Here are is a list of ideas to help with planning your Master Bathroom remodel design:
- Granite is the most often used counter-top material, but marble is still popular.
- Transitional style, a blend of traditional and contemporary, is at the top of the charts for bathrooms.
- Ceramic and porcelain tile is hanging onto its crown as the most preferred flooring material. Other types of tile, particularly recycled glass, are being used liberally on walls and back-splashes.
- Various shapes, such as squares, are repeated in the room in different sizes, colors, and textures to establish a continuum that’s easy on the eyes.
- Vaulted ceilings can define your space.
- For a strong backdrop around your bathtub, you can consider a tinted translucent glass or mosaic tiles, this gives you the option for clean or artsy look while still being tasteful.
- Consider a soothing texture for your bathroom floor if pairing it with a strong backdrop like mentioned above.
- When planning out storage, take into account of how much you could potentially need.
- A tub alcove can be a perfect choice for someone who wants comfort and privacy while still having a view.
- Including a fireplace in your Master Bathroom can be both functional and tasteful to the design.
by Sarah Steurer
This year for the holiday season color trends are staying away from your “typical orange and brown or red and green.” Try changing things up with adding a burst of color inside to distract from a dark and dreary outside. Jewel tones are more popular now than they have been in years. For fall decorating, colors like emerald green, deep plum, and a rich copper are a great choice to complement the changing of the leaves. You can make these simple adjustments, with some throw pillows, placemats, or even a new coat of paint if you are feeling ambitious.
Coming into winter, I prefer colors like wine, peacock blue, teal, and gold. Gold, is making a comeback this year more than others, not talking about your typical “1990” polished gold, but vintage and rustic brushed gold. From bathroom fixtures to picture frames, try adding a little brushed gold to your color pallet to warm up a dark room in the house .
Whether it is your living room or bathroom, windows can be one of the main reasons that make your space great. Do you have a space that could use more natural light?
Whether it be adding additional windows or skylights or enlarging the existing ones, there are many options to give a refreshing new view. If you can utilize the natural light in your home, it enhances the way the room looks and feels.
Some people may find a wall of windows to be appealing, but where additional or bigger windows may not be the choice for you, replacing or moving the windows you have may be the way to go. Whether it be for better insulation, opening style, or a more appropriate placement to fit your style.
This is a quick recap of the Built Green Conference 2013.
The conference was this last Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. There were 230 registered for the conference.
The main focus of the day was to inform how to build structures that are both resilient and sustainable over a long period of time.
The Keynote Speaker was Alexandros Washburn and he spoke on what Urban Design is and his book The Nature of Urban Design.
- His main topics were “what is urban design?” and “what is resilience?”
- A well-designed city can be the most efficient, equitable, safe, and enriching place on earth
- Adaptation and Mitigation are both necessary for sustainability
“The green building industry is on a high tempo” – Tara Anderson
You can find out more about the conference here: http://www.builtgreenconference.com
There are multitudes of choices to pick from when designing your kitchen and bathrooms. When it comes to designing, remodeling, or just touching up these rooms, pick the things that fit and feel right.
Popular choices for kitchen design range from wine racks and warming drawers to food prep areas, islands, pantries, and energy- efficient appliances.
In the bathroom, options range from towel warmers and no-fog mirrors to dual vanities, separate tub/shower, decorative tile, and accessories that match faucets and fixtures. As well, granite and quartz are always popular materials for kitchen counters and bathroom vanities.
Don’t let all of the choices overwhelm you! Deciding what needs to be changed and what would be nice to change and finding what is right for you and within your budget is key.