Is it time to replace your windows? What you need to know first.

Like everything in your home over the years windows will become outdated and because of this replacing them might not be the only option. If you are considering and kitchen or bathroom renovation then windows will be on your radar. By replacing your windows you will have less drafts, the new windows will be easier to clean, lighter to open and close and the safety featured will be substantially improved. They will be more cost efficient as well. So what are some of the things you need to know before you make the investment.

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Bathroom Lighting 101

Bathroom lighting is generally one of the least thought about items in the home, given the amount of time we spend in the bathroom you would think this is top priority. The lighting in your bathroom should get the same attention as the lighting throughout the rest of the home. Most modern bathrooms are more than just a pit-stop in your day it is now a place to relax and recharge. Homeowners are now adding a spa tubs, shower systems and even steam showers.

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Bathroom Transformations

New technology transforms our day-to-day lives, from bringing the internet to our kitchens to stoves that can be programmed to turn on, cook and shut down without you being there and refrigerators that will tell you when you are out of milk. The “smart home” is quickly becoming the norm and our bathrooms are keeping pace with the new technology. Here’s a look at the trends:

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Bathroom Lighting

That single, small lighting fixture protruding from the middle of your bathroom ceiling doesn’t cut it by today’s lighting standards. What to do? Alternative sources of general lighting include recessed ceiling fixtures and indirect lighting that bounces off the ceiling or the walls. Adequate task lights have become a must, too.

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Three Quarter Bathroom

Is your family in need of another bathroom, a second or even a third bathroom? This bathroom is all about function over relaxation, the idea is to get in and get out: toilet, sink, and/or shower while keeping it simple. But this doesn’t mean the space has to be plain Jane or ho hum. Adding interesting tile, updated fixtures, a unique mirror or decorative light fixture will spruce up this space.

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Master Bedroom Color Ideas

Choosing paint colors for your master bedroom is one of the most important steps you’ll take in creating the perfect personal space. Your choices should reflect your personality and decorating style. Because today’s master bedroom suites are typically larger than the other bedrooms in your home, you have many options, and you can combine and layer colors to create a unique look.

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Bathroom Color on the Quick

The toilet handle you have to jiggle a little, the shower doors that will almost instantly get mildewed unless you leave them open “just so,” the slightly loose tile on the floor to the right of the sink? There are lots of irritating little bathroom flaws that we never seem to take care of and just learn to live with them instead.

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Bathroom Wall Coverings

The quickest way to transform a bath is to change the look of its walls. When considering your options, remember that a bathroom wall covering must stand up to heat, moisture and frequent cleaning. Mixing and matching materials for their strengths in different areas works well, especially if the room has divided spaces. Here are three options:

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Porcelain vs Ceramic: Do you know which is best to use?

When you look at tile most people don’t know the different benefits between porcelain and ceramic just that they are similar but the price can be significant.

The clay used in manufacturing are different, as well as, the temperatures used to bake them. One of the biggest difference is how much water they absorb, this can be very important when selecting which one to install and where. Porcelain absorbs less than 0.5% and ceramic 1 – 3% water.

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7 Spring-Cleaning Tips

If spring is in the air, don’t let a musty house spoil it. Spring is already a time of year where our bodies are going through seasonal changes and adjusting to every plant blooming at once. Don’t have your home be another reason you’re feeling anything less than your best. Here are seven tips for giving the season the welcome it deserves.

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