Color && Decor:

Personalize your bathroom with these tips on color and decor.


The perfect color-scheme is achieved through theme, and general feeling for the atmosphere of the room. Common themes, like “ocean” or “floral”, may be useful for a children’s bathroom, beach house, or cabin; however, it is easier to design with color and decor through a broader approach.

For example, a calm, open, and relaxing atmosphere s is achieved through a lighter color palette, hints of nature, and simplicity. Alternatively, a bold, deep, and elegant atmosphere can be achieved through dark neutrals, intriguing decor elements, and striking fixtures. For children, a fun and energizing room is achieved through bright colors, fun objects, and easy-organizational pieces. Regardless of the look you may be going for, here are some beginning guidelines:

#1) When choosing color, start with neutrals to structure the design. Traditional neutrals include browns and beige; whites and creams; blacks and grays; etc. Neutrals can also have hints of dull blues, greens, and reds.

#2) Add a contrasting color to the neutral palette. This can be a deep color complimenting the neutrals, or a bold, dramatic color. Contrasting adds stability, creates lines and space, and highlights brighter colors in the palette. Additionally, multiple contrasting colors add depth and brightness to the room; ie: neutral grays, contrasting white and burgundy.


#3) Utilize Texture in Floors, Walls, and Fixtures: There are endless opportunities to add color and texture beyond painting walls. Choose tile for tubs and floors that adds color and texture to the room; or add mosaic back-splash for a unique design.


#4) Utilize Pattern Options: Create patterns to focus color through various wall colors, back-splashes, shower curtains, and more. Also, wallpaper doesn’t have to be tacky: us it on one wall or more to create a pattern or design, drawing the eye to the most pleasing area of the room, away from cramped spaces, or wherever you decide!


#5) Decor, Decor, Decor– Utilize Space First: Choosing useful decor, especially in tight spaces, is the most efficient way to achieve an aesthetically-pleasing bathroom. Choose mirrors with a unique boarder, use baskets for storage; design with color-coordinated towels and rugs; choose decorative lighting, etc. Be creative.


We love Buzzfeed, here’s a great review with some ideas on useful decor:

#6) Section Off Spaces: Make specific spaces for items you do not often use, such as “spa” and bath items, guest items, nail care items; and extra hair, skin, and oral care items. Use decorative storage to showcase or hide the spaces– for example, a “spa corner” or “guest corner” would be a nice way to showcase these items; or, a high-shelf with labeled baskets will easily hide extra hygienic items. Keep space in mind, too: in smaller bathroom, a shelf designated for “spa/guest basket” may serve as a more useful option for saving space.


#7) Fill Empty Wall Space: After filling space with decorative, useful pieces, fill any awkward, empty space on walls with hanging artwork. This step is optional, but, if done well, can serve to unite the room– even “minimalist” designs can benefit from a “focus piece” in the room. Use hanging wall art to parallel and balance pattern, create a focus, or highlight photos of loved ones. Trending idea: if you have children, hang “bath-time” photos, and children’s artwork on the walls. Bold, subtle, or in-between, express yourself!

Note: The middle photo pictured below is from The Crazy Craft Lady. Here is her fantastic blog on how to create your own bath-time photos on a DIY canvas:

  Bath Time Photos and DIY Canvas Prints  

#8) Ultimately, don’t sweat the small stuff, be CREATIVE, and HAVE FUN.



Small Bathrooms: Creating Space

Small bathrooms vary in design and function, but often feel cramped and become easily cluttered. Here are 10 tips for enlarging, organizing, and styling a small space:

#1) Keep it light with color: Go for a light color pallet as the base, and add pops of darker colors to create lines and contrast. Whites and creams are best, but you can easily create space with light shades of blue, lavender, or yellow. Shades of tile and wood that are slightly darker than the lightest color add to the “open” affect, and offer a softer contrast.

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#2) Use Mirrors and Glass: Mirrors open space by reflecting light; and, though they can be overdone, a well-placed mirror or two will make a noticeable impact. Transparency of glass is useful in creating barriers that occupy minimal visual space. Some examples: glass shower doors, glass dividers, glass windows on cabinets and doors, etc.


#3) Create vertical lines: Vertical lines give the illusion of height in a room, and there are various techniques for achieving them. Vertical shelving, installing back-splash, paint patterns, and mirrors are a few methods to achieve this.


#4) Bring shower/bath tile to the ceiling: Another vertical-method, but works to visually “section” the shower/bath area into it’s own space.


#5) Built-in/”hidden” storage: A minimalist approach to storage is installing shelving and cabinets into the wall, or utilizing another piece to accommodate storage– i.e. a mirror cabinet, or shelving + towel rack. This method provides utility, while occupying less visual space.


#6) Innovative, space-saving features: Choosing the right style of fixture is important when minimizing space. A bulky sink, or the choice between a bath v.s. shower can make a difference in a small bathroom. Slender sinks, corner fixtures, and storage options are great solutions.




#7) Usable surfaces: While you are finding innovative fixtures, ensure that each surface serves a purpose by eliminating dead space. Dead space adds to clutter, feels awkward, and takes away from design. Many times, decor adds to the “dead space”. Here is a blog we recommend for decorating a small bathroom:,,20431881,00.html

#8) Utilize natural light: If you have a window, use it! Skip the bulky curtains, and add privacy if needed by using frosted glass or minimalist blinds.


#9) Use high shelves for additional storage: If you have items to store long-term, install a high-shelf to draw attention upwards, and eliminate use of space. This trick can also be used for decoration purposes, too.


#10) Above all, keep it SIMPLE.



Stay-tuned for our upcoming bathroom remodeling blogs:

Choosing color & useful decor.

Organization & DIY.

Bathroom Basics: Space, Utility, Style.

When considering renovations for the bathroom, it can often be difficult to paint a “big-picture” to guide the process. Space, utility, and style are three important elements to aid in beginning a design.
The concept of “space” is quite literal: how many square feet do I have to work with? This important consideration can be problematic for small, cramped spaces; and also larger, awkward spaces. Not to fear, there are many innovative options for bathroom fixtures that are guaranteed to match the space available.
This is an excellent guide we recommend with some ideas for choosing bathroom fixtures:

Utility is the platform for day-to-day functionality of your bathroom. Aside from the traditional purpose of “the toilet”, or “loo”, there are additional factors to consider when planning to remodel. Families with children may require extra organization, such as individual shower caddies, shelving, cabinetry, etc.


Additionally, the type of room differs greatly: a half-bath serves a lesser purpose compared to a master bath, or shared bathroom. These considerations aid in determining which fixtures and storage may be useful for day-to-day function, organization, and easy cleaning.

Expert Tip: Easy Cleaning
#1) Choose sealed, rather than porous surfaces. A sealed surface is much easier to clean than a porous one– which are more likely to have hard-to-clean cracks, and pick up dirt easily.
#2) Opt for off-white or gray grout: white grout often is harder to clean, and looks dirtier than an off-colored or gray colored grout.

Style can be easily derived once utility is established. One can opt for a specific material or finish that provides easy cleaning, or a fixture with a aesthetically appealing and innovative space-saving design. Additionally, style brings life into the design through use of colors, textures, materials, decor, and more.


Following the basics, look for our upcoming blog posts:
Organizing Small Bathrooms.
Choosing Color & Useful Decor.

Welcome To The Blog + Upcoming Content.

Welcome renovationers! We are excited to begin this blog, and provide quality content to our readers and clients. I’d like to offer a brief overview of upcoming content and interactive features we’ve come up with. Feel free to view “About Our Blog” for more information.

For our Georgia readers: this week (starting 3/16/15)  we are offering a Bathroom Renovation Special. Please visit our “Current Events” tab, or “Contact” tab with inquires.

In the spirit of this, topics this week will focus on bathroom renovations, DIY ideas, and general tips from our experts. We will begin by focusing on three elements of design: space, utility, and style.
Later, we’d like to focus on piece-by-piece design: including cabinets & sinks; bath & shower, organization, and more.

If you are currently working on any bathroom-themed projects, or have past-projects you would like to share, feel free to email before & after photos, along with personal stories and thoughts to
We’d love to add your photos to our albums, and share experiences on our blog.

Again, thanks for viewing. We are looking forward to sharing our passions with you.

Fall Maintenance Checklist- Exterior Seasonal List You Should Be Checking.


Cool, Fall weather is a tranquil relief after blazing summer months, but will your home be ready for winter?

Here is your go-to home-improvement checklist for Fall:

  • Gutters & Downspouts: Clean debris, asses repairs as needed.
    • Gutter-Guards are specialty gutters which provide a low-maintenance option for gutter up-keep. Here is a guide for weighing pro’s & con’s, along with various types of specialty gutters.
  • Check Wood: Asses siding, porches/decks, and trim, for rot, mold, and damages. You may choose to DIY small repairs, or hire a professional.
  • Check for cracks in foundation, driveways, and walkways—winter ice can make these worse.
  • Eliminate rodents and pests. They will refuge for warmth in your home during cold temperatures.
  • Clean & cover air conditioning unit.
  • Check heater, fireplace, and chimney.
  • Caulk/weatherstrip windows and doors, if need.

Summer Fire-Pit Project Ideas To Do Before Fall.


‘Tis the season for outdoor gatherings, relaxation, and projects. July marks the beginning of the final months of warm weather, and (for some), time to make a dent in the “Summer DIY To-Do List”. With Fall around the corner, here are some outdoor fire-pit ideas for the changing seasons:

  • Overview: 
    • This project is simple, adaptable, and very affordable.
    • Material Costs Range: $75-$150.
      • Using pavers, retention blocks, and outdoor grout.
      • With optional addition of metal fire pit bowl (to be enclosed by stones).
    • Cost Comparison for stone fire pit-
      • Store-bought: $400-$600 :::: $250-$500 = $$$ Saved.

Tutorials & Design Ideas: 

  • Traditional/Quick & Simple: 



How To Nest For Less Tutorial

  • Mosaics: 



3 Peppers Tutorial

  • Classic Stone with Grill



Red Head Can Decorate Tutorial

  • Modern-Touch: 



Man-Made Tutorial

  • Frugal-Craft: Kid’s swimming pool casted in cement! 



Plow Your Own Furrow Tutorial


Enjoy, and Happy Summer!