Stunning Storage Solutions From Lumino

Increasingly we want our homes to be full of products that can do more than one job. Space is at a premium, so anything that looks like one thing, but can do another job is always something to be impressed with. Lumino, who specialise in Illuminated bathroom cabinets have long since realised that their products can be multi purpose and multi functional. One example of this is their bathroom cabinet with shaver socket , that can be used for storage, as a vanity mirror, and also for shaving too.
Lumino’s bathroom mirrors and cabinets have lots of features which make them both a practical item and yet something that adds a tough of luxury to your bathroom. A key product is the sleek LED illuminated cabinet. All Lumino’s LED illuminated cabinets feature energy efficient lights and come in a variety of styles to suit any contemporary bathroom. These can dramatically transform a dark and small sized room into a larger and more welcoming space. Easy installation with no re-wiring needed.
As well as the lighting, which can always be a good feature if your room is a little on the dark side, the Lumino mirrors also have the demister feature. Bathroom mirrors tend to mist up very quickly due to condensation from hot baths and showers. This can waste valuable time in the morning if you are trying to get ready in a hurry. The demister feature puts a stop to all this, You no longer need to clear the mist away using your hand  which can leave unsightly marks and can be difficult to remove. Lumino’s range of beautiful bathroom cabinets even include innovative and stylish features such as motion sensors to help give your bathroom that added touch of luxury.
A beautiful mirror can add light and the appearance of space to a small room. Lumino mirrors also add the appeal of the most luxurious of hotels. Definitely something that could completely change a room.

Maximising Space In Your Child’s Bedroom

It is a common scenario. A young couple buy a starter home that is just perfect for them. Then they start a family and the home that was once perfect suddenly feels a little tight on space, especially when it comes to the bedrooms. So many new build homes have a box room as part of their layout, and these need to have some serious space saving ideas in order to make them viable as a bedroom. The obvious answer in this scenario would be to move house, but that is not such an easy option in the 21st century. Instead we have to look carefully at creating space where we can, and have to look in particular at the furniture we use.

One way that you can create space in a child’s room, particular if it is a shared room is through the use of bunk beds. Bunk beds place both of the beds on a single wall, and are also great if you only have one child, but often have friends over to stay. Some beds still have storage space underneath that can be used for toys and games, but the children’s bunk beds from Room To Grow also have an option where the under bed space can also be home to a third bed that can be pulled out when you have guests to stay, or for a very special sleepover.

Bunk beds really are a great option. Kids love them, we recently did a sleepover at Warwick Castle and the fact that the room had bunk beds just added to the general excitement. There is also the option of a cabin bed style bunk if you have just the one child, this can then help you with space as wardrobes, desks and shelving units can be incorporated into the design. The most important feature is the amount of floor space this sort of bed leaves, very important if you want to play with train sets or racing tracks.

 

How Often Should You Change Your Mattress?

Aaaah! My bed. A place where I feel safe and secure, warm and comfortable. I can honestly say that if I was asked, I would class sleep as one of my hobbies, and my bed would be in my top five places in the whole world. And, I think this is due in no small part to the fact that I changed my mattress last year for a new one after more than 10 years of using the old one. I think it was not a day too soon.

Some people are very reluctant to change their mattress. They feel that it has become molded for their body and so this ensures they get a good night’s sleep. They love the familiarity of their old mattress, and worry they would not be as comfortable, and therefore sleep as well with a new model, particularly if you feel you will have to break a new one in – a bit like a pair of shoes. I have even heard people who didn’t want to change their mattress because of the trouble it would take to get it down the stairs and to get the new one up again. Thankfully, this at least can be addressed if you are tight for space with Rolled mattresses – one which is vacuum packed in order to get it up the stairs, it can then be rolled out as a normal mattress.

So, why should you be changing your mattress and how often? It has been suggested that, on average, your mattress should be changed every eight years. However, if you suddenly find you are not getting a good night’s sleep, or wake up feeling stiff and achy, then you may need to change it sooner. You also need to look at the state of the mattress – any rips, exposed springs, or odd dips in the middle (or anywhere else for that matter) may mean your mattress has come to the end of it’s days.

And then, of course, we have the bed bugs. We spend so much time in our beds, losing hair, dry skin, dead cells and these can all be absorbed by our mattress. If you think about it, we change our sheets regularly, but the mattress stays the same and is not washed (Febreeze doesn’t count!). Bed bugs and germs can all be there, unseen, and so it makes sense to change your mattress as suggested.

Ultimately, a good night’s sleep helps improve the quality of our life, improving our moods and productively. So if you are not sleeping as well as you could be, it might just be worth changing your mattress.