5 Innovative Ways to Redesign Your Bathroom

The bathroom is a unique room: a fairly small but serene space where you can retreat, get away from the noise of life, and exhale. There are different types of bathrooms, including the master bath and the functional family bathroom with a full bath alone or a convenient three-quarter bath layout comprising a toilet, shower, and sink. There is also a half bathroom, also known as powder room, which is the smallest of the bathrooms. For many years, bathrooms have been regarded as spaces that take care of “function” and nothing else, but things are changing, much like the TV room has evolved into an entertainment room with a huge LED TV and surround sound. The size of the bathroom has not changed much, but it remains the second most expensive room in a home, after the kitchen – owing to fixtures, appliances, and unique finishes. If you’re wondering how to…

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Let the Light in: Choosing Windows for your Kitchen

Your kitchen is one of the spaces in your home that receives the most foot traffic. It is also one of the most remodeled rooms in the house when homeowners are looking to sell their property, because the project gives a good return on investment. Whether you’re designing a new home or remodeling, it is important to consider a kitchen windows design that will increase the value of your home both economically and aesthetically. Here are a few kitchen window ideas when planning your kitchen window installation or replacement: 1. Choose a window style that can be easily opened and closed Most kitchen windows are placed above the sinks or counters where they are hard to reach and disposed to moisture. You should consider choosing a style that is much easier to open and close, like a sliding, casement, or awning. Awning windows can be easily pushed out to open or…

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4 Signs Your Contractor is Worth Their Price

There are certain home improvement tasks that you can do yourself, such as mowing the lawn or painting. However, for larger jobs that require specialized equipment, a special skill set, or a lot of time, it may be best to let professional contractors handle the job. Is a general contractor worth it? The role of a contractor is to oversee a project. Many have their own crew of workers, some of whom have specialized skills, but others bring together the people needed to complete the project and add a mark-up percentage to the total cost of the sub-contractors. Contractors help to ensure that the project is done well, economically, and quickly. But even with a good general contractor, the project can be costly, stressful, and involve unpleasant surprises, such as damaged materials, burst pipes, or dangerous wiring. It is hard to determine if the contractor you’re hiring is good enough, but there are…

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Giving Your Bathroom a Facelift Without Remodeling

Many homeowners looking to remodel their bathrooms are concerned about the financial and practical implications of the project, but sometimes a facelift is all you need to give your bathroom a completely new feel and life. A bathroom facelift costs significantly less than a bathroom remodeling project, which can range anywhere from $20,000 to $40,000. A minor remodeling of major furnishings like a sink/cabinet unit or bath tub without making any changes to the plumbing, floor plan, or electrical components can cost between $8,000 and $15,000. Cheap Bathroom Facelift A facelift remodel involves making simple and fairly easy changes to your bathroom. Some quick bathroom facelift ideas include replacing items that can be easily removed and reinstalled, like tiles, toilets, and sink tops. Replacing such items is relatively easy, yet updating them can drastically enhance the look and feel of your bathroom, especially if the furnishings have been there for decades.…

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