Bathroom Remodel Park Ridge 847 (2)

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Matt Muenster, a licensed contractor and host of DIY Network’s Bath Crashers and Bathtastic!, shares his list of the 10 best bathroom remodeling trends.

We almost completely redid the kitchen. Again, we used the terracotta colors on the walls, which really warmed things up. We replaced all the cabinets and the counter tops, doing all the labor ourselves. We also replaced the sink and the stove with stainless steal appliances and added an overhead microwave and a dishwasher. We tiled the backsplash. And though you can’t see it in the photo, we even painted the interior of the pantry closet on the far left (out of view) with leftover earthy green from the office (photo below) and guest bedroom.

Here is a home improvement for working with contractors! If you are having work done, be sure to inform the head of the crew if you are not happy! In the ideal world, everyone would understand and do exactly what you want, the way you want it done! If that is not the case, speak to the head of the crew! You are paying the bills, and you are in charge. If you aren’t happy, speak up. If things don’t work out with that contractor, there are lots of others to choose from.

Easy ways to add color and ambience: towels-hand and bath towels; candles-aromatic fragrances to soothe the soul; soaps that emit a particular fragrance that brings peace or good memories, such as vanilla, or cinnamon; color schemed rugs that contrast or are complement the colors you’ve chosen; bath mats that match or are a shade in contrast can also create a sense of unity, tying the whole package together to present a simple, and well organized bathroom.

I get the impression from reading other articles that building requirements for sheds are a lot stricter in America than they are in England. Generally, in Britain sheds, greenhouses and summer houses, and often conservatories attached to the house are considered in ‘Planning Terms’ as temporary structures and therefore don’t need any planning consent; provided these temporary structures take up less than half the garden space. I’d be interested to learn more about what’s required in America.