Investigate any unpleasant smells or noises coming from your bathroom sink drain, says Frank Lesh, owner of Home Sweet Home Inspection Company in Indian Head Park, Ill. Gurgling may be caused by a blockage you can remove with a snake or plunger. If a sink is smelly but you don’t use it frequently, the water in the U-shaped pipe underneath may have dried out, allowing methane gas into the room. Try pouring a quart of water down the drain and airing out the room for a couple of hours. If the smell goes away, Lesh has a simple fix: pour a teaspoon of vegetable oil down the drain, which will keep the water from evaporating and should solve your problem.
But if smells or noises persist, call a plumber to investigate your vent pipe. It may have become blocked by debris or nesting animals.
Contemporary Bedroom in Warm Brown Tones
Rich shades of brown pair with creamy white and soft beige for a warm, inviting atmosphere in this contemporary bedroom. A custom headboard extends out to create built-in shelving on either side of the bed.
The homeowners wanted a home space that seamlessly combined country and city styles to create their perfect space, so designers took elements such as the gray and white tile floor and glass front cabinets from the country style and blended it with clean lines, strong hardware and stainless steel, all looks of the city, to create this elegant, comfortable space that perfectly meets the needs of their family.
A custom Roman shade blends with the wall's soft gray hue, giving the illusion of added space in this restful bedroom. In this room as throughout the home, contemporary touches mix with classic details. The renovated Victorian house has been fully updated to meet the needs of a modern-day family.
Complementary shades of teal and tangerine are eye-catching against the white walls of this modern farmhouse dining space. A contemporary light fixture adds distinction without blocking the views between the open and airy living, dining and kitchen spaces.
This living room opens to the kitchen, creating an open concept design. White and blue are seen throughout these two space, creating a light, fresh and airy look. The transitional design brings a timeless element into this home.
This all-white living room has a pop of blue seen in the gorgeous built-ins. Perfect for displaying treasures, while also concealing items underneath, this built-in unit serves as function and decoration.
This mudroom features a simple locker design that has space for everyone. Tile floors can take the abuse from kids, pets and wet shoes. White shiplap is adorable with the traditional coat hooks. The blue pendant light is a charming touch of color.
A built in desk and storage shelves are the perfect homework spot in this girls bedroom. White walls and shelves contrast with the blue painted ceiling adding visual interest and pink accents match the rest of the room design.
This pantry, with its bright turquoise wallpaper, is where all the small appliance action happens as well as a bonus refrigerator. A swinging door allows for morning breakfast and coffee to all happen and be shut behind a door.