Published at Saturday, October 07th 2017, 06:54:16 AM by Laurette Blondeau. Bathroom. Some of the most important things to keep in mind when considering different bathroom remodeling ideas are choosing materials that are easy to maintain, maximizing energy efficiency and focusing on brightness wherever possible. If you're doing the project yourself make sure you're aware of permits and building codes and look over these 10 things not to do when tackling a home improvement project. And before getting started, consult our 15 point checklist that will walk you through everything from taking proper measurements and creating a renovation timeline to what part of the job to start with. If you elect not to go the DIY route, look over our seven essential tips for hiring a contractor.
Published at Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 14:00:09 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Decorating Ideas. Keep the desk surface clear by using vertical space and walls for all the extra stuff. Hang cork board and cork strips, baskets and other cubbies from the wall in a cool gallery wall pattern. Again, use Command adhesive strips instead of nails to hold items in place. Create an interesting headboard by adding a bookcase behind your bed to store extra items. Just be sure the shelves are high enough that you don't bang your head when you sit up. Or you can avoid that by choosing a narrow book case that your bed sits against.
Published at Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 13:39:26 PM by Belda Leclerc. Decorating Ideas. Manufacturers such as Memphis Grills, Lynx and Charbroil now offer grills that can be entirely controlled with a smartphone app. Among the conveniences the new technology affords: the ability to fire up the grill while you prep side dishes indoors, get an alert when it's time to flip the burgers, and track cooking temperature while you're lounging by the pool. Lynx's smart grill even features voice-activation technology.
Published at Monday, September 25th 2017, 14:10:17 PM by Aubine fontaine. Decorating Ideas. Because you're not likely to make an above ground pool purchase online, we thought we'd pull together some of our favorite pool accessories to take you water retreat to the next level.
Published at Monday, September 25th 2017, 14:07:27 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Decorating Ideas. We've created a list of above ground pool ideas that might be the perfect fit for your backyard. If you think an above ground pool is right for your needs, add these ideas to your decor plan to beautify your yard and add a custom look. Some of these design ideas are larger than life! Adding elements such as above ground pool decks, lush landscaping and comfortable outdoor patio furniture can enhance your outdoor swimming area in no time.
Published at Tuesday, September 19th 2017, 07:30:31 AM by Belda Leclerc. Kitchen. You may have already heard about the age-old kitchen design rule known as the Golden Triangle. The simple concept here is that the three appliances you use the most (typically the refrigerator, stove, and sink) should be aligned to form the three points of a triangle if you saw the kitchen from a birdseye view. This is still a tried-and-true tip, but one size doesn't necessarily fit all. Think about the appliances that you personally use the most often. Should your Golden Triangle be a perfectly even, or equilateral, triangle? Or should your two most used appliances be located closer together while the third could be a bit farther away?
Published at Tuesday, September 19th 2017, 07:27:40 AM by Aubine fontaine. Decorating Ideas. The latest trend in backyard design is blending the lines between indoors and out. From kitchen cabinets that rival the look of interior versions to smart grills that alert you when dinner is ready and glare-proof outdoor televisions that mean you don't have to miss a minute of baseball season, these are the biggest and best innovations in outdoor living this year.
Published at Monday, September 18th 2017, 12:24:37 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Bedroom. Yes, we know that some of you are stomach sleepers. However, this is considered unhealthy for the spine and, frankly, only seems like an efficient way to drool on your nice, new pillow. Each person has not only a certain sleeping style, but also a preference of comfort and firmness. Some of you may like to sink your head into the clouds at night, while others want firm support for your neck and back. While comfort is an essential component of sleep, we wanted to find a pillow that combined the best of both worlds. The Pacific Coast Double DownAround Firm (quite a mouthful), our pick for the best bed pillow, is technically two in one, offering both a comfortable cushion and firm support.