Unpopular Opinion: Clawfoot Tubs Are Simply the Worst. Clawfoot bathtubs are beautiful; there's no doubt about it. Reassuringly solid, with lovely antique detailing, it's not hard to see why so many bathroom renovators are wooed by their winsome charms. In fact, we've reached an interior design moment in which one would be hard-pressed to find a recently remodeled bathroom that isn't designed around a delightfully quirky vintage bathtub — call it the Joanna Gaines effect. However, we have a hunch that this what's-old-is-new-again fad is on its way out, for one simple reason: we're starting to remember why "old-fashioned" tubs fell out of common usage in the first place. Clawfoot tubs became a part of our collective design vocabulary as a luxury item of the Victorian era. By the 1920's, they were de rigeur, but by the midcentury, they were outdated, replaced with the more efficient built-in tubs of the 60s and 70s. Now, we're not encouraging a return to the shallow rectangular constructions many of us grew up with, but there are a few reasons that the clawfoot tub is not the bathroom design panacea it appears.
10 Paint Colors That Will Never, Ever, Ever Go Out of Style. Not one to be influenced by what's "in style"? Don't care about the Color of the Year? As much as it can be fun to try new trends, who wants to repaint her whole house every few years? "It takes the average consumer more than 100 days from starting to think about a painting project, to completing it," Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, tells CountryLiving.com. "The majority of that time is spent choosing the perfect color."
These Clever Layout Tricks Will Maximize Your Living Room Space. Living rooms come in all shapes and sizes, from long and large to small and square. Regardless of this though, there are always ways to maximize the floor space you have on offer. Factory Direct Flooring have created an infographic revealing some handy tips and tricks that can help your living room fulfill its space potential. Whether using smart curtain designs, clever lighting or specific pieces of furniture, you can make the most of your living room.
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