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10 Ways to Make Your Bathroom Safe for Kids and the Elderly

10 Ways to Keep Your Bathroom Safe for Kids and the Elderly

The bathroom can be a dangerous place for kids, people with mobility issues, and the elderly.

Many accidents and personal injuries that occur at home happen in the bathroom. In fact, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 235,000 people over 15 years old receive emergency room treatment every year because of bathroom-related injuries. To avoid such a scenario, here are tips to consider to prevent further accidents inside your bathroom.

Bringing Your Bathroom Into the 21st Century

Bringing Your Bathroom Into the 21st Century

Minimalism and modernity are the staples of contemporary design. With this kind of design comes numerous functional upgrades as well. And, while many homeowners tend to make updates to their kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms first, the bathroom may very well be the room that can benefit most from technological advancements.

There are a number of upgrades that can be made to your bathroom to make it more contemporary. These make use of new technologies that could save you time, money, and work.

How To Recover From A Bathroom Design Disaster

How To Recover From A Bathroom Design Disaster

Whether it’s a shady contractor, an accidental hole in the wall or even a shocking shade of pink – a design disaster can (and probably will) affect us all.

And a design disaster in the bathroom can mean serious trouble. Renovating a bathroom or kitchen are two of the most costly projects in the home so if it all goes wrong, you’ll need an escape plan. And quickly.

Some Smart Shower Features Seem Outright Dumb To Me

Some Smart Shower Features Seem Outright Dumb To Me

Don't get me wrong - I'm all for any shower device that can reduce the amount of water and energy consumed, however it doesn't necessarily take a smart shower head to save water, and some of the new 'smart' products for showers seem quite odd to me.

I get the impression that the drive toward innovative technology to produce smart homes has led to an entrepreneurial misunderstanding in many cases, and in some cases an outright marketing abuse, of the word 'smart'. I mean this both in the everyday meaning of the term and in its application to technological development benefiting the occupants of our homes.

My Mother's Bath With a View

Bath with a view

After having recently blogged about my Brother's unusual bathroom, I couldn't fail to mention my Mother's bath which has a view from the top of her mountain!

My mother lives on top of a mountain just down the road (about 100 miles - you think about distance differently there) from my brother and I visited her as well on my Christmas trip. When I say top I mean it - she literally lives on the very top of a mountain in the Australian bush.

She planned her house (with a great deal of difficulty and the help of a brilliant young engineer) to take advantage of the views - building is still an ongoing process. Her bedroom is on the top floor and her bed hangs from the ceiling about 4 feet above the floor so she can see the valley below and all the way out to the ocean from her bed.

The Outdoor Bathroom in the Australian Bush

Outdoor Bathroom in the Australian Bush

I spent Christmas at my brother Daniel's property in Queensland, Australia where he is developing a small organic farm. The entire property is a work in progress, however he's managed to nearly complete his unusual outdoor bathroom which sits on the edge of a hill overlooking a small valley, so I took some pictures and I'll share the details with you here.

As you can see from my photographs the bathroom is completely detached from the living quarters - this is part of a theme Daniel has going and later I'll post details of his outdoor kitchen as well. To those who live in cold places this might seem a bit unusual, however when you have a hot climate like they have there, it makes perfect sense to take the indoors outside.

Increase Natural Light in your Bathroom

Increase Natural Light in your Bathroom

Natural light in the bathroom is an important feature that can greatly affect your enjoyment and comfort. Often overlooked, the bathroom is in fact the first place you look at yourself in the morning as well as the room in which you probably spent most of your time preparing to leave the house. It is also the place many people unwind at the end of a long day by taking a hot shower or long bath. Without much need to worry about furniture or upholstery, lighting becomes the most important factor in creating an inviting space.

Is Your Toilet Roaring? Know How to Make it Calm Again

A Plumber's Truck

Are you listening to gurgling sound when you flush your toilet? Sounds like a stupid question though, it actually happens quite frequently.

Well, you need not to fear, if this sound is due to sewage line cleaning performed by the council guys. However, there are a plethora of other reasons that can make your toilet roar at you. In this post, we will look into all these reasons one by one, and will learn how to fix them in the most effective way possible.

Tips For Remodeling A Bathroom On A Budget

Tips For Remodeling A Bathroom On A Budget

So you’re ready to redecorate and redesign your bathroom. But you don't have a lot of money to invest in the project. Well, the good news is that, you don’t need to invest a huge amount to renovate and redesign your bathroom. Remodeling a bathroom is an important home improvement project that enhances the appeal of a home and adds value to the home. There are many ways to remodel a bathroom on a budget. Here are some tips on how to remodel your bathroom without spending a lot of money.

Traditional Straight Baths Vs Modern Freestanding Baths

Traditional Straight Baths Vs Modern Freestanding Baths

A great thing about looking for new baths for your bathroom suite these days, is the sheer number of options available.

Here I do a head to head on the traditional straight bath design vs the modern freestanding bath to discuss the perks of both designs.


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