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Accident-Proof Your Bathroom | SafeBee

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For Janet Leigh’s character in “Psycho,” the biggest bathroom threat was knife-wielding Norman Bates. For everyone else, it’s the more commonplace things, like slippery tiles and too-hot water. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 250,000 people are injured in the bathroom each year, largely due to slips and falls. Most bathroom mishaps are preventable. Here are six simple things that can make your bathroom safer.Grab bars Grab bars aren’t just for nursing homes and hospital rooms. Anyone can slip climbing in or out of a tub, and towel bars and other fixtures are not designed to withstand the weight of person. Grab bars no longer look like something you’d find in a medical supply store. You can find sleek ones that blend in with the rest of the fixtures in your bathroom. Besides in the shower, consider installing a grab bar next to the toilet. It can be helpful for someone who has trouble standing up. Grab bars should be secured to wall studs and positioned vertically…

Diapers and Showers and Sodas, Oh My!

It's hard to imagine what a human being consumes in a lifetime. All the food you eat, the potatoes, the fruits, the bread, the chickens. And everything you drink, and all the clothes you buy and toss. All the furniture and appliances and toothbrushes and bath products and newspapers. The list goes on and on. If the rest of the world consumed at the rate Americans do, we would need five planets worth of resources to cover it. And it is indeed possible to add it all up. For a special called "Human Footprint," the National Geographic Channel calculated all the energy, resources and products used by each American over an average lifetime.Watch "Human Footprint" on the National Geographic Channel. Over the two-hour broadcast, the consumption of a lifetime is piled up and put on display. Got milk? It does a body good, and Americans consume 13,056 pints of it in a lifetime. A sea of 28,433 rubber duckies represents the number of showers taken in a lifetime. A visual …

Bathroom Update

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It's been ages since I last updated, I can only apologise! Lots has been happening around the house that bloggers built so I finally got some spare time to sit down and write a post about my brand spanking new bathroom and the ups and downs along the way...
Our journey started with two rather hideous bathrooms that for some unknown reason, we're originally one. The old owner decided to put up a stud wall across a window and the their choice of tiles were, well.... yes.

One of the showers only worked if the other was one and the one that did work was leaking so it was one of those things that had to be done. After some deliberation we decided to knock the bathrooms back into one large family one with a bath (huzzar!) We decided on black floor tiles with half tiled walls and a full tiled walk in shower, which I'm actually really please with. I think it's a nice neutral bathroom that we can jazz up with some colourful accessories and towels but also looks clean and slee…

Review: Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

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I arrived at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Copenhagen Towers by train. It’s a quick train ride from Sweden’s southernmost city, Malmö. The train stops at Copenhagen Airport, and takes another ~10 minutes from there. The walk from the station to the hotel took only three minutes.I was startled entering the building since there was literally a forest in the lobby.On the right was the hotel’s coffee shop, “Orango.”There were also elevators and some work stations since the high-rise above housed various businesses.To the left, there was a restaurant and further up, the entrance to the reception.The actual hotel was older than the lobby, so the difference between modern and traditional Scandinavian design was quite apparent.The woman checking me in was chatty, and gave me some information about the hotel and its unique attributes. While it was hard to see, the entire exterior of the hotel was covered in solar panels. Supposedly, this makes the hotel entirely self-sufficient, as they also have …