The majority of homeowners who renovate their master bathrooms make a change to their floors, with 91 percent upgrading this area, according to Houzz research. But you may not need new flooring to get a fresh look. New grout can help your bathroom — and, for that matter, your kitchen backsplash — sparkle again. Here’s what you need to know about doing it yourself vs. hiring a pro.
Topics: Remodel, Redesign
If you’re craving a way to give your kitchen a cozy, warm feel, you don’t need to resort to painting your walls a fall color such as cranberry red or harvest gold. Instead, there’s a subtler trick for heating up your kitchen: adding warm metallic finishes.
Though synthetic materials in home construction and decor have come a long way, most people when pressed would still take the natural option if it fit the budget. “Part of the aversion is likely due to the inability of artificial materials to reveal the organic processes of aging, weathering and other dynamic features of natural materials, even inorganic forms like stone,” says researcher Stephen Kellert, who specializes in biophilic design (building practices that improve human health, well-being and productivity). People crave a deeper connection with nature than what synthetic materials can offer, and combining rich wood and stone has long been a winning formula for fostering that connection.
The humble river pebble is a faultless example of how Mother Nature is inexhaustibly patient when it comes to creating perfection. Honed into a smooth, rounded shape over hundreds of years, the pebble can bring an organic element to your decor. When used en masse, this modest little stone can create a huge impact.
Go-to design rules can be a huge help when you feel lost with your decor. But sometimes they end up painting you into a corner. If you’re finding your decor a little on the dull side, or you just like shaking up the system, here are seven of the top design rules that you should consider bending, twisting or totally breaking.
Incorporate some — or all — of these ideas to keep your space from feeling too clinical and boringModern bathroom design is often all about going minimalist with clean finishes for a spa-like feel. But sometimes the look ends up feeling clinical. To make sure your space feels just as inviting as the rest of your home, try some of my favorite bathroom design tips to create a sense of warmth and personality while achieving spot-on style.
Prevent water damage and get a seamless look with these pro tips for tiling under and around a bathroom vanity
Tiling under your new vanity or custom cabinets can prevent shower or sink water from finding its way into your house. Extending tile all the way under freestanding or floating vanities can make a room look and feel larger, too. These vanities are popular choices in today's bathrooms, so it's important to understand the pros and cons of bringing tile all the way under your bathroom storage.
Topics: Bathroom Tile Ideas