Read This Before Starting A Bathroom Remodeling Project





Completing repair work, maintenance, and upgrades on your home is not a matter to take lightly. Many important decisions go into completing such endeavors and it is always in your best interest to step back, take some time to access the situation, consider options, and make a well informed decision. The consequences of failing to do so are too great. When it comes to remodeling your bath, you need to make sure you have weighed all your options so you have a great outlet and things turn out well. Here is a guide you need to read before starting a bathroom remodeling project.

  1. Make sure you have enough room

Believe it or not, some spaces are more conducive to a make over than others. In some instances, a bathroom can be sized and shaped in such a way that a total construction re-do is the only way to go if you intend to put in a larger bathtub, new sink, and an efficient toilet. This requires expert advice from construction pros who could do a demolition job safely and properly. If your bathroom is sized and shaped well for a remodel, lucky you, you can begin to plan your next step.

  1. Consider plumbing and electrical

Depending on how old your house is, you may want to consider replacing the plumbing and electrical systems. If you are going to be teasing down walls or pulling out old cabinets, sinks, and tubs, you might as well take a look at the plumbing and make sure everything is working as it should. If not, now would be the time for updated and upgraded plumbing. While you are at it, the electrical wiring and outlets may need to be replaced or updated as well. This expensive up front, can save you money in the long run and enhance the value of the home.

  1. Sizing and height

Not all homes are created equal. Just as there are different sized human beings, there are different sized bathrooms. A person who is very short may be dissuaded from buying a home with a bathroom whose sink is too high and whose mirror is closer to the ceiling than the ground. Figuring out the proper height for the fixtures and appliances is very important and will increase the value and utility of the room.

  1. Select the right tile

One of the most important decisions you will make merges design concepts with utility. Tile and stone decisions can end up being crucible during a remodel job. Take some time to learn about the different options and talk with a professional before you make your purchase. Some tiles provide more grip, others will last longer, soak up more or less moisture, crack, fight off mildew, etc.

  1. Design

You may have a keen eye for design, but if you can not merge the design with the proper and appropriate fixtures and materials, you could still end up with an expensive nightmare on your hands. When it comes to design, it is often recommended to talk with a professional to make sure your idea can properly translate without any set backs and unforeseen issues.

Use these 5 tips the next time you are considering doing work on your home.

Source by Christopher Rivera

Do you throw dull, unorganized and every-day picnics. Why not throw the picnic or party that everyone would want to attend. Everyone who is anyone in your circle of friends will come and will be talking about the awesome party you put together for days, weeks or even years. Have you ever gone to a party and wondered, "how did she do that?" or thought, "they are so creative".

You can be that person that everyone is talking about. You can be that creative host or hostess that would throw an interesting event.

Food garnishing tips and decoration ideas can be found in a variety of places. If you can not think of ideas on your own, just Google it! You can find books at the department store, or you could copy an idea from a friend or associate when you attend one of their parties or picnics.

Disney has been a major part of my niece's life and she's a huge fan. She has decorated watermelon slices into the shape of Mickey Ears with a Popsicle stick inserted as handles. She has made princess cupcakes for her daughter's birthday. Her mother, my sister cuts apples into flower designs, places on skewers sticks for the beautiful edible bouquet. I found a recipe to create Pilgrim hats from cookies, candy and icing.

Have you ever tried to be creative? I, personally, have trouble thinking outside the box, but it does not stop me from having a unique and inviting event. Even if you can not think of your own ideas, you can certainly take advantage of ideas from others to make creations for your specifically-themed event. Your themed party can be more interesting with a few helpful hints for food garnishing and food decorating. Do not worry about "having two thumbs". Food garnishing tips and decoration ideas that you find in your search will provide for you very easy-to-follow directions.

Like I said, I am not usually able to create my own ideas, but when I search for ideas, I am able to make these creations with a little time, patience and instructions.

Here are few food garnishing tips and decoration ideas that I'm excited to share with you. These I have found in my search to add a little extra touch to my dinner parties, my picnics and when we are them out of a banquet or wedding event.

By using some snack size milky way bars, some plain m & ms candies and a few teddy grahams, you can make these cute little cars for a child's birthday party, or a Nascar themed event. The milk way is the body of the car, the m & ms are the wheels and the teddy graham is stuffed in at the top, towards the back as if it's the driver.

You could also use a few sliced ​​bananas, add some cut-up kiwi and add some halo pieces placed perfectly on a plate will create a summer themed treat. Your guests can enjoy fresh fruit around this beautiful display. (The banana makes the trunk of a palm tree, the kiwi makes up the top of the tree, while the tangelos pieces make up the sandy beach.

Another great idea that I have used at Thanksgiving is the fall foliage acorn. If you take a Hershey kiss, with a chocolate chip and half of a nutter butter round to create the perfect looking acorn favors. Placing the kiss, lightly melted to the nutter butter cookie and finish the top of the nutter butter with a small chocolate chip, lightly melted, so it sticks, will give you a cute little acorn to place on each dinner plate as a favor.

Food garnishing tips and decoration ideas can be found easily now because of the opportunity that the great world-wide web has provided to all of us. Google it!

Make your next party the one everyone talks about for a long time to come.


Source by Jennifer Wagner