The Reality Of A Bathroom Makeover


The day is finally here, you have made up your mind and you are going to renovate your bathroom. But you are not really sure what the cost of it will be. You are looking at contractors and taking bids on the labor and you know you have some variables to think about; How old are the pipes? Will I need new plumbing? Would it be more cost effective in the long run to replace the copper lines? How do I plan a budget? Continue reading

Don’t Fall Into the Remodeling Disaster Trap


The Right Way to Remodeling

One of the most expensive mistakes made when remodeling a home is to remodel to yours or your family needs instead of for resale value. Now you may not even think about selling your home but most of the time when you remodel for your needs you have a lot of wasted space, but when you remodel for resale value you change your way of thinking. You now look at your home with a different eye and see all the space and how to use it, getting the most bang for your buck! Continue reading

Ideas to Make Your Bathroom Modern


Updating Your Bathroom

When you buy a home, you have that home for years. Generally outliving the appliances and features that made it a modern home at the time, but now 10 years later and everything seems dull and outdated. Time to renovate! When you renovate you can make small changes that will enhance your current fixtures or you can do a major overhaul and change it all from top to bottom. But if you plan on selling your house you will always get the best offers with updated kitchens and bathrooms. Continue reading

No Challenge is Too Big or Too Small, Design Your Own Bathroom!


Then open your eye to reality! It isn’t as bad as it looks or sounds, designing your bathroom just takes some imagination, common sense and the ability to utilize the space you have effectively. Sounds easy, right? RIGHT! Most bathrooms have the basics: a vanity, tub, toilet and if you are lucky a linen closet but also TONS of wasted space. Continue reading

Do I Need to Move or Just Remodel?


When you bought, your house did you think “This is it! The perfect house. Plenty of yard space, lots of room, this is just perfect.” And 10 years later the kitchen or bathroom is too small, everything is outdated and the family has out grown the rooms. Time to look for a new house…or remodel? Continue reading

Modernize Your Outdated Kitchen


You can modernize your kitchen without having to remodel the entire space. Some people think that they have to rip out walls and change the complete layout of their kitchen in order to bring it into the next century. That is not the case, with Plumbtile you can make some simple changes and completely update the look. Continue reading

Medicine Cabinets – A Safe and Functional Part of your Bathroom

Medicine cabinets will not be the first thing you will think of when it comes to remodelingbath-medicine-cabinets-215-215 or creating your bathroom, but it is essential to the aesthetics and safety of your bathroom needs.  They are practical and if you pick the right look, will help create beautiful bathroom decor with functionality.  The medicine cabinet is designed to store a multitude of items that you need to keep safe and up high out of the reach of the wrong hands.  It’s a much needed bathroom storage addition and the safety of the items you put in your medicine cabinet will allow you to keep them in the bathroom and out of sight.

By using a medicine cabinet, you can store all your medications – prescription and non-prescription – out of sight and out of reach of children, including items that don’t seem like they would cause any harm.  For example, mouthwash can be extremely dangerous if ingested in large quantities by children.  Medicine cabinets provide a safe place that works with the look and feel of the rest of the bathroom and matches your bath fixtures to create an overall welcoming and warm décor.

Functional medicine cabinets can hold many items and provide worry free storage.  There are a multitude of choices and by picking the right one, you will be able to provide a comfortable look and feel throughout your entire room.  This can be accomplished by taking the time to get the color and design that you will love to look at and use on a daily basis.  Take the time to check out the variety of medicine cabinets available and choice the right option for your bathroom needs.

Make sure you choose a medicine cabinet that works for you.  They come in an array of shapes, styles, depths, and colors.  They can be recessed or wall mounted.  Recessed or concealed, as sometimes called, will require a little extra work due to the necessary hole cutting in the bathroom wall.  This type will allow for the mirror or face of the cabinet to sit almost flush against the wall and it will take up less space.  It will provide a cleaner, more custom look.  The wall mounted is the easiest style to install.  This type will hang on the wall like a picture frame.  Both have pros and cons, so make sure you check these out to help with your decision.  Stylistically, they range from simple rectangular or oval shaped to “decked out” with lights, adjustable shelving, sliding doors, and fog proof mirrors.  The designs usually come in traditional, contemporary, or transitional styles.  Let your personal preference and finished outlook guide your decision.

Medicine cabinets are more than a practical storage place for our necessary bathroom items, your reflection can also greet you in morning and can bid you good night before heading to bed.  It’s the go-to for most of our everyday needs and a must in every bathroom.  When making your decision, let your personal preference, home’s architecture and the desired finished product be your guide.

Porcelain Tile VS Glass Tile

JSG OceanaWhen it comes to choosing the right tiles for the bathroom or kitchen that you have, then you need to make sure that you choose one that you love, and that works with the room you’re putting it in. Considering both porcelain tile and glass tile is the way to go when it comes to knowing which one is going to be the best one for the rooms that you have. Whether you choose one or the other, you know what they look like and you know how they are going to perform.

Glass Tile

Through the use of the right glass tile, you can then make sure to get much more from the tiles that you put throughout your home. Glass is one of the best ways to get an affordable, yet dependable tile material that is going to help you with everything that needs to be done. Whether you want something a specific color or something that you’re going to have to consider for whatever reason, then you have to make sure that you look into the available options for glass tile before you make your final decision.

Porcelain Tile

Porcelain is beautiful and it can come in many different colors so you can choose something that goes well with your home. When laying down porcelain tile on the floor of the room, you can think of so many things and ways that you want them to stand out. Through the use of these tiles, you can still make sure to get the most of what is being offered, and get the most used out of the porcelain tile in the end, as well. Isn’t this what you want from the room that you’re looking to put together and make stand out against the rest when it comes down to it?

Long Lasting Kitchen Fixtures

FaucetWhen renovated, a pleasant and sturdy kitchen can increase the overall value of your property. Replacing kitchen fixtures such as countertops, stoves, cabinets, and lighting has a dramatic effect on the increase of your home’s value. Other fixtures that help bring out the true value of your home would be fixtures and items such as shelves, tiles, vanities, chairs and kitchen tables. Be sure to choose fixtures that accompany not only your home, but also your lifestyle.

During the start of your kitchen renovation process, you will notice kitchen fixtures have evolved to serve as efficient additions that enhance the beauty of your eating area. When it comes to the type of Faucets and kitchen sinks, your kitchen fixtures types can range from materials such as black granite, stainless steel, double-bowl vessel sinks, and granite composite sinks. These pieces are sold separately, to help you choose what designing needs you have.

There are several different options of cabinet knobs, to complement the countertops installed in your kitchen. One of these options is the California Faucet Brass Cabinet knob, which range in different models. When looking at cabinets, be sure the finish blends with other fixtures in your kitchen.

Another option to add in with your kitchen fixtures, are kitchen sink accessories such as basin racks, soap lotion dispensers, kitchen drains and colanders. These are great for décor and add that touch of convenience you’ll need to make your way around the kitchen. This and many other accessories are available for purchase, complimenting any kitchen fixture chosen. With all these choices, completion of your kitchen renovation will surely increase your home value considerably.

Now is the time to start looking for the perfect kitchen fixtures, choosing not only what is perfect for your home but what stands out for you and your family.

Trendy Bathroom Designs Ideas

Contemporary_bathroomIn today’s world, the options to buy have become so vast that it’s now even harder to make choices for bathroom designs. One has to think about the color ideas. Is this a makeover or a new construction? The storage and the usage of the bathroom entirely effects bathroom designs. A major decision process falls into the layout of the bathroom for most people. Three elements of bathroom design make a trendy bathroom, functionality, modernization/customization, and overall style of design.

There are always new trends to be set or to have when it comes to bathroom designs. The design of the lighting fixtures, bathroom sinks and shower heads, even down to the brand of products that you chose – can set or become part of the trendy fad. The most important thing to remember when it comes to bathroom design trends, is the personalization that you want to achieve; not the trend. Mind yourself that you are paying for this, so you should have the bathroom design their way.

There are many different options when it comes to trendy ideas. Many people choose to go with themed bathrooms like an ocean scenery or checkered floor pattern. There are also several unique storage spacing solutions that have become trendy, ultimately the design of the bathroom chosen can say a lot about a person. Another thing to consider is the shape and sizes of windows available. When going through the bathroom design process, do not forget to consider what bathroom flooring option was chosen.

This should definitely allow those creative juices to begin flowing and bathroom design can range from very complicated to the most simplistic designs. With all the information provided, you should be able to make the right decision for them when it comes to bathroom designs.