Your Mexican style bathroom is bold and colorful. It is inviting and makes you feel happy. You can have your Mexican style bathroom with just a few decorator items and bright bathroom towels all the way to a whole new vanity and new saltillo tile floors. Lets start with the whole bathroom remodel and work our way up to bathroom accessories Mexican style.
The Mexican bathroom floor. Never carpet. Mexican saltillo tile or a glazed Mexican tile will give you the most authentic Mexican bathroom floor. Saltillo tile in a range of terracotta colors to manganese, a rich brown color. Saltillo tiles are made in a variety of shapes. What you see most are squares, six, twelve and sixteen inch. Then there are rounded patterned ones. You can do your bathroom floor overall with one tile or you can create a tile rug using several shapes or sizes of tile.
How to create your Mexican tile rug. Use the twelve or sixteen inch squares on the entire bathroom floor except where you are placing the rug. Then make a border using smaller tiles. These can be broken pieces, colored tiles, patterned tiles or just the small saltillo tile. Then fill the center with the six-inch Mexican saltillo tiles set on a diagonal. For inspiration look at the designs on area rugs.
Mexican style bathroom walls. Paint or tile your walls in bright colors. Continue Reading
(Keep in mind you still have to put on make up and want to complement your pretty skin when choosing your colors). A great way to get that Mexican style is to paint a bold stripe in a chili pepper red or Tucson teal at chair rail height all the way around the room. Paint a lighter color on top and another bold color on the bottom …
Choosing a countertop is one of the biggest decisions that homeowners make during a remodel. Countertops are very noticeable and leave a huge first impression. They are an integral part of the design aesthetic and design language of a kitchen, and they're also one of the most heavily used parts of a kitchen. In short, having a perfect countertop is a vital component of any kitchen or bathroom remodel.
Aside from being important to the design and functionality of a kitchen, new countertops can be extremely expensive. Granite countertops typically cost at least $ 50 / sqft, before installation cost is even factored in. Quartz countertops are now a popular choice for remodels, and they are even more expensive, typically costing $ 75 / sqft. With so much design and practical financial importance on the line, protecting countertops during construction and remodel work with surface protection is an easy decision to make.
During construction, it is common for interior finishes to get damaged and require repair or replacement. Countertops aren't alone in this regard; cabinets and floors are also frequently damaged. However, unlike with a wooden cabinet or a ceramic floor tile, high-end countertops typically can't be repaired if any damage occurs to them. This makes protecting them from damage and blemishes so important.
Fortunately, countertops are en extremely easy finish to protect. Using bespoke countertop protection products such as TackGuard adhesive wrap or traditional countertop films, it only takes one person seconds to wrap a countertop with protection. These countertop protection products keep the finish surface clean and scratch-free for the duration of a project.
A number of other more general surface protection solutions can also be applied to countertops. Multipurpose Protecta-Foam offers foam cushioned impact resistance and a light adhesive that removes cleanly when the project is completed. … Continue Reading
Before I entered into the Kitchen & Bath industry I never thought about the difference between a 4″ spread faucet and an 8″ spread faucet. I grew up in a small, rural town and honestly can’t remember the type of faucet in any house I had seen, including my own. My parents built a new house in the late 70’s so I’m sure all the faucets were 4″ spread or also known as mini faucets. I really never looked or knew the difference.
Even in my 20’s, I owned my home and did a low budget renovation. I had to aleve myself of the 50’s blue from Kohler. Oddly, I don’t really know the official name of the color. I went to Home Depot and bought a new pedestal sink. It had a 4″ spread faucet hole drilling. I thought I was really ‘upgrading’. It definitely was an upgrade but if I had known in advance with a little extra money it would have made a bigger difference.
What is the big deal whether you have a 4″ and 8″ spread faucet? And for many of us… what does that mean anyway! A sink or countertop will determine the faucet spread you need. Holes are drilled to accommodate the faucet. Look at the hole drillings. If you put a measuring tape up to the holes there will be either a 4″ or 8″ spread between them. Please note that in all plumbing situations, you measure from the center of the hole and not the right or left of the hole. All plumbing measures are made from the center of the hole.
The upside with purchasing an 8 inch spread or also know as a widespread faucet is that it tends to be known as ‘higher end’. It means you took … Continue Reading
Kitchens and Bathroom refurbishments are 2 of the most popular home improvement projects. Estate agents claim that these 2 improvements represent the greatest return on investment when its time to sell and move on.
We, as proud homeowners spend a lot of time in our kitchens and bathrooms. Consequently bathroom fitters have many design and installation ideas covering this important area of your home. Whether you want a complete kitchen or bath remodel or you're simply looking for new cabinet hardware and countertops, these contractors can add significant value to your home and your quality of life.
Dealing with your Kitchen and Bathroom installers
Before you contact a reputable kitchen or bathroom fitter have some budget plan decided. Together with your contractor you can discuss design and installation options that fall within your budget.
Its important to adhere to the budget as the variation in specification and prices for kitchens and bathrooms are as diverse as houses themselves a reputable contractor will give impartial advice generally as well as being able to discuss in great detail design and installation issues.
Kitchen and Bathroom specialist or general builders?
Should you choose a dedicated bathroom or kitchen fitter or a general building team? The issue here is that the range of trade skills involved in refurbishing a kitchen or bathroom invariably involves carpentry, electrical, plastering, tiling, plumbing and decorating skills among others. So bearing this in mind, general builders are very suitable to this type of project and work in other areas of home improvement.
How to Find a tradesmen for your kitchen or bathroom project
As we always say, if your bathroom or kitchen project is undertaken by an unqualified fitter or without a written contract then you may experience problems. Using a reputable tradesmen source like www.homepromatch.com [http://www.homepromatch.com] will ensure … Continue Reading
During a kitchen or bath remodel you’ve got plenty of decisions to make. Don’t let the decision-making process of selecting knobs and pulls for your doors and drawers keep you from making progress.
Selecting the best hardware for your cabinets is a way to express your personal style and taste. Whether you choose beautiful ornate handles and knobs, or a sleek and simple design, your cabinetry becomes immediately transformed by the kind of hardware you choose.
Shopping For Cabinet Hardware? 6 Features To Consider Before You Buy
With so many great options available on the market, how do you pick the types of knobs, handles and or drawer pulls that you want for your home? Here are 6 things to consider when shopping for cabinet hardware:
1. Price: The price of cabinet hardware ranges considerably and depends on many different factors including design, quality and materials. Figuring out how many pulls and knobs you need, setting a budget, and looking for options within your price range is a great way to start identifying your options.
2. Style: While the budget decision may be the first step in the process, you cannot forget the overall style and look you are going for with the hardware that you choose. Selecting your options based on the complimentary styles of your cabinets and flooring will help eliminate unattractive pieces. With so many unique options to choose from, style has become a defining factor in the kitchen hardware industry.
3. Material: Cabinet hardware is made from a huge assortment of materials. This includes stainless steel, pewter, porcelain, brass, glass, stone, wood, bronze, crystal, copper and marble. Make sure you choose a high-quality material that looks great with your cabinetry and also offers just the right look and function you want.
4. Shape… Continue Reading