They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where meals are made and enjoyed and all the family comes together to trade stories as they enjoy a lovingly homemade meal. But if the kitchen is the heart of the home, surely the bathroom is the soul… At least if it’s true that cleanliness is next to Godliness. After all, the bathroom is a calming, restive and meditative place. It’s where you marshall your resources for the day ahead while enjoying a steaming hot shower. And it’s where you go to relax and reboot yourself as you soak in a salt-infused tub after a hard day’s work.
However, the sad truth is that many of us aren’t as happy, relaxed and at peace in our bathroom as we could (or should) be. The bathroom is visited often throughout the day by all members of the household. It’s also a place where heat and water tend to be abundant, and that can bring problems of its own. Here are some ways to make your bathroom a happier place…
Keep a window open
It’s a small but very important part of keeping a perfect bathroom, but opening your windows can make all the difference. First of all, natural light makes any living space look brighter and more cheerful as well as cleaner, airier and more spacious. What’s more, sunlight is the enemy of nasty moulds and fungi that can undermine the aesthetic of your beautiful, clean bathroom.
Get rid of that black mould in your bathroom sealant
The rest of your bathroom is spotless and in pristine condition. However, nothing seems to shift that persistent line of black mould that can contaminate your bathroom sealant. No matter how much you scrub at it, it still remains and makes your whole bathroom feel… icky!
Make this troublesome pest a thing of the past with any of the following;
- A thick paste made of bicarbonate of soda and spirit vinegar
- A spray comprised of one part bleach in 4 parts water
- A purpose made black mould removal spray (Cillit Bang do a good one).
Replace that dingy bathroom suite
Most of the time, you can improve your bathroom’s aesthetic with little more than bicarbonate of soda, spirit vinegar, bleach and a little elbow grease. However, if your home’s previous owners didn’t take care of their bathroom suite and it became cracked, chipped damaged or dingy over the years, no matter how hard you try, you can’t unsee it. The good news is that you may be pleasantly surprised by how cost effective it can be to replace your suite. Get in touch with a good local company like KBB East Anglia. You may well find that a new suite can transform your bathroom and make it a much more relaxing space without costing the Earth.
Clear away all that clutter
Who can relax in a hot bubble bath when the rim of the bath is brimming with shampoo bottles, shower gel bottles, bars of soap in various forms of distress and half a dozen scented candles. Keep 1 or 2 essentials out and clear away the rest.
When you’ve cleaned out unwelcome guests like damp, mould and clutter, your bathroom becomes a much more pleasant, relaxing and happy place to be!