“Cloakrooms are usually limited in terms of spaces which mean that you have to be resourceful and creative when designing one. Cloakrooms are a welcome addition to any home, providing visitors and family members with a space especially when a house has more than two storey or more. “
Know your Space
The first thing you need to do is understand just how much space you’ve actually got at your disposal. Cloakroom bathrooms are designed to be compact but that doesn’t mean you can afford to be reckless when it comes to measuring.
Take a range of measurements, considering different angles and placements, and remember to allow extra room for ventilation and plumbing.
Only buy what you need
Oviedo Wall Mounted Corner Basin
When space is at a premium you need to be cautious with what you buy. Cloakroom bathrooms typically don’t require larger units like baths and showers, so stick with toilets and wash basins instead.
Our range of clever corner basins, including the Rincona and Oviedo Wall Mounted Basin with Waste (pictured) are perfect for cloakrooms and can be matched with a number of our toilets. If you’ve got a fairly generous cloakroom bathroom then a close coupled toilet should fit in comfortably. If you’d rather keep everything compact then our space saving back to wall toilets and wall hung toilets are ideal.
Our Palm Bathroom Suite Range (pictured below) is specifically designed for cloakrooms, with a specially-designed corner-fitting toilet and basin.
Keep it Clean
Clutter will make any bathroom look cramped so in small spaces this really needs to be avoided. Keep your cloakroom bathroom clean and clear to make the best use of space. You can even get back to wall toilets fitted as part of a combined …
I know people can be so clever sometimes. This cleverness is more evident in how they style and decorate their homes. Just like simple toothbrush holders. Instead of going for the typical ones, unique designs are created to stand out among them all.
I always want to create things on my own. In most of my free time, I spend it in the browsing in the internet for tutorial and DIY guide to do some home crafts. Well in some cases, not all things we like are available in your local store, so why not create things on our own just like these fabulous pillows case.
“If you hate paying full price, like I do, there are all sorts of fabulous online retailers that are stocked with incredible fabric options (some that even look identical to those sold at the expensive retailers we love so much). The only difference is they are a fraction of the price, because you need less than a yard of fabric to sew a 20-inch-square pillow cover”
My bathing experience will never be complete without that fresh aroma of flowers or the like. I know some of you also has that ritual before dip in the tub and relax. For many, an odorless or bad smelling bathroom could ruin the entire look and appeal of it. Even if you don’t have the best interior, once you got a clean and fresh smelling bathroom, bathing will be extra invigorating.
Bathrooms do tend to have fairly harsh lighting. This is necessary, since for shaving and putting on makeup you’ll want a clear, bright light that allows you to see exactly what you’re doing. However, that bright, and often fluorescent, lighting is not great for creating a calming atmosphere.
Scented candles, however, are perfect for making a soft, warm glow that’s just enough to see by, but isn’t harsh or strong. Light plays an important part in relaxation, since we’re biologically designed to have more energy and adrenalin in bright light conditions, such as day time, and then to calm down and relax as light decreases.
Bathmats are not just for your protection and sanitary purposes, they are also great for bathroom styling and adding a little color or decor into your bath. This is why it is important to always see to it that they are clean and pleasing to the eyes. If you find it hard to clean them, here are some tips to help you.
Rubber Shower Mats: The Bathtub Method
Rubber shower mats can be cleaned in multiple ways, but one of the most convenient methods is by using your bathtub:
Lift up your rubber shower mat so that it no longer adheres to the floor via the suction cups. Lay it at the bottom of the tub.
Then, fill your bathtub with warm water.
Put on gloves and add two cups of chlorine bleach to the bathwater.
Scrub your bathmat with a clean bristly brush.
When you have scrubbed the entire mat (top and bottom), drain the water from the tub, and give both the tub and the mat a good rinse.
Are you bored with the same usual bubble bath? What do you think of milk and honey bath like Cleopatra’s? Or splurge a little bit with Champagne or Red wine bath? If you want to nourish your skin while lying down on your tub, here are some great ideas for you.
1. Milk and Honey – Bathe Like an Egyptian
You may have heard of Cleopatra. She ruled Egypt. She was beautiful. And she bathed in milk and honey.
As cliche as it may sound, bathing in milk and honey is a fantastic way to get soft, supple skin – all over your body. The lactic acid in milk is very exfoliating, and honey is softening, moisturizing, and all-around beautifying.
The key is to use full-fat milk (or powdered milk) and pure honey. Full-fat milk will not only exfoliate the skin, but it will also moisturize.
How to take a milk and honey bath: Pour 1-2 cups of milk (or 1/2 c. full-fat powdered milk) and 1/2 c. honey under running, warm water. Swish around to mix, and hop in. Close your eyes and imagine 5 beautiful servant men fanning you with palm leaves. Repeat as necessary.
For full effect, brush your skin lightly and in circular motions with a dry brush or a washcloth before getting in the bathtub.
2. Soak in Champagne or Red Wine
It may not be economically feasible to soak in wine or champagne daily, but this bath is a decadent (and highly effective) treat for any skin type. In fact, the veritable Teri Hatcher swears by her wine baths as…
Don’t fret yourself anymore when it comes to gift shopping. You just have to opt for the basic essentials. You don’t need to buy too extravagant things since all you need is the couple’s basic necessities.
High thread count sheets:Topping the list of best wedding gifts is a set of sheets with a 600 or higher thread count. It’s typically a good idea to ask for sheet sets in a neutral shade like gray so that they remain a classic staple in your linen closet. If you’re buying a gift for couple without a registry and want to purchase nice sheets, try white since it will match a wide variety of bedroom color schemes.
Decorative shower curtain and liner: Shower curtains are like a giant piece of art for your bathroom and high on the list of most requested items on a wedding registry. If you’re purchasing a shower curtain as a gift, don’t forget about the liner and curtain hooks. These are little details that will make a difference when the wedded couple goes to hang up their new curtain. If you’re asking for a shower curtain, pick that out first and build the color scheme of your bathroom around it.
Scents always have that personal effect to us. It can give us the sense of happiness, relaxation, passion or joy. That is why people tried to take that sense through rich aromas in the bathroom. So if you are exploring on things to make your bathroom more fragrant, try this DIY scented bath salts that you will surely love.
“Nobody loves bath time more than me. All year long, almost every day—if you want me, you can find me in the tub. Winter? I’m in a hot bath, steaming the deep chill away. Summer, I’m in a cool bath, floating down the chilly lazy river of my mind, washing away boob sweat and sand and mosquito bite itchiness.”