Clear the Bathroom Clutter

(Family Features) Due to their small size and heavy usage, bathrooms can become messy, cluttered areas for many families. For those with smaller bathrooms, storage solutions can be even harder to find. Consider these organization tips to make your bathroom a clean and functional space for every member of the family: Assess the mess: Go through all the cabinets and drawers to clear out unused makeup, health care products and medications. Make sure the items you keep are used on a regular basis. Items used sparingly should be placed in an alternate location. Go vertical: Medicine cabinets can quickly get …

Guest Bathroom/Powder Room Trends

Both the powder room and the guest bathroom deserve special attention; however, trends in design for these spaces are moving toward trying out different design ideas. While keeping a sense of cohesiveness in design throughout the home is important, for 2021 our experts say guest bathrooms and powder rooms do not have to match the master bath or the kitchen. Powder rooms are a great place to do something unique and fun while trends for guest bathrooms are open and airy. Offering overnight guests some privacy makes the guest bathroom truly important. With the pandemic starting to wane and family …

Glass Shower Design Trends

Glass shower doors and enclosures are simply part of good bathroom design. Providing both beauty and function, glass shower designs offer openness and light into a space that can be dreary and forgotten. While common glass shower doors have hard lines and powerful glaring frames that generalize and neutralize the overall design, a frameless glass shower enclosure and update the design and open the space even more. Just behind the kitchen, bathrooms are probably the most used spaces in a home. Glass shower enclosures allow a homeowner to bring in the beauty of design into a FUNCTIONAL space. Our experts …

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(Family Features) Updating the flooring can help infuse new life into tired, outdated bathrooms.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