Decorating your Bathroom or Kitchen in a Rental Home

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 | Comments Off

Over the past few years, many people have decided to rent homes over purchasing them. When you rent a space, it limits the cosmetic changes you can do to a room. If you rent, it becomes a challenge to make your home “your own” without compromising the security deposit. What you need to know is that there are many temporary solutions to spice up your rental without causing any type of damage. Before you start decorating a rental home it’s a smart idea to have clear, defined guidelines written and agreed upon between you and the more

4 Brilliantly Bold Bathroom Tile Patterns

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 | Comments Off

In previous blog posts, we emphasize the importance of finding ways to add your personality into your home’s décor. It’s much easier to do this starting with the bathroom since it’s a small area to redecorate and makeover. One of the ways to bring in personality is to add bold patterns and colors because it revitalizes the space instantly. Have you ever considered replacing the floors in your bathroom? There are so many flooring options to choose from that it can feel overwhelming.  Instead of going with the run-of-the-mill plain more

Four Ways to “Go Green” in your Kitchen

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 | Comments Off

Many of us are becoming more earth-conscious by the day. Of course, it is necessary to make a few lifestyle changes in order to leave a smaller carbon footprint. The kitchen is the most visited room in the house and contains appliances in constant use. It makes sense to concentrate on turning this room “green” before upgrading any other room with eco-friendly materials. The common misconception of becoming an eco-friendly household is it is costly. That can be true, if your first step towards living a sustainable lifestyle is more

How to know you are Hiring a Reputable Refinishing Company

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 | Comments Off

Start researching bathtub refinishing online, and you’re likely to come upon some serious complaints. Understandable, every industry has a few worms that can ruin a perfectly good apple. So really, it’s up to you to find the “good apple” and not “the worm”. How do you know if you are deciding on the the right contractor to refinish your bathtub? You can go about weeding out the good from the bad companies several ways. (When we say bad, we mean those that leave you with a poor quality finish, no way to get a hold of them, and more

Creative DIY Seating and Storage for the Kitchen

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 | Comments Off

There’s always a need for extra storage in the kitchen, and one creative way to bring it in is with banquette type seating. Imagine a breakfast nook bench that offers ‘room to spare’ under its cushions. If your kitchen has awkward corner and wall space, use it to make custom seating. Making a banquette bench is much easier than you might think, although remember every DIY project takes time and patience to get it right. You’ll need the following materials and tools to complete the project: → 4’ level → Measuring tape → more

Bathtub & Tile Refinishing is an Affordable Solution for Property Owners

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 | Comments Off

Whether you are trying to flip a property rental, or you are trying to sell your home, improvements can get costly. Two of the more costly home improvements involve upgrading the bathrooms and kitchen. When you are trying to sell a property, the bathroom or the kitchen can be a deal breaker. Let’s face it, not many buyers want to purchase a home that needs to be redone. People want a move-in ready house. If you are attempting to sell your home, chances are you don’t want to put thousands of dollars into improvements to drive up the more

Understanding the Principles of Design before your Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 | Comments Off

If you are in the process of planning a remodel in your home, then chances are you’ve already started researching for professional contractors. Did you know that before you start tearing down walls it’s a smart idea to understand interior design principles? Here’s why, you need know how the changes to the room you are remodeling affects the balance and lines of the other rooms in the house. One of the most important elements of design is creating a baseline or storyline that goes together and unifies a room with the adjoining rooms. more

Tips to Transform a Dull Bathroom into a Pretty Bathroom

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 | Comments Off

The bathroom is easiest the smallest room in the house and because of its small size little details matter. What does that mean? It means that when you make even a slight décor change it makes a difference in the room. So, if you have grown tired of the way your bathroom looks, there are a few things you can do to make it prettier. This is true whether you rent or own your home. Bathroom accessories can make a bold statement. They don’t have to be your typical matchy-matchy toothbrush holder, soap dispenser, and lotion bottle. Feel free more

5 Incredibly Cool Outdoor Dream Kitchens

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 | Comments Off

It’s great to dream. Dreaming allows for inspiration and plants the seeds of motivation. To dream means you are reaching for something just beyond your grasp, but that’s okay. It’s why you love looking through the many beautiful home designs on Pinterest. It’s why you enter different contests to win a dream home, you want something more. It’s not wrong to dream and search for inspiration through design visuals, which is why today’s post features incredibly cool outdoor kitchens. It’s an opportunity to dream… more

Avoid these Small Bathroom Redesign Mistakes

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 | Comments Off

Not all of us are interior decorators, and it’s probably safe to say hardly any of us know a thing about color theory, or what design layering means. That’s why we research to find ways to decorate our home so it looks as though we know a thing or two about interior design. Bathrooms are usually the best area to start a redecorating project because of its small size. As mentioned in previous blogs, all projects require preparation and planning. The key to successful room transformations is in the planning. This is where you decide more