When you hang a new shower curtain and its plastic-y odor almost knocks you over, that can give you pause. It's a not-so-subtle reminder of PVC and other toxic ingredients that are in the liner, offgassing into your home. The good news is, there are alternatives out there that repel water just fine, and last much longer than vinyl:
As part of my January Cure this month, I'm hoping to pull my place together with a few finishing touches, starting with the bathroom. While searching for inspiration I found myself drawn to these images.
I know it seems like a small deal, but when I recently saw a friend's family's toothbrush collection neatly displayed in rows, and then thought of my own pile of kids toothbrushes by the sink, well, I realized it was time. Time to tackle those toothbrushes, and to do so in style.
Before throwing out that tomato sauce jar, consider all that it can do if its lid is switched out. Worry not, this is not DIY. It's ready-to-buy. My favorite reuse revamp is the solar lid light in Photo 3. This solar lid automatically turns on when it gets dark, is water resistant, and fits any jar that takes a standard mason jar lid. Eco-friendly and good-looking, these products are hard not to like. And the other lids are just as great.
Our bathroom is smaller than our closet. I say this, not because our closet is big, but because our bathroom is small - very small. And there are four of us who use it. Here are three shower gadgets that help our family survive in a teeny bathroom.
In small homes, the bathroom in particular can be really pressed for space. I know that in my own small house (not as tiny as my old apartment, but well under the average size in my city), it's difficult coming up with enough wall space for towel bars. We have hooks and bars on the back of the door, but I'm always looking for alternatives since that's not ideal. One solution I'm eyeing is the 12-inch towel bar:
Rustic wood, natural materials, and a bit of living greenery give a bedroom a serene, touch of spring feel. Whether your budget is large or a bit less, you can get an Organic Modern room that's both restful and awakening.
Rental bathrooms are often small, a fact that can make storage options tricky, especially when coupled with landlord restrictions. Here are twelve options, large and small, that make the most of vertical space, narrow floor space, and visual space.
Michael Shaikin, owner of Ottawa-based The Modern Shop, wants to bring a fresh take on modern design to Canada. As the former owner of a vintage resell shop, Michael certainly has the retail chops for this venture. And with an eye for great designs from Europe and the US, he has style covered, too.