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5 Items You’re Not Cleaning in Your Bathroom, but Should Be:

1. Shower head

You shower and clean yourself nearly everyday, but when’s the last time you cleaned your shower head? Showerheads need a cleansing too! Depending on how hard your water is, showerheads should be cleaned at least once every three months. However, if you have hard water, your showerhead may need a deep-clean more often in order to remove scale and mineral deposit build-up. One of the best ways I’ve found to thoroughly clean my shower head: fill a plastic bag with vinegar, wrap the bag around the head with a rubber band, and let it sit for an hour. After an hour, remove the bag and run your shower for a minute – voila! – your shower head will be squeaky clean.

2. Shower Curtain

Moving on to the outside of the shower – the curtain! All you need to do for a clean shower curtain is throw it in the wash with your laundry detergent and a cup of vinegar (if necessary). It’s just as easy as cleaning your shower head, if not easier! However, your shower curtain should be cleaned more often. Rather than once every three months (which is a good goal), it’s advised that shower curtains should be cleaned once a month. By keeping up with once a month, you will reduce the amount of grime, mold, and mildew and increase your cleanliness!

3. Exhaust Fan

Whatever is up, must come down. Next up (if you have one): your exhaust fan! Exhaust fans have the primary responsibility to decrease moisture and odors in your bathroom by releasing air. Though it can be a chore to reach up to your ceiling and clean it, I’ve mastered a method of using reaching my vacuum toward my fan, and allowing the dust to be captured by the vacuum’s suction. However, I realize that takes a lot of effort. When I’m feeling a bitlazier, I just spray a can of air onto my fan and wait for the dust to hit the floor (a shop vac set to exhaust would do the trick as well). Then, I sweep or vacuum the floor. Thankfully, this job only needs done once a year.

4. Grout

Grout isn’t the easiest, or most enjoyable, part of your bathroom to clean. However, it definately should be done. Grout cleaner is offered by a variety of brands, easily found as a common household cleaner. You may already have a favorite! However, if you don’t, an easy DIY I suggest is to mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and apply with a quick scrub. It’s suggested to clean your bathroom’s grout at least once a year. Depending on the grout, it may only need a deep-clean once every other year.

5. Toilet Brush

You clean your toilet, so why not your toilet brush too? Considering the function of this cleaning tool, it only makes sense! Thankfully, this is an easy task. I usually soak mine in bleach for an hour. Then, I rinse it with hot water, andput it back into the holder. Now when you next clean your toilet, you’ll be doing it with a squeaky-clean brush!

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It’s in the Vanity

The average person can spend up to 30 minutes getting ready in their bathroom every morning. By the end of the year, that adds up to around 137 hours—and that’s just for the morning! With all that time spent in one room, it needs to be inviting and easy to manage. After all, nobody wants to spend time in a dark, dingy dungeon. Remodeling can help improve the function of bathrooms in a home. From the master to a half bath, time is spent in all, so they deserve a little love now and then!

One part of the remodel process is updating the vanity or vanities.  Vanities don’t just hold sinks; they are where you brush your teeth, wash your face, do your hair, wash your hands, make faces at yourself, and possibly even do your makeup.  A good chunk of your bathroom time is spent in front of a vanity. So how can you improve your experience there?  A trend that has been increasingly popular is the use of furniture style vanities. 

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Furniture style vanities give the bathroom a unique look, allowing you to bring your own style into any type of bathroom. Instead of having the normal box look, you are able to have on offset style, round style, or even both! There are a variety of options when taking this route, which is nice when you are trying to bring your vision to life. Style variety allows the bathroom become its own creative, inviting space.

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While I’m talking about functionality, there is the option to have a wall hung vanity as well.  This option is perfect for when there is limited space in the bath, like in a half bath. Hanging vanities create useable space underneath, and a clean, tidy presentation. They are a great option for minimalist designs.  Corner vanities are also a great way to save space. These help keep the walls open for other uses.

I really like that these vanities also come with matching mirrors.  It saves you the hassle of going store to store to find the perfect mirror that matches the vanity.  If you want to boost the appearance and functionality of your bathroom, consider a unique style vanity like these for your next remodel

Jeffrey Alexander by Hardware Resources
Jeffrey Alexander by Hardware Resources
Fairmont Designs

Visit a Wolff Design Center, where designers like me can help you find the perfect vanity for your new, improved bathroom!