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Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

Thanks for stopping by my website. My name is Annabelle Collins. My husband and I live in a large house with our two teenage children. We’re fortunate in that we’re able to have a cleaning service come and clean on a weekly basis. In the past, I found that it was difficult for me to exert myself when it came to hiring and communicating with our cleaning service. I’ve never been very authoritative, and that shone through in a not good way. I wanted things to be done in a certain way, but found it difficult to ask for what I wanted. I have come to realize that in order for the service to do the job I want to be done, I have to ask for it to happen. I doubt that I’m alone in the fact that this is difficult, and want to share my experience and growth.


Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

5 Ways To Use Vertical Space To Maximize Your Small Bathroom

by Vicki Burns

For homeowners whose bathroom is not as large and luxurious as they'd like, the only solution that may seem possible is to add physical space to the room. But that isn't always possible. If you're stuck with a small bathroom, you can still do a lot to make it look larger and to maximize its potential. One key way to do this is to focus on how you utilize the vertical space in the room. Here are five ways that walls can help solve your space needs.

1. Add Windows. Natural lighting makes rooms look larger and nicer. If the bathroom is on an exterior wall, open it up to allow in even more natural sunlight. As a bonus, highlighting the exterior view helps make the room seem less claustrophobic. 

2. Float Fixtures. Modern bathroom fixtures don't have to sit on the floor and take up valuable real estate. Opt for floating sinks and vanities that hang on the wall rather than come down to the floor. The reduced footprint makes the furnishing look slimmer and it frees up some space underneath for additional storage if necessary.

3. Use the Right Colors. Wall and ceiling color can make a huge impact on the look of the room. Most experts agree that the best way to make a space feel larger is to paint walls a light neutral color. The continuity of this light shade throughout the room provides the illusion of space as well. Alternatively, adding a bold accent color to the farthest wall can also draw the eye toward the farthest point in the room. 

4. Accentuate the Ceiling. If you don't want guests to focus on the small floor space, draw their attention upwards instead. An ornately decorated ceiling or crown moldings offer elegance while distracting users from the plain lower half of the room. 

5. Install Shelves. Shelves are a small bathroom's best friend. You might have limited floor space, but you have more wall space than you realize. Floating, open shelves are ideal for small bathrooms because they have a slim look and take up minimal space. Use custom sizes to better utilize all of the wall space in your particular room, including odd angles or hidden spots. 

Which of these tricks can you use in your own bathroom? Whether you want to minimize what sits on the floor, draw attention upward, or use clever color tricks, the result will be a bathroom that you'll love. For more ideas, you can consult a company offering bathroom design services in your area.