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5+1 mistakes in the bathroom renovation

Monday, August 31st, 2020

5+1 mistakes in the bathroom renovation

How to avoid the mistakes that cost when renovating your bathroom?

What are and how can we avoid the most common costly mistakes when planning to do some plumbing improvement work in the bathroom? Do you know how to avoid these mistakes? In order to avoid unnecessary expenses to make your bathroom economically and tastefully follow Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου advices!

See below what are the six most common mistakes that almost all homeowners make. How can you avoid them, so that the nightingale cuckoo does not cost you!

Bathroom renovation mistakes


1. You are in a hurry to finish an hour earlier!

Now that you have finally put in the program after so long to build your new bathroom, you probably want it done tomorrow. But poor planning is the main cause of cost overruns. In these technical tasks nothing costs more than doing one job twice.

Depending on the size and scope of the project in your bathroom, you will need to spend a lot of time on the design process. You can even do some market research online. It will help you to get ideas for the bathroom style that suits your space and your taste. You can see designs and colours on tiles, lamps and clever furniture designs.

As you plan how the space will be configured, try to come up with a plan that holds in place the basics of plumbing. Moving the basin from one wall to another will mean moving a sewer line. This work will burden your budget. If you can keep the basin, shower and sink in the places they are already in, then you will reduce costs and save a lot of money.

2. Go for “do it yourself” solutions!

The do-it-yourself approach can be an effective way to reduce costs. But it is better to leave the most complex technical installations to specialized professionals. A good plumber-tile can place cheap tiles that look expensive. On the contrary, an expensive tile for which you will spend a fortune, if it is badly placed, will look cheap and inelegant.

Just keep in mind how many specialities you will need for the bath. From plumbers and electricians to tiles. It is better to choose a workshop to undertake the work from start to finish. The project is better coordinated and the work progresses. You are not looking to find a different technician for each particular job (plumbing, electrical, etc.). Depending on the progress of the work it is important to choose an experienced technical team and not go straight to the lowest bid you will get.

3. Make discounts on basic materials!

Another common mistake that most people make is the quality and cost of the materials. Do not make discounts on quality. You can make quality choices at very affordable prices.

4. You do not think about tomorrow

You may be young today and in good health, but it is wrong not to foresee the future. What you can do is ensure that your bathroom will serve you and your loved ones for years to come. For example, the large shower that now offers easy access and universal use will continue to be easy to use as the years go by. One condition is that it has a seat and there are also support bars.

Support bars are not just for the elderly. They also make it easier for pregnant women or young children to get in and out of the bathtub or shower safely. You can make nice choices that match the other accessories of the space (towels etc).
The right thing to do is to plan and place the support bases so that the bars can be inserted in the future, whenever necessary.

5. Shopping and products online without seeing them up close

Searching the internet is ideal for finding products and lots of design ideas. But not everything always appears on your computer screen as it really is. They may look great stylistically in the photos, but in your real space they look tasteless and frustrating. That’s why it’s right to visit a showroom or shop to see the products set up before you buy them (sanitary ware, etc.). Once you see them up close then you can, if possible, buy them online and save some money.

6. Forgot your storage?

Where to place a cupboard or storage space is something you should not forget. Most people forget it and remember it when they have to come out of the shower dripping to get a towel from the closet in the hallway or in the next room.

The right thing is that an elegant wardrobe inside the bathroom is essential. There you will be able to place personal hygiene items, pharmacy and various types of health care and first aid.

Contact Apofraxeis Antoniou for any questions and tips regarding the renovation of your bathroom.

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How to deal with smells in your bathroom

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

How to deal with smells in your bathroom

We all know how unpleasant it is when you are experiencing a situation with unpleasant smells Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου– in your bathroom or kitchen. It is often because of the drain, as it might have collected a number of products or it is one step away from a clog. The smells can get pretty nasty and they are not easy to go. You might be cleaning the kitchen and bathroom everyday, but still the odors are there.

We have prepared a guide on how to deal with smells in your bathroom and we are glad to share it with you! Follow the steps we will mention below and your bathroom and kitchen will be fresh and clean again! Just remember that if you are experiencing a clog or another important issue with your draining system it would be better if you called a professional Αποφράξεις Αργυρούπολη drain cleaning crew.

Clean your bathroom in the right way

Are you cleaning your bathroom frequently but it still has a bad smell? Same goes with your kitchen? Then you are probably doing something wrong. Yes, the cleaners that you can find in the market are good and they seem like they are doing a good job but apparently they don’t.

The best way that you can ensure having a squeaky clean bathroom and kitchen, is to use natural ingredients. You might have some of them in your kitchen already (like lemons, baking soda and salt) or you might need to buy some (like borax). The combination of the ingredients that we mentioned in the brackets can do wonders in the effective cleaning of your bathroom.

Baking soda and vinegar can vanish the smells that are coming from your toilet bowl, kitchen drains, even the floor and walls. Mix one part of baking soda with one part of vinegar and scrub your kitchen drain. It will make the odors coming from the pipes disappear once and for all.

Do not use obstructive products

These obstructive that everyone can find in the market today, are the worst thing that you can put in your toilet and drains. Their chemicals are producing fumes that are harmful for your health and after all they are not effective. They work Αποφράξεις Πειραιάς by pushing the objects blocking your pipes even deeper and this is why your bathroom or kitchen smell.

Use a humidifier

The humidity levels are the one that could be responsible for the nasty smells in your bathroom and kitchen. Just think about it, have you ever smelled a room full of humidity and mold? It smells like someone has just put out a cigarette. It is not the worst smell but it is annoying and it is for sure not good for your health.

Invest on a humidifier and you will immediately see a difference in the quality of the air in your house. The newest humidifiers have more functions that can improve the smell of your bathroom and kitchen.

Open your windows daily

Ventilation is key for having a nice smelling room. It might be in the form of a window or a vent.If you have a window keep it open as much as possible and especially after baths. Even if it is small, it will help lower the levels of humidity. Humidity creates mold so this is why your bathroom smells.

You just need to make sure that the vent is working properly and that it is clean. Sometimes, because of the dirty ventilator, your room will still smell bad even though the ventilator is one 24 hours per day. You can easily open the cap, remove it and see what is the situation inside of it.

If the cap is plastic or metal you can give it a rinse with water and vinegar. As far as the filter is concerned, if it is removable you can take it off and wash it too to remove the dust and dirt. If not, try to use a vacuum cleaner to suck as much dust as possible. After they dry assemble it again and the room will be fresh once more!

Install a freshener

Last but not least, you can simply use a freshener. You can find these in many different forms and scents and you can even make one yourself! The fresheners come in gel forms, potpourri, electric with spray options and timers, sticks dipped in essential oils and more. They are an upgrade for your bathroom and they will keep the bad smells away!

Use some cotton balls and your favorite essential oils or perfume and spray the cotton balls. Put them in a little basket and leave them in the room that is smelling bad. Renew them as often as you like.

The freshener is a nice way to fill your room with a scent you love as you can  adjust the smell to be either strong or lighter and more discrete.

Bonus tips

You could also put a pot with plants in the bathroom. Some plants are known to absorb the extra humidity so this way you are going to have both a nice humidity-free bathroom and a nice tropical environment! Another tip is to scrub your bathroom tiles with baking soda and vinegar.

Baking soda and vinegar will break down every inch of dirt and mold, leaving your bathroom fresh and smelling good. You can also apply the same mixture to your kitchen counter top and tiles. You can find more about DIY cleaning methods for your bathroom and kitchen here.

Finally, a cup filled with baking soda is the smartest way to keep odors away from a room. Just fill a cup and leave it on the counter of your kitchen or behind the toilet bowl.

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