For a quick bathroom remodel project that won’t break the bank, Seattle-based interior designer Faith Sheridan recommends wedi, a flexible, foam-base waterproof building board system for tiling bathrooms and showers.
Want a kid-friendly kitchen that’s easy to clean? Rounded corners on countertops and kitchen islands make for a safe, easy-to-clean space, said Shannon Seip, co-author of “Bean Appetit: Hip and Healthy Ways to Have Fun With Food,” (Andrews McMeel, 2010). “Smooth surfaces, like granite and Corian, and sinks with edges flush to counters make it easy to wipe down messes,” Seip said.
Last but not least: “Going green is no longer a fad, it’s a movement,” said Sheridan. Add LED lights and light dimmers to your home for an easy update that bears the environment in mind. “Installing lights that last longer and are more energy-efficient makes everyone in the family more conscious, and more willing, to take part in creating an environmentally sound — and livable — space.”
Among the many innovative lighting products on the market is Kichler TaskWork LED Tape— flexible, low-
profile lighting with an adhesive back and snap-style connectors. Designed for DIY-ers, the 24-volt tape lighting is dimmable and can be applied in multiple ways: for wall washes, cabinet toe kicks, task lighting under cabinets or to enhance architectural details. The tape allows homeowners to be “more creative and efficient with how they use and layer light,” said Jeff Dross, director of education and industry trends.