Discover some tried and true design tricks to prevent headaches during your next bathroom project.
What is the average amount of space required for a toilet? How much is a basic bathroom remodel? How do you pick out the right vanity? If your answers to these questions are blank or some combination of “What?” “Huh?” and “Um … ,” don’t worry. Many homeowners find themselves in your same position.
Considering all that goes into a bathroom remodeling project, unless you’re a professional doing it every day — or a homeowner having completed it a few times —all the specific details, technical issues, available options and choices may begin to sound like they’re in a language you are unfamiliar with. Some basic preparation for the project will help you conquer the frustration. Continue reading Bathroom Remodeling Design Tips You Need Know→
If you are about to embark on an interior design project, you could find yourself both intimidated and confused. The Decorist and Homepolish sites can assist you with your trek through interior design. There is also Modsy to help you to actually visualize the decorated space, and choose items to inhabit the space. You could also pick up the book: Interior Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from America’s Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration(Rizzoli), to provide you with a classic knowledge of interior design. The following is a brief synopsis from some of our favorite interior designers that may assist you with the process.
To add a layer of luxury to your project, Brad Ford suggests handmade pieces, natural materials such as wood, clay, leather, wool and plant fibers. These items will warm up your area, and if you live in a city, they will help to naturalize the area. If you can’t afford a $24,000 table, you can probably find your hand-made piece at a vintage shop. Continue reading Home Upgrade Secrets from Top 10 Designers→
When you’re looking for a creative way to amplify the impact of your dining room table, transitioning to a glass table top is a sophisticated solution.
Glass tabletops serve as the focal point of the space, complement the decor and amplify the light in the room when utilized correctly.
Seating Showcase & Complement Theme
Using a glass tabletop allows you to show off the beautiful upholstery or intricate wooden scroll-work of your dining room chairs. The ability to see through the tabletop brings the seating out of the shadows of an opaque tabletop and adds depth to any setting.
It’s that time and you have to start making some real changes. Get the ball rolling, start the motions, drop the plastic-ware and move forward. This simple beginners guide will show you some great possibilities, missed opportunities and what you need to do next with your home interior and decor.
Don’t worry if your even less than a beginner. As you will see, it’s actually not that hard to go from “ok” to “fantastic”. It doesn’t matter if you live in a small home, large home, apartment, studio, own or just rent. Your upgrade possibilities are limitless and affordable.
The idea of moving in together is a heady and exhilarating one. Creating a single household for you and your significant other, however, could be a bit daunting. Deciding on how to combine all of your possessions to create a cohesive and pleasing style can be a big task, and it might be one best handled by an interior decorator.
Building and designing a green bathroom has become a popular trend. There is a twofold reason to consider going eco-friendly when you build. One is, to be environmentally responsible and leave a smaller carbon footprint. The other is to lower your utility bills through energy efficient fixtures.
Windows with Superior Insulation
If the bathroom will be built on an exterior wall then this would be the perfect time to install energy efficient windows. Energy efficient windows stop the summer heat from penetrating and keep the winter chill out. The more natural light you let into your bathroom the less artificial light you will need. If your bathroom will not have an exterior wall then consider a skylight which will capture the natural light. Having an opening in the ceiling can also draw heat and moisture upwards. Continue reading The Greenest Room in the House: Designing an Eco-Friendly Bathroom→
Are you considering remodeling your bathroom? There are new trends to consider. One is opening up the shower area. Instead of the small utilitarian, framed-in shower most homeowners are familiar with, the new trend is to have a spacious tiled area enclosed by frameless shower doors.
Once you decide that your home needs a makeover and you begin to focus on your shower doors, a frameless glass shower door may be the answer you are looking for. Shower doors are rising in popularity exponentially, and a frameless door will make your bathroom area appear larger and expose the beautiful tile within your shower.
Modern Design & Beauty
With a modern design, it will enhance the beauty of your bathroom and won’t have the usual silver looking and stained frame around it.
The type of frameless shower curtain, shield, or door you install can make a big difference in the look of your bathroom.
Here are some traditional options and a couple of unusual ideas you may not have considered:
Vinyl curtains are an inexpensive option. Depending on the design you choose, they can make a conservative, bold, or whimsical statement. Vinyl curtains do have drawbacks though. Many people find them annoying because the shower curtain needs to hang inside the tub to prevent water from escaping. And when the vinyl clings to you it can make you feel claustrophobic.