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Creating The Perfect Bath

Creating The Perfect Bath

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Is there anything more delicious than coming home at the end of a long day to a bubble bath? Sinking into the water is more about therapy than it is cleanliness, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things that you can do to make your bath absolutely perfect! You want to be able to make sure that you’re sinking into a bath that feeds your brain as well as your body. You need your mental health to be well as much as you want to physically feel good, and the perfect bath can do that for you.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a bath bomb lover or you are someone who prefers salts in their water, the perfect bath is out there and you can create it in just a few moments. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the steps that you should take that will help you to create the perfect bath.

  1. Create some ambiance. Can you sink into a bubble bath with bright lights streaming into your eyeballs? Most people can’t, and you need to be able to sink back and relax. Add a stylish and functional bath caddy with your favorite book, drink and a snack and you’ll then feel super happy. So, why not install dimmer lighting in your bathroom and keep it dim while you relax. You could also add some candles for some ambiance to help you to let go of your stress. 
  2. Add salts. You don’t have to be an either-or person if you are going to enjoy a bath. You can have both salts and bubbles, and salts are going to help you to feel more rested and relaxed. Epsom salts are excellent for muscles that are sore and aching, and you can even get salts that are infused with essential oils so that you can truly feel your body let go.
  3. Next, add the bubbles. There are so many different bubble baths out there so spend time sniffing them in the stores and choose the scent that you really like. Pour slowly into the rushing water so that you get the bubble mountain to sink into. 
  4. Consider essential oils. We talked about the essential oils you can choose to use for your salts, but you can also just slosh in some essential oils of your choice and make it so that your mind and body is relaxing while you sit in the hot water. 
  5. Remember a pillow. No, not a bedtime pillow! There are bath pillows that you can buy to relax your head and not feel any muscle strain in your back. 
  6. Heat your towels. Before you get in the bath, or while you’re in it, have your towels on a radiator or a heated towel rack. When you step out of the bath and rinse off all the bubbles, you can then wrap up in a hot towel and feel super comfortable and cozy after relaxing for so long!

Do you enjoy having a nice hot bath?

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How to makeover your bathroom without spending too much

How to makeover your bathroom without spending too much

How to makeover your bathroom without spending too much

The bathroom is a place where you do your personal routines, so for this reason, you should be comfortable moving there as much as possible. In terms of design, the bathroom is the second most expensive part of the house to renovate next to the kitchen.

Whether you have a small or huge bathroom, you can make it look expensive in your own way. Here are some ideas to give your bathroom a new look:

Paint Your Bathroom

Don’t make your bathroom look dull by not changing the paint for years. One way to give it a lift is to replace the colour of the wall, vanity and shelves. Choose light colours that make it look cleaner. You can add a touch of bright shades for a refreshing glow. You can also add a PVC wainscoting around the room and colour the space above and below it differently.  It adds charm and breaks the monochromatic walls.

Make Use Of Vintage Pieces

Boost the look of your bathroom by accentuating it with a vintage furniture. This adds a classic touch and feel. You can pull in a stool, side table or a cabinet to contain your towels and other bathroom needs. Place a plant or book on a stool for a rustic effect.

Upgrade Your Bathroom Accessories

Replacing the old bathroom accessories is the cheapest and easiest way to spruce up your bathroom. You can upgrade your accessories, such as drawer pulls. Add texture and color by changing your rug, soap dish, toothbrush holder and soap holder. Replace an old shower curtain. It is best to install the shower rod higher to make it look more spacious.

Switch The Mirrors

Change the mirror that has been there for many years. Improve the colour of an old one by coating it with a lacquer for a more vintage look.

Improve the Lighting

Lighting is often neglected when it comes to changing the style of a bathroom. Improve the lighting fix in the room, or accentuate the windows with curtains that allow the light to pass and still keep the privacy.  Hang large paintings or bright photo on the wall to reflect the light.

Use Open Shelves

Open Shelves are great ways to improve the storage space. Moreover, an open shelve gives more identity, depth and character.

Add Fresh Flowers In Your Bathroom

Put fresh flowers in a vase and place it on top of the sink or cabinet. It may be too easy to do, but it gives life and makes your bathroom prettier.

Decorate The Wall With Pretty Wallpapers

Choose wallpaper that is subdue and interesting. Pick wallpaper designs that blend well with the color of your wall, furniture and accessories.

Utilize baskets

Baskets are available and cheap, but provides a clutter-free and tidy bathroom. You can choose baskets made from various materials such as wicker, woven plastic or rattan. Baskets are versatile containers that can hold anything and yet provide a unique homey feel.

Change The Rug

Rugs are not anymore just something that you step on to dry your feet after a shower. Rugs are now one of the focal points in a bathroom that brighten up the space. Use Turkish Kilim that gives wonderful colour and personality to your bathroom.

Use Trendy Vinyl Floors

The floor is one of the most difficult parts of the bathroom that’s hard to change when renovating or having a makeover. It is expensive. However, there’s a solution now if you want to change it. Vinyl floor cloths are the best alternative to give your floor a new look. There are plenty of designs to choose from that matches your style.

Melinda Rousse is a writer and an entrepreneur. She loves being a mother to her five children and designing her home. She is also a contributor for www.addictions.com

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DIY your way to a stress-free bathroom

DIY your way to a stress-free bathroom

DIY your way to a stress-free bathroom

One thing you learn pretty quickly when you have a large household is that there is never enough bathroom space. When everyone is trying to get ready at the same time, it can be a logistical nightmare, and in an ideal world, everyone would have their own bathroom! But the reality for most families is that you can’t just throw a cool £5-10,000 on creating a new luxury bathroom big enough to handle everyone at the same time. But it is possible to use some DIY skills to make some changes, and get your bathroom working for you in a more efficient way. Check out these simple DIY ideas to improve your bathroom efficiently in just a few simple steps!

Create more space

First of all, the more space you can create in the bathroom, the better – especially when you have a young family that is growing up fast. Think about combining your shower and bath and looking at new combination shower baths instead. Raise everything (cupboards and cabinets) off the ground as much as possible. Using the higher wall space in your bathroom is a great tactic for freeing up room on the floor – and you can also try finding some freestanding baths or sink units if you can find a good deal at your local bathroom store.

Have a home for everything

For larger families, the bathroom always seems to end up looking like it’s been hit by a hurricane when everyone is finished with it. And let’s not beat around the bush – this can be incredibly stressful to clear up day in, day out. One easy solution is to invest in some good storage solutions and make sure that every single bathroom item has a home to call its own. It makes tidying up a lot easier, and once everyone knows where their toothbrushes, shampoos, or towels live, they will become a lot more confident about putting them back. That’s the idea, at least – it might take a while for it all to sink in, however.

DIY your way to a stress free bathroom

Think easy clean

No matter how tidy your bathroom is, it will still need a deep clean every once in a while. And if you have lots of nooks and crannies to clean, it can prove difficult and time-consuming. Your best bet? I would always recommend going for a wetroom style bathroom, purely for the convenience. They are much easier to wipe down and keep clean, and you can leave them to drip dry when you are finished, which should cut your cleaning time by a significant amount.

Improve your washing power

While I’m all for conserving energy and water, when you have busy lives and young kids sometimes you just need a more powerful shower to get them clean! And the trouble is that most modern shower heads have a water-saving device inside them – known as a reducer. Sure, these tiny little devices do save you some money and water, but it might be worth taking it out – just while you have kids to wash. Open up your shower head, and you should see a brightly coloured device in there somewhere – take it out, and your water should flow a lot better than it did previously.

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