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Bathroom Remodeling 101

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A new bathroom remodel should be fashionable, comfortable and practical in use.  One of the big differences with a bathroom remodel is the amount is the amount of moisture that the bathroom fixtures, accessories, furniture and walls must absorb.  It is essential that a bathroom is built with durable materials that are intended to withstand the humidity of a bathroom.  Look for a design that won’t shortly be outdated and will compliment your home.

Start your plan by thinking about your new bathroom.

Start off by really thinking about who will use the bathroom and how they will use it.  Is it for guests or for you and your family?  Will more than one person be using the bathroom at the same time?  Will you want to use the bathroom to get ready in the morning?  if so what should it include?  If the bathroom is going to be used for kids think about how their use will change as they get older – n how they will get bigger.   Let the use of the bathroom help you decide how you will proceed and what to prioritize.  After you have a good idea of the uses for the bathroom, you will have to compare them with the limitation s of the cost of the bathroom remodel and the space that you have available for your new bathroom. Taking a few moments to answer these questions before you start will help you get the bathroom that you really need and want.

A good tip for getting started is to put your ideas down on paper first. Once you’ve designed your ideal bathroom, set yourself up with a budget. Make sure to include costs for contractors, electricians and plumbers.  If you know the basic cost of things, you can be sure to not get taken advantage of when the time comes for estimates and once the work begins.  The next step is to get some information from the experts.  Start with online resources like this article then request a free home improvement design and estimate from a local home improvement pro.

Picking bathroom remodel building materials

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A great variety of finishing materials – tiles, fluid glass, marble, wood, terracotta for example offer you a dizzying variety of designing possibilities.  However your choose to design your bathroom if should compliment the overall design of the home.  A country style bathroom in a contemporary home may not mix so well.  Your new bathroom’s color palate can go a long way to achieve your design objectives.  You can make your bathroom appear wider by painting walls on the opposite side of  light colors with a hue of grey.  You can also do this for ceilings.  You can also use border laid in certain directions to create a similar effect against bright colored tiles and contrasting colors.  For smaller bathrooms, you can use light, unsaturated colors to add openness.  Bathroom walls decoration of different colors will visually diminish a big bathroom space, making it more cozy.  Beige, pink, copper and mahogany tints can create a relaxing bathroom. Brighter colors and hues tend to energize the space if you mainly use the bathroom in the morning.

Getting your bathroom fixtures

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Before purchasing a new faucet, toilet, vanity, shower, tub etc.  Look up pictures and if possible try them out.  You will be spending years using these fixtures.  It is best to test them first and make sure that they will suit your real bathroom needs.  There is not use putting in a spa tub if you really are not going to use it, and is there anything worse then an uncomfortable toilet?

Whatever the size of your particular bathroom undertaking might be, keep in mind that there’s probably going to be some degree of a mess and stress. But try to stay focused on the result because it end up being so rewarding and something that you will enjoy for a long time to come.

 

 

5 Popular Kitchen Designs

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5 Popular Kitchen Designs

The kitchen is one of the most used areas in your house. To avoid frustration you need to spend some quality time in the design of your new kitchen to ensure it fully meets your needs.  If you are looking to install a new kitchen into your home then you will find that there is a bewildering choice of free kitchen design ideas you could choose from to feed your own design plans.

Together with the bathroom the kitchen is the most important room in the house to get right in design terms. Aside from the hall the kitchen receives the highest amount of foot traffic in the home. Most people spend a lot of time in the kitchen, especially families and if something is not right it will bug you every time you look at it.

I recommend you spend considerable time looking for free kitchen design ideas before you approach a kitchen design contractor or store. That way you will have a much more focused idea of what you are looking

for and are more likely to encourage the salesperson to offer you a special deal. They will see you as a serious prospect who has spent time creating a strong vision and knows what they require.  Design ideas can be found in many places such as house and home magazines, kitchen showrooms, diy stores, kitchen web sites and friends’ houses.

You should be able to formulate at least two or three design ideas using these methods.

In the meantime here is a list of 5 popular kitchen styles that you can investigate to get you started:

Country Style kitchen

This style is also called early american or colonial and creates a lovely quaint farm kitchen look.  Typically the kitchen will feature open shelves, pot racks and a general feeling of being well lived in, accented by the various color schemes of the cabinetry.

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More pictures of country kitchen style kitchen remodels.

Contemporary kitchen style

This style has clean and simple lines. Cabinets are usually futuristic in look with no carvings or particularly ornate features.  The emphasis is on style and practical sophistication.

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More pictures of  contemporary kitchen style kitchen remodels.

Shaker kitchen style

This is a simple and utilitarian style that features flat panel doors, wooden countertops and brass hardware.

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More pictures of  shaker style kitchen remodels.

French Country kitchen style

French Country kitchens are known to be warm inviting kitchens full of wood and soft colors. Natural materials feature strongly as do large furniture pieces with ornate carvings.

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More pictures of French country kitchen style kitchen remodels.

Arts and Crafts style kitchen

This is becoming a popular style and features glass doors and natural wood tones that are finished in a matte sheen. This style can be very artistic. Finally, take into account the themes you have used in other rooms to ensure that the kitchen design you finally choose fits well into your overall scheme.

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5 Popular Kitchen Designs

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If you are looking to install a new kitchen into your home then you will find that there is a bewildering choice of free kitchen design ideas you could choose from to feed your own design plans.

Together with the bathroom the kitchen is the most important room in the house to get right in design terms.

Aside from the hall the kitchen receives the highest amount of foot traffic in the home.

Most people spend a lot of time in the kitchen, especially families and if something is not right it will bug you every time you look at it.

I recommend you spend considerable time looking for free kitchen design ideas before you approach a kitchen design store. That way you will have a much more focused idea of what you are looking for and are more likely to encourage the salesperson to offer you a special deal. They will see you as a serious prospect who has spent time creating a strong vision and knows what they require.

Design ideas can be found in many places such as house and home magazines, kitchen showrooms, diy stores, kitchen web sites and friends’ houses.

You should be able to formulate at least two or three design ideas using these methods.

In the meantime here is a list of 5 popular kitchen styles that you can investigate to get you started:
Country Style

This style is also called early american or colonial and creates a lovely quaint farm kitchen look.

Typically the kitchen will feature open shelves, pot racks and a general feeling of being well lived in, accented by the various color schemes of the cabinetry.
Contemporary

This style has clean and simple lines. Cabinets are usually futuristic in look with no carvings or particularly ornate features.

The emphasis is on style and practical sophistication.
Shaker

This is a simple and utilitarian style that features flat panel doors, wooden countertops and brass hardware.
French Country

These are warm inviting kitchens full of wood and soft colors.

Natural materials feature strongly as do large furniture pieces with ornate carvings.
Arts and Crafts

This is becoming a popular style and features glass doors and natural wood tones that are finished in a matte sheen.

This style can be very artistic.
Finally, take into account the themes you have used in other rooms to ensure that the kitchen design you finally choose fits well into your overall scheme.

I hope that our free kitchen design ideas help you to get a good start in your project.