Budgets for these types of projects vary greatly depending on the size and features of desired changes. You can go as simple as replacing fixtures and repainting or as extravagant as adding heated floors or a new balcony or deck. Talk to your contractor about your design dreams and your budget for help setting realistic renovation goals. Remember that outside factors like mold or water damage can add unexpected expenses during a remodel. Include some cushion in your budget so you aren’t caught off-guard if things don’t go as planned.
There has been talk about TVs being bad for sleep. But there’s nothing that winds down the day like watching some news before you doze. Plus, it gives you options: if the wife is watching a fashion show in the family room, you can now retreat to the bedroom in order to catch the game. But it’s true: watching TV in bed can be bad for your body. While lying down, you have to bend pillows, wrap yourself into pretzels, or crick your neck in every possible position in order to watch the television. It can be downright uncomfortable, which goes against the whole principle of rest and relaxation. So here are a few design ideas and the latest inventions to help you overcome the cramp.
Of course, the most prohibitive aspect of a master suite addition is the price. Unfortunately, just the term “master suite” conjures images of high-end materials and even higher-end construction costs. If you want all the bells and whistles to go along with your new master suite, you’re going to have to pay for them; however, it is important not to pay too much if you don’t have to! When considering contractors to build your new addition, make sure to meet with and get estimates from at least three; the more contractors you interview, the better your idea of how much your particular project will (and should) cost, and the better your chances of finding a company you feel comfortable with to do the work.
The wallpaper is a replica of one of St. Franks most popular textile designs, which is made by tying the raw fabric together to create precise patterns before the dye is applied and the knots are untied. As we reported last month, St. Frank employees artisans in over 25 countries (all low-or middle-income) to ensure them stable employment and fair wages. When one of their designs is turned into a wallpaper, as in Bryants blue bedroom, its scanned into a print and the designer gets royalties from every printing.
In her blue bedroom, designed to feel like a glistening jewel box when the sun spills in, the color is much more than a neutral. Says Bryant: "The idea of this ethereal connection between heaven and earth, the time of day, the color of the sky it all accentuates that feeling of being in a retreat."
Though they might seem like the same thing at first, the terms “bedroom addition” and “master suite addition” are actually very different. While conventional bedroom additions are typically focused on practicality, master suite additions are also concerned with comfort and convenience. While bedroom additions tend to be built purely to create needed living space, master suite additions are created to provide those who use it with a private sanctuary inside the home. If you’re thinking of adding a bedroom anyway, it is well worth considering the small (but important) upgrades that will make your new addition a true master suite.