Budget Friendly Bathroom Renovation Ideas

December 04, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathrooms

Bathroom Renovation, bathroom decorIf you are planning to give your bathroom a makeover, then you can do that with a low budget as well and it doesn’t mean that you’ll have to compromise on quality or style. The key is to look in the right places and use the right ideas. Always go with a style which suits your bathroom. You can make your own vanity closet. All you need in the wood planks, cut out in perfect size and the materials needed to put it together. Buy varnishing and paint for the finishing touches. Go with subtle lighting and put a bright bulb above the vanity closet.

Hang some pretty flowering hanging plants near the window for a natural feel. Use incense sticks and a ventilator in the bathroom to keep it fresh and dry at all times. Finally finish up the look with a nice rug at the door. If you want you can also go for a change in the looks of the bathroom by changing the wallpaper or wall color.

How to keep your bathroom mold free

June 27, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathrooms

Tips to maintain bathroom, bathroom maintenanceMildew and mold can cause hideous stains on your walls, bathroom tile, shower and bath stall, countertops and ceilings. They can also create an unpleasant and sour smell. Apart from being unpleasant, mildew and mold can be dangerous also for the homeowners and their families. Steps should be taken to eliminate the mold or ensure that it is kept to a minimum in the bathroom. With the help of a few tips, you can ensure that your bathroom will be mold free and sparkling clean and clear.

As mold thrives in a humid and sealed-in environment, keep your bathroom well ventilated after you have a shower. Mildew and mold flourish in dark areas. You can turn the lights on when you shower and let it be on afterward for fifteen minutes or more. Close your curtains to dry the bathroom quickly and make sure to maintain a dry surface as much as possible. Lastly maintain unclogged drains and use paint which is mold and mildew-resistant.

Pick the perfect hue for your bathroom

March 13, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathrooms

Before you start off decorating and coloring your bathroom, be sure that the colors you have opted for are perfect for your bathroom space and décor. The idea is to pick colors from the bathroom fixtures and items and blend them with some perfect hues. The main objective is that the colors should compliment each other and should not look odd in the bathroom.

While deciding on your bathroom furniture, plan out the color combinations for your bathroom walls, ceiling, fixtures and tiles too, simultaneously. If you are not comfortable with bold hues for the walls, go for lighter colors and use the dark hues for window and door borders. The smaller the bathroom is the more difficult it becomes to paint it. You need to be extra careful while painting a small sized bathroom. Dark colors are not advised for smaller sized bathrooms as they make it look even more compact.


Give your bathroom the lost desire elegance with vanity lights

April 18, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathrooms

Do you want to give your bathroom a touch of elegance? If you do, then lighting the bathroom vanity would be a great idea. Vanity lights will not only brighten your bathroom it will also give a modern look to it. So, its time to jazz up your bathroom with vanity lights!

Coming to the basics of vanity lights, it is important to install vanity lights that will be able to handle high watt bulbs. For a lot of light around the vanity area, get fixtures that can shift down the light. Recessed and track lighting are really good options. For light above the vanity, you can get scones that come in a wide array of designs.

Track lighting is a very popular choice for vanity lighting. This lighting can handle LED bulbs which last longer and save energy. For a cozy, warm feel install lamps on both sides of the bathroom vanity. If you want something different you can place a chandelier on top of the vanity, it will look great.

Ways to clean your bathroom glass shelves

April 11, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathrooms

A bathroom will never have the same kind of fresh appeal if it is not spotlessly clean. Your bathroom should look cool, welcoming and most importantly-hygienic. When you handle things like glass, you need to be careful. It is pretty obvious that every material needs to be cleaned in a different way. Many of us have shelves present in the bathroom which are made of glass. Know the right way to keep them clean and sparkling for a long time.

There are special solutions which are made for cleaning glass furniture. These are water soluble materials and are found in all leading stores and malls. Next is the material which you should use to scrub the glass surfaces of these shelves. When it comes to glass, you should use squeegees. Use lukewarm water and then wipe with a soft cotton cloth. These are made of the same material which is used to clean glass windows. Follow these simple rules and keep your shelves sparkling clean.

Mediterranean décor for your bathroom

August 06, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathrooms

The Mediterranean style of decorating your house is popular for the way it blends simplicity with vibrant colors and gives the ultimate elegance and charm. Hence people have started converting their bathroom into a Mediterranean resort too.

This particular style induces the use of wrought iron and basic, almost rustic looking wooden furniture, colorful wall paints, ceramic (sometimes patterned) tiles, pots of terracotta and the like. With your bathroom as your concern you can either opt for a Greece-kind look where lime colored whitewash adorns the ceiling and the walls, while blue is the color of the window sills. If you do not favor that, you can try out Provencial Mediterranean style where colors like blues, greens, pinks and lilac are used. Use of patterned ceramic tiles is common.

Use of curtains of silk or cotton is encouraged to give the bathroom a Mediterranean feel and use of carpets in vibrant tones where chances of water spills are minimal is also employed. If your bathroom has room in it for furniture bring in rustic looking wooden or simple looking wrought iron furniture. Use wooden shelves affixed to your bathroom corners to put up Mediterranean looking decoration articles.

Eco friendly furniture for your bathroom

August 04, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathrooms

With issues such as global warming, pollution and depletion of resources, people are thinking up new innovative ways to save the planet. Keeping this factor in mind, eco friendly furniture is getting very popular these days.

You should always think about the environment before buying furniture for your home. So, while doing up your home the green way, why should you leave out your bathroom? Some of the popular choices among eco friendly accessories for your bathroom are the granite topped vanities and cabinets. These will totally give a new classy look to your washroom and make it stylish too. Also, these are a better option than the metallic ones. Accessories like decorative boxes made of recycled material to keep your toothbrushes; toothpaste etc is also a new way to do up your bathroom.

Not only your bathroom will look cleaner and organized, but it will also give you a very natural feel. You can also use handmade “wicker” furniture instead of the regular wooden ones for your bathroom. Wicker is basically a cane found in Indonesia which is very sturdy and lasts for year. So go ahead and feel good with a naturally decorated bathroom.

Correct Colors for your Bathroom

November 02, 2009  //  Posted by: House Xpert  //  Category: Bathrooms, Colors & Paints

Bathroom ColorWhen deciding on bathroom colors, it’s not just the theme color that is considered but also that of the bathroom cabinets, towels, mats, potted plants, ornaments and shower curtains. The main factor to consider before deciding on the theme color is the size of the bathroom. A smaller bathroom needs softer colors as they will make it seem larger while large ones require deep and rich colors to give them a more compact look. The theme color should portray the taste and sometimes the mood of the user.

For modern style bathrooms, brighter and sharper colors are more preferable. White, pink, silver and gold would go perfectly with this kind of bathroom. Bathrooms built in a traditional style would be better off if floral patterns were painted especially if it has wooden finishes. Neutral colors are the most preferable although they can be given different tones as fitting to the user’s taste.