Bathroom Remodeling Long Island | Alure Home Improvements

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With today’s bathroom remodeling designs, it’s never been easier to bring form, function and style together in your Long Island, NY, home. A bathroom remodel is more than just picking the right sinks, bathtub, cabinetry, and fixtures. You want a bathroom contractor who can re-imagine the layout of the bathroom and who can utilize the space to its fullest potential.

Does your main bath need more storage to accommodate the entire family? Do you want your master bath to blend both function and style to create your own personal oasis? If you are focusing on bathroom remodeling for a guest room, are you presenting a proper image of your sense of style to your visitors? Now is the time to take inventory of all your bathroom remodeling wants and needs. When you visit our bathroom design showroom, we can help you find just the right look for your new bathroom

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Cozy Bathroom Ideas: 19 Ways to Make Your Bathroom Incredibly Cozy

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The words cozy and bathroom might seem mutually exclusive, but a quick Pinterest search of the words reveals they’re anything but.

Take a few minutes (read: hours) to scroll through Pinterest’s “cozy bathroom ideas” feed, and you’ll find images of plant-lined showers, fluffy towels, and candlelit baths so welcoming, you can almost feel the warmth of the water creep along your skin.

Dare to close your eyes, and you might believe, just for a moment, that you are actually enveloped in that warm water—that those plants lining the shower, those fluffy towels, and those candles along the bath’s edge are yours. That the incredibly cozy bathrooms you’ve been perusing on Pinterest for the past however many minutes (ahem, hours) belong to you.

Once you finally emerge from this hygge-filled Pinterest black hole, you remember that these bathrooms aren’t your own—that you didn’t even know the words “cozy” and “bathroom” could

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Small Bathroom Floor Plans

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By Meg Escott

So let’s dive in and just to look at some small bathroom floor plans and talk about them.

All the bathroom layouts that I’ve drawn up here I’ve lived with so I can really vouch for what works and what doesn’t.  If you have a bigger space available the master bathroom floor plans are worth a look.

You can find out about all the symbols used on this page on the floor plan symbols page.  There’s also information on bathroom dimensions

Standard Small Bathroom Floor Plans

Here’s two standard bathroom layouts that work well as a small family bathroom (5ft x 8ft). They work well with a shower bath or a luxurious shower size.  The position of the door is also flexible.  There’s enough room in them for someone to get dressed and undressed but there might be a bit of a clash

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How to Add a Bathroom

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The number of bathrooms in a home can really make or break the home’s overall functionality for its inhabitants. But before you put your house on the market to look for a new one with that extra bathroom you’ve been dreaming of, you may be able to easily add a bathroom to your existing home — which will not only solve your problem, but will also up your property value. Here’s what you need to consider when adding a bathroom to your home.

Where will it be sited?

The great thing about adding a bathroom to your home is that it doesn’t typically require a lot of space. At bare minimum, you’ll need about a three-foot by six-foot space to add a half bathroom. If you require a shower, it will need to be a bit larger, and for a full tub even bigger (about five-foot by eight-foot). You can

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Natural Bathroom Cleaning Tips | Wellness Mama

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Other than the kitchen, bathroom cleaning takes the most amount of time and work to clean since it has so many different types of surfaces and because, by its nature, it is a place that needs to be cleaned often because its frequency of use.

If you are like me, cleaning the bathroom is most likely one of your least favorite cleaning activities. Luckily, a checklist and some natural cleaners can make quick work of cleaning the bathroom.

Mirrors

Just like windows, mirrors can be cleaned with a 50/50 vinegar and water mix in a spray bottle and wiped with old rags from cut-up t-shirts or newspaper (paper towels leave a lot of residue with this method).

The easiest way, if you have them, is to use microfiber cloths (1 regular one wet, and

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Bathroom design ideas, inspiration & pictures l homify

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The style of bathroom that you choose will depend not only on the size of the room you have to work with, but also on the colours, tones and themes that appeal to you personally. Generally speaking, there are six styles (we take a closer look at these below) that we recommend choosing from, however there is also the possibility of mixing and matching to create the ultimate space that reflects your personal taste to a tee. The broad categories are modern, classic, eclectic, Scandinavian, rustic and country and with homify you can find countless examples in each category, to help you get a better idea of the styles that you actually like and how you might implement them into your own bathroom. 

Each style has key features that make it unique or noteworthy, Scandinavian bathrooms are, for example, defined by use of light wood tones and white finishes, while

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8 Bathroom Design & Remodeling Ideas on a Budget

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So you’re ready to redecorate and redesign your bathroom. But dropping $20,000 on a deluxe spa retreat is light years away from what you can afford to spend. Here’s the good news: You don’t need mega-bucks to transform your bathroom into a relaxing, cool space. There are plenty of ways to renovate and redesign on a budget.

According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value report, an average bathroom remodel costs around $10,500 while an upscale remodel is going to run you a hefty $26,000. However, if you do the work yourself and get creative, This Old House estimates that you can do a remodel for $1,000 to $3,000, or even less, depending on how much you want to change.

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The peculiar bathroom habits of Westerners

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But the availability of water isn’t the only factor affecting this. Frequent bathing is common even, for instance, in low-income parts of Lilongwe, Malawi, whose residents might take bucket-based baths two or three times a day despite intermittent water access.

Many Ghanaians, Filipinos, Colombians and Australians, among others, also bathe multiple times a day. This may not include washing the hair each time, and there might be supplementary foot washing in cultures where this is important. Multiple bucket baths might actually use up less water overall than a single high-pressure shower. But the habit is only partly related to a hot climate: some Brazilians take multiple showers even on winter days.

Today’s typical routine of a morning shower is partly a reflection of contemporary notions about how to structure the day, which is more rigorously ordered than in the past. (Today’s Westerners feel they have less free time than ever

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Staging the Bathroom Without Breaking the Bank

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Many home buyers feel slightly uncomfortable looking at bathrooms while touring homes. Buyers will spend more time in the kitchen, living room and bedrooms than they will in a bathroom. Perhaps they don’t want to think about what usually goes on in the bathroom. Bathrooms are not generally a place where strangers share communal experiences.

So, they poke their heads in the door – often without stepping foot in the room, like if they don’t actually step into the bathroom, they’re not really in the bathroom – glance left to right, and leave. That takes all of three seconds. So, that’s what you’ve got to impress a buyer – three seconds. Sellers can spend hours staging a bathroom for that three-second reaction.

Getting the Bathroom Ready for Staging

Get out the bleach and start scrubbing. If you prefer not to use bleach, find an organic substitute, but bleach works best.

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The Germiest Spots in Your Bathroom

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Toothbrush holder

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Your toothbrush isn’t keeping its germs to itself. A study from public health organization NSF International found that 64 percent of toothbrush holders contained mold and yeast, compared to 27 percent of toilet seats. They’re also far more likely to contain coliforms or staph, according to the study. “You put in your brush, which is damp or wet, and that residual water drips down and collects in the bottom of the cup,” says microbiologist Lisa Yakas, senior project manager for NSF. “Germs tend to like warm and moist environments.” Most holders can go in the dishwasher, which will get rid of any icky residue and the germs feeding on it, so toss yours in weekly or monthly, she recommends.

Faucet handle

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Sink handles contain more than 600 times more microorganisms per square inch than a toilet handle, according to the NSF study. You probably

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