Preparing Your Bathroom for Guests

Having guests over can be stressful! There are so many things that you have to prepare to be ready for their arrival. One thing that you should always be sure to do is to make sure that you’ve fully prepped your bathroom. A clean, well-stocked bathroom is key to helping your guests feel comfortable and at home during their stay. Here is a bathroom preparation guide from Wright Building Center.

Give it a good cleaning

This step may seem obvious, but it is important. No one likes using a dirty, grimy bathroom, so gather up your cleaning supplies and get to work. Give your sink, tile, shower, toilet, and everything in between a good scrub. Your bathroom will be clean shiny and clean before you know it! 

Do some easy DIY updates

There’s no better motivation than guests arriving soon to do some easy bathroom updates. Chances are, you may have been wanting to give your bathroom a facelift, so be sure to take advantage of having visitors and fix up your bathroom. These updates can be as simple as simply swapping out hardware, light fixtures, faucets, and more. Or, take on a bigger project and apply a fresh coat of paint! 

Stock up your bathroom

Having guests over means that you’ll need to stock up your bathroom with extra items and products. Make sure that you have plenty of towels, soap, and other toiletries available for your guests. Additionally, install a towel rack or hooks if you haven’t already so that guests have a place to hang their towels. 

Home Improvement Supplies at Wright Building Center

Time to update your guest bathroom? Pick up the supplies for your project at Wright Building Center in Murphysboro and Sparta. Our team would be happy to help you find everything you need and answer any questions you have. Contact us today!

Design Tips for Small Bathrooms

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Design Tips for Small Bathrooms

Small bathrooms are very difficult to design. However, getting help from a quality building center can help you design your dream bathroom. Our professionals are here to give you the tips you need to remodel your small bathroom.  

Removing Unnecessary Items

Rooms that have items that jut out or have sharp corners, can add an uncomfortable level of complexity. This may mean that you will have to avoid fancy additions like towel bars, large toilet paper holders, or other various jutting decorations. Keeping a mall bathroom simple and sleek, creates a more homely feeling, and will promote comfortability. 

Think About a Skylight 

If you are working with a small bathroom with a tall ceiling. A building center will most likely recommend a skylight. While this of course is by no means a must have. Having a skylight creates beautiful lighting and colors. If a skylight isn’t what you are looking for, sky murals are a popular and cost-effective option to splash your bathroom with some much needed color. 

“Create” More Space

You can create the illusion of much more space than you actually have by eliminating visual clutter. Ask your local building center how to select features that limit visual strain. Some options include clear showers, and limited hardware. 

Knock out that Bulky Vanity 

Bathroom vanities can take up a lot of space. Which is why many retailers offer smaller, “apartment-sized” vanities. Check out your local building center for potential options regarding a smaller vanity, this can really open up your bathroom, and allow you to really utilize the space.

Bigger is Smaller When it Comes to Tiles

Ask your building center about playing around with larger tile options for your bathroom. Funny enough, larger tiles make small bathrooms appear larger, and give you a more spacious feel. Play around with different tile sizes and angles to find what feels right in your bathroom. 

Oh, The Door!

One of the fastest ways to lose a lot of space in a bathroom is to have an inward swinging door. Avoid buying a bulky door, and be sure that it swings outward. This creates an incredible amount of space while the door is open, and reduces the overall claustrophobic feel that comes naturally with a small bathroom.

Storage you Didn’t think of!

Have you ever thought about how much wall space you really have? You can carve niches into the wall and create storage space. Protruding shelves and large cabinets can take up all the space you have. Ask your local building center about wall space and storage options that may be available to you. Wall storage can be an option that makes a small bathroom feel like a makeshift storage room. 

Have Questions? 

We would love to help! Reach out to Wright Do-It Center Today, so we can help you design, prepare, and create your dream space for your small bathroom. No project is too big, or small for our team at Wright! Check out our website or Facebook. Click or Call Today!

Picking the “Wright” Paint for Your Home’s Interior

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Picking the “Wright” Paint for your Home’s Interior

Paint is a huge part of your home’s interior. The paint you choose, specifically the finish of the paint, can totally make or break your living space! So, check out this guide from Wright Building Center to find the “Wright” paint for your space.

What is a paint finish?

A paint finish refers to the sheen that is given off by a paint color. The finish stands out most when light is shone on them. Particular rooms of your house and certain colors of paint will look better with different finishes.

What paint finishes can you choose from?

Matte: If you want a paint that gives off a flat reflection when light is shone on it, then matte paint is the right paint for you. A matte finish does not have much of a sheen to it, making it a great finish choice when using dark paint colors. Another reason to choose matte paint is because it doesn’t show as many flaws in your wall. Because this finish doesn’t reflect much light, the flaws will be hidden.

Eggshell: Eggshell paint is a combination of matte and glossy paint finishes. This finish is actually named after an egg. The shell of an egg is mostly matte, but has a slight sheen to it when placed in the correct lighting. This is a great finish for anyone who can’t decide between glossy or matte paint.

Semi-gloss: Semi-gloss paints are perfect for rooms that have plenty of natural light or for light paint colors. These paints are reflective and brighten up a space. In addition, they are easy to clean, so they are great for use in rooms that might get messy often, such as a bathroom or kitchen.

High gloss: High gloss is exactly what it sounds like, highly reflective and shiny. It is often used for painting accents, such as trim. This finish of paint, however, will draw a lot of attention to any flaws in your wall. 

Choosing the “Wright” Paint Finish

So, have you learned about what the “Wright” paint finish for you is going to be? Stop by Wright Building Center in Murphysboro or Sparta today to pick up the paint you need for your project. Contact us today!

Updating Your Cabinets with these Modern DIY’s

Updating Your Cabinets with these Modern DIY’s

Wanting to give your kitchen cabinets a facelift? Wrights cabinets are here to save the day! We have some fun ways to give your kitchen a fresh look. 

Adding crown molding to your cabinets.

Do you have extra top space on your cabinets collecting dust?  You can add a little grandeur to your cabinets by adding crown molding at the top. Not only does it help elevate them visually but it will also have the look of custom made. You can achieve this look by creating a framework from 1in by 1in boards, attaching the molding to the frame, and then attaching the frame to the top of the cabinets. 

Storage jars visible with a powerful magnet

By mounting a powerful magnetic knife strip under kitchen cabinets you can attach glass storage jars with metal lids to the magnetic strip. Lightweight kitchen goods can be stored in these jars to help add to a beautiful kitchen. Some examples would be marshmallows, dried fruit, chocolate, coffee, etc. This way, you’ve just made storage both visually appealing and functional!

Easy LED Kitchen Cabinet Lighting

Light-weight LED lights have an adhesive on the back. Helping them line up under the cabinets and hide from visibility. These lights can help add a nice touch and update a look while adding a more defined look.  Additionally, lining your cabinets with LED lights will give your whole kitchen a custom feel with the millions of possible color combinations. 

Kitchen Cabinet Organizer

Like most families that have an under-sink kitchen cabinet mess, you might benefit from a quick, simple, and ultra-cheap DIY cabinet door organizer. This easy fix can help not only you keep organized but bring a nice updated look to your sink. By mounting a small shelf on the interior of your cabinet door, you will organize the clutter and free up valuable cabinet space that was previously overtaken by the mess. 

New Fixtures

Sometimes something as simple as new fixtures can give a nice updated look without replacing the cabinets. The sky is the limit with new fixtures. You can keep a nice modern look with simple new fixtures or install beautiful, ornate fixtures that are sure to catch the eye!

Two-Toned Cabinets

Two-toned cabinets offer a whole world of possibility for kitchen customization. Adding a pop of color can give any kitchen a much-needed facelift.  There are many ways to make two-toned cabinets unique and personal to you. You can paint the upper and lower cabinets different colors, or you can paint the bottom few inches of the upper cabinets the same color as the lower cabinets. The possibilities are endless!

These tips are a great, easy way to update your preexisting cabinets. Wrights cabinets are super easy to customize and update to fit your needs!  To learn more about Wright Building Center and our design products and interior design services we offer, like us on Facebook!