5 Tips For A Sparkling Bathroom

August 14, 2015
5 Tips For A Sparkling Bathroom

The last thing anyone wants to do on their weekend is clean the bathroom. Well, we’ve come up with some tips and design ideas that will practically create a bathroom that cleans itself (well almost!).

So make your bathroom sparkle this spring with these helpful design ideas and tips!

1. Reduce your grout

No one likes scrubbing grout lines between tiles. The best way to reduce your bathroom cleaning time is by removing grout from wet areas. This will help limit the amount of mold build up and, in turn reduce time consuming scrubbing. Your best grout replacement options are solid stone slabs, back-painted glass, and mildew resistant paints. If you prefer tiles in your shower area then you can limit the size and amount of grout lines by choosing large format tiles. Then, you can focus on using smaller tiles still in the bathrrom but not in the areas whenre daily contact with water happens. Dark grout is also a great option for those who wish to scrub there tiles every other week, rather than weekly, given they can mask build up of grime.

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2. Do away with glass

There’s an increasing trend in bathroom design that does away with traditional screened off shower areas. Known as ‘wet zones’ these areas have no door but great design results in no exposed water ares. These low maintenance bathrooms are making a splash by eliminating the elements that sometimes take the most amount of time to clean for example glass doors and shower curtains. You can create an entire bathroom which is effectively a wet zone or you can partition it with a wall. Either or, you’ll be saving yourself time wiping down surfaces. Concrete as a wall and floor alternative, can make for an amazing looking bathroom.

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3. Wall mount as much as you can

What better way to clean your bathroom floor if nothing is sitting on it? Clearly mop under vanity units and toilets with ease, reduce your cleaning time and give your bathroom a modern minimalist look. Wall mounted tapware also will cut down on your cleaning time as soap scum will never build up at the base, all you’ll have to do is give it a quick wipe down.

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4. Solid basins will save you time

You will be surprised, but it will be much easier for you to wipe down a solid surface basin than a raised one with its often hard to clean areas. Combined with your wall mounted tapes and you’ll be able to spend less time cleaning and more time soaking in the tub.

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5. Stand alone tubs are the way to go

Enclosed tubs go hand and hand with more grout scrubbing. Do away with that extra elbow grease time by installing a stand-alone bathtub in your bathroom. Placing a tub in the centre of your bathroom might sound awkward, but it will create a natural flow to the room. Combine a standalone tub that’s flush to the floor with free standing or wall mounted tapware and you’ll ever have to clean those awkward nooks and crannies again.

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Having a home for every item in your bathroom will also help to de-clutter your space. Other tips we suggest investing in are: labeling the inside of draws, and draw dividers, these are an excellent way to assist guests and family members to locate where various item belongs and keep draws clean and easily accessible. By following the strategies listed above you will soon find yourself spending less time cleaning your bathroom and more time admiring your fresh spring inspired space.

Tired of unsightly cleaning products clogging up the space under your sink? Go fresh and clean this spring with House of Home's natural all-purpose cleaning spray recipe. Soon you're bathroom will shine and sparkle like new, just in time for spring!

DIY Multipurpose Bathroom Cleaner

2 Cups of water

1 Tb baking soda

3 Tb liquid castile soap (or vinegar)

10 drops of tea tree oil

10 drops of your favouirte essential oil (for smell, we suggest orange oil, lemon myrtle or lavender)

Combine ingredients by pouring the water, then baking soda, soap and essential oils into a bottle. Attached nozzle and shake well before using. Suitable for bathtubs, toilets, tiles, sinks and flooring. Use citrus juice as an alternative to essential oils

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