There aren’t many rooms in our homes that go through as much as our bathrooms go through on a daily basis. When you bear in mind that you, your partner and your children all probably use the same bathroom, it’s little wonder that all too often the place looks like a bomb has hit it! Everyone has a different preference for bathroom products, so this can lead to an abundance of shampoos and body treatments lying about the place, on top of sponges, hair brushes, and towels. Add onto that the fact that water can easily get EVERYWHERE even during a regular shower, and keeping your bathroom clean and chic can often be a bit of a challenge. All of us want to bathe somewhere that is both hygienic and relaxing to look at, so here are some ideas on how you can keep your family bathroom in tip top condition.
Take care of your tiles
Chances are that you have tiles somewhere in your family bathroom. Whether they are on your floor, in your shower or on the wall behind your sink (or in all three places!), you can guarantee that they make up an important part of your bathroom. Tiles are great for a bathroom due to their waterproof composition, but this doesn’t mean that they are totally indestructible. Just like with any other material, wear and tear can start to take its toll after a while, and your tiles can easily become chipped, cracked or discolored. That’s no reason to think that all is gone, however, and you need to lay down a completely fresh set of tiles. Find a company who specialize in tile repair and see if they can come and save your current tiles. A little bit of regrouting and a few replacements can go a long way!
Air it out
Bathrooms are notoriously humid places; and while this cannot be avoided, there are steps you can take to minimize the negative effects of such humidity. Steam that hangs in the air can lead to condensation, which in turn can produce mold and all in all, creates a pretty unhygienic atmosphere in your family bathroom. Make sure you have a window in your bathroom that you can open in summer, as fresh air will do wonders for clearing away condensation. If this isn’t an option for you, or if you live somewhere particularly cold, get an extractor fan installed so you can keep the air circulating whatever the weather.
Invest in smart storage options
There’s nothing that kills a chic bathroom aesthetic like rubber ducks and oozing shampoo bottles lying all over the floor. Use waterproof baskets inside your shower to store all the products you need within easy reach, and encourage your family to use them too! As far as towels go, install a couple of rails so you can hang the towels out to dry – or, if a lack of space is an issue, roll them up into sausages and pop them in racks or baskets on the floor. With a little bit of TLC, you can soon have your bathroom looking as good as new.