Saturday, August 26, 2017

10 Tips For A Luxury Bathroom

Do you want your bathroom to make you feel pampered, the way you feel in luxury bathrooms you enjoy at hotels when traveling? You deserve to feel that wonderful way everyday in your own bathroom. Here are 10 tips to help you to create a luxury bathroom of your own.

1.  Install a heated floor under your tile.
2.  Replace your standard towel bars with an electrical towel warmer.
3.  Proper sizing.  Before you purchase a bathtub or install your shower---try it out dry.
4.  Put a steam unit in your shower.
5.  Toilet with bidet unit attachment.
6.  Make sure you have enough electrical outlets for your daily equipment use.
7.  Install both fixed shower head and a hand-held to double for easier cleaning.
8.  Good lighting is essential for shaving and putting on makeup.
9.  Your vanity should be able to hold all the accessories you need.
10. Before you remodel your bathroom, decide on materials, finishes and color.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Right Sizes Decorating Is Right For Today

An important trend in interior decorating is referred to as "downsizing" however I like to refer to it as "right sizing".  Designers today report that people of all age groups are moving into more right sized arrangements that reflect their current lifestyle and space needs.

The various reasons for home right sizing are:
 - You live in a home that no longer fits your needs.
 - Your home is now an empty nest.
 - You are retired or getting ready to retire.
 - You want to tap into the home equity you have built.
 - You are interested in minimizing stress with less responsibility.
 - You desire a smaller workload.
 - You are interested in an increased cash flow.
 - You want greater lifestyle flexibility.

Right sizing and relocation is a transition and can incur emotional and physical aspects along with the d├ęcor changes. To help you with this transition, a designer and/or organize can assist by providing a comprehensive and personalized approach. The process can begin with space planning and organization to coordination of the move through to post move support and decorating. A great plus a designer provides is experience which results in timeliness and getting the most bang for your budget.

Right sizing is uniquely ;personal and does require planning. Hear is a good outline for organizing:
1. Start by assessing your original home versus the layout of your new space.
2. Go through room by room to sort items into the following categories: what to keep, sell, donate or discard.
3. Coordinate moving from your original home to your new location.
4. Pack and label your boxes for ease of moving your belongings into your new location.
5. Prepare for move-in day by having enough assistance to locate belongings into the right rooms.

One of the keys to a successful right sizing with less stress is to start planning early. You will be prepared for any last minute glitches.