Archive | September 2012

Secrets of a Good Bathroom Design

Bathroom is an important part of your home. It is as important as your living room, the dining room and of course your study room. Not many people think much about designing their bathroom when they are designing their house. Bathrooms have been overlooked because people thought we only spend half an hour in the bathroom per day. So the bathroom design could not have been that important, right?

Well, most of the people are wrong actually. When we have guests over, they scrutinize our home based on our living room arrangements, the colours of our walls, and our expensive furniture and also the look of our bathroom. The correct design of our bathroom will give out a healthy lifestyle look to our guests. No one likes a messy and cluttered bathroom where it shows that the hosts were messy and untidy people.

Bathroom design is also important because we need to feel relaxed when we use our bathroom. A nicely designed bathroom with the right fixtures and lightings can be of a help when we relax our body and mind with a bath, or a long hot shower after a long day at work. A badly designed bathroom would certainly have the opposite side effects for our relaxation.

The first step to designing a bathroom is to decide on what types of products that you will need for your bathroom. Be practical and only fill your bathroom with necessities.

The next step is measure the space of your bathroom. Then get the products and fixtures of appropriate size that is suitable for your bathroom space. Be sure to leave extra space so that you can move the things around in your bathroom. The point is to not over-clutter your bathroom.

A professional opinion is worth the money! After everything is done, you can then add some finishing touches to your bathroom, like adding a mirror and some other stylish bathroom accessories to complete the design of your bathroom like shower curtains, bath tub etc.

Rugs too Needs Looking After

Who wouldn’t love to have clean, well maintained and perfect rugs? Believe me with few basic tips and guidelines this task can be done successfully.

a)      We must buy a  decorative rug pads to spread underneath the rug. This will not only save it from the direct wear and tear but shall also keep the rug from shifting from its place, which they generally do if light in weight or if they are spread on tiled floors.

b)      Next important step is to keep it clean. Sometimes accidentally we happen to spill our tea, coffee or any other liquid on the rug. The best thing to do under such circumstances is to take care of it right away. The liquid spillage should be gently blotted with a towel. One thing to keep in mind is that the liquid should not be rubbed with the towel, this way it will spread to other parts as well and we will end up with a bigger stain. Once the excess liquid is absorbed just dab the affected area with wet cloth and mild soap or you can put stain remover on that spot and lighten the stain.

c)       Although vacuuming is the best way to get rid of dust and dirt, all rugs cannot be vacuumed as vacuuming eats the pile of the rugs. In such cases to loosen the dirt and dust particles shaking by hands is recommended. Larger rugs that are not easy to handle with hands can be hung and then the dust can be beaten out of it.

d)      To prevent uneven wearing of the rugs it must be rotated every one to two months. Certain rugs are bound to get more wear and tear due to their location, but this damage can be saved by rotating it with other rugs around. This way if you are using multiple rugs they will look more uniform in appearance.

e)      It is very important to make sure that the rugs don’t smell bad. Sometimes because of the weather or not proper cleaning a particular odour is emitted from them which leave a bad impression. It is good to leave the windows open sometime for the sunlight to fill the room. The adequate light in the room will prevent the moths and insects from getting to the rugs.

f)       Cheap cleaners should be avoided for cleaning the carpets. Cleaners with high concentration of soaps are not recommended for cleaning the rugs. Natural cleaners made from organic materials are best to use.

g)      Last but not the least it is good to get the rugs cleaned professionally once a year.