You’ve decided to remodel. How exciting! Here are some tips to consider when remodeling you master bathroom.
First and foremost the space should function for your needs. Maybe you have a single vanity with two people trying to share it. Or, a separate garden tub that only collects dust and is a pain to clean.
Consider removing the tub, to make a larger walk in shower with a bench for convenience. Also, clearing out that corner tub can give you extra room to change that single vanity into a double.
Double vanities in the master bath are practically a must for resale these days. Also, storage is a biggie! If you do not have a built-in linen closet, consider getting a tall linen cabinet to match your vanity. This will help not only for storage, but create a cohesive finished look that was well thought out.
Tile is the number one surface used in bathrooms today. This is a semi- permanent choice for homeowners because of the durability, and fact that you don’t often need to replace it. Because of this, it is important to make tile selections that would appeal to all types of potential buyers. This does not mean you have to settle for a bland, beige colored bathroom. You can add personal style and color with your vanity, towels, rugs, window treatments, wall art and paint.
Whatever you choose, make it your own tranquil retreat.
The big game is only days away. Let’s take a look at one reason why the Super Bowl is so exciting. There is one player on each team that the world has their eyes on – the quarterback. Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning. He is the one player that the team and the coaching staff and the fans count on to carry the team to number one. The pressure is great and a quarterback’s ability goes far beyond his physical strength, and moves into the role of being a superior leader.
To be a successful leader of a business, large and small, is very similar. Take a look at these leadership qualities that are seen in any great quarterback and see how they can be applied to your role as a leader in the workplace.
Always Prepared. This is a must-have trait that is seen in the greatest quarterbacks—and outstanding managers. An elite quarterback will relentlessly prepare for practice as well as a game, know their teammates intimately and execute their plans meticulously. A leader in the business world must do the same thing and be prepared for the next opportunity that may be heading their way.
Always Aware. Just as a quarterback scans the field before making a play, a leader should evaluate a situation and act quickly to take advantage of an opportunity or to solve a challenge that is on the horizon. A great leader will learn their team’s strengths and weaknesses and have a strategy to highlight the strengths and minimize the weaknesses in order to keep on top of their “game.”
Always Ready For Feedback. A quarterback cannot win a game alone. He depends on coaches and teammates to help him get that ball down the field. Listening to feedback from teammates and coaches is a key to a quarterback perfecting his game and winning. A good leader will want feedback and will listen to the goals, aspirations, career plans, and talents of each team member to get better results.
Now that you have some helpful habits to put into place that can be pivotal for your own success, analyze these behaviors in action by the elite. Russell and Peyton in the big game ahead.
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In the Pacific Northwest, wood flooring is one of the most popular and versatile choices of flooring we have. It provides homeowners with not only a fairly easy to maintain floor, but also complements the beautiful nature surrounding us here in the northwest.
So here’s the question- “Do I choose a solid hardwood floor or an engineered hardwood floor?”
- Can be sanded and refinished multiple times
- The color stain can be changed after sanding
- Extremely durable
- Scratches can be buffed out and fixed more easily
- Adds beauty and value to the home
- Wood expands and contracts, not the best choice for high humidity areas (Stay away from basements)
- More expensive
- More of a permanent choice and replacing can be costly
- Does not need to acclimate as much to humidity due to the layers of compressed wood that makes up the backing
- Less expensive
- More width and color stain choices
- Hand scrapped and rustic looks are available
- Easier to replace sections of the floor
- Adds value and beauty to the home
- Cannot be sanded and refinished, most of these products can be screened which is a light sanding to buff out topical scratches
- Products can dent more easily
- If not installed correctly it can buckle with temperature changes
Wine can be an occasional treat or paired with dinner nightly. When it comes to storing your wine, we found that the typical places are: on the kitchen counter, in the pantry, in a rack, or in a cooler. For those looking for wine storage solutions, we have 4 simple tips:
1) 6-bottle wine racks are easy solutions if you find that your collection of bottles is causing clutter on your counters or cabinets.
2) If you want to pursue a hanging wine rack above your sink or in the hallway, remember that wine is best kept in cool, dark places.
3) If you are crafty, you can re-purpose wine barrels to hold your wine while functioning as a table or as a decorative piece in your home.
4) For those with a fine taste and are looking to integrate it into their home, a Sub-Zero wine cooler, is elegant and like” having a Mercedes-Benz in your kitchen.”
If you are looking for something more complex, there are options, no matter how large or small.
by Sarah Steurer
Neutral colors for many years in interior design always meant beige. The use of neutral colors has been a “safe” choice for designers and homeowners alike. In fact, the word neutral when talking paint, or interior design means “without hue”. Therefore, it is a great starting point to build on when putting together the perfect room.
As 2013 comes to an end and we roll in 2014, neutral has taken a turn in the interior design world. The new neutral: gray. All shades of gray are trending right now, along with sea blue, cream, rich brown, and taupe. Currently my favorite color pallet as well, you will see many furniture catalogs, websites, paint colors all shifting to this new neutral color scheme.
To use these neutral colors without feeling too bland, incorporate otherwise vibrant colors, with gray tones to them. This will keep with the theme and feeling of the room, yet add a touch of color and personal style.