Sunday, September 6, 2009

September 6, 2009

Change life. One room at a time. That is a manufacturer’s tag line and I love it. It is so true. I highly recommend designing or redesigning your home, or your own personal space exactly how you love it. Yes, there should definitely be an overall scheme, whether it be weaving color or design elements by a common thread, but do ONE room at a time until it is perfect for you.
In this economy, in order to get the most out of your home‘s equity, I suggest renovating your kitchen or bathroom. That is where you’ll increase the value of your property the most. By installing a new hardwood floor, it can increase the value of your home as much as 10%, and it’s NATURAL!
Speaking of renovating bathrooms...VANITIES!! It used to be that the bathroom vanity was a built- in unit in the bathroom. Now, vanities are more furniture-like and are standing on their own to make a huge statement. Since being green and the earth are really "in" now, the same applies for these furniture vanities. Earth-friendly materials are having a lasting effect on kitchen cabinetry as well as bathroom vanities. Low VOC and no added urea formaldehyde are hot now. Examples of these are bamboo and FSC certified wood. (Forest Stewardship Council)
Intertwining modern electronic technology and design technology in today’s world, here’s a tidbit of info. Not that this feature will be applicable and beneficial to everyone, but it is so outstanding. (As well as a little plug for Sherwin-Williams paint company) Thanks to Colorsnap, a free Apple iPhone application from Sherwin-Williams, you can use the iPhone camera to take a picture and match it with one of the 1,500 Sherwin-Williams paint colors. WOW ! How neat is that?
~ Please check back soon for more design trends and information.

No comments:

Post a Comment