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→
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→
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.
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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→