My Idea Notebook goes everywhere that I go! It usually stays in the car, but I always have it handy should I need a measurement, a color, or a description for someone who’s helping us make this home a reality — such as a bank lender, blueprint designer, or cabinet installer. Or, if my friends & relatives have a question or make a suggestion on the fly, then I just grab the Idea Notebook and add it to my collection of great ideas.
Doorless shower ideas for people who hate to clean glass shower doors! Yep, our master bathroom has a doorless walk-in shower. See why we decided to jump on this new idea in bathroom design. Plus LOTS of doorless shower designs — to help you plan and design the walk-in shower of your dreams!
See standard Shower sizes & dimensions, Toilet sizes & space requirements, bathroom Sink spacing issues, Tub placement & sizes, and overall Bathroom Room Sizes for a full bath, small bath, half bath, and water closet / powder room. Plus, ADA bathroom requirements and online tools to save time & money designing a bathroom.
If money were no object, which posh amenities would be on your wish list? Here are the things that Jim & I have talked about including in our dream home…
The type of drawer pulls you choose for the different rooms in your home says a lot about your style and personality. Rustic drawer pulls, give a room a very unique feel and charm. Here are some rustic drawer pulls that would look great in a log home, log cabin, or a lodge.
Do you have a copper sink in your log home? Are you thinking about getting one? Copper sinks make a beautiful and practical addition to any home’s bathroom, kitchen, or washroom. Here are a few of the great things about copper sinks.
Here’s how to incorporate feng shui in the rooms of your home.
Compared to porcelain tile, Travertine tile is easier to cut and shape. Because of this, it has become a favorite for many people, including home builders. Following are some of the pros and cons of using Travertine tile for the flooring, countertops and backsplashes inside your home.
Copper sinks have become very popular in households these days. Today’s homes are all about the upgrades like granite countertops, stainless appliances, natural tile floors, and custom cabinetry. With this level of investment, the addition of a copper sink just makes sense.
Here’s what to look for and how to care for a copper sink.
The number and placement of bathroom doors is one thing that people tend to overlook — until it’s too late. I’ve learned a few things that might save you some headaches later on, if you’re able to address these things before you build.
Aside from price and style, when you’re buying a new toilet, you also need to consider things like water conservation, function, size, shape, cleanliness, and maybe even color. Following is a guide that will help you determine which toilet is the best toilet for your home. Plus, discussion of some of the most modern features in today’s toilets.
We built a log cabin that is CLOSE to our dream log home, but a few things are lacking. Here are a few things that we would do differently if we were to build a log home again.
There is so much variety in the products available to us today, that it is difficult to stay abreast of all the latest changes in bathroom and kitchen design, as well as the trends that are shaping the future of kitchens and baths. Here, I’ve summarized a number of kitchen and bath trends that I’ve noticed while reading through home magazines, newspapers, and online reports in recent months.
Here’s a great list of environmentally-friendly green log home products and suppliers. So, if you’re trying to make your currently log home more green or you’ll soon be building your very own green log home, here are some companies that will make your life easier!
If you’re looking for a wooden or log sink for your log home, here are some pictures of unique bathroom sinks — including pedestal sinks — for log cabins.
This free online program lets you see what various tile floors would look like — BEFORE you go to pick out your tile in the stores!
We’ve thought about joining the Direct Buy membership club for some time now. But I recently heard from a reputable source a whole ‘nother take on DirectBuy. I found this QUITE interesting…
Floorplanner.com and other online programs like this make it easy to design and decorate all the rooms in your house! They’re great because they let you to see exactly how things will look inside the rooms of your house without having to just visualize it in your mind. Most of these tools also permit you to enter your exact room dimensions. Some even allow you to draw in objects of your own choosing. Here are some free online design tools to consider.
Since the master bathroom will be utilized several times each day by both Jim and myself, adequate amounts of hot water AND water pressure are a necessity for our new master bath shower & wet room. See why the placement of the hot water heater is so important…
When it comes to bathrooms, have you thought of this one already?… A place to hang your towels, robes, or a change of clothes.
What is mood lighting? Think of a spotlight… just the right amount of light that calls attention to one particular area or object. Also think: candlelight… light that is soft and warm, not harsh and overpowering. I like to use dimmers to create the effect of spotlights and candle lights, combined.
Jim shaves his head bald every morning. In addition to a lifetime supply of Gillette Mach 3 razors and replacement blades, it’s a necessity that we have a fog-free mirror located inside the shower itself. Here’s what we’ve learned about fogless shower mirrors…
Who knew something so simple as the placement of the toilet could be so difficult? …Not me!
So… what is your preference when it comes to the master bathroom?… Just a shower, and no tub? Just a bathtub, and no shower? A tub & shower combo? Or, a separate shower AND a tub? Here’s what we’re going with…
One way to use this is as an ‘idea list’… to help you weigh out the pro’s and con’s of various bathroom features in order to ultimately determine your own ‘wants’ and ‘needs’ list for your own master bathroom. Another way you could use this list is to think of these things as some of the most often overlooked items in master bathrooms.
This my favorite toilet paper holder for the bathroom. I think it would look especially great in a log home bathroom. Baskets and logs kinda go hand-in-hand, right? Peterboro baskets are the BEST!
Here are lots of pictures of log home bathrooms that can be used to get design & decorating ideas for your own new or soon-to-be remodeled bathroom, including toilets, bathtubs, jacuzzi tubs, showers, sinks, cabinets and shelves, windows… and other things.
Here’s a luxury bathtub for dogs that features whirlpool jets and ergonomic design. Your dog will love it and so will your back!
Three things make this log home unique… 1. The big, open floorplan… and the big open windows. 2. The bi-level flooring in the bathrooms, that ‘hides’ the plumbing. 3. The wide open kitchen and curved island with the stove in the center. Have a look…