Glass tiles are all the rage right now, and we have been using a ton of them recently! From kitchen backsplashes to fireplaces to bathrooms and bars, they can be used almost anywhere to add a little sparkle and a little pizzazz to your home. One of my current favorite glass tile companies is Oceanside Glass. They have an amazing array of tile options, in all shapes and sizes. Some, like the one pictured in this bathroom wall accent, even incorporate slate into the design! We have a few of the hundreds of Oceanside Glass tiles in our showroom for you to see – stop by sometime and take a peek!
Remodeling Industry Expected to Rise February 20, 2009
As one could expect, more people are staying put during this economy, instead of purchasing new homes. However, the home improvement industry is banking on the fact that homeowners will still want to make improvements, so they can enjoy their homes even more. Energy efficient upgrades, such as new windows, furnaces and cooling systems, are expected to be the most popular, since they will offer the most return on investment immediately. However, I have also noticed that people are interested in upgrading kitchens and baths – they will add value to their homes over the long term, and will be enjoyed in the interim.
Do-it-yourself projects will also be popular for those looking to save money. Do-it-yourselfers can enjoy the benefits of using an interior designer to help them make decisions on color, materials and products, which will help them save even more money in the long run – no more repainting those walls when you don’t like the color! And who wants to fight with reinstalling tile when you find it doesn’t work in your bathroom? http://kstp.com/news/stories/S796734.shtml?cat=206.
How about you? What home improvements are you looking to tackle in the next 6 months?