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Time for a Bedroom or Bathroom Refresh?

January is the month of sales for linens and towels, and it is a perfect time to update the look in your bedroom or bathroom. Sure, it would be fantastic to replace everything and start with a fresh coat of paint; however, you may not have the resources to take on that project at this time. The following tips offer a quick and easy bedroom or bathroom refresh that can bring joy to you this weekend!

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Bathroom Update

Whether you are updating a bathroom in a home that you recently purchased or fixing an old one that you’ve tolerated for too long I want to share some of the latest trends and remodeling ideas. Having an old and very used bathroom is the #1 reason that I’ve encountered as to why homeowners want to renovate their bathrooms. This week I want to focus on a summary of ideas to get you thinking about your bathroom remodel and go through the process of choosing what you want to accomplish.

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Small Bathroom Floor and Bath Tile Remodel

Recently, I was working with someone who wanted to remodel their guest bathroom. It was your standard builder tub with drab tile in the shower area. She wanted a contemporary but not trendy look, and I decided it would be fun to share this experience with you and offer some tips. The dilemma is how to update a small old bathroom with no window to have a contemporary but not trendy look and easily compatible for resale. Here are a few ideas:

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Beautiful Bathroom Trend – Gold and Brass

In the past, we have seen bathrooms using whites, creams, and beiges mixed with gold and brass fixtures. There is a new look trending now in bathroom design where you use tones of dark gray or blue with brass or gold fixtures, and the results are stunning!

If you love the idea of adding a touch of gold or brass, check out this bathroom where they mixed polished chrome fixtures and aged-gold accents in the handles on the cabinets, mirror, and light fixtures. 

Do you love the look of shabby chic? If you are a do-it-yourself type, consider turning a cabinet into a bathroom vanity.

For instructions on how you can turn a cabinet into a bathroom vanity from HGTV, click here. If you decide to go this route, you may want to give Annie Sloan paint a try, click here to view instructional videos on her YouTube channel.

Redesign Right, LLCFor all your color, home decorating, and home staging needs, contact Debbie 610.955.8202 or email to set up your consultation.

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, and Instagram. Feature photo from Pixabay.


Bathroom Trends and Inspiration

BathroomAre you dealing with an old bathroom? Often I find people tolerating an unpleasant bathroom for years and then remodel it before selling it without gaining any benefits from a new bathroom. Why wait? There is planning to do before you do any project, why not go through the steps and assess your situation at least you will be making an informed decision.

Bathroom Remodel Plan:

  1. What is your goal? When answering this question consider things such as how long you plan to stay in your house and if there are any special requirements necessary to incorporate into the goal.
  2. Define Your Budget. Home Advisor offers a budget planning tool for your area and the type of work you want to complete, click here to review.
  3. Decide if you will hire a professional contractor, contract out portions of the project, or if it’s a complete DIY project.
  4. Come up with a plan, choose your features, materials, and colors. For a printable copy of a bath planner from the National Kitchen & Bath Association, click here. For an online virtual planner, click here. Focus on your personal lifestyle. According to the Houzz, mobile device usage is up 58% in the bathroom. If you can relate to this statistic, you will want to make the proper accommodations for lighting, power, storage, etc.

Let’s review some trends. In the Houzz Bath Trends survey done in 2016, the majority of the bath styles were traditional (30%) and no particular style (42%) and were updated to Contemporary (27%), Modern (17%), Transitional (16%), Traditional (14%). Regarding wall and cabinet color, Whites and Gray reigned supreme. If you were thinking of selling your home in the next year or two I would recommend going with the trends; otherwise, go with the color palette that will last the test of time, your tastes, and most of all make you happy.

Stand Out Products and Ideas

  • The 2017 HGTV Dream Home Bathroom featured a wood-look porcelain tile that is easy to clean and durable. You will see more of these options in the upcoming year.
  • At the 2017 International Builder’s Show, Daltile was the winner of Best in Bath Product for it’s Marble Attache line offering the beauty of the marble look on practical porcelain tile.
  • The way of the future is touchless and environmentally friendly. Check out these touchless toilets and faucets from Kohler or Juno Showers.
  • Check out my Pinterest Board for some ideas and inspiration and start creating your dream bath!
  • For the DIYer: Home Depot labels a job of installing porcelain tile as an “intermediate” project involving 5-7 days. Consider this information in your project. If you are unsure how many tiles you will need, measure the space you intend to tile and use this Tile Calculator.

Redesign RightOnce you have established your goal and budget, give Debbie a call 610.955.8202 or email to help select your colors.

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, and .

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5 Quick Bathroom Updates

Woman doing WorkAre you tired of looking at your old builder’s bathroom? If you want an update and don’t have the resources or time to do a complete renovation there are five things you can do this weekend to offer a brand new look!

Remove the Builders Faucet

There are many options available, and you can go to your local home store and find something that you like. If you know how to turn your water off this project may not be as complicated as you think! For online options, click here for ideas from FaucetDirect.com.

Add a new Hardware Set

Replace that old hardware with a new and updated look! Wayfair has some beautiful online options, click here to view. If you need some help installing holders and towel bars, click here for step-by-step instructions. If you have the old brass or silver builder light, consider spray painting it to match your new hardware set. Replacing the light is not a big cost item, click here to view some options. I found this idea from an online decorator where they replace the strip light unit Hollywood bulbs with Edison bulbs for an original look.

Add a Shower Curtain

If you have an old builder’s shower door, cover it up with a tension rod and shower curtain! There are many lovely options in any color combination you could imagine! Click here to view ideas from Overstock.

Add or Replace Cabinet Knobs

If your builder cabinets do not have knobs, adding them to compliment your new bathroom hardware set adds a nice touch. For some unique options, visit these online sites Hobby Lobby or Anthropologie.

Frame that Mirror

Do you have one of those builder’s mirrors? You can transform that mirror with a frame! I found a resource online that offers beautiful framing options for standard size bathroom mirrors click here to view. If you are handy, this is a project you can complete yourself by using molding from your local home store, click here to see DIY instructions from HGTV.

Redesign RightAll of these items can be done in a weekend and transform a drab bathroom into a fresh and updated look! If you have the time and resources, consider a fresh new paint color! For some paint color inspiration, click here to view ideas from Pinterest. If you need help with a redesign, give Debbie a call 610.955.8202 or email.

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and .

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Bathroom Remodel Ideas and Costs

shutterstock_326724617Are you planning on renovating a bathroom in your home? In my last decorating article, “Planning Your Bathroom Remodel,” I offered tips on planning guides and bathroom trends. This article will focus on the various aspects of the bathroom and provide tips and information on replacing. Once you have the plan for your bathroom changes, you will want to understand the costs involved. Click here for an estimator from HomeAdvisor. Let’s review aspects of the bathroom you may be replacing:

Faucet, Shower Head, Toilet, Tubs

There is a new label that you will want to look for, similar to the Energy Star, called WaterSense. When a product has this label, these products “Are 20 percent more water efficient than average products in that category.” (EPA.gov)

If you don’t plan to install a new faucet, you can still save on water by installing a low-flow aerator. Click here to watch a video on how to install one on an older sink. Click on the one of the following topics for in-depth information:

Tile Ideas & Trends

To review the tile trends, click here to view information from Daltile.

In my article titled, “2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Winners,” one of the winners, Walter Zanger, has beautiful and unique award-winning geometric tile designs. Check out their Sterling Row collection with looks of wood and marble inlay.

Flooring

To review detailed information on the topics below, click on the link:

Countertops

When choosing a bathroom countertop you want to understand how the bath will be used as certain materials are more prone to staining, scratches, etc. For a guide to choosing a countertop from HGTV, click here. To see some beautiful composite ideas from Silestone, click here. For a pro and con list of countertop options, click here to review an in-depth article that includes a cost analysis from Houzz.

Paint

With the paint colors of the year being Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue (Pantone), Simply White and Alabaster (Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams) the look this year is peaceful, crisp and clean. Check out my Pinterest board to review the trends. If you plan to do the painting, Consumer Reports suggests that you first wash the walls as mildew may be present even if it is not visible. Use 1 part bleach to 3 parts water and a sponge. Rinse the walls with clean water after using the mixture and let them dry thoroughly before painting.

Redesign RightHave fun with this project; there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing the finished project! If you need help with a color consultation or redesign, give Debbie a call 610.955.8202 or email.

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and Google+. (Photo attribution from Shutterstock.)


Planning Your Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom VanityAre you thinking of remodeling or fixing up any of the bathrooms in your house this spring? If you are planning to sell this year, you will want to at a minimum update fixtures, faucets, and paint to give the bath a fresh and ready-to-move-in look. This article will focus on the planning and inspiration side of the remodel or renovation and next week I will get into more detail on the aspects of the remodel. Let’s have some fun and come up with a game plan!

Gather Inspiration!

For lovely ideas click here for inspiration on Houzz. In fact, I would recommend creating an IdeaBook on Houzz that you can use to show a bathroom designer if you are planning a major overhaul. The IdeaBook allows you to enter notes associated with a photo and will help you to keep track of what you want in your new bathroom.

I have created a Pinterest board that includes product information, trends, and bath ideas going for 2016. Click here to view the board.

What’s your budget?

To better understand and estimate the costs in your bathroom remodel, click here for an estimator from HomeAdvisor.com.

Goals & Planning

Use these resources to help you determine the goals and plan for your bathroom remodel:

Redesign RightIf you are in need of a contractor or redesign consultation, give Debbie a call 610.955.8202. My next article will get into the details of remodeling, stay tuned!

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and .


Luxurious Decorating Ideas for your Bathroom Makeover or Renovation

bathroomThe Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) was recently (January 20-22) held in Las Vegas, and I am always amazed at the beautiful and functional design items that come out of that show.  Are you planning a bathroom renovation or makeover?  Simply replacing your hardware with an updated look can make a big difference, along with a fresh coat of paint!  In this decorating post, I wanted to focus on the bath-related prize winners from the KBIS show and offer ideas for your bathroom project.  For a look at the prize-winning products, I created a board on Pinterest so you can quickly check them out, click here to view.

The Best of Bath Gold winner was Walker Zanger, Sterling Row series.  This company creates luxury stone and tile and is inspired by men’s tailoring in a color palette of grays, blacks, and whites with a wood-finish.

Best of Bath Silver went to ROHL, Michael Berman Graceline™ C-Spout Widespread Lavatory Faucet.  This faucet was created with a “streamlined design, featuring sleek lines and industrial details.” It is reminiscent of the old luxury ocean liners.

Under the People’s Choice Awards, first place went to Coastal Shower Doors for their Gridscape Series.  These doors are revolutionary in that they offer a French door feel, with modern rust-proof anodized aluminum panes with an oil-rubbed bronze finish.

Looking for more luxurious bathroom ideas? Check out these resources – click on the title to view:

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By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and .