Make Your Bathroom a Nerd Sanctuary

April 22, 2015 | Bathroom Remodeling

We spend an average of 182 hours a year in the bathroom. That means for almost 8 days a year, we’re spending a great deal of our time in the washroom. Let’s face it, looking at the same wallpaper, fixtures, shower curtain, and other restroom accoutrements year after year can get pretty boring.  That’s why we suggest shaking things up and making bathroom decorating fun! There is an infinite number of ways you can personalize the utilitarian space that is the bathroom. A lot of folks go for an elegant approach when decorating after a bathroom remodel to make their bathrooms as spa-like and relaxing as possible. That’s a perfectly acceptable approach but what about those of us with more eclectic tastes? If you’re more concerned with collecting coins and vanquishing bad guys than a trip to the spa – why not make your bathroom a nerd’s sanctuary? Here are … Continued

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Kokomo Bathroom Remodeling: Small Bathrooms

April 22, 2015 | Bathroom Remodeling

Without a streamlined design and proper organization, having a small bathroom can sometimes be overwhelming. Today, we’ve thought of some tips to help you claim back the space in your water closet with some Kokomo bathroom remodeling tips. Don’t let the size of your small bathroom get to you. There are plenty of ways to expand the space and make the room feel bigger. The Kokomo bathroom remodeling experts at Hearn Construction have some ideas to help you turn your bathroom from a small, utilitarian space into a relaxing spa. Here are just a few ideas: Less is More: Before getting ready to completely revamp your bathroom, take stock of everything that’s already in there. Throw out any non-essential appliances or products you haven’t used in the last three months. This will cut down on clutter and ready the room for its eventual remodel. Proper Lighting: Lighting can do wonders … Continued

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Create an At-Home Spa Experience

April 22, 2015 | Bathroom Remodeling

Choose a neutral, calming bathroom color. Your wall color sets the tone for your room. While you can find many color theories out there, the Huffington Post says, “The most calming colors are usually in the blue family, but muted, dusty shades of other colors can also be soothing, according to Jackie Jordan, Sherwin Williams director of color marketing.” Choosing the right color can help reduce stress and increase your spa experience. Upgrade your shower or bathtub. Whether you decide to create a walk-in shower or install a rain shower head, enhancing your shower or bathtub can turn a regular bathroom into an oasis. Browse online galleries of walk-in showers or glass-enclosed showers, and see what styles or features get you excited. If you’ve always dreamt of having a claw foot tub, now may be the time to make your dream a reality. Pay attention to your lighting. Harsh lighting … Continued

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10 Questions to Ask Before a Bathroom Remodel

April 22, 2015 | Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom remodeling requires a good deal of planning. You want to think through each detail prior to knocking down walls or painting cabinets. To help you narrow down your bathroom remodeling goals, we at Hearn Construction have developed this list of questions you need to think through or discuss prior to the home improvement process. Even if you’re working with a general contractor, you want to be able to envision and communicate the end result you desire. Then, you and the design team can work together to make it happen. 1. How do you currently use the space? Think about how much time you spend and which features you use on a day-to-day basis. 2. Do you ever wish you could use your bathroom differently? If your current bathroom has a shower, but you’ve always wanted to enjoy a bubble bath after a long day, take note. 3. What’s your … Continued

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Sea-Inspired Bathroom Remodel

April 22, 2015 | Bathroom Remodeling

If you have been staring at the same dull and worn out bathroom décor for years and have finally decided that you need change, it may be time for your to consider bathroom remodeling. In this constantly hectic world it may be calming for you to derive your bathroom remodeling concept from elements of nature. You could capture a forest using dark greens and earth tone accents, or you could get inspiration from a desert using different tan, yellow and brown ranges. If you have a bathroom space that needs to have a more open feel pick an element of nature that focuses on bright colors, the sea. The ocean and beach give off a relaxing feel that has probably already influenced your bathroom without you noticing. Examples of this are when people have calming sea salts or enjoy wading in the bathtub. Now all you have to do is … Continued

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Bathroom Remodeling: Replacing a Bathtub

April 22, 2015 | Bathroom Remodeling

One common home improvement trend we’ve noticed is that homeowners have been looking to update their bathtubs. This bathroom remodeling project can be done in a variety of ways, some choose to simply refinish their tub for a fresh, modern feel, others decide completely to replace their old, worn-out bathtub. If you decide to replace your current tub, here are some questions to consider before heading to the store. What will the bathtub’s main use be? Will the tub be one for daily family use, a place to wash pets or will it be used as your personal luxurious hideaway tub? If this is purely a functional tub then all the bells and whistles might not be needed. On the other hand, if you are splurging on a luxurious bathroom renovation to create your own little paradise then you’ll be purchasing something that’s job is to soak away your cares. … Continued

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DIY Bathroom Remodeling: Self-Adhesive Tile

April 22, 2015 | Bathroom Remodeling

If you have a carpeted bathroom you may have noticed that it is kind of an outdated look. Even though the soft layer of plush carpet feels great under cold feet, homeowners have found that carpeted bathrooms are a mold and mildew haven. If you are looking for a cost efficient bathroom remodel to get rid of an old moldy carpet, why not try self-adhesive vinyl tile.   Planning a Bathroom Remodel Floor Design Today’s vinyl tile options are stylish, attractive, and often mimic more expensive flooring materials such as stone and wood. They usually come in 12”x12” squares, and can be found in countless colors, patterns and solids, just waiting for you to unleash your creativity. To save money plan a tile design that works with your current bathroom décor. Preparation Steps Many bathroom remodeling projects involve getting down on your hands and knees, and this one is no … Continued

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