Choosing Paint Colors

If you are repainting an area, or painting a new wall for the first time, there is a lot to think about. The color has to go with your furniture, and must not contrast against the carpet or curtains. It has to be a color that you like enough to live with every day, as well as being something that makes the room feel bigger or warmer. How are you supposed to get all of that right?! Well, there are a few simple tricks and tips you can follow to make the process a bit easier. If you are struggling to choose your paint colors, start here for the best way to move forward.

Start With a Small Area

 

The first thing to think about is testing colors. You can never really envision how they will look until you get them on the wall, so try testing them on a small area. If you need to see a full wall to visualize it properly, then choose a smaller room or a feature wall which has a smaller surface area. This will mean that you have less effort to waste if you decide afterwards that you do not like the color. Also bear in mind that dark color samples will be more difficult to paint over with light colors.

Change the Mood

Think about how color affects mood. If you want a dramatic room, go for strong colors. To make a room tranquil and quiet, go for cool colors and neutrals. Warmer and brighter colors make for an inviting atmosphere which encourages socialising, while formality can be achieved with blues and greens. Think about the direction you want to go in before you get started on choosing colors as this can have an impact on the feeling of the room.

Look at Lighting

The way light falls on a color can change it! Make sure that you view your sample painting areas in daylight, and with the lights on when it is dark outside. This will make the color look different, and you want to know whether you like it in all lights. Bear in mind that each type of lighting will look best with certain colors. Natural daylight will always give you the truest shade.

Consider the Ceiling

You can also paint your ceiling in a different color than white in order to make a strong impression. If it is complementary to the wall and carpet, you will have a great effect. This is an unusual choice and most people would not consider it, but you do not have to go wild with this option. How about a softer shade of the color you have chosen? If it is only a few steps away from white, the effect will be subtle – but it will make a huge difference to the overall impression of the room. This is a great way to create a strong look without having to go over the top. You will certainly appreciate it!

Modern Amenities in a Master Bedroom Addition

Modern-Master-Bedroom-Ideas-within-Asian-Bedroom-ThemeMaster bedrooms are one of the rooms in the home where you want the most convenience. Since you spend your nights there, as well as your waking hours, you want to make sure you have everything you need without having to wander around the house exhausted or bleary-eyed.  Therefore, it’s important to have a room with all of the modern amenities and ample storage space. Here are five things to strongly consider when planning your next master bedroom remodel.

Closet Space with Strong Organization

Walk-in closets have become a must for many master bedrooms. Not every home may have space for a true walk-in space, but the last thing you want is a closet that just has things piled up on top of each other. Even having simple wire racks can make a difference. To be fair, bigger the better is in fact true when it comes to closets. Closet avalanches as soon as you open the door aren’t just something you see in the movies, so anything you can do to prevent the closet from becoming a hoarding zone is a good idea.

State-of-the-Art Entertainment in Your Bedroom

Watching a movie or your favorite show in bed is quite a popular activity nowadays. A flat screen TV is pretty much a necessity for most bedrooms today. It’s good to have some entertainment storage nearby for favorite Blu-Rays and DVDs, as well as necessary multimedia players or gaming consoles for apps such as Netflix or Hulu.

Convenient Master Bath Storage

One of the most important aspects of a master bedroom is the master bath. It should have plenty of storage space for bath necessities and towels. Double sinks are quite popular, especially for couples, and this style should allow for plentiful cabinet storage underneath. The storage space should also be very easily accessible and, if space allows, walk-in style is a growing trend.

Walk-In Shower Stall

Speaking of walk-ins, no one wants to bump into the walls or turn sideways to move around in the shower. This is one reason walk-in showers have grown in popularity. Another trend has been to make use of multiple shower heads within one unit. When space allows, there may even be a dedicated shower room with 4 or more shower heads for convenience and luxury.

Whirlpool and/or Sauna Baths for Added Luxury

Because the master bathroom is seen as a place of rest and relaxation, not just any bathtub will do. Since most people prefer to take showers on a daily basis nowadays, when it comes to baths people are looking for a long soak, often after a long week or just to pamper themselves. This is why whirlpool and/or sauna styles are a widespread trend for master bath additions. These are the ultimate in luxury and come in many sizes, styles, and price ranges. Again, space is a consideration, so a whirlpool/sauna is not for everyone. If there is room, however, these baths are the perfect finishing touch for any master bathroom.

 

The Need To Know When Buying A Bathroom Sink

If you are considering renovation your bathroom or just plan on replacing a broken or old sink for a stylish new design, there are a few things you should know before you dive in head first.

1) Consider if you want to keep your existing faucet and attach it to the new sink or not. If so, then you will need a sink with the same faucet specification or holes for installation as the previous one.  The different kind you can get are single hole sinks, four inch three hole sibathroom-sinknks and widespread or eight inch three hole sinks. There is also a host of other specialist facets that require very specific installations and some may require their own sink.

2) The faucet specification aside, there are many different kinds of sinks and vanities you can get: wall mounted sink, pedestal sink, vessel sink and vanity, framed sink drop-in sink, under-mount sink, and cabinet style vanity.

  1. Wall mounted sinks speak for themselves, literally fastened to the wall. This is a very common compact design of sink.
  2. A pedestal sink has a central column that supports the main weight of the sink while simultaneously hiding the plumbing inside of it. The sink is also oftentimes fastened to the wall using silicon for extra support and stability.
  3. A vessel sink and vanity combo is a relatively recent arrival in the bathroom scene. It has a sink that stands atop a countertop with a vanity cabinet for storage and to hide the pluming. They come in many shapes and design, but the basic premise is that the sink is a floating vessel to hold water above the counter top. Most commonly seen with a class vessel.
  4. Framed sinks also commonly come with a vanity, but instead of being on top of the counter they are sunk in, so that they fit in flush with the counter top. This also allows for most water faucets to be placed on the counter top for ease of use. There is normally as frame where the sink connects to the countertop to hide the seam. This is also where the name comes from because most framed sink designs will have a frame.
  5. Drop-in sinks are basically framed sinks except, instead of a frame a drop-in sink has an oversized lip for the hole in the countertop allowing them to just drop in. you can install these in just about any counter top.
  6. Under-mount sinks have the sink mounted just underneath the countertop so that there is a gap between the sink and the width of the countertop. This is a very sleek and modern design. However, they can only be fitted to solid type countertops such as stone, granite or some synthetic composite types such as laminate. Like framed and drop-in sinks the pluming is hidden within the vanity.

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