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Avoid that sinking feeling with budget products that shine in the bathroom

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SCRUBBING the bathroom is a chore many of us dread, especially forking out for the cleaning products.

But specialists from bathroom supplier Drench.co.uk have shared their top cleaning tips with me — and they revealed you can use budget-friendly white vinegar and baking soda to make your shower, sink and toilet gleam again. To make things even more simple, I recommend the easy-to-use 750ml bottle of Wilko Original white vinegar spray, costing £1.50.

Avoid that sinking feeling with budget products that shine in the bathroom

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Shower shine: According to the experts, “how to clean the shower head” gets Googled an average of 2,900 times every month.

Drench.co.uk says: “Pour some white vinegar into a plastic bag, pop your shower head in there and then secure it with a hair tie. Leave the bag overnight and the shower head is ready to use again.”

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Mistakes to avoid when upgrading a kitchen: Don’t get sucked into tempting, one-function items

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Your household may have grown during the coronavirus pandemic as adult children who lost their jobs returned home. At the same time, your wallet may have become thinner during the economic fallout caused by the global health crisis.

Combine those factors and it’s easy to see that a study by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) found that people want to improve their kitchen, especially with germ-avoiding, touchless technology, while adhering to a tight budget.

An overwhelming 99% of manufacturing, construction, design and retail businesses surveyed by the trade association said more consumers are requesting assistance with small-scale, DIY kitchen projects.

To reduce the risk of getting Covid-19, the survey found people want contact-less products with automatic sensors and antimicrobial surfaces as well as outdoor kitchens, where they can safely entertain while social distancing.

The pandemic also made people aware of the need to prepare for an emergency and

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How to Avoid the 5 Worst Kitchen Design Mistakes

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ALL-WHITE kitchens that look like operating theaters aren’t all that inspiring or even practical. But the overcooked alternatives—kitchens featuring grease-accumulating ceramic roosters or cabinetry festooned with grape-leaf swags—can seem depressingly cluttered. “It’s a place for creating meals, not Versailles,” said New York architect Kevin Lichten.

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Homeowners should view their kitchens first as machines for preparing food, he advised. “Then slowly add luxury to make it sensually appealing”—and ideally inject personality of the right kind. We asked design pros like Mr. Lichten to share their biggest kitchen-decorating pet peeves, from oversize islands to mixed-material counters, and to recommend chic, functional fixes.

HANG ‘EM HIGH In a kitchen in Oklahoma City, Okla., the upper cabinets continue to the ceiling, avoiding a common design error: a dust-collecting gap between the top of the millwork and the ceiling.

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White House advises public to avoid groups of more than 10, asks people to stay away from bars and restaurants

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Trump himself appeared more downbeat about the short-term prospects for combating the virus, predicting the outbreak wouldn’t be contained until at least the summer and suggesting a recession was possible.

The recommendations he offered were the most substantive to date on how he would advise Americans carry out their lives as the virus spreads. Gone were predictions that it would soon fade or that it was under control, replaced instead by a much longer-term outlook that he acknowledged was still uncertain.

“We’ll see what happens, but they think August, could be July, could be longer than that,” Trump said of the time when life might return to normal in the United States, where some cities have ordered residents to remain at home and localized lockdowns are beginning to take effect.

“I’ve asked that question many, many times,” Trump said, signaling his own desire to see the crisis end.

Still, he

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