bathroom sinks

  • 4 Simple Tricks For Keeping A Clean Bathroom

    The best method to keep a clean bathroom is to do it routinely. Whether easy to clean stainless steel sinks or vitreous china, cleaning can still be a bit of a hassle. Cleaning the tub and shower walls in bathrooms may only be a once a week item while other areas may need more frequent attention, however, there are usually some tasks that seem harder than others to get sparkling clean and keep that way. If you’ve been wondering how to get rid of stubborn buildup, germs, and dirt, here are some expert tips for a clean bathroom that may help make cleanup a breeze.

    Tips For A Clean Bathroom

    1. Bathtub rings – A natural and effective way to remove that ring around the tub is to cut a grapefruit in half and pour a tablespoon of salt onto it. Then simply rub it around the ring and watch it disappear. Even the smallest details of a clean bathroom make a difference.

    2. Shower and bathtub tile surrounds – Save your back and knees by using a clean broom and cleanser, then rinse using a bucket or a shower wand. When dealing with deep dirt stains, empty the bathtub of water and fit a soft scrubbing brush onto your drill, saving yourself some elbow grease. Remove soap scum buildup on glass shower doors by rubbing a damp dryer sheet across them. Spritz diluted bleach from a spray bottle on grout lines and finish with a clean mop to remove watermarks. Don’t forget, from time to time, to throw the shower curtain, if you’re using one, into the washing machine with a little white vinegar and hang it wet to dry rather using the dryer. Remember to work smarter, not harder for your clean bathroom.

    3. Showerhead residue and germs – Simply place a plastic bag around the showerhead and fill with white vinegar. Wrap an elastic band around to secure it and leave it for an hour. Remove and rinse. Regular removal of bacteria is integral to a clean bathroom.

    4. Toilet brush – Put a little liquid disinfecting cleanser in the toilet brush holder to keep the brush ready for the next use.
    Bathrooms do seem to attract dirt and grime but keeping them clean is important if you don’t want germs spreading through your home or the embarrassment of having guests needing to use a dirty bathroom. Many people are unaware about how to clean a bathroom effectively, but with a few simple tricks, you can easily keep your clean bathroom germ free and fresh.

    Let DECOLAV Help

    As the experts in both residential and commercial bathroom furniture and fixtures, DECOLAV can help. Whatever the style, DECOLAV can help you achieve the look with our quality styling and expert engineering. Coupled with your unique vision, we can provide innovative solutions for your bathroom design and DECOLAV offers an abundance of options that are sure to satisfy even the most discriminating taste.
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  • Making Kids Bathrooms Back to School Ready

    It's that time of year when parents are getting kids ready and out the door every morning. Off to school, hopefully before the school bell rings! They've laid out school clothes, and packed lunches and supplies... but getting the kids ready in a timely fashion? When kids bathrooms have a less than optimal setup, It can be a challenge.

    There are many solutions offered by parents and professionals, however, one of the easiest ways to help your children help themselves this year is by making the kids bathroom organized, easily accessible, safe, and, of course, fun! Continue reading

  • Mother's Day Gift: Pick One that Means More All Year

    Mothers give so much and yet often forget to pamper themselves. It's sometimes difficult to imagine a gift that shows her how much you appreciate all that she does. However, this Mother's Day it's easy to show her how grateful you are for her love, patience, wisdom, and time with these simple gift ideas to make her bathroom into a room that she'll love and enjoy all year. This Mother’s Day, treat her to one or more of these simple ideas for the perfect Mother's Day gift that says, "I love you."

    Mother's Day Gift Idea #1

    A new bathroom mirror can be a beautiful reflection of her style

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  • Cool Summer Bathroom Style

    Each new season brings us the inspiration to freshen our homes. The four seasons vary significantly in their traits and character, and fresh changes within a home can brighten your mood. As every season brings its own beauty, and summer temperatures typically increase to the hottest of the year, summer bathroom styles should be ultra-cool. Use candles, towels, and plants to add fresh scents and pops of color. Bright colors will bring the beautiful outdoors inside your home. These are a few of our seasonal ideas to find your summer bathroom style. Continue reading

  • Couples Bathroom: 7 Terrific Tips

    couples bathroom, love, creating a harmonise spaceWhen you share a bathroom with your significant other, it's important to design a room that you'll both appreciate, regardless of differences in taste. Typically, people believe that compromise is the solution, but truly the key to satisfaction is a successful negotiation of a couples bathroom. Rather than enduring a forced compromise, find a solution that makes you both happy by blending your tastes to create something eclectic and interesting, yet still harmonious. Continue reading

  • Pet Friendly Bathrooms: Design Yours

    Approximately 65% of households in the U.S. own a pet, yet they are often overlooked when it comes to planning a bathroom remodel. Those who have four-legged family members love their animals, and also want to have stylish bathrooms that are fresh and beautiful. Be sure to make your pet friendly bathrooms stylish and functional. Read this edition of DECOLAV's Stay in the Know! to learn how.

    Pet Friendly Bathrooms: All About the Furry Babies

    Although a dog bath may traditionally have consisted of a garden hose and a pail filled with soapy water, many people now want to make a bathing area specifically for their pets. It is often ideal to place this bath or shower within a garage, walkout basement, screened patio, or mudroom, so they can be cleaned and dried before entering the rest of the house. An area with ceramic tile flooring is the most practical choice for pets, as it's basically waterproof and scratch proof. Continue reading

  • Consumers Digest Awards DECOLAV Best Buy in Sinks

    Consumers Digest awarded DECOLAV Best Buy in Sinks for their Classically Redefined 1457-CWH bathroom sink in the Midrange selection category in their April 2017 Issue.

    According to Consumers Digest's April 2017 Issue, “The Classically Redefined 1457-CWH has the best combination of bowl size, depth and warranty among sinks that are in this price range. We believe that this models unique matching drain cover gives it a more distinctive look than what other midrange sinks have.” The other categories in Consumers Digest Best Buy in Sinks include Premium and Economy selection, both awarded to Kohler. Continue reading

  • Bath Renovation Realities

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    Home renovation is always very exciting in the early stages...we make Pinterest boards of our dream bathroom, spend much our free time online looking at tile, lighting, plumbing fixtures, and cabinets. Often we buy stacks of Home Design magazines, watch home renovation tv shows for hours on end, and survey friends, family and co-workers who have recently renovated about their experiences. There is an excitement about the whole process, and in the end, there will be a beautiful new bathroom.....and if it goes anything like the tv shows, it will be done under budget, in a matter of days, right?! ;) Let's get started on the demolition! I'm going to bring you through a survival guide to get through any bath renovation with some of the realities you may endure, and how to handle it. Continue reading

  • Spa Bathroom: 10 Best Tips

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    The term “minimalism” seems to be the theme for most of today’s bathrooms. We’re also hearing that many of the clients are requesting a space that is comfortable and cozy to literally wash your cares away. The bathroom should be a place of tranquility and peace and in most cases, designers today are keeping that in mind. Here are 10 tips you can use for creating a more spa bathroom you can start today.

    Use Natural Elements

    A spa is a place generally thought of as a mineral spring that is designed to promote health. Naturally, adding a natural element to your design creates a place of calm serenity. Think in terms of adding stones or art made of driftwood, plants and fireplaces will enhance just about any area, making it more ‘Zen-like’ spa bathroom. Even tile selection can contribute to thus, by using a wood porcelain floor, or mosaics in materials like mother of pearl, natural stone, and wood. Continue reading

  • Faucets: The Right One for Your Bathroom

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    New faucets can give a bathroom a fresh look, but with the wide variety of choices available, it can be difficult to know which to choose. However, a few basic guidelines can help the decision of choosing the right faucet. The first consideration must be the opening configuration in the sink for the faucet. There are four common types that include:


    Low Down on Bathroom Faucets

    A widespread-set has three separate holes that are at least eight inches apart, and are made to accommodate larger two-handled styles.

    Standard Center-set contains three separate holes within four inches made for two-handled faucets, which are plate-mounted.

    Single-hole sinks are for single-handed faucets typically with one lever, hands-free, or small two-handed faucets extended from one fixture, often used for smaller bathrooms.

    Wall-mounted are often used with vessel or freestanding sinks, and often have longer spouts to extend into the bowl.

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