Seasonal Flowers to Plant

Spring has sprung and summer is upon us as we head into June! With the weather heating up, you’ll definitely want to spend more time outside. However, if your curb appeal is looking a little drab, there is an easy fix. Get out those gardening tools and get ready to plant! Planting vibrant and inviting seasonal flowers is an easy way to add life to your curb appeal. Here are eight seasonal flowers, perfect for the summer season!

1. Iris
This delicate flower is a great addition to your flowerbeds this season. Irises are easy to grow and come in a variety of colors! These tall flowers will add height to your beds, which will help you obtain a dynamic flowerbed. The classic bearded iris is the flower you want to plant in the summer. For more information on irises, click here.

2. Cranesbill Geranium
These flowers can grow up to 4 feet and will bloom for a long time, making it a great flower to plant for the season. The best part about these flowers is that they are drought resistant. So if it’s a rather dry summer, the Cranesbill Geranium will last.

3. Coreopsis
The Coreopsis flower is one of the easiest flowers to take care of and blooms for a long time. These flowers are perfect for the summer and even last through autumn. The bright yellow will definitely add a pop of color to your curb appeal. For tips on how to take care of Coreopsis flowers, click here.

4. Phlox
The Phlox flower is one of summer’s pleasures with their colorful and fragrant appeal. These easy to care for flowers produce large blooms in a multitude of colors including, white, pink, purple, red, and lavender. You’ll absolutely fall in love with the sweet scent and beauty of this summer flower.

5. Marigolds
Marigolds are easy to plant and easy to take care of, making it the optimal flower to plant and enjoy all season long. These flowers come in a few colors that you can choose from and will definitely add a pop of color wherever you plant them!

6. Peonies
Not only are peonies beautiful, they smell amazing as well. This popular flower has one of the most popular fragrances and the soft pink colors will definitely add beauty to your curb appeal. However, the best thing about peonies is that they can survive without proper care and in cool weather, but first you have to get them to blossom. Check out some of these tips!

7. Zinnia
Many people love the Zinnia flower because they are hearty flowers that can last in summer conditions. Whether its hot and sunny or gloomy and raining, these flowers will bloom. The best part, the Zinnia flower has a multitude of colors to choose from, which will definitely brighten you day and curb appeal!

8. Daisies
Most gardeners love daisies because they are easy to grow! This flower blooms all summer long and their brilliant white petals will add brightness to your curb appeal. These flowers are sure to create an inviting mood and make anyone walking by smile! For tips on how to grow daisies, click here.

9. Aster
Similar to daisies, the Aster flower will add a brilliant blue color to your flowerbeds! These lovely flowers bloom in bright colors and attract butterflies! They are also low maintenance, which is perfect for a first time gardener!

Whether you’re trying to brighten up your curb appeal or you’re giving gardening a go, planting flowers is a fun and easy outdoor activity anyone can enjoy! So grab your tools and pick your favorite flowers and have fun planting!

Sizzling Summer Fun in Philadelphia, PA

Get ready to set aside time and make plans with your friends and family all month long with these fun, upcoming events! From the splendid Broadway stage adaptation of Aladdin to the exciting Hand to Hand: A FringeArts Circus Festival, there is bound to be something that you and your family will enjoy! Check out these exciting events going on this June in the Philadelphia area!

Hand to Hand: A FringeArts Circus Festival
May 29th – June 3rd
If you want to see daring, high-flying circus acts, then you’ll want to go to the Hand to Hand: A FringeArts Circus Festival. This multi-day festival will feature jaw-dropping productions that you don’t want to miss out on! From aerial hoop performances to stunning acrobatics, this production will be one to remember!

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show
June 1st – 3rd
As the nation’s oldest outdoor art show, the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show returns for its 90th year. The Rittenhouse Square area will fill up with amazing artists that range from professionals to students, and let them display their beautiful artwork to the crowds of people. For more information, click here.

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) 2018
June 1st – 10th
Also known as the Avenue of Arts, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts will return to Broad street with collaborative and innovative performances. This ten day art-filled festival will included spectacular performances that you don’t want to miss, especially if you love the performing arts!

Philly Beer Week
June 1st – 10th
Philadelphia’s vibrant beer culture will take over the city once again for the 11th year in a row. For ten days, there will be events that range from tastings, lectures, and beer-paring dinners that you won’t want to miss out on! For more information, click here.

Center City District Sips
Every Wednesday June 6th – August 29th
Need a post-work/mid-week drink with all of your co-workers? Center City District Sips is back in full swing for the 15th summer in a row. This wildly popular happy hour will feature hard-to-beat happy hour specials every Wednesday evening at over 90 bars and restaurants in the downtown area!

Broadway Philadelphia Presents Aladdin
June 13th – July 1st
The shining, shimmering, splendid Broadway stage adaptation of Aladdin is set to hit Philly this June for a limited time. Performed by the touring cast of the Academy of Music, you’ll hear all your favorite Aladdin songs, as well as some new ones! You won’t want to miss this colorful, real-life adaptation. For more information, click here.

Manayunk Arts Festival
June 23rd – 24th
This two-day festival will showcase the beautiful work of hundreds of artists from around the nation. The Manayunk Arts Festival is Philadelphia’s largest outdoor arts festival, where attendees can purchase items from jewelry and ceramics to woodwork and sculptures.

Wawa Welcome America!
June 28th – July 4th
Wawa Welcome America is back to celebrate America’s birthday for the 26th year in a row. This multi-day event will consist of free activities for all ages, including outdoor concerts, museum days, a patriotic parade, block parties, and fireworks! For more information, click here.

Old City Eats
June through August 2018 (Thursdays only, Dates TBA)
You better start working up an appetite for when Old City Eats kicks off this June! From 5PM – 8PM every Thursday, participating restaurants and bars in Philadelphia’s Historic District will offer half-priced appetizers and drink specials. Grab a bite with your significant other or co-workers in America’s most historic square mile.

Don’t miss out on any of the fun this June and make sure you enjoy the events that Philadelphia has to offer! Or, if you’re looking for a beautiful home in South Philadelphia/Packer Park, look no further than Siena Place! This beautiful townhome community is perfect for families! If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you!

8 Safety Items You Need in Your House

If you have a Judd Builders home, you already know our homes and communities are safe and secure! However, sometimes there are other events that take place in or around your home that you can’t control. From power outages to severe weather to a simple cut or sprain, you’ll want to be prepared for whatever comes your way. Stay on top of emergencies with these helpful safety items that you should have in your household!

First Aid Kit
This item is a given. Many households already have first aid kits, but if you don’t you should get one right away. Not only is it stocked with first-aid essentials, but the mere presence of it will make everyone feel at ease. If you plan on making your own first aid kit you should have these items:

  • First aid manual
  • Band aids
  • Peroxide
  • Antiseptic
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Benadryl
  • Cotton ball/swabs
  • Ibuprofen
  • Latex gloves
  • Ace bandage
  • Scissors

Fire Extinguisher
Every household should have a fire extinguisher. Even if you are the most conscious cook in the kitchen, there is always a slight chance for a small kitchen fire. Take extra precaution and buy a fire extinguisher and store it away in your kitchen.

Carbon Monoxide Detector
Install carbon monoxide detectors in every area your family sleeps and on every floor. These alarms detect carbon monoxide, which is a dangerous invisible gas that is known as the invisible killer. Just like fire detectors, carbon monoxide detectors will give you and you family peace of mind.

Power Outage Essentials
Whether the power outage is from a severe storm or weather, make sure to have power outage essentials around the house. Flashlights, batteries, candles, food, water, and a radio are all items you should have in case of an outage. For best practice, keep them all in one place so they are easy to find.

Night Lights
This might be the oddest item on this list, but night-lights are a great safety item to have around the house, especially in dark hallways. Many people tend to fall at night when they can’t see, causing small injuries. So plug in a decorative night-light and make the journey down the hall easier for your family, friends, and houseguests.

Fire Ladder
If you have a multiple-story home, you’ll want to have a fire ladder on the second floor in case of a major emergency. Having multiple escape routes is the best way to keep your family safe during emergencies. Store it in an easy, accessible area and make sure everyone knows where it is and how to use it.

Safe or Firebox
If you think you don’t need a safe or firebox, think again! Both of these items will protect any valuables or important papers. Still don’t think you have anything of importance to store in a safe or firebox? Store things like the deed to your house, birth certificates, social security cards, etc. anything that would be rather hard to replace.

Emergency Numbers/Plans
Make a list of emergency phone numbers and put it somewhere where everyone can see it. This will be a handy tool in case your family or babysitter needs to make an emergency call. Include the numbers of:

  • Doctors/pediatricians
  • Neighbors
  • 911
  • Family members
  • Poison Control
  • Your contact information

Also, make sure to set up and go over emergency plans with your family. Don’t let you and your family be unprepared. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

Excellent Summer Fun in Flourtown, PA

Get ready to set aside time and make plans with your friends and family all month long. From the always-lovely Ambler Arts & Music Festival to the exciting classic play Camelot, there is bound to be something that you and your family will enjoy! Check out these exciting events going on this June near Flourtown!

First Fridays at Downtown Ambler
June 1st
From 6:00PM to 9:00PM enjoy the beginning of the Frist Friday celebrations in Downtown Ambler. This free event is always a blast and features a free “Kid’s Zone”, where your kids can enjoy crafts, games, inflatables, shows, and more! Also, don’t forget to enjoy the live music and delicious food as well. Stay up-to-date with information with Ambler’s First Friday Facebook Page!

Camelot
June 1 – 3, 6 – 10
Head on over to Act II Playhouse on E. Butler Avenue to witness the latest Broadway classic Camelot! This play follows the romantic tale of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table. Also featuring songs from the composers of My Fair Lady, you won’t want to miss out on this play!

Ambler Farmers Market
Every Saturday in June
Located on West Butler Pike & South Maple Street in Ambler, the Ambler Farmers Market will take place the first Saturday in June. From 9:00AM to 1:00PM, walk around the market and visit each tent for amazing finds! Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to this event and enjoy the relaxed and friendly environment!

$4 Friday Dinner in Ambler!
Every Friday in June
Grab your family to attend a $4 Friday Dinner every Friday in June at Weavers Way Co-op located on 217 E. Butler Avenue. You can dine in the café or take out, just remember to enjoy your main course and two sides! The best part about this event is that the menu changes every week, which means you can try something different every Friday if you so desire!

Moonlight & Roses
June 8th
Don’t miss Morris Arboretum’s annual fundraising gala. From 6:00PM – 11:00PM, the evening will begin with cocktails at the stunning Rose Garden and a delicious dinner will follow. Also, enjoy the live band and a night of dancing. For more information, click here!

Ambler Arts & Music Festival 2018
June 15th – 16th
From 6PM – 11PM five hours of amazing music will kick off the Ambler Arts & Music Festival. Then on Saturday the festivities continue with 11 more hours of music, 75 artists displaying their creations, and of course the Food Fest vendors, local restaurants, and beer garden will be open and serving a variety of food and drink. You don’t want to miss out on this entertaining event! For more information, click here.

Kids Explore: Creek
June 16th
Drop you kids off at the Wissahickon Environmental Center on 300 West Northwestern Avenue for some summer fun exploring the creek! Beginning at 10AM, the Wissahickon Environmental staff will lead the fun for kids ages 6-12. If you think your kids would love to explore the creek, then make sure to register here!

Garden Railway: Circus Week
June 30th – July 4th
Head on over to the Morris Arboretum, located on 100 E. Northwester Avenue, and get your garden admission to enjoy this lively event. Learn about the history of the circus and see Big Top and the circus trains. Also, don’t forget to watch for a few surprises! For more information, click here.

Don’t miss out on any of the fun this June and be sure to participate in the events that the Flourtown area has to offer! And if you’re looking for a beautiful home in a luxurious clubhouse community where you can enjoy the sparkling pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, check out The Reserve at Creekside! If you’re interested or have any questions feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you!

Potted Porch Plants and Window Box Tips and Ideas

Want to add curb appeal and interest to your home? Now it’s as easy as adding fun porch plants or window boxes to add that “pop.” Have fun creating dynamic set ups with colorful flowers and plants that will add liveliness to your curb appeal. Here are some ideas and tips to create wonderful porch plants and window boxes.

Potted Porch Plants:

1. Add a Pop of Color/Use Different Shapes and Sizes
Whether you are going for a more traditional or modern look, it’s always a good idea to experiment with color, textures, shapes, and sizes when making your potted porch plants. Find the perfect planters that match your personal style and have fun creating your dynamic porch plants. Mix and match styles, heights, and color for really interesting porch plants like some of these set-ups!

2. Get Creative with Planters
You don’t have to stick with using typical planters for your porch plants. Instead get creative and go on a hunt for interesting pieces that could serve as a planter. Do you have colorful and modern planters sitting around? Or can you find a cool vintage tin container at a flea market? Don’t be afraid to use artifacts that might not be considered proper planters. Check out some of these amazing porch planters for some inspiration!

3. Plant more than Flowers
Flowers are always the perfect go-to plants to use for your planters. However, you can also easily use other plants to your advantage. Instead opt to plant herbs that you could use in your recipes! Look at this idea, which is perfect for a back porch!

4. Have fun with Seasonal Plants
Porch plants don’t have to be reserved for the spring and summer seasons. Have fun with porch plants all year round and add curb appeal with your seasonal porch plants. Plant and decorate for the different seasons and your planters will be a focal point all year long.

Window boxes:

1. Get Colorful
Just like potted porch plants you’ll want to experiment with color and texture. Going with a non-traditional color will definitely add bold curb appeal. However, if you are going for a more traditional look, feel free to get colorful with your flower and plant choice instead. Also, make sure to install window boxes correctly! Here’s how you can properly install window boxes!

2. Get Creative
Don’t get caught up making window boxes that are typical in their design. Get creative just like you did with your potted porch plants and find interesting pieces that could serve as window boxes! Not only will your displays stand out for being unique, but they will also be beautiful as well.

3. Mix up Flowers and Plants
Mix and match flowers and plants within your window boxes for maximum curb appeal. Check out some of these amazing window box displays for inspiration. Get a range of plants that vary in color and height and arrange accordingly! You’ll have eye-catching window boxes in no time!

How to Start a Garden for the Summer

Savor the summer and pick up a fun and healthy hobby through gardening! With the weather warming up, it’s about time to start planting and reaping the rewards of having your own garden. If you don’t have a lot of yard space, don’t worry. There are easy solutions that will allow you to garden. Here are some tips on how to start a small garden for the summer.

Determine What to Plant
Before you start anything for your garden, you’ll want to determine what you are going to plant. Many first time gardeners get excited at the prospects that gardening has to offer. However, don’t plant too much! It’s better to start small if you’re gardening for the first time. In order to determine what you are going to plant think about what and how much your family will eat. Also, remember the amount that each plant produces. Vegetables like tomatoes and peppers provide throughout the season while carrots and corn only produce once. So plant accordingly!

Here are the best starter plants for the first time gardener:

  • Bell Peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Sweet Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon (if you have enough space)

Determine How Much Space Your Need
For first time gardeners you won’t need too much space, but if you garden every season then you should already know the amount of space you need. Also, if you are tight on yard space don’t worry! Try planting your garden in containers in a place that gets plenty of sun, like a deck!

Pick the Perfect Spot
There are only three basic requirements for a successful garden: a spot that’s full of sun, plenty of water, and great soil. Again, the size of your garden doesn’t matter. If your garden has these three essentials it will flourish! Because you are focusing mostly on warm-season vegetables they need at least 6-8 hours of sunlight. If you don’t have a space that gets enough sun you could always grow leafy vegetables like lettuce or spinach. Water is just as important as sunlight. To make gardening easier on yourself plant your veggies as close to a source of water as possible. However, the most important aspect of gardening is your soil. You’ll want moist, well-drained soil for the best outcome.

Layout Your Vegetable Garden
Your garden’s layout will depend on what type of garden you’ve decided to build. For raised garden beds or containers, you’ll want to make easy plant combinations for easy harvesting due to the small space. Try planting tomatoes with oregano and bell peppers, or arugula with romaine lettuce. Whatever you’ve determined to plant layout your garden accordingly.

Examine Your Soil
Soil is one of the most important things when it comes to a successful garden. Make sure to examine it before you finally plant. Soak the soil and get a handful of soil to examine. Next, squeeze the soil hard. If water streams out, add organic matter or compost to improve drainage. Then open your hand to see how the soil reacts. If the soil doesn’t form a ball or falls apart its too sandy. If a ball holds together and takes a lot of effort to breakdown there is too much clay in your soil. You’ll want the ball to break into cake-like crumbs for the best results.

Plant and Feed
Finally you can plant your vegetables! Plant based on the preexisting layouts you determined and have fun! Once you’re done planting, make sure your veggies get a steady supply of water, about an inch of water a week.

For more in-depth gardening tips, click here! Also, if you’re looking to garden all year long here’s a great garden calendar to follow!

Vacation Forget-Me-Nots

 

It’s that time of year again. Summer is almost here and everyone can’t wait to enjoy a family vacation this year. However, before you take off and savor your summer vacay, here are some vacation forget-me-nots to keep you relaxed and at ease throughout your vacation!

1. Tell a Neighbor
Whether you leave your house for a small weekend trip or a luxuriously long vacation, you should always tell one of your neighbors or relatives that you’ll be gone. It’s nice to know someone is looking over your empty house and making sure everything is in order while you’re away! Also, if you don’t put a hold on your mail, you could always ask your neighbor to collect your mail for the time being. Just make sure to return the favor while they’re on their vacation!

2. Shut off Water and Set Your AC Higher
To save money and energy, shut off your water and set your AC temperature higher before you leave for vacation. With warmer weather upon us, you are bound to start using the AC more. However, there is no need for air conditioning or water when you are on vacation. Don’t waste energy and money on an empty house!

3. Pet Sitter
If you have any pets at home make sure to take care of their needs too. Whether its dropping them off to a kennel or hiring a pet sitter, you’ll want to make sure your furry friend is taken care of. If you’re able to take your pet on your vacation, even better!

4. Unplug Appliances
Your appliances won’t be in use while you’re away, so make sure you unplug them to save energy and money. Unplug your toaster, coffee maker, blender, chargers, anything you can think of that is plugged in, unplug it!

5. Lock all Windows and Doors
This seems like a given, but you would be surprised how many people forget to lock all their windows and doors when they leave for vacation. So before you leave, double check just to make sure! It will give you peace of mind while you’re trying to relax during vacation.

6. Lower the Blinds
Take an extra step to secure your home and belongings and lower your blinds before you leave. Don’t tempt anyone to look in and see what you own.

7. Leave Some Lights On
Most people turn off all of their lights when they leave the house for an extended period of time. However, it’s smarter to leave some lights on or use a light timer while you’re away. Leaving lights on will give the impression that someone is home, making your home less of a target. However, if you live in one of Judd Builders wonderful planned communities, you won’t have to worry too much about a break-in. Planned communities deter many burglars due to the close-knit community life, but it’s better to be safe than sorry, so keep some lights on while your away.

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Sometimes it’s tricky to find the right gift for your mom for Mother’s Day and you might even put so much thought into it that you forget how fast the day is approaching! With Mother’s Day this weekend, here are five last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas that your mom will definitely appreciate!

1. Recipe Tin Can
This gift idea is perfect for a mom that loves to try new recipes! Buying a Recipe Tin Can is a great last minute Mother’s Day gift that your mom will absolutely appreciate. However, make sure to schedule in some time to find and write down recipes to put in her new Recipe Tin Can. This can be done a day or two before Mother’s Day, making it the perfect last minute gift idea. Not only is this gift unique, but that handwritten element will give it sentimental value for your deserving mom.

2. Make Her Breakfast in Bed and Let Her Stay There
Who doesn’t appreciate breakfast in bed? This classic Mother’s Day gift is always a great gift for your kids to give to their mother. However, help you kids amp up this classic idea and have them give their mother the rest of the day off! Make lunch and dinner throughout the day and if she has any other chores planned that day finish them for her. Let her put her feet up and relax all day! She’s bound to love the gift of relaxation!

3. Mother’s Day Coupons
This gift idea is gaining popularity due to its simplicity and is a perfect gift idea for your kids to get involved in. All you have to do is make or print out Mother’s Day Coupons with various chores and put them together. Once you have that done, have your kids wrap the gift up and give it to their mother! Check out some of these Mother’s Day coupons to get some inspiration!

4. Gift Box Subscription
With a ton of different gift box subscription options, this idea is great for mothers with varying interests and hobbies! Does your mom love diving into the latest novel on the best-seller list? Or does she prefer to try out different beauty products to see what she likes? Well you’re in luck! With all the diverse options you have to choose from, you’re bound to find a subscription that will suite your mother’s interests.

5. Tasty Treats
Everybody loves a sweet treat! Instead of buying cookies or chocolates for your mother, opt to make them from scratch! Again, this is an easy last minute gift that every mother would appreciate. Get her favorite recipes, desserts or dishes, and start baking and cooking. Once everything is made, make up a lovely platter to gift your mom. If you do make a mixture of desserts and dishes, make sure to make up separate platters!

How to Create the Perfect Cleaning Schedule for a Busy Household

It’s tough to keep the household clean and in order all the time. Schedules get busy and unexpected things tend to happen that take up your time. However, you can still keep your home clean even if you’re living in a busy household. All you really need to help keep things in order is a cleaning schedule that you can easily and happily follow. Here is how you can create the perfect cleaning schedule for your household and keep your amazing Judd Builders home in tip-top shape.

1. Prioritize
Every household is different. Every home has varied heavy traffic areas, different children, and a unique daily schedule. The first step to create the perfect cleaning schedule for your house is to prioritize. Highlight what is important to you and what you want clean. Do the dishes pile up constantly? Can you never catch up on laundry? These tasks that seem impossible to stay on top of are what you should prioritize cleaning. Whatever you decide are the main priorities of your household should be on top of your cleaning schedule!

2. Make a Small List
Most individuals schedule their life around their cleaning when it should be the other way around. If you schedule your household cleaning around your life, you’ll find that more gets cleaned. The next step in creating the perfect cleaning schedule for your busy household is to make a small and limited list from the priorities that you’ve decided upon. To keep things in check make three small lists of “must do’s” in these three categories: Daily, Weekly, and Monthly. Here’s a good example to follow:

Daily –

  • Make beds
  • Prep dinner
  • Complete at least 1 load of laundry
  • Do the dishes
  • Wipe down kitchen and bathrooms

Weekly –

  • Change sheets
  • Clean bathrooms fully
  • Meal plan (done every other week)
  • Vacuum household
  • Dust heavy traffic areas

Monthly –

  • Change Air Filters
  • Wash quilts and blankets
  • Clean out the car
  • Dust every room

Remember your cleaning schedule and priorities will vary from this list. So think about your household and plan accordingly!

3. Conquer the Clutter
Keeping the clutter under control is a huge aspect to keeping a tidy home. Before you start tackling your cleaning schedule, you should conquer the clutter around your house if you have any. Go through every space in the house and organize the whole room. Anything that you find that doesn’t fit in the room or doesn’t get used anymore put it in a bin to store away. Once the bin is full take it to a consignment store and donate it! Keep this up after clearing the clutter and place any new clutter in the bin to donate later.

4. Keep Up With the Routine
Once you’ve determined your daily, weekly, and monthly lists and conquered the clutter you’re ready to put your schedule to the test! Find a routine that works for you that helps you get your daily tasks done. If you prefer to put in a load of wash and clear the dishwasher in the morning, do it then or if you like to prep for dinner towards the evening that’s when you should do it. Figure out what works best for you and follow that routine!

5. Divide and Conquer
The best part of creating a cleaning schedule is that you don’t have to tackle it alone. Ask for help when it comes to your daily, weekly, and monthly tasks. Ask your wife or husband to help you complete a task or two. If you have kids assign them some chores that will help keep the house clean. Don’t try to do everything yourself. Dividing and conquering is always the best method.

6. Complete the Cycle
This step might seem confusing, but it’s one of the most important steps to follow. When you start a task make sure you follow through and complete it. If you start a load of laundry make sure to dry it, fold it, and put it away. Don’t leave any of your tasks unfinished. And don’t feel bad if you get interrupted and don’t complete the task fully at that moment. Just make sure the task gets done before the day ends. It will help keep the house tidier.

7. Schedule Your Tasks
For bigger and more time consuming cleaning tasks, schedule them around your everyday life. This works best for completing weekly and monthly tasks. Remember this will be different for every household so do things according to your needs.

6 Chic Design Trends for Your Bathroom

When it comes to designing your house it’s important to design to your style. However, sometimes you hit a wall and don’t know what to do with a space. Even worse, you’re having trouble redesigning your bathroom. Bathrooms can be fairly tricky to design, but there are always new trends to experiment with that can help take your bathroom to the next level. Below are just a few design trends for your bathroom. So read on and start brainstorming how you want to redesign your bathroom!

1. Have Fun With Tiles
Forget about subway tiles, the newest bathroom design trend finds uniquely shaped tiles the trend of the future. Although the subway tile will remain a classic, experimenting with different tile shapes, sizes, and patterns will take your bathroom design to the next level. Whether you choose a colorful tile to add that pop of color or a unique shape that will set your bathroom apart from others, be sure to have fun with this trend. The options are endless. So find the perfect tile that emulates your personality and design away!

2. Experimenting With Bold Colors
It’s become commonplace for many bathrooms to be designed with neutrals, but the newest trend has many individuals designing with bold color. Although it can be frightening to work with bold colors, this isn’t an opportunity to miss on out on. Having the bold pop of color in you bathroom will make a statement. Your bathroom will go from bland to dynamic. The color doesn’t have to come from paint either. You can use tiles or even small decor found within your bathroom. However, this trend isn’t for everyone. If you prefer more muted or neutral tones than stick to what you like. There are other trends that will lend well to that color palette.

3. Vanities
Vanities are back and bigger than ever. This new trend allows you to add a bit of practicality to your bathroom by adding more storage. Depending on the size of your bathroom, you can opt for a single vanity or a double vanity or even have your very own vanity dedicated to makeup. Whatever your choice don’t be afraid to experiment with colors, textures, and material. Explore the multitude of vanity options and decide whether you want a wood or metal vanity, or do you prefer a vanity painted in a statement color. When choosing a vanity keep your personal style in mind and select the perfect vanity for your bathroom.

4. Brass is Back
Although chrome and silver furnishings will always be a classic, brass is back. What once was considered outdated, brass is making its comeback in bathroom design. From sink faucets to elaborate lighting fixtures, you can now add brass to your bathroom design. However, if you don’t want to fully commit to brass try rose gold, another hot design trend.

5. Bringing The Outdoors In
This trend is perfect for those who prefer a neutral color palette when designing their bathroom. Bringing the outdoors in is in vogue. Your preferred neutral color palette will lend well to making your bathroom feel more connected to the outdoors. However, there are other ways to bring the outdoors in without using color. You can play with plant life or add wooden textures/elements to your bathroom to successfully bring this trend to life. There are also benefits to this trend as well. Not only will you have a soothing bathroom to escape to, but with all the natural elements your bathroom will also feel spa like.

6. Minimalist Designs
You’ve heard it before, less is more, and it’s absolutely true when it comes to bathroom design. The newest and most popular design trend finds homeowners renovating their bathrooms with minimalism. Designing your bathroom with only the bare essential will create a calming and open atmosphere while making a sleek statement. However, be warned, this trend can be tricky to pull off if you have smaller bathroom. Don’t try to pull off this trend if you do have a smaller bathroom. You can easily pick another trend from above instead and still have a stunning bathroom!