Archive for February, 2014

5 Top Bathroom Trends for 2014 | Bathroom Remodeling Ideas Twin Cities MN

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Intrigued by what’s in store for bathroom style this year?  Here are 5 hot bathroom trends topping the lists for 2014 (& beyond!):

Bathroom Trends 2014 - asian inspired minimalism

Asian Influences — Plant life in the bathroom, bamboo decor and storage bins, pebbles used as stone tile — all signs that Asian-inspired design is hot for the new year.  This Japanese minimalist look, incorporating modern ideas and clutter-free style, often includes a soaking tub, hideaway storage, clear counter space, and eco-friendly features.

Tile Bling – Glass tile for the bathroom is getting rave reviews, sending ceramic tile backstage.  Glass tiles, with their almost effervescent appearance, bring a reflective tone to the bathroom, creating a bright and airy ambiance.  More resistant to mold and mildew than ceramic tiles, glass may also be the savvy option in addition to being the trendy one.

Things Heat Up – Floors, tile racks, and shower-heads that is!  In-floor heating, an amazing combo of practicality and comfort, is hotter than ever. Seemingly luxurious, it is often more cost-effective than other heating methods.  Towel racks, too, come with heating options – hard to beat on a cold Minnesota day.  And with multi-head showers topping the trends — offering an array of misting pressures and angles — your showering experience will come with more warm steam and hot water than ever before.

Glamorous Lighting – Adding some glam to the bathroom is easy to do when you select a light fixture that might otherwise be found in the dining area!  From pendants to that luxurious chandelier, using less-traditional lighting in the bathroom will be a trend that takes your bathroom to the next level of sophistication.

Black Comes Back – Though the monochromatic bright and white bathroom with a spa-feel is still very much in tow, there is new room for strong saturated colors like navy blue, and especially black.  A single black wall in the bathroom can make a strong statement, but if you want to keep it simple, try black fixtures and accents to give your room some cool contrast.

Could your bathroom benefit from a refreshing trend or two?  Connect with us here at Sass Construction to share your bathroom remodel ideas… we’re ready to listen!  Serving Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, and the Twin Cities area. 

Preparing for a Wedding or Graduation Party this Summer? | 3 Great Tips!

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Though winter may seem long right about now, if you have an upcoming wedding in the family or graduation party this summer, no doubt thoughts of warm-weather festivities are on your mind.

Preparing for a Wedding or Grad Party | Remodeling Tips

Here are 3 great tips for making sure your guests feel fully welcomed as you plan your upcoming party or prepare to host house guests:

  1. Greet your guests as they arrive and offer them a refreshing beverage.  No party is complete without personal connection.  Be sure to have drinks readily available and make time to pull yourself away from the kitchen to ensure your guests feel truly welcome.  A big smile goes a long way.
  2. Have plenty of seating.  But that doesn’t have to mean folding-chair clutter. Try adding cozy ottomans to the room that double as storage, and use sleek benches set against the wall to allow more guests in one space.  Bonus: these surfaces double as a place to set food.
  3. Consider the aroma.  A welcome scent in the air is a sign to your guests that something good is in store.  Whether it’s the chocolate chip cookies you have in the oven or scented candles, create an atmosphere of good aroma.

Worried you’re not going to have enough space for your guests?  Want to freshen up (or completely transform) your home before the big event?  The time to begin is now!  Whether you want to add an addition to your home, or just make some fixes to the space you have, at Sass Construction we’re ready to listen closely to your needs and help you impress your guests.

Offering building, remodeling, and contractor services for Chaska, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, and the West Metro area of the Twin Cities, MN — we hope you’ll get in touch with us today!