Using the same color tiles (like Travetine) in different sizes, shapes and finishes provides your bathroom with a level of detail that makes it special.
When using wood in the bathroom, be sure it is painted or sealed well against moisture.
Regardless of whether you are planning to keep your home for the long run or just a few years it is important to have a perfectly functional kitchen for yourself not for the future buyer.
Today’s kitchens are more than just places to prepare meals. Effective lighting is essential within a kitchen and needs to be focused on the working areas.
Whenever possible install a utility sink in the island to create a fully functional food-preparation area.
Undergoing a kitchen renovation will usually prevent you from being able to use the kitchen. You will have to make alternative arrangements for dinner and plan on living around a mess for a while.
Make sure there is countertop landing space of either side of the cook top.
Set the budget and add 10 % for unexpected expenses. If you absolutely need to, you can alter the budget later but this will provide you with a good guide line.
Leaving one wall open without cupboards makes the room interesting and inviting. It is monotonous to have a wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling room full of cabinets.
Your kitchen is not a showroom so don’t try to make it look like a showroom. The design should be inspired by your family’s lifestyle.