bathroom design

  • The Comfort of Your Bathroom

    Comfort has been defined as a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint. Feeling like there’s a safe, cozy, warm and relaxing place waiting for us after a long day is one of our most important values. Hildegard Peplau, known as the mother of psychiatric nursing, regarded comfort as a fundamental human need. If so, perhaps it’s time to examine the importance of comfort of your bathroom.

    The personal environment has been demonstrated to have a significant effect on well-being. Therefore, it’s key to put some consideration into designing and decorating your bathroom to make it your own space, personal and unique to your own style. Continue reading

  • A Child’s Bathroom for Your Expanding Family

    Couples often spend a great deal of time planning and preparing for having a child, but planning for an expanding family may involve more than just buying small outfits, furniture, and equipment. Having children is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships can be strained during the transition from being a couple to becoming a family. Although you may be prepared for a lack of sleep and some extra laundry, you may not have considered the need for a child’s bathroom.

    By making a bathroom into a room of their own, you can recover your own bathroom time, space, and privacy. You’ll likely find that a separate child’s bathroom will result in a much more harmonious household.

    You may need to consider finding a clever space to change into an added child’s bathroom, but it may be surprising how little area is really required. Often, it can be found simply by partitioning off a small section of just about any room, utilizing the area under a staircase, using a walk-in closet, or even space at the end of a hallway. Additionally, if your home currently has only one bath, adding a second bath to your home as a child’s bathroom may increase the resale value of your home. Of course, the real value is the one you'll get daily from its use.

    If you already have another bathroom, your goal should be to create a fun and interesting child’s bathroom where they can also relax. Use colorful, happy décor to encourage them to enjoy their room. Consider different choices for ways to use these elements that can easily be changed as your children grow and their tastes change. We recommend using an undermount stainless steel sink for a durable, safe sink with the promise of easy clean-ups.

    Make sure to put low towel bars or hooks within easy reach for them to hang towels. Install adjustable showerheads that can be lowered for small children and raised as they grow and provide easily accessible areas for storage to prevent clutter within your child’s bathroom.

    Safety is, of course, another major consideration. Small feet can slip easily on large tiles, so be sure to use small tiles with lots of grout lines to reduce the danger. Drain and faucet covers are important safety features to add so children don't hurt themselves on sharp metal edges or accidentally turn on hot water.

    When it’s time to consider creating a child’s bathroom for your expanding family, DECOLAV can help you achieve the look with our quality styling and expert engineering. Coupled with your unique vision, we can provide innovative solutions for your bathroom design, and DECOLAV offers an abundance of options that are sure to satisfy even the most discriminating taste.

    As the experts in both residential and commercial bathroom furniture and fixtures, DECOLAV can help. Contact us for assistance in adding affordable style and harmony to your bathrooms.

    If you would like more information about adding a child's bathroom, and for all your bathroom solutions, please visit www.DECOLAV.com.

     

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  • 4 Simple Tricks For Keeping A Clean Bathroom

    The best method to keep a clean bathroom is to do it routinely. Whether easy to clean stainless steel sinks or vitreous china, cleaning can still be a bit of a hassle. Cleaning the tub and shower walls in bathrooms may only be a once a week item while other areas may need more frequent attention, however, there are usually some tasks that seem harder than others to get sparkling clean and keep that way. If you’ve been wondering how to get rid of stubborn buildup, germs, and dirt, here are some expert tips for a clean bathroom that may help make cleanup a breeze.

    Tips For A Clean Bathroom

    1. Bathtub rings – A natural and effective way to remove that ring around the tub is to cut a grapefruit in half and pour a tablespoon of salt onto it. Then simply rub it around the ring and watch it disappear. Even the smallest details of a clean bathroom make a difference.

    2. Shower and bathtub tile surrounds – Save your back and knees by using a clean broom and cleanser, then rinse using a bucket or a shower wand. When dealing with deep dirt stains, empty the bathtub of water and fit a soft scrubbing brush onto your drill, saving yourself some elbow grease. Remove soap scum buildup on glass shower doors by rubbing a damp dryer sheet across them. Spritz diluted bleach from a spray bottle on grout lines and finish with a clean mop to remove watermarks. Don’t forget, from time to time, to throw the shower curtain, if you’re using one, into the washing machine with a little white vinegar and hang it wet to dry rather using the dryer. Remember to work smarter, not harder for your clean bathroom.

    3. Showerhead residue and germs – Simply place a plastic bag around the showerhead and fill with white vinegar. Wrap an elastic band around to secure it and leave it for an hour. Remove and rinse. Regular removal of bacteria is integral to a clean bathroom.

    4. Toilet brush – Put a little liquid disinfecting cleanser in the toilet brush holder to keep the brush ready for the next use.
    Bathrooms do seem to attract dirt and grime but keeping them clean is important if you don’t want germs spreading through your home or the embarrassment of having guests needing to use a dirty bathroom. Many people are unaware about how to clean a bathroom effectively, but with a few simple tricks, you can easily keep your clean bathroom germ free and fresh.

    Let DECOLAV Help

    As the experts in both residential and commercial bathroom furniture and fixtures, DECOLAV can help. Whatever the style, DECOLAV can help you achieve the look with our quality styling and expert engineering. Coupled with your unique vision, we can provide innovative solutions for your bathroom design and DECOLAV offers an abundance of options that are sure to satisfy even the most discriminating taste.
    If you would like more tips for caring for your bathroom, and for all your bathroom solutions, please visit www.DECOLAV.com.

  • Making Kids Bathrooms Back to School Ready

    It's that time of year when parents are getting kids ready and out the door every morning. Off to school, hopefully before the school bell rings! They've laid out school clothes, and packed lunches and supplies... but getting the kids ready in a timely fashion? When kids bathrooms have a less than optimal setup, It can be a challenge.

    There are many solutions offered by parents and professionals, however, one of the easiest ways to help your children help themselves this year is by making the kids bathroom organized, easily accessible, safe, and, of course, fun! Continue reading

  • Dream Destination Bathroom

    If taking days off from work, limited cash, or limited time make it difficult to get away, there's no reason not to give yourself a break at home. The trick is in the planning and the prioritizing of your expenditures to savor special treats. You can easily retreat from the outside world and ditch your usual routines by choosing to follow one or more of these ideas to create your dream destination bathroom.

    Begin by sweeping away the everyday junk and clutter and give yourself the gift of a clean, fresh room. If your budget allows it, consider having a housecleaner come in for a great spring clean. Continue reading

  • What Is Your Bathroom Personality?

    Bathroom personalityHow you choose to design or decorate your bathroom may show who you are or how you wish others to see you. Whether the design is sophisticated and elegant, artsy, or clean and simple, it will likely reflect quite a bit about your bathroom personality. Are you a thinker, royal, modernist, artist, adventurer or a sensible one? Read more to find out.

    Bathroom Personality: The Thinker

    An uncluttered, white bathroom may indicate someone who is meticulous, sensible, and well organized. This is often someone who highly values function and efficiency. Although a minimalist look may be important to you, consider adding just a touch of color or a décor items or two that will add warmth and help the room show more personality. Continue reading

  • Bathroom Design Trends for the New Year

    There are many different styles of bathroom design trends for this upcoming year including modern, contemporary, rustic, and classic to name a few. Yet today's finest bathrooms are show-stopping pieces of art, while affording perfect functionality. These innovative bathrooms draw inspiration from the wide variety of styles available, but are designed and defined by you for a one of a kind look. They mix and match for maximum impact while maintaining harmony and flow. Continue reading

  • Brighten Up with Fresh Cut Flowers

    To brighten up any bathroom, try adding fresh flowers for an amazingly easy transformation. Although there may not be enough space or natural light for growing plants or flowers, there is nearly always at least a small area on a shelf, by a sink, or on a window ledge for the fresh pop that a container of cut flowers can provide. When space is very limited, a small hanging vase can be suspended from a hook set in the ceiling or a simple container can be wall mounted. For those with more spacious rooms, it's possible to go as big and bold with your arrangements as the area will allow. Continue reading

  • Teen Bathroom Ideas

    The teenage years are a complicated stage in life, and it may be challenging to inspire a teenager's happiness. However, most teens enjoy expressing their personalities through décor, and their bathroom should also reflect their taste. Often teenagers have favorite colors or themes that they would like to incorporate and the creative process can be an ideal way for parents to share the experience while creating lasting memories by reading our blog on teen bathroom ideas. Continue reading

  • European Bathroom Design

    Choosing a dynamic new style for a bathroom can be difficult, yet taking a look at European bathroom design can ignite those needed sparks of creativity. Although it isn't necessary to incorporate a fully themed motif, little touches of classic elements can provide interesting design concepts. So try a great escape with one of these six ideas or use them as inspiration to discover an adventure of your own.

    European Bathroom Designs to Consider:

    Roman – From ancient times, the Romans have been known for their beautiful and luxurious baths. A Roman bath would typically be a well-lit and airy room with arched openings and columns. Add faux stone tiles and create a timeless style. Continue reading

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