Trying Something New…

Life hands us things we don’t expect, and we can choose what we want to do with them. Keeping an open mind helps, and working with what you have been given can often lead to a happy discovery. I, myself, usually try to make the best of things, but have not always been successful.

In the latest episode of my free podcast, I give several examples of what I am talking about. Hoping you can relate and maybe get a laugh or two from my trials.

House Plants are Awesome!

I enjoy having lots of house plants in my home, and have learned a lot over the years. I also use them when staging homes for sale. My latest podcast highlights a few of my fave plants that are pretty easy to maintain and a few stories I think you’ll enjoy.

Beautiful Baths That are Also Practical

When I updated my bathrooms, there were many decisions to be made. Some practical, some aesthetic and some both! I

I wanted baths that:

  • looked great
  • were easy to clean
  • had lots of storage
  • and wouldn’t need updating again any time soon

Using larger tiles in the surround that need less grout are very practical. Installing new, easy to clean and functional tubs will last years! Installing good size and multiple shampoo boxes was a good decision with huge payoffs.

Updated bathroom with Tile and GraniteYou don’t need a lot of glass tile to make an impact, especially in small spaces. I kept things neutral and used natural surfaces for warmth and a timeless look.

I also made some practical decisions like using fans on timers and sensors. I installed custom shelves and drawers where there was once a clumsy old-fashioned closet.

Make sure to install the right size of towel bars, storage cubbies, etc. And make them handy and strong for every day use by all members of the family.

But it all starts with a good contractor. Interview several and check their references! And while you wait for your contractor to come available, research your surfaces and fixture choices and make sure you are happy with your vision of your new bath.