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See-through Shower Stalls: Yay or Nay?

A new trend in bathroom renovation is the see-through shower stall. It’s becoming a quick favorite among homes a Moderne flair in design, as well as high-end hotels. There are pre-fabricated see-through shower stalls that are comparatively easier and cheaper to install than those built from scratch. They also come in either
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or clear plastic, and have become an image in movies, TV shows, and music videos that denotes hot, steamy sexytime in the bath. However, just what are the Yays and Nays of a see-through shower?

Yay: See-through fun. Aside from the aforementioned sexy potential of the shower, having transparent walls can be used in other ways. If you have kids in the house, you can bring out the crayon soaps and encourage them to doodle on the glass or plastic. The experience of bathing your dog or cat in a see-through shower can net crazy entertainment for onlookers. Also, fog sketches in a see-through shower can be fun.

Nay: Say goodbye to privacy. There’s a good reason why bathrooms with see-through showers installed need locks on the door. Imagine: you’re well into scrubbing yourself down, when a house guest badly, badly needs to use your loo. They open the door, rush in, and see you in all your glory. Hilarity ensues.

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How to fix a dripping Water Tap

Published on June 19, 2015, by in Bathroom Repair.

A dripping water tap is often caused by a worn out rubber gasket at the bottom of the tap valve assembly. Repairing the gasket will cost you less than changing the entire tap assembly. Try these easy steps in repairing your water tap:

1. Close the main valve that supplies water from your water line. In doing this, you do not risk yourself of getting wet while doing your repairs.
2. Open the tap and collect all remaining water. Use a wrench to open the valve assembly. Turn the assembly in a counter clockwise motion.
3. Check the rubber gasket if it is worn out. It is found at the bottom and is attached with a screw. Check your faucet aid for replacement. Select the right size of rubber gasket and attach it to the tap assembly.

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Shower or Bathtub?

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When deciding to renovate your bathroom, one of the most crucial questions that will arise is whether to go for a dedicated shower, a dedicated bathtub, or both. Some people will definitely be Team Shower, some Team Bathtub, and some, both. Let’s look at the pros and cons of option.

Having a dedicated shower is best for people who want to be over and done quickly with their baths. The shower also allows the bather to quickly change water temperature, so he or she can go from a nice hot shower to a cold one to encourage circulation and close their pores. On the other hand, reliable and durable showerheads and fixtures can be expensive, and sometimes may tarnish over time. The heat can also encourage humidity in the bathroom, and thus mold growth will happen on the tile walls.

A tub is great for people who want to take their sweet, blessed time luxuriating over themselves. If the words “bubble”, “milk” and “fizzy” are the only words you can ever imagine associating with “bath”, then a tub is the best bathroom fixture for you. However, you won’t be able to quickly change the temperature of the water, and you must be ready to pay for an expensive water bill. Also, slipping as you get out of a bathtub can be very dangerous.

A combined bathtub-and-shower setup combines the best (and worst) of both options. Just be ready to find solutions against any liability or problem that this can bring you.

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Decorating your bathroom

Published on June 5, 2015, by in Renovation Tips.

In renovating your home, you could choose a color scheme to maintain a sense of spaciousness and continuity. You could pick the same color scheme and make only tiny variations from room to room. You could also stick to one style like traditional or contemporary. However this is different in the case of bedrooms and bathrooms. Because these areas can be considered as personal spaces, they can depart from the general color scheme and style of the entire home. You could make your small bathroom bigger by choosing pale colors and light and spacey furniture. You could also minimize a large bathroom by using varied textures and dominant patterns.

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Securing a Dream Home

As far as we are all concerned, purchasing the home of our dreams will always be on our minds. But constraints such as finances and the available properties in the world of real estate is concerned these days, a lot of research has to be done to make sure we get the right piece of real estate due to us.

It is easier said than done these days. We can see a lot of lands being developed but they may not be necessarily the one we are looking for. We have options but somewhere along the line, we have to tweak our investment expectations a bit since slowly, land availability and cost allocation are slowly reaching a bottle-neck.

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Property Woes Piling Up

Published on May 22, 2015, by in Facts, Guide.

If the financial times today are any indication, it seems readily apparent that real estate buying has been shelved for the time being. Reason for this is the fact that most people are having financial difficulties and at the same time saving their earnings for something worth more when you talk about survival today.

But it is not only a matter of buying property. It is also a matter of taking into consideration for people who have not fully settled their amortization to date. They now find themselves in a situation where they have to find ways to source out money. Or else they will be facing foreclosure.

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DIY Bathroom Renovations

Published on May 15, 2015, by in Bathroom Renovation.

Bathroom is one of the most used parts of any house. It is where you spend time for cleaning yourself. To truly enjoy the benefit of your bathroom, it is important that you keep it free from dirt all the time. Some people even hire professional cleaners for their bathroom, but of course it comes with a cost. To avoid spending money or any expenses, there are Do-it-Yourself bathroom cleaning tips that can help your restroom always clean, fresh and attractive.

Unblock your drains: A lot of trash can go through your drainage. The best way you can do to unclog your drainage system is by placing few drops of cleaning detergent, followed by a vinegar chaser. Then wait for a couple of minutes before you rinse it with clean, hot water.

Clean the toilet: You dont need to learn Thai or any other language just to know that among the most difficult and hated DIY bathroom cleaning procedure would probably cleaning the toilet. However, you can now purchase cleansing products such as denture tablets to clean easily your toilet. When scrubbing your toilet, be extra careful to prevent damaging the bowl. If there are stubborn stains on the bowl, you can pour some vinegar into it and leave it to sit throughout the night. Then in the morning rub the bowl with the pumice stone.

Accessories cleaning: Make sure that the mirrors and other room’s accessories are clean as well. Change curtain if needed. Throw away all unnecessary thing. Don’t display expired products and always have an available face towel or tissue at your comfort room.

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Don’t Just Buy Property

Published on May 7, 2015, by in Facts, Guide, Renovation Tips.

Property inspectionPrior assessments must be made for all property buyers and this is something that everyone should take into consideration. Real estate offers a lot of choices but what separates them from the normal ones would be location, price and design.

People today are open to real estate buying. But the thing is, they are quite meticulous on where they will place their money. Real estate is not all about buying something ideal for the eye. Consider where it is placed and see if you can resell it just in case you find something bigger. You never know when something better would come out.

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All about lighting.

by: Christine Zafra

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The bathroom is a different part of the house. By different, I don’t mean it’s detached or something. What I mean is, if the total theme/motif or color of your house is a bit dark, you can either follow the color trend or not. Play with it.

But the least you can do is fix the lighting. Yes, you can either brush up a few standing lamps or wall lamps if you wish to conserve space. The more lights you choose, the lighter the room will be (that is, if you don’t want to do a total revamp to your bathroom.

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The Creative Designs of Ideal Homes

Published on April 23, 2015, by in Facts, Guide.

One thing that we look for when we want to invest in real estate is to satisfy that certain element of making interior designs a certainty. While many of us look at size, location and price, others are checking out the areas for interior designing and see if they can do so once they see the available properties in the market.

As far as interiors are concerned, they are another form of expense that people would not mind. Besides, a good inside of a home will always work to the benefit of the owner in the long run. Nothing beats good ambiance and design as most people today are pretty much conscious of how well their inner homes may turn out.