elaborate design can set back you bank balance by a few thousand dollars. You can pick some tips from the local pool and garden shops or the Internet to get the best deal for your money. Most of the time these places can also make recommendations for the transportation and positioning of the water feature also. As many modern water features utilise large stones or concrete blocks, an excavator rental may be necessary to its positioning. Whatever the decisions that are made, the end product for a do – it – yourself water fountain is both more unique and economically viable than one which is brought and installed by contractors. It also may give you some stories to tell over dinner with friends in your newly improved outdoor living space.

Repairing a Leaky Toilet without a Plumber

Friday, June 18th, 2010

One of the most common problems that each household faces every now and then is a leaky toilet. If you do not want to blow money on a plumber every time your toilet starts running on its own, and there are plenty of sites that you can start your search for plumbers of all types, just read on first. A professional isn't always worth your time and money if you know a little about how a toilet works. Learn or read up on what makes your tank different from your valves or bowl and get started. So, here are a few simple tips on how you can fix it on your own. Most of the times, a toilet starts leaking due to a leaky flapper. This happens if the flapper is stuck open in the flush tank. Thus, once you fix that – either by cleaning it or replacing it with a new one – you can solve the problem. However, it is not always as simple as this.

There can be two problems with a leaky toilet. Either the water from the flush may be leaking into the bowl or it may be overflowing on to the bathroom floor. It is important that you adjust the water level in the flush tank in both the cases and then proceed to take a closer look at the problem.

Redoing Bathroom Tile Can Update The Look

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

If you want to give a completely new look to your bathroom, you can redo your bathroom tiles. Though it sounds like an easy job, it can be quite an unnerving decision to make without proper guidance. While a correct choice can jazz up your bathroom, a few bad choices can spell disaster for your bathroom. Do not be influenced by the latest fads in bathroom designing while selecting the tiles. It is more important to consider the longevity of the look so that it does not look outdated in a matter of few months.

Bright sunny colored tiles look best in a bathroom as they make it look more spacious and clutter free. Those in love with the white palette can use various shades of white colored tiles or cream colored tiles in their bathroom. Since these are light colored, it is best not to get patterned tiles as they are difficult to clean. You can also go for bold color tiles integrated into the design theme of your bathroom.

Swim Spa: Is it Right for You?

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Gone are the days when swim spas were considered to be rich men’s toys. Today, they are much more than just a status symbol. They are not only a great relaxant but also provide an ideal substitute for exercises such as jogging and walking. If you are a complete water body and want a svelte body shape, get a swim spa in your home and enjoy the benefits of aquatic aerobics and remain fit and fine.

By following some simple work out regimens in a swim spa you can get an intense cardiovascular work out within the confines of your home. This will also aid in your weight management and is excellent for the purpose of stiffness reduction and enhancing mobility. Though a swim spa should ideally be up to sixteen feet long, six feet deep and nine feet wide, you can opt for those available is smaller sizes if you have a smaller back yard.