Ideas for Better Bathrooms (05)
How to Choose the Right Bathroom Tile
This post was written by Jordan Mawbey for YTC-Tiles.com, the official website of the Yorkshire Tile Company. According to Mawbey, bathroom tiles should offer proper hygiene, noting that tiles are water resistant but not water-proof. He has suggestions on how to choose the right bathroom tile size, as well as how tiles can make small bathrooms look bigger. Jordan also explained a process called undertile heating, which makes tiles warmer. He is also offering a free use of tile calculator that homeowners can use if they want to know many square meters of tiles they need during bathroom renovation.
Bathroom Decorating Styles
A wealth of photographs on HDTV.com's Designers' Portfolio section for bathrooms provide ideas for every kind of bathroom-decorating style. Hundreds of bathrooms are provided and they can be searched by color (there's a little chart of color squares you can click on) as well as by style: contemporary, modern, traditional, transitional, eclectic, Asian, cottage, romantic, tropical, Mediterranean, Old World, Tuscan, and much more. Decorating 50s and 60s style as well as other bathroom decoration tips and personality bathroom decorating are also included in this bathroom décor article database. Each today has Today's Featured Bathrooms. There are also feature articles, on inspiration design ideas and bathroom makeovers.
Good Things for the Bathroom
The Bedroom and Bathroom Decorating section of MarthaStewart.com offers a lot of ideas for the bathroom. For example, learn about how to make color-coded towel tags so your family and guests don't confuse their wipe towels. Of course, Martha Stewart always shows you how to do something, so these articles tell you the tools and materials you need, as well as step-by-step instructions. Another "good thing: for the bathroom is organizers, such as medicine cabinets, draw dividers, towel bars, a terry-cloth caddy, towel ladder, uniform plastic bottles, bathroom cubbyhole shelves, magnet organizers, toiletry organizer, sliding trays, planter shelves and more. There's also features on Clean, Green Bathrooms and Our Favorite Bathrooms.
Clean a Sink Faucet
This article is about faucet care and maintenance. In a new home or when a replacement faucet is used for the first time, homeowners may notice flecks and particles in the water coming through the faucet. These are probably remnants of installation materials such as solder and copper chips, which can potentially cause a blockage and damage the faucet. Article recommends removing the tip of the faucet, known as the aerator, by unscrewing it, turning the handle(s) to a "full-on" position, and allowing the water to flush through the system for about two minutes. Then replace the aerator. Cleaning kitchen faucets is easily done using a damp cloth and mild soap, then drying with a soft cloth to retain luster and shine. Window cleaning products also work well, and for crevices, an old toothbrush can be a handy tool. Remember, you're not cleaning the hulls of a Navy ship; avoid harsh cleaners and abrasives that could damage your faucet's finish. With any cleaning product, be sure to read and follow recommended usage instructions. Removing deposits as well as minor maintenance tips are included.