Bathroom Remodeling Design Tips You Need Know

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Bathroom Remodeling Design Tips You Need Know

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

Home Upgrade Secrets from Top 10 Designers

Interior Design

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.

Respect Craftsmanship

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

Interior Design & Home Décor – A Beginners Guide

Interior Design Home Decor
Interior Design & Home Decor

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.

Let’s start with a few inspirational tips from the Pros. Again the whole point is to make a lot happen in your home while at the same time not going crazy with finances. Continue reading Interior Design & Home Décor – A Beginners Guide

Interior Design Tips: Couples Living Together in Style

Interior Design in Dallas Texas
Interior Design in Dallas, TX

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.

Not only can a professional help you find the right mix of pieces from both your homes, they also give you the freedom of turning over some of the bigger or more difficult decisions to an impartial third party. Continue reading Interior Design Tips: Couples Living Together in Style

Is Your Crystal In Need Of Some Tender Loving Care?

Crystal Glass Repair
Crystal Glass Repair

Lead crystal bowls, glasses, ornaments, and other items add a wonderful sparkle to any decor.

But what do you do when one is chipped?  Some pieces can be especially expensive to replace, running in the hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.  An unsightly chip makes that 12 piece set of wine glasses unlikely to be used during the special occasions it was meant for. Continue reading Is Your Crystal In Need Of Some Tender Loving Care?

The Greenest Room in the House: Designing an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

Eco Friendly Bathroom
Eco Friendly Bathroom

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

Trends in Bathroom Design: Everything is Bigger in Dallas!

Bathroom Upgrades in Dallas, TX
Bathroom Upgrades in Dallas, TX

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.

Another, even more minimalist trend, is a walk-in shower with only a single glass partition separating the bather from the rest of the bathroom. Sheets of glass without the usual framing are modern. Here in Dallas our glaziers can custom cut glass to fit any project. Continue reading Trends in Bathroom Design: Everything is Bigger in Dallas!

Frameless Glass Shower Doors Add Enhanced Beauty

Frameless Glass Shower Doors
Frameless Glass Shower Doors

Bathroom Makeover & 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.

Continue reading Frameless Glass Shower Doors Add Enhanced Beauty

Frameless Shower Door Alternatives

Glass Shower Doors
Glass Shower Doors

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

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.

In addition, vinyl curtains are prone to mold and mildew. Continue reading Frameless Shower Door Alternatives

Upgrade Your Kitchen Cabinets Dallas!

Kitchen Cabinet Glass
Kitchen Cabinet Glass

Dallas Texas residents are constantly rolling with the changes in interior design. Whether it’s updating one room or your whole house, it can be costly. One way to update a space on a budget is change the cabinets. The kitchen is a great place to start. Don’t have enough money to replace all the cabinets in your kitchen?

Let Alamo Glass & Mirror help. We can instantly update the look of your cabinets by adding Glass.

We can add glass to any cabinets in a quick easy process. Just bring in your cabinet, after a few steps from your carpenter , and we can guide you to choosing the glass that will improve your look.  You can also call us today to set up an appointment for a free estimate. Continue reading Upgrade Your Kitchen Cabinets Dallas!