Saturday, 9 August 2008

Revamping Your Bathroom

When redecorating your home, your bathroom may seem like the hardest room to tackle. Bathrooms are a simple place, and should not be too outlandishly decorated. It seems as though a bathtub, toilet, sink, mirror and closet are all that is needed for this room in your home. This is true, but the kind of bathtub, toilet, sink, and mirror is extremely important for the overall ambiance and look that you are attempting to achieve. Tiling, window fixtures, and lighting also play a big role in the perfect bathroom.

Your bathtub is more important for you than for your guests. There are many types, and it is important to choose the one that you will enjoy and appreciate the most. Soaking bathtubs, which are meant exclusively for soaking, do not come with shower heads. They are considered a luxury, not a necessity, and are only useful if your restroom also has a separate shower in it. Built-in or freestanding bathtubs are the most popular option, and come equipped with a shower. They come in a variety of colors and shapes.

Tubs come in a variety of fashions, and can include whirlpool functions, air jets, and multiple heads.

More and more, clever ways of storing your bath supplies and necessities are entering the scene. A variety of shower caddies are available, all of which have their own perks and uses. The simplest kind hangs from your shower head, and holds your shampoo, conditioner, loofah, bubble bath, gel, and soap. Caddies can be mounted on your wall, and are often used to hold candles, liquid or solid soap, flowers, or potpourri. You can hang caddies from your shower door, or mount them on the walls in your shower- that way they can be longer and more shelf-like, thus holding more items. This option is especially useful for a family that shares one washroom.

A variety of beautiful sinks are available for bathrooms. More modern sinks are often free-standing, while a more classic sink is frequently mounted into the wall, and comes equipped with storage areas. Most restrooms benefit more with a storage portion of a sink, so unless you have several bathrooms, it is most advisable to spring for the classic option.

Tiling your washroom is another beautiful and relatively inexpensive way to revamp. You can completely change your color scheme by retiling your floor, and painting your walls. Some bathrooms are tiled from floor to ceiling. Pattern variation and color variation are a great way to maintain distinction and unique flair in your bathroom.

Bathroom mirrors are an important final touch. Mirrors that encompass flood-light fixtures are effective and attractive. Many mirrors double as medicine cabinets, so consider that option when shopping for one.

What kind of flooring do you want for your bathroom? These days, tiles are the general favorite. But consider the downside of tiled floors - tiles are cold so you can't walk on them barefoot and they're super slippery when wet. You also can opt to install an electric under-floor heating because cold floors suck right after a hot bath.

Toilet rooms can carry some funky smells. It's practically where you have to unload and clean yourself of all your body waste - multiplied by the number of people who use it. But there is a general policy for all toilets: that it should be left clean for the courtesy of the next users. Flushing with water is not enough to make your toilet guest-friendly. One of the most intolerable factors of a disgusting restroom is the foul smell. Find out how you can deodorize your toilet by learning how to make potpourri.

First you have to gather flowers and leaves of pleasing odor and dry them. Use a clean net to wrap the dried materials. Warm them not necessarily under the sun. Put some of the mixed petals and leaves on a clean and empty jar then add a layer of salt (not iodized). Repeat this layering until the jar is full and keep this jar for six weeks.

The smell of your toilet should be pleasing to you, your family members, and to your guests. Impress your family members and visitors by totally changing the vibe of your comfort room - one that really delivers comfort!

Mr. Oliver is a marketing agent of Regal Home Improvement. The home improvement contractor provides home improvement services throughout the Richmond Virginia area. For more information on their Home Improvement Services please visit their website.

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