Homeowners are always trying to bring unique ideas to their houses whether it be doing something with that boring wall or getting the most out of that tiny kitchen space. Bathrooms are getting more attention these days as homeowners are combining fashion with function when selecting a bathroom color scheme. Whether you’re showing off your wild side with a daring bold color or keeping it real with more natural tones, your bathroom is the perfect space to boast your personal style.
Here are some of today’s popular bathroom color schemes to inspire your flair:
This sleek combination of modern touches against a classic white palette reveals a fresh and sophisticated look. Modern Boho is characterized by warm textures layered with black touches, and Moroccan accents such as this mosaic tile floor.
Nature comes to life in this serene bathroom. Earth tones like deep green and brown make for a beautiful bathroom color combination that brings a sense of tranquility to the space.
Natural bathroom color schemes are timeless and bring a sense of old-world style to a modern world. The tan and brown tones in the mosaic tile walls surrounding the tub and mirror and create a warm, soothing feel, and the skylight brings added natural light into the space. The circular theme brings a sense of peace and tranquility.
Deep green makes a bold statement and evokes feelings of growth, harmony, nature and safety. This backlit mosaic tile tub by TREND Group (the parent company of Granite Transformations) serves as a showpiece while evoking a calming, serene feel. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub.
You can achieve this jungle style bathroom with mosaic tile wallpaper in white and gold reminiscent of a giraffe. The zebra accents complement the look. Safari anyone?
Granite Transformations can help you achieve any color scheme for your next bathroom remodeling project. We offer a broad range of products to suit any taste or design style including mosaic tiles for floors and walls, bathroom countertops and cabinets. Sign up for a free in-home design consultation and see how our products can turn your bathroom into a spa-like oasis.
With summer fast approaching, we are all ready to spend ample time outside. One of the best ways to relax or entertain guests is in a comfortable patio space. With your patio transformed into a relaxing oasis, you won’t want to leave. But what if your patio space is on the small side?
Not to worry—it’s still possible to turn your small outdoor patio into a cozy retreat! All it takes is a little creativity, some out-of-the-box thinking, and a desire to turn your small patio space into a summer getaway.
To help you begin your remodeling journey, here are some small patio decorating ideas to inspire your outdoor space.
Chances are, if you have a small patio, your neighbors are fairly close. Create a privacy screen that doubles as a stunning decoration! You can choose among a variety of options to achieve this. You can use a wall of plants to create a living privacy screen, while also bringing a touch of nature to your space. Or, if you aren’t a fan of the large plant option, hang some neutral curtains around the edges.
Whether you want to relax in the evening with a book or prefer entertaining friends, you will want a quality light source to create an inviting atmosphere. A few wonderful options are strings of large outdoor lights or an electric fireplace (s’mores anyone?). You could even combine the two for an extra cozy atmosphere.
Forget those bulky, prepacked patio sets. Design a space that is uniquely you when choosing your seating. Depending on your goal, you may want seating that moves (such as a porch swing or hammock), or stationary seating (such as a bench or chairs). Whichever you choose, spice up the area with throw blankets and pillows to create a calming and relaxing environment.
Find a Tiny Table
When space is at a premium, a fun and colorful tiny side table is your best partner for holding your morning coffee, a favorite book, or a soothing candle. You can find a variety of beautiful side tables ready-made at stores. Or, if you love DIY projects, consider building your own.
If you choose the DIY route, you can either build a tiny table from scratch or repurpose and refinish a different piece. For a truly show-stopping tiny table, consider adding an inlay of mosaic tiles from Granite and TREND Transformations. With countless colors and styles, you can easily find mosaic tiles perfectly suited to your unique style.
This fun and functional table planter is a unique way to add a touch of nature to your small outdoor patio. It’s not only the perfect resting spot for a refreshing beverage but it’s sure to be a conversation starter. You can also plant herbs in the table – such as basil, thyme or mint – making them easy to reach for your iced tea or while cooking your next meal.
Pergola with Farm Table
Keep yourself and your guests shaded from the harsh summer sun by adding a pergola. A pergola lined with wisteria is the perfect way to shade your patio area. Add a farm table and some wicker chairs for a natural vibe. When combined with a string of lights or hanging lanterns, you can instantly transform your small patio into a warm and inviting space.
If you are thinking about how to design your outdoor patio space, our blog about creating an outdoor entertaining space can help you determine the various elements you’ll need to consider. Read more about backyard design trends to make your outdoor space the perfect summer sanctuary. And happy remodeling!
Granite and TREND Transformations can help with your next indoor remodeling project. Schedule your free in-home design consultation today!
Last Updated on June 20, 2022
If your kitchen needs a facelift but your budget is falling short, we have some easy and inexpensive kitchen remodeling ideas that can wake up a tired, outdated look.
Install a New Sink
A new sink, like this double white farm sink, becomes a useful addition to your kitchen and also serves as a unique standout feature you’ll love for years to come.
Install a Pull-Down Faucet
If your sink is in good condition, then splurging on a new pull-down faucet is a great way to upgrade your look while simplifying time at the sink. It will save you time doing dishes and make hard-to-reach places easier to clean.
Paint an Accent Wall
Another inexpensive and easy kitchen update could be to add a pop of color to your kitchen by painting an accent wall in a rich hue. The contrast will bring new depth to the room and bring life to a tired space.
Paint Your Cabinets
Painting your cabinets can take them from shabby to chic. You’ll be amazed at the transformation and how much money you can save.
Update Cabinet Hardware
Switching out cabinet handles and pulls is a practical and easy kitchen update. Whether you go traditional or trendy, it’s money well well-spent with lasting benefits.
Reface Your Cabinets
If your kitchen cabinets have seen better days, refacing them may be the way to go. Cabinet replacement, where cabinets are pulled out and replaced, can take weeks or months and can be very costly. An inexpensive kitchen remodeling idea could be cabinet refacing . This option is much more cost-effective, not to mention fast. The dedicated staff of Granite and Trend Transformations will measure, craft and install custom cabinet doors, drawers and hardware in just days, not weeks. Granite and TREND Transformations offers a variety of cabinet colors, styles and finishes – all of which are moisture, heat, scratch and impact-resistant.
Install New Countertops
Countertops are the workhorse of your kitchen and can take the brunt of everyday wear and tear. Granite and TREND Transformations offers an innovative, fast way to refresh your countertops with an overlay process – simply by placing a new countertop directly over your old one. Quartz and recycled glass countertops from Granite and TREND Transformations are heat, scratch and stain-resistant, and require very little maintenance – with no sealing required. Countertops can be installed in as little as one day, so you can have what feels like a new kitchen overnight. Your friends won’t believe how fast and gorgeous your new kitchen looks.
There are many other ways you can refresh the look of your kitchen without taking on a major renovation – we have more easy kitchen update design and decorating ideas in this blog. Choosing the right countertop material for your lifestyle might be challenging – we break down the pros and cons of the most popular countertop materials so you can make an informed decision.
Rosé wine has always been popular, but it’s making a particularly big splash this summer as people are finding new ways to enjoy the refreshing summer wine. Drunk Jelly has made a cameo on the scene, which uses wine to unlock jelly’s best potential – rosé being one of the most popular flavors. Rosé also inspires recipes, crafts, décor, gifts and more.
Rosé wine cocktails are the newest craze among savvy mixologists this summer, and there is no doubt you’ll see some listed on a few restaurant cocktail menus. So, join the “rosé obsession” and enjoy making these summer rosé cocktails that are sure to quench your summertime thirst and bring fun to any occasion.
Who doesn’t like punch? This adult version is real crowd-pleaser and so easy to make. This recipe is originally from Martha Stewart.
1/4 cantaloupe, peeled
1 small peach, pitted
1 small nectarine, pitted
2 bottles chilled rosé wine
6 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups golden or red raspberries
Slice cantaloupe, peach and nectarine into bite-sized pieces. Pour wine into a large pitcher, and stir in sugar. Add sliced fruit and raspberries, and refrigerate – covered – for two hours.
Recipe from Martha Stewart Living | Photo from Vinepair.com
This fun rosé wine cocktail is famously known at LDV Hospitality’s Beach Club at Gurney’s in Montauk, NY, one of Long Island’s premier beach resorts. It’s sure to cool the sizzle on a hot summer’s day.
.25 oz. Aperol
.25 oz. white peach puree
.25 oz. fresh lemon juice
.25 oz. simple syrup
Splash dry rosé
Muddle three basil leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add gin, Aperol, peach puree, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass. Finish with rosé and garnish with fresh basil.
Recipe and photo courtesy of: LDV Hospitality
What could be better than lemonade on a hot summer’s day? This rosé wine lemonade cocktail will surely top the standard. Try making your own lemonade, or substitute your favorite store-bought one. Either way, you won’t find this one at your corner lemonade stand.
Ingredients for lemonade (if not choosing store-bought brand):
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup cold water
1 cup rosé wine
To make the lemonade, combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and stir to dissolve the sugar. Let cool.
Add the fresh lemon juice and water to the sugar mixture and stir to dissolve. Refrigerate until cold.
Before serving, mix the lemonade with the rosé wine. Divide between two glasses and serve.
Recipe and photo courtesy of dessertfortwo.com
Try using a fruity rosé for this sangria recipe from The Knot, or use a splash of your favorite brandy or rum for an extra kick. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a summer’s day.
Rinse fruit. Chop strawberries into quarters and slice the kiwi. Evenly disperse fruit into each glass, and top with ice. Pour rosé over ice and swirl with a straw. Serve immediately.
Photo by Sarah Love | Recipe from The Knot
Blueberry Maple Fizz
Blueberries and maple syrup may sound more like ingredients for a pancake recipe, but this rosé wine cocktail from My Domaine is surprisingly delicious and bursting with flavor and fizz.
1/2 cup blueberries, plus extra to garnish
2 tbsp. maple syrup
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice, plus wedge for garnish
1/2 cup unsweetened iced tea
In a cocktail shaker, muddle together blueberries, maple syrup, and fresh lime juice. Add the iced tea and ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into two champagne flutes, and top with sparkling rosé. Garnish with extra blueberries to add a burst of color.
Photo from Pinterest | Recipe by Gail Simmons via My Domaine