For some people, a winter vacation means relaxing on a beach in Florida. For me, a winter trip to Orlando means one thing: a visit to the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. My design team and I recently attended the show and spotted a number of beautiful home trends, many of which you can expect to last well beyond 2018. Here are some of my favorite bathroom design ideas from KBIS that you can apply to your home for fresh style. (For kitchen inspiration, check out our favorite kitchen ideas from KBIS.)
The backstory: The owners of this 1937 Los Angeles home, who use it as a part-time residence, were planning to spend more time here, and they wanted to enjoy time in the kitchen together as a family. To make the room more welcoming, they dumped the former dark finishes and replaced them with lighter colors for a bright, open-feeling space.
The Future of Smart Homes
Smart phones, smart watches and smart hubs, but what about smart homes? Smart Technology has given us new ways of doing things and this is soon to be extended and introduced into our homes in more ways than expected. Smart thermostats and app controlled appliances have already entered the marketplace but there’s a lot more of that to come.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
With rapid advancements in technology such as AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Machine Learning you can expect your kitchen to be dominated by smart appliances and your bathroom to know everything about you.
But it’s not only new technology that’s a driving factor towards smart homes, environmental awareness is also driving companies to create devices that are energy efficient and create a positive impact on the environment.
At the Lighting Superstore, we’ve looked at how all this could change your home, welcome to your future home of tomorrow.
Your home suffers a lot of wear and tear each day. It’s normal to see hints of damage here and there – but wouldn’t it be nicer without them. What can you do to clear up after a minor domestic catastrophe?
Whether it’s damage that comes from repeated use, or a one-off accident that’s left a mark, little flaws around the home can detract from all your good intentions. Everything seems nicely decorated, and then your eyes drift to a horrible scratch or a stain in the carpet. It can be difficult to know how to fix these problems without making them worse.
Well, every blemish needs its own solution – but the solutions are out there. Did you know that petroleum jelly is ideal for getting rid of mug rings on tables? It’s just one of many surprising household uses this weird substance has!
Bigger disasters, like spilling wax on your carpet, can be dealt with using easy-to-find tools. With wax, the best thing to do is to cover the spillage with kitchen paper, and heat it up with a hairdryer. Once the towel is saturated with wax, replace it with it with a fresh one and do it again. Keep trying until the wax is all gone – it shouldn’t take long.
You never know where the next bit of damage is going to appear. We’ve put together a new infographic, with easy instructions on how to deal with a number of common mishaps around the home.
It might sometimes feel like your house has a life of its own. With these handy tips, you’ll be ready to give it a little tender loving care whenever required.