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Shower Curtains That Make Your Bathroom Impressive

By Singapore Home Guy On October 29, 2011 No Comments

Bathroom should be well-organized containing essential amenities as it is considered as a place for refreshment. Regardless of its size, it gets more traffic than any other part of the house. From early morning to late night, we frequently visit bathroom to do our daily routine. And one of the more important accessories of a bathroom is shower curtain which comes in wide range of designs and styles.

Shower curtains can come in different texture including fabric, nylon, vinyl and polyester. Nowadays, market is being flooded with fresh and original shower curtains that are suitable for any design of bathrooms. They can be designer’s, simple or funky. They can also be patterned, colorful or plain. Some may even have design as per the creative aspect of manufacturers.

The simple but elegant 220cm curtain can complement with the theme of your bathroom and protect your tub and floor against excessive water splash. These can lighten up the ambiance of your bathroom. Once installed, you’re rest assured that your floor is protected from wet and moisture that may cause mold and mildew.

These shower curtains are easy to use and clean. You just have to soak them into detergent, rinse and that’s it! You can also wash them with soap, giving them a fresh look. You really don’t have to exert too much effort just to bring back the beauty of your bathroom. You can enjoy the pleasant-looking ambiance for many years. Curtains made of polyester or Vinyl are relatively cheap therefore they can be easily replaced once they have been worn out.

Longer shower curtains provide optimal protection against mildew formation and slip over wet flooring. Before you settle on specific shower curtain, it is better to measure the area where you’re going to put the curtain to as these curtains come in different style and sizes. For those who are busy, you can search the internet for the right bathroom curtain, be it long or short ones. Your search can be easy as there are many sites that offer wide range of shower curtain at most favorable prices. Some may even offer discounts for wholesales.

If you are interested in getting a shower curtains, you can check out http://www.singaporebudgetcurtains/ for more info.

How to Easily Convert Small Bathrooms Into Luxury Bathrooms

By Singapore Home Guy On November 11, 2010 No Comments

Are planning to change your tiny bathroom into something huge and cozy? Then, you’ve come at the right place. Regardless of your budget or skill, you can easily renovate your bathroom from being small and worn out to something beautiful and spacious. So, let’s start.

There are plenty of renovation ideas you can use to create a small, but cozy bathroom. Your current bathroom interiors, the design and your budget must be considered before you execute your renovation plan. You can easily change your bathroom designs by making small alterations to showers, bathrooms mirrors and cupboards.

But you don’t actually have to change existing mirrors, cabinets or tiles in your bathroom just to bring out the best out of it. One quick solution is to cover the exposed plumbing in your bathroom. Uncovered brackets and painted pipes can make the underneath of your basin looks unpleasant. Cover up the unpleasant view by putting a vanity underneath your basin. This will also give your tiny bathroom a cozy look. Likewise, you can cover unpleasant view of exposed toilet plumbing with cabinet or cistern.

Small Bathroom Design Ideas

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Lacking of towel storage is quite common for small bathrooms. But putting towel racks and hooks can maximize the space available in your bathroom. You probably know how ugly it would appear having your towels on the floor or in dirty laundry. Remove the laundry bins and have your towels hanged instead to create instant bathroom makeover.

Paint scheme is another easy bathroom makeover you can try. Re-paint your dark or white-shaded bathroom to a light pastel paint. The color of warm pastel can make a tiny bathroom looks more inviting and spacious. Avoid using dark colors as it can make your bathroom even smaller. It is advisable to use oil-based as they are known as good mold inhibitors. This will make sure that the paint color will last longer. Include the ceiling as well to complete the fine look.

Create the illusion of large bathroom space by putting mirrors on the walls. Use mirrors with decorative frames to complete the cozy look of your bathroom. You can also use cabinets and vanities but make sure that they are sleek so that you can freely move around.

Light fitting should also be considered when making a small bathroom makeover. A good lighting can instantly change your bathroom and set the mood as per your desire. But be sure to use bathroom-safe light fittings to avoid accidents and those that complement to the color scheme of your bathroom.

And there you have it! All you need is careful planning to renovate your tiny bathroom on your own. You can do these DIY renovation ideas after your work or during weekends. Just be sure to set your budgets to avoid the risk of budget overruns. You should also gather all the materials and tools needed for your project before you start the task. Good luck!

Get Deluxe Looking Bathroom with These Shower Tile Decorating Ideas

By Singapore Home Guy On September 29, 2010 1 Comment

Most of people tend to follow the trend of having different bathroom themes and designs these days. For you to have bathroom that has luxurious look and comfortable setting, you have to properly choose the perfect bathroom schemes and themes. You also have to choose great shower tile decorating ideas to create marvelous appearance in your bathroom. There’s a lot of shower tile design and style are available in the market today therefore you have vast preferences to choose from. The style and design of shower tiles vary on what your bathroom is needed and what kind of theme you want it to achieve. The selection also depends on how much you can spend for bathroom designing.

Now, if you want to come up with the perfect choice, you need to consider some factors. You need to ask yourself how much you can afford and what kind of materials you want to be used. For instance, you can choose from stone, marble or glass material.

Most of people tend to commit same mistake over and over. They opt to purchase expensive shower curtains and accessories to decorate their bathroom. They are thinking that having costly accessories can create luxurious appearance to their bathroom. While the truth is, you can have the appearance you want by just picking up the appropriate and well-designed shower tiles. It is much cheaper than buying expensive accessories that in due time, will be worn out.

Now, in choosing shower tile color, you need to consider the size of your bathroom. If it has small size space, then it’s better to choose light color shower tiles. Light color can create the atmosphere of spacious and that will make your bathroom looks bigger than its original size.

If you don’t want to spend too much in replacing your existing shower tiles, you can try painting them. You can use enamel paint to spice up the boring and old-looking shower tiles. Enamel paint is the best paint to be used in shower tiles because it has the ability to stay sealed in despite of weather and temperature changes. You can use contrasting or multiple colors to make your bathroom look exciting and inviting.

You can customize the shower tiles design by using stencil painting. Stencil painting is much cheaper and easier to implement as you can find lots of craft store selling stencil. You can choose multiple colors of stencil paint based on your bathroom themes. You can try beach, ocean midst and waves theme for your bathroom.

DIY Hot Water Heater Leaks Plumbing

By Singapore Home Guy On September 7, 2010 No Comments

Are you having problems in your hot water heater? Is there any leaks? Leaks in your hot water heater can easily be fixed yourself. If you have basic knowledge in plumbing, that’ll be a big plus. But before you start your DIY water heater leaks repair, you should determine the causes of the leaks first. That way, you will be able to know what the suitable procedure or repair means needed to a certain leak problem.

DIY Water Heater Leaks Repair Tips

1). Check if the leak is really a “leak”. Sometimes, people are assuming that water that can be found around the heater is leaks. But most of the time, that’s not a leak at all. Because water tank holds hot water, there is a tendency of water condensing. This may result of forming water near or around the water heater.

2). Check your water heater’s drain valves. Sometimes, leaks are coming from loose trade pipes or loose drain valves. If you think that the leak problem is caused by loose drain valves, get a wrench and tight it. Just be careful in tightening. Make sure you will tight it just enough to stop the leak.

3). Check your tank. Due to ages, tanks are being worn out and corrode. It can result to leaks. To repair the leak caused by corroded tank, it’s either replace the tank or buy new water heater set. I suggest buying a new heater as it can be less expensive than replacing the tank.

4). Check your heater pipes. Leaks coming from pipes simply need some tightening. As I mentioned earlier, if there is any loose pipe fitting, it can also cause leaks. Therefore, you should identify the loose pipes and tight it. If the leaks persist, you have to get a new fitting. Installing new fitting is very simple to do so you don’t have to worry.

Now, if the leaks persist and cause by other factors, you may want to consider buying a new unit, or get a professional plumber near your home.

Shower Bathtub Installation: Fitting Bathtub in the Small Size Bathroom Ideas

By Singapore Home Guy On August 26, 2010 No Comments

It’s so nice to have a long, relaxing shower after a long day of work or even in usual days. But what if you still haven’t one? Or maybe you have existing shower bathtub but needs some improvements? Regardless on what you need, you can come up with a lot of options on whether to install a new shower bath set or enhance the existing shower bathtub. You can try installing an alcove or replace the old shower bathtub set into new, comfy one. From old-fashioned style bathroom, you can improve it into unconventional style like wet room. This article will give you some ideas on how to improve your shower room and give you the opportunity to have shower bathroom fitted into small space.

The first option you may want to choose is replacing the existing shower bathtub into new one, maybe smaller yet comfy tub. This option is obviously costly because you have to purchase for a whole set, therefore choose this if you are ready to spend or the existing tub cannot be used properly anymore. Yet, this is the best option if you really want to have a new shower bathtub that will match the decoration of your bathroom and you got the money to spend.

Now, if you have an existing and properly functioning bathtub but no shower, you can try installing a shower in it rather than purchasing the whole set. This option is quite low-cost than the first one. It is much better if you have basic knowledge in plumbing work. This way, you don’t have to employ professional plumber to do the shower installation job for you. Installing a shower into existing bathtub is quite easy to do. More importantly, you don’t have to spend much in this option. To avoid the floor from soaking, you will need to set up shower curtain or screen as well. But if you are unfamiliar with plumbing work, it is better to seek for professional help so that severe leak problem will be avoided in the future.

On the other hand, if your bathroom has a right shape and space, you can install a small bathtub shower in an alcove. It is considered as most effective way to fit a bathtub in small size bathroom. Although this option is not being used more often, this will give you the opportunity to have well-fitted bathtub shower and you can use most of your bathroom spaces productively.

Another option you may want to think about is converting the whole bathroom into wet room. This maybe an extreme option, but this will give you a lot of space for your shower bathtub. In this option, the whole floor will be removed and replaced by large shower tray. Although you won’t be able to use the bathroom for any other purposes because you are more likely need to get rid the whole bathroom floor, but with the large space you will get, it will be worth it. This method of installing a shower bathtub maybe used very rarely, but with the productive result it can give, this is the best option if you have an existing small bathroom.

Hot Tub Cleaning Tips: Make Your Spa Cleaning Easier

By Singapore Home Guy On March 30, 2010 No Comments

Spa is considered as worth spending for as it can give your family health and happiness essentials. Your spa should be cleaned most of time for you to get the efficient effect into your body. It is important that you’re maintaining the cleanliness of your hot tub. Due to often usage, our hot tub collects dirt debris in its drainer. If the forming dirt will not be removed regularly, it will cause clogging so as leaks. So, how to clean your hot tubs more conveniently?

Hot Tub Cleaning Tips

The first thing you have to do is to drain the water from your hot tubs. Make sure that you will clean the drainer thoroughly. Draining and cleaning should be done regularly. Depending on how often your family uses the hot tub, you should clean your tub at least once on every 3 months.

In draining your hot tubs, first thing you have to do is to remove the drain plug in your spa. This process may take some time. If you want the draining process a bit faster, you may try investing sump pump. You will be able to avail one in any home depot stores that selling hot tubs. To drain your spa faster, hook the sump pump in your garden hose and plug it in. Then, drop the sump pump at the bottom part of the hot tub.

After you drained your hot tubs, prepare wipers and foam cleaner to remove dirt in the tub. Once you have wiped all the dirt formed in the tub, rinse it well using plenty of water.  Make sure that all the foam cleaner and degreasers will be removed because these types of cleaning solutions create foams. You can also shop for handy spa and hot tub cleaning in some home depot stores in your area. After you have drained and cleaned your hot tub, you can now fill it again with water. Put some start-up chemicals and start running it.

You can always get your home maid to help you. That will be all for our hot tub cleaning tips post.

How to Decorate Your Bathroom – Easy to Implement Decorating Bathroom Tile Ideas

By Singapore Home Guy On December 28, 2009 No Comments

Alluring and creatively decorated bathroom can be obtained by designing it with variety of tile styles, color and designs. Depends on what kind of atmosphere you want, you can have a lot of bathroom tile decorating ideas you can choose from.

To start with, use pink tiles with black trimmings in your bathroom. This kind of tile decoration is popular in old world homes because they usually implemented it as bathroom design. This create classic minimalist look in the bathroom. To balance, you can use white linens with black and white motifs.

On the other hand, if you want a glamorous look for your bathroom, you can try adding some alluring chandelier with pink tiles that have no trims. Putting brown trimming in the pink tiles can complement with the brownish and pinkish shower curtain, few white accents and wooden furniture. This decoration setting can give enchanting atmosphere in the bathroom.

Another bathroom tile decorating idea and considered as most popular one is tackling shower tiles. This designing idea deals about adding attention-grabbing designs of shower tiles instead of typical and boring ones. You can decorate the shower tiles using stencil that you can obtain in most of craft shops. This will add some enticing designs in your bathroom that is beneficial to obtain the alluring appearance. However, in designing with the use of stencil, the design should complement to the bathroom themes to avoid the look of being cluttered. You can also customize your bathroom design by replacing your existing shower tiles with ready made and custom tiles that has letters and images.

Another bathroom decorating idea is painting the all the tile borders. You can also try adding some tiles that has contrast palettes to primary tile color. This will spice up and enhance the appearance of your bathroom. It can make your bathroom look exciting and interesting.

Now, if you want to have effective yet affordable bathroom design, you can try painting your bathroom with enamel paint. This will change the appearance and scheme of your tile colors. Instead of settling with the plain and boring tile schemes, you can change it into alluring and interesting appearance by panting enamel paint here and there. Just make sure that the paint is proportionally applied in the bathroom.

For colorful and bright shade of the bathroom, you can use hand painted ceramic tiles. This will adorn your bathroom walls and give exciting shades. These kinds of bathroom tiles have designs and colors that do not get washed off easily. Instead, the bright color remains intact and sealed in. Mural tiles are the examples.

Now you can have the new look of your bathroom. With these easy-to-implement bathroom decorating ideas, you don’t have to employ professional just to obtain the design you’re seeking for.

Plan Your Home Bathroom According To Your Needs

By Singapore Home Guy On August 10, 2009 No Comments

A lot of  Singaporeans forget or do not plan what they want for their bathroom when they purchased their new home. It is all left to the ideas and innovation of the interior designers to read your mind. Well if you want to fully utilized what should be in your bathroom, you need to plan first, and I have some tips for how to do that:interior-design-bathroom

Sketch Your Ideas

I do not really mean to really sketch out the design, but to write out what you need in your bathroom. A visualized plan written down on paper will help you see and plan the necessary things in your bathroom. You may have to buy some renovation magazines or visit some renovation websites to give you ideas. Of course, a basic sketching of your future bathroom is also a great idea.

Determine Your Budget

Now that you know what you want, now is to look at how much you can afford. A typical bathroom renovation in Singapore will not go more than $5,000, unless you want a bathtub in your bathroom or adding some high end stuffs in it. Another way to lowering your budget for your bathroom is to shop around for the bathroom accessories yourself, this way you can choose the cheaper accessories instead of the interior designer company choosing for you. Or you might consider DIY. Do note that DIY can be very labour intensive, as Singaporeans tend not to DIY due to time and lack of knowledge in this area.

Number Of Users

Another factor to consider when planning for your bathroom. For Singaporean newly weds, most will move out and have their own time with each other, thus having only two users in the house. If you are planning to live together with someone like your parents, you will need to cater to their needs as well.

Anticipate Hidden Cost

Now that you have decided to go ahead with what you plan, and what you need. It is also good to set aside some money for hidden cost when renovating your bathroom. Why do I say that? A lot of time when you plan for a nice bathroom concept in your mind, it is all perfect. But when it becomes reality, things does not go as what you plan, and you might have to incur additional cost just to change or rectify what you want.

Creating Space For Your Bathroom

Having a spacious bathroom in your home can be quite easy. Plan what you want to have in the bathroom, like bathroom supplies, toiletries, etc… Then you must have some sort of area or storage for these necessities. A great place to shop is Ikea, where they provide nice design at an affordable price.

No matter what you do, remember to plan what you want first, so that it will be easy for you to decide.