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Simple Storage Solutions for Your Bathroom

Your bathroom can arguably be seen as the most important room in your home. It’s where you go to relax in the tub after a long day, where you enjoy a refreshing shower when you wake up and where you go to make sure you’re practicing good hygiene habits.

Because we spend so much time in the bathroom, we’re bound to accumulate a lot of products. From towels to toothpaste and bubble bath to shower gel, they all need to find a home in perhaps one of the smallest rooms in your house. This is why it’s important to ensure that you maximize the available space to have a beautiful bathroom experience every time.

Let’s look at some smart ways to do that.

Bravo for baskets

Baskets are a great way to store items like towels and face cloths while giving your bathroom a farmhouse feel. If you have some free wall space, you could even put up a single long shelf and place your baskets on top of it.

Alternatively, mount some sturdy hooks and hang them up against the wall or even behind the door.

Mobile storage

A bar cart can be used for more than just transporting your favorite drinks. They also work well in bathrooms that have limited cabinets. What’s more, you can move them wherever you need to with just a little nudge.

Welcome back the medicine cabinet

Mounted mirrors are a sleek and modern addition to any bathroom. However, if you’re low on space, a medicine cabinet may be just what you’ve been looking for.

While a safe space to store away your aspirin, it also offers storage for smaller items such as toothpaste, bath salts and oils, and so much more.

Utilizing your toilet space

More specifically, the space above your toilet. This will, of course, depend on your house as sometimes, the bathroom window is situated above the toilet. However, in some case, all that’s there is wasted wall space.

Why not repurpose a smaller cabinet or even install floating shelves to hold baskets and other bathroom paraphernalia?

Introduce a bookshelf

This will obviously depend on the available wall space in your bathroom.

Adding a bookshelf will give you much-needed shelving and provides the perfect canvas to show off all of your prized bathroom possessions and décor. 

Use a ladder                                                                                                                             

We don’t mean to change the lightbulb; we were thinking more of hanging your towels over the rungs.

It doesn’t take up much space and adds a funky feel to the space.

Whether it’s transforming your bathroom or kitchen, we can help. Contact our fantastic team today to schedule an appointment.

 

Images courtesy of Pixabay.

 

References

https://www.hgtv.com/design/rooms/bathrooms/12-clever-bathroom-storage-ideas-pictures

https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/organizing-tips/g25138857/bathroom-storage-ideas/?slide=8

 

Turn your Bathroom into an Envy Inducing Oasis

Life, in general, seems to be getting busier and busier. Your inbox never seems to be down to single-digit numbers, the baby seems to be crankier than usual and you just found your toddler munching away on doggie treats as you’re preparing dinner and the next day’s lunches. You need a break.

As amazing as a visit to the spa sounds, you know it would consist of you finding a babysitter, a dog sitter and an extra couple of hundred of dollars. There is another solution, and it can be found in your very own bathroom.

Essentially, we want you to create your very own oasis. A place to escape when life gets hectic and you just need a minute to breathe. With these small changes, you’ll be able to create a peaceful retreat in the comfort of your home.

Sometimes, the most epic changes don’t need to cost a lot.

Get crazy with candles

What says “I’m here to relax” better than a room full of scented candles? Not only does it provide that special spa-like ambiance, but, depending on the scent, can really allow you to wind down. We’re thinking lavender, patchouli, and jasmine.

Alternatively, you could get flameless battery-operated candles in case the little ones interrupt your moments of serenity.

Introduce an oil diffuser

Awaken your sense of smell with some eucalyptus or citrus oils. You’ll be able to fill your new home-made spa with some delightful scents that will put you in the mood to relax.

Change your showerhead

Installing a rain showerhead is the ideal way to bring the tranquility of the outside into your bathroom.

You could also opt for a massage showerhead for that added bit of luxury and indulgence. 

Baby, it’s cold outside

Is there anything better than listening to the pitter-patter of rain against the window while you’re soaking your tub? We can think of one thing – a fireplace in your bathroom.

Listen to the lazy crackle of the wood while feeling your stress melt away.

Keeping warm

If you’re planning to spend a bit more on your bathroom renovation, it might be a good idea to install underfloor heating.

While not as prominent or visible a change as some of our other ideas, heated floors will give your warm comfort on those chilly winter days.

Ready to relax? Contact us to help you bring understated luxury to your bathroom and give you the oasis that you deserve.

 

Images courtesy of Pixabay.

 

References

https://www.energir.com/blogue/en/at-home/10-ways-to-turn-your-bathroom-into-a-peaceful-oasis/

https://www.thespruce.com/perfect-spa-retreat-style-bathrooms-1975792

 

Make the Bathroom a Happy Place for Your Kids

Children certainly have a love-hate relationship with the bathroom. As babies, they love splashing in the tub and playing with all of their bath toys. In fact, a bubble bath was probably one of the highlights of their day.

However, as they get older, the bathroom tends to hold less and less appeal for them, resulting in lightning-fast showers after endless requests to get clean after epic mud fights.

If bathtime is a bone of contention in your home, perhaps it might be time to spruce up the bathroom and make it a place that kids will enjoy spending time in. Let’s look at some ways to do just that.

Let’s get practical

While you may be tempted to go crazy with bright paint colors and a Little Mermaid theme, it’s important to get the basics right, and that starts with ensuring that your bathroom is a safe and practical space for your kids.

It may seem cute to just downsize everything from the basin to the toilet. However, your precious four-year-old will be 14 in the blink of an eye and then a miniature bathtub won’t be so cute anymore. Rather get regular-sized bathroom essentials and invest in colorful footstools to help your little ones reach the vanity or toilet.

It’s also important to consider the type of flooring. We don’t mean the color of your floors; we mean making sure that it’s non-slip. The same goes for bath mats. They need to have a rubber underside to prevent slippery accidents.

Lastly, while they may eventually grow up, they’ll still need some help when they’re younger. Make sure that towels, toothbrushes, and bath toys are easily accessible.

Maximize space

Having more than one child getting ready for school in the morning can be nothing short of chaotic.

Investing in a trough sink is a great way to allow more kids to brush their teeth, wash their faces and do the hair at the same time. A bonus is that you’ll only have one sink, and one mess, to clean after the school run.

Strategic color

Painting bright blue waves on the wall might seem like a good idea until your toddler turns into a teenager.

As with most rooms in a house, start with a blank canvas and then add strategic, and temporary, pops of color. Think printed towels, funky mats, colorful shower curtains, and even wallpaper. In this way, you can swap them out as your kids get older depending on their tastes.

Whatever you decide, make sure that you discuss the options with your children as they’ll be the ones making use of the space. Once you have your ideas, give us a call and we’ll set up an appointment to help you turn their dreams into a fun and colorful reality.

 

Images courtesy of Pixabay.

 

References

https://www.hgtv.com/design/rooms/bathrooms/12-stylish-bathroom-designs-for-kids-pictures

https://www.houzz.com/magazine/the-family-home-kid-friendly-bathrooms-stsetivw-vs~1628902

https://www.hgtv.com/design/rooms/kid-rooms/kid-friendly-bathroom-design

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