The economy may be keeping a lid on spending, but when it comes to flooring, it’s driving trends. That’s because today’s cost-conscious consumer is more demanding of value than ever.
There’s definitely been a shift from spending to savings. But that doesn’t mean consumers aren’t buying flooring: it means they’re looking for value and comfort. They might not be moving up right now, but they’re still into feathering the nest.
Bathrooms are dedicated areas set aside for grooming, health and hygiene, but have an unacknowledged purpose, too — as a repository for inner hopes, dreams and insecurities. Follow these tips to loosen the ties that bind you to bathroom clutter. Read More
Style is very easy to recognize with your eyes – it’s easy to tell a modern kitchen design from a rustic one – but often harder to decide what style o=is best for you. After all, you will be equally drawn to chrome as you are to aged wood. Here are 5 of the top kitchen styles, and a few tips on how to decide which is right one for you.
Small bathrooms are a burden to us all. We could always use more space, but physical limitations prevent many from expanding their current bathroom. A terrific, easy and cheap way to make your bathroom seem larger is with paint. There are plenty of ways to make your small bathroom feel larger, but few tactics give your bath more of a punch than paint. If you think your bathroom is small, but want that real master feel, be sure to check out our 10 painting tips to make your small bathroom seem larger. Read More
Many homes only have one bathroom. When it comes to renovating it, you have to consider practicality in addition to the aesthetics. It’s important to consider storage and other necessary touches to the room. Sometimes, however, the budget is not there to renovate to your needs and specifications. This shouldn’t stop anyone from trying to make their bathroom a personal oasis.
How can you renovate a bathroom without the large budget?
To ensure that your new or refurbished bath has just the right color scheme, one of the first items on your project list should be to consider bathroom color and paint ideas. From bright and lively looks to darker hues that can create a cozy, welcoming feel, you’ll have a rainbow of colors to choose from.
Small bathrooms can be difficult to improve and design. You may think you don’t have too many options. However, if you become really creative you can make that small bathroom pop. You can transform that little bathroom into a true masterpiece. Read More
There are so many options to choose from when it comes to countertops for your kitchen and bathroom. Once you’ve discovered the many types, it is important to determine the best available countertop that fits your home.
Three factors to consider when choosing the right countertops.
As time goes by, trends come and go. Green kitchen appliances slowly morphed into stainless steel. Tile backsplashes fade in the background as slabs take the forefront. Even the main purpose of a kitchen has reached an entirely new level. Oftentimes you may even find an area in the kitchen that can be used as a workstation using your laptop and charging stations for your mobile devices. Fully functional bars have also been installed, adding more of a reason for gatherings to ensue in the kitchen. Mudrooms and laundry rooms have made their way offset to most kitchens making it convenient for multi-taskers complete their daily chores better than ever. With so many trends taking over the common kitchen, it’s always good to keep up and possibly apply them to your own home.
If you’re one of the few that can afford the luxuries of a holiday home, there are many ways to ruin a good thing by not making it as welcoming as it should be. Your “home away from home” should be as welcoming as a 5 star hotel. That being said, any holiday home, small or large, can be renovated into such a welcoming place that you might not ever want to go back to reality.