WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Converting a cramped and crowded bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary is within the reach of every homeowner. This month's "Stop Hating Your Bath" spotlight from HouseLogic.com, the comprehensive website for homeowners from the National Association of Realtors®, features seven articles containing information, tips and advice on how homeowners can transform their bathroom from a nightmare to a dream retreat.
Check out the full spotlight at https://www.houselogic.com/spotlight/stop-hating-your-bath/.
Here is HouseLogic's advice for cleaning less, creating more space and avoiding problems along the way:
Startling Facts About Adding a Bath That Sharp Homeowners Know. Adding another bathroom seems like a no-brainer, right? Not so fast! There are some mitigating factors to consider before starting construction. Look at HouseLogic's infographic to decide if adding a bathroom is worth the cost and hassle, with considerations like needing to remain in the home for at least five years to recoup the cost.
5 Bathroom Trends You Miiiiight Want to Reconsider. One of the benefits of being a homeowner is having complete control of a home's design and décor, but some choices may not be worth the trouble. Check out HouseLogic's list of bathroom remodeling trends that may be more frustrating than fabulous, such as intricately patterned tiny tile mosaics that can be incredibly difficult to keep clean.
4 Must-Haves for the Easiest-to-Clean Bathroom, Ever. Fighting to keep dirt and grime out of the bathroom can feel like a never-ending battle. HouseLogic lays out the essentials for maintaining a spic-and-span bathroom with as little effort as possible, with tips like forgoing tile and instead using grout-free materials.
5 Bathroom Things You'll Hate If You Install Them. Water, humidity and artificial lighting mean that some building and decorating materials simply do not belong in a bathroom. HouseLogic keeps homeowners from making remodeling mistakes by listing five materials to avoid at all costs, like wallpaper, which could peel off the walls when exposed to shower steam.
Everyone Wants This In Their Bathroom! What a Change It Makes! HouseLogic breaks down everything homeowners need to know about choosing and installing a bathroom exhaust fan.
9 Ah-Ha Hacks the Pros Use to Max Out Bathroom Space. A cluttered bathroom can create chaos in a room that should be a home's peaceful refuge. HouseLogic spoke with professional organizers and came up with a list of hacks to make the most of the space in even the most cramped bathrooms, such as mounting a second shower rod to hang caddies, towels and loofahs.
6 Foolproof Tips to Dump Your Ugly Tub for a Gorgeous Shower. When a homeowner is sick of stepping over a porcelain hump and doing battle with a shower curtain just to shampoo each morning, it might be time to ditch the tub and put in a spacious walk-in shower. Check out HouseLogic's tips for turning a bathtub into a shower without making costly mistakes, such as not removing a home's only bathtub, which most real estate professionals agree is important in preserving a home's marketability.
For more information on how to make the most of every room in a home, visit HouseLogic.com.
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