She Said She-Shed: How to Utilize Your She-Shed Space

She Said She-Shed: How to Utilize Your She-Shed Space

Chances are you’ve gone to a friend or neighbor’s house and been invited into their “man cave.” This ominous-sounding room has come to be a staple in many American households. A cross between an office and bedroom, it is a man’s private space in the home. But what about a woman’s private space, you might ask? Well, that’s an interesting story. Until recently they haven’t had one, but feminists rejoice! With the invention of the She-Shed, there is finally a place for women to get their work and play done in a private and uninterrupted space. Ok… But what exactly is a She-Shed? A woman’s place is no longer in the home. A She-Shed is a shed or barn that is converted into a private space for a woman. It doesn’t matter if the space is a remodeled garage, a room addition, a purchased storage shed or a hand-made wooden barn, as long as it provides a private sanctuary. What is the purpose of a She-Shed? The purpose of a She-Shed is as unique as the woman who uses it. Everyone needs a quiet place to get things done. Some women use their She-Shed for work. As work becomes more and more possible from the home, people often need to separate their work space from their home space. More often, women use She-Sheds for their hobbies or passions. Sometimes in this crazy busy life, you need a place that’s dedicated to doing things you love. Many women use their She-Sheds for gardening, scrapbooking, crafting, sewing, or being with their friends. But these spaces don’t have to be dedicated to...
Soapstone Countertops

Soapstone Countertops

If you are looking to upgrade your current countertop, you may want to look into soapstone countertops. Soapstone countertops provide both durability and natural beauty to your kitchen. Whether you are upgrading your kitchen nightmare or simply want to make a change to your kitchen’s current style, soapstone is a great solution. Soapstone is a metamorphic rock, which is composed mainly of talc, magnesium silicate and chlorite. The talc ingredient is what gives soapstone its soap-like material. Soapstone is naturally porous and will not stain or harbor bacteria. It can be cleaned with any household cleaner using a damp cloth or sponge, making maintenance simple. Due to its heat resistance, you can even set pots and pans on your soapstone countertops straight from the stove! No more worrying about burn marks. Even scratches can be repaired by a simple wipe with mineral oil. Deeper scratches may require some light sanding before applying. Not only does the mineral oil repair, but it also brings out the richness of the stone’s natural color, making it deeper and more dramatic. Grade A is the hardest and best quality available for soapstone. However, soapstone in general is one of the hardest materials used in kitchen countertops, making scratches and stains possible, but very uncommon. This natural stone comes in three colors: green-gray, blue-gray or Brazilian black. You have an option to have soapstone countertops sealed or left to age naturally. A thickness of 1 ¼’’ is recommended for soapstone countertops. Soapstone countertops are a unique choice because no two slabs or blocks of the stone are quite the same, which provides your kitchen...
Spring Time Kitchen Remodeling

Spring Time Kitchen Remodeling

Spring is in the air, and its time for some spring time kitchen remodeling tips and advice from your most trusted contractors in San Diego, Remodel Works Bath & Kitchen! For the best results, you have to plan and think about every detail. It is important to have a plan A, B and C so nothing comes as a surprise and throws you and your contractor off track. Spring time is the best time to remodel your kitchen because the days are longer, providing more daylight for your contractor. The weather is taking a turn for the best, so your materials will not be ruined by snow or rain, and your workers can work more comfortably. Many people take vacations so they can get out of the contractors hair, and kids are out of school so they wont be distracted from their daily routine and doing homework. Remember your kitchen will be out of commission for a while, so you will be using the microwave, grilling, and eating take out. Our goal is to make our clients spring time kitchen remodeling so efficient the first time around, that it turns cooking into a fun hobby rather than a chore. Enough with scratching the surface, time to roll our sleeves up and get elbow deep in the reality of spring time kitchen remodeling. Kitchen remodeling is one of the most, if not the most expensive remodeling jobs because of everything involved. Weather you are doing a lipstick remodel job with the finishing of the cabinets, replacing the appliances, and maybe replacing the counter tops, or you plan to re-do the...
Poway Kitchen Remodeling

Poway Kitchen Remodeling

Do you ever catch yourself daydreaming about a perfect kitchen for your Poway family? Need the motivation to make your Poway kitchen remodeling dream into a reality? Although a highly organized, high-end kitchen with family-friendly modern conveniences sometimes sounds unobtainable, it doesn’t have to be! With a few improvements, your Poway kitchen can go from drab to family friendly high-end fab! Sleek and Clean With Raised Cabinets: Sleek and practical, raised or floating cabinets provide for easy cleaning for a family with children.  Back in vogue, raised cabinets leave families with added room for storage, shelving, and overall space. In order to obtain that high-end look, families can stick to the sleek clean design of flat panel doors.  Depending on the color palate of your existing Poway kitchen, dark or light quality cabinetry can enhance the overall look of the highly used room. Cherry wood or satin white cabinets can be great options due to their eye-catching, elegant, and classic color. Ease and Style With New Countertops: New countertops can offer the durability, ease and style that existing countertops may lack.   From marble to granite, almost everyone likes the look of a high-end countertop.  For families, a brushed stone finish provides for easy cleaning and a resistance to marks from crayons or markers.  According to interior and kitchen designer, Mick de Giulio, “composite stone, made with quartz crystals bound with resin, is another good option for busy kitchens.” Don’t rule out the new trend and high-end look of multiple surfaces.  Multiple surfaces can accommodate a families needs sometimes more effectively than just one surface.  Mixing stainless steel and...
Spring Time Bathroom Remodeling

Spring Time Bathroom Remodeling

Spring time is upon us. This means the birds are singing, you may notice people have a little more pep in their step, and the days are getting longer. Now is the time for spring time bathroom remodeling! You may be feeling more cheerful yourself- and your bathroom could use a spring time bathroom remodel to get in the spirit of things. There are so many options you have while remodeling your bathroom. Choosing a design that opens up your bathroom allowing the sunshine to show off those breezy colors will leave you feeling more open to the world around you. Spring time bathroom remodeling may seem overwhelming, but here is a few tips to follow to make that bathroom really flourish. In the spring, we have the pleasure of seeing beautiful blue skies that really liven up all those bright colors nature is showing off. Painting your bathroom a sky blue will give you a great base to then allow you to accessorize and glamorize freely, while going through your spring time bathroom remodel. Sky blue walls open you up to insert white cabinets for extra storage space. Accessorizing with warm flowers in a glass holder with pebbles or sand will give that outdoor, free feeling we love to experience outdoors. Now your bathroom is starting to look sun-kissed with the towel arrangements and flowers, something may still be missing. A key factor you can’t forget while undergoing your spring time bathroom remodel; your showerhead. Throughout the seasons, this takes a beating and residue has built up causing it to lose its luster and shine. Replacing your old...
San Diego Remodeling Tips 2

San Diego Remodeling Tips 2

At  Remodel Works Bath & Kitchen we enjoy educating and informing our customers as much as possible so they can make the best choices for their homes. Summer Johnson is a design assistant at San Diego Remodel Works and she has put together another list of San Diego Remodeling Tips when considering different materials for your kitchen or bathroom remodel. The following remodeling tips go over how to lighten up a dark interior of a bathroom or area in your home, a great material for tub surrounds, and why it is a good option to choose earth tones for your kitchen. For more remodeling tips, watch Summer give remodeling tips in our videos at Remodel Works Bath & Kitchen’s YouTube channel. Remodel Tip #4 – Lighten Up A Dark Interior We have all seen them—those dark rooms, corners, or areas in our house that never seem to lighten up. Summer shared some remodeling tips on how to lighten up those dark areas and make them see the light! Here are three simple ways to lighten a dark interior: White and bright colors reflect light (the lighter the color, the more light it will reflect), so try adding a bright color or mosaic to a nearby wall. Try purchasing new light fixtures to increase illumination in the area. A fun way to shake up the look in your house while lightening up an area is to re-upholster your existing furniture with a bright vivid pattern. Remodel Tip #5 Tub Surrounds Piedrafina solid surfacing (which is a recycled marble surface) is a great alternative to traditional ceramic tile material for tub...