Hi! I’m Stephen. I became a homeowner and bought my apartment in the summer of 2015. I spend a lot of my time thinking about improving and decorating my place. I like gadgets, and I probably have too many of them. As a side project, I wanted to start a blog about my journey owning and decorating my first home, but noticed there are a lot of blogs about home improvement and decoration. I decided to focus on one aspect – bathrooms. Is it my favourite room? Well maybe not – personally I prefer spending time in my bedroom or the living room 🙂 But I do find myself tinkering with my bathroom and buying all kinds of accessories for it. So I decided to write about it. I hope you enjoy the site!
How I write reviews
There are articles on this site where I talk about products and review them against each other. I want to talk about how I go about doing this.
The first thing I do for these articles is do some high level market research, where I read articles about the market, visit industry websites and journals on the topic, and consumer research non-profits like Which or consumerreports.org. I will also visit various e-commerce websites to get a sense of the range of products available on the market.
After this I will put together a list of what the main factors are to consider when buying the product. Essentially, the buying criteria. This will partially be based on my own thoughts but mainly what I find in the research.
I will then choose a selection of the best reviewed products – from Amazon and other e-commerce sites, and review them. I usually only publish 3-5 products, and they will represent a range of price points and features. My reviews are based on information about the products themselves, their features and prices, and also on the feedback I read about on Amazon and other sites. I would love to say I buy everything and test everything, but that just isn’t feasible for me. What I do try to do is ensure that what I write is objective and matter-of-fact. I am not trying to sell you one product or the other. In fact, now that I think of it, reviews probably aren’t even the right word – maybe product ‘descriptions’ might be more appropriate?
Affiliate links disclosure – I do earn commission when people click on an Amazon link and make a purchase (at no extra cost to the user). But as I indicated above, I try to make sure every review is objective and well-researched.
Health products disclaimer – Some of the products that I review are health related (mainly bathroom scales). The information I provide are only my opinion and should not substitute professional health or nutritional advice.
If you’d like to get in touch with me, feel free to email me at admin (at) pimpmybathroom (dot) net.