Making Your Old Bathroom New Again

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Sometimes it is the little things that can change the look of a room. Paint, flooring in a bathroom and something as simple as a new mirror and different lighting can change the look. Traditionally bathroom mirrors were attached to medicine cabinets but in modern bathrooms, decorative mirrors are being used more and more. You can change the look of your bathroom by replacing the mirror and lighting. Mirrors can make a room look larger and the lighting can brighten up the room removing the shadows and opening up the room. Continue reading

Turn Your Bathroom Into a Spa!

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Every day should be a spa day. After a long day at work, you wish you could just stop by the spa and refresh your body, mind and soul. Unfortunately, we can’t stop by the spa every day. So, why not turn your bathroom into a spa? Leading the decorative marketplace since 1978, Plumbtile provides products that reflect elegance, luxury, quality and functionality. Continue reading

Wow Your Guests with GINGER Bath Accessories

Chelsea CollectionDuring holiday parties and family gatherings, the guest bath always gets plenty of visitors. Make sure yours is up for the challenge with the finest solid brass products by GINGER. Their products are hand finished and individually inspected for quality assurance, so they’re sure to impress your guests and stand up to plenty of use. Don’t let your guests use an outdated wash room! Continue reading

Small Bathroom Lighting

Kartell26_LBox1000x750Gone are the days that we are forced to spend our hours in the most functional room of our home under the less than adequate lighting from one puny fixture mounted in the center of the bathroom. Oh no, those days are long gone.

When your home features one or more small bathroom designs you really have to be creative when it comes to bathroom lighting. When you do not have much space to work with, the importance of each and every bathroom fixture cannot be stressed enough. Too much lighting can be overpowering in limited space and too little can make it feel as though the walls are closing in on you. So taking the time to select just the perfect small bathroom lighting is critical.

Small Bathroom Lighting 101

Have you ever tried to apply make-up or partake in any other general grooming efforts in a small bathroom with poor lighting? If so, then you know the importance of adequate lighting in a limited amount of space.

A small bathroom that is properly lit will embrace the beauty of the space, complete with style and functionality. The bathroom lighting that you select for your small bathroom space should complement the natural light in the room, your color scheme and also the purpose of the room. For instance, is it simply a small powder room just to be used by guests on occasion? Or is this your primary bathroom space used for everything from primping to removing a splinter?

If you are looking to make the space appear larger you should select a bright light. For small bathrooms that are rarely used and are intended to produce a more comforting feel, dimmer lighting is the better choice. If it is lighting that proves uber functional that you are in search of, consider lighting behind and around your vanity mirror – this will reduce shadows and highlight delicate facial features.

The key to properly lighting your small bathroom space is to keep in mind the purpose of the room and how often it is used. This should help you to select the best lighting to portray the ambiance you desire.

Chromotherapy: How Color Can Affect Your Health

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We all know that colors can have various effects on or moods and emotions, but did you know that they can also have an effect on your health and well-being? Looking a little deeper than surface psychology, researchers are discovering that different colors change our energy, which in turn connects to our sense of wellness and our overall health.

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Eco-Friendly Kitchens

EcoWhat makes for an eco-friendly kitchen? That is a a really great question and the answer lies within your design technique, products and materials used.

Basically, it is biodegradable, sustainable items that are intended or perceived to have no harmful effect on the natural environment and its inhabitants. When it comes down to it, you can live healthier. Who doesn’t want that?

Now, there are a few different ways you can go about incorporating this into your daily lifestyle, while still being elegant and affordable. It will be an economical and ecological design, so to speak. They are very simple ideas that include:

1 Bamboo: This is the latest in environmentally, friendly kitchens. It can be used for backsplashes and flooring. Plus, as an added bonus, this material is really great for cutting boards for those fellow cooks out there.

2 Scrap wood: Basically, it is wood that nobody else desires, but it is still really good, hard wood that can be utilized.

3 Lighting: Try using fluorescents, in order to, cut down on lighting costs. They cut your energy use down by 50 percent. That is money right in your pocket.

4 Cork: This is a renewable resource made completely from the bark off of a tree. It is sound-absorbing, hypoallergenic and even resistant to mold and mildew. This is an excellent choice for kitchens!

Natural fabrics: Choose cotton or wool for your dining chairs and window dressings, especially since, man-made fabrics do contain chemicals that can be harmful to the environment.

Now, there are many other possibilities that you could employ, but, as you can see, you can give your home a really lovely and beautiful, green makeover with these easy tips. You will be helping your environment with this terrific update. The heart of your home will truly be transformed for the better. Plus, you will absolutely, positively love the new look and feel of your kitchen design. The benefits will speak for themselves.

Light Up Your “Layout!”

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You may have been thinking about maybe giving your beautiful home a new lighting makeover to bring out the elegant qualities that you would love to show off to family and friends. So, whether you want to just make a minor adjustment or a whole-house upgrade, we will give you some great room-by-room tips on bringing out the best lighting in your home.

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Good Spin on 2014 Outdoor Trends

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The outdoors is to a house as shoes are to a person.  Do you want to know what a person is like, look at their shoes, it can tell you a great deal.  Conversely, do you want to know what a person is like, look at their front or back yard and you’ll get a good feel for who they are and what they’re like.  This is a grand generalization, but it’s a tried and tested rule of thumb.

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Win Some Lavatory Dough with Duravit

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As modern life places greater demands upon us, we, in turn, also start to demand more. These demands also extend to the bathroom, which we expect to be attractive, inviting and also functional.

Duravit’s expansion continued in the first decade of the 21st Century with the establishment of subsidiaries in Turkey, India and China. The Duravit Design Center in Hornberg, Designed by Philippe Starck, was also completed during this time. The brand is currently available in over 100 countries. Duravit impressed the numerous visitors with its new products, high-class design and striking presence.

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