Easy Budget Bathroom Storage By Rida Maqbool

Not everyone can afford homes that come with a lot of storage space. Typically, bathrooms are very small and you have to be really creative to find ways to store your things. The best thing about functional storage ideas is the fact that they don’t require you to spend a lot. So if you are looking for some fun and easy ways to help you make the most of your small bathroom, I advise you to read on.

1. Floating storage
Floating storage comes in handy when you have a small space and you want to make the most of it. For this you need to mount shelves to the wall of the bathroom, and put as much as stuff as you can on it without making it look cluttered. Not only is this tip, space saving but it is also very affordable. You can also attach wooden crates or buckets to the wall. Be sure to attach generous amount of nails so that the crate doesn’t fall off. Using walls for storage purposes is borderline genius.

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2. Décor turned storage
Use decoration pieces that you have in your bathroom to store things. For example if you have a vintage box in your bathroom, you can use it to store your rings, earrings or bracelets. You can also use decorative trays to organize the essentials you need for shower, like shampoo, conditioner or body wash.

3. Borrow it from the kitchen
There are a lot of things in the kitchen that can be used in your bathroom to save space. A simple example of this is spice racks. Spice racks are perfect to store shampoos, conditioners, hairdryers and straighteners. Like I said earlier, using walls for storage purposes is simply a really good idea for saving space and using your small bathroom space wisely.

4. Hair dryer and straightener holder
An inexpensive hair dryer and straightener holder can be easily bought from your local store. With the help of these holders you are able to hang your hair dryer, flat iron and curling rod on the inside of your cabinet door. As these hair styling tools are typically the largest items in a bathroom, this tip will really come in handy.

5. Drawers inside your cabinet
If you have a hard time organizing your things then having drawers inside your cabinet is a great way to make complete use of your cabinets and find everything easily. You can easily buy these drawers from any store as they’ve gotten really popular among people.

6. Three tier DIY bathroom organizer
Buy reflective trays and stands from your nearest dollar store and turn them into a three tier bathroom supplies organizer. From hair pins to rings, you can pretty much place anything on this organizer. This way you’ll have easy access to things that you need the most when you’re in the bathroom.

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Author Bio: This article was written by Rida Maqbool. She loves interior designing, home décor and art & craft. She blogs at thecanvasprints.co.uk.

Inspiration: Decorating with Air Plants By Jane Blanchard

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Bring a little of the outdoors inside your home with air plants. Air plants, also known as tillandsias, absorb nutrients through their leaves, so there is no soil involved. Their striking sculptural forms and easy care make these plants a great addition to any home.plants3 plants2

In nature, the majority of air plants survive by using their roots to attach to other objects (mostly plants, rocks, or buildings). This means they can be put in a variety of containers, making them ideal for any style of decor. They can be grown both indoors or out and do an excellent job cleaning the air. Air plants need bright, but indirect light and good air circulation to thrive. Mist these plants with water every few days or soak every 7-10 days.plants6plants4

With over 500 species to choose from, and shapes ranging from the organic to the geometric, choosing your favorites is bound to be hard. Here are some ideas for incorporating air plants into your home.plants7plants5

Create a living wall. Hang air plants directly on the wall or get creative with a hanging structure to create a fantastic and gorgeous focal point in any room.

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Pallet Magazine / Book Or File Folder Holder

10923499_784003258337311_6387246147752253856_nCut a pallet as seen in the last picture to create three racks for a wall to hold magazines or easily reachable file holders for forms or files needed quickly and repetitively in an office. These would work out great in a child’s room to make books and coloring books easily accessible to little hands as well. Can be finished in a number of different ways from painting to staining. Think about final little details like deals, large nail heads or upholstery nail heads etc. Something very useful made from something free – the only cost is from your imagination of ho the finish should look like.

DIY – Save Money by Making Your Own Furnishings

There are plenty of creative ways in which you can use DIY in the home to ensure that you are not splashing out on expensive furnishings. If you are a student, or you just want to do things a little more cheaply, it can make very little sense to be spending hundreds of pounds on things, when you could be ‘upcycling’ old furniture or making new stuff! Many people now go in for a certain style that is called ‘Shabby Chic’ which uses lots of reclaimed wood, battered antiques and repainted items, to make a feeling of carefully curated casualness throughout the home, a sort of run down affair that has been painstakingly achieved in many cases! Of course this style comes from seeing houses where people have decked out their rooms in a way that showed them to be indifferent to trends and luxury brands, but rather more interested in how things go together, and showing their own personality through it. Much of this style comes from doing things cheaply and for yourself, and if you are creative and think carefully about such things, then you too can achieve this.
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Have a think about what you need for your room. Say you need a coffee table, what kind of material would suit the room, and what size do you need? Many styles now use discreetly modern surfaces, shiny, and dark colored, rather than expensive wood veneers. You should have a look around local car boot sales, and on gum tree to see if anyone is giving away a nice old desk, or an interesting looking door, that you could make a table surface from. For instance, a dilapidated old desk could have the surface removed, sanded, and re varnished to look like a beautifully conditioned table top. You could then place it on a railway sleeper or two and make a perfect coffee table. Think about the juxtaposition of materials – painting a railway sleeper a deep lacquered black, or even a bright color could make it sit strangely but stylishly with the table top, giving you the kind of intriguing coffee table that prompts people to ask of the designer’s name! Of course the main fun in all of this is telling them that you made it!
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Try finding old scaffold boards for various uses. You can use them as is for interesting shelves, or cut them to size and nail them to wooden palettes to make an interesting looking platform bed! Again, if you wanted something a little less shabby, then you can sand and paint them any color you want. Try a glossy white for that beautiful french look, or matte black for a more modern, tactile feel. The most important thing is that you match it with the room. If your room is a fully carpeted living room with white walls, then you want something simple that won’t clash. If your room is old fashioned, then why not think about going a little more modern to offset the antique furnishings? Modern houses look great with a couple of antique bits in there, but perhaps try getting them cheaply and refinishing them in a new color to fit your home, and make them you own, as otherwise it may end up looking like a museum of design, rather than a harmonious living space! You can do absolutely anything you want to, but be sure to research all the methods beforehand, and be safe when you are carrying out all of the processes.

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Review: Flips Audio Solo 2 Social Speakers & Headphone In One

I do not often come across a product that I have fallen in love with and felt compelled to share with others about – but these Flip Speakers have given me reason to tell you just ho much I love them.

???????????????????????????????What has such a major appeal to me is the fact that these sleek headphones can be converted into room speakers with a quick turn of each ear piece which provides a loud volume so you can share with others in the room. These speakers can be used with any 3.5mm jack, which enables you to share music from your mp3 player, computer or other source that doesn’t provide a loud enough volume to share with others in a room.

I must also tell you that I had never considered headphones like this because I thought they looked uncomfortable and possibly heavy – these are neither of those things. They are very light weight and provide  a perfect fit over your ears which creates almost a selfish environment that is just for you. The part that wraps over the top of your head is unnoticeable and you do not feel it at all because they are fully height adjustable.

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The sound quality against your ears is a perfect volume with the headphones preventing sound from outside from entering in. Since I have been attending college, I have found that so much information is placed online (like audio lectures, video clips or sometimes entire lectures), and since I wake up earlier than the rest of the house, I found I can slip these on and not disturb the rest of the house and that I am not distracted from the sounds of our dogs or noises outside.

The sound quality that is put out in the room when you are sharing is superb and is loud enough to vibrate the surface of whatever you place them on when you want to jam out with music with your friends or family. I turned these guys to room speakers when my granddaughter was hear and let her jam to some of the tracks I have saved for her on my computer. The sound that comes from Flips is better then the two speakers in my laptop.

These also have a cool factor, since both of my sons (who are 19 and 21) were anxious to try to find a way for them to be the new owners of them – sorry boys these are Daddy’s. They are perfect for older or younger and there is no worry of feeling these aren’t hip or cool! I love them!

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Information from the manufacturer:

SOLO 2 Social: Flips transforms how you listen to your music. Listen in solo mode, ear cups to your ears, or flip them out to social mode, sharing your music with others.

On the Go: Between classes, at home, at the gym or free styling with your crew, Flips light, compact design fits your life and listening style. Anywhere, anytime. Solo or social. Carrying case included.

Amp’d Sound: Crisp 40mm neodymium speakers and optimized amplifier makes Flips a uniquely powerful social experience. Amp’d high definition sound is powered by a lithium ion battery, rechargeable through any USB, providing hours of playtime.

Hi Def Sound: Flips patent pending technology provides crisp, clear high definition sound experience in either mode. So enjoy your music as it was meant to be, on your own, or with a crowd.

www.flipsaudio.com

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