4 Home Improvement Ideas

(Family Features) Whether you’re thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or any other type of home improvement project, these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and eLivingtoday.com can help you get started. Create a Plan Improving your home can be one of the most exciting projects to undertake. Start by setting realistic expectations, determining your goals and needs, finding inspiration and, perhaps most importantly, setting a budget. Renovate the Bathroom You can improve your home’s usability and increase its value with bathroom updates or a full renovation. Before you get started, think about …

Starting a Home Remodeling Project

Tips for choosing a qualified contractor (Family Features) Outside of the home itself, remodeling is typically one of the largest investments you can make as a homeowner. While some projects can be tempting to tackle yourself, many larger-scale projects may require hiring a qualified professional. Because remodeling your home is a big undertaking, it’s important to take steps to ensure the professional you hire to perform the work is qualified to complete it to the highest standards of quality and integrity. Consider these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry to help you make an …

Identify Your Ideal Kitchen Design Style

(Family Features) While you may see kitchens in a variety of styles and find them all beautiful in their own way, finding inspiration for your dream kitchen often requires sorting through many different considerations. From transitional to modern and every style in-between, these ideas can help you decide what suits your home while also fitting your personal tastes. Find more inspiration at wellborn.com. SOURCE: Wellborn

Make the Most of Your Bathroom Renovation

(Family Features) Adding additional bathroom space to your home or renovating an outdated lavatory can improve your home’s usability and increase its value, too. To get the most practical benefits and value out of your new space, there are several factors to consider. Before you get started, take into account these considerations about the design and function of your new bathroom from the remodeling experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Space A primary consideration is the available footprint to create your new bath. This is often a concern as children reach their teen years and also with …

Remodel Your Way to a Bigger ROI

(Family Features) Homeowners and renters remodel, redesign and restructure their homes for a variety of reasons. Even a newly constructed dream home needs improvements over time. Common renovation projects include upgrading worn-out surfaces, finishes and materials, or adding features and improving livability. Other homeowners invest in remodeling simply because they’re ready for a change. However, many find the idea of taking on a remodeling project too overwhelming to attempt. Thirty-five percent of U.S. homeowners would rather move to another home than remodel their current home, according to research by the National Association of Realtors. What those homeowners don’t realize is …

Want a showstopper master bathroom? 5 criteria to achieve exceptional design

(BPT) – When it’s time to renovate your master bathroom, why not set your sights on something bigger and better? Rather than letting the latest fads drive your choices, create a room that holds its breathtaking beauty for years, and never fails to transform your mood each time you cross the threshold. That’s the epitome of showstopping design. To help you achieve showstopping design in the master bathroom, here are some insights from a brand that’s won numerous accolades for the innovation and design of its technologically advanced yet art-inspired bathroom fixtures. The design experts at TOTO, the global plumbing …

Kitchen Trends

Open kitchens remain overwhelmingly popular, according to area experts, and no one predicts any change on the horizon. “The kitchen has become the gathering place for family and friends, and an open concept gives more space for gathering,” says Erin Hurst of French’s Cabinet Gallery, Inc. “If space permits, a secondary catering kitchen or butler’s pantry is added.” Kate Fudim of Beth Haley Designs agrees, saying, “Open concept and dedicated pantries have totally changed kitchen design as they both require and allow the kitchen to flow seamlessly with the overall design of the home.” Most open kitchens have seating for dining …

Bathroom Trends for 2019

Most bath experts agree that homeowners want to create a peaceful, spa-like atmosphere in their master bathrooms. “Bathrooms have gone from a simple more utilitarian look to a place where homeowners can express their personal style through the use of color, pattern, texture, and art to create a space that has much more visual interest than in the past,” says Beth Duer of Markraft Cabinetry. Bohnne Jones of Decorating Den Interiors says many homeowners have become comfortable with the idea of not having a tub, but instead are opting for a larger shower with more features. “For those keeping a …

Identifying Your Kitchen Style

(Family Features) With so many different styles of kitchens and cabinets, sometimes it can be hard to decide on a favorite. While you may see kitchens in a variety of styles and find them all beautiful in their own way, finding inspirations for your dream kitchen often requires sorting through many different considerations. Aside from the look of each style, many aspects must be considered such as its compatibility with the rest of the home and whether it will endure the test of time. For example, Wellborn Cabinet can accommodate nearly any design style with a wide variety of kitchen …

Tile Treds

More interesting color, textures, and sizes for backsplashes is the most welcome change to come along, according to Gina Hewlett of Louisville Tile. “White subway tile has its place, but it’s not every place all the time,” she says. Daltile’s Lisa Mcneese reports that while subway tiles are still going strong, the trend is toward larger sizes such as 4x12s and 4x16s. “And we aren’t necessarily installing them in a horizontal brick lay. Sometimes we are straight stacking them or soldier stacking them vertically, even making a herringbone pattern with them,” she says. Mcneese adds that focal or feature walls …