Bathroom upgrades: 3 tips to add technology, tailor-made features

May 10, 2019 (508 words)

[Headline: Bringing tech into the bathroom]

Technology plays a big role in most of our lives, so it’s no surprise that it has started to pop up in bathroom designs, too. Consider how technology can simplify your daily routine. For example, defogging technology can be built into the vanity mirror to allow one person to shower while another is using the mirror. For items like an electric toothbrush or razor, consider installing USB ports inside the medicine cabinet to ensure they are always ready to use.

Technology can bring entertainment into the bathroom as well. If you like to start off the day with some energetic music or unwind in the bath listening to your favorite podcast, Bluetooth technology can add entertainment without sacrificing counter space.

The bathroom plays an important role in your day-to-day life. Find more ideas for bathroom upgrades at www.robern.com.

Downsizing as you age: 8 smart organization tips and tricks

April 10, 2019 (610 words)

[Headline: Moving into memory care]

Juliet Holt Klinger, senior director of Alzheimer’s and dementia care at Brookdale Senior Living, says if a loved one is moving into a memory care community you want the new space to be as comfortable and familiar as possible.

"Set up the new apartment as close to the layout at home as possible. For example, put the nightstand on the same side of the bed and decorate the room with familiar items," she suggests.

Holt Klinger also says it's important to consider safety factors as you age. Clutter is a trip hazard for seniors, so keep this in mind as you go through items. It might be time to get rid of throw rugs, exposed cords and end table clutter to make room for a lamp that provides extra light.

5 ways to customize a bathroom space

March 12, 2019 (547 words)

[Headline: Custom faucets create personalized bathrooms]

Want your bathroom to better reflect your personality? Both the sink and bath faucet can add style and functionality to the space. KOHLER’s Components line of interchangeable faucet elements offers a wide range of timeless, modern options that allow you to create a personalized faucet configuration tailor-made for any environment and decor. Choose your spout, then handle and finally finish — polished chrome, matte black, titanium and brushed nickel — for an ideal update that suits your design ideals.

Faucets: Both the sink and bath faucet can add style and functionality to the bathroom. KOHLER’s Components line of interchangeable faucet elements offers a wide range of timeless, modern options that allow you to create a personalized faucet configuration tailor-made for any environment and decor. Choose your spout, then handle and finally finish — polished chrome, matte black, titanium and brushed nickel — for an ideal update that suites your design ideals.

Old phone, new service? Upgrade your wireless with a SIM card swap

February 20, 2019 (631 words)

[Headline: How to swap your SIM card]

Activating your smartphone with a different carrier can be as simple as swapping to the new provider’s SIM.

Network: Some networks use CDMA and some use GSM. That means your smartphone will only work with a carrier that uses the same type of network it is designed for.

Unlock: Your phone must be “unlocked” from your current carrier before it can be activated with a new provider. You can get it unlocked from your wireless carrier if you meet certain criteria, like paying the full price of your device or ending your contract and being in good standing.

Switch: If your new provider’s network is compatible, you’ll get a SIM card, and insert it into your device. Consumer Cellular, for instance, provides the SIM card and activation on their networks for free when you sign up using a compatible GSM phone.

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