The grip of winter is slowly letting her hold of us go and making way for spring, with that comes the need to make sure your home is ready for the heat of summer. For most of our windows and doors can create drafts especially in the biggest rooms of our homes, such as, the kitchen and living rooms.There is a very inexpensive way to get much better performance and efficiency out of your heating and cooling system and that is with some easy and regular maintenance. Really, how hard is it to change an air conditioning or furnace filter, which could save you energy and money right now?
Finding the perfect color scheme for your bedroom can seem more daunting than your kitchen or bathroom because you have already in your head what those rooms will look like. You have so many options to choose from. Your color scheme includes not just your wall paint or wallpaper, but also bed linens, rugs, window treatments and accessories to build a look that is truly your own. The best advice for designing your personal retreat? Start with the colors you love.
Spartan or spacious, all bathrooms have one thing in common: there’s never enough storage space. Plumbing fixtures take center stage, leaving precious little room for lotions and potions. Factor in turf wars between family members competing for the same sink-and-mirror space, and you’ve got an organizational challenge.
Floors impact your life. Whether you’re doing yoga in the den, hosting a dinner party in the dining room, or entertaining the neighborhood kids in your kitchen, you need a surface underfoot that’s comfortable and durable. Since the floor is usually the largest surface in a room, it lays the foundation for the entire look of the space—color, style, texture, and pattern. And a new floor can be a big investment, so you want a surface that will last for years. Your floor choice is about balancing your needs with your style. Here are some considerations to help you pick.
Beadboard bathroom designs are most common in cottage-style bathrooms, but this casually elegant design can work well in a wide selection of bathroom styles. Traditional cottages often use the most familiar style of beadboard, which features thin, vertical white panels. Newer styles are available in an almost limitless selection of materials, colors and finishes, ensuring that with a little research, you’ll likely have no trouble finding the right type of beadboard for your bathroom design.
The kitchen is the hub of your home, where you cook family meals and gather for parties. The floors in this busy spot must withstand heavy foot traffic, dropped dishes, and spills galore. But they also must indulge your craving for style. How to choose? Get started with these considerations.
Do you have a small bathroom but still want a bathtub in it rather than just a shower? Maybe you have a half bath that you would like to convert into a full bath for a growing family. With all of today’s small bathtub ideas and options, fear not—it can be done with a little research and creativity.