Remodeling your bathroom doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank or taking out a second mortgage on your home, but what it does mean is a well thought out master plan, some drawings and a calculator. Think in terms of an artist starting out with a blank canvas, he or she has their own unique design concepts for what they perceive as art. Creating your dream bathroom takes on a similar approach in that we must first decide on look we are trying to achieve.
With several design platforms to choose from starting with the century old Victorian bathroom that were characterized by claw-footed roll top baths, sculpted pedestal basins, free standing showers enclosures and sometimes a matching bidet.
Today’s modern bathrooms are depicted by the ever changing styles from year-to-year.
Recent modern designs include sleek, straight and geometric lines with white remaining the prevalent choice in bathroom furnishings sporting ultra mod bath and basin mixer taps in polished chrome.
Depending on the size of bathroom, keep in mind that less is best in the way of accessorizing. Over powering the look of the bathrooms with numerous accessories tends to make a small room appear even smaller unless you are utilizing bathroom mirrors which lends way to a more open space. On the other hand when working with a large area, modern bathroom accessories are a welcomed addition to give the bathroom a finished look.
Traditional bathrooms tend to focus more on architectural details bringing nature inside. With the inspired look of wood such as oak, maple, and beech shelves and cabinets, wood finishes enhance the mood by giving the bathroom a warm earthy tone, similar to a country or rustic looking bathroom.
Once you have selected the style of bathroom, think about how you will be using the space. … Continue Reading
Good design is defined as unity of design and a timeless look. But to achieve unity and an evergreen look one must give consideration to all the principles of design. Remodeling your kitchen and bathroom is so much more than selecting fixtures and painting the walls. A good remodel will have a well thought out design concept that begins with the principles of design as its foundation.
The principles are balance, rhythm, emphasis/focal point, scale, proportion, and harmony/unity. In order to have a better understanding of these concepts we will look at each at it pertains to bathroom remodel planning and kitchen planning.
Let’s start with balance which is the distribution of the visual weight of objects, colors, textures and space. On a recent powder room design a client requested tile to be installed above the vanity all the way up the wall and considered tiling the whole wall not just above the vanity. The powder room being very small could only visually support a small amount of tile without making the space feel bulky or heavy. Based on the principle of balance we opted for less is more and decided not to do the whole wall. Thought was also given to the light pendants we chose, again wanting to keep the room balanced we chose streamline lights that had very little bulk and clear glass to keep the balance of the space feeling light. These decisions helped the design of this small room feel spacious even with the lack of square footage.
Moving onto rhythm. The easiest way to create rhythm within a space is to repeat elements of design which can include line, shape, texture, color, pattern and light. In a recent bathroom project we used floral like mosaic in the shower, on the floor and on an … Continue Reading
On the subject of reworking rooms in a home, maybe the most popular of all rooms to transform could be the kitchen. Once this area of the old kitchen was partitioned off with a stud wall with the plasterboard in place over the wood stud body, and entry knocked via to the adjoining living room, we might then make a begin on converting it right into a cloakroom.
However, this isn’t a small time commitment: when you have a fairly small kitchen with 20 or so cabinets and also you average 40 minutes per cupboard, that is over thirteen hours – and you must find someplace to store those cabinets until they are installed, too.
Full kitchen remodeling is often an concerned process. Buy a solar energy system to add value to the house and use the money I save on electrical energy to make small enhancements each few months. Many of the kitchen remodeling software may be very consumer-pleasant; the steps are as simple as 1-2-3 or A-B-C.
These ten concepts can save time on your kitchen remodel. Most traditional showers have tiled partitions. This fashion also usually uses salvaged wood, outdated restored cupboards, and vintage type appliances (though they could still be brand new and vitality efficient).
In contrast to a standard wall radiator as a result of it fits behind the plinth beneath one of your kitchen cabinets (base unit) it does not take up any usable area in your kitchen. Another professional to reworking your kitchen is the truth that you’ll, primarily, be getting a new kitchen.… Continue Reading