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Easy Breezy Cleaning Renovations For the Bathroom

Don't know what that is in your drain? Are you afraid to look under the toilet seat? There are some perfectly good excuses we all make for not wanting to clean the bathroom. There are some things that you can do to change your bathroom and make it a better cleaning experience for everyone. Here are some strategies to making cleaning more effective in one of your home's most popular spaces.

Don't Use Grout

 

Scrubbing grout is probably the worst task of all in the bathroom. It can get extremely dirty and become harder and harder to clean the tougher that the dirt clings to these grout lines. You can always change the flooring in your bathroom and use solid surface choices for your walls and floors that will save you on the extra time spent cleaning the grout. For instance, stone slabs will have very few seam lines and are incredibly thin. Caesar stone and brown walls for countertops and walls will add a natural look to any bathroom and diminish time spent cleaning grout.

Vinyl Coverings

 

Vinyl has come a long way, and it's relatively inexpensive. In addition, there are multiple ways to install vinyl and achieve a beautiful texture without the price of natural stone or brick. Using it for your bathroom walls will also make an easier cleaning experience, as you can just wipe down with a sponge.

Glassless and Open Shower Rooms

 

Cleaning shower glass is also a tedious task. With streaks and spots, it can be impossible to completely clean a shower glass door. However, there are very minimalist designs for bathrooms which include open plans, where you install a shower behind a corner with an open drain. You can always install a chic curtain rod to keep water from hitting the surface—but for some new age bathrooms, the entire bathroom and shower is combined into one.

Linear Drains

 

You can install a linear drain at the base of your shower. It's a narrow channel at the base of your wall so that the shower floor has a flat slope in one direction, allowing you to use large floor tiles on the shower instead of using little mosaic tiles. They are also much easier to clean than other types of shower drains.

Stop Cleaning Around the Toilet

 

You can install a toilet that doesn't sit on the floor to avoid getting on your hands and knees to scrub around one of the dirtiest parts of the bathroom floor. In fact, you can get your sink and cabinets elevated off the floor to avoid getting down in this narrow space to find all the hidden dirt and gunk. Wall-mounted toilets and sinks provide much more convenience. There are also new toilet designs with very smooth, skirted bases that don't catch as much dirt.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.