Be A Guest In Your Own Bathroom

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We love hotel bathrooms. The fluffy towels, the clean counters, the fresh soaps. We believe that the same experience can be recreated at home. The bathroom's definitely a place where minimal effort can have big payoff. True, steam showers and whirlpool baths may not be available until your renovation but you can do what's known in our house as "giving good bathroom" with a little elbow grease and a few dollars. Some tips after the jump...
  • Keep it clean: the bathroom's a place where cleanliness can really make a big difference. Wiping out the hair from the sink and the water spots from the faucets instantly spruces up your sink area.
  • Remove the non-essentials from your bathroom counter: store items in drawers or on shelves. Get rid of anything you haven't used in a year.
  • Brush out your toilet bowl every morning and keep the lid closed. It keeps the germs inside. As an added bonus, Feng Shui adherents suggest it will keep your money from being flushed away.
  • Toss the old and frayed towels: Treat yourself to a matching set.
  • Soap in pump dispenser: It's neat and clean for everyday use.
  • Music's a must for the bathrooom: Try instrumentals.
  • Pamper your senses: Candles and bath products make the room smell great and contribute to a restful atmosphere.
  • Wipe down the shower after you use it. Hang up a squeegee to make the task easier.
  • Take a look at your shower curtain. Buy a new one or wash your old one.

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