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Deco Style Tile Applications

Deco Style Tile Applications

Deco Tile for RemodelingDeco style tile can be a super fun and exciting addition to your residential remodel. For those who love the idea but may find it hard to commit to, here are a few applications for each room of the home which aren’t too overwhelming but still add that pop of style.

Bathroom

In a bathroom remodel, deco style tile can be utilized as an accent tile baseboard. This can bring color into those bright white bathrooms, which everyone is after! Or how about the back wall of an open-faced built in cabinet? That’s an awesome way to bring some visual interest into a place that was once lackluster. For those who are locked into using a deco style tile on the floor of the bathroom, but are looking for something that is more subdued, try a tile with an interesting or unconventional shape (like a triangular tile) and use a dark colored grout.

Kitchen

For those who love the monochromatic kitchen, but don’t want the white and light gray color scheme, how about doing a dark blue cabinet, with a deco style floor? For kitchens with enough natural and general lighting, this is an awesome and out-of-the-box design, that is sure to impress. If blanketing the kitchen floor in deco style tile isn’t for you, maybe try working it into your overall kitchen floor design. Again, a great design element for your kitchen remodel, that is sure to get people talking.

Living Room

In a living room, a large format deco style tile could be great as an accent wall! Some might think accent walls are outdated and a poor design choice, but when done right, an accent wall is stunning. Not to mention, it’s a great way to tie your newly remodeled living room together. An accent wall, or area, is especially beautiful around or on the wall of a fireplace.

Don’t be afraid of unconventional material selections for your residential remodel. When done right, almost every design choice can be breathtaking. Happy Remodeling!

Best of the Blog – Top Home Improvement Tips of 2016

Best of the Blog – Top Home Improvement Tips of 2016

We don’t have snow around here, but we can tell by the Christmas music that it’s time for our end-of-the-year wrap-up. Although it’s a compilation of some of the best tips of 2016, it is by no means a complete list of great home ideas. Be sure to check out our other blog posts to get more information about remodeling, design and DIY projects.

Without further ado, the best of 2016:

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Kitchen:

Lighting

Lighting is an area where a modern update can be a wise move aesthetically, and reduce your power bills. Whether you want to replace existing light fixtures with those featuring sleeker lines and more contemporary finishes or you want to install recessed lights to replace outdated overhead fixtures, LED options offer attractive illumination and considerable energy savings.

Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets often represent the single most costly item in a kitchen remodel. A custom cabinet design can help make the most of your kitchen, creating an efficient and attractive space for you enjoy as you cook and offering you nearly unlimited options as to style, material, and finish. This blog post tells you exactly what you should keep in mind as you pick out new cabinets.

Appliances

Your refrigerator doesn’t have to be avocado green to feel like a relic from the past. Replacing your aged appliances can offer benefits beyond sprucing up your kitchen with a modern look, however. Modern appliances are continually improving in energy efficiency and convenient features unavailable even a few years ago, so an upgrade here can lower your utility bills as well as enhance your enjoyment of your kitchen.

Bath:

Shower Design

The shower is one of the largest elements in your bathroom, so its design deserves some careful thought. You want a shower that both reflects your personal style and complements the overall bathroom design. Fortunately, there are many design options that can make your shower a beautiful feature instead of merely a convenient spot to get clean.

Whole House:

Flooring

Natural hardwood floors are an understandably popular option in both traditional and modern homes. With different finishes, plank widths and lengths, and other options to choose from, wood offers a nearly endless range of beautiful looks from classic to cutting-edge. But with advances in construction and design, homeowners desiring wood floors have also been able to choose from engineered wood products as well as wood-look ceramic tiles that look just as beautiful as natural hardwood. See which one is the best for you.

Energy Efficiency

With the cost of water and electricity rising year by year, many homeowners take energy efficiency into serious consideration when deciding how to remodel their homes. Whether you’re primarily concerned with lowering your utility bills or with reducing your environmental footprint, you’ll be happy to know that energy-saving home improvements can also increase your comfort and improve both the aesthetics and resale value of your home.

Preparing for a Remodel

When you’re planning your home remodeling project, don’t forget to put some thought into how construction is going to affect your daily life, the rest of your home, and your nearby neighbors. Thinking ahead can help minimize disruptions, protect your furniture and belongings from harm, and keep the peace in your neighborhood.

Home Resale

Conventional wisdom says that homeowners tend to live in their houses about 7 years before they sell and move. Whether you intend to stay in your own home a longer or shorter period than that, you may be considering how the improvements you make might affect the resale value of your home down the road. Not all home improvements will give you the same return on investment, so you need to choose wisely if you want to boost the value of your home without overspending.

We are looking forward to all of the home improvement projects planned for 2017. Happy holidays!

How to Choose a Bathroom Shower Design

How to Choose a Bathroom Shower Design

The shower is one of the largest elements in your bathroom, so its design deserves some careful thought. You want a shower that both reflects your personal style and complements the overall bathroom design. Fortunately, there are many design options that can make your shower a beautiful feature instead of merely a convenient spot to get clean.

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Whether your shower will be large or small, consider using a frameless glass shower enclosure. This flexible choice not only accommodates various sizes and shapes of showers, but its understated elegance also goes well with both traditional and modern styles. The glass not only allows plenty of light into the shower, it also makes your bathroom feel larger by eliminating the cut-off feeling of a solid wall. If completely clear glass feels like too much exposure, you can also opt for half-height walls with glass above or obscured or textured glass to lend privacy while still allowing plenty of light into the shower. In a larger bathroom, you may prefer to achieve a similar feel by having an open shower enclosure.

Your choice of material for the shower surround can also profoundly influence the feel of your bathroom. Options include tile (the most common choice), natural stone, glass tile, or manufactured stone, among others. Think of the style and feel you are trying to achieve when you pick these materials. For a more traditional look, you may choose a tile surround with an ornamental border, both in neutral colors. More modern designs may use stone or both stone and tile. Natural stone can also lend a spa-like feel to your shower.

Your decisions don’t end with how your shower looks. Today’s showerheads offer many alternatives to customize your shower to your exact preferences. Whether you prefer multiple showerheads, a rain shower, body sprays, or a hand-held showerhead, you will have many options to choose from, including valves that maintain a constant water temperature and pressure. Even if you live in an area with strict water use regulations, you can select from showerheads that mix air with water to achieve a luxurious-feeling spray while adhering to flow rate guidelines to get the exact shower experience you desire.

There are also new drain options available, such linear drains, which have a narrow profile along one wall instead of a grate in the middle of the floor. Even traditional drains come in a variety of finishes and patterns that coordinate beautifully with the rest of your bathroom design.

If you want to create a beautiful, functional shower that enhances your bathroom, contact the expert team at Sea Pointe Construction. They can help you bring all of the elements together for a perfect fit.

Four Updates That Will Make a Big Difference in Your Small Bathroom

Four Updates That Will Make a Big Difference in Your Small Bathroom

While it may not have the most square-footage in our homes, our bathrooms tend to get a majority of the foot traffic. The constant visibility and use by family members and guests has us striving to maximize space in even the tiniest of bathrooms. As tackling the décor and design of these smaller spaces can prove to be a little bit trickier than the rest of your home, renovating the bulkier fixtures can help you achieve full-potential for you pint-sized powder room.

In preparation to take on this challenge, here are five bathroom updates to consider when you want to make the most of your small space:

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1. Show-off Your Shower

Take on the biggest space-sucker in your bathroom with a simple upgrade to your shower doors. Surrendering the curtains to glass door alternatives gives you the power to transform your space entirely. These transparent fixtures keep the fluidity of the room, unlike patterned and textured dividers. Sliding glass walls still master the same open effect without occupying any space to swing open. For those feeling even more adventurous, opting for an open shower adds a completely unique addition to your bathroom while leaving no square inch of the room hidden. For a little less exposure, half-walls can shield the rest of the room from a splash-zone, but keep the entire space still feeling open and accessible.

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2. Spice Up Your Storage

Incorporate your storage space into the décor with exposed fixtures and accents. Utilizing open shelves in lieu of closed off vanities can give the illusion of sweeping wall space, while still housing your belongings. Try filling woven baskets with toilet paper and bathroom linens to keep the area organized in a visually appealing way. Glass jars are a trendy and neat ornament to store bars of soap and cotton products on open counter spaces, without crowding the limited storage space you already have.

3. Change Up Your Sink

The sink takes up more room than you think. Large vanities with double sinks can be convenient for frequently used spaces, but aren’t optimal for smaller layouts. Pedestal sinks can be a better solution for a room that would benefit from the additional real estate. Troughs and floating sink cabinet designs can also save floor space while still giving more to the room’s decor than just traditional porcelain. This switch can instantly lessen the overcrowding of your room by showcasing the walls for a statement with paint or wallpaper.

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4. Keep it Cornered

For a more expansive remodel, move your largest pieces to the corners of your bathroom. Positioning a vanity between the two walls can eliminate the possibility of awkward, unused space. Corner shelves can be another option for moving the storage away from the more frequented areas. By leaving the bathroom un-sectioned, the room appears more inviting and spacious.

Whether you are incorporating a large remodel or a few simple adjustments to free up your bathroom’s space, playing with the design and functionality of your new additions can remove some of the constraints of a smaller room. Interested in maximizing the space of your bathroom? Contact the expert team at Sea Pointe Construction for a consultation today.