Whether you live in a studio apartment or want to get more out of a small room in your house, it is always great to have more room. With our designs at Siema, our experiences enable us to help our clients with various concerns. For instance, some clients want their bathroom to look larger and brighter than it is. In this case, we would suggest Siema LED mirrors Vancouver. Also, having limited space is restricting at times, limited storage space can be troubling. Therefore, we have figured out a few effective tips to maximise your space and reach its full potential.
-Regular organisation is crucial in opening up your space
If you haven’t used something in a year – or wouldn’t buy it now- get rid of it.
Find yourself troubled by limited storage space even after getting rid of all your junk?Go for built-ins and storage nooks tailored to your exact needs to utilise every possible space. They could be some additional storage in the walls and hidden shelving.
Choose the right vanity that suits your space
-Replace your Bulky Cabinets and go for Chic and Customized Vanities
Not only do furniture styled vanities give a glamorous and chic look for your space, they also take up less space than bulky cabinets. In recent years, their popularity has been increasing. They are affordable, yet functionable.
Mirror and brightness
-Use of Mirrors – Siema LED mirrors Vancouver
The reflections of mirrors trick our eyes, they make the space seemingly bigger. Using more than one mirror is a great way to give the illusion of more space in your washroom. For instance, double mirrors tend to give the space a never-ending appearance.
Siema LED mirrors increase the overall brightness of your washroom. The brightness effectively opens up more space.
We offer free consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us for bathroom vanity advices.
Cleaning your kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities can be time-consuming and exhausting. Cabinets cleaning techniques are the same whether you are working on the kitchen cabinets or bathroom vanities. However, with some cleaning hacks, you will be able to save some time and energy. Kitchen cabinets, for example, face constant challenges from dirt, grease, bacteria, and fingerprints. Therefore, kitchen and bathroom should be the main focus of your cleaning routine as they are under the highest exposure to bacteria growth.
Supplies that you need:
Cleaner of your choice or Vinegar – Vinegar has grease-busting, cleaning ability. Dampen a clean, dry cloth with undiluted white vinegar, and wipe down greasy cabinets. Rinse your cloth with warm water, wring out most of the moisture, and use it to rinse the cabinetry.
What about bathroom cabinets?
The insides of bathroom cabinets can be warm and moist, which makes them an ideal place for mold to grow. Even if you don’t see mold growing, it is still a good idea to fill a spray bottle with bleach or vinegar and spray down the entire area because it will kill mold spores that might become a problem later.
How often should you clean kitchen cabinets?
Grease from cooking, condensation from temperature changes and steam, dirt and bacteria from hands and food can stain and damage cabinet exteriors. Depending on how often you cook, some cabinets should be wiped down after every use while some can do a weekly cleaning. However, you should do a deep cleaning every other week in case the grease starts to build up. Buildup is a combination of grease and dust that get be quite thick and hard as time goes by.
In need of new kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities?
If you would like to upgrade your bathroom vanity or kitchen cabinets, please do not hesitate to contact Siema Kitchen & Bath. Our team offer exceptional customer services and will help you find the best vanity that suits your needs!
Picking bathroom renovation materials is just as important as picking a style and fixtures for your remodelling. The materials can alter the entire mood of the room, the style, and the feeling you get when you enter that space.
First and foremost, you should have your renovation plan down. By knowing what you are remodelling and what you are purchasing, you minimize the chances of a $10,000 project becoming a $30,000 project. Little details like light fixtures, testing paint colour before purchasing a large quantity, cabinet knobs and tiling can all be planned beforehand. This most definitely includes your bathtubs, bathroom vanities, mirrors and other bathroom accessories.
You should also make sure you have a clear vision of the mood you want to feel when you enter the space. Do you want it to feel bright, open and minimal? Do you want it to feel traditional, with rustic touches? Or maybe you want to go a funkier route and have some more colour incorporated. Materials like marble for flooring and countertops can add a clean, modern look to a bathroom, but depending on the colour and fine-tuning, can also incorporate beautifully into a more traditionally designed space.
Bathroom Renovations Materials and Their Benefits
Stone (marble, granite, limestone) – increases profit value, stays cool, and really easy to clean. Stone materials also last a lifetime – they are an investment that will last you!
Ceramic – comes in a variety of colours, is much cheaper than stone, and comes in a wider variety of colour options and customization options. Ceramic also resists fire and moisture.
Porcelain – Porcelain resists water, and is super easy to maintain. It is very resistant to scratches and can be customized to mimic the look of stone for a cheaper option than the real thing.
Bathrooms are high traffic areas, and are vulnerable to the most dirt and grime, similar to the kitchen. You want moisture-proof materials that are high-traffic-friendly, easy to clean, non-porous and and resistant to dulling and scratching.
Speak to our experts if you have questions regarding choosing the best bathroom renovation materials for your sinks, vanities and bathtubs. Our team can inform you on what materials perform best for your specific needs, how to maintain and clean them so that they will last you a long time, and which options suit your specified budget. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or drop by the store to speak to a friendly expert!
When you decide to renovate your washroom, there are a lot of decisions to make. With the large variety of bathroom vanities and types of bathroom sinks in the market, it could be overwhelming. Thinking of renovating your bathroom but don’t know where to start? Here in Siema, we understand that it could be challenging to pick the bathroom sink that suits your needs and preferences. So we will walk you through the options.
Ask yourself these questions before you purchase a bathroom sink:
What is the design style of your place?
What is your budget?
How many people will access to the sink on a regular basis?
How much space is available for your bathroom sink?
Types of Bathroom Sinks for your Renovation:
Who says you have to sacrifice stylishness for low-maintenance?
Under mount sinks has become one of the most popular types of bathroom sinks recently. They are installed underneath the countertop, creating a continuous flow from countertop into sink. Therefore they are easy to clean and maintain without hassles.
Vessel sinks are the abundance of styles, materials and designs. Due to their stylish appearance, they often become the focal points of your bathrooms. Vessel sinks bowl-shaped, that sit above the counter surface. As a result, they occupy relatively more space that undermount sinks.
One Piece sinks are large, rectangular sinks that provide plenty of room for your daily rituals. Ceramic One Piece Top at Siema offer additional counter space on the sides. Therefore, they are a great option if you don’t have enough room for two separate basins, but wish to have one elegant sink with a sleek finish.
If you are located in Vancouver, our team in Siema can help you select the sink that will best complement your bathroom and your family’s personal needs. So please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to have a schedule a free consultation.
Conventional bathroom cabinets are usually small medicine cabinets above the sink which generates limited storage space. However, with the dynamic design and innovation at Siema, we offer contemporary cabinets such as mirrored medicine cabinet and side cabinets to suit your needs. In addition, they are functional with a spectacular look.
Bathroom vanities are definitely one of the hardest working cabinetry of a household. They have to support daily wear and tear as you get ready every morning or give your pets their baths. You store all your everyday necessities in this sacred place. Exposing to moisture can promote bacteria growth and you wouldn’t want that. Therefore it is crucial to determine and assure the size and quality of your bathroom vanities.
In regard to the location of bathroom cabinets…
Firstly, make sure cabinet doors have enough room to open without hitting something or getting in the way. Measure the depth of vanities with doors open to make sure they fit comfortably. Building codes say the minimum allowable distance in front of vanities (and toilets) is 21 inches. Secondly, always be sure there’s enough space over and around the vanity to install a mirror and lights. In Siema, we offer LED mirrors which could be a complement of your bathroom cabinets.
Similar to kitchen cabinetry, bath cabinetry is available in four basic grades (RTA, stock, semi-custom and custom) and two general construction approaches (face framed and frameless).
In Siema, we take pride in the premium quality of our bathroom cabinets…
As mentioned above, bathroom vanities are exposed to moisture and humidity. As a result, a good bathroom cabinet must be able to endure moisture and a lot of opening and closing.
If you are in need of a bathroom cabinet, or would like to upgrade your bathroom vanity, please do not hesitate to contact Siema Kitchen & Bath.
Guess what happened over the weekend? It was the Vancouver Home and Interior Design Show. That is one of the largest shows featuring landscaping companies, interior design companies etc. There were 325 exhibitors in total. Siema, a trusted kitchen and bath specialist in Vancouver was one of the exhibitors, the show attracted 39500 visitors in total. We displayed our bathroom vanities.
At Siema, we take pride in our kitchen and bathroom design, we offer exceptional attention to details and we believe a great communication with clients is the key to our success. Communicating effectively with your kitchen renovation team can make all the difference when undergoing a project. Especially if you are designing for your home, we recommend you to express your personal preferences, as our team will create the best design that suits your needs. Be honest, always tell them what you want, and if you notice something you don’t like, tell us right away.
Vancouver Home + Design Show – Showcasing Bathroom Vanities
Like previously stated and as you can tell from the pictures, Siema was there. We had a lot of fun and we enjoyed meeting everyone. This show allows us to showcase some of our bathroom vanity such as our bathtub and LED mirrors. Our booth attracted a fair amount of people. We were happy to answer all the concerns people have. We always believe it is great to listen to suggestions in order to improve our products and our company as a whole.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are in need of a bathroom renovation, or would like to upgrade your bathroom vanity!
It is not always easy to choose the right bathroom vanity, and there are many factors to think about and important questions to ask yourself when you start shopping for it. This is especially true if you are creating a new environment in important rooms of your place – whether you are looking for a bathroom vanity that works in a small space or you are updating a spacious master bathroom.
Here are some suggestions that will guide you through the process of finding the right vanity for your space.
Before making a purchase, consider how much counter space and storage space you would like to have in your bathroom and how much you will need – it is really important to make sure to note the dimensions of the area where your bathroom vanity will be installed, and pass it on to your renovation team upon planning.
Select a spot for your vanity that won´t disturb with your bathroom´s traffic flow or block the bathroom door or shower door. Another good thing to note is if the area is accessible for cleaning, the doors vanity can open and the space close to the vanity is enough for foot traffic.
Types of montage
There are a number of different options for mounting.
Free standing – this is the most popular and means the vanity is seated on the floor and attached to the wall. This kind of vanity helps a lot if you need storage space.
Floating – this vanity is wall-mounted and in the last years this type of vanity become popular because the designs are modern and contemporary. This kind of vanity saves floor space and is really good for small bathrooms. It also gives you the option to store things underneath it.
Open space – this kind of vanity has visible storage space without door panels or drawers covering them, this vanity gives you a fun, spa-like environment.
Variation of sinks
During this process, it’s important to consider vanity style, counter space and style of the bathroom.
Undermount sink – the sink is designed to be under the counter for more space and easy clean up.
Self-rimming – this kind of sink is resting in an opening counter or vanity, it is called a drop-in-sink too.
Vessel, usually this sink just sits on top of the counter surface and doesn’t need any special installation. It is very simple, and options range from glass, all the way to mosaic.
If you are in need of a bathroom renovation, or would like to upgrade your bathroom vanity, contact Siema Kitchen & Bath. Our experts would be happy to help you figure out the appropriate style and size of bathroom vanity, that fits practically and functionally into your space.
A kitchen renovation project can sometimes have you stressed and pulling your hair out by the end, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With careful planning, consideration and making room for backup plans, you can avoid big problems which will only prolong the renovation even more. Here are our top tips for solidifying an efficient plan.
Plan ahead, sooner than you think
Planning ahead for your kitchen renovation can include selecting products and appliances, picking colours or finding a good, experienced and highly-rated contractor. This can mentally prepare you for the price range of the products you will be choosing, thus, keeping you on budget. You will know where to go for the best prices, and highest quality products.
Communication, communication, communication!
Communicating effectively with your kitchen renovation team can make all the difference when undergoing a project like this. Be honest, always tell them what you want, and if you notice something you don’t like, share it with the contractor right away. Sooner is always better than later, when it may be too late to make the necessary change.
Find quality help
When looking for contractors or remodellers, make sure they have a sufficient amount of experience, as well as all of the proper legal credentials, and are a part of remodelling/contractor associations. In addition, make sure to thoroughly read through the contract and research the contractors you are getting into work with.
Start your budget early, so that when changes do come, you are prepared and ready to take acton! This can mean something as little as shipping costs, to appliance damage.
Planning ahead on your renovation project is so important, and can really make a world of a difference in how everything pans out. Make sure to contact us if you are looking for efficient, knowledgable and experienced remodellers.
Refinishing kitchen cabinets can be such a great way to refresh your outdated kitchen. It’s a much cheaper option than going for a full renovation, less time consuming, and can make you feel like you have a brand new kitchen. You can play around with the wood stains and finishes to achieve a stylish and modern look that fits in with the rest of your home.
Sand Down the Surface
You’re going to begin by prepping the cabinet’s surface by sanding it down to allow for the stain to have something to grab on to. At this step you are taking the cabinets back to their original, pre-stained finish.
Prime & Paint
Now, you are going to prime the surface with your choice of primer, if you are choosing to paint. If you are choosing to stain, you can skip this step. By priming first, you allow the true colour of your paint to shine through in a smooth and even manner. Another way to achieve the best results possible would be to use spray paint instead of a brush.
At this step, ensure you are painting in thin, even layers rather than thick heavy layers as they tend to dry unevenly.
Make sure to apply the paint in one-directional strokes
Use a high quality brush that will not absorb product and apply the pain evenly without streaking
Oil based paints are much easier to apply smoothly, while paints based on latex tend to leave streaking
Use a rag or old piece of cloth to work the stain into the wood grain/pores when refinishing kitchen cabinets.
Start by using 120-grit sandpaper for the first sanding of the cabinets, then follow it by using 220-grit sandpaper.
By following these steps and tips, you can achieve a refreshed kitchen in no-time. DIY projects can be cheap, a fun project to do with family and friends and not to mention authentic. They can breathe life back into your old, dull kitchen. If you need full renovations or would like to go the route of purchasing cabinets, contact Siema to speak with our experts and learn about Scavolini’s luxurious kitchens.
Need Christmas home decoration ideas for the holidays? Christmas is arguably the coziest time of year. The lights, the warm spicy smells of gingerbread and hot cocoa, and best of all, the decorations. Here we share with you 5 different DIY ideas to decorate your home with this Christmas.
Decorate the fireplace with some warm, Christmas scented candles and pinecones to make it cozy! Light the candles at night for a holiday ambiance that won’t disappoint.
Decorate the handrails and banisters in your home with little fairy lights and garland! This can be a fun addition to the home and something the kids can help with.
Did you know you can try making your own advert calendar!? This Christmas home decoration is a great family project for the holidays! Prepare and decorate some little baggies or boxes, and either buy some chocolate or make your own treats to fill them with! Lastly, simply number them off for December and you have your very own advent calendar.
A centrepiece can wrap up and pull together just about any room. Simply fill a bowl with ornaments, greenery and fairy lights or fill a large jar with white and red christmas candy! It will bring the cozy Christmas cheer to your kitchen!
Display Your Candy
You can display your candy canes by tying them to red and white ribbon and hanging them off of the fireplace, banisters or windows! These add a festive and real touch to any home during the holidays. Best part is you can eat this decoration!
These Christmas home decoration ideas are easy, inexpensive and sure to bring holiday cheer into your home. If you need fixtures or home renovations for your home, make sure to contact Siema, our experts would be happy to help you.