Archive | October 2016

Beyond Looks: Top Elements to Consider When It Comes to Home Additions

The design of a home addition is more than just about aesthetics. There are plenty of considerations to make, which can make or break the dream room you’re envisioning. If you carefully map out your plans (and have it executed by professionals), you can count on a satisfactory renovation.

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Addressing Natural Air Movement Issues in Sunrooms with Ventilation

A sunroom is a great way to bring the outdoors into your home, giving you a spectacular view of the outside while allowing you to stay warm and comfy within the confines of your home. Since sunrooms are typically made of an all-glass enclosure, this can make temperature retention a bit of a challenge, which is why ventilation is a critical aspect for this particular home addition. You can use one or more of the ventilation options listed below to enhance your enjoyment of your sunroom.

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A Kitchen Remodeler Shares Three Vital Things About Concrete Counters

If you’re looking to add a unique and highly customized feature to your kitchen, then concrete countertops merit serious consideration. Concrete countertops are often tailor-made for the owner, allowing you to dictate the size, color, shape, and finish that your countertop comes in. They also have a natural and organic look which can help make a kitchen extremely inviting.

Are you thinking of having a concrete countertop installed on your next kitchen remodeling project? Then here are some essential things you should know about concrete countertops.

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Building Compartmentalized Baths With Help from a Bathroom Remodeler

Bathroom design has certainly come a long way, evolving from the classic white-tiled spaces of the past to the personalized retreats and relaxing at-home spas of today. Just as luxury is important, efficiency is also key to a good bathroom design, and that’s why compartmentalized bathrooms are fast becoming all the rage in bathroom remodeling.

Giving Importance to Privacy

A compartmentalized bathroom allows multiple family members to share the use of one bathroom, providing users with the necessary privacy to complete their tasks without intruding into each other’s spaces. Similar to the standard kitchen triangle design, it is very much possible to create zones within bathrooms.

Enhancing Function

A compartmentalized bathroom layout can focus on creating a separate zone for the toilet, shower, or bathtub. For better privacy, it can be a good idea to start the partition with the toilet. Compartmentalizing can be done without the introduction of walls, and all it takes is to think of a solution that considers point of use, the space around each fixture, and using these elements to enhance both privacy and ease of access.

Ideal Bathroom Elements and Fixtures to Use

Bathroom remodelers can choose from three basic toilet configurations to enhance bathroom efficiency: an elongated bowl, a wall-mounted toilet, and a type of toilet that has a minimum 10-inch rough-in off the back wall. Regardless of the choice, ventilation and point-of-use storage must be optimized and never compromised. The minimum ventilation requirement for toilets is either a 3-sq. feet window or an exhaust fan with a 50-cfm minimum rating.

A toilet enclosure requires accounting for storage spaces for frequently used items, such as tissue paper. The designer can decide on an open or closed storage option, and even build it into a recessed wall cavity to maximize enclosure space.


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