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Tips to Choose the Perfect Color for Your Bathroom

Tips to Choose the Perfect Color for Your Bathroom

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You might be planning to paint your bathroom in a fresh shade by opting for a unique color scheme this time. Interior decor trends keep changing season after season, and keeping yourself updated about the same is helpful for giving your house the latest look. But even as you browse through the colors, you might like to pick the one, which is from that ‘all time popular’ category, and not just good for a specific season. Let’s see the colors that can transform the appearance of your bathing space.

Fresh Green and Turquoise

Revamp your bathing space by using a beautiful turquoise with classy green. These are the best nautical colors that can turn your bathing area into a refreshing place. You can further use glass tiles in one of these colors and heighten the nautical effect. With turquoise shower curtains and colored bath accessories, you can have a great looking bathroom ready to use.

Plush Dark Red and Black

Dark red and black is a combination, which if used rightly, can create an extremely amazing space. You need to pay attention to the details, while you work on this design. From the walls, tiles (floor and wall), sanitary ware, fixtures, till the small accent pieces, everything must be a part of this color scheme. You can add spice with metal pieces and bronze colored accessories. Remember that this combo works best in larger spaces.

Tranquil Teal and White

This is one of the prettiest combinations, if you want to create a calming ambiance. Spruce up your bathing area by coloring it teal blue and adding white accessories. This soft combination will create a fresh and soothing space, perfect to have a relaxing bath. Get teal blue wall paint and a mix of blue and white tiles, add light-blue or white sanitary ware, and some lovely white accents on the bathroom vanity.

Funky Red and White

If you want to create a lively space, pick that hot red color. Add red in maximum elements and then balance it using white. You can consider adding black accessories or dark red accessories to further play up the area. White bathroom vanity with red trims is the perfect piece to be used for complementing the design. Fix up a decorative round mirror with broad red border above the vanity.

Classy Chocolate and Cream

If you want to have a simple yet classy look, this one is for you. Color it using the wonderful chocolate brown shade, that rightly blends with the natural finish of wooden furniture placed in your bathroom. You can pair cream or off-white color with this brown and have a perfect looking area. With large off-white floor tiles, the area will look much more spacious. With brown wall paint or tiles, and a mix of cream and brown accessories, you can have a decent environment.

Choosing any scheme widely depends upon your taste. You need not consider the paint colors of the rest of your house, while picking one for the bath area. Apart from the ones mentioned above, you can also opt for sage, crimson, pink, taupe, light wine, or mauve. Sage is one of the best paint colors for bathrooms, which can look wonderful when paired with off-white. With decorative walls that consist of inlays of off-white pebbles and plush glass partitions to create sections in the bathroom, you have an exquisite space to bathe. By using one of the best combos, you can rightly transform your dull and old bathroom into a fresh bathing area.

How to Install Hinges

How to Install Hinges

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Hinges are normally installed on doors, boxes, and kitchen cabinets to facilitate movement. The various types available can also help you determine the extent to which you want the door to open. Beautiful and innovative styles of hinges can also enhance your home decor to a great extent. Installing them is not a very complex procedure and can be easily done on your own.

Installing Door Hinges

Step 1
Before you start installing hinges on your door, you must decide which way your door will open, to determine their placement. Some of them work both ways as they are reversible, while some of them will have specific left or right markings on them.

Step 2
Normally hinges are installed at 5 inches from above the door frame and 10 inches from below it. You will need to mark these positions on the door frame where you will be installing them. Remove already present hinges in case you are replacing them.

Step 3
Place the hinge on its position and trace it’s outline on the door frame. Use a pencil or an erasable marker for this. Ensure that you trace the exact height and width of the hinge. As you will be attaching it to the door frame with screws, mark those places as well.

Step 4
Pick up a chisel and hammer to jab the marked outline area on the door frame. This will form a depression for you to install the hinge. Remove any wood splinters in this area to clear it for the hinge to fit in.

Step 5
Take the hinge, and with help of screws, fix it at its determined place. If it is done properly, you will notice that the hinge is level with the door frame and is fixed firmly in its position. Attach the other half in its position(following steps 2, 3 and 4), all the while referring your instruction manual, in case there are any particular directions you need to follow. Use a hinge pin to connect the two halves.

Installing Hinges on a Box

Step 1
Hold the wood box and lid in such a way that you can easily access all points in the box and lid. Keep the lid on the box in the way it would appear when the box is closed.

Step 2
Take your hinges and keep them on the box like you would want them to be installed. Their position should, ideally, be 4 inches from ends of the lid. Bear in mind, the top leaf of the hinge should be straight in line with the top of the lid. Make markings for screws with pencil through the top leaf holes on hinges.

Step 3
Keep the hinges aside and with the help of a drilling machine, drill holes at the screw markings you just made. The holes should not be bigger in diameter than the screws you are going to fit through them. Put the hinges back in position, insert screws through the holes, and tighten them with a screwdriver.

Step 4
For the bottom leaf of the hinge, make hole markings with a pencil. Remove the hinges, drill holes, fix the hinges, and tighten them with screws. You have successfully installed hinges on a box.

You should be able to perform the task, at the most, in an hour. However, if you want to install hinges which are a little more complex in structure, call for a carpenter to help you out.

Shower Room Design Ideas

Shower Room Design Ideas

The world of bathroom decorating has undergone a sea change over the years. While earlier people were satisfied with simple and practical designs for shower rooms, today they have realized that the visual appeal of a shower room is as important as its usefulness. Luxury and splendor can be incorporated even into a bathroom, and that’s what we’ll tell you how to do, in this Buzzle article. We have some ideas on how to design a glorious bathroom that will become the envy of everyone visiting it.

Contemporary
If a contemporary look is what you want for your bathroom, then the key is to use hushed tones in the design and the décor of the shower room. A simplistic design will work best for the contemporary, no fuss appeal. Have a shower enclosure with a glass door in the corner that faces the door. Get a clear glass door for the shower room, with a curtain hanging from the inside. The bathtub and the sink can face the shower enclosure vertically. Wood and light colored stone (cream, brown or beige) are the safest and most versatile materials you can use for shower room décor. Make sure that the sink (opposite the tub) is huge and the counter of the sink runs across the length of the tub. For effect, have a flower vase on the huge counter at all times. The flowers can be white, and also include a leaf or two for a little contrast. As far as storage is concerned, enclosed and beneath the sink is the best option. It won’t take away anything from the overall ambiance and will be convenient as well.

Monochrome
For someone who likes to play it safe and have a shower room that does not scream out loud, a monochrome is the way to go. Choose one color and design a clean and compact shower room using it. For instance, white is a very popular choice for monochromatic bathrooms. You can have a pristine tub in one corner, his and hers sinks across the tub, and a shower enclosure with translucent shower curtains in another corner, all in white. If you’re thinking of picking another color, then go for light shades like gray, very light green, beige, cream, and so on. For this design idea, enclosed cabinets above the respective sinks will work well. Or you can have them made and placed in a separate section of the room altogether.

Victorian
A Victorian theme for a bathroom is one of the best ideas, because of its detailed beauty. For a gorgeous Victorian bathroom décor, you’ll definitely need a claw foot tub. Place it on the longer side of the bathroom. Across the tub, you can have a glass enclosure with a walk in shower, or simply a portion sectioned off with a curtain. A huge ornately carved mirror will be the highlight of the shower room. It can be right above a large sink and have an ornate dark wood stool right next to it. Dark wood cabinets for storage can be placed below the sink or in a separate area.

Ultra Modern
Here’s an idea for those who want the room to scream style and panache! A huge bathroom with a sunken bathtub, placed vertically in the center of the bathroom is what you need. Have a huge mirror that runs from the ceiling to the floor placed right at the head of the bathtub. This mirror can be flanked by some fancy yellow lights, about halfway up the wall. Storage can be on any side of the tub. It will have to be a concealed cabinet, so that the visual appeal of the bathroom is not dulled. On the side that does not have the cabinet, you can place a tall flower vase in a bright color, that runs vertically halfway across the wall.

Minimalist
The basic point of having a minimalist design for a shower room is to maximize the space that you have, and use it as economically as possible. It is a very modern and practical approach to the designing and can turn out to be a masterpiece when done properly. For a minimalist design, a monochromatic color scheme works best. You need to have minimum accessories and shelves enclosed within walls to ensure that there is enough space within the bathroom. A simple design idea for it would be a tub and a sink (both in the same color), no separate shower enclosure, a cabinet that slides open into the wall for storage, and a simple rug outside the tub. Nothing gets exposed, everything stays concealed.

When you design a bathroom, you must keep not only yourself in mind, but also probable visitors. Sure you’re the one who should be the most comfortable using it, but make sure that the aesthetic value of the bathroom remains intact at all times. Regular cleaning and maintenance is the only way to do it. So design a beautiful bathroom and take good care of it!

Interior Painting Ideas for Bedrooms

Interior Painting Ideas for Bedrooms

If you ask me my favorite place in this world, I would say my bedroom. This is one place where I can be simply me! I think this holds true for almost all of us. We relax in our bedrooms, watch TV, read, and talk to our family members. In other words, we carry on a lot of personal activities in this space of our house. That’s why, when it comes to painting the interiors of our bedrooms, we should go in for colors that reflect our personality. Of course, this does not mean that you end up painting the room bright red. Keeping the impact of colors on the room surroundings as well as on the mood of the inhabitants is equally important.

For all those who have taken on the task of painting a bedroom, a bit of knowledge of color psychology is a must. There are basically three kinds of colors, i.e., warm colors, cool colors, and neutral colors.

Warm Colors
Bright colors like yellow, red, and orange are considered warm colors. These colors are known to add energy and vibrancy to a room. They are believed to make the room look dark and small. That’s why, most experts will recommend you to avoid painting your bedroom with these colors.

Cool Colors
Green, blue, and all pastel shades like light pink and light purple fall in this category. Cool colors are believed to have a very soothing effect on the mind and body. If they are used for painting a bedroom, they can relax and calm the persons living in it.

Muted Colors
Neutral colors like gray, beige, skin color, and brown fall in this category. These colors are known to offer stability and comfort to the room surroundings. If painted on the bedroom walls, they can suppress the effect of bright colors used in the accessories or fabrics in the room.

Looking at the effect these colors have, cool colors are the most suited to paint bedrooms. Neutral colors are comforting, provided they are paired with some bright and interesting looking accessories and fabrics. Here are some colors and combinations that are in vogue.

Pink
Pink is often a preferred choice for painting a girl’s room, although, it looks equally good as a color for master bedroom walls too. As there are different shades of pink available in paints, a creative idea is to paint three walls in light pink color and the fourth one in a hot, bolder pink shade. This will make your room look interesting and come alive.

Yellow and White
Yellow is a warm color, which can make the surroundings excitable and energetic, instead of relaxing as they should be. Still, if balanced with white accessories and fabrics, as well as some white murals on the wall, it can make your bedroom look very cheerful.

Green and Blue
Both green and blue are very soothing colors. However, many people do not use them in combination, as they appear to be in contrast to one another. In reality, painting the bedroom in lighter shades like these can give it a unique feel. Keeping all the walls light green and painting the ceiling in sky blue with some white stars stenciled on it will lend a very natural feel to the room.

White and Red
If you are someone who wants a tinge of energy in the bedroom, painting the walls in white, and making designs on them in warm colors such as red is a good idea. Making circles of various sizes with red paint on the four corners, while keeping the room walls plain white, will even out the effect of warm color, and at the same time, the warm color will lend energy to the room. With this color combination, keep the room accessories red and white as well.

Sponge painting, faux painting, making hand prints on one of the walls, stripes, polka dots, geometric designs, murals, trees and leaves―you can do whatever you want on your bedroom walls, as long as it does not overwhelm the surroundings or makes the room appear cramped. One last tip―your bedroom is your personal sanctuary, so paint it with some creative designs and colors that are totally you.