Page 26 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • May 13, 2009 Home Improvement & Gardening Take the bath from bland to grand with quick makeovers (ARA) Many of us dream of updating the most-used room in our homes, the bath, to create a beautiful and inviting space. Luckily, you don’t have to sink a hefty sum of time and money into your bath to achieve dramatic results that you can enjoy every day. Try these few simple upgrades that can change the entire look of your bath within minutes. Mirror Miracles About 30 percent of homes have at least one plateglass bathroom mirror. While functional, these large mirrors lack a luxurious look. Luckily, adding a mirror frame create a custom look that makes a striking style statement in the bath. Hint of Hotel Luxury When entering a luxury hotel room, many people check out the bathroom first. Instead of waiting for your next vacation to enjoy hotel comforts, add simple amenities to your own bath, concentrating on the shower area. To start, a curved shower rod can make you feel like you have an oversized, lavish shower without adding any square footage. Plus, it’s an affordable solution that provides up to 7 1/2 inches of elbow room while adding terrific style and visual appeal. Moen offers both fixedand adjustable-length curved shower rods with pivoting flanges to make installation a breeze -- even on irregular wall surfaces. Next, update your current showerhead with a more luxurious style. If you prefer a powerful, full-body spray, ing concentrated spray -- or somewhere in the middle. You can find a variety of designs and functionality. Add Accessories Just like in fashion, it is often the accessories that pull a look together to make a “wow” statement. You can quickly update your bath with new exquisitely designed and easy-to-install accessories, such as robe hooks, paper holders, towel bars, towel rings, and shelves. Today’s manufacturers offer a wide variety of styles and finishes to match or coordinate with your faucets to make a dramatic style effect -- and add a bit of organization to your bath. Cool Colors and Luxury Linens As the final step to your newly designed bath, add a splash of color. Touch up any nicks or scratches in your baseboards and freshen the walls with a coat of paint in your favorite color. Next, bring in the soft finishing touches by adorning your new accessories and a shower rod with high-quality linens: a new shower curtain and fresh towel sets. Don’t be afraid to treat yourself to something plush and cozy -- you’ll want towels that stand up to daily wear and still keep their attractive appearance. Each of these simple projects can be accomplished with very little time or expense -- but your enjoyment of your new bath will be immeasurable! perhaps you would like a rainshower showerhead. Or, if you like options, try a multi-function version that allows you to switch from a relaxing wide spray to an invigorat- Spring NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO APPLY THESE SCOTT PRODUCTS Contains essential nutrients and weed control ingredients for a stronger, greener lawn. Kills grubs before they destroy your lawn. One application controls grubs all season long. ����������������������������� ������������������������ ����������� Paul Banach Construction, LLC Home Remodeling Waldwick • 201-689-0765 • Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations • Finish Carpentry Crown Moldings, Cabinetry, Walk-In-Closets, etc... Windows • Doors • Garage Doors Take advantage of the Energy Tax Credit in 2009 Speak to your tax advisor to ascertain if you qualify, as these credits will make a project more economical for you! ������������ YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER Over 20 yrs. exp. • Senior Citizen Discount • Ref available upon request All work performed by owner • Free Estimates Major Credit Cards Accepted • Mon-Wed 7:30-6 • Thurs & Fri 7:30-8 • Sat 8-5 OPEN SUNDAY 9-3 27 Franklin Tpke. • Waldwick • 201-652-5666 5-13-09....Mike....from Janine PaulBanach2x2(5-13-09) 2x2” ������������������� ��������������������������