The bathroom, an essential in any household, despite its utility spent a lot of time on the decorating backburner of many homes. In the 1990s, however, the bathroom went through a transformation, ushering in luxurious functionality and taking on more personality and decorative flare in the home. Bathroom fixtures became more numerous, more efficient, and more stylish. Part of the reason for the change is that homes have gotten larger and lives busier, prompting home owners to want and to be able to establish small retreats in their own homes to relax: the bathroom is ideal for this. Also, with growing technology and environmental concerns, the bathroom can function better - EPA regulations require that all new bathroom fixtures have optimized flow rates to not waste water. So whether you´re remodeling to update fixtures in your bathroom or looking to update the look of your bathroom, we´ve got everything you need at the price you want to get your bathroom remodeling job done.
In the 40s, society was recovering from the Great Depression and the second World War, and fashion and style came back with a bang. People finally had enough money to renovate and go shopping and they all wanted a taste of the American dream. Here in 2011, what better way to celebrate surviving our country´s most recent recession than by renovating with a 1940s theme in mind! Read full article
Unless you´re planning on staying the same home for life, any major remodeling or renovating you do should have an eye not only to your own tastes, but also toward increasing the value of your home. Especially if you move fairly often, making sure that you get most (if not all) of your investment back should be a serious consideration in not only the budget and scope of your project, but also in the little details. For an example, many homeowners are updating their bathrooms to a very modern, sleek look these days, but there are a few simple dos and don´ts that can really increase the return on your renovation without cramping your style. Read full article
A steam bath is not the same thing as a sauna. Each has their ups and downs, but both are therapeutic and medicinal. The steam room is the one where the heat is carried on thick clouds of mist emitted from steam heads, and although it might feel more intense than a sauna at first, it is actually a little bit cooler... Read full article
Your kids might not like brushing their teeth, but I´ve never met a small child that didn´t see the bathroom - especially the bathtub - as a place of adventure, and just another room to play in. And, of course, we all want to encourage those feelings to help promote good hygiene. But little ones are also notoriously fickle, and they grow up fast - so before you go painting that big mural of frogs across four walls, consider whether you want to have to re-remodel in five or ten years. If the answer is "not really", you want to start your redesign with two things in your mind: what your kids will love and be able to use, and what you´ll be able to keep once they´re in college. Read full article