New Trend Alert: Turning Bathrooms Into Wet Rooms

“What exactly is a wet room?”

Well… Have you ever been to a luxury hotel and went to the shower only to realize that the shower is free standing (not fixated around a small bathtub) or not within a small confined space in the bathroom?  Then that, is exactly what a wet room is. Instead of having a conventional shower, you have an entire designated room; whether within the bathroom or the entire bathroom itself acting as your shower space / spa room. Utilizing the whole room in the same manner a spa or sauna would, a wet room just has the addition of a shower head orrainfall shower head – allowing you to bathe and to create the steam for your in-home sauna. Wet rooms therefore give off a sense of luxury and a way of creating your own in-home spa – turning every shower into a relaxing experience.

Wet rooms, as we are now all familiar with, are becoming increasingly popular. Especially in new buildings or renovations of old bathrooms and homes around the Los Angeles, Stockton, and Durham California areas and some United Kingdom cities.

Being a modified bathroom, instead of having a shower standing over a drain or bathtub, a wet room is designed to have the water run from its initial destination down to the drain due to a slight slope on the floor.

The ability to have a room where no moisture or water damage seeps into other parts of your home comes from the entire room being waterproof; from tiling on the floor, the walls, and to the ceiling. Due to being completely water resistant there is no need for shower screens or enclosureskeeping the moisture confined to a designated space.

The reason for their increased popularity is the sense of luxury they add to any home, creating large open spaces for you to relax and enjoy in, and the increased property value they add to your home. Due to the large open space many use their wet room as an in-home spa or sauna as a means to get away and relax whenever they’ve had a long stressful day.

 

Family Fun: Why You Should Get a Hot Tub for Your Backyard

There are countless reasons to get a hot tub for your home. For one thing, hot tubs provide tons of physical and mentally therapeutic benefits like improving circulation and reducing stress. Having a hot tub also makes it easier to enjoy the outdoors all year round without getting cold.

One hot tub aspect that many families don’t consider is that a hot tub provides the perfect backdrop for tons of fun family activities. Whether your family is into games, movies, or entertaining, you’ll find that a hot tub provides the perfect venue for any type of family activity.

Have a Game Night

Is your family all about game night? Well, with a hot tub, you can change things up, pile into the hot tub, and have your game night under the stars. You can find several hot tub-friendly (i.e. waterproof) board games available on the market like chess, checkers, and playing cards.

If you don’t want to purchase more games, you can play different games with items found around your house. For example, you can play musical jets or have a race to see who can fill up a water balloon the fastest without it popping.

Films Under the Stars

Maybe your family has one or two film fanatics who always insist on streaming the latest blockbuster hit over the weekend. Instead of going to the cinema, make your hot tub your venue. You can easily set up a screen projector and stream a film through your laptop onto the screen. You’ll love getting to soak in the warm water while enjoying a new film each weekend.

Why Go Out When You Can Stay In?

Did friends just call you asking you to go out on on the town and you’re really not feeling it? Tell them to grab a bottle of wine, their bikinis and trunks, and come to your place for a soak in the hot tub. Trust us, they’ll love getting to stay in and hang out in your hot tub far more than dressing up and going out.

BBQ Focal Point

If you love having barbeques in the summer, you need to have a hot tub to add to the family fun. As most barbeques go, when guests first arrive, they hang out, pour a drink, and wait for you to heat up the grill so you can start cooking. Your house would be the designated go-to barbeque place if you had a hot tub to soak in while you grilled. You could easily set up a grill area around your hot tub so you could still talk to your guests while they relaxed and you grilled.

So Much Fun to be Had with a Hot Tub

Hot tubs provide a fun backdrop for tons of activities you likely already do at your house. From hosting game nights to barbeques, a hot tub adds a new dimension to every activity. For families that are truly social, a hot tub is a must-have for your home and definitely worth the cost.

7 Food and Decor Tips for Hosting an Effortless Spring Brunch

Whether you’re having guests over for a casual get-together or celebrating a special occasion with close friends and family, hosting a brunch can be fun and stress-free. Plan ahead to keep things organized for your guests and for your sanity. When it comes to food and decor options, there are endless possibilities. Let this guide help you plan an epic brunch. From light refreshments to sweet savory treats, seating to table settings, we have all the tips you need to host an unforgettable spring brunch.

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1| Chinoiserie Chic – Tableware

Chinoiserie is a mix of Chinese art and European design. Popular in the arts and garden design, this trendy style emanates a chic feel. Because Chinoiserie is known for its intriguing designs and exquisite prints, use solid lighter tones to balance out the look. Add a hint of gold for to accentuate that lavish style  —  think cool spring and summer colors when setting your table.

Who said brunch has to be over? Don’t hide your beautiful Chinoiserie tableware; use them as home decor pieces! Display them on tabletops, bookshelves, and even walls. They look amazing in single colored rooms and make great statement pieces in any space.

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2| Light Florals – Statement Pieces and Plate Settings

Let’s talk about centerpieces. We often forget them, but they are important when creating moods. Centerpieces can be elaborate or they can be simple, depending on how you decide to compose them. Floral centerpieces, in particular, are inherently unique and considered to be a timeless classic. With so many kinds of flowers in a variety of colors and sizes, the possibilities are limitless. Start with a combination of large and small blossoms that vary in colors. Then, pair them with fresh fruits or berries for that added refreshing, vibrant spring look.

For an elegant, chic feel, it’s vital to match your floral centerpieces with your plates and silverware settings. This cohesive combination creates a consistent design and will be the topic of conversation among your guests. Choose light colored tablecloth if you plan on using printed or dark colored plates. This will help with color contrast and will better highlight the fine details of your tableware. It’s undeniable that whatever is found on the table is meant to draw attention and make a statement. So think about your theme, and don’t be afraid to mix one floral print with another.

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3| Basic Refreshments – Fresh Fruits and Teas

Spring is here, which means it’s time to serve your best fresh fruit concoctions. Start it off with a simple fruit-infused water, using your favorite fruits. Try them with coconut water, as well. They are absolutely delicious. This is also a perfect opportunity to display those beautiful, bright colors by using whatever glass jars you have. Get creative and make refreshing fruit- or mint-infused ice cubes. They are easy to make and can be prepared the night before. Just pop them out of the freezer whenever you are ready to serve. Plus, they are photograph worthy. In addition to light refreshments, don’t forget to serve your favorite coffee and herbal teas. There are many tea varieties to choose from like Moroccan mint, pearl jasmine, lavender and chamomile, just to name a few. They are all great to serve on a sunny day.

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4| Cocktails – Fun Spin on Mimosas and Mint Juleps

Fifty percent bubbly and fifty percent juice, mimosas are fun to drink and easy to make. Take your brunch to the next level by creating a mimosa bar and allowing your guests to customize their own drinks. Your guests will enjoy choosing from a variety of fresh fruit juices and garnishes. From grapefruit to strawberry, mango to pear, — or whatever flavor — your guests will love the experience of designing their own refreshing mimosas.

And lets not forget about juleps. To most, whiskey may seem like something you would want to avoid, especially during brunch. But if you give yourself a chance to experiment with natural flavors, you’ll find juleps are very tasteful and delightful to drink. The secret to serving juleps is to make sure your ice is either crushed or shaved. Add a twist to your juleps by mashing in some pineapples, apples or oranges. Just remember to have fun with your cocktails and, of course, make sure to share!

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5| Brunch Recipes

Spring brunch just got a whole lot easier. Prepare dishes before the event and set aside enough time to set up and decorate. As much as possible, choose bite sized food (or finger foods), which are quick to make and easy to serve. Cinnamon rolls are a favorite. Make them or other sweet treats in muffin pans. You don’t have to worry about portions, and they are absolutely adorable when displayed. Cheese boards are so 2017, so use skewers to serve your cheese and meat kabobs style! You can serve all types of brunch foods: breakfast kabobs, french toast kabobs, and even egg kabob (yes, they exist).  The more colorful it gets, the more delicious and appetizing it will be. So don’t forget to add your fruits and veggies.

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6| Statement Seating – Bright Fun Colors

Chairs are not merely places on which to sit; rather, they are important elements to home decor. They provide comfort and bring the whole room together. Adding a pop of color or small details to your chairs enhances the visual appeal of a space. Lighten up the atmosphere with bright, fun colors. Play with shapes and patterns to create a playful and cheerful space.

Use matte or pastel colored furniture for a soft and calm feel. This way you can use other decorative elements, like lighting fixtures, to bring in that pop of color. Soft pastels adds a bit of sophistication without overwhelming the interior space, making it perfect for a spring brunch.

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7| Cushioned Comfort – Indoor and Outdoor Fun

Whether you have it indoors or outdoors, make sure there are comfy seats. Use moroccan poufs, seat cushions, oversized pillows, or cushioned seating. Be colorful and add energy to the space with multiple colored tuft cushions. Add texture by using crochet or knitted sleeves for your floor pillows. Try velvet cushions. They are very appealing and soft to the touch. Sleeping is not allowed, but group naps are welcome.

No matter the celebration, it is easy to bring a little spring into your life. Enjoy time spent with friends and family. Take advantage of the beautiful warm sun that this season has to offer. Let us know if you’ll be using our tips on how to host a spring brunch. What are your favorite dishes and must-haves? We’d love to hear from you!

Tips on Decorating an Artistic Themed Bedroom

It doesn’t take having a degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art to let your creative expression shine. Decorating your personal space with an artistic bedroom decor is a lot easier than you think – especially with Vision Bedding around. All it takes is a bit of time and a lot of imagination to create a bedroom that even the most creatively talented would admire. Here are tips on how to create the an idyllic atmosphere in your artistic bedroom decor that you will be excited to wake up to every morning and retreat to every evening.

Remodeling Your Pool

Owning and maintaining a pool is no easy task. If you’re looking to update your pool, there are numerous resources to help you save money in the process. Knowing when to save money and when to invest more is key to making the best upgrades to your pool at the most reasonable price.

The average cost to repair an entire pool is right around $8,000. Depending on which one of the many pool components need replacement or upgrading, these costs can vary tremendously. Knowing what kind of parts are most important to your pool will tell you where the bulk of your investment should go.