Bathroom Remoldeling Tips

  • Bathroom Mistakes are Avoidable

    How a bathroom functions is the best indicator of great design, and one that looks terrific, but doesn't work well is certainly problematic. Therefore, a well-designed bath is efficient, easy to maintain, cost effective to implement, and beautiful too. Read our blog below to avoid these bathroom mistakes homeowners’ always regret not thinking about before starting.

    It is always advantageous to examine the errors that others have previously made, before carefully choosing a design. Below are three common avoidable bathroom mistakes: Continue reading

  • Teen Bathroom Ideas

    The teenage years are a complicated stage in life, and it may be challenging to inspire a teenager's happiness. However, most teens enjoy expressing their personalities through décor, and their bathroom should also reflect their taste. Often teenagers have favorite colors or themes that they would like to incorporate and the creative process can be an ideal way for parents to share the experience while creating lasting memories by reading our blog on teen bathroom ideas. Continue reading

  • Bathroom Wallpaper

    A terrific way to add visual interest to your bathroom is through the use of wallpaper. Bathrooms and powder rooms offer a great opportunity to utilize splashes of bold, or unique bathroom wallpaper in these more intimate spaces, which could overwhelm if used in larger areas.

    Start Your Bathroom Wallpaper Project

    bathroom wallpaperWhen picking bathroom wallpaper, humidity, moisture, and proper ventilation must be taken into consideration. For example, a powder room will have considerably less
    exposure to damp conditions than a bathroom that is frequently used for showering and bathing, or one that is without adequate ventilation. The wallpaper should list its properties, including water resistance, and whether it is washable. Consider vinyl wall covering for maximum humidity resistance and ability to withstand scrubbing. Continue reading

  • Select the Right Vanity: 3 Easy Tips

    One of the most important items in a bathroom is the vanity, and with the vast array of styles available today, it's hard to know which to choose. A vanity is more than just for storage, it’s a decorative furnishing and the space where you get ready and start your day, every day. To help you select the right vanity for you begin by checking out these guidelines.

    Follow these tips to select the right vanity:

    Tip #1:

    Consider style, such as rustic, industrial, modern, contemporary, or natural. Continue reading

  • Spring Cleaning: Your Renewed Bathroom

    YAY! Spring cleaning is here! The spring season is a popular time for renewing your home, and it's a great time to consider how to bring a fresh new look to your bathroom. Start with a deep down cleaning, then spring for some new towels, washcloths, bathmat, and a shower curtain, and you're off to great start. They're a terrific way to add color and texture to a dull looking room.

    Start Small:

    Hang some art you love to add charm and beauty, and then add a plant or cut flowers, along with candles, lotions, or soaps in pleasing scents. Nothing says spring cleaning like fresh smells. Then, take a look at your bathroom and decide which of these further steps could help update your bathroom's style and function. Continue reading

  • Bathroom Remodel: Running Down All of the Possible Expenses

    bathroom remodel, bathroom remodeling, bathroom renovation costsWritten by Stephanie Lynch of Howmuchisit.org

    Pricing a bathroom remodeling job can be extremely difficult without seeing the job first hand because so many factors are involved.  However, if you want to know which factors can affect the over pricing, I created a simple checklist of things a contractor is going to look at when pricing a bathroom remodel.

    Permits and Testing

    Remember, there are a number of permits and tests that need to be considered during your bathroom remodel. These permits include the following and can cost anywhere from $100 to more than a few hundred, depending on where you live. Continue reading

  • Add Resale Value: Adding a Bathroom or Remodeling

    The Goal: Add Resale Value & Be Happier

    When deciding to update a current bathroom or add an extra bathroom, resale value is only one of the considerations. A new or remodeled bathroom can not only help you sell your home when it's time, but can enhance your life with convenience, comfort, and style while you're living in it. Add resale value to your home and be happier until the sale happens!

    Thinking like the Prospective Buyers

    Typically, bathrooms are one of the most important features for prospective buyers. Buyers often seek a home that has about the same number Continue reading

  • Bathroom Remodeling: 5 Common Misconceptions

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    bathroom renovation, bathroom remodeling, misconceptions of remodeling Bathroom remodeling can seem overwhelming at first…Whether you’re tackling the remodel yourself, or you’re hiring someone to do the work for you, there are several essential items to help make right decisions. Similarly, there are a few misconceptions that we often hear when it comes to bathroom remodeling. In this week’s blog, we reveal five common misconceptions about bathroom remodeling that you need to know, to ensure your job goes smoothly.


    Bathroom Remodeling Misconception #1: Buy Before You’ve Planned Out the Project to Get a Head Start

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  • Pet Friendly Bathrooms: Design Yours

    Approximately 65% of households in the U.S. own a pet, yet they are often overlooked when it comes to planning a bathroom remodel. Those who have four-legged family members love their animals, and also want to have stylish bathrooms that are fresh and beautiful. Be sure to make your pet friendly bathrooms stylish and functional. Read this edition of DECOLAV's Stay in the Know! to learn how.

    Pet Friendly Bathrooms: All About the Furry Babies

    Although a dog bath may traditionally have consisted of a garden hose and a pail filled with soapy water, many people now want to make a bathing area specifically for their pets. It is often ideal to place this bath or shower within a garage, walkout basement, screened patio, or mudroom, so they can be cleaned and dried before entering the rest of the house. An area with ceramic tile flooring is the most practical choice for pets, as it's basically waterproof and scratch proof. Continue reading

  • Bath Renovation Realities

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    Home renovation is always very exciting in the early stages...we make Pinterest boards of our dream bathroom, spend much our free time online looking at tile, lighting, plumbing fixtures, and cabinets. Often we buy stacks of Home Design magazines, watch home renovation tv shows for hours on end, and survey friends, family and co-workers who have recently renovated about their experiences. There is an excitement about the whole process, and in the end, there will be a beautiful new bathroom.....and if it goes anything like the tv shows, it will be done under budget, in a matter of days, right?! ;) Let's get started on the demolition! I'm going to bring you through a survival guide to get through any bath renovation with some of the realities you may endure, and how to handle it. Continue reading

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