Adding A Jetted Tub To The Home

Whether it’s to add value to the home or to add an amenity that gives you a way to relax, the installation of a jetted tub offers a few benefits. It’s a task that’s easy to complete with jetted tub manufacturers giving tips on how to best place the tub in the home.

Jetted Tub

The first thing that you want to do is decide on the size of the tub that you want to install. Select something that offers enough room for the family to enjoy, but you don’t want to get something that’s too big as it could be difficult to install and take up too much space in the home. An easy way to get the right size is to look at the current tub in the bathroom and get one that is of the same dimensions. Find out if there are any building permits needed to install the tub, especially if it’s a larger size than what’s currently in the home.
Before beginning the installation, you need to shut off the water to the tub. There should be a pipe behind the tub that is for waste and overflow. This pipe should be disconnected as well. It’s a good idea to make sure all of the pipes that go to the tub are clean at this point and free of any debris that might have built up over time.

Covering the floor with a large tarp, begin removing the tile that is around the tub. This is an opportunity to change the tile that is in the bathroom if you’re looking for a new appearance in the room. Cut through the drywall to provide a space for the tub to sit. Examine the insulation behind the wall. If it has mold or is moist, then it’s best to replace it before adding the new tub. If not, then you will likely end up needing to replace it in a short time. This would involve removing the jetted tub and the tile once again. If you aren’t adept at electrical work, then it’s best to have an electrician connect any wires that go to the tub. Once the area is clean and the pipes are ready to be connected, you can set the new tub in place. Connect the pipes, turn the water on, and enjoy your new whirlpool.

I would appreciate your thoughts on this post, why not comment?

Share and Enjoy

5 Ways to Create Your Perfect Bathroom

bathroom

A relaxing getaway, a place where you can go to get away from the world and find peace. That is what our modern bathrooms have turned into. Even our smallest bathroom remodel takes these aspects into consideration.

How do you create that Perfect Bathroom? The ideas are endless and really very simple.

1. Think about what makes you feel relaxed. Do calm blues and greens make you feel like your in a spa? Do you like soft lighting or more sunlight? Thinking about how colors and lighting effect you will help you to create a space that works for you.

Bathroom-wall

2. Look at your accessories? Do you have nothing on your bathroom wall? Change that and add some calming elements to your walls. Using the vertical space in a bathroom can create that warm feeling you are looking for and help both your mind and body relax.

3. A Tub or a Shower? What helps you to relax after a long day. For some people it’s a nice soak in the tub after work, others enjoy a nice long shower to help relieve those tired muscles. Decide what one is more important to you and spend your money on that. You can always do both, but investing in the perfect tub or shower will help create a wonderful relaxing experience.

4. Flooring is very important when it comes to a relaxing bathroom. Do you live in a colder climate? You may want to think about installing heated flooring to keep your feet warm. For flooring you also want to choose relaxing or neutral colors.

5. Think beyond the normal bathroom. Maybe your in a warmer climate and would love an outdoor waterfall shower. Another way to bring the outdoors in is large skylights to help bring in light and nature to your bathroom.

How do you make your bathroom a relaxing space?

I would appreciate your thoughts on this post, why not comment?

Share and Enjoy

5 Easy Tips for a New Bathroom Look

New Bathroom Ideas

Are you looking for small bathroom decorating tips that will make a big impact on the way that your bathroom looks and feels? If you have a small bathroom and you want to transform it, there are plenty of ways to redecorate that will turn a drab bathroom into a fab bathroom. If you’re working with a small redecorating budget and a small bathroom space, here are 5 easy tips for a new bathroom look that will add dimension and storage without taking away from your space.

Take Decor Up a Notch with Shelving

You don’t have to have a completely simplistic bathroom when you’re limited on space, but you do need to be innovative with displaying decor and necessities. By investing in a shelving unit that has hooks, you can take your decor up a level and hang towels and robes in the process. Not only will you add to your storage space, you can add to the design.

Backsplash Will Dazzle the Eye

Are your bare white walls boring? Are you looking for an effective way to add dimension to a space that doesn’t have much? If you have stacked shelving units or space behind your pedestal sink, consider installing a tile backsplash that compliments the color theme you are designing around. The tiles will add color, texture, and illusion.

Redecorating and Rearranging Tips for a New Bathroom Look

Turn Functional Elements into Decorative Elements

If you have a limited budget, you should look for functional elements that will compliment your decor. Soap dispensers, receptacles, cotton ball holders, towel holders and commercial shower curtains can all transform a space. Add some personality to the room without breaking the bank and choose colors that pop to brighten up the space.

Use Bright Paint

You don’t have to choose dull colors or plain whites when you’re designing a small bathroom. White may be a flattering color in small spaces, but you can use bright pops of color wisely to show off unique architectural detail. Paint one wall a bright color, or use a bold wall paper pattern that has adhesive that is designed to stick in a moist environment. The color or pattern will surely make the room more lively.

Find a Textured Rug

You probably don’t think of rugs when you think of bathrooms. There are, however, textured accent rugs that can take the floor up a notch. Choose privacy curtains and accent rugs that compliment one another, and you can create a design rather than just several different looks in a single room.

From time to time you will need to freshen up your space. If it’s time to refresh your bathroom, keep these tips in mind before you start redecorating. Transforming your space doesn’t have to involve demolition as long as you are creative and resourceful.

I would appreciate your thoughts on this post, why not comment?

Share and Enjoy

Show your American Pride With a Flag

yhst-45748600749679_2264_74346641

Summer in the United States brings Memorial day, the 4th of July and Labor Day. All of these Holidays celebrate American pride. Yet, many people don’t even have a flag in their yards! Yes, a simple flag and it’s not complicated you can get them at any local store or you can buy them online.

If you already have a flag or your looking for something different and unique. There are many fun ways to display your flag or your patriotism in another way. I found a few on Pinterest that I just had to share with you.

98e70f919b46213549946c4100dd23cd Image credit:  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/252834966553766702/

This one is so easy to make, just some paint and a pallet. You can check out your local stores to see if they are selling or getting rid of any broken ones.

Here is another fun way to show off your American Pride.

9399a28dca13fab4fb6aa2adcd73a1d1 Image Credit: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/172403491955919557/

And the last one

9579a445ae792ef407ec821024552fba

Image Credit: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/287597126179759796/

Do you have a unique way to show your American pride? Share it with us!

I would appreciate your thoughts on this post, why not comment?

Share and Enjoy

DIY Garden Pallet Planter Box

DIY garden Pallet Planter

Recently my sister did this amazing DIY Garden Pallet Planter project that I just had to share with you. She got the pallets for free, picked up the plastic container and created this amazing garden planter. It’s so easy to construct and most of the time you can get pallets for free from your local stores. You may even find some for sale on Craigslist.

Creating Your DIY Garden Pallet Planter

pallat planter

As you can see from above all she did was nail the pallets together to form a box. You may want some help lining everything up, but she did it all on her own. All you have to do is make sure it will hold the container you have chosen.

18825_10155434167565702_6098898108359235614_n

 

Then add your choice of siding to the pallets and paint it. Her result is the one below The purple really stands out and creates a great focal point in her yard. She also added some cute butterflies she found at the dollar store.

DIY Garden pallet Planter

My sister painted her garden planter purple to match her front door. What color would you make yours?

I would appreciate your thoughts on this post, why not comment?

Share and Enjoy

Get Your Garden and Cash Back

card444
Spring is a time for improvement! It’s a time for garden projects, and house painting. A time to get that amazing grill or fire pit you have always wanted. The possibilities are endless!
Improve your home and improve your finances, Right now with MyGiftCardsPlus you can do all the home improvements you want to do the while getting Cash Back* plus a 100 SB Bonus!

From now through April 24th you’ll earn Cash Back* plus a 100 SB Bonus when you purchase Bed, Bath & Beyond, Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Sears, or The Container Store Gift Cards from MyGiftCardsPlus!**

*Cash Back is paid in the form of SB points good for popular gift cards or PayPal cash

**The SB Bonus Offers apply to one purchase per gift card listed above (Bed, Bath & Beyond, Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Sears, or The Container Store). This offer expires at 11:59pm PST on April 24th. Your SB will credit when your electronic gift card is delivered.

I would appreciate your thoughts on this post, why not comment?

Share and Enjoy

Get the right mattress with these 4 steps

mattress steps

When it comes time to purchase a new mattress for your bed, proper measuring must be done. If you do not measure your bed prior to purchasing a mattress you could find yourself with a new mattress that does not fit. Measuring your bed is a simple process and will ensure that you get a mattress that fits properly. Follow these tips for measuring:

1. Measure the length of the side board on your bed frame. If your sides are not even, measure the shortest side. Once you have this measurement you will need to subtract approximately 2 inches to get your true mattress length. The subtraction allows for bedding.

ID-10083550

2. Next measure the distance between the blocks that hold your side boards to the headboard and the footboard. If your bed does not have these blocks, simply measure the distance between the outside edges of the side boards at the foot and the head of your bed. Use the shortest measurement if the two widths are not the same. You will need to subtract about 1 inch, again to allow for bedding. This is the width of the mattress that you need.

3. Now you will need to measure from the top of your bed rails that are nearest to the headboard to the spot on the headboard where you want the mattress to hit. This measures your mattress and box spring height.

4. Once you have done all of your measuring, determine the proper size of mattress based on the size of your bed. If your bed is oddly shaped or oddly sized, you may need to purchase your mattress from a custom shop that provides bedding that is not typical in size. Mattresses typically run the proper sizes but there can be a variation of about ½ inch or so. As long as you have properly measured your bed, it should not be difficult to purchase a mattress that perfectly fits the bed.

I would appreciate your thoughts on this post, why not comment?

Share and Enjoy

5 Tips To Prepare Your Home For Spring

prepare your home

 

Spring is on the way and one thing you want to make sure you do is get your home ready. Winters end means thawing and rain that could cause some huge problems to your home, yard and your belongings.

1. Clean out your gutters. This will prevent rain water from getting close to the house and eventually coming into your basement. You should also make sure your downspouts are clear and lead a good distance away from your home.

2. Walk around your yard and inspect the trees and other plants to make sure they will not come falling down on your home in a storm or high winds. You can’t prevent all trees from falling but you can trim them back to keep damage minimal.

3. Clean the inside of your home to get rid of dust. When spring comes we open up windows and air in our homes starts moving again. If you have not dusted in a while and have been neglecting your vacuuming you should get that done since the built up dust can aggravate your allergies.

4 Change your furnace filter, when it’s time to start using the air conditioning you will be glade you did. Air conditioning units use the same filter as your furnace and having a clean filter makes that wonderful electric bill much less.

5. Start working on that garden. Once the ground thaws a little and the rain comes, the ground is much easier to move around. Start getting that veggie garden ready, not only will you have good healthy food, but a home garden can save you a lot of cash.

 

Comment: How do you get your home spring ready?

I would appreciate your thoughts on this post, why not comment?

Share and Enjoy

Update Your Kitchen with these 3 Easy Upgrades

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kohler for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have said it before and I will say it again now. Upgrading your kitchen does not always require a complete remodel. There are so many simple things you can do to make your kitchen look amazing on a budget. I’m going to share a few of them with you today.

Update your Kitchen Faucets

This is a big one that not only can change the style of your kitchen, but can also help in how you use your kitchen, yes a faucet can do all of that! Having a stylish Faucet can bring your home into a new trend, keep it classic or a little crazy.

Personally I love these new faucets from Kohler, they are only available at Lowe’s. So you will have to check them out in person there. Here are a few reasons I love them for a kitchen upgrade.

Cardale Kitchen Faucet

A very cool Stainless 1-Handle Pull-Down Sink or Counter Mount Kitchen Faucet.

  • A Sweep Spray (TM) that creates a forceful blade of water designed to sweep away stuck-on food from your dishes, who doesn’t want to make washing dishes easier!
  • Temperature memory that allows the faucet to be turned on and off at any temperature setting.
  • 2-function spray head with touch control, Sweep(TM) spray, and aerated stream settings
  • DockNetik(TM) that ensures a secure spray head fit
  • Kohler Scratch Shield (TM) finishes that resist corrosion and tarnishing, exceeding industry durability standards over two times.
  • Left or right handle installation and 360° spout rotation
  • A 10-1/2-in (267 mm) escutcheon plate and soap dispenser
  • 1-Piece, self-contained ceramic disc valve that allows both volume and temperature control

Elliston Kitchen Faucet

A polished Chrome 1-Handle Pull-Out Sink or Counter Mount Kitchen Faucet.

  • Kohler Scratch Shield (TM) finishes that resist corrosion and tarnishing, exceeding industry durability standards over two times.
  • Sleek, refined design that will complement your modern kitchen decor perfectly
  • MasterClean(TM) spray face that resists mineral buildup and is a snap to clean
  • High temperature limit stop that allows you to preset a comfortable maximum temperature to eliminate scalding
  • Optimal height and reach that provides plenty of clearance beneath the spout
  • Kohler ceramic disk valves crush and remove line debris, and exceed industry longevity standards by over two times, ensuring durable performance for life

As you can see these faucets will add a new look to your kitchen along with some great benefits for every day use, but why stop at a kitchen faucet?

Update your cabinet hardware

While your at Lowe’s buying one of those amazing faucets why not find some new cabinet hardware to match! Updating and matching your hardware is a great way to make sure that your kitchen looks clean and upgraded.

Create a new back splash

This one will require a bit more work but it will be worth it in the end. If you don’t have a backslash already creating one will give your kitchen a whole new look! Find some unique tiles that will create a focal point for your kitchen. Place them behind the sink and stove to create a look that is unique to you.

What other kitchen upgrades have you done? Share them with us!

Visit Sponsors Site

I would appreciate your thoughts on this post, why not comment?

Share and Enjoy

Studying For The Exam

Becoming a contractor can lead to many adventures. It gives you an opportunity to go into business for yourself. You can hire others to work under you instead of doing all of the work on your own. After all of the classes that you need are completed, you will take an exam to see how much you retained. If you pass the exam, then you can get the licenses that you need to begin contract work. There are a few tips that can help with the contractor exam prep so that you understand the questions and have a better chance at passing.

The best thing to do is to start studying as soon as possible. You will be given a date during your class of when the exam will be administered. This will give you at least a week or two to start making notes of all the information that could be on the test. Index cards are a good way to keep your notes organized. Start writing information on them through the course of the class so that you won’t have to cram for everything at one time before the test. On the day of the exam, you want to get to the testing site as early as you can. This can give you a few more moments to study. It can also help you relax before the test so that your mind is clear.

Ask questions about the exam. Talk to other contractors who have taken the test to find out how long it usually takes and the type of information that could be seen. You don’t have to get the answers to the questions, but if you have a general idea as to what to study for, then it can help you be better prepared, and you won’t spend a lot of time studying for material that isn’t covered. Most states require that you file an application before taking the test. You also need to find out about the location of the exam and if there is anything you need to have with you in the way of identification or course completion.

I would appreciate your thoughts on this post, why not comment?

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Share and Enjoy