Ancient civilizations believed that the four elements made up up everything in the Universe. While modern civilizations may not hold the same beliefs, there’s no denying that the four elements have remained very important to our lives and our sense of style for thousands of years. Continue reading
With winter upon us most of us are thinking about getting through the long days of winter but as we spend more time indoors we start to think about redecorating and sprucing things up. So what are the trends for the Spring 2015? Aquamarine, Scuba Blue, Lucite Green and Classic Blue along with Toasted Almond, Strawberry Ice, Tangerine, Custard, Marsala and Glacier Gray a mix of cooler color and warm tones. We also can’t leave out a nice mix of muted brights, pastels and nature-like neutrals to draw the eye to your favorite spots in your home.
2015 interior design and decorating ideas reflect the trends in architecture and art while emphasizing your individuality, simplicity and Green living ideas. Decorators are creating new, bold and fabulous designs by mixing traditional and contemporary, ethnic and retro, glamorous and rustic, and chic and barbarism.
You are now able to be completely free and creative to design a room that has both antique and modern bathroom furniture, ceramic and colored glass to create a warm cozy and inviting room one that you will find you will spend most of your days. Or you can take the distressed look of exposed brick walls and concrete surfaces mixed with soft and chic fabrics, delicate floral designs and the rich shine of polished metal to create a spectacular living space that will give you the look and feel of stepping into the past while remaining firmly rooted to the present.
When you are wanting to go green in your decorating don’t pass up reclaimed wood for your wood floors or walls, think about using old wood doors or even pallets to create interesting tables that will surely be the topic of conversations. You cannot go wrong or be too over the top in 2015 with your colors, textures or fabric styles, be creative and experiment to create your hidden oasis!
If you love the environment, why stop at just one eco-friendly room in your house? Why not make your bathroom eco-friendly too? It just makes perfect sense.
There are so many ways you can improve this five by eight sized room. Having an eco-friendly bathroom will be a great way to start going green. This will be a wonderful economical choice. Continue reading
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
Whether you are looking for a new faucet for a remodel, or simply upgrading your existing hardware, a water saving faucet from Brizo is a great eco friendly option. Whether you are looking for something elegant, something modern or something traditional, Brizo offers the right green option for the bathrooms in your home.
When you are thinking about a new faucet, a green, or low flow, option from Brizo can help you save water without sacrificing style or function. In the kitchen a Brizo low flow faucet still has 1.8 gallons per minute running through the faucet, and in the bathroom there are still 1.5 gallons per minute which is lower than industry standards and still offers the utility consumers are looking for. No matter what style you choose, each option offers reductions in water consumption of up to 31% and each faucet meets EPA requirements. Brizio offers several options perfect for any style:
The RSVP faucet by Brizio offers 31% water reduction along with an elegant design and a beautiful crystal accent on the faucet, a perfect addition to the formal bath in your home.
The Siderna bath collection by Brizio offers 1.5 gallons of water per minute and sleek lines, perfect for a modern bathroom. The color accents help the faucet pop. The best part, no sacrificing function for style!
The Tresa bath collection offers a very unique twist on a traditional feeling faucet. It improves efficiency by 31% over traditional faucets using an aerator to make sure functionality is not compromised.
The Vesi Curve collection has a traditional look and a modern approach to water conservation. 31% reduction in water flow allows users to go green with ease without sacrificing style.
The Virage collection offers a sleek eco friendly way to reduce water consumption without sacrificing the style you are looking for.
The Vesi Channel Collection offers consumers a twist on a traditional style. Instead of the classic spout a channel flows out of the faucet creating a spout of water you can see all while offering a 31% decrease in water usage from traditional faucets.
Redoing a kitchen is the number one renovation project. But what is a green kitchen? Think Remodel, Redesign, Go Green! What goes into a green kitchen remodel? The cornerstones of any green project should include:
- energy efficiency
- conservation of natural resources
- indoor air quality Continue reading
When people think of green, some may think earth, some may think that green is an ugly color and they wouldn’t be caught dead with that color in their house or building. Some people just don’t know that when you “Go Green,” no, you are not getting sick in the physical, but you are getting sick of spending unnecessary money on bills that you can cut back on such as water, electricity, energy, and even building materials. Another phrase to use besides “Go Green,” is “Eco-friendly,” depending on how educated you want to sound on the subject. Continue reading
One of the joys of owning a home is undertaking remodeling and utilizing new innovated technology, which not only adds comfort, but also value to the property. To meet the needs of new homeowners and introduce new features, manufacturers of bathroom and kitchen supplies are constantly introducing new products to the marketplace. Here are some of the latest trends in home renovation ideas and new innovated technology. Continue reading