You want your living space to be an aesthetically appealing area in which it is easy to relax and recharge at the end of a busy day. These 5 tips will be most helpful in achieving the best ways to upgrade your home in 2017.
1. Make it easier to enjoy your outdoor living space.
Take advantage of all nature offers by making the most of your home’s outdoor living space. For starters, evaluate whether your deck, patio, or yard is easy to access. Do you need a larger patio door? Does your patio door glass need to be replaced due to hazardous cracks?
Other ways to ensure that your family will enjoy outside time include:
• Upgrading your patio furniture or sprucing it up with new cushions. • Putting in a brick pizza oven. • Adding simple landscaping such as flower beds on one side of your deck or patio.
It’s time to explore creative upgrades if your master bedroom is not a cozy retreat but a disorganized catch-all room. Devote a day or two to improving your space, and you might be surprised at what a big difference some relatively small alternations can make. Continue reading 5 Creative Master Bedroom Upgrades→
Transitional bathroom designs feature a blend of the old and the new, merging fixtures and décor ideas from multiple eras. The popularity of this look allows homeowners to keep up with current trends while hanging on to beautiful or sentimental items from the past. Infact, it’s often possible to create a transitional look in your bathroom by replacing just a few key elements.
Glass shower doors will make your shower feel more elegant and spacious.
Making the switch from an opaque shower curtain to clear glass shower doors will instantly glamorize your shower area. What’s more, the transparent glass will impart a sense of roominess and openness so that the shower stall no longer seems narrow and confining.
There are a number of options from which you can choose to make your shower doors especially charming. These include:
• Frameless design to ensure that the doors are sleek and stylish. • Fancy handles and hinges. • More glass to create an enclosure suitable for a steam shower.
Without a doubt, switching to quality glass shower doors will have a significant impact on your bathroom’s aesthetic appeal. Adding elegance and a feeling of roominess to your shower will make a world of difference.
Today’s bathroom design trends favor giving this once neglected space lots of TLC. If your home’s bathroom is small, you may wonder if it is still possible to make it a glamorous and relaxing retreat. While you may not have the floor space to add a soaker tub or humongous shower enclosure, there are many ways to give a small bathroom a more spacious feel.
Have you ever walked into a home of an interior designer or a boss and become overwhelmed with the awe of how spacious the home is? The first thing you notice are the glass walls or big glass windows. Glass provides the illusion of more space but also transparency that extends a rooms actual size. The wondrous thing about glass decor is not just walls, windows, tables but it can come in other forms of decor such as glazing, countertops, doors. Glass will help brighten up your home allowing more sunlight and even the moonlight! Whether you enjoy using glass to bring in the morning sun, or a hundred other purposes, glass can be overlooked when customizing home interiors. Here are some ways to let glass brighten your home.
It’s a special day and you want everything to be perfect! Except you see streaks on your glass windows, glass table and even glass walls? It’s hard to know which side the streaks are on, and constantly cleaning to have the spot free look is time consuming. For business owners and residents who want to try it themselves, these helpful hints will make your Valentine’s Day a little brighter:
Going in different directions on the front and back of the glass will eliminate those sneaky lines. Side-to-side motions on the front surface and up and down motions for the back surface will show results. Wait for the glass to dry, you’ll see less noticeable streaks.
Remodeling magazine has determined that the mid-range cost to renovate a bathroom nowadays including tile, vanity and toilet is in upwards of $19,000. It all depends on where you live and the local costs of labor and supplies. If you are in New York City, you could pay as much as $25,000 for a bathroom remodel. The magazine keeps track of the cost of home remodels on an annual basis.
If you want to throw in installing extras such as heated floors, or you are interested in moving fixtures, the initial $19,000 can get pushed up to about $60,000, and in the more expensive cities such as New York City, you could pay as much as $72,000.
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→