Popular Choices for Your Bathroom Floors

Before you begin your bathroom remodel, we have created a quick guide to help you better understand the popular flooring choices. Let’s take a look! 

 

5 Popular Choices for Your Bathroom Floors

  • Ceramic Tile

Amongst the top-selling bathroom floors, tile is hard to beat in the bathroom industry. With its water-resistant properties and beautiful selection, tile has always been a top choice for consumers. 

Why Consumers Love It

  1. It comes in an array of different sizes, styles, textures, colors, and looks to meet any style preference. 
  2. Its water-resistant properties make it a perfect choice for bathrooms. 
  3. It allows homeowners to get creative with their design and add unique backsplashes and trim. 
  4. It is easy-to-clean and maintain. 
  5. Heated tile options now make the once-dreaded cold floors, a desirable addition. 
  • Vinyl Flooring

Loved for its affordability and practicality, vinyl floors have become a more popular choice in bathrooms across America. 

Why Consumers Love It:

  1. It is cost-friendly. 
  2. It comes in an array of different sizes, styles, textures, colors, and looks to meet any style preference.
  • Natural Stone

Natural stone is a luxurious option for homeowners who want an elegant look inside of their bathroom. If it is within your budget, natural stone could be the perfect finish to your space.

Why Consumers Love It: 

  1. It is extremely beautiful.
  2. It incorporates aspects of nature. 
  3. It is elegant and timeless. 
  • Laminate

Most homeowners tend to opt for laminate over engineered wood in their bathrooms. The top layer of the laminate is a coated photograph of wood, stone or another material. 

Why Consumers Love It

  1. It is easy to clean. 
  2. It comes in an array of different styles and colors. 
  3. It gives homeowners the chance to have “wood-like” floors in their bathroom. 

 

Are you interested in learning more about flooring options for your bathroom? We would love to assist you with any question you might have.


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A Monochromatic Color Scheme

Close your eyes and imagine a bedroom that only has one color in it. You can even imagine a wild color like yellow. Now, open your eyes. That room probably looks a little crazy, right? Bear with us, but we actually want to encourage you to try using just one color throughout your entire room. 

 

Recently, incorporating a monochromatic color scheme has become a popular trend for many homeowners. Using just one color throughout your space can make it look clean and trendy. Let us dive deeper into what exactly we mean by a monochromatic color scheme: 

 

What is a Monochromatic Color Scheme? Monochromatic means solely the use of one color. In a monochromatic color scheme, homeowners use different variations of the same color by switching up its tone.

 

Why use a Monochromatic Color Scheme? As ironic as it may sound, using a monochromatic color scheme is actually very original. Homeowners seldom use a monochromatic color scheme, because it is a bold option. Plus, it will take a lot of planning and effort. If done correctly, your monochromatic color scheme can create clean lines and sophistication. 

 

Tips for a Successful Monochromatic Color Scheme

  1. It Does Not Have to Be Perfect. The most difficult part of a monochromatic color scheme is trying to match up the correct shade. You could spend hours, even days, trying to get the exact shade and coming up short. Instead of trying to make it all perfectly match, design experts recommend staying within the color family. This will help ease your mind and still create a beautiful room at the end. 
  2. Accessorize. Your room’s decor can be another opportunity to incorporate the color you have chosen. If you have chosen the color blue, be sure that you find a good selection of decor pieces in different shades of blue. 
  3. Compliment with Neutrals. If you feel like your room looks too intense with all one color, you can begin to add in subtle neutrals. The neutrals will help to keep the balance in the room without taking away from your specific color scheme. 
  4. Not Just Solids. Instead of only using solids, be sure to incorporate patterns into your design. Your bed’s comforter could be a pattern that uses your selected color throughout it. Also, you can try adding fun textures throughout your space to add more interest and contrast. 
  5. Keep it Light. You want to make sure that your windows are not too bulky or heavily covered. Instead, be sure to keep your window’s drapery light and soft. Softer colors will help allow the natural light to flow throughout the space which will ultimately make your color scheme look better. 

 

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Decorating Mishaps to Avoid

Decorating can be a game of chance. To help make sure that you are playing right, we have created a simple guidebook for you. With our top ten tips, we hope to help you avoid all of the decorating mishaps. Let’s get started! 

 

Decorating Mishaps to Avoid

  1. Forgetting House Plants

A great, inexpensive decor piece for homeowners to incorporate into their design is houseplants. Plants, flowers, and succulents can bring life into any space. They add a refreshing twist to your decor and they tend to turn around a sour attitude. 

  1. Choosing The Wrong Lamp Shade

Believe it or not, but a lampshade can pull together a room’s look. If you are using old or hand-me-down lampshades, now is the time to make the switch. With a sleek color choice, you can add to the room’s overall look and bring light back into your space. 

  1. Not Trying Out Paint Before Buying

Paint can look extremely different in your home versus in the store. We always recommend that homeowners take some samples home with them. Let the paint dry on the walls and give it a couple days to decide. You may also want to paint in different areas of the room to see how lighting will affect it. 

  1. Making the Television Front & Center

In a living room, it can be quite easy to decorate your room around the television. In a lot of circumstances, the only reason you are using your living room is for the television. But, we recommend starting the design of your room first then adding on the television. This will help your living room to be more based on conversation and company rather than electronics. 

  1. Having Too Much Decor

Do not get us wrong, we love and admire decor. Decor pieces are the staples that hold together a room’s design. Without decor, our walls would be bare and our shelves would be blank. But, there is such a thing as too much decor. To keep things simple, you can follow the rule of three’s. On each surface, there should only be three items. This will help to cut back on clutter and focus on simplicity. 

  1. Not Creating an Entryway

It is important to make an entryway inside of your home. An entryway welcomes guests and gives them a preview of what the expect throughout the rest of the home. With entryways, you can always keep it simple and on budget. A small table, chair, lamp, and/or coat rack can transform your once-boring space into a welcoming sanctuary. 

  1. Incorporating Several Styles

Homeowners will tend to shift their focus towards a specific house style. From contemporary to modern, you have a lot of options. The only problem with selecting a style for your home is you need to keep the style consist. When homeowners veer away from their style selection, it can potentially make the house feel off balanced. To help assure that it flows properly, we recommend sticking to one style.

  1. Using Outdated Hardware.

Take pride in your home’s appearance by updating the small things. Door knobs, handles, towel bars, and light fixtures can all be replaced with a more updated model. This will help your home look up to date. 

  1. Owning Uncomfortable/Formal Seating

The comfort of your furniture can be an essential part of a happy home. If you own a stiff sofa or hard dining room chairs, you may avoid using the space altogether. Instead, we recommend buying furniture that is a little more cozy than decorative. 

  1. Showing Off Clutter

Along with our “having too much decor” tip, we recommend cutting back on clutter. This means extra furnishings, fixtures, and decor. If the room feels bulky, it can begin to feel overwhelming and unwelcoming. To help cut back on clutter, clear everything except for the necessities. Starting with a blank canvas will help you refocus your design and incorporate the items you want in the room. 

 

What decorating mishaps to you try to avoid? We would love to hear your comments and feedback below. 


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How to Add Patterns into Your Space

Patterns are a fantastic way to add interest and uniqueness to any space. From fabrics to wallpaper, patterns can be found nearly everywhere in a room. However, there is such a thing as too many patterns in one place. So where do we draw the line? To help you in your search for the perfect balance of patterns, we have created a guide to help you add patterns into your space. Let’s take a look! 

 

How to Add Patterns to Your Space:  

Neutral Walls. 

If you are going to choose a patterned wallpaper, you want to make sure that it is neutral. Keeping to neutrals will help create more of a balance in your room and allow you to throw in other patterned pieces without offsetting the entire room. 

 

Balance It Out. 

If you do decide to go with color, make sure you balance out the room. By this we mean, be sure to incorporate the pattern’s color throughout the room. The color repetition will help pull the entire look together and create a perfect symmetry. 

 

Incorporate a Backsplash. 

Of course, we are biased and love backsplashes, but who doesn’t? Backsplashes can come in an array of different patterns and unique designs that you can incorporate into your home. 

 

Work Your Way Up.

If you are working with a small room, you always want to focus on the vertical aspect rather than the horizontal aspect. We say that because you have a lot more vertical space than horizontal space; therefore, it is essential to spend time accentuating the vertical appeal of a room. Vertical stripes can help make your room look more spacious, especially if it is on the walls. 

 

Play Off Of The Pattern. 

Like we said before, you can pull from specific patterns and create a design based off of a single piece in your room. For example, if you have a patterned pillow that you love, try using the colors used throughout the pattern inside of your room. Repeating the color will help create that balance that we were talking about early! 

 

Get Inspired.

If you are looking to gain inspiration, look no further than the outdoors! Right outside of your house, you can find pattern and color inspiration for your room. 

 

The Combo Effect. 

Back in the day, we were told not to mix patterns because they tend to clash and it could potentially look tacky. Well, this is 2018, and we are encouraging you to use those patterns! Now, we want you to be fully aware that some patterns should not be mixed. However, there are an array of different choices that could work well with one another. Here is how you mix patterns: 

Consider the scale of the design. You want to have different scales when mixing patterns. 

Think about the colors. Do the colors work well with one another? Do they maybe even have the same color to tie them together? 

To be safe, try mixing organic patterns with geometric patterns. 

 

 

If you are interested in selecting a patterned backsplash or flooring option for your home, we would love for you to take a look at our wide selection. Please visit us online! We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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10 Ideas for Decorating a Small Place

Most people will live in a small space at some point in their lives. If you are currently living or moving into a small place, we have ten tips to help you conquer the tiny area with big possibilities. Let us take a look! 

 

10 Ideas for Decorating a Small Place

  1. Vintage Appeal

If you are moving into an older home or apartment, you may be faced with outdated and brightly colored bathtubs, sinks, toilets, and countertops. We encourage you to let the pastels work towards your advantage. Dress up the bathroom with matching pieces that accent the colors and bring the room full circle. 

  1. New Expressions.

Transform your dull, old furniture into a fresh, new piece with a fresh coat of paint. You can even replace the knobs and handles to make it look more modern. 

  1. Staggered Shelving

Wall shelving is a must in a small space. It provides ample storage without taking away from your valuable floor space. To make your wall shelving unique, you can stagger the shelves. This will help make a more intricate design and provide a space for your artwork and decor pieces. 

  1. Take on Open Storage

Some homeowners will veer away at the thought of open storage because it means all of your belongings are out on display. Instead of skipping this idea, we encourage homeowners in small spaces to take advantage of it. It will encourage you to stay organized while providing an interesting decor to the room. 

  1. Make-Shift Entryway

Most small homes and apartments will not have a designated entryway with built-in displays, but you can easily create one! Making an entryway is simple with these few tips: 

    • Add some hooks to hang your coats and bags. 
    • Include a bench or seating for putting on your shoes. 
    • Finish it off with a mirror and simple decor pieces to make it your own. 
  1. Mirror, Mirror on The Wall

Mirrors are one of the best-kept secrets for a home. If placed correctly, you can angle them to reflect the natural light from the outdoors and brighten up your space. 

  1. In The Clear.

Glass furnishings can be one of your saving graces for a small home. The glass helps make the room look larger and it helps create a stylish finish. 

  1. No Shade

To help make your room look bigger, remove the shades off of your lamps. Letting more light flow throughout the room can open up your space.  

  1. The Magic of a Bookcase

Bookcases are an amazing piece of decor because they are stylish and functional. Adding a bookcase to your living room can provide a place for extra storage. Be sure to dress up your bookcase with decor pieces and essential items to make it worthwhile. 

  1. Smart Storage

Our last pro-tip for you is to angle your furniture against walls then store baskets behind it. This is a simple hack to get more storage out of a small space. 

 

Are you looking to add coziness to your small space? Try adding a chic, stylish rug in one or all of your rooms. With a wide selection available, we would love to help you choose!

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Tips for Creating a Family-Friendly Kitchen

Kitchens can be an important aspect of a home. From family dinners to holiday meals, your kitchen has been through it all. A lot of laughs and smiles have been apart of your kitchen and you may want to emphasize on it being family-friendly. Well, where do you begin? To start, we have created five simple tips to help you make a kitchen that is perfect for you and your family.

 

Five Tips for Making a Family-Friendly Kitchen:

Tip #1: Easy-to-Clean + Easy-to-Maintain

With large or small families, things tend to get messy. To help combat the mess, we recommend buying easy-to-clean/easy-to-maintain features. Your floors and countertops should be the least of your worries during an accidental spill or mess. Be sure to purchase durable features to make sure that your home is more forgiving when accidents occur. 

Tip #2: Extra Storage

If your kitchen does not have plenty of storage, you will find yourself frustrated and overwhelmed. During a remodel, you want to make sure that your kitchen is full of storage space for food, dishes, and other kitchen essentials. 

Tip #3: Open Floor Plan

An open floor plan is an excellent idea for parents trying to keep an eye on their children while they are cooking dinner. Plus, this open arrangement makes for a continual flow between your living room and kitchen. This will help allow you to talk and spend time with one another even if you are in “separate rooms.” 

Tip #4: Plenty of Seating

To make a kitchen family-friendly, you want to invite each other’s company. That means you need to have plenty of seating for everyone. If your family loves to gather around one another, you could install bar seating. This will allow your kids do their homework while you cook. 

Tip #5: Fun Features

While remodeling your kitchen, you have the chance to add new and exciting features. Get creative and explore the different interests you and your family have. Maybe you want to add an ice cream bar, an espresso stand, or a wine cooler. A remodel is a time make it special for you and your family. 

 

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Taking Care of Kid’s Clutter

A child’s bedroom or playroom can be one of the most problematic rooms to organize because the room is constantly in use. Once you organized one area of the room, another mess shows up on the other side. With the constant battle on clutter, we have seven solutions to help you fight back and organize like a pro. Let us get started! 

 

Taking Care of Kid’s Clutter

 

Tip #1: Color Coded

A color-coded organizational system can come in handy for not only you but also your children. You can purchase different bins/baskets in a variety of colors and each color will represent a different category. For example, red would represent your coloring supplies and blue would represent your stickers. The color coded system can also help younger children learn their colors and differentiate between the categories. 

Tip #2: Hidden Treasures

Treasures boxes or toy bins are a solution best left to the past. They lead to chaos and clutter in a kid’s playroom. Instead of having to dig around for each of the toys, you can divide toys into separate bins. Whether you use the color coded system or a different organizational tactic, we always recommend storing your items in a variety of bins. This will lessen the child’s difficulty in finding their toy. 

Tip #3: Fully Cornered

You are able to purchase cabinets that tuck away in the corners of your room. These cabinets are subtle yet extremely functional for busy parents. They provide you with more space in the room and a beautiful storage option.

Tip #4: Roll-Away.

The space underneath your child’s bed is optimal storage space. The items placed in roll-away bins can be out-of-sight and out-of-mind. This is the perfect storage solution for seasonal clothing or items that your child has outgrown.  

Tip #5: Wall to Wall

Your walls are the perfect place to store items that you do not want your child to reach on its own. Just place a wall shelf high enough that your child cannot reach it. 

Tip #6: Double Duty

Take a look at your child’s toys and try to find the more decorative pieces. After you have found your favorites, you can use some of your child’s toys as the room’s decor. This allows the toy to be multi-purpose by giving it a decorative and functional purpose.

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Money-Saving Bathroom Updates

Are you looking for budget-friendly ways to decorate your bathroom without breaking the bank? If so, we have eight genius money-saving tips that will have your bathroom looking brand new for a fraction of the price. Let us take a look! 

 

Money-Saving Bathroom Updates

  1. Add Glitz.

Making your space sparkle and shine does not need to break the bank. You can add glitz and glam with a gorgeous statement mirror above your sink. 

  1. Revamp Your Cabinetry

If your cabinets are looking run-down and worn-out, it may be time to revamp them. With some new paint and hardware, you can make your cabinets look brand new. While painting, be sure to remove all hardware from the door and replace it with a new, updated choice once the paint has dried. 

  1. Get Organized

While you are making some updates and changes to your bathroom, it would not hurt to get some organizing done. Take some time to clean out your medicine cabinet, drawers and linen closet. Afterwards, you can buy some drawer organizers to keep your cabinets clutter-free. 

  1. Brighten It Up.

A beautiful bathroom begins with proper lighting. If you do not allow the right amount of light to flow throughout the space, your bathroom will not live up to its potential. To help you create more light flow, you want to focus on your curtains and light fixtures. 

  • Light Fixtures
  1. Do you have enough lighting?
  2. Are your light fixtures placed in the correct areas of the room?
  3. Do your light fixtures produce a good amount of lighting?
  4. Are your light fixtures visually appealing?
  • Curtains

You want to choose non-bulky, lightweight curtains that are able to be opened and closed at a moment’s notice. 

  • Pro-Tip: Open your curtains during the daytime to let natural light inside of your bathroom. 
  1. Incorporate 5-Star Amenities

You can have all of the feels of being at a five-star resort without necessarily leaving your home. Just place simple amenities around your bathroom like candles, lotion, and body spray. 

  1. Delicate Details.

Antique stores are great places to look for delicate finishing touches for your bathroom walls. If you need a rustic wall shelving or hooks, look at your local antique shop for inspiration. 

  1. Repurpose Unused Furniture

Do you have a piece of furniture that is left unused? Repurpose it into the perfect piece for your bathroom.

  1. Set The Tone

Generally, it is a good idea to stick with neutral tones in your bathroom. The neutral tones help create a relaxing energy and make the room easier for decorating purposes. 

 

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Budget-Friendly Kitchen Storage Ideas

Are you running out of room in your kitchen? Do you need an affordable fix for all of your kitchen storage? We have eight solutions for you! Here are our budget-friendly kitchen storage ideas for the busy homeowner: 

 

Budget-Friendly Kitchen Storage Ideas:

  1. Over-The-Cabinet-Organizers. 

We are sure that by now you have heard of over-the-door organizers because we constantly rave about them. But they are not limited to your doorways, you can now purchase over-the-cabinet organizers. Over-the-cabinet organizers are the perfect solution for your stuffed kitchen cabinets. They can provide more storage opportunities in your kitchen cabinets. 

  1. Floating Shelf

Floating shelves are a great option if you have available wall space. They provide stylish storage without taking away from your valuable floor space. Plus, you can incorporate decor pieces onto the shelves to make them trendy and efficient. 

  1. Hanging Basket

Hanging baskets are not only for plants, but they can actually also hold your kitchen items! They are perfect for storing extra food, utensils, and miscellaneous in a chic basket. 

  1. Open Shelving System

Open shelving is a great option for homeowners who have stunning dish-ware that they want to display. To create an open shelving system, just remove the doors from your cabinetry. 

  1. Bookshelf

Bookshelves are not only for storing books nowadays; you can actually use them for your kitchen items. Cookbooks, kitchen utensils, food, and dish-ware can all be arranged on your stylish bookshelf. 

  1. Magnetic Strip

Are you looking for a place to store your knives? Adding a magnetic strip to your kitchen wall can transform your workspace into a chef’s paradise. 

  1. Wall Hooks.

Put your utensils on display by placing hooks on your kitchen’s wall. This trendy solution can make cooking easier and more efficient for the homeowner. 

  1. Hanging Pot Rack

If you need more storage, look up and you will find the perfect space for pots and pans. Hanging a pot rack can help clear up cabinet space and create a more useful kitchen for you. 

 

We hope you enjoyed these eight budget-friendly kitchen storage ideas. For more tips and tricks, be sure to check back weekly.

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The Coziest Home For Winter

With winter in full force, our home’s coziness can begin to become more important. After a long day of work or activities, there is nothing quite like cozying up to a warm fire. The warm days have passed and our home begins to become a more frequently used place. While you are trying to avoid any cold weather, we have five tips for making your home cozy for the winter. Let us take a look! 

 

How to Make Your Home Cozy For The Winter

  1. Snuggled Up. 

A good blanket can make all the difference on a cold winter night. Spend your time and invest in quality blankets that could potentially last you a lifetime. There is nothing quite as amazing as snuggling up with your favorite blanket while it is chilly outside. 

  1. Drink Up.

Get cozy by the fire with a warm cup of your favorite hot drink. You can even make a hot drink bar in your kitchen for a special winter treat. Just place your favorite drink ingredients in stylish canisters for a beautiful hot drink bar. 

  1. Warm Up

A warmly toned color scheme can be just what you need during the winter months. Warm color schemes tend to make a room feel more cozy and warm for homeowners. You can find the perfect warm finish to your room by choosing one of these warm colors: 

    • Tan
    • Beige
    • Brown
    • Maroon
    • Rusty Red
    • Red
    • Red-Orange
    • Orange
    • Orange-Yellow
    • Yellow 
  1. Layer Up

By adding more layers, you can instantly add coziness to your space. Rugs, blankets, and pillows will fill the space with comfort and provide texture to your room. 

  1. Cozy Up

As flooring experts, we understand how important a quality rug can be. We believe that coziness starts with your floors. We recommend adding a fluffy rug to your space if you have hardwood floors. This can instantly make your space more inviting and comfortable for you and your guests. 

 

Creating a cozy home begins with proper flooring. Let us help you create a warm and welcoming environment! Contact us today for more information and pricing. We look forward to working with you.

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