• 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.

  • 7 Items You Should Avoid Placing In Bathroom Storage

    Bathroom Storage - A Good Idea?

    Bathrooms are commonly used for the storage of necessary items that are good to keep close at hand. However, simply because you can, doesn’t always mean you should. In fact, there are several items that are regularly stored in bathrooms that really shouldn’t be. Take a look at this list to see what items should not be in your bathroom storage. You might be surprised at some of them.

    Toothbrush

    Many people store their toothbrush in the bathroom simply because that’s where they brush their teeth. However, as you might have heard, every time the toilet is flushed, particles from it are released into the air and left to settle on, you guessed it, your toothbrush. A damp toothbrush provides a perfect environment for the breeding of bacteria. Although you may try to close the toilet lid each time, it’s not likely that everyone will do so. A safer bet is to keep your brush out of your bathroom storage.

    Medicine

    Sure, bathroom storage is often labelled as a medicine cabinet, but most medicine labels specify to store them in a cool, dry place. Bathrooms are typically warm, humid environments, especially after you enjoy a nice hot shower. Storing medications in these conditions could cause pills or capsules to break down, which can result in less than ideal efficacy or potency. So, keep your medicine out of bathroom storage and instead place them in a drawer.

    Cosmetic

    Like the above items, heat and humidity are not friendly to your makeup. These conditions can break down formulas and allow mold and bacteria to form in powders. Therefore, cosmetics are better stored somewhere cool and dry and away from any bathroom storage areas.

    Razors and Shavers

    If shaving with a dull or rusty blade doesn’t appeal to you, then these items should be better stored in a dry location until you’re ready to use them.

    Sunblock

    SPF lotions and creams can be costly and take time to apply properly, so of course you want them to be effective. However, placing them in a humid bathroom storage area can cause them to separate, be less effective, and even to mold.

    Perfumes and Aftershave

    Perfumes and aftershave – A lot of things can affect the stability of your fragrances. To prevent these items from oxidizing, keep your scents out of bathroom storage and always store them at room temperature and in a dark area to preserve them.

    Additional Towels

    Most people hang their towels to dry to help prevent the mold and mildew that love warm moist places. Yet those extra towels in your bathroom storage also absorb moisture, but don’t have the opportunity to dry out.

    Although most of us like to keep things handy that we use for our daily get-ready routine, a cool dry cabinet that allows for storage in a bedroom or hallway would be a better solution for these seven items. Another additional benefit might be less clutter, making it easier for you to maintain a cleaner and more welcoming room to begin and end the day.

    If you would like more ideas and information about making great choices for your bathroom, and for all your bathroom solutions, please visit www.DECOLAV.com.

  • Bathroom Décor and the Joy of Autumn

    Autumn is arriving and it's the time to look forward to cooler fall weather. It's also a time to transition from outdoor parties and cookouts to indoor feasts and both family and friends as houseguests. Many people enjoy bringing the cozy colors of fall into their homes celebrate the season and welcome guests. A few simple changes, often with bathroom décor in mind, can make this autumn dream a reality.

    Incorporating Autumn Colors Into Your Bathroom Décor

    The bathroom is a room where both guests and family visit and one of the quickest and easiest places to add seasonal touches. For example, the earthy Madryn Suite Cognac Mirror is a Continue reading

  • 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

  • Creating an Outdoor Pool Bathroom

    Having a swimming pool allows for so many opportunities to create fun experiences and for entertainment, connecting with friends and family in a meaningful way. Although a pool is a terrific place to bring people together, it can bring challenges also. One of these is the great bathroom dilemma. Get started and create your own outdoor pool bathroom.

    Where can everyone conveniently go to shower off sunscreen, change clothing, or take a bathroom break that doesn't involve dripping water through the house and the accompanying chances for accidents with wet floors? The answer is, of course, an outdoor pool area bathroom. Continue reading

  • Bathroom Drains Clog Prevention and Fixes

    As the old proverb goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and this is certainly true with keeping bathroom drains running smoothly. Preventing clogs and slow draining sinks, tubs or showers means taking care about what goes down the drain and removing any small deposits regularly.

    Bathroom Drains: Getting Started

    Therefore, the first step is to make sure that all drains are covered with strainers to catch hair and other items before they can enter the pipes and cause problems. Next, be sure to run the hot water after each use to reduce buildup by flushing it through the pipes rather than letting it stick and clump up. Continue reading

  • The Best Father's Day Gift is the One He Can Enjoy All Year

    Father's Day is a wonderful celebration honoring our Dads and the positive influence they are in our lives. For being a lifelong provider of our needs, protecting us, creating amazing memories, and for simply the joy of his warm hug, our Dads deserve a special time to be appreciated for all they do. Get him the best father's day gift money can buy.

    For most fathers, balancing the needs of their children can be daunting at times, keeping Dads busy with a lot of obligations and little time for themselves. However, in order to be the best for their families, fathers need a time and place to invest in their own health and well-being, as self-care is critical to the enjoyment and success of parenting. Continue reading

  • Celebrate International Bath Day June 14

    International Bath Day is a great day to discover another one of the many ways that your bathroom can bring undeniable value to your life. When you have a luxurious, stylish, well-designed and appointed bathroom, you may not want to ever leave it.

    Regardless of your budget, every bathroom is worth the effort to make it a more beautiful and more comfortable room. After all, it’s a room where we start and finish each day, preparing, relaxing, and taking a moment to ourselves.

    International Bath Day can be celebrated by enjoying a wonderful soak, which recent studies have discovered can significantly improve your mood and your optimism. In addition, there are many other real health benefits both physical and emotional that are being researched and proven regularly. Continue reading

  • Bathroom Mold: Prevention and Elimination

    Mold is a commonly used, unscientific term for the many types of unwanted fungi and has been associated with many possible health risks, including allergies, asthma, and infections. In addition, mold damages the surfaces that it lives on and weakens their structural integrity. Typically, nobody wants to see unwanted, unappealing patches of smelly, discolored, fuzzy growths in their bathrooms, but bathroom mold loves moisture and requires it for active growth. Continue reading

  • New Wall-Mount Vanities Feature Energy Efficient LED Lighting

    LED (light-emitting diode) lighting is a highly desirable, rapidly developing, energy-efficient lighting technologies in today's modern world. Light bulbs using this technology are extraordinarily durable and last about 25 times longer than other types of lighting, in addition to offering equivalent or even better light quality. Find out why DECOLAV's wall-mount vanities with integrated LED lighting is superior to the competition.

    Additionally, LED lights typically use at least 75% less energy than incandescent lighting. In fact, it is estimated that the growing use of these bulbs will result in a savings of many billions of Continue reading

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