Considering Red Bar Stools

Every man has a dream of the perfect rec room in their home.  Whether it's a basement fully decked out to be the sports center of your dream, or a side room down the hall with a built in bar, there are many options to creating a good looking man den.  One of the first things you will want to look at to give the room the perfect touch is seating.   If you are looking to punch up the style of your home, consider red bar stools. Why red bar stools? Because bar stools are versatile pieces of furniture which can be used in nearly any area of your home, and there are actually many different types of red bar stools that can add a wide range of  themes depending on what exactly you're looking for.  Using a bar stool in the color red acts to accentuate the piece and make it a visible style element in any room.

Red bar stools can obviously be used at your kitchen or dining room island area to add a colorful seating touch. Many people prefer more neutral colors in these areas. By using red bar stools you add a unique addition that lets your kitchen or dining room area stand out.

Another place to use red bar stools is in a living room or entry way. Just use the bar stool to hold a potted plant, a treasured photo or any work of art. The red color of the bar stool automatically draws the eye to that piece. Also, by using a bar stool rather than merely a table or easel to display these objects, you are again creating a simple, yet unusual and dramatic style element to your home.

So next time you are shopping for a great addition to your home furnishings, consider red bar stools for the different areas of your home.

Square Vessel Sinks For Sale

Vessel sinks come in a range of shapes and sizes in order to suit, not only every taste, but also every type of bathroom style and size. Square vessel sinks are another type of sink that can look particularly appealing. You may prefer a ceramic sink or a glass sink but rather than go for the round option want to enjoy the features of the more squared away version.

Take a look at the various different types of square vessel sinks for sale from the range listed below. Select a sink in order to be taken to another page for more information about how you may buy one.



Square Bathroom Vessel Sink And Drain adove counter
Square Bathroom Vessel Sink And Drain adove counter
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Polaris Sinks Square Vessel Bathroom Sink
Polaris Sinks Square Vessel Bathroom Sink
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Avanity Square Tempered Segmented Glass Vessel Bathroom Sink
Avanity Square Tempered Segmented Glass Vessel Bathroom Sink
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Premier Copper Products Square Old World Hand Forged Copper Vessel Sink
Premier Copper Products Square Old World Hand Forged Copper Vessel Sink
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DECOLAV Classically Redefined Square Semi Recessed Ceramic Vessel Bathroom Sink
DECOLAV Classically Redefined Square Semi Recessed Ceramic Vessel Bathroom Sink
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DECOLAV Classically Redefined Square Vessel Bathroom Sink
DECOLAV Classically Redefined Square Vessel Bathroom Sink
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Some of the most striking looking bathroom features tend to include the square vessel sink. They feature smooth curves that end in sharp corners that fit nicely into a pedestal or vanity unit. Complemented with a fine faucet a quality square vessel sink will make a feature of the basin in the bathroom.

Consider the amazing appeal that you may get from using a square granite vessel sink, the blackness of the basin and the qualities of the granite making this a sink to treasure. A square stone vessel sink comes in more of a range than simply granite with marble and travertine a couple of the more impressive types you could install in your bathroom.

Some of the most amazing stone vessel sinks are Travertine farmhouse sinks that are constructed with rough sides to give them a natural look. Because Travertine is a porous stone it will have been sealed to ensure it maintains its watertight capabilities. There are other types of square stone vessel sinks available in a range of sizes that will allow you to fit one into just about any room. Using a stone vessel sink as a farmhouse apron sink will complete a rustic look that will be particularly memorable.

Choose from stone types such as travertine, granite and onyx or you can choose a simpler fireclay version that provides you with a plain white finish. Buying a hand carved and chiselled granite apron sink would give you the type of solid square vessel sink that would also be considered to be a piece of art. It is possible to buy these types of sinks with fine detailed carvings worked into the front of the sink.

Depending on the actual square vessel sink you buy you may be able to introduce either the utmost in modern contemporary furniture to the bathroom with some glass or ceramic sinks creating an up-to-date impression. However, that's not to say that this type of sink will not translate to a more old-style country layout. A traditional bathroom with a copper vessel sink will create a tremendously appropriate sight for the room.

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Vessel Sinks For Every Taste

Vessel Sinks For Every Taste

Vessel sinks are a wonderful and beautiful way to add style and elegance to any bath. With a wide array of colors, style and material your bathroom becomes the show room of your home. Perfect for the person with a parade of family and friends passing through their home you can make each bathroom visit impressive and unique.

Choose a plain or opaque glass sink with a bowl design to complete your counter work inside the home. Light green with gold flecks, smoke color, red swirls, and beautiful blue sinks in every shade gives you a large choice of decorator style for every taste. Placing a new glass vessel bathroom sink adds an elegant attraction to the room. Although they may seem the same from one to the other they provide a subtle difference between makes with a variation in size and color that will match your decor in a different way.

Take a look at the following glass vessel bathroom sinks for sale and select one if you require more information about them.



Rustic Autumn Leaf Round Tempered Glass Bathroom Vessel Sink  Waterfall Faucet
Rustic Autumn Leaf Round Tempered Glass Bathroom Vessel Sink Waterfall Faucet
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Bathroom Sink SetTempered glass Vessel Sink With Single Handle Waterfall Faucet
Bathroom Sink SetTempered glass Vessel Sink With Single Handle Waterfall Faucet
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Hand Painted Colorful Leaf  Flower Square Glass Vessel Bathroom Sink  Faucet
Hand Painted Colorful Leaf Flower Square Glass Vessel Bathroom Sink Faucet
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Tempered Glass Vessel Bathroom Sink Waterfall Faucet W Pop Up Scratch Resist New
Tempered Glass Vessel Bathroom Sink Waterfall Faucet W Pop Up Scratch Resist New
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Green Reflection Matching Bath Tempered Glass Waterfall Faucet Vessel Sink Combo
Green Reflection Matching Bath Tempered Glass Waterfall Faucet Vessel Sink Combo
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New Brown Pattern Double Layer Bath Bathroom Tempered Glass Vessel Sink Bowl
New Brown Pattern Double Layer Bath Bathroom Tempered Glass Vessel Sink Bowl
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The range displayed above is just a small sample of what is available and the choices are staggering. You can find every style and even the most artistic taste will have a range of choices.

For the more abstract customer vessel sinks can be found in black glass with artwork and paintings to match walls and personalities of the individual. Your bathroom becomes a focal point of the best art in the home with the right sink.

Take a look at these black glass vessel sinks for sale - some of which are striking pieces indeed.



Signature Hardware Swirl Shape Black Glass Vessel Sink
Signature Hardware Swirl Shape Black Glass Vessel Sink
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VIGO Sheer Black Glass Vessel Sink and Faucet Set in Brushed Nickel
VIGO Sheer Black Glass Vessel Sink and Faucet Set in Brushed Nickel
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Vigo VGT254 Sheer Black Glass Vessel Sink and Faucet Set in Chrome
Vigo VGT254 Sheer Black Glass Vessel Sink and Faucet Set in Chrome
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VIGO Sheer Black Glass Vessel Bathroom Sink Dark Modern Sleek Bowl Round
VIGO Sheer Black Glass Vessel Bathroom Sink Dark Modern Sleek Bowl Round
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Turquoise and Black Glass Vessel Bathroom Sink
Turquoise and Black Glass Vessel Bathroom Sink
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MADELI VERONA ABOVE COUNTER LAVATORY CLEAR BLACK GLASS VESSEL BOWL BATHROOM SINK
MADELI VERONA ABOVE COUNTER LAVATORY CLEAR BLACK GLASS VESSEL BOWL BATHROOM SINK
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Create a modern and clean style with a metal vessel sink with a high shine or a brushed metal look. This is a great style for the heavy metal music lover. Add to this facets to match and posters on your walls so your guest can relax in the best of their own personal world.

Even the Goth personality can find the perfect vessel sink in colors of shiny black, abstract mixed colors and designs of various styles. You can add special attachments in old Victorian style for the facets for an added illusion of another time.

A compact, but very impressive, type to look for is a 12 inch vessel sink. They are not what you would consider to be the largest sinks available but they do provide plenty of style. Their compact nature makes them perfect for placing on top of a small vanity or pedestal sink and they are invariably deep enough to provide plenty of water in the bowl.

Each persons taste in home décor is different and so are your choices in vessel sinks. Prices range from a budget expense to special orders. Sinks can be ordered with additions that will make it unique and one of a kind. It is the perfect home improvement solution for individual personalities.

Decorating Your Fireplace Mantel

Once you have selected the perfect fireplace mantel for your home, the next consideration is how to properly decorate it. Essentially, there is no right or wrong way of decorating as its all a matter of personal preference more than anything. It does, however, help to know the various methods of decorating that may help you choose which arrangement best suits your style.

Balance Your Mantel

One of the most popular types of decorating when it comes to fireplace mantels is symmetrical design. This basically means having pieces on either side of teh mantel in similar or matching sizes that balance each other out. This works best when you have a pair of matching candlesticks you can display on either side, or two family photos in matching frames to display. There is typically a large center piece displayed on the mantel itself or hung above it, such as a piece of artwork or a mirror. Symmetrical decorating is beautiful, although some people find it too formal for their tastes.

Slightly Off Balance

Just as symmetrical decorating is all about balance, asymmetrical decorating is just the opposite. With this style, it is common to use a large decorative object on one side of the fireplace mantel, and a smaller items, or group of items, on the other side. While not completely mismatched, the balance tends to shift down from one side of the mantel to the other. Care should be taken to maintain an overall theme, however, by using items similar in design or color scheme to keep the visual effect cohesive.

Center Your Style

For larger mantels, a centered design often works well. This essentially uses one larger decorative piece surrounded by smaller pieces in the center of the mantel. It creates a center focal point while also giving the opportunity to display an array of smaller items.

Keep It Simple, Or Not

The other two styles of decorating are completely opposite of one another. The first is to select only one main item to display on or above your fireplace mantel. This gives a very clean and sophisticated appearance. The other is to put whatever you want to on the mantel with the belief that the more, the better. This often provides a warmer, more family oriented style.

Fore even more information on fireplace mantels, visit the Heating and Air Guide.

Art Deco Decor Today

Some people are intimidated when it comes to choosing a specific style of decor for their homes.  Truth be told, the majority of households today are most likely a combination of styles unless someone in the family has made a true effort to bring a specific theme into prominence.  Some of the more common themes are country and contemporary, but some people like to take on something just a little bit different.  A very elegant style that has made a resurgence in popularity is art deco design.

Art deco is a style based on geometric designs and elegant stylings.  Shiny metals like chrome and silver are often found accenting curves and lines.  The style is simple, but drips of elegance.  To get an idea of what art deco looked like in its original form, one should check out images from the latter part of the 1920's through the end of the 1930's.  The style can be seen in everything from art deco furniture to architecture.  One of the most famous examples of this style in architecture is the Empire State Building.

Although the style originated in France, the United States grabbed on to it and fell in love with it.  Houses build during the time borrowed elements of the style in not only the architecture itself, but also in every aspect of the decor used in the houses.  Mirrors, light fixtures, and wall hangings all were based on the shiny metals and elegant lines.

The style fell out of grace for a while as the country focused on the war effort during the forties.  Rationing and other factors led the nation to change its priorities.  Other decor styles became more popular, but art deco never really went away.  When the 1980's arrived, the United States was ready to dust off the old style and make it new again.  Art deco came back into the popular culture and it is still popular today.  For an elegant look that shows an appreciation for a truly classic vintage movement, art deco is hard to beat.

Patience is the Most Important Tool When Building a Walk In Shower

The process of building a walk in shower can be tedious, but every step is important and should never be rushed.  Depending on what kind of shower you're installing, there may be fewer steps, or more steps...how much patience you can bring to the project will be critical in ensuring a favorable outcome.

You can buy completely pre-fabricated units in different walk in shower designs that you literally just drop into place and glue in. However, you really need to prepare the spot where you'll put it carefully. The pipes and openings for faucet, knobs and shower head must be perfectly aligned. The floor must be perfectly level. The walls to which the shower will be adhered must be solid and cured if recently built. Patiently paying attention to every detail before putting the walk in shower in place will ensure a professional installation.

The same is true of semi-framed walk-in shower, or other walk in shower kits that comes even partially fabricated. Proper preparation of the space is essential. Additionally, the glue and caulk must be allowed to cure at the optimal temperature range for as long as the manufacturer directs before using the shower. So however anxious you are to use your new shower, patience here will pay off in a much longer life for your new shower later.

If you have decided to go with a completely customized shower that you install yourself, maybe using glass block or tile, then you will need even more patience. Accurate measurement and careful positioning of each tile is necessary, and this can only be done by a non-rushed, patient person. It doesn't require any great skill (although professional contractors would surely disagree with that statement) but if you are patient enough and willing to redo your work if it isn't quite right, you can completely install a custom tiled walk in shower yourself and no one would know you did it. You can find a lot of the materials you need in a walk in shower shop.

Because you need to let the grout, mortar, adhesive and caulk all cure properly before proceeding to the next step, a tiled or glass block walk in shower requires a lot longer to install. This is not a weekend project! You will need to be able to bathe elsewhere for at least two weeks while you build this in your spare time. Again, patience will pay off in the long run, so keep the faith.

Marble Mosaic Tile: A Masterpiece

Marble mosaic tile is an art decoration that is both intricate and colorful. These pieces of art have been around since the 1960s and add a whole new level of creativity to the use of marble in a home or business. Marble stone is taken and cut into very small pieces that are then used to create a masterpiece. These small pieces of stone or varying colors are combined to form portraits, landscapes, patterns, or paintings. Many businesses that specialize in mosaic art are able to take any visual representation of the art pattern or picture that is desired and recreate that out of marble for you. These pieces of art can be many various sizes and can be displayed anywhere. Commonly they are displayed in kitchens and foyers.

As with any type of art it is important to know the maintenance and cleaning required to keep it in top condition. When cleaning these mosaic art pieces the same techniques that are used for marble tile cleaning are sufficient. When cleaning marble it is imperative that only warm water is used. The mild acidic properties of vinegar can damage the stone and should be avoided. The cloth that is used with the warm water to clean the stone should have all excess water wrung out. After wiping the tiles with a damp sponge it is important dry the areas cleaned as soon as possible as marble has a tendency to spot. This easy maintenance technique will keep your art work looking at its best for many years to come.

Marble mosaic art is a unique way to set apart your home or business as you can determine the style and form that will add the quality you want to your setting. Marble mosaic art pieces can add a beauty and elegance to your home or business that will make it stand above the rest.

Further information about tiles:

Travertine Tiles For Sale
Mexican Talavera Tiles For Sale

Travertine Tile Showers

The bathroom is one of the most common rooms in the home that gets remodeled.  Bathrooms can be taken to a new level with the use of travertine tile showers. This beautiful stone adds a new level of elegance to any bathroom. Travertine has different finishes available and certain finishes are more appropriate for certain areas in the home; honed and filled tiles are the most effective for use in the bathroom. Honed and filled travertine is ideal for the bathroom because during the finishing process many of the pores and holes in the stone are filled, which makes the stone more durable for the type of wear and tear it will be under when installed in the bathroom.

While installing the shower a travertine tile bachsplash would add the perfect complement to complete the bathroom look. Although the backsplash tile is not under the same extreme conditions as the tile in the shower it is still a good idea to use the honed and filled travertine tile. This not only adds continuity to the look of the bathroom, but the upkeep is the same for both tiles making it easier to mainitain the beauty of your new bathroom.

Many people think travertine is not recommended for use in the bathroom because it is a porous and soft stone that tends to absorb moisture. But if the right finish is chosen and the tile is sealed then it is perfectly acceptable to use travertine in your bathroom and possible to keep it beautiful for many years to come. When sealing your tile make sure that a professional does it and that he offers a warrently to give you peace of mind that your tile will last free of stains and blemishes. Travertine tile is a beautiful, natural stone that will add a new level of elegance to your new bathroom.

Take a look at the various travertine tiles for sale.

Travertine Tiles For Sale

Some of the most impressive looking tiles you can find anywhere are travertine tiles. Travertine is a natural looking stone tile that adds warmth to the room and creates an elegant look that should be considered by anyone renovating their bathroom or kitchen. Travertine is a unique looking stone and it can change the room significantly depending on the type of travertine you use.

Travertine is formed in hot springs, it is a sedimentary rock and it takes on all kinds of patterns when split and faced. It is sometimes referred to as travertine marble or travertine limestone but it is all the same wonderful looking stone.

The tiles are generally a light orange to dark red stone that has been shot through with swirling patterns that give it is appeal and attraction. There are different styles of travertine tiles including honed and filled, polished and split faced. The tiles can be cut in a vein cut that exposes the patterns in the rock or it can be in a cross cut which results in a more random pattern in the tile.

There are many types of travertine tiles for sale and they come in a range of price brackets depending on the size of the tiles and the work that has gone into the creation of the tiles.

Below is a selection of the various types of travertine tiles you can buy here from this site. Make your selection and choose the travertine tile you want to find more information about.

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Filled and Honed Travertine Tiles



Durango Cream Travertine 18 X 18 Filled and Honed Tile
Durango Cream Travertine 18 X 18 Filled and Honed Tile
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Natural Travertine Navona Stone Filled and Honed Finish Tile
Natural Travertine Navona Stone Filled and Honed Finish Tile
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1X2 WALNUT HONED AND FILLED STRAIGHT EDGE TRAVERTINE MOSAIC TILE BACKSPLASH WALL
1X2 WALNUT HONED AND FILLED STRAIGHT EDGE TRAVERTINE MOSAIC TILE BACKSPLASH WALL
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1X1 WALNUT HONED AND FILLED STRAIGHT EDGE TUSCANY TRAVERTINE WALL MOSAIC TILE
1X1 WALNUT HONED AND FILLED STRAIGHT EDGE TUSCANY TRAVERTINE WALL MOSAIC TILE
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Grey Travertine 2x2 Honed Filled and Straight edge Mosaic Tile Floor and Wall
Grey Travertine 2x2 Honed Filled and Straight edge Mosaic Tile Floor and Wall
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Tumbled Travertine Tiles



Scabos 2 X 2 Tumbled Travertine Mosaic Tile
Scabos 2 X 2 Tumbled Travertine Mosaic Tile
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Scabos 2 X 2 Tumbled Travertine Mosaic Tile
Scabos 2 X 2 Tumbled Travertine Mosaic Tile
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Scabos 2 X 2 Tumbled Travertine Mosaic Tile
Scabos 2 X 2 Tumbled Travertine Mosaic Tile
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Scabos 2 X 2 Tumbled Travertine Mosaic Tile
Scabos 2 X 2 Tumbled Travertine Mosaic Tile
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Scabos 2 X 4 Tumbled Travertine Brick Mosaic Tile
Scabos 2 X 4 Tumbled Travertine Brick Mosaic Tile
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Philadelphia 2 X 4 Tumbled Travertine Brick Mosaic Tile 6 X 6 Sample
Philadelphia 2 X 4 Tumbled Travertine Brick Mosaic Tile 6 X 6 Sample
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Split Faced Travertine Tiles



Light 1 X 2 Split Face Travertine Mosaic Tile
Light 1 X 2 Split Face Travertine Mosaic Tile
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Gold Yellow 1 X 2 Split Face Travertine Mosaic Tile
Gold Yellow 1 X 2 Split Face Travertine Mosaic Tile
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Travertine Tile Split Face Mosaics Slabs
Travertine Tile Split Face Mosaics Slabs
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Should You Convert Your Attic To A Loft?

Creating and converting a loft into a home is not a simple task but it can have very rewarding results for those willing to take the project on. Lofts are often created as a result of needed space in home, and are built as an extension to the home. This type of project can be expensive as well as time consuming if doing it yourself especially if a room has to be added on to the home. If getting the proper room addition permitting is difficult then it is possible that an existing room will need to be converted to a loft.

The attic is a great place to start when planning a loft with existing space in the home. It is already a large wide, open space, with electrical wiring already in place. Planning the use of the space can be a tough task but when planned properly, a cold, wide open area of emptiness can become a warm and cozy extra bedroom, office, or family room. The first thing to do is contact a contractor and have them come take a look at the space to help determine if the desired loft is an option and to get an estimate of the expense of the conversion.

Once it has been determined a loft conversion is possible, it is time to start the planning phase and to decide what type of additions are desired or required. These decisions should include what is needed for temperature control, electrical wiring, plumbing, and to finish out the walls or ceilings.

One little detail that should also not be forgotten is what kind of attic ladder you are going to install to give the easiest access into the attic.

Once the design of the room is determined, next comes the planning for the color of the paint for the walls and any window coverings needed. Designing and converting an attic into a loft can be a lot of work and a rewarding experience well worth the time and expense.