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5 ways to create warmth in the bathroom during autumn

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It’s the start of a new season, so why not look for areas around the home you can jazz up with a bit of creativity?

This week our Hubbies are sharing five tips on how to use different techniques and styles to embrace the colour orange in order to create a warm and vibrant atmosphere in the bathroom.

Feature Wall

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One of the best ways to add colour to a bathroom without overpowering the space is to include a feature wall. Choose a wall that won’t reflect onto the mirror, as this may leave an unattractive orange glow.

Mosaics

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If you are going for tiles in the bathroom, try to incorporate a mosaic wall of different shades of orange to give the shower or feature wall added texture. If you’re feeling adventurous, try to fit orange tiles into the floor.

Cupboards and Shelves

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For a contemporary look, integrate orange into your storage space. Whether it’s shelves or cupboards you’re looking to work with, this pop of colour is guaranteed to brighten the room up.

Orange Fittings

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Feeling spontaneous? Get yourself an orange bathtub or sink. Pick one that isn’t too bright. This vintage claw foot bathtub is the perfect shade of orange.

Hints of Orange

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To give the bathroom a fresh look without burning a hole in your pocket, include hints of orange in the trimmings around the windows and along the floor. This is a great way to make quick, easy and affordable additions to a plain bathroom.

Also, don’t underestimate the power of a few good ornaments such as vases or soap dispensers!

We’d love to hear your thoughts on what you’ll be doing this autumn to create a different atmosphere.

For more information or for a free quote on a job you’d like to do this month, call your local Hubby on 1800 803 339 or visit the website www.hireahubby.com.au.

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Dream makeovers: when money is no issue

Realistically, home owners tend to stick to budgets when renovating, and never actually transform their house into the home they dream of.

But if money isn’t an issue for you and you’re thinking of renovating to create your dream home, here are some before and after extreme makeovers that have transformed outdated and plain decks, gardens, bathrooms and kitchens into incredible modern spaces.

These ideas from our Hubbies might just get your minds thinking as we approach into the summer season or, as we like to say, the renovating season.

Decks:

This ordinary deck created usable space, but no style. The homeowners added a sweeping perimeter curve and metal accents to create a backyard haven. Talk to your local Hire a Hubby about how you can best utilise the space in your backyard.

 

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Landscaping:

This house had a small patio that baked in the hot afternoon sun and reflected heat right off the white walls. See it transformed into a living and entertainment area with less yard to look after. Not only did it make the back area more usable, but it also added resale value to the home.

 

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Bathrooms

This 1980’s attic bathroom was boring, had cheap cabinetry, an oversized mirror, and navy blue sinks and toilet. A smart remodel including beaded-board panelling, built-in shelves, separate furniture-style vanities, old-fashioned medicine cabinets, and vintage-style faucets and fixtures gave the bathroom a clean, cottage look. Have a chat with your local Hire a Hubby about turning your bathroom into a haven.

 

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Kitchens

Dreary kitchen getting you down? Take matters into your own hands and give your cooking space a transformation with inspiration from the kitchen makeover below. This modern kitchen remodel features black cabinetry, sleek surfaces, hardwood and tiled floors, recessed lighting and a custom stone wall that gives the space a wine cellar feel.

 

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Hopefully this has provided you with inspiring ideas to take that next step towards your dream home. For advice or a free quote on any home maintenance or renovation project, call your local Hire a Hubby on 1800 803 339 or visit the website www.hireahubby.com.au.

Makeover Series Part 3: Bathroom

Last week we covered tips on renovating your kitchen and how important it is to keep the most used area in your home looking top notch.

This week we are looking at possibly the second most used area in the home, your bathroom and they don’t need to be boring, functional areas. Today’s bathrooms are lavish areas where you can express your personal style through creative tile combinations, beautiful baths and stylish tap ware.

Tiles

There is no denying tiles are the best finish for a bathroom. Easy to clean, durable and so many colour options, it’s the perfect way to revamp any old bathroom. If the space is small go for large light tiles and grout-less for a modern sharp appearance. Ceramic tiles are affordable and come in a variety of colours and finishes, but if you are really looking to splash out check out porcelain. Always invest in sealing the grout (if budget allows) for longevity.

Paint

Painting your bathroom can lift it instantly, but don’t be fooled as this small area can be a little more tricky than it seems. High humidity, frequent use and poor ventilation makes the bathroom more susceptible to mould and mildew. You will need to select a wet area friendly paint that will help prevent mould build up over time. Walls will need to be cleaned thoroughly and all fittings removed before the job is started. When it comes to selecting colours, be sure it matches all of your existing colour schemes if you are not updating these as well.

Fittings

With so many options on the market, tap ware and shower heads are no longer an easy item to select. Consider first the style of your bathroom, are you going for a modern sleek look or a classic, embellished style. Tap ware is one area where cheapest is not always best, as high use and often the need for a professional to replace, means investing wisely first time round can save money in the long run. For showerheads the same principles apply, look for something water saving and if you want to make cleaning the shower easy look for a hand shower set that you can remove from the wall.

Shower, Bath and Vanity

Small spaces can be maximised by minimalist styles such as a frameless shower and an under-mounted sink however, luxury usually comes with the appropriate price tag! If frameless isn’t in your budget go for a metal frame that has slimmer lines. If you are looking to make a statement with your vanity, you can find beautiful stone basins and benches. For the budget makeover Laminex looks great and you can opt for a semi-recessed sink. A vanity to ceiling mirror can really make the area seem bigger. If you have a bit more space, then an elegant bath is what you are after. There are so many shapes and styles available to make your bathroom really stand out and have that resort feel.

There are some fantastic options on the market and prices to suit even the leanest of budgets. Upgrading your bathroom can really add value to a home but it is a big job and unless you’re pretty well versed in home renovation it’s an area best not tackled by yourself. Talk to Hire a Hubby about options for helping you when upgrading your bathroom – call the boys on 1800 803 339.