Author: Xi L.

Wanting the perfect vanity for the bathroom is a perfectly normal predilection. It’s a common necessity after all, and picking the right one is, well… kinda important. In the end, you’ll want your toiletries to be easily accessible. Maybe you’ll need the countertop to be at just the right height. Or perhaps you’ll find that additional storage would make life easier. There is an abundance of options. A variety of storage alternatives complements an array of traditional and contemporary designs. You want a stylistic and well-organized bathroom? Start with the vanity. Let’s go over a few types… Offering an enduring and...

You simply don’t have a choice, when you’re out in public you are at the mercy of the nearest restroom. The conditions aren’t always ideal and the appliance in question often looks like its straight outta 1940’s Army boot camp. It is what it is, but at home – that’s where you have a say.Your home is your kingdom, it’s where you’re most comfortable, why not make the most of it? You have the freedom to change whatever you don’t like, to make modifications that cater to your preferences. Why not? You work for a living, you’ve earned it. And...

We’ve all been there – that awkward moment when you use a certain bathroom for the first time, only to find a most unfavorable placement correlation between the toilet and window. You’re further distressed to see the window open. What’s this, no curtains or blinds?! You won’t be in a rush to use the facilities here again.And that is exactly what you don’t want for your own home.You want your guests to be comfortable. Problem is, you have a similarly unfortunate layout where a peek in the window could result in seeing something one shouldn’t. Well, the good news is...

Creative Ideas for Expanding Your Kitchen’s Potential The days of throwing the plastic waste basket in the corner are over. You no longer want to prop your brooms or mops up over there either. You’ve grown. You have style. And it’s time for your kitchen to reflect that. And a perfect way to achieve this goal is to make use of the oft-neglected corners. It’s time for them to earn their keep, to actually be efficient and functional. “Well, how do they do that?” you ask, “They’re JUST CORNERS…”“Just corners”? No. They serve a purpose beyond being mere connectors of walls....

Undoubtedly, most of us have a bathroom that features the shower combined with the bath. It’s extremely common. Sure, we’d like to have a luxurious tub dedicated to baths and a fancy enclosure designed solely for showers. But in the world of the common person, the shower accommodates both. And with it comes a standard option – choosing a shower door that swings or slides open, or a shower curtain that can be pulled open or closed.It may be a no-brainer for you. You might like the decorative touch a curtain provides.  On the other hand the durability of the...

With old homes come many potential surprises. Classic hardware, a prolific history, a wealth of neglected antiques in the attic… these are examples of good surprises. Unfortunately, they’re not as feasible as the more crummy ones. Surprises aren’t fun when they make you aware of problems…Perhaps your home has been in the family for decades, or you’ve been alerted to a steal-of-a-deal on the real estate market, when working with an old home it is necessary to be aware of the common pitfalls that betray its safety and value - and the costs affiliated in alleviating them.     Let’s start with the...

Yup, being in your bathroom is like taking a time machine to 1982. The hardware is at least that old. The hard-to-reach places are getting moldy. You’ve already replaced the shower head, but the rest of it is a bit rusty. The tub has a permanent gray ring caused by a chiliad of baths that has slowly defied scrubbing. It’s time for a change.But where do you start? Obviously, your budget needs to be considered. Materials vary greatly in quality, from basic to very high-end. Luckily, much of the labor is easily incurred by the consumer.  Stylistically, there is a particular...

A kitchen remodel is filled with questions and choices that you will have to deal with.   The three biggest choices, however, will be choosing the countertop, cabinets, and flooring that are correct for you.  Each of these choices are so in-depth and filled with variables that we could talk about any one of them rather than all three but for the sake of convenience, here is one quick look at the most important aspects of each of these major kitchen choices.FlooringIf you cook a lot or use your kitchen often, you will want a floor that you can stand on...