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2019 Best in Show in Home Products

Each year the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is held to showcase innovation and new products available in home design, building, and renovation. I like to stay on top of the latest and greatest and share fantastic ideas with you! Each show holds a competition, and I wanted to highlight the winners.

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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 . (Photo attribution)


Kitchen Remodel Planning, Ideas, and Cost

kitchenMy last decorating article, “2016 Kitchen Trends” focused on the trends you will see in kitchen design this year. This week I would like to concentrate on cost, options and resources. Use this article as a tool to assist you in creating the kitchen of your dreams!

The first step is coming up with a kitchen plan. Create a list of the features that you would like in a new kitchen. Look at the top six kitchen layouts to give you a perspective of the different kitchen arrangements. Click on the topics below and get started with your planning:

  • Plumbing Work: Will You be doing any plumbing work? Click here for an excellent article from Angie’s List to help you with picking a plumbing company.
  • Electrical Work:  Get some great advice from the experts at This Old House by clicking here.
  • Kitchen Cabinets:  Keep in mind that they can take 4-6 weeks for delivery. If you are considering custom cabinets that order could take up to six months. Click here for information on choosing stock cabinets.
  • Kitchen Counter:  Click here for an article on the different counter top options.

Kitchen Flooring:

Interested in experiencing the design process before you meet with anyone? Or perhaps you wish to do the work yourself with help – to select which visual planning tool you would like to try out click on the links below:

Redesign RightHave fun with this process and take your time to ensure that you make the right choices. Having fresh eyes visit your kitchen space and suggest ideas is worth the investment. Kitchen designers will often see details that you would not think of because you are accustomed to your kitchen. If you need help with your color selection or redesign, give Debbie a call 610.955.8202.

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 .


2016 Kitchen Trends

KitchenHave you been dreaming of a new kitchen or would you like to change some things in your kitchen? In my next two articles, I will be focusing on that very topic. This article will concentrate on the trends that you will see in 2016, and my next article will focus on remodeling and renovation resources. Here are some of the trends you may wish to incorporate into your kitchen redesign:

  • An integrated kitchen to living space continues to be a goal for everyone. This area is a multi-purpose space where people cook, eat, entertain, do homework-crafts-school projects, and work on a computer.
  • Multiple Work Zones are critical going into 2016. Two sinks offer greater flexibility and allow more individuals to be in the kitchen at one time working independently in two separate areas. Smart spaces that include storage for everything, charging stations for phones, computers and tablets and an organized drop-zone where everyone knows where their keys, mail, etc. reside in an organized orderly manner.
  • White continues to be the dominate color in kitchen cabinets, and you will find soft, muted color palettes in tones of charcoal to shades of white. The back splash will be similarly colored to coordinate with this color scheme. You will see more Nordic Designs that include color palettes of white or light wood with clean lines and functionality. There will be less strong contrasting designs, more texture-on-texture.
  • Well-lit cabinetry is the name of the game! Long gone are the days of dark cabinets, pantries, and counter tops. Adding recessed can lights along with the cabinet lighting offers maximum task lighting and installing the ability to dim the counter top lights can provide a warm glow and ambiance when you are not working in your kitchen.

If you are in the “thinking” phase of the kitchen redesign, you will want to look at many different kitchen design options and decide what you like and want in your kitchen. I always tell people to come up with a list of things you need and would like to have in your kitchen. If you prioritize this list, it will help you when you determine your budget, which I will discuss in more detail in my next article. Look through photos on Houzz and create an IdeaBook of your own where you can store ideas for reference. Click here to view kitchen photos on Houzz. Or if you are accustomed to using Pinterest, create a board for your Kitchen Ideas that you can set up as secret (if you don’t want to share with the Pinterest community.) Click here to view some kitchen photos on Pinterest.

Redesign RightIf you need help with your redesign or color selection, give Debbie a call 610.955.8202 or fill out the online interest form.

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 .