Eco-Friendly Kitchen Remodel

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Did your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2015 include doing something positive for the environment? You can fulfill that resolution, while also enhancing the style of your home and saving yourself money, by making your home more energy efficient. If you are contemplating a kitchen renovation this year, there are many ways you can incorporate eco-friendly elements into your new kitchen.

Pick the Right Materials

From bamboo to recycled paper and glass, reclaimed wood, and locally sourced concrete, there is a ...

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Bathroom Shower: Teak Floors

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Bathroom Shower: Teak Floors

Teak resists moisture, making it a popular choice for wooden shower mats and floors.

Teak wood is enjoyed because of its beauty and because of its high oil content, which makes it more moisture-resistant than most other types of wood. Teak is sometimes used in swim platforms on boats, and has been used in shipbuilding for centuries. It requires little maintenance even in the dampest conditions, making it a viable option for shower use.

Teak can be used in ...

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Home Remodeling: Floors

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Home Remodeling: Floors

Home remodeling projects, whether large or small, need functionality as well as design. A lot of focus tends to go to the counter-tops, placement, floor plan and cabinets since they have such a large impact visually. However, the flooring is just as important. After all it needs to be able to withstand daily use from you and your family. With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming, but at Medina we can take you through ...

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Remodeling: Heated Floor Options

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Heated Floor Options

Depending on the location and size of your home you can choose from a variety of heated floor options to suit your needs. We absorb the cold from our floors through our feet since most homes with concrete floor are poor conductors of heat. Due to this and many other reasons many companies have emerged to manufacture heated floor options.

Using an electric floor mat will cost much less compared to other options. It is installed under the tile ...

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Home Remodeling Trend: A Healthy Home

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A healthy home

Mention the word “flu” and everyone grimaces. We like to avoid germs in public but why are we not more health-conscience in our own home? Interior design trends in 2015 will be doing just that, becoming more health-conscience. The new trends will focus more on creating a healthy home with non-touch functionality and products produced with fewer chemicals.

Nearly half of us remodel to prevent potential health problems, according a major home remodeling and design ...

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Top Green Home Remodeling Ideas

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Top Green Home Remodeling Ideas

Green homes have come a long way in the last few decades, and green housing is quickly shifting from an optional way of building to the mainstream. According to a survey conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction, green builds in the residential sector made up 17% of construction in 2011, totaling $17 billion in economic activity, and the residential green building market is expected to grow five-fold by 2016. When discussing your remodeling your home discuss the green options ...

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Remodeling Project: Bamboo Floors

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Bamboo Floors for Your Remodeling Project

Home remodeling is a major task, but it can often be quite fun picking out the textiles you will use. All homeowners want an end result that is attractive, durable, and up to the latest trends. If you are a homeowner who is opting for a remodeling project that includes a change of flooring, then you should consider getting a bamboo floor.

What Bamboo Really Is

Typically, people consider bamboo to be a type of wood, but ...

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Save on your Renovation with Up-cycling

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Up-cycling

Renovation costs can escalate quickly with quality materials and large scale projects. By up-cycling decor and furniture pieces you can save your budget and still get the upgraded kitchen or master bath you have been dreaming about. Being green in home design has come a long way lately.There are many ways to be environmentally conscious in your home remodel, and reusing, re-purposing and recycling old and vintage furniture is a great way to do this. Here are some great examples ...

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Earth Friendly Flooring Trends: Part Two

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Rubber

Rubber flooring made from recycled tires is something most people think of for playgrounds or local gyms. However, this earth friendly flooring is finding its way in to our kitchens, sun-rooms and bathrooms as a versatile and beautiful option. It is comfortable to walk on and water resistant and now comes in many colors and patterns.

earth friendly flooring

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Earth Friendly Floor Trends: Part One

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Concrete

Trendy, sleek and durable as time itself concrete flooring jumped from bare-bones utilitarian to top choice for floor trends. Thanks to a multitude of available colors, textures and finishes, concrete can adapt to almost any decor. Of course, it helps to already have the concrete in place with sub-floors. However, earth friendly doesn’t always translate to comfortable. Concrete is a very hard surface and is not friendly to walk on all day, or for a baby to fall on. Keep ...

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