Bathrooms

Bathrooms

Expert Advice from Ted Wood, Partner & Architect of Botelho Wood Architects A shower head attached to the outside of a wall or column, with a concrete paving slab set in the ground, is a simple, idyllic delight. On a perfect Bermuda evening, the shower waters both the lawn and the garden, requires no cleanup, offers sky views, and an essence of freedom (plus some degree of modesty). However, as...

Plumbing – Top TIPS straight from the plumber!

One of the most joked about—but least discussed—aspects of running a home, has to be the bathroom. Like much of what goes on in the water closet (and a lot goes on in there), most people shy away from thinking too much about it.  But understanding your plumbing system can save you a lot of time and money (particularly here in Bermuda, where water is such a precious commodity), as well as prevent...

Tips for Creating a Sophisticated Spa Oasis at Home

1. Fabric Textures: For those finishing touches consider fabrics that have a subtle pattern or even a metallic texture for bath mats and towels. 2. Pebble Stone Floor Tile: Capture the calm of the coast line with this tumbled marble pebble tile underfoot. 3. Onyx Wall Tile: Use a large format honed onyx or tumbled limestone reminiscent of pearlescent beach sand for the shower walls. 4. 3D Wood Wall...

2020 Renovations!

So you’re thinking about bathroom renovations? Here’s what you should know before you start! You’ve probably been thinking about it for months, dreaming about the possibilities, flicking through magazines and pinning ideas on Pinterest. A bathroom renovation can be an exciting yet daunting project. We spoke with Vince Hunt from DHPS Limited, the winner of Island Property’s 2018 Best Plumbing...

Bathroom HACKS!

Tips & tricks that YOU can do today to make your bathroom shine! CLEAN YOUR SHOWER HEAD WITH VINEGAR Vinegar is super handy for cleaning a wide range of things… and your shower head is one of them! If you’ve got a gunked up shower head to clean simply place a plastic bag of vinegar over the head of the shower and attach it with a sturdy elastic band. Walk away for an hour, come back, remove the...

Plumbing tips for the novice!

Whether you are a homeowner or a tenant, at some point you will be faced with a plumbing problem. Even if you call your plumber to handle repairs, it’s worthwhile (and empowering!) to learn a little about the plumbing in your house. We spoke with plumber, Simone Smith (#girlpower!), of David Hayward Plumbing Service (DHPS) for tips on plumbing fixes anyone can do on their own and avoid an expensive...

Beyond Kitchen Waste!

We think we are snazzy with our recycling bins and trash cans in our kitchens. Our eco-friendly lifestyles have improved from composting to reusing and modifying product packaging with awesome DIY’s that have proven to be great hacks. The “KITCHEN” has been the hero of recyclables in our homes since we begin recycling our household products.  So, go on KITCHEN’s of the world,...

Designer Tips for your relaxing retreat

Whether you’re living with a large family or flatmates, the bathroom is often a welcoming space you can retreat to. Even when you live alone it’s the perfect place to relax after a long day. However the bathroom is often overlooked by people especially when decorating. So we asked Interior Designers what their top tips are for turning your bathroom into a more relaxing place. Make a...

Bathroom Renovations – a Bachelors’ Dream 

The bathroom is a very personal space used by everyone in the household so it needs to be kept updated and clean. Because of it’s frequent use it is important not to just throw money at it, but to plan your dream bathroom very carefully in advance, to achieve the look and function you want from the start. When it’s time to consider selling your home, industry experts say that there are really just...

Making Your Loo Work for You

The powder room, lavatory, washroom, restroom, toilet, the loo, gents or ladies, the privy, outhouse, latrine, water closet… There a many names for this infamous room but one thing stays the same: it is the most important room in your home. Lets be real, everyone’s got to go. This makes this room more than vital in a home. But just because it’s a basic necessity doesn’t mean it needs to be...

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