5 quick tips to choose the right toilet
The toilet is the central piece in any bathroom. Yet, it is the most overlooked item. Many of us tend to focus more on other sanitary accessories such as the basin, bathtub or shower hanger. A high-performance toilet can make a positive monetary impact on your household budget since there is water-saving option toilet in the market. Let us discuss some blind spots that you might overlook.
#1 Choice between One-Piece vs Two-Piece Toilet
A two-piece toilet consists of a separate tank and a seat base. This is the common toilet model in the market. The pieces are then installed to fit together. It is easier to carry and transport especially so for DIYers.
On the other hand, one-piece toilets can be a little more on the high-end in terms of cost. The appeal of one -piece toilet is the seamless style, providing a modern look and of course fewer venues for the growth of germs.
#2 The height of the toilet seat
A toilet standard height is about 17 inches. Depending on the brand, you may even find a toilet with a height of 19 inches for a “comfort” height requirement. Based on medical ground, lower toilet seats are recommended for most users. Nonetheless, for elderly who may face difficulty getting into and out of the sitting position, the higher seat might be an ideal choice.
#3 Push-button option vs Lever Flush
The push button is the popular option since it gives a dose of spa feels even when the surrounding space is traditional. Lever toilets are classic and it really depends on your preference.
#4 Colour theme
The clean white porcelain toilet is by far the most common choice among household. Pure white reflects lights and adds a dose of calmness to the surrounding. This makes the colour choice ideal for most homes. You can contrast this white colour toilet with other colour tones accessories to create visually appealing statement effects. The rule is to keep to a simple neutral colour tone without too many accents to the surrounding.
#5 High-efficiency models
High efficient toilet models tend to use less water for every flush. In general, pressure-assist toilets tend to be more water-efficient flushers than gravity toilets. The former has a separate tank to hold the water under pressure thus allowing the water to release at high speed to remove waste in a more thorough matter. The downside is that it can be more expensive and a lot nosier.
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A quick checklist on buying an ideal bathroom basin
A basin is just a basin. This is probably a mental state that continues to ring in our mind. The truth is choosing an ideal basin can be a mentally taxing process. After all, the bathroom basin can define the interior theme and ambience of the bathroom. Also, you are likely to also consider whether to install them in the master ensuite or family bathroom. The dimensions of your bathroom can also affect the choice of the basin to prevent a visual clutter.
#1 Type of basin
The wide variety of bathroom basins in the market can be a visual treat or an overwhelming experience. For a luxurious look, a top-mount basin that rests on top of the counter might be ideal. They are usually suitable to be installed on wood or laminate since the circumference area is completely covered by the basin to prevent water damage. A white tinge of marble-look countertop basin can exude the elegant and airy touch to the bathroom.
Alternatively, consider the wall-mount basin that is directly fixed to the wall without the need for a countertop. This provides a streamlined look and without the fussy details. Since it does not have a cabinet below the basin, it makes the bathroom visually bigger.
#2 Size of your basin
Before you head down to purchase the basin, consider measuring the size of your bathroom. Take into account of the measurement of the location of the new basin. You will need to consider if the shape of the basin can blend nicely into your existing space or some modification might be required. Feel free to discuss with us, the specialist for bathroom accessories to find one ideal size that wonderfully fit your bathroom.
#3 The colour theme
The basin is an element among the many other accessories that you might find in your bathroom. This can range from the showerhead, toilet bowl, and bathtub or storage cabinets. Choosing the right colour palette helps create a cohesive atmosphere. A play of contrast colour is recommended if a focal point within the area is to be achieved.
#4 What’s your storage demand?
If storage is a strong need, then a top mount basin might make sense since you can install cabinet storage on the countertop. Consider the compartments within the basin for the different items to store in the bathroom.
With this quick checklist, choosing the ideal bathroom basin needs not be a demanding task. You can mentally visualise the space and design as you screen through the wide range of basins we have to offer 🙂
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Pros & Cons of Gas Cookers and Electric Cookers
As you begin your journey in choosing between electric and gas cookers, do you face a dilemma of which is a better option? There isn’t a direct answer as a myriad of factors should be considered. Let us dive in to understand some of the comparisons.
Gas cookers offer an instant and easy way to control the heat and allow the heat flow to spread evenly across the base of your kitchenware. This means less time spent on stirring and preparing a properly cooked dinner. Depending on the market cost, gas tends to be cheaper than electricity and the extra saving might give you more mileage in dishing out a sumptuous meal.
On the other hand, with electric cooker, it might be an easier experience to clean given that the surface of the hob is flat. As such, you can have more time with your loved ones after a nice meal. Electric cookers are likely to get heated up easily thus allowing the contents of a pan to be easily cooked. Likewise, you can control the temperature more accurately.
Furthermore, with a growing lifestyle change, electric cookers can have a multifunction oven. This is an ideal option for a family who loves using the grill and fan simultaneously. Imagine using a smaller flame heat to grill a thicker piece of meat.
Building on this, electric oven provides a more even temperature environment with a better heat circulation flow. This means it is easier to achieve a consistent result, especially if you have many guests and requires multiple baking sessions. At Sim Siang Choon, our diverse range of electric cookers options can meet your dynamic lifestyle needs. There’s always more than one option to fit your living aspiration.
Using a gas cooker tend to require more time in cooking. Gas cookers are generally slower than electric cookers since it takes a longer time to heat up a large pan of food. You might find yourself working in your kitchen for a longer period before the delicious delicacy is served.
In addition, with gas cookers the cleaning can be tough. As dirt and food can get stuck in the cookers and require more effort to have a thorough cleaning process. You will also need to get certified installers to install a gas cooker as it requires some technical expertise.
One of the common pitfalls of the electric cooker is that the inductor tends to heat longer than the gas cooker. Hence, after the power is switched off, you might continue to experience the cooking process of a longer moment.
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5 Kitchen Cleaning Hacks for Every Home!
A stereotypical thinking is that the amount of time spent in whipping up delicious meals requires the same amount of time to clean your kitchen. The dread of having to scrub for hours deters many homeowners from cooking at home.
Below are some time-saving tips for a sparkling clean kitchen with little effort, to begin with.
#1 Use ammonia to clean your oven
The thought of having to scrub the inside of an oven can depress your mood for the day. This time-consuming task can be a nightmare for many homeowners with a hectic lifestyle. Consider placing a bowl containing about half a cup of ammonia on the top rack of the oven coupled with a large pan of boiling water on the bottom rack. Leave them overnight.
You can remove the dish and pan the next morning and allow the air from the oven to travel out of the interior. Start wiping the interior with a damp cloth that is soaked in water containing some dishwashing liquid. You might be amazed at the ease of cleaning off the baked-on gunk.
#2 Sea salt can be your best friend
Imagine the stubborn stains left on your cast iron pans that simply do not clean off easily. Many of us tend to scrub and scour with a sponge and dishwashing soap. However, this requires a great amount of time and the soap can ruin the pan, making it likely to rust.
A more effective method to keep the cast iron pans clean is to use some coarse sea salt and a halved potato to remove the stains. You should rinse with water and let the pan dry. Then season the pan with a little oil and you shall see the wonder of the stains coming off.
#3 A little extra mile go a long way
After cleaning our pots, pans and cutlery, we tend to leave the accumulated grunge sitting in the sink. At Sim Siang Choon, our wide range of sinks can cater to your diverse lifestyle needs. The quality of our sinks looks new if you take a subsequent step to remove these grunts with a light scrub instead of leaving them unattended.
#4 The amazing capability of baking soda
The build-up of years of grease that cover your cabinets can be instantly transformed by a simple formula. Simply make a paste by using 1 dose of vegetable oil with 2 doses of baking soda and scrub it on your cabinets. The greasy gunk should be easily wiped off.
#5 Stubborn burnt food?
This is a common problem faced by many of us. You can easily clean them with dryer sheets. All you need is to fill the dirty pots and pans with soap water that is tossed in a dryer sheet. Let it rest for 1 hour and the caked-on grime can come off with minimal scrubbing.
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