Bathroom

Thursday 01.26.17

The NEATest Bathroom Reno You MUST SEE

Happy Tuesday! We are starting a new blog takeover series that starts today! The NEAT girls in each city are going to share some of their personal secrets to living the NEAT life. Today, Lisa from San Francisco is sharing the behind the scenes of not one, but TWO bathroom renovations that were just completed in her home. If you are thinking about starting a bathroom renovation, Lisa has compiled a list of everything you should think of as you begin the process. Without further adieu... take it away, Lisa!

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Hi there!  Not only do I run the SF market for NEAT, but I also just survived back-to-back bathroom renovations with two small children, one frantic search for a toilet and lots of wine.
 
After living in our apartment for four years, my husband and I knew it was time to start the dreaded “R” word—renovation.  Our goal was to create beautiful bathrooms that maximize every spare inch.  I think we succeeded (if I do say so myself) so I wanted to share a few of my favorite organizational tips from the renovation. 
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Readers – hear me now. The edge of the tub is NOT a proper storage solution.  #Truth.  How do you avoid this?  Shower niches! 
 
People (ie, my husband) thought I was being ridiculous when I insisted on two in each shower, but I knew it would be the right choice.  I choose the simplest configuration, placed horizontally and there’s zero regret.  
 
Pro tip: Once you decide on a niche, check to make sure your tallest bottle (probably shampoo) will fit.  Once the niche is tiled in, you’re out of luck and back to edge of the tub organizing. 
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The one organizing tip that might seem odd, but has been a game changer for our nighttime routine is moving my girls’ pajamas to the bathroom.  Rather than bathe them in the bathroom, then move the entire circus to their bedroom, it all happens in one place.  This simple change made our nights calmer and quicker.

Besides wanting beautiful, functional bathrooms, I knew we needed to maximize storage because we don’t have a proper linen closet (City living. Am I right?).  Here are two additional ways we accomplished this:

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We floated our vanities and placed baskets underneath for quick access to toilet paper and Kleenex.  Bonus: guests no longer rummage through our bathroom cabinets to find extra toilet paper because it’s in easy-to-reach, labeled bins.  Visually our bathrooms also seem a bit bigger and airier because of the open space. 

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For our master bath, we switched to Turkish towels.  Not only are they beautiful, but you can also fit three Turkish towels in the space you could fit one traditional towel.  This saved a lot of space. 

What organizational solutions have you “pinned” for your dream bathroom renovation?  Share below.  We would love to hear about them! 

xx

Lisa 

Monday 10.19.15

A Client Tells All :: The NEATest Kid's Room on the Block

Every time we look at this image, our jaws drop. Who wouldn't love this room as a child (or as an adult!?) Our NEAT organizer in Scottsdale, Mika had the pleasure of organizing this space but the icing on the cake was family who lives in the home is absolutely spectacular! Her client, Katie was kind enough to tell us a little bit about what it was like to work with the NEAT team. Have you been thinking of using NEAT but not sure what to expect? This client tells all!

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NM:: Hi Katie! Thank you so much for speaking to us about working with NEAT Method. Let's jump right in! After you hired Mika and her team to come, what surprised you the most about the experience?

Katie:: I think initally I was surprised that someone could be more organized than me! Not only was I surprised but BLOWN AWAY! It probably doesn't take much to impress a messy disorganized person...but for Mika to take my Type A, daily To-Do list making, everything has a spot, vacuum line loving life and truly PERFECT that has a gift. And to top it off, it is pretty and easily maintainable!!! Did I mention... SO PRETTY?! I am in organizational HEAVEN at home!

** In this photo, one of Mika's team members preps the closet. It's so important to get your hands on the whole space in order to ensure it is COMPLETELY organized!

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NM::Why was it important to you to get your girl's space organized? 

Katie :: Having 2 girls (3rd on the way) we have LOTS of clothes! It is so nice to open a drawer and SEE everything! I love having everything labeled so my 6 year old can read and help put things away! We can find hair accessories and a favorite pink shirt in a cinch on a busy school morning! Having Mika come in the first day of school and get me situated was a lifesaver! My favorite part is my play room!!! As most parents would agree the playroom is my nemesis! Mika has now come through 3 times and helped set up a system that is easy to clean up, easy to see the toys and keeps my anxiety at ease! I LOVE IT! 
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NM:: I think we can tell from your already glowing review of your experience BUT would you recommend Mika to a friend? 

Katie:: Well...considering I have already told ALL my friends about it that would be a big YES! I even went as far as blasting an email out to all Major league Baseball wives! I only pass on things I am really a true believer of and after using Mika in AZ and the SF team to unpack and organize our bay area rental home I am a HUGE believer in the Neat Method truly making my life easier and more efficient! Mad love to Mika and the rockstars at NEAT METHOD! 
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Thanks for sharing your NEAT experience with us, Katie! Your home is certainly one we LOVE coming to! Want to know more about the INCREDIBLE interior designer behind this amazing space? Check out Christina Forrest at 21 Interiors today!

xx

the NEAT girls

Thursday 04.09.15

Spring "Pinspiration"

This Spring, we are finding all of our inspiration on Pinterest and we thought we would share a few of our favorites with you! 

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Want more NEAT inspirations? Check out our boards on Pinterest today!

xx

the NEAT girls

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Thursday 02.19.15

Five Indoor Inspirations Done Right!

Are the winter months keeping you locked indoors? We've had some time to do some serious Pinterest perusing and found some new inspirations that we just HAD to share with you! 

Even though we typically are not the DIY type, this simple desk organizer has us motivated to make our own on a cold night in. 

We love the look of this take on a wardrobe for a child! Not only does it create additional hanging space, but could also make a room looks so cute!

We have seen the expedit shelving from ikea done wrong so many times... but this one was used so well we almost didn't recognize it!

No one LOVES to do laundry (at least we haven't met anyone). However, this picture makes us all want to put a load in the wash.

In this photo, we were particularly drawn to the use of all the different storage solutions. Typically, we like things to look very uniform, but the use of wire and woven baskets really makes this bathroom look great!

And finally... open shelves never looked so good...seriously!

We hope we brought some inspiration to your winter months. Fingers crossed spring is around the corner!

xx

the NEAT girls

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Tuesday 07.31.12

Tip Tuesday:: Don't Throw in the Towel!

This week's Tip Tuesday request was for creative towel storage solutions. Finding enough room for all your towels can be difficult...especially in a city aparment. These are some of NEATs favorite solutions to this organizational dilemma.

This ladder towel storage system will fit great in any bathroom with wall space and high ceilings. 

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If you don't have quite as much room and are looking to take full advantage of a cabinet or linen closet we recommend undershelf baskets

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Or roll your towels in baskets like these if you don't have closet or cabinet space.

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We all know that feeling of a fresh, new towel! Hopefully these tips will allow you to experience this simple joy more often!

xx

the NEAT girls

Thursday 05.10.12

Splish Splash!!!

Spring is here and this time of year brings new motivation to clean, re-decorate, and our personal favorite, re-organize! Since bathrooms tend to be one of the most neglected spaces in the home, we at NEAT are motivated to get our bathrooms in tip top shape this season. We thought the best way to inspire was to share our favorite photos and personal touches that will help transform your bathroom from "meh" to marvelous!

Ashley is obessesed with this shower's unique style and the simplicity of the bathroom. She thinks that every good bathroom should include a Molton Brown soap and lotion set!

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Heather's ideal bathroom includes a gorgeous and feminine chandelier. Nothing like a lil' glam! Accessorize with a fun printed shower caddy, accesory tray, and/or tissue box from Jayes.  

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Molly appreciates a bathroom with lots of windows to allow natural light. One of her favorite things to have in the shower is this waterproof notepad- so that a good idea never goes down the drain!!! 

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Although these bathrooms (see below) didn't take home first place, they do deserve an honorable mention!

Happy Friday!!!

xx

the NEAT girls

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