Kuala Lumpur – A journey

Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia is definitely the main hub for numerous flights out of Europe and U.S. to SE Asia. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that so many people go to it for business and functions including weddings/holidays. Even one of my friends fell in love with the country and selected Kuala Lumpur as the place for her wedding ceremony to consequently, fly over to Thailand for their honeymoon getaway.

You can always find an accommodation style and interior design that will perfectly suit your tastes. But the main issue here, if you’re thinking about a quality hotel in Kuala Lumpur, the location should be taken into consideration as well.

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Malaysia’s most popular city, Kuala Lumpur, is a must if you are flying to Southeast Asia. It might be well-known for its food, or multicultural diversity but it is usually a tricky place to get around. This is because of the horrible traffic, usually occurring around peak time. Hence, finding just the right place to lodge is significant whatever your reason could be; business related, leisure time or even a special celebration like a wedding ceremony or honeymoon.

Travelling around Kuala Lumpur, can be particularly different from other main South East Asian cities, for example, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh where any brave tourist can get on the back on a scooter and zoom through the heavy traffic. The most common rides are public transports and taxis. Should you be trying to get back to your hotel in KL at rush hour in a car, you might be in for an endless wait.

When booking a hotel, you might be quite possibly looking more around the city centre regions of KLCC and Bukit Bintang. This would give you a better access to more food variety, shopping options, activities and better entertainment. My suggestion would be to look more in the central location which greatly lessen travel time and, at the same time, you should ensure that you are in a quality hotel! My favourite place to stay is in or near Jalan Ampang which provides you accessibility to malls such as KLCC and Pavilion.

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If you like shopping then you will most definitely love Kuala Lumpur. The best part is that Malaysia is packed with malls so go to this list of top 10 malls you should drop by, all within 10 minutes of the city centre. Inclusive of everything, you will have you need for a fun packed day of shopping: http://www.kuala-lumpur.ws/klshopping/top-10-shopping.html.

Kuala Lumpur might be lively, vibrant city, however, nature is not scarce. Nestled close to the city centre, KL Bird Park or the FRIM nature Reserve and many others deserves a visit especially if its nature you are looking for.

Malaysia can be quite affordable for many, particularly so, when compared to the Europe or the U.S. The only downside that you may encounter is the high prices of alcohol. If you the reason you are flying over is not solely for tourism but more along the lines of event planning. Then you are thinking of the right place! Venues for banquet hall, wedding receptions and even wedding planning services are easily accessible and, that too, at a very low cost.

For more info, check out http://www.malaysia.travel/en/my

Major Causes Of Hair Damage

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When hair doesn’t produce enough oil, the hair and scalp becomes dry and flaky, which is one of the many causes to dryness in hair texture. Dry scalp peels and sheds, leading to dandruff flakes onto your shoulders.

These dandruff flakes and dry hair texture may be annoying, but what are the actual causes to them?

Washing your hair often on a daily basis.

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Did you know that over washing your hair actually removes off your hair’s natural oils? Leaving your hair to at least a day-old is typically easier to style, as compared to hair when it was freshly-washed. If you want to freshen up your locks in between shampoos, use a dry shampoo. A great alternative to dry shampoo would be patting your scalp with baby talcum, which immediately reduces the visible look of oily hair while bringing you that extra hair volume.

Application of chemicals.

Almost everyone would have had their hair chemically altered through colouring and styling based on current trends. By this we mean application of chemicals such as hair dyes, bleaches, perms and even relaxers. Attaining coloured hair is indeed interesting. However, hair will turn damaged when excessive use of chemicals are absorbed into the hair and scalp.

Getting overexposed in the sunshine.

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We cannot deny the point that summer is everyone’s favourite season for the beach look. Be it tanned dewy skin or simply the perfect mermaid locks, being under the sunlight affects the hair overtime. Your hair will eventually become thinner and frizzier. Even if you aren’t sunbathing, your hair’s elasticity and strength could be stripped away from the exposure to UV rays. To protect yourself from these damaging rays, be sure to pack along your hat or even a UV-ray protected umbrella.

Daily styling with the use of heat.

Whether it’s the hair dryer, hair straightener or a roller, all these contain excessive heat that will remove your hair’s natural moisture. There are many safe ways to style your hair using non-heating ways. To achieve natural waves, tie your hair into braids to leave it on for the whole night.

How to fix the damage?

Nobody likes having dandruff, but even if you do, it is actually safe to your health. The dandruff is known as a beauty issue. To treat an itchy scalp with dandruff, just use a selenium sulfide shampoo.

Even though washing your hair too frequently may cause damages, you can choose to use shampoo for dry hair which does not contain chemical formula that causes dryness. After washing your hair, always use a moisturizing hair conditioner to help smooth out the hair strands. Just mark one day of your week for a conditioning mask treatment for silkier hair.

Having dry hair and scalp isn’t the end of the world. When given the right care and proper maintenance, soon you will notice visible enhancements to your hair texture.

How To Remove Dandruff Using Home Remedies.

Dandruff is a typical issue of the scalp that is brought on by dry/oily skin, microbes and infections. Simply occurring due to having a dry or oily skin, dandruff is an innocuous condition that is extremely frequent. However, these pesky flakes will not cause you any health issue but they can be quite troublesome when manifesting in the form of an irritated, itchy scalp. What’s more is that the shedding of dandruff can be a source of embarrassment for those suffering from this plight! Here are 5 effective solutions that you can use at home for a rapid elimination of dandruff.

 

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1. Apple Cider Vinegar.

Using apple cider vinegar as a dandruff treatment might sound weird at first but the result is amazing! It is an effective solution in disposing of your dandruff problem as it re-establishes the pH balance of the scalp, while hindering the development of yeast.
Since fungus can also be part of why dandruff occurs, vinegar will operate as a fungicide. In addition to that, you can use it as a clarifier which helps with clogged pores, adding a luminous gloss to your hair.

 

2. Baking Powder.

This super inexpensive ingredient can actually help in removing dandruff and you probably already have it lying around! It acts as a clarifying agent in getting rid of dead skin cells and fungus. The best part, it gently exfoliates your scalp when rubbed, hence, thoroughly cleaning the latter.

 

3. Tea Tree Oil

Since bacteria and fungal overgrowth are the main causes of dandruff, using tea tree oil can counter these factors. A great antiseptic, massage it on your scalp before you wash your hair or you could even add a couple of drops in your shampoo!

 

4. Dandruff Shampoo.

Dandruff shampoos are also quite effective when it comes to getting rid of this annoying problem. Choose a shampoo that contains mint for a cooling and soothing feel on your scalp. This will indeed help in relieving the itchiness. However, the disadvantage of using dandruff shampoo is that it will dry out the hair as it can be quite harsh. The best solution in this case is to use both shampoo and conditioner to help in retaining the softness and silkiness of your locks. If you want to save more time with this process, you can always go for a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner!

 

5. Aloe Vera
Itchy, out of control scalp? If you are driven crazy by this issue, then aloe vera can come to your rescue. With its soothing properties, Aloe Vera is perfect for itchy, oily scalp. Apply the gel to your scalp and hair before washing it off. Not only will it soothe you, but it is an efficient means in dandruff elimination.

 

We hope these tips will help you!

Top 5 Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Spots

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In a city like Kuala Lumpur, there’s always something going on.every day! With so many cultures mixed together in one spot, Kuala Lumpur Nightlife is definitely not boring at all. The city comes to life around 10pm and locals, expats and travellers can enjoy the bustling atmosphere of the night. The cool thing is that there’s something to satisfy everyone, from ultra-chic bars to wild nightclubs, pubs, live shows, concerts… If you just moved to KL and have no clue where to go, here is a mini guide giving you 5 ideas to spend your night out with style!

1. Zouk

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For club-lovers, Zouk is the place in KL. It is located in TREC, the fun hub of the city; here you can find anything you want in different styles: nightclub, bar, live music and a restaurant. Popular international DJs are no news to this place, which is perfect to satisfy your fun lust. Surely a must-go place in KL!

2. M8

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For daily events in KL, check out Marble 8’s ultra-modern bar, an ideal place for many occasions. Sip one of their cocktails immersed in an elegant atmosphere with a stunning view on the Petronas towers, heart of KLCC. Their mixology choice is truly amazing!

3. Heli Lounge

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The charm of this place is the amazing view on KL’s skyline. Go up on the 36th floor of Menara KH and you’ll find yourself in an elegant bar from where you can reach the open rooftop, which is nothing less than a helicopter landing pad, with no walls or fences around! The perfect time to go is for sunset but it is definitely a good spot for a night out. If you’re looking for a rooftop experience you can also check out this video of the top 3 rooftop bar in KL!

4. Havana

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Havanas = fun! Of all the bars you can find in the lively Changkat street, Havana is the place where everyone goes at some point. You can either sip a drink while you chat with your friends or go upstairs and show some moves! Highly recommended!

5. Zion

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If you are a sheer party animal and can’t imagine going home at 3 o’clock on a Friday night, Zion Club is the answer to your problem. Right in the core of Changkat, unlike other places, you can party in Zion until 5 am in its three different sections: nightclub with local music, hip-hop/ R&B club and open-space terrace.

Have you already been to these places? What’s your favourite nightlife spot in KL?

Selena Gomez – Revival Tour.

The long anticipated Revival Tour started in full force last month. Selena Gomez has already commenced the touring which began in Vegas and will close on a high note in Mexico at the end of 2016.

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The pop singer and actress is on her second solo tour with ‘Revival’ after the release of her album of the same name last year. Her catchy songs from the recent album such as ‘Good For You’, ‘”Same Old Love”, & Hands to Myself” charted in the top ten singles. In the US, the album itself debuted at the number one spot.

Selena, 23, has sold millions of tracks worldwide. Started at an early age in acting, she always had a passion for singing. After her breakthrough role in ‘Wizard of Waverly Place’, Selena formed the band ‘Selena Gomez and the Scene’ and successfully transitioned into the world of singing. From there onwards, she was on a successful path with everything she overtook. In 2015 when ‘Revival’ was released, it was the first album to bring Selena numerous singles at the top ten chart and, eventually, to platinum status.

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Selena’s strong fan base is her support and motivation, driving her to successful endeavors. The same fan base is what is bringing her to Malaysia where her presence was demanded. In April 2016, Malaysia was added to a total of 76 places whereby only seven shows will be performed in Asia. Tickets are selling fast which is of no surprise considering the popularity and strong support a renowned artist like Selena Gomez has.

The event management flow will include several of the singer’s hit songs and even covers in its schedule, although songs will vary from concert to concert. The most awaited concert of the year 2016 for many Malaysians will take place on the 25th of July at the Malawati Indoor Arena.

On stage, Selena is bringing dancers to execute the show along with her. She will have numerous amazing dress changes, putting forward intricate costumes.  We can’t wait to see her incredible energy on stage!

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Since there is a restricted number of Asian countries, fans from nearby countries can visit Malaysia. You have the possibility to kill two birds with one stone; attend the once in a lifetime event and enjoy your visit to Malaysia while you are here. Selenators have nothing to worry about since accommodations are not scarce in Kuala Lumpur.

Luxurious hotels such as KL InterContinental is perfect for those looking for a good time. Close to the city centre, InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur is conveniently located nearby major attractions.

Under its wings, there are number of facilities that is available such as a meeting room in KL, Intercontinental club, amongst the many others.

Its sophisticated rooms come with all the necessary amenities; WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee-making equipment. After the Selena Gomez’s concert, the party can still continue at the hotel’s pool bar with deliciously concocted drinks. Or, better yet, relax at the luxe spa. Breakfast is complimentary!

If you would like to know more information, please visit http://kualalumpur.intercontinental.com/

 

Show summary:-

Show date:   25 July 2016

Show time:   8.30pm

Venue:          Malawati Indoor Stadium

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is growing popular in its use for its anti-aging properties. With increasing transparency and quality in stem cell therapy, it is no wonder why it has gained so much traction here in Malaysia. Stem cell therapy is now more accessible than ever compared to just half a decade ago.

Stem cell therapy is used as a regenerative procedure, aimed at those who suffer from lack of energy, libido or strength. People who experience breathlessness or suffer from low immunity can also see stem cell therapy as a viable option to treat their conditions.

Stem cell therapy usually exists in the form of bone marrow transplant. By transplanting multipotent stem cells, you can expect to feel more energized alike your younger days. Nowadays, it has become increasingly difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Decades of neglect and poor health management may have taken a toll on the body. This may be due to work stress, something we all can relate to.

 

Additionally, stem cell therapy can be used as a post-surgery procedure for injuries or heart failures. Find yourself healing faster so that you can get going again and do the things you love be it work or leisure.

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One of the leading stem cell therapy in Malaysia is found at Beverly Wilshire Medical Center, where top of the line equipment meets state of the art facilities. Cosy up to a 5 star hotel atmosphere and rest assured only the latest and safest technology are being used to carry out any stem cell procedures.

Before undergoing stem cell therapy, you will first need to undergo consultations. A professionally executed consultation will not pressure you into any decisions. All decisions are made by yourself, with consultants assisting by providing information you need. Risks should be highlighted in a transparent and case-by-case manner as everyone’s body is different.

If you are looking for stem cell therapy in KL, look no further than Beverly Wilshire. Renowned and trusted, it is the gold standard in the cosmetic surgery industry here in Malaysia. You can be sure to get the results you want and give your life a brand new energetic start!

Immaterial birthday presents for your loved ones

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These days, it gets harder and harder to come up with original birthday presents for our loved ones. Having experienced several birthdays, you will have used every birthday present you can think of and you are probably running out of ideas that are not cheesy. Although giving material presents can be really fun, it can also be good to think in another direction. Immaterial presents create memories you .. throughout your whole life and strengthens your relationship. To inspire your creativity, here are 4 awesome birthday ideas!

 

A picnic in the park

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Who doesn’t want to be surprised with food? Personally, I think it is one of the best gifts to give. There is nothing better than enjoying your food while chatting with your friends. Invite your best friends and decorate a nice spot in the park with balloons and other colourful decoration. Pick a nice carpet to place all your delicious foods on and choose your friend’s favourite dishes to prepare. If your friend is a fan of cooking, you could also prepare the foods and juices together and afterwards enjoy it together. Get inspired by these 23 easy picnic recipes.

 

A weekend trip

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There is nothing better than exploring new cities with your loved one. You will remember it for the rest of your life and it doesn’t even have to be so expensive! If you book in advance , you can easily book nice trips for little money. Just tell your friends to pack their bags for a weekend and don’t tell them where you are going until you are at the airport to surprise them even more. For accommodation, definitely go for an Airbnb as you will have the choice out of the most authentic apartments ever and you even have locals that can tell you the best spots to go to!

 

A fine dining experience

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We talked about a simple picnic before but with birthdays you also can go bolder with a fancy restaurant in KL. It is always nice to completely dress up, do each other’s make up and go fine dining in KL. For a real fine dining experience, Marble 8 will offer you everything you will need. This lounge in KL will offer you dinner while enjoying the skyline of KL, which is definitely an unforgettable experience. When you make a reservation, make sure to tell the restaurant it is your friend’s birthday. There might be a chance that she will be surprised with a nice little birthday cake.


A pampering day

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Bring your friend along on a day where you can completely relax and have all the time for yourselves. Take your friend to a spa where both of you can indulge in massages, full body scrubs, steam rooms jacuzzi and everything you need to unwind and forget about your busy lives. As birthdays are often quite busy days with lots of plans, family visits, and felicitations, you can for example plan this relaxing spa in the morning. This way your friend will have a great start and completely be well rested and energized for the rest of her birthday.

5 Italian Dishes You Probably Haven’t Tasted Before

We all know the Italian cuisine is delicious. Name a few Italian dishes and you will probably say pasta, pizza or tiramisu which you can find in any Italian restaurant in KL. But these master chefs actually have so many other dishes to offer that are amazing and definitely worth trying! These probable unknown dishes will definitely make your mouth water and definitely tip the experience of fine dining in Kuala Lumpur.

 

 

Ice-cream based on olive oil

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This Tuscany-origined recipe may sound a bit strange. Ice-cream based on olive oil? Aren’t you supposed to use olive oil with baking? Actually olive oil gives the ice cream a much tastier flavour. You can easily make this yourself, just buy some vanilla ice cream and mix it with some olive oil. Add a bit of salt to increase the taste and you are ready to enjoy. Your fine dining Kuala Lumpur experience has never been so good!

 

Eggplant with tomato sauce and mozzarella


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I also call this recipe a taste explosion. Cut the eggplant in slices and grill them with some salt and pepper. Mix the tomatoes with some basil and cook it for 15 minutes. Now just pretend that you are making lasagne by making different layers of tomato sauce and eggplant slices and top it off with some mozzarella. Lastly put it in a oven (180 degrees) for 30 minutes and here you have your eggplant lasagne!

 

French bread with an Italian twist

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You won’t find this recipe often in a restaurant in KL, but it is oh-so-delicious to make it at home for breakfast or lunch. This recipe is a variant of the traditional french toast. But as we already guessed, the Italians could not resist to include wine in this already-delicious recipe. Get your one- day-old bread, pass it through some sweetened milk. Afterwards place it in a mixture of egg, lemon and white wine and fry it in a pan. Lastly sprinkle some sugar on top and your grown-up french toast is ready!

 

Chicken cacciatore

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You can personalize this dish completely up to your own preferences! Cut vegetables you like in small pieces and bake them together with chicken, some water and spices. Add some wine and later add tomatoes, brown sugar, balsamic, rosemary and a bouillon. Let this cook for at least 30 minutes and when the sauce is thick enough, it is ready to serve. This dish is perfect for dipping your bread, like Italians love to do, and accompanied with a good glass of wine.

 

Roman style artichokes


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This last dish will definitely surprise your guests and what is even better is that it is so easy to make (don’t tell them though..). First peal off the leaves till they become softer, cut them in half and after this trim the stem till around 2 to 3 inches. Sprinkle the artichokes all over with some lemon juice and leave them soaking in a bowl for some minutes. Then fry the artichokes in a pan for 10 minutes and afterwards drain them on paper towels. When ready, sprinkle some sea salt and pepper and your artichokes are finito!

How To Revamp Your Outdoor Space Into A Dream Garden

So you have a home and lucky you, even an outdoor space. However you never got to utilise those space and turn it into place you’d like to spend hours in it just relaxing or reading your favourite book. An interesting way to go around to giving your outdoor space a makeover is to think of the elements you want to convey with your surroundings. Be it a romantic garden, a calming Eastern oasis, or a rustic chic space – whatever you decide, make sure your garden has plenty of elements that reflect your style and taste. Those with small spaces in their gardens or front yards, they too can maximise their outdoor surroundings by implementing some colour and personality through various methods aside from just planting. Here are some tips you can use to evolve your outdoor home space into a dream garden you have ever wished for.

1. Enhance your entry area



An essential key to an inviting garden is to build up the entrance. Create a natural surrounding of clustering plants, humble potting sheds and vine-covered walls to bring you a warmer welcome. You can even unmatch your garden furniture to lend an informal feeling when one makes their step into the garden. Always plant scented plants next to paths and doors where you can be enveloped in aromatic floral scents for the added dose of calmness.

2. Sharpen the edges



Creating well-defined edges using concrete edging lends a well cared for look to all kinds of landscape. Not only does it delineates flower beds and garden edging, the clean-cut concrete pavers establish a formal border for defining and organizing small spaces. For a natural look well suited to larger landscaped areas, curved earthen edges can be considered. Concrete edging installation may be a heavy burden to do on your own so you best be hiring a professional installer to whip up that task.

3. Climb up walls



Blend into the surrounding landscape by growing some plants up against the sides of the walls of the building or fences. A pruning method called espalier, is popular in Europe as a space-saving way to cultivate fruit and a decorative technique for formal gardens. Key to using espalier to enhance a building’s walls is using anchoring system that suits your siding, keeps shoots from rubbing against it or adhering to it. This also avoids damaging or restricting the plants’ growth whilst flowers may still bloom beautifully.

4. Pick the right grass



There are two categories for grass: warm-season and cool-season. If you live in warmer regions, you may consider grasses like St. Augustine, Bermuda, buffalo and zoysia. This is because these grasses typically require full sun to thrive to achieve their peak growth during the summer. For the best looking, easiest to maintain lawn, plant grass varieties that are well-suited to your climate and the garden’s intended use.


5. Add a gate

 
Gates can be aesthetically useful to a garden to make bold transitions of two distinctly different spaces to adjoin together. Having a gate could add a unique element to your garden for visitors who enter or exit your lush greenery premise. If you are no fan of gates, you can use garden arbors entwined with climbing roses as a separator to create a simple vista. This doubles up as a “view frame” to your lovely home.

Need help on how to utilise and beautify your small balcony? Read all about it.

Tips For Creating A Bigger Appearance In Your Bathroom

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Unfortunately, we are not all blessed with a big bathroom where there is space to have an evening stroll from your bath to your sink. With a small bathroom, often people feel very limited in their preferences and don’t really know the best ways to furnish their bathroom. The following tips will make your bathroom appear bigger and make sure you can really use all your available space.

 

Transparency

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This especially counts for the shower in a small bathroom. An open shower with glass partitions or even a walk-in shower is a good choice to create more space. Folding glass doors tend to create a bigger visual appearance than a tiled door as there are no hidden corners.

 

Usage of colours


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Definitely avoid dark colours and the usage of multiple colours at the same time. This will only make your bathroom appear smaller. Instead, try maybe 1 or maximum 2 light hues in your bathroom. Light colours are perfect for reflecting the daylight which makes your bathroom appear bigger, especially when your windows are not that big.  

 

Choice of tiles


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Even the choice of tiles has an influence on your bathroom’s space. Dark tiles are especially not a good option as it creates a very ‘pressing’ feeling. Go for light, big tiles. Besides, if you use the same tiles for your wall and floor, your bathroom will look even more spacious.

 

Mirror mirror on the wall


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In a small bathroom, mirrors are your best friend. They reflect the light from outside. Therefore, place your mirror always at a place in your bathroom where they can reflect the most light from. You can even go for a big mirror from the floor to the ceiling because they will enlarge your bathroom.

 

Alleviation


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Alleviation also plays a big role in creating more space. Try and let as much natural light in as you can. You can even hire glaziers & glass services to enlarge your windows, but if this is not possible you can allay the rest with placed lamps.
A tip for this, is adjustable lightning. With these you can adjust them to all the corners you want. Especially light the darkest corners of your bathroom because you want every corner of your bathroom bathed in light, as darker corners make your room smaller.

 

Combine things


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Combine wherever you can. A cupboard with a washbasin and storage space in one will save you a lot of unnecessary space. The same counts for build-in products. These days there are a lot of options ranging from a build-in toilet to a build-in tap. These options looks spacious and modern at the same time!

The very last tip we are giving you is to keep your bathroom tidy. This might not be easy at times, but it will give your bathroom a calm appearance. As long as you are following these tips, you’ll make the most out of the available space you have.