Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Renovation Tips: Perfect Finishes

CTV NEWS Do-It-Yourself Getting Perfect Backsplash with Bryan Baeumler, host of HGTV's Disaster DIY, October 16, 2010Screenshot: CTV >> NEWS >>Do-It-Yourself >> Getting the Perfect Backsplash
Bryan Baeumler, the host of HGTV's Disaster DIY, invites Canada AM to his home
and shows what every novice handyman can do - tiling a backsplash.
This morning I watched CTV and Bryan Baeumler, Disaster DIY, gave some good tips about backsplash installation. This got me thinking. Visual effects are important in any room. There are always focal points in a room. If your finishes are not perfect around the focal points the effect can be disappointing.

Here are some points to look out for and some tips:

Tip #1: Windows and doors: If you tile around doors and windows, or have any other decorative finishes make sure the patterns are symmetrical on either side.

Tip # 2: Focal point around shelves: It is not only the shelves which become the focal point, but also the surrounding walls, baseboards etc. Make sure all the finishes in the immediate vicinity are well executed.

Tip # 3: Outside corners: Corners on the outside of shower basins, cabinets or walls will become focal points. Special care is required for these areas.

Tip # 4: Colour schemes: Before you start, have all the colours and materials chosen so you can see the full impact.

Tip # 5: Wood grain patterns: When using woods be cautious about grain patterns and how the finished product will look either raw or stained. Make samples.

Happy home renovation!

Martina Ernst
Wo-Built - Innovative Design and Build

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