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Tips To Illuminate Your Bathroom

December 28, 2018

Choosing the right lighting system for your home can really be overwhelming, but the home remodeling addition experts can guarantee you that with the right guidelines and tips you can eventually light up your home with the appropriate fixtures you wanted and dreamed of. But, when it comes to your vanity area – the bathroom – next to your bedroom, you sometimes prefer something more special or personal. Your bath area includes the shower area and the tub area and all of them have a specific lighting requirement that will not only give more radiance to your bathroom but style as well. THE BATHROOM FIXTURE GUIDELINES Try Using The Side-Mounted Sconces. Side-mounted sconces are the best lighting choice for any bathroom area. Either you use one on your left or right side, or mounted both on an eye-level, both ideas are cool, you just have to consider some few things: The backplate of upright, tube-shaped lighting should be mounted on an eye-level. The glass down-lights opening shade must be slightly fixated below eye-level. The glass up-lights opening shade must be slightly installed above eye-level. If you choose to have it centered above your sink area, install the light a few inches to the left and right side part of your bathroom mirror. The closer it is to your face, the better. Consider The Layers of Light. If you wanted to showcase your bathroom area, the layers of light can do you wonders. To have an evenly distributed illumination, try the combination of ambient lights  like flush mounts, pendants, or chandeliers, then task lighting as your second light layer which is perfect for your grooming sessions such as shaving and makeup application, then lastly, the accent lighting which is a great choice for highlighting the architectural design of your bathroom as well as the decors. Pendant Fixtures Are A Great Alternative. If you wanted to try other options for a candlestick-type fixture, the pendant lighting should be your choice. They will look perfect in your vanity area and can also work as an accent or ambient lighting at the same time or whenever it’s necessary. Stay With Kin Finishings. If sconces are what you have installed in your bathroom keep them affixed where they are because you shouldn’t always adjust it with your other fixtures. They will maintain the wholeness of your bathroom space as well as the total design of it. The Tub Area. The sconce fixture can enhance the ambiance of any room, especially your tub area. Although overhead lighting is also good in any bathroom area, it cannot easily provide a relaxing atmosphere that the sconce lighting can give. Use A Versatile Element. If you are after versatility and wholeness the brass or chrome elements can display versatility within your bathroom area and all the accessories that go along with it. Like Always – Size Matters. Regardless of the size and design of your bathroom space, a chandelier or a pendant fixture can make your room opulent. The appropriate lighting will stand out and will always set the tone of any bathroom’s interior and style. SOME BATHROOM LIGHTING […]

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Ways To Have A Hotel-Like Bedroom

December 18, 2018

It’s a luxurious feeling to be staying at a hotel once in a while. You get to relax, receive the first-class treatment, and you don’t have to clean your things after yourself. And because you get to experience this kind of service from nice hotels, of course, room designs and themes are really beautiful.  In fact, you are thinking of a home addition design inspired by that hotel room. Although you may think that the designs of the hotel rooms are what makes them noticeable, that’s true. And you can even have them incorporated in your own abode. THE BEDROOM MAKEOVER There’s no denying that when it comes to your bedroom renovation project there are so many ideas that are jumping in and out of your brain cells. Basically, your main goal in this project is to transform your private sanctuary into something where you can find comfort and inner peace. Compared to a hotel room where its purpose is to please its guests, your bedroom is a place that you can claim as your own and reflects your sense of style, ideas, and taste. With the many hotel-like bedroom designs you can find almost everywhere, there are still tips to be followed which can make you achieve that luxurious space you always dreamed of having: SPACE It’s the first thing that you should consider. This is where you imagine your bed should be placed, have a study area, a coffee area or mini fridge area, grooming, and a working station. Actually, you can apply these concepts no matter what size your room is. COMFORT Go over your room’s system controls, acoustics, and ventilation. During the renovation, you can request to have extra insulation in between walls, upgrade your carpet pad, have fabric walls which have padded upholstered headboard or wall panels. These are just some ways to add comfort to your room. If you wanted a vent system, keep your bed away from it and see to it that you are still being exposed to natural air. You can even install a sound system and a minimalist fireplace where you can hang out anytime you wanted, especially this winter season. Do also add a three-way switch system above your evening stand for easier access. ILLUMINATE These are the things you will notice from first-class hotel rooms: There’s a three-way switch upon entry for the bedside lamp. When the closet door opens, the lights automatically switch on. The bedside reading lights can be controlled separately. Lightings in the bathroom: wall sconces, overhead vanity lighting, tub area, makeup mirror lights and under-lighting in the vanity area for a nightlight. All lights have dimmer controls. FLEXIBILITY Try the swiveling desk so you can still watch tv while you are attending to your paper works. Ottomans have multiple uses: for tired feet, table for board games, coffee table, or dining table. THE BED Invest in the best bed that you can with a pillow top. It will give you the peace of mind that you deserve. Set aside the bedspread. Replace it with dust skirt to create a different feel. Purchase the first-class beddings […]

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Home Makeover For Thanksgiving

November 7, 2018

IS YOUR HOME READY FOR THANKSGIVING? One of the most awaited festivity is just waving around the corner – THANKSGIVING! Who isn’t excited about it, right? Just imagine the enticing food that will be served and shared with the whole family and friends that would like to share the event with you. But before you get all psyched make sure to check with your home addition design experts about certain home improvement details that you need to deal with before the big day arrives. Remember, Thanksgiving is not just about the food served on the table but is also about the ambiance of your home – both interior and exterior. WHY IS THANKSGIVING SO FESTIVE? Thanksgiving is one of the best days all over America. It’s a holiday that gives tribute and honor to American history and one way of celebrating it is through a festive Thanksgiving feast. WAYS TO IGNITE THE THANKSGIVING SPIRIT You probably have so much in mind on how you can bring the Thanksgiving atmosphere into your home, but in order to avoid being short or way too over about decorations, here are some tips for you. Start With The Senses. When it comes to Thanksgiving decors, start with the variety of colors that are pleasing to your eyes. How about adding some scent or aroma of corn stalks both on your porch and in your backyard area. Then don’t forget to play some music that will boost the sound of the Thanksgiving spirit and let it be heard all throughout your house. Stick To The Shades Of Thanksgiving. The basic colors of Thanksgiving are purple, green or even green, red, brown, orange, and yellow. If you happen to be packing your Halloween decors, you can leave the corn stalks, leave, and pumpkins behind because they also add up to the Thanksgiving spirit. You can also have two different kinds of pumpkins as a centerpiece in your living room or dining area. Do not forget to have those hues visible on your pillows, placemats, tablecloths and fabrics, doormats and a lot more. Of Course, Flowers Are In. Just so you know, flowers are the highlight of the Thanksgiving vibe. They are the symbol of the festivity. Filling your home with blooms of different kinds will totally set the mood as well as dried leaves decorated in your own artistic way is a plus factor. Let There Be Light! Definitely! One way of setting a great Thanksgiving mood is your lighting effects. You can make use of candles and place them where you wanted to highlight the shades of Thanksgiving. You can also put candles on your backyard hangout spot for a more inviting mood. Don’t Forget The Fruit And Vegetable Basket. You can decorate them at the center of your dining table – both indoors and outdoors to complete the entire Thanksgiving set up. Set Up A Memorabilia Area Why not set up a trip down memory lane by placing or adding family photos in your living room area. You can bring out the old pictures of your great-grandparents or your family pics during your celebration […]

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How About A Staircase Makeover

September 26, 2018

Have you ever looked at your staircase and have thought of giving it a new look? Perhaps it’s about time that you include it in your home addition design plans since having a great looking staircase adds to the character of your home. You should not run out of reasons why your staircase or stairway is the least of your home renovation priority because it also reflects your lifestyle. But before you proceed in renovating your stairs and balustrade check out some of the main reasons why homeowners find it important to give their staircase or stairway an impressive makeover. REASONS WHY STAIRCASES SHOULD BE REMODELED TOO Outdated stairs and railings can dismay possible home buyers if you decide to sell your home in the future. The rattling and cracking sound of your stairs every time you walk on it means you need to fix it. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. Looking at your staircase or stairway makes you stress and think about the pathetic excuse interior design. You wanted to give your interior a different kind of vibe by upgrading your balustrade into something new to your interior and refreshing to the eye. You wanted your staircase to be the focal point of your home to attract buyers. You found the time to DIY your home’s stair and balustrade. A grand and elegant looking staircase adds value to the entire home. Your current stairs and balustrades had to meet your cities building codes and requirements. You’ve discovered that your staircase is no longer safe and can potentially cause danger. Do you find your reasons above too? Now, let’s move on the best part – the Designs, Styles, and Décor. GIVE YOUR STAIRWAY A NEW LIFE Let’s get started. FLOORING The floor is what gives your stairway a character which also occupies the largest surface in your home or room. The style and design will depend, of course, on your budget, the kind of maintenance you sustain and the decors that you would want to have. Carpet Carpeting is one of the most common floor décor preferred by many homeowners. It provides a different kind of warmth and inviting feeling in your interior. The comfort that it gives your sole is one of its major qualities why many love it so much. Aside from its ability to reduce noise not just on your stairway, but all over the house too. Carpet is also preferred by homes with growing kids and elderly because it provides an additional safety feature during an unexpected trip or fall. Now, there are two kinds of carpeting style: Full Carpeting If you wanted a full coverage of your floor area, full carpeting is your solution. It’s a good choice to cover your floor’s aging problem as it will completely make it as good as new. Although this can be really pricey, it’s best to discuss your plans with your trusted contractor before you give it a go. Carpet Runners If you don’t want to fully cover your entire flooring, runners can do the job for you. They can leave the edges of your […]

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Some Amusement Space Ideas

September 6, 2018

When working on a home remodel project you will eventually find a bigger space than you expected. Now, after all, your excess and unwanted junks and space have been decluttered and cleaned, then you shall see the other unused spaces that have been sitting there. And maybe this time, you can make use of that space as your recreation area. Of course, you will be needing an area where all the amusement and party happens. It is where you can play your favorite video games, play pool with your friends or even bowling if your space is really big enough. It can be a spot for a small gathering and for a few drinks. It can be a room where you can go crazy with your kids and become like a kid again. How Do You Want Your Hobby Room To Be? If you don’t want to make a mess out of your living room or you basically don’t have any room for your past time activities, then maybe you can convert your outdated attic or basement into something – amusing. When you think about entertainment, you instantly visualize about gaming consoles, board games, ping pong table, pool table, or an entertainment system which realistically needs space. And your basement is just the perfect spot for you all your toys. Personalized Gym If you wanted to be fit, but don’t have the time to visit the gym, then you can bring the gym into your home. You can set up a mini gym in your basement with the right theme and lighting, you will be excited to burn some calories every single day. Besides, if that’s what relaxation is for you then do whatever pleases you. Billiard Area Dear, who don’t play pool or have been addicted to billiards and wished they can have their own pool table? Well, there’s a lot of people who are still in this classic leisure game. And if you’re one of them, then it’s about time to have your own pool table so you can just invite your friends over or play a match game with your father. For sure, elderly folks like him still got the moves like he’s traveled back when he was your age. Very Own Home Theater If you and your family are movie buffs it is just right to convert your basement into a theater or movie room. Make sure you are investing in the finest home theater system that will bring out the quality in every movie, series or show that you will be watching as well as its digital sounds. Don’t forget about the proper lighting system too. Plus comfy seats or long lounge sofa for a more satisfying comfort and entertainment. Rec Room With An Outdoor Feel If you wanted to go the extra mile with your past time area revamp project, then you can also install an electric fireplace to set an outdoor mood. This is perfect if you wanted to spend some quality and intimate time with your partner or just a downtime moment with your hood. Dim lights are perfect as well as […]

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Reward Yourself With A Closet Makeover

August 16, 2018

One important part of the house that is often being taken for granted is the walk-in closet. But nowadays many homeowners are including their closets in their home addition design projects. A walk-in closet is a room that is linked to your bathroom where you keep and place all your essentials and stuff like bags, clothes, shoes, underwears, pieces of jewelry, accessories, jackets, and a lot more. It’s pretty much your second favorite place on earth. So, if you wanted to revamp some of your rooms to make it look impressive to your household members and your guests, then doing a makeover of your closet is something you should also do to reward yourself. Why Closets Exists So, you may see your closet as an extra room for all of your things that you barely understand why it actually exists in the first place and is also a space that you should pay attention to. It’s a Room for all of your Everything Yes, it may just be a small area connected to your bedroom, but it is the most important space in your life and you just failed to realize that until now. Right after you hoard stuff from your favorite brand, where do you dump all the shopping bags? In your closet. When you suddenly remembered that pink dress you’ve kept ages ago because it is the perfect dress for your first date, where will you look for it? In your closet. Do you see it now? Your closet is not just for your shirts, socks, and pants. It’s for entirely EVERYTHING that is important to you. And it’s the one room that keeps all that’s important to you so giving it a little makeover will definitely do wonders. Why Remodel Showcases Comfort Your closet has one task only and that is to keep all your things organized so, at any time that you might need something important, you know that one place where to find it. It’s an extra room that serves as a storage for all your valuables, therefore, considering doing a revamp in your wardrobe area will give you the convenience you’ve never imagined possible. You can add shelves, drawers, storage baskets, mirror, and bright lights to enhance the place. See, you can customize it all you want for as long as it can keep the smallest and the biggest items you have. Ditch your Dressing Room All in One Spot Having a separate dressing room is good, but if you can’t have it in your home, then make your closet as your dressing room instead. Here’s why: Your entire wardrobe is already in one place so that will make it easy for you to grab whatever you need. You can prep-up easily because you’ve got enough space to move around. You can always accessorize it. You can place seat furniture for added convenience while you get yourself glammed up. Another great thing for combining your closet and dressing room together is that when you decided to change your clothes or shoes, you can just take it off, place it back in your shelves or […]

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Home Additions: Office Space Ideas

August 6, 2018

Having an extra space as a working area is a common home addition or renovation every household owners got it listed on their remodeling checklist. But when it comes to home addition design for an office space, you do not need the whole room to be your working area, not unless you’re running a studio or into designing or you’re not a minimalist fan, an ideal workspace should be something that allows you to breathe, is a space that you can call your “own” when you’re working or is an area that can inspire you to work well and should not, in any way, distract you. Additional Space For Your Ideal Office Area Make use of your Laundry Room Laundry room? For real? Yup, and it really works, especially if you are into crafts and needs a station for wrapping and creating small things. A team of designers has spotted an unused space in the laundry area and converted it into a craft and art station. They make use of pull-out storage cabinets and sliding drawers to give room for more storage. While a wall-table was installed to make it look like an office space at the same time. You can also make use of the paper towel holder as well as hooks for all your supplies at least it will not consume much of your space. An awkward Basement Area Many homes have unused spaces or awkward areas that can be converted into an office or study area. You can place an office table perfect for adults or kids to use, but if it will be your personal space for work, then utilize the entire room to make you and your work more manageable and relaxing at the same time. Install hanging shelves and storage compartments to keep your things organized. If the area is big enough, take advantage of it, but if it’s just like an alcove, you can still expand your limited space into something. Try placing an overhead shelf that you can expand from one to the other depending on your space preference. Connect it to a Living Room If your career requires you to have an at-home office extension just to get your work done, it’s best to have your home office addition near your receiving or living room area. Why? Because it’s a great venue for client meetings or staff brainstorming during weekends. You can have a long table set up facing the wall where you can place two desktop computer monitors or it can also be a perfect spot for all of your paperwork. Placing a coffee table for two is also a great idea if you wanted to take a short breather or a short meeting with a business partner over a cup of tea or coffee. Create A Productive Working Zone Within Your Home Make use of a Tiny Space into something Big Office spaces depend on the kind of career and requirement that your job needs. However, not all extra home spaces have that kind of zone that you wanted. But it does not mean that you cannot make use of […]

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Home Additions Planning Tips

April 27, 2018

If you need an additional storage space or office, you don’t need to sell your house so that you can look for a bigger one. All you need to do is to make home additions. For you to ensure that that the process is flawless, you need to prepare adequately. Some of the things you need to do include: Identify the property lines This is the first thing that you should do. You need to know where your property begins and ends. All you need to do is to visit the government offices and find a map of your property. When you know your property lines, you will have an easy time coming up with a home design that won’t violate the building codes in your area. Come up with a floor plan A floor plan is a plan of how you want your property to be. You should start by imagining how you want the addition to look like once it’s complete. Although, you aren’t an expert, you should go ahead and sketch your ideas. When putting your ideas down don’t forget to scale the designs. This is to have an easy time renovating your property and adding more space to it. After putting your ideas on paper, you should now find architects builders or licensed contractors. You should discuss with the builders about the additions that you want to make to your property. Some people rush to hiring construction contractors, but this shouldn’t be you. You should first brainstorm with the architects on how to give the insides and outside of your house a perfect look. Get a renovation contract Once you have settled on the ideal design for your house, you should now get a renovation permit. You should contact the local city government offices and notify them about home addition design plans. You should request a renovation permit so that you aren’t on the wrong side of the law. Have a budget You need money to renovate your house. The amount that you spend doing it depends on a number of factors such as the costs of hiring home remodeling architects DC and the cost of raw materials. You should visit a number of home improvement stores and compare the prices of the various products you need in your work. When it comes to the contractors, you should interview a number of them and work with the most reputable one that charges a reasonable fee.

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Cheap Home Remodel Ideas

March 15, 2018

When people think about having a home remodeling project, they picture themselves spending tens of thousands of dollars doing it. While some of the remodeling projects cost a lot of money, it doesn’t have to be always the case as there are some projects that are cheap and affordable. All you need to do is hire a home remodel expert who will guide you through. Affordable home remodeling ideas New flooring: If you have an old house and you don’t like the current look of the floor, you should consider installing a new one. The cool thing is that the project isn’t expensive. All you need to do is get a few colorful tiles from your local store and hire a contractor to help you install them. If you have the skills, you should purchase a do-it-yourself kit and install the units by yourself. Remodel the bathroom: The bathroom is the place where you go and relax after a long day. If you don’t like its current look, you should consider upgrading it. The most affordable way of livening it up is to install new fixtures. For example, you should invest in new towel holders. You should also consider replacing the medicine cabinet or simply paint it a new color. Install new lights: When you install new lights you not only give your home a new look, you also increase the amount of light in the house. Depending on the design of your house you can buy a number of small lights or install one large light. If you aren’t sure of the home remodeling direction you should take, ask your home additions contractor to help you out. Add modern firepits: If you are like most homeowners, you have a wood burning fireplace in your home. For you to improve the look of your house and also give it a modern look, you should consider investing in a modern firepit. One of the best ones to invest in is a gas firepit. When installing it, ensure that it matches the theme of your home. Paint the house: You will agree with me that there is no other method that gives a house a new look as fast as new paint. The beauty of it is that paint is very affordable. You can paint by yourself but if you have a larger budget, hire a contractor to help you out. Conclusion These are some of the ways of remodeling your house without spending much. If you have to hire a home addition design DC, ensure that you hire the most reputable.

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