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

Remodeling Ideas to Add Style, Flair, and Function to Your Old Kitchen

holden_largeKitchens are the most lived in room in your house and with the right look and feel; it can be a warm, comfortable, stylish, and extremely functional place for everyone to gather. Create the kitchen you love and that you will enjoy spending time in with simple or extravagant remodeling ideas.  Here are some remodeling ideas to help you get started. Continue reading

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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Kitchen Remodeling: Tips on Choosing Kitchen Lighting

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Decorating and remodeling a kitchen is different from renovating a bedroom or a living room, especially when it comes to kitchen lighting. Choosing a kitchen lighting may be overlooked by many homeowners because they mistakenly believe that providing lighting in the area is good enough, sacrificing the design and functionality. A kitchen can also be a center of attraction in the house with a good design and innovative lighting technology. Continue reading

Add Value to Your Home with Bathroom Upgrades

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Adding style and value to your home is as simple as upgrading the bathroom flooring and fixtures. This relatively easy fix can breathe new life into spaces and increase the value of your home. Whether you are looking to create a modern escape, a tranquil spa or a traditional feel, Plumbtile has the fixtures and tiles you are looking for to help create the perfect bathroom to compliment your home. Continue reading

Six Tips to Light Up Your Kitchen

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Want to create an eye-catching kitchen that adds value to your home, too? Let there be light — but not too much, according to kitchen design and lighting experts.

“Since the kitchen is such a draw these days, especially for the gourmet, you want to make sure that you have plenty of task lights to showcase the work spaces. But people tend to over-light, using too much wattage or just one super bright light in the center of the kitchen that leaves you standing in shadows. Continue reading