One of the most used rooms in the house tends to be the bathroom, it can be nice to give it a fresh touch-up of paint or a mini refurbishment one in a while. Luckily with some minor changes here and there, you can make your bathroom feel spacious, stylish and modern. Here are five tips on how you can improve your bathroom;
Did you know that your shower curtain and shower floor have 60 times more germs than your toilet seat! Grossed out? Me too. Women clean their showers on an average of 4 times a month, compared to 2.8 times for men, and I’m sorry to say this isn’t enough. Keeping on top of cleaning your bathroom is extremely important and we understand many of you lead busy lives with very little spare time. We decided to scour the internet and compile the best ways for you to clean your bathroom and have the best results possible. We also took time into consideration so don’t worry if you’re in a rush. With the understanding that these germs can’t be avoided but can be reduced.
Shower curtains collect a whopping average of 16,240,000 CFU (colony-forming units)! Making sure your shower curtain is clean is very important, if you have a washable shower curtain, we recommend it is washed 1-2 times a week. This will kill any bacteria and reduce the average amount dramatically. If your shower curtain isn’t washable then we believe it is time to throw it out and purchase a washable one. This will save you having to spend your money on new shower curtains every week. 93% of the bacteria found on shower curtains are harmful to humans and can be resistant to antibiotics, so it’s in your own interests to wash the shower curtain weekly.
Flashy floor cleaning gadgets and expensive products are too good to be true, the classic mop and bucket will do the same job at a much smaller price. Getting the right products to clean your floor with, knowing what type of floor you have and what chemicals can be used on it is extremely important. Don’t always just go to the high-end, well know, expensive brands. Do your research as I’m sure you’ll find most own brand companies sell the same item in different packaging at a very reasonable price. When you have selected your choice of cleaning chemical follow the instructions on the back of the bottle for best results.
Door handles are often forgotten in the cleaning process even though they are known for how much bacteria lives on them. On average around 13,835 CFU live on your bathroom door handle! So, make sure you don’t miss them, a simple anti-bacterial wipe will reduce the numbers. There are also hundreds of home remedies which claim to do the job online, a very popular mixture is lemon juice and salt or bicarbonate of soda. These aren’t proven to work but are used by millions.
The dreaded toilet seat, cleaning it is seen as a germ-infested chore. Did you know that your toothbrush has 192% more bacteria on it compared to your toilet seat? I’ll just leave that there.
Toilet Bleach is a great way to quickly eliminate bacteria and takes no time at all, purchasing the right bleach can be overwhelming when in supermarkets. There are hundreds of brands and types, do your research, researching beforehand can save you a lot of time. Anti-bacterial wipes are a very efficient way to clean the outside of the toilet and very easy to dispose of.
For people who are tech-savvy, there’s nothing more thrilling than having technology everywhere they go, especially when at home. The internet and technology have made it possible to get informed no matter where you are. The technology available today not only makes the experience in the bathroom great but also makes things more efficient. Some of the high-tech features we have in places like our bathrooms have made life much easier. Here are the top 5 high tech features of the bathrooms today.
Many modern bathrooms are equipped with faucets that are touchless. These faucets are hands-free and are equipped with motion sensors that get activated when a hand is waved in front of them. As a result, this makes it more efficient and sanitary to use the bathroom sink. In fact, some of these hands-free faucets have hand dryers built into them. Some can even be programmed for water flow and temperature thereby saving the homeowner some water bills.
TV medicine cabinet
Being able to watch TV in the bathroom as you go about your morning routine is very convenient. However, there’s a huge dilemma for design. Disguising the TV into the bathroom can present a lot of hurdles for interior designers and homeowners. However, this dilemma has been solved by the latest technologies. People are now able to watch the news, favourite programs or weather updates right in the bathroom, the new cabinets for medicine can double up as TV screens as well. There’s also an MP3 hook-up that makes it possible for the cabinet to play music.
Technology has made it possible to get the spa experience right in the bathroom of your house because of the availability of a programmable digital shower. Using a remote control, the latest technology has given you the power to control the temperature of the shower to meet your preferences. This feature enables you to set your preferences to the ideal settings to make the temperature start running before they even get into the bathroom.
There are numerous options of high-tech toilets that one can consider for their bathrooms. The main features that may be found on the high-tech toilets include a heated seat, wireless remote, foot warmers, a system of speakers with docking station, deodorising system and motion-activated seat and cover. However, not all the above features of a high-tech toilet would be suitable for everyone. So, ensure you find one that suits your needs best by researching your options before installing any.
The newest options of bathtubs enable you to do more than just be in the bathtub just soaking while in silence. The available tubs in the market come with high-tech features with various capabilities. They have LED waterfalls, built-in TVs and CD players, air-and water-jet massage capabilities and Bluetooth capability for listening to music. All these aim to keep you relaxed and entertained as you wish.
These top 5 high-tech features can transform your bathroom into a high-end and sleek bathroom retreat. Installing one or more of these features will take your bathroom experience to the next level.
After the kitchen, the bathroom is most likely the second most used room in the house. The makes it one room of the house that needs to always be welcoming in terms of cleanliness, smell and I every aspect. It also has so many different types of surfaces that require a lot of work and time to clean. However, cleaning the bathroom tiles is likely most people’s least favourite activity of cleaning. But, this doesn’t have to be the case. Don’t allow dirty bathroom tiles to spoil how you’re bathroom appears and smells. Here’s how to go about cleaning the bathroom. Continue reading
Rain shower heads are a great alternative to the normal shower heads that we’re used to seeing in our bathrooms. Their heads are normally larger in size and often hang directly over our heads. They, therefore, simulate the experience one would have when being showered by rainfall. The difference, however, is that it’s a more hygienic solution. In all, the rain shower heads are different in many ways from the traditional normal shower heads that we know. These differences are very vital if you’re looking to install or replace one in your bathroom. The following are the major differences between the two shower-heads that you need to know before you opt for one: Continue reading
Small spaces in bathrooms aren’t only found in condos and apartments. They’re in guest powder rooms and bathrooms as well. However, no one ever wants to get the feeling that comes with crowding. As a result, people have come up with ingenious ways to create an illusion that makes small bathroom spaces look bigger than they actually are. Some of these tips are very simple yet they have the capacity to transform your small bathroom to feel and look much bigger. Here are some of the tips to help you do this: Continue reading
According to many bathroom contractors, the bathroom is the most labour-intensive all the rooms in a house. However, physically, it’s the smallest of all the rooms in a house. To come up with a bathroom that looks good and serves all its purposes well, it’s important to get someone with professionalism in bathroom installations to do your job. If it’s well-serviced it becomes a very crucial part of the home as it gives a lot of efficiency in doing the daily chores for the whole family. The following are the main reasons why you need to get a professional to install your new bathroom: Continue reading
An en-suite bathroom is a commonplace feature in today’s homes. This is because it allows individuals to customize it to their liking. Since the en-suite bathroom is ideally an extension of the bedroom; efforts should be made to have it looking great. Given that these rooms of the house are no longer just places where we visit for a shower, they need to be as inviting as possible. A bathroom with certain special features that make it beautiful can serve as a place for you to relax, unwind and even enjoy your own spa experiences. So, which are the top beautiful features of the en-suite bathroom? Well, the following are the features for you: Continue reading
A double vanity sink, often called his and her sink provides ample private space for couples and partners.
It is a great way to maximize the sink area of the bathroom. Continue reading
Here at Top Bathrooms we know how to install the perfect bathroom, that is why we want to give you some pointers on why you might want to think about installing a luxurious wet room.
What is a Wet Room?
In short, a Wet Room is a minimalist style of bathroom that utilises waterproofing techniques to ensure users can shower, bathe and do all their other bathroom essentials without the worry of leaks. The entire room acts as an enclosure for moisture coming from things such as showers and taps. Wet rooms also offer their users other benefits which we will discuss in this blog. Continue reading