Published at Saturday, October 07th 2017, 06:54:16 AM by Laurette Blondeau. Bathroom. Selecting finishes that are easy to keep looking clean and new not only saves you money and time in maintenance, but also extends the life of your remodel by looking new and fresh longer. One of a home's biggest selling points today is energy savings. Water shortages and rising utility bills make this a priority for home buyers.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:40:54 PM by Belda Leclerc. Bedroom. If you have the space, float a dresser, cabinet or desk in the room with enough space to open the drawers on one side and with the back of the furniture piece as your headboard. The best part is that you can sit lamps or other objects on the dresser to shine over you when reading in bed. If your dresser back is unfinished, paint it or line it with wallpaper. Add a soft touch of texture to your bedroom by hanging a rug on the wall as a headboard alternative. A standard 5×8 rug is wide enough to match a queen size, 60” wide mattress. An Indian dhurrie-style rug (shown above) is the easiest type of rug to work with, since it's lightweight and thin.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:38:45 PM by Aubine fontaine. Kitchen. Black decor and industrial design are two things generally cautioned to use in small doses. However, this refurbished loft shows that rules are meant to be broken. This colorblocked kitchen makes a dark statement with this grand black island. A touch of marble backsplash also adds color and texture. The soft, warm hues coming from the beautiful light wood in this kitchen find balance with sleek black lines.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:36:18 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Bathroom. To help make sure your purchase will suit your needs, we've compiled a guide on how to weigh your fixture options. Read it as you start remodeling and we're sure you'll end up with fixtures that will help bring your vision to life. Before starting any design project, it's best to have a game plan. Consider whether you'll be trying to combine your new fixtures with ones you already own or if you're going for a full remodel. In either scenario, it may be a good idea to find some design inspiration to work with.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:33:40 PM by Belda Leclerc. Bedroom. For this review, we spent about 60 hours delving into everything there is to know about mattresses. From reports on insufficient sleep by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to hundreds of customer ratings and reviews, we were extremely thorough in our research. Ironically, we did lose quite a bit of sleep over this one. Comparing mattresses can feel like comparing apples to oranges, since everyone has a finely tuned preference for what sends them off to snoozeville. Some want to sleep like Aslan on the stone table in Narnia others prefer to feel like they're sinking in a vat of quicksand.
Published at Thursday, September 28th 2017, 14:14:43 PM by Aubine fontaine. Bedroom. To complement your underlying palette, layer complementary colors and patterns on top of that. For example in a grey and white room, try accenting with yellow accessories. For patterns, lean towards stripes, chevron or solids with large geometric shape(s). When selecting furniture, opt for furniture with clean lines and that's non-themed (steer clear of the race car or sleeping beauty beds) and pair with neutral colored essentials such as lamps and window treatments.
Published at Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 14:00:09 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Decorating Ideas. Most pools come pre-built or are easy enough to build (if you like DIY projects) in a few hours. Above ground swimming pools range in price from $1000 – $4500, making them more budget-friendly. A range of pool sizes are available, including sizes for smaller spaces. They're easy to keep clean and feature low-maintenance filters and pumps. Winterizing an above ground pool is easier than that of a standard pool.
Published at Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 13:39:26 PM by Belda Leclerc. Decorating Ideas. Don't forget that natural materials also count as neutrals. If you're lucky enough to live in a home with brick walls or exposed duct work, those should absolutely take center stage. Even if not, you could also consider incorporating a variety of wood, stone and metal pieces into your design.