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Bathroom Vanities

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

When we think of the bathroom, we think of how we can get ourselves clean with a nice shower and maybe warm water in the tub. We would like to get whatever is possible for our own baths. Sometimes we just add or replace some things like bathroom or tub faucets, cabinets and mirrors. All of the things that is needed or can be added to a bathroom can be found at www.qualitybath.com. There are even air tubs, jacuzzis and whirlpools that can be placed and enjoyed in the bathroom for a better bathing experience. Whatever it is that a bathroom will need can be found there, even lighting fixtures that would complement or fit nicely into the whole design of the bathroom.

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Hardware and Industrial Supplies

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Trying to improve your own house can be a very big project. Though there are some who just do small improvement, there are others who are good with their hands and are able to renovate a room or a part of their house. The things that they need are the right tools and supplies for their project. If hardware or industrial supplies are needed, one can check out Reid Supply which has lots of different hardware available for renovation needs or if someone needs to add fans, ducting, airconditioners and even walls and windows. It would really be a big achievement when the project has been finished.

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Keeping the Tub Warm

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

There are times when we would just like to go in the shower or relax in a warm tub after a tiring day. It’s really refreshing and it takes away some of our stress. We also like warm baths especially in the cold season. To keep the tub warm, some people use hot tub covers. They are not ordinary covers that just keep the tub clean but covers that even keep the warmth inside the tub and the cold weather outside. It is nice to have a warm tub ready when you come home.

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Keeping the Tub Clean

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

There are some homes with their own bath tubs or spas. Dipping in hot water is one way to relax and clean the body. But the tub is not always used and has to be kept clean. If it’s going to take a while before it’s going to be used again, there are spa covers that can be used to keep the bacteria out. It is nice to relax in a and clean tub that is always ready when you need it.

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Update your Home Accents and Design

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Modern contemporary home design, like comfort and beauty, does not always come in expected and recognizable forms. Scale, rhythm, and proportions are often realized in startling forms. The look of modern contemporary style has smooth and unbroken linear appeal. To foster this, fabrics are usually solid shades or quiet tone-on-tones that are softly textured. To delineate areas for dining, entry or sleeping, rugs are placed to also add a grand touch of art on the floor.

The texture of accents is important to prevent monotony in the modern contemporary home style and so are occasional accent colors in the living room to make an interesting focal point. The textures are supple and sumptuous. If you have a good eye, you can update your home accents and design and add a classy carpeting that takes on radiance from shining mirrors in your modern contemporary conversation area.

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Tub Cover

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

It’s a relaxing feeling being in the tub once in a while. It helps relax the body aside from clean it. It’s different when you have a tub at home. But sometimes it’s not used or it’s not used often. It just accumulates dirt or the kids just play in them. It may be good to cover the hot tub when it’s not being used. There are hot tub covers that are strong enough to sit on and even played on by kids. At least they won’t be playing inside the tub like it’s a slide.

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Tiles

Monday, February 1st, 2010

We always try to improve our homes. It may be just adding something here and there or renovating some parts of it to make it look different or modern. Sometimes, others really don’t notice the change but feel different somehow. There was a time when we went to a friend’s house and their floor was lined with wood. I’ve gotten so used to it being there that when I went back there I didn’t notice that they already took it apart and it showed white clean tiles. It only occurred to me at that time when I was thinking there was something different with how the whole room looked. It did become an improvement and somehow it looked cleaner. Maybe because each tile was so white and clean which somehow gave the whole room a different feel. It’s also easier to clean because it seems like the dirt are easily swept with a broom or some cloth.

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Walk in Tubs

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

No doubt life has become much more stressful especially in these trying times. No wonder then that the worldwide wellness industry has become popular. Stressed-out workers and and business owners are finding more ways to seek refuge from their worries and find a place of where to relax.

But what greater way it is if you pamper yourself in the very convenience of your own home. You can maximize your bath time and at the same time pamper yourself  by adding walk in tubs that freshen up any bathroom. This is also great for anyone who suffers from any ailment and has safety concerns associated with independent bathing as opposed to the conventional bath tub. You are sure to enjoy a year-round pampering and need not go anywhere far if you have a walk in tub in your house.

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Practical Paint-Based Faux Finishes

Monday, November 30th, 2009

If you have the luxury of time and a huge budget, it’s better to have genuine surface materials. However, if you’re a little low on cash or can’t wait for a time-tempered natural finish to occur (antiquing, for example), take heart, a little cheating won’t hurt. Faux finishes are almost as good as the real thing!

Don’t know where to start? Check out these paint-based faux finishes below.

Antiquing and Verdigris

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This mimics the patina that metals acquire over time. The natural greenish-bluish tones of verdigris can be duplicated when a piece of metal or plastic is exposed to heat and combined with acids. The trick is to apply the layers in uneven arbitrary patches for a more natural look.

Marbling

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This age-old classic finish emulates various natural marble veins, including carrara marbling which involves dipping a thin brush in black gaze and sweeping a softening brush in light, random strokes to create the characteristic marble pattern. Serpentine marbling, on the other hand, is achieved by rubbing oil paint on a surface using a tissue paper.

Faux Bois (Fake Wood)

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The subtle grains and lines of wood furniture or surface can be easily recreated. If done well, you can even replicate the book matching veins and knots of expensive wood veneers.

Paint Spattering

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This easy and popular finish employs tiny paint dots in a variety of colors for a rich yet effortless-looking surface accent on walls. The “spattering” effect is achieved by thumping a loaded paintbrush (or old toothbrush against a screen for small surfaces) against a stick to spatter it in different directions.

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Do’s for the Client-Designer Relationship

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

A good client-designer relationship is the key to the project’s success. If you have found the right interior designer for your home, remember these pointers to produce your dream interior:

inte1. Do build a foundation of communication and trust. As in any relationship, constant feedback, listening, and trusting each other pave the way to great synergy. Think of the project as collaboration where the first few meetings will be focused on getting to know each other. As you interact more, you will start feeling more comfortable. Make that extra effort to start things right and ignite a productive chemistry between the two of you. Lay the groundwork for mutual trust, respect and professionalism from day one.
2. Do set your meetings in Advance. So you want the project done in time for your fabulous birthday bash? Then plan your house ahead, too. Meetings between you and the designer are vital to keep things moving at the right pace. Decisions are sometimes delayed not because of a lack of information or indecisiveness, but rather because of a lack of a common time to discuss and decide. Setting these meetings in advance at proper, regular intervals (usually weekly meetings are ideal) allows both parties to adjust their schedules.
3. Do communicate with pictures ad material swatches. Briefing your designer using descriptive words like “modern, soothing and casual” is a good starting point. But don’t stop there; collect pictures from magazines, material swatches or samples, and other visual and tactile references. Show what you like and what you don’t like, as design is subjective and words can mean different things to different people. Do your homework, and provide your designer with concrete visual and tangible references.

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