Bathroom Mirror Defoggers are Perfect Accessories

>> Tuesday, April 27, 2010




Technology has advanced, creating amazing items. The latest bathroom accessories, includes the electronic bath mirror defoggers. The defoggers are nice, since now you can step out of the shower or bath and feel relaxed knowing that you do not have to wait until the mirror is free of fog.



How it works:

The electronic defoggers give you the advantage of freeing up time, since you do not have to blow dry, wait, or wipe your mirror after bathing. Now, you can close the door while taking a bath. Now you can bath with your spouse while he or she showers at the same time, since when you step out the mirror will be free of fog.



The latest invention takes one beyond expediency. Now, you can put on your face after showing, shave, insert contact lenses, style your hair, etc, without waiting until the mirror is free of fog.



The latest inventions save you time. How the defogger works is simple. Once you install the unit, you merely flick a switch and the defogger will do the rest. The device connects to the light switch, which when you turn on the bathroom light the defogger will instantly activate.



Technology has designed a timesaving, cost-effective solution. The defoggers will match your budget, since you can activate the defoggers without worrying about your electric bill increasing. The device uses less electricity than any other device, such as light bulbs, or fixtures installed in your bathroom.



Defoggers offer you flexibility. Technology has designed the devices to fit behind your bathroom mirror, yet the device will cover the surrounding areas, thus defogging your mirrors.



How to install:

Defoggers are easy to install. The defogger has an attached heater, which is installed in an electronic box. The unit is then hard-wired to the bath defogger. Next, you mount the defogger on the wall, by sticking the unit and replace your mirror.



How much wattage does the defogger use.

As I said, the defoggers are cost-effective. Defoggers run from 110-watt. You have the option of choosing the 120-watt units also, as well as the 240-voltage.



How do I choose tools for installation?

You will have instructions available when you purchase your unit. The instruction manual will inform you what tools you need to install. In some instances, you may need to drill holes in your wall to affix your mirror. You may need a drill, drill bits, etc. It depends if you need to accommodate your fixtures and/or wall outlets. You want to avoid cutting or drilling holes in to the mirror itself.



How do I take care of my defogger?

Defoggers today are free of maintenance. Defoggers are designed to last up to 10 years or longer.



How are the defoggers tested?

Leading, international labs, such as CE and ETL, test defoggers. The units are certified by CSA.



How much do the defoggers cost?

It depends where you purchase the bath defoggers. Online you can find bath defoggers, which you can purchase at $89, or $179. It depends on what you want. We recommend you contrast and compare pricing to find the bargains. Keep in mind however; quality is important. If you find generics, you may find better deals, yet how long will the unit last? If you have to purchase a new unit every month, couple of years, etc, thus you are not receiving quality.



How do I consider shipping?

You have the choice of choosing express airmail, expedited, or standard mail. From my experience standard is affordable and arrives sooner than airmail or express.



Now that you’ve considered bath defoggers, you may want to consider the latest d├ęcor wall mirrors.

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The Scoop on Choosing Floor Registers For Your Bathroom

>> Monday, April 26, 2010




Floor registers make nice accessories for bathroom. Online you will find a wide array of floor registers, which include Victorian Scrolls, Contemporaries, etc. Victorian is my favorite, yet not everyone has the same tastes or styles.


How to choose Victorian floor registers?

When choosing Victorian floor registers keep in mind that you have the options of choosing Dark Bronze, Pewter, and the Polished/Lacquered Brass. Elgan Brass is one of the higher quality floor registers. The brass texture was built from superb hangs that knew their craft. Brass registers will bring in style whether you have a country setting, or master bath. The registers add a unique touch to the room. Victorian styles give you the options of choosing Antique Brass and more. The registers are great, since it ventilates the room, and reduces mold and mildew build-up.



How to choose contemporary floor registers?

Contemporary floor registers include the Antique, Polished/Lacquered Brass, Dark Bronze, and Pewters. I prefer the Polished/Lacquered Brass, since it glows. The registers are designed to set of country atmospheres. For the master bath, you may want to choose the Polished Brass. The registers are coated with powders and dampers, which means that the register will last a long time to come.


How much do contemporary registers cost?
It depends on where you purchase the product. You can purchase the Antique Brass for around $23 online. I would shop around, since you can compare prices and texture. As well, you can view other registers, which may be of higher quality, yet at a price you can afford.



How does my floor factor into the registers design?

Good question, you should always consider your floors, walls, and overall style of your bathroom before purchasing floor registers. If you have a country setting however, most of the floor registers will go with your room. However, if you have a luxury bath, or master bath, the gold brass is the best choice. Dark Bronze will work as well, providing you have an atmosphere that matches the color.



What if I like a floor register that does not match my flooring, walls, etc?
You want to view images of floor registers, since many will match nearly all colors, patterns and designs. If you feel that the register you like does not match, you may want to adjust your style. Ultimately, you can change the flooring and wall color to match your choice of floor registers.

How do I choose two registers?

If your bathroom allows room for 2 registers then try to buy the same style. You don’t want to install a Bronze and Brass in the same environment.


What if I have wood floors, how do I choose color?

If you have wood floors, then you have a country setting. Still, you can select registers that will go with the texture of your room. Antiques are great, yet with wooden floors I find that the Dark Bronze is the choice of registers. The bronze seems to give the room a traditional effect.



How do I choose floor registers for bathrooms with rugged areas?

Try to match the registers to fit your rugs. If you have rugs in your bathroom, try to keep the registers however away from the fabric, especially if heat comes from the register. Heat can build, which can catch fire.

Floor registers make great bathroom accessories, since the registers will match nearly any style.

Why should I buy floor registers?
If you do not have floor registers in your bathroom, mold and mildew will build-up, which is bad for your health. In bathrooms where no registers are available, orange, gray, and black mold often develops.

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5 Good Ways to Identify the Best Bathtub for You

>> Sunday, April 25, 2010




When picking out the right bathtub you should know…



Most homes have more than one bathroom so you may want to make one room a special bathroom with a bathtub that fits your needs.



There are many kinds of bathtubs. Therefore, you may want to get a proposal done so you know that the bathtub will work to fit your needs. This way it won’t be a waste of time and money. You’ll know if it will fit, and whether you will have to redo the tub. In some instances, bathrooms are the smallest rooms in the house so you may want to make the bathtub work for that room. If not maybe, you will want to add onto the room to make it larger so that the bathtub will work for your needs.



How do I know what size of a bathtub to get?

Bathtubs come in all sizes; small to very large it depends on your needs. You want to consider if you want to use your bathtub for a guestroom, master bath, etc. Bathtubs come in a variety of colors so you can’t decide on what shades to fit your needs, until you explore the texture, tone, and trend of your room.



Should I choose a bathtub or shower and what accessories should I consider?

There are many different reasons that a person would choose a bathtub. I like a tub, since you can relax. Other people would take a shower over a bathtub. However, here are some reasons why you may like a bathtub.



You can use a bathtub to soak your body after long hard day at work. It will help you relax your whole body. Put in some bubbles, maybe play some soft music, and just enjoy it. Maybe you would like to read a book and light a few candles.



A bathtub can give you options, since you can add bathroom accessories, such as flora, candles, toys, etc to fill in the gaps. Bathtubs give you the option of using the arena for other special occasions, i.e. you can add a sauna or hot tub in the tub. In addition, you can give your pet a bath in a tub.



How should I choose a bathtub?

When selecting a bathtub for personal use you want to make sure you consider comfort first. Therefore, the dimension, shape, and deepness are something you want to consider. Maybe you will want to get a bathtub made for two people so you and your spouse can take a romantic bath together, perhaps light some candles, turn on some soft music, etc. Don’t forget to add the bubbles, since it adds a nice touch. You both will enjoy the romantic evening together. Then again, perhaps you just want to melt away the stress alone.







What are the applied sciences?

A person with a smaller frame may not feel comfortable in larger tubs. Perhaps, the person would enjoy a tub that is low rather than unfathomable ones. On the other hand, a larger person may enjoy profundity while soaking in a tub. It really depends on what you are searching to complete.



How do I choose the right size?

The archetypal bathtubs are somewhere around fourteen inches widthwise and somewhere around seventeen inches unfathomable. European baths are available with a depth around eighteen inches. Still, you can find deeper bottoms.



How do I choose design?

Bathtubs are designed and crafted with many types of materials. The china styles for example, make up the stall acrylic and fiberglass. Gel veneers balance the composites of marble and the cast-iron.

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Add Binding and Scalloping to Bathroom Towels

>> Saturday, April 24, 2010



Now that you have designed your Terry-towels, i.e. hand-sew them, you may want to add binds and scallop. Before we get started you will need to purchase an unadorned Terry towel, or towel of choice. Preferably, you want to select washable cloth, as well as medium-weight material. Consider taffeta, satin, or polyester.



How to create binds and scallop:

Once you have your materials gathered, (1) use tissue paper to create the edge of your scallop. When you draw the edge of the scallop, add an odd figure in the pattern, especially odd enough to create a curve. Create a 1 inch depth, starting at the lower point and work toward the high point. Now with your tissue in hand, fasten it to the towel, using craft pins. Next, use rotary cutters, or sewing scissors to trim the edges of your scallop.



(2) Use your rotary cutters and/or scissors to carve the strip of hems and start piecing the strips, joining it so that it creates your strip bind. Lengthways, press your strip until it folds in half and on the left side. Avoid misleading the width of your strip.



(3) Next, on the right side of your fabric, pin the strip bind. (4) Scant darn quarter inch starting at the raw edges. (5) In the direction of the lower border or edge, press the narrow piece. Over the fabric, fold the binding ends over to the side of your cloth. Press and enfold your bind about the border/edges of your scallop and secure it with pins. Make sure that the pins insert into the trench of the seams. (6) At the trench, begin stitching in the direction of the right plane. On the left plane, baste, using the catch bind scheme.



You have completed your scallop and binding, which is the start of creating your embellished and decorative towels. Towels make great bathroom accessories, since the colors will augment your environment. Now you are ready to add bands and lace trim to your towel.



How to create bands:

To formulate strips, you will need another plain or unadorned towel. Again, you want to consider fabrics, which you can wash by machine. Polyester is good, as well as satins or taffeta. Choose medium-weight cloth. (1) Starting at the hems of your textile reduce a strip of your towel. You want to make the width of the band three times smaller in width than the finished breadth. Next, use your rotary hedge clippers or sewer scissors and cut one-inch strip, extending a considerable distance than your breadth. (2) Facing down to the right, put your strip on the fabric and level: Once you finish ironing the surface, avoid distorting or stretching your fabric, and press aloft. Press so that it balances with the bandwidth. (3) On the opposite side, press aloft: Press the borders of the strip, forcing the edges between and balancing it with the width of your finished work. At the top layers, and at the raw edges, press the edge if the two do not join. (4) About half inch, press the cloth under at the narrow piece ends of the hems.



Do not stretch your material. Fasten the strip hems with pins in the location of choice. At the outer edges of your fabric, begin stitching and bend the narrow piece. Darn your textile on each side of your cloth, darning until you sew the ends: Next, stitch your lace and serger.

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5 New Ways to Use Baskets in your Bathrooms

>> Friday, April 23, 2010




I like baskets in my bathroom; since baskets will adjoin shades to anything you have in the room. Baskets also allow you to coordinate with other bathroom accessories, such as shower curtains, throw rugs, sink skirts, etc. On the market, you can find many baskets to choose from. Baskets come in all kinds of shades, contours, and dimensions. Ultimately, you can create your own baskets. Creating your own is fun, since you put heart into your own creation, which brings grand rewards for years to come.



How are baskets created?

Some baskets are made of common newspapers. In addition, you can create baskets from organic grasses from the sea. One can even create baskets from wheat, straw, or uncovered timber, etc. People make baskets from old rags lying around the house also. I have seen some baskets made out of shoeboxes. You can make baskets out of anything you want to, providing you know what type of bathroom accessories you desire to put in your home.



How can I use my basket?

You can use your baskets for many different things, such as storage. I use the baskets to store various items, including correspondence, invoices, etc in the kitchen, yet in the bathroom I store bathe items, such as skin goods, liniments, etc. You can also store hand towels, cosmetics, shaving blends etc in the baskets. I like baskets because they are pretty, and it offers you a great storage facility for many items.



Baskets can be used as compost bucket, or you can store your hair items in the baskets. Baskets give you the advantage of sitting them on shelves or the floor to fill up that vacant corner legroom. You can use the baskets to store your laundry. The storage bin will free up disorder around your bathroom.



How to decorate baskets:

You can use a wide array of items to decorate your baskets. When decorating your own basket try using items, such as ribbons, binds, clasps, etc. You can find old items around the house and come up with your own ideals. Perhaps some idle textile might make a great bend over for your basket. Toting up ribbons to your basket close to the pinnacle is a great idea. In addition, you can interlace ribbon onto your basket, which you cannot go wrong with creating your own exclusive approach.



One of my favorites is the ivy storage baskets. The ivy has a variety of shades that go with everything in your bathroom. In addition, ivy is easy to manage, which means you can create virtually anything you desire.



If you want to add style, try adding dried floral. The flowers will enhance the basket by adding texture, as well as color. At craft stores, you will find a wide array of floral, or you can dry your own.







Moss is good also. The moss works to fill in gaps around the edges and sides of your floral arrangement. Use the moss, adding it to the crown to alter effects. Creating baskets is fun, and you have the choice of designing wall hangers, ivy, floral, and so on.



How to choose your patterns?

It depends on your taste. If you are searching to accomplish uniqueness, then consider your ideas, tastes, desires and other patterns sold on the market. You have wide array of colorful items or plain textures to consider.



How would I make my own baskets?

When making your own basket you will need a few items to get in progress. First, you will need to consider what you intend to generate. Try making a draft before starting your basket project. As you draw up the floor plan, consider basket weaves, and other items you can use to design your product.

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Bathroom Accessories for the Handicapable

>> Thursday, April 22, 2010




Do you have a loved one or need for handicapped accessories in the bathroom? There are many different kinds of items in your local pharmacy. If they can’t help you, they can redirect you to someone who can. You can get on the Internet and type in the search engines the keyword handicap equipment; look around there is something for everybody to make his or her life a little easier and safer.



Does your loved one have a hard time using the bathroom stool? Sometimes getting up and down is hard for them, especially if it is lower than 17 inches. Head to your local pharmacy and ask them to boost your bathroom stool. Making the stool higher will help with back problems, leg problems making is easier for the to sit down and again to get up. You can add handrails to make it easier yet. Some handrails are portable and can be removed when they are no longer needed. Be sure they are screwed into the floor to keep them from moving when in use.



Bath time can be a chore for your loved one to do on their own if they need to hang onto something. The tub can really cause a problem when your loved one can’t get up and down or step high enough to get into it. How about using a lift chair for them? All they have to do is sit in it and hit a button and it will lift them up and into the water. There are also manual lifts to help take them from the wheel chair into the tub. The manual lift takes up a lot of space but very nice because it can be used in others areas as well like lifting from their chair to the bed or another chair. One person can control this manual chair by putting the cloth swing into the wheelchair and setting the patient on it. Than there is a bar on wheels that you wheel over them and hook the mat on, crank the bar up and swing them over into the tub. No lifting and your loved one can relax in the tub. Taking them out is just a simple just reversing the process.



Sometimes showers are easier for you and the loved one to get into. You can also install a walk-in shower to make life easier. There is to stepping in and out just walk in. These come in many sizes to accommodate your needs from small walk in to stand in to large enough to put a wheel chair in them. With the wheel chair size just push or wheel them in and they can shower sitting down.



Shower chairs are sometimes used for that hard to take shower. Some people can’t stand long enough to shower or they are too weak to stand and shower. The shower chair is great for this. Some of the shower chairs have holes in the seat for the water to run through, some have arms for them to hang onto even wheels can be put on them to help move them around. Shower chairs are nice with wheels on them; you can move yourself around in or out of the shower with no assistance. Whenever someone can be as independent as possible and safe at the same time, it makes him or her feel better.



You can also add a showerhead in your shower to make life easier. If the showerhead is on a hose it can be taken down to make things even easier to wash. The chair doesn’t have to be pushed up so close to the shower wall just stretch out the hose. Some people as they get older are scared to have that water spraying on them sometimes into their eyes. Using the hose keeps the water out of their face and they feel more secure and safe.



Remember making the bathroom safe and easier for you or your loved one makes life a lot easier for everyone.

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Showers and Bathroom Accessories to Help the Hanicapped

>> Wednesday, April 21, 2010




Sometimes it is difficult to choose handicap showers that will accommodate loved ones, or even yourself. However, today it is easy to purchase handicap products, since technology has advanced. Today, you will find a wide array of handicap products, including the showers. When considering however, you might think of the showers that are used in adult foster care homes, nursing homes, etc. Stay along this line. Most people find this one works very nicely for their needs.



How is the showers used?

Handicap showers allow those with immobility issues to lie down while showering, rather than sitting up. People that cannot sit up they can lie down on a shower bed and enjoy their shower. Most people will use a chair when they cannot stand in the shower. Having the right equipment is essential, since it reduces stress. Most elderly people find it difficult to bath and shower without stressing, which is why many elderly people will stop bathing. Handicap showers encourage the person, since they can relax and enjoy a nice bath.



Tell me more about the handicap showers:

Let me explain this shower to you so that you will understand it a little better. The handicap showers are made for shower chairs and beds. These showers make it easier to put the people in and out of the showers. The showers do not have any bumps to go over they are just like a bathroom floor, in most cases the bathroom floor has a drain for the water to drain into.



The shower looks almost like a room of its own. The showers are large, but most caregivers enjoy the luxury the shower brings them. It has the soap dispenser, which you attach on the wall. The dispenser combined makes it easy to store shampoo and get to it with ease. The concept is to save time when showering, since everything you need is at your disposal. The shower is large enough that the caregiver can stand in the shower comfortably without getting wet.



How can I find the handicap showers?
You can purchase the handicap showers at any medical store. Perhaps your local Home Depot may have handicap products. You may want to go on line and check out the different products, since technology as created a number of styles to select.



What are these showers made of?

In most instances, the showers are similar to brick tiles. However, some showers are made of fiberglass.



How do I maintain the shower?

You can maintain the shower as you would any other shower. You have to clean the shower by spraying it down with cleaning supplies. The best cleaning supplies is the mildew and mold cleaners, since showers produce moisture. The sprays will help keep mildew and mold away. In addition, there are long brushes used to clean hard spots and above the head. The brushes are great for reaching areas you ordinary could not reach.



How is the patient kept safe by using this shower?

Like all showers, you have to watch for water under your feet. There is a non-slip surface on the floor of the shower so no one should fall. Most times, if you are careful the patient is fine, yet in few cases the patient may slip and fall. In this case, seek medical care immediately.



Should I consider other bathroom accessories?

Sure, you can purchase handheld showerheads to complement your handicap shower. In addition, you have choices of seat mounts and grab bars, which you can chose the pre-install units, making it easy for everyone. In addition, you can combine handicap tubs and shower to make life easier as well.

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