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Three Signs That You Need to Replace Your Glass

From its practical applications to its ability to enhance your interior spaces, glass offers many benefits. While the material is durable, it’s not one that will last forever. Because it may not be apparent when it’s time to replace your glass, here are three signs to help you make the determination. Visible Blemishes If your glass tabletops are starting to develop deep, visible blemishes, it’s time to consider replacing them. Excess scratching causes the glass to lose its luster. The reason behind this is that in addition to scratches showing, they also collect grime, which builds up over time. Chips are another visible blemish that indicates it’s time to replace your glass tabletop. In many cases, chips are a sign that the glass may have deeper damage. Glass tabletops are typically manufactured for safety. This means that instead of shattering, they will chip away. Consider replacing them before chipping begins. Discoloration...
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Protecting Your Shower from Hard Water Stains

While it isn’t harmful to your health, hard water is often an irritating problem, one that can damage your sinks, bathtubs and showers. Water is considered hard when it contains high levels of dissolved minerals, which are usually calcium and magnesium. When these minerals are present in water, a film may form on the inside or outside of any home appliance that comes into contact with it. If you permit the buildup to continue, it can turn into a hard crust. Stop Hard Water Stains from Forming with Prevention When your shower develops hard water stains, it’s almost impossible to return it to its original unblemished state. You can eliminate the residue, but the hard water minerals may cause etching, and this damages the glass. Prevention is the best way to protect showers from hard water. To prevent hard water stains from forming, consider purchasing an inexpensive squeegee, and store it...
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The Benefits of Frameless Glass Shower Doors

Maybe the shower is the place where you start your day. Maybe it is your destination to unwind after work. No matter when you use your shower, it is one of the most functional and relaxing areas in your home. This is why it is worthwhile to invest in your shower to make it as good as it can be. One way of doing this is with a frameless glass shower door. Showers are usually enclosed in one of two ways. Some showers use a curtain, which is cheaper, but others use glass to enclose the space. This glass is especially durable, minimizing the risk of cracking or breaking with normal wear and tear. Some glass may be framed with metal or plastic when it is installed, but for an elite look, frameless glass is definitely the way to go. The main advantage to frameless glass is its appearance. With no...
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Bathroom Organization Tips

Are you making the most of your bathroom storage space? Getting clutter organized and out of sight makes room for the pretty stuff. Here are some ideas for keeping things tidy:• Storing bulky towels is always problematic. Take advantage of the back of the bathroom door. You can mount two to three additional towel bars there. Another idea is to partially fold towels and finish them in a tight roll. Store them on end in a pretty basket by the tub.• Keeping long objects like toothpaste, brushes and combs in a drawer wastes space. Group them in tall containers that you can store in a cabinet or under the sink.• Purchase some adhesive, flat-sided containers to stick inside cabinet doors. Get several different sizes for organizing hair elastics, manicure tools and other items that tend to wind up any old place. Just be sure to arrange them in a way that...
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Top Bathroom Trends for 2017

If there's one 2017 home decorating trend every interior design expert can agree on, it's hygge. The Danish word roughly translates to cozy, and most of the bathroom trends we uncovered supported the idea in some form. Whether or not you buy into this Scandinavian concept, we're sure you'll be comfortable with at least a few of these up-and-coming ideas for the most overlooked room in the house. The idea of hygge is based on gaining a sense of well-being by enjoying life's simple pleasures. Adding a plant is an inexpensive way to update your bathroom and purify the air. As a bonus, it lets you incorporate another hot trend - the Pantone 2017 color of the year, Greenery - in a truly organic way. Warmth, whether literal or figurative, is another important facet of hygge. Incorporate it visually with terra cotta tiles or walls, or convert your fixtures and shower...
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