Installing Bathroom Tile Like a Pro

(Family Features) Updating the flooring can help infuse new life into tired, outdated bathrooms. For an upscale, polished look that doesn’t have to break the bank, consider installing tile flooring. Before you get started, you’ll want to make some decisions about the look and feel of your flooring: Ceramic or stone? Weigh factors such as porosity, how slippery the surface may be when wet and how well it retains heat or cold. Ultimately, your decision hinges on the needs and uses of your family. Complement or contrast? Define the overall style you want as well as the colors and tones …

Modern Kitchen and Bath Upgrades

(Family Features) Upgrades happen for all kinds of reasons, but one of the most common purposes of a home renovation is to make essential spaces like kitchens and bathrooms more modern. Modernizing your spaces isn’t just about the aesthetic, although that is a major advantage, especially when it comes to resale value. Updating your kitchen and bath is also an opportunity to introduce new technology and enhancements that improve the function of these high-traffic rooms. Modern styles simplify everyday living and can make contemporary entertaining more enjoyable. The sleek lines of modern design lend themselves to a clean look, which …

An Exploration Into Color

An exploration into color Arne Jacobsen, the Danish designer behind the VOLA taps first created in 1968, knew that through material and color, he had the power not only to design, but to define a whole atmosphere. After realizing that colorful taps could form an essential part of a scheme and help create characterful spaces, in 1970, VOLA selected ten expressive hues. These injected personality into its range of kitchen and bathroom taps and for the first time, bathrooms and kitchens were new arenas for personal expression. Jacobsen’s first foray into the world of color for VOLA was with orange …

Top Ten: Choosing a Contractor

Are you planning to build or remodel your home? Is there a repair project that requires a contractor? DIY isn’t for everyone, and, particularly for big projects, it’s often better and safer to hire a pro rather than do the work yourself. One of the main choices you’ll have to make is choosing a contractor. Delays, subpar work, and legal problems are just a few of the issues resulting from selecting the wrong contractor for your job and home. While there are many ways to choose a contractor, the following are ten tips for choosing a professional contractor and ensuring …

Colorful Kitchen Inspiration

5 impactful, on-trend cabinet stylings (Family Features) The kitchen is the heart of many homes, and careful planning is a necessity when it comes to redesigning this essential living space. Picking out cabinetry – and a color for those cabinets, in particular – can be a challenging process. Everything from the style of your cabinets to the amount of natural light your space receives are key factors to consider when choosing an updated hue. While white cabinets are an everlasting choice, and wood-stained cabinetry once held 70% of the market, painted cabinets now account for 70% of sales, signaling a …

Cabinet Trends to Update your Home

Spring is the time of year for renovation. Many homeowners wonder what style, layout, and special elements to include in their design when choosing cabinets. A renovation or build is the perfect time to update and upgrade cabinets and perhaps step away from the familiar by adding color or selecting a different look altogether. If you are considering adding or changing out your cabinetry, our experts have some tips for 2021. One of the biggest trends in cabinetry is color. Our experts agree the color palette for cabinets is moving away from greys to softer whites, adding pops of color …

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

Improve Wellness with Affordable Bathroom Upgrades

(Family Features) Wellness is at the forefront of nearly everyone’s mind, including keeping germs at bay and creating surroundings that promote mental and physical health. Even small, but important, spaces like the bathroom can benefit from changes with wellness in mind. A bathroom can be one of the easiest rooms in your home to give a little extra TLC toward creating a healthier lifestyle. These cost-effective measures can turn your bathroom into a more practical, functional space that promotes your well-being. Switch Up Surfaces The countertops in your bathroom, much like the flooring, must be able to withstand a lot …

Top Trending Kitchen Designs

While the all-white kitchen design might never go out of style, there are plenty new design trends for 2020 that will allow homeowners the opportunity to find their unique style amongst the latest crazes. Accent colors, natural, ego friends and sustainable items, Most industry experts agree that they continue to see white shaker-style cabinets more than other choices, and handmade tiles and materials help homeowners add some soul to their space, while hardware and metal finishes invite homeowners to push the envelope without overshadowing the overall design. While kitchens are still the most used space in the home, kitchen design …

The Ultimate Balance Kitchen Sink Design

Kitchens are no longer just for cooking. A kitchen is often the main hub for the home where families get together or friends meet up for brunch or dinner or cocktails. Remodeling or designing a kitchen, the most trafficked area of the house, requires time, planning, and a willingness to work with all the fine details. Everything makes a difference including something as utilitarian as the sink. Thus, the kitchen sink is a vital part of kitchen design. While considering the type and style of the sink might seem like a low priority, focusing on finding a balance between the …