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How To Make Dark Walls Work In Your Home
...From bedrooms to living rooms, bathrooms and even tighter spaces like laundry rooms, dark colors can elevate the elegance of your home design when paired with the right flooring, furnishings, and accessories. See how you can incorporate dark wall color into your home design. Dress your bathroom with dark jewel tones. Rich tones on your walls, like the emerald jade color seen here work b...
Decorating Your Home with Bold Colors
...d accent table or chair. Creative cabinetry Traditional wood grain cabinetry sometimes gives way to far more creative color schemes in kitchens and bathrooms. While white is still a popular choice, and can even be considered bold in the right setting, true color on cabinets is also gaining traction among homeowners. With the right backsplash,...
Advice from SMART Carpet and Flooring: Elderly Should Avoid Using Porcelain Tile in Bathrooms
...vice from SMART Carpet and Flooring is to replace bathroom flooring with modern luxury vinyl flooring, which is more slip-resistant than traditional porcelain or ceramic tiles typically used in bathrooms. When selecting a new bathroom flooring material, seniors should consider three factors: slip-resistance; cleaning and maintenance; and durability to avoid scratches from ...
5 Steps to Incorporate Universal Design
... As more homeowners opt to remodel their current homes for accessibility and safety, those concerns are taken into consideration especially for kitchens or bathrooms. Special considerations often should be made for those falling in the Baby Boomer age group, who especially should take into account the accessibility of their homes and improvements that can be mad...
Simple Home Renovations/7 projects that improve resale value
...in shelving flanking a fireplace. While getting the angles and fit just right is hardly a beginner's endeavor, it's a project that can pay dividends in the long run. Better bathrooms Many homeowners approach a bathroom upgrade with big projects in mind, like swapping out the vanity, replacing the tub or installing tile flooring. However, it's...
Home Improvements with High ROI
...finish them for a budget-friendly alternative to installing new flooring. Another option that holds or even increases the value of your investment is tile, particularly in spaces like kitchens, bathrooms and laundry areas. Roofing Re-roofing a home gives it an instant value boost, but it's a job that needs to be repeated periodically. One lon...
Ideas for an On-Trend Bathroom
...op against several different textures and surfaces.  Introduce ample lighting Sub-optimal lighting can hamper the ambiance of smaller spaces like bathrooms. If the space has a window, ditch any coverings that restrict the natural light and instead rely on textured glass windows that provide privacy while allowing light to shine freely. An...
A Handy Guide to Starting a Home Remodel
... alternate arrangements such as creating a makeshift kitchen with the bare necessities in another part of the house. Countertops 101 Kitchens and bathrooms are among the most common renovation projects, and countertops are often a focal point of these redesigns. However, choosing the right countertop can be overwhelming. To help make the di...
3 Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2018
...ert advice and guide the decision-making process to help avoid costly mistakes. Consider Various Tile Types Another popular treatment in kitchens and bathrooms is to use different types of tile and surface stone. Incorporating tile of different shapes and texture such as quartz, marble or granite can energize even the smallest space.
Transform Your Bathroom into the Ultimate Paradise
...ed mirrors. Adding mirrors is a simple way to bounce additional light around the room, and the gold can add a warm hue, so they're both functional and aesthetically pleasing. 3. Bathrooms can have greenery in them, too. Plants such as philodendrons and bromeliads can add an element of airiness and life, and both can be found in super-realistic faux styles if your bathroom...
Upgrades that Boost Your Home's Value and Enjoyment
...bring meaningful value, not only in dollars and cents, but in overall enjoyment of your home. When making plans for finishing a basement, keep function first. Adding features like bathrooms can be costly, but having ready access to those facilities may pay off if you plan to spend lots of time downstairs. Also keep climate in mind; in parts of the country basements tend to ...
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Trends to Watch
...now what options are available but typically have their fingers on the pulse of products that can make your life better, from scald-proof faucets to appliance types and installation, and grab bars in bathrooms. Express Yourself with Tile While materials like stone and granite remain popular, additional trends for kitchen and bath remodels include tex...
Give Your KITCHEN a Facelift
... surface looking like new. The line of countertops comes in a wide range of nature-inspired colors and textures, from stunning marbled patterns to warm coastal hues, perfect for beautifying kitchens, bathrooms and work spaces.Learn more at radianz-quartz.com. ...
Improvements for Independence/Modifications to make your home more accessible
... a home is ready for aging in place. Forward-thinking improvements may also help prevent falls, which often cause the need for long-term care. Many changes, such as adding grab bars in bathrooms, can be done without a major redesign or full-blown renovation. Depending on your circumstance, it may also make sense to consider things like widening doorways and lowering countertop heigh...
5 ways to create big luxury in a small master bathroom
...p> Here are five ways to make a small bathroom space feel lavish and spa-like: 1. Rethink the shower stall versus tub debate. Many large luxury bathrooms have a separate shower and soaking tub. In a small bathroom, which may be used by multiple members and generations of a household, creating an upscale feeling by separating the tub from the ...
6 must-know kitchen and bathroom design trends
... Many homeowners today wonder how they can turn their bathrooms or kitchens into something worthy of making the rounds on Pinterest or Instagram. As more people want to give their home a personal and stylish touch, home decorating and interior design is hotter than ever, and the possibilities are seemingly limitless. The only problem is that making up your mind can be o...
Rethinking bathroom design
...  As homeowners begin to dream up plans to update their kitchens and bathrooms, they can spend hours searching for inspiration on the web or one of the many home renovation television shows. There’s no shortage of beautiful ideas and designs out there, but before you make any decision, you should start with the crucial question: What is it I really want? A recent s...
Renovations for the Ages - Antique upgrades for kitchen and bath
...d benefit to an antique motif: the opportunity to display family heirlooms and treasures from previous generations that blend seamlessly into your home. In most houses, the kitchen and bathrooms are where modern conveniences are most obvious. The appliances and fixtures in these rooms offer convenience and function few homeowners are willing to sacrifice for the sake of aesthetics. ...
7 'little' upgrades that can mean a lot to homebuyers
...sold a home knows how even little things can sway a buyer to feel a particular house is "just right." While major features such as a good location, a big kitchen, and a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms all drive a home’s price and how attractive it is to buyers, small details like fresh paint and new faucets can also help clinch a sale. When you’re trying to sell your home,...
Spring home improvements you can do in 24 hours or less
...o your entryway. Large planters with hardy, bright blooms add curb appeal when positioned on either side of the front door. Update your lighting. Modern light fixtures in kitchens and bathrooms shed a whole new light and look on the room. Consider installing a dimmer so you can create the right mood, any time of the day. While you’re upgrading lighting, be sure to replace old-style...
3 tips to make your bathroom remodel a breeze
... If you're thinking about remodeling your bathroom, you’re not alone. Bathrooms are the most common remodeling project people will undertake in 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders. So what's the best way to begin? Here are three expert tips to help you get started: 1. Identify the “pain points” of your current bathroom. Even if you’ve been dreami...
Beauty and utility: Designing a functional, stylish home
...er space, like a powder room, but worry about the suitability of wallpaper for rooms where moisture is common. More brands carry water-resistant wall covering materials. Vinyl wallpaper works best in bathrooms and kitchens that are prone to stains and water. When homeowners see a look they love on Pinterest or in a design magazine, there’s likely a product or material to help them ...
Don't Lose the Luster-Maintain natural stone counters
... Durability is one reason homeowners choose natural stone for their kitchens and bathrooms, but the greatest appeal is often the sheer beauty of the material. Maintaining that luster and shine requires a bit of effort, but the ability to enjoy the unique character of natural stone makes it all worthwhile. It's important to understand the shine on granite and other natura...
Make a striking focal point the foundation of your spa-like bathroom
... American homeowners’ desire for spa-like bathrooms shows no signs of waning, says the latest Design Trends report by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). From freestanding bath tubs and floating vanities to LED lighting and soothing color schemes, some of the most-requested bathroom renovations focus on creating the atmosphere of luxury and calm found in world-class spas....
Exterior home improvements yield higher ROI for less money, report shows
...proaching. Do you know what home improvements will give you the best return for your money? Here's a hint: step outside. You might assume upgrades to interior spaces like kitchens and bathrooms have the best payoff, but most home improvements don't return 100 percent of their value at the time of resale. Those that yield the best return on investment for the most modest costs are g...
Natural Stone in the Shower
... When it comes to beauty, few building materials can compete with natural stone. One-of-a-kind markings, dramatic colors and rich finishes make it a popular choice, especially in bathrooms where it can transform a utilitarian space into a spa-like retreat.  Long considered a great choice for countertops, more homeowners are now installing natural stone in the show...
The home design trend you need to know about
...o. Mixing materials gives you greater freedom to create a space that represents your style. Style on a budget Of all the rooms in a home, kitchens and bathrooms still get the most attention. Unfortunately, getting that dream kitchen or perfect bathroom isn’t always inexpensive. For those who have uncompromising taste, but are on a bu...
4 hot bathroom design trends that don't have to cost a bundle
... grays are the most popular color schemes, NKBA reports, although these colors aren't confined to walls or floors. White continues to be the most popular color choice for toilets, tubs and sinks. In bathrooms with these pristine-toned fixtures, you can cost-effectively play on the neutral trend by adding pale gray to the walls. For a subtle effect that will also add height to the room, paint the ...
Fans Get First Peek at HGTV Dream Home 2017 Located on St. Simons Island, Georgia
...hites. Comfortable furniture and formal statement pieces are intertwined with casual textiles. A selection of modern art elevates the house to a game-changing showstopper. The three bedrooms and four bathrooms take their cue from the property’s mossy vegetation with shades of green, and the neutral browns are a nod to the nearby beaches. Complete with a private pool, this approximately 3,200-squar...
One-weekend DIY projects to get your house relative-ready for the holidays
...ts, transoms and other windows near the door. A polished entryway will make your holiday decorations look even better — and wow the in-laws before they even ring the doorbell. In kitchens and bathrooms, replace dated or worn faucets. Install a new showerhead in the bathroom, and add a new shower curtain. A new light fixture in the dining room can brighten the space and enhance the festive ...
Practical remodeling tips for modern multi-generational families
...rain pumps, like those from Saniflo, allow you to easily add a complete bathroom or kitchen where no drainage existed before. For bathrooms, the compact systems can fit into a closet or area beneath a stairway, and new vitr...
5 ways to design with the 1980s comeback kid: Marble
...However, in the 1980s, the material lost some of its classic appeal in American design, becoming synonymous with gaudy, over-the-top style. Throughout the decade, homes were outfitted with marble bathrooms, kitchens and other living spaces, accented with shiny brass or gold fixtures. Fast forward to today and marble is making its way back into homes — thanks to an ‘80s design renai...
60+ Colorful Bathrooms to Inspire Your Next Makeover
...60+ Colorful Bathrooms to Inspire Your Next Makeover! These happy-hued spaces will brighten up your day, even if you're not planning a remodel anytime soon...
On-Trend Transformations/Get the hottest looks with a bathroom makeover
...t your personality to accessories and features that fit your lifestyle, you can incorporate details that make your bathroom as much about you as the rest of your home. The focal point of many bathrooms is the cabinetry, and the array of products available today make it possible to create nearly any look you can imagine. With an option such as Wellborn Cabinet Inc.'s Elegant Bath Collection...
Dispelling Myths About Natural Stone
...>Jennifer M. Foresman, owner of Madison & Wells Design in Atlanta, Georgia, recommends being mindful of material choice if stains are a concern. "If a client wants white marble for their bathrooms, I would recommend using it in the master bath rather than a child's bathroom," Foresman said. "White granite would be a beautiful option for a child's bathroom - it gives a similar look but...
Create Your Own Bathroom Retreat
...al style in a variety of materials and finishes. From formal to contemporary, it is easy to find beautiful cabinetry for your bathroom. As far as aesthetics, cabinetry sets the mood for the room. Bathrooms can take on a warm environment and showcase a beautifully stained cherry furniture piece with glass doors, or they can give off a clean, cool feel with a white painted vanity. Sometimes a si...
Mini-Makeovers Deliver Big Home Value
...g the cabinets, updating the countertops, and installing new appliances all provide a high return without breaking the bank." Bathroom brush-up Although typically the smallest rooms in the home, bathrooms can still make a big statement. Even the tiniest of bathrooms can be improved to increase value, function, and overall aesthetics without a complete overhaul. That is likely welcome news to ...
Earth-Friendly Ways to Welcome Babies, Pets
...at-tasting water from any tap. * Make it convenient: Clean hands are always important, but especially when dealing with new babies and pets. Keep eco-friendly hand soap near the kitchen sink and in bathrooms for family and guests to wash their hands before holding the baby or after playing with pets. Green Works Hand Soap, found at Target, is free of parabens and phthalates and gently cleans whi...
DIY Magic to Transform Your Kids' Rooms
...fth wall - the ceiling - to help spice up a room * Stencil fun shapes, like tiaras, jewels, cars, boats, etc., to help complement your kids' personalities * Add an extra punch to small spaces, like bathrooms or window seats, with a fun and dynamic finish * Jazz up one piece of furniture, like a nightstand, chest of drawers or wooden chair, to bring extra personality to a room Painting Suppl...
Four steps to a more beautiful bathroom
...room a sophisticated look without taking up precious counter space. Making scents Once you've given the room a new look, appeal to the other senses and give your space a fresh, clean atmosphere. Bathrooms aren't always associated with the most agreeable odors, so an especially aromatic room will be a pleasant surprise for visitors. Whether fresh linen, clean lemon, or soothing lavender, a sce...
Simple projects to spruce up the look of your home
... clear away everything. If you plan on staining or repainting your deck, mild temperatures are ideal. If you get it done in the spring, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy it throughout the year. Bathrooms Since you're freshening up the rest of your house, don't forget the bathrooms. Besides simply scrubbing your tub, cleaning bathroom tile and regrouting is an easy way to get your bathroom ...
Creating the perfect master suite retreat
...ange of bath fixtures, including rain showers, faucets and coordinated accessories, your master bath can be transformed into a personal sanctuary that will last for years to come. "While American bathrooms are decreasing in size, they're actually increasing in spa-like atmosphere," says Rebecca Kolls, senior director consumer strategist of home and garden for Iconoculture. One way to incor...
Simple projects to spruce up the look of your home
... clear away everything. If you plan on staining or repainting your deck, mild temperatures are ideal. If you get it done in the spring, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy it throughout the year. Bathrooms Since you're freshening up the rest of your house, don't forget the bathrooms. Besides simply scrubbing your tub, cleaning bathroom tile and regrouting is an easy way to get your bathroom ...
Five smart steps to maximize bathroom space
...ir existing spaces. Look at a homeowner's wish list, and the bathroom often tops the list. With its frequent use and endless potential, easy changes offer a big payoff. In spite of its heavy use, bathrooms are often some of the smallest areas in a home. Cross tight square footage with limited storage, and it quickly becomes cluttered and cramped - far from a pleasant place to start and end eac...
Pest Prevention: Three Easy DIY Tips
...sullying their well-kept abodes, hiding in cracks and corners, searching for food and dragging in dirt and grime. These critters even invade the most private residential areas, including bedrooms and bathrooms. This year, with the help of Raid Max Bug Barrier and DIY Expert Lou Manfredini, homeowners will be able to take measures to help stop unwanted bugs. Manfredini has teamed up with Raid t...
Top 10 Bathroom Trends
... Doubled Vanity: Dual sinks and vanities make cramped morning routines a thing of the past. With separate sinks and vanities, homeowners get the individualized spaces and storage they desire in their bathrooms. Radiant Heat: Stepping onto a cold tile floor after a hot shower isn't the best way to start the day. An easy remedy is adding radiant electric heating to floors. Some companies instal...
Update Your Bathroom in a Weekend
... and style. * Replace the typical shower curtain rod with a curved rod. The curve not only gives you more room to shower, but adds a little bit of visual oomph to the room. Hardware. Because most bathrooms won't have a lot of knobs or pulls to replace, you can afford to splurge a little bit on something special. * Switch out traditional knobs for ones that say something about you. You can fin...
Top 10 home decor trends for 2011
...e several new under-cabinet systems and landscape products with an ultra-efficient technology next year. For a casual, contemporary twist, Dross also suggests hanging chandeliers in new areas such as bathrooms, bedrooms and closets, and embracing today's art glass applications, which are much more chic and casual than the Tiffany lamps of the past. There's nothing bland about neutrals In a r...
Economy, housing market drive smaller, smarter home-remodeling projects
...savvy homeowners are making strategic improvements now. When it comes to bath additions, Saniflo up-flush systems can help. "Time and again, clients ask me for advice and guidance to update their bathrooms without breaking the bank," says April Bettinger, owner of Nip Tuck Remodeling in Woodinville, Wash. "They are happy to have recommendations for products that will hold up well, provide a us...
Top 10 home decor trends for 2011
...e several new under-cabinet systems and landscape products with an ultra-efficient technology next year. For a casual, contemporary twist, Dross also suggests hanging chandeliers in new areas such as bathrooms, bedrooms and closets, and embracing today's art glass applications, which are much more chic and casual than the Tiffany lamps of the past. There's nothing bland about neutrals In a r...
Green Your Clean
...riations for those who are sensitive to strong perfumes and scents. -Soften fabric by adding one-quarter cup baking soda or one-quarter cup white vinegar to the wash cycle. Cleaning Kitchens and Bathrooms. -For an all-natural way to clean the oven, try using a nonabrasive scrubbing pad and baking soda. Make a thick paste of baking soda and water and apply to the stove. Leave it overnight ...
Color splashes into 2010 styles
...floor covering option for the kitchen, said Mark Karas, president of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). However, the most popular trend for that room will be hardwood, as in the past. Bathrooms will continue to use tile in ceramic, porcelain and natural stone for flooring options. Even countertops will opt for natural materials such as granite, quartz and marble...
How To Make Your Bathroom Eco-Friendly
...QzLDG0&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"> We waste more water and use more chemicals in our bathrooms than any other place in the house! Here's how to green yours up...