Checklist for Planning A Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation

It is easy to get swayed by the feeling of excitement when you are getting your kitchen and bathroom redone. However, one gets a hard hit when the budget is on paper. Hence, you need to think through and carefully plan for any renovation. It is quite possible to get the rework done within the little resources you have. The only key is to know how to plan and execute what you have planned. You can rope in a few professionals who will help you with the technicalities. Here is how to get started and get going with the kitchens & bathroom renovations.

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Home Improvement for Optimal Value: 6 Projects to Consider

One of the most challenging aspects of home ownership is trying to improve the value of your investment. Some homeowners may be lucky enough to have invested in an area where property values keep rising, but many will need to work on their homes to get their desired increase in value.
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How to Improve Your Small Bathroom By Renovating

Contributed by Oliva Wilson 

Small bathrooms are good as space savers, and owners who really planned it that way are happy with their small bathrooms. But these bathrooms often come with a few problems, and one of them is lack of space for storage of toiletries and another is lack of vents for clearing out the exhaust air. Both problems can be solved with a little planning and some renovation based on that. And here is how you can create wonders even in a small bathroom space to make it one of the coziest bathrooms.

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A Starter Guide to Bathroom Remodeling

Contributed by Dawn Dewey

 

 Your home’s bathroom should feel like a sanctuary. No longer considered a utilitarian space, today’s  bathrooms are a place where you can relax before going to work and unwind after a long day. If this doesn’t sound like your own bathroom, maybe it’s time to plan for an upgrade. Even the smallest modifications can breathe new life into your space. Whether you want to add storage or enhance its appearance and efficiency, remodeling your bathroom provides countless benefits for you and your family.
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Tub Troubles? 5 Tips for Keeping Your Bathtub Drain Unclogged

It’s a rather gross feeling when you step into the shower, turn it on and water almost immediately starts pooling at your feet. This means you have a clogged drain. It’s a common problem that has a few different solutions depending on the source of the clog. Here are five tips for preventing and fixing clogged drains.

Watch What Goes down Sensitive Drains

Older homes are especially prone to clogged drains thanks to out-of-date plumbing. Any liquids full of dust, dirt, pet hair and other substances should not be poured down sensitive drains. You can also use a shower hair trap to keep both human and pet hair from going down the drain.

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Bathroom Benchtops: Choosing The Right One

Contributed by Joseph Webb

You have already invested a lot while constructing your bathroom and it worked out to be perfectly fine. You have the bathtub in place, the colorful skin, and bathroom glass divider too. Now, comes the number of bathroom benchtops. You have to get the best benchtops for your bathroom, which will not just blend with the other amenities in your bathroom, but also prove to be quite durable in nature. The durability of the benchtops solely depends on the kind of product and the materials you have chosen. The market is loaded with so many benchtops these days and you can easily choose the one you like the most.

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Restroom Renovations: When to DIY and When to Call for Backup

You should never rush into a bathroom renovation before planning. Of course, large-scale renovations involving expanding borders should be left to the professionals. Cosmetic upgrades and other minute improvements are, however, open for your interpretation and personal repair.

Here, then, are two instances in which you should call a professional and two times that your DIY drive is enough to get you through the task.

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There is Always Room for Feng Shui in Your Bathroom

Guest post contributed by Diana Smith

Long gone are the days when the bathroom was a mere utility room – over the years, it has become a spot that evokes tranquility, contemplation and the overall peace. These three pillars of well-deserved bathroom isolation aren’t possible without creating a proper Feng Shui atmosphere. Here’s what you can do in order to make this cozy room a tranquil place of contemplation.

Add plants

Placing plants in your bathroom may sound like a weird idea, but this is nothing but a ridiculous misconception. The fact that we evolved from nature means that we are still very much a part of it, and as such, we need to embrace it as much as we can. Simply-put: plants make people feel good. Placing lush plants in your bathroom will freshen the air up and provide that tranquility that everybody needs.
As for meeting the necessary conditions for bathroom plant life, fret not, as a lot of houseplants actually “prefer” the bathrooms’ tropical conditions that include warmth, humidity and low light.
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Elements of a Stunning Vintage-style Bathroom

Guest post contributed by Diana Smith

 
As spaces that don’t see much traffic during the day, bathrooms are often unjustly neglected. Small bathrooms are even more often overlooked, as people instantly relate design with ‘unnecessary accessories and trinkets’. On the contrary, a well-decorated bathroom becomes a warm and welcoming escape pod. Vintage-style bathrooms are popular because of their elegant and classy fixtures. If you have set your heart on a vintage-bathroom remodeling, look for fixtures and decorative pieces that date back to the era when electricity and indoor plumbing were novelties.
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10 Easy Hacks for a Simple Yet Well-Designed Bathroom

Guest post contributed by Katie Jones

Planning our dream bathroom always takes time and effort. We always have second thoughts on how to transform it into a wondrous place. The bathroom is where we spend the least time but absorb most of our attention to it.

Our day starts and ends in the bathroom. This is where we get to relax, unwind, release all the stress and problems that we have accumulated over the day. So we should at least give it a fresh and fabulous look. Here are 10 easy and functional hacks that will aid you in conveying a simple yet stylistic bathroom.

1. Transform cold tile floors into a warm one with a do-it-yourself rug.

All you need is a little creativity together with the yarn and non-stick mat. These mats are not only there to add style but for safety as well. Non-stick mats are very useful in preventing falling accidents in wet areas in your bathroom.
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