In Need of a Cleaning

I don’t know why I allowed it to go on for as long as I did, but now I have no choice but to invest more time in cleaning my house since I neglected it for weeks and let the work to pile up. What this means is that I will not be able to do my normal routine, but instead will have to plan a more in-depth, intense program if I can be assured that everything is truly clean. I am currently in the process of deep cleaning and this is happening as I repair and replace as I go along, so the process is even a bit more stressful than usual.

And just like everyone else, my least favorite room to clean is the bathroom, but that goes for just about anyone. That means that I have been looking for tips and suggestions online and was able to find more than a few that offered great insider advice. In order to ensure that my bathroom and showerheads are never this dirty again, I have been able to find techniques that can help remove extra residue from them that can last for weeks at a time. The following are more tips I have used to efficiently clean my bathroom.  

Remove Items from Normal Locations

cleaning bathroom

Before you start cleaning, you will want to remove everything inside and around the bathroom and the bathtub areas. That means get rid of all towels and the rugs hanging and anywhere else in the room. Take all the items from the counters in the bathroom and in any cupboards. Empty all trash cans as well.

Sweep and Dust

In order to rid your house of dust, get a duster and remove any cobwebs that you see, work your way around all corners, and any vents or light fixtures. Once you have completed, vacuum the floor to get up any excessive debris that has accumulated on floors.

Clean Bathtub and Shower

Grab a bottle of all-purpose cleaner and apply it to the bathtub, the shower, and the sink. Let it soak for at least half an hour.

Clean All Surfaces

Using the all-purpose cleaner again, wipe down shelves, doors, baseboards, window sills, blinds, and towel racks.

Mix Solution for Floors

Get a bucket of water and then add the suggested amount of all-purpose cleaner.

Return to Bathtub and Shower to Clean

Now that they have soaked, it will be easy to scrub away excess dirt and grime that has built up. Also, go over other surfaces in the room, including the walls.

Finish Bathtub and Shower

Replacing all the items you removed before, wipe where necessary, then close shower curtain or the door. Use glass cleaner if you want the door to sparkle.

Cleaning Vanity Area

Spray all-purpose cleaner over faucets, sink, and countertops, wiping dirt away with a cloth. Use glass cleaner for the mirrors and a cloth to wipe cabinet faces.

Cleaning the Toilet

woman cleans a bathroom toilet with a scrub brush

Scrub the toilet with a cleaning solution, wiping away excess with a cloth.

Mopping the Floor

The last thing you should do is mop the floors, then replacing the room with new laundered rugs.

Best Way to Relax

Now that I am renovating my house, I have a distinct look in mind and I know exactly how I can pull it off. I know that I want to start in the bathroom because those are the rooms where I can really make the house pop. I am going for a classic style that looks amazing but will come with all modern plumbing. The problem right now is trying to find fixtures that not only are beautiful but fit the bill for a vintage look. I have been asking my friends and family members on where they have gone in the past to search for shower heads and bathroom fixtures and they have really helped me tremendously in being able to check out brands that I had never even heard of before.

For the top shower head reviews, I was able to check out a few sites, including another that gave me a list of the best handheld shower head reviews available and I could then compare prices and features among the various brands. I mean, at the end of the day, I don’t know anyone that doesn’t want to have a luxury bathroom that they can use at any time to relax and get themselves in a better mood. For the best shower possible, I advise on investing in dual showerheads if possible. They offer the right air pressure, water volume, shower settings, and other perks to make it worth the investment. Since my bathrooms are rather large, I want to make sure I use as much of the space as possible to get a look that is customized and catered to fit my aesthetics. The following are some examples of great showerheads that are great for just about any home.

HYDROLUXE FULL-CHROME 24

HYDROLUXE FULL-CHROME 24

There is nothing I like more than features, and with the Hydroluxe Full-Chrome 24, you get more than what you bargained for in this dual showerhead edition that boasts an amazing 24 water flow patterns for a more refreshing experience. There are even five settings for the hand and head shower, including, eco rain, power rain, pause warm, power massage, and many more. Even if you are experiencing water cuts, you can use this showerhead to perform special baths using a special feature. Some users have noted that this is a model that is not as durable as others on the market, but it still is an affordable option that comes highly recommended.

DREAMSPA RAINFALL

DREAMSPA RAINFALL

For those that are always looking for the most luxurious shower experience that can be had at home, then look no further than the DreamSpa Rainfall, which has a number of features that will make anyone fall in love with it. I know that some users are always wondering if they can install certain models, but this is one that is simple to do yourself and works great with any standard sized shower arm. The dual circular heads are made from stainless steel to ensure a longer life and you won’t need any special tools if you decide to install this one yourself.  It also comes equipped with a shower hose and a diverter, so as soon as you buy it, you are ready to immediately use it without investing in any other accessories. There were some users that complained of water shooting out a few days after installation, but this is a minor issue and not a reason not to consider this one as a top choice for your bathroom renovation.

HOTELSPA 30

HOTELSPA 30

Boasting a shower head of 6 inches and a handheld option at 4 inches, the HotelSpa 30 allows you to have anything but a normal bath, coming with 6 different shower features including, mist, power rain, hydrating mist, pulsating massage, massage, and economy rain. With its angled overhead bracket, you are able to enjoy the shower stream from just about any angle and it is simple to use. Some users note that the shower head may snap off but there is a limited warranty that comes with purchase that makes this showerhead a wise investment. I know that most of the reviews I read were positive and that was one of the main reasons I added it to my shortlist.

Choosing the Tubs

Renovation can be a tough process as you always have to make final decisions on things that will be in your home for years to come. That is exactly what I am experiencing now as I have to choose two bathtubs for the bathrooms in my home and I am having a hard task of finding something that truly speaks to me and gives off a vintage, yet modern look. I have been racking my brains over this and have consulted with friends and family for any tips and advice they can spare. Luckily, they have been a world of help in enabling me to find other resources to aid in my search for the best bathtubs possible for my new bathrooms.

Whenever you are remodeling, it is important that everyone is cleaning properly so you won’t have to worry about it at a later date. Trust me when I say that it always comes back to haunt you when not done correctly the first time. Since bathrooms are considered a cornerstone in some homes, I want a bathtub that encompasses the space in an elegant way. I know that some people want to do this type of work themselves, but if you must, know that you have to evaluate the tub you want to place in the room as it has to fit certain standards. The following are some features that also should be considered when deciding on a new bathtub:

Lifestyle needs

Size of space

Water heating capacity

Plumbing and drain locations

Current bathtub setup

Installation Styles

This will depend on whether or not you are renovating the entire bathroom or if you are only replacing the current bathtub with a new one. If you are looking to replace the current bathtub, like I am, then you should research the tub you want to replace it with to ensure that it is installed correctly and that it will actually fit into the space in question. So, get that measuring tape ready and then measure the distance of the tub from one stud to the other, plus the width.

Types of Tubs

There are different tub types too:

Soaking tubs – the most common type of bathtub that offers minimal features but do offer enough depth and space for a proper soak.

elegant looking bathroom

Whirlpool – they vary from hydro-massage jets to those with thermostatic faucets and built-in music programming. Installation for these can be tricky and should probably be done by a professional.

Walk-In tubs – these are safer for bathing and come with features like grab bars and slip-resistant surfaces. For anyone that has someone in their household with special needs, these are ideal tubs as they are available in different heights and widths.

Materials

Bathtubs can be made from several materials, including:

Acrylic –acrylic better insulates, and are a lightweight option that is more resistant to fading over the years. They are also more expensive than composite or fiberglass tubs.

Cast Iron – very heavy, yet highly durable and available in several colors.

Cast Iron tub

Steel – enameled steel is a lightweight, inexpensive option, but chips easier and is not soundproof like cast iron.