Laminate Flooring- Six Popular Styles

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

wood-flooring-options6 Attractive Types of Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is available in a wide range of styles. From the slate effect to stone tiles and classic wood laminate, there is a great flooring option to match the intended look and feel. Here are a few of the most popular laminate flooring types:

Oak

Solid oak flooring is certain to be a very appealing option for the home and easily complements most styles of decor. However, it is an extremely expensive option and also needs a lot of ongoing maintenance. Alternatively, the oak laminate flooring is a practical substitution to give the stunning look of real oak and is much more affordable, especially if laying the laminate in a large area. Plus, this type of flooring is easy to maintain.

Walnut

The walnut laminate is atmospheric and dark to help create the perfect ambiance in the home. The laminate can be made to look much like real wood with its unique grain and knot detail. The natural dark color means a room is given a neutral base for greater freedom to decorate and style the walls and furnishing. Also, it helps to add a touch of warmth to a room which makes it a practical choice for the bedroom.

natural-wood-flooringHickory

The hickory laminate is a great way to introduce a warm tone to the home. This flooring is available in several shades including the grays, beige and warm reds. It is a very stylish and classic option that will look perfect in any home receiving a modern makeover.

Chestnut

The chestnut laminate has a traditional look and gives the classic look to any living space in the home. It has a very distinctive grain detail which helps to enhance its all-round authenticity.

Also, this type of laminate can be finished with a worn look to create a feeling of yesteryear. The classic look makes it an extremely versatile option and easily goes with most color schemes.

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How-to Easily Organize Your Home

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

organize-homeThree Principles of Organizing Your Home

Often we put off organizing because we aren’t really sure where to begin and how to go about it. I have found that the best method to organizing any room, shelf, closet, or living space is to first, PURGE, second, SORT, and third, FIND A HOME.

This approach is effective and thorough, allowing the greatest satisfaction, especially for the most difficult rooms and spaces to organize.

PURGING. Select a space or room in your home that you want to organize. Remove everything from that space. If you are purging a shelf or closet, you can place the items on a table, bed, or couch in the same room. If you are purging a room, use boxes to place things in.

SORTING. If you are organizing an entire room, you should sort as you purge since you will be placing items in boxes and won’t necessarily want to sort every box again. Label each box with category titles of things you will be placing in them.

For instance, if you are organizing your bedroom and you are purging several things that really belong in the kitchen, then label one of the boxes, KITCHEN.

Other labels may include, BOOKS, MEDICINE CABINET, ELECTRONICS, MOVIES, and CHILDREN’S ROOMS.

As you purge the items, you will see what categories exist. If you are organizing a smaller space like a shelf, closet, or night stand, sort the items you purged from that area and place them in categories.

For instance, if you are sorting a night stand, after purging, you may discover extra books, numerous paperclips and pens, plates or cups from mid-night snacks, movies, a lamp, cell phone, lotion, cough medicine and cough drops from the last cold you endured, and other miscellaneous items.

Place each item in categories such as the plates and cups under KITCHEN, cold medicine and cough drops under MEDICINE, paperclips and pens in OFFICE SUPPLY and so forth. You can write the categories on sticky notes and place the labels with the correlating items.

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Window Treatments Can Improve Your Home

Friday, January 5th, 2018

window-shadesWindow Treatments – Trendy Homes Demand Trendy Windows

Is the creative artist in you looking for a new home improvement project? Do you want to take on project that doesn’t demand too much of your time? If you are unable to decide on the aspect of your home that requires attention, do not worry. Here’s a window of opportunity for you: Windows.

When it comes to renovating a home or upgrading a room, homeowners neglect windows. Everyone focuses on the wall molding, paint colors and furniture. They forget about windows. Remember that windows can make or break the look of a room. If you are interested in making your home trendy, consider trendy window treatments.

window-treatments-valanceStart Small; Think Big

If you want to experiment a new look for your home, you can consider different window treatments. It is better to select a room before making changes to the entire home.

When thinking about window treatments for the living room or the bedroom; you need to consider the following things:

· The renovation budget

· The functionality of windows

· The architectural details of your home

· Your style

· Your color preferences

· The need for privacy and safety

· Energy efficiency

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Beautify Your Home with the Right Carpeting

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

carpeting-carpet-samplesHow Carpets Can Make Your Home Beautiful

Rugs are for the most part utilised for decorative purposes to give your home or your workplace a more modern and high standard look. They’ve the power to light up the surroundings in a split of a second and give the place a more cleaned look.

It is additionally an extraordinary approach to keep a particular place clean compared with rooms that don’t have covers. However there are various advantages that one can get by placing carpets in their homes or offices.

smart-strand-mohawk-carpetCheck out some instant advantages of having carpets in an area:

Lighting Up The Look & Appearance

As mentioned before, rugs for the most part are meant to upgrade the look & appearance of the place. It gives a specific touch to the style with the different colours and patterns it is available in. This covering can allow you to furnish with the sort of look you have been searching for, for your home or office.

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Professional Home Decorating DIY Tips

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

modern-trendy-office-designHow to Work Like Professional Home Decorators

Being a home decorator without a degree is a tough task if someone is looking at it with a professional eye.

But when it comes to decorate your own home, anyone can become a decorator and start revamping his home just like a professional decorator would do. All it takes is simple knowledge of home improvements and a classic style that can please every eye.

Doing so, you can save a lot of money which otherwise would go into the pockets of a professional decorator. When it is possible to be your own decorator, and then why not spend that money on your home instead of a decorator? Plus, you get everything of your own choice, which is an add-on for your home project.

go-green-interior-designBeing a decorator requires some pre-planning and homework before you move on even a single step; and the very first step that would lead you to be a home decorator is a proper plan.

As colors play the most essential role in a home decor, you need to choose a color scheme of your choice. Professional home decorators take several colors schemes and then make their selection. You too will have to do the same for working like a professional home decorator.

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3 Steps to an Old Fashioned Christmas

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

santaAn Old-Fashioned Christmas in 3 Easy Steps

Have you ever wonder what happened to the old-fashioned Christmas that we – people over a certain age – used to enjoy? The days when you were happy to get almost anything as a gift, when Santa was the main topic of conversation, Christmas was Christmas and not reduced to some homogeneous ‘holiday season’, those were the days.

In this article we’re going to have a look at the three key things you can change this Christmas to bring back a little bit of the feeling of those days of old.

Old-Fashioned Christmas step 1: the Christmas decorations.

For most people the Christmas season really starts the day the first of the Christmas decorations go up; I say the day the first of the Christmas decorations go up because people have so many decorations these days that it can take them a whole weekend to put up, what with the untangling and testing of lights, and building frames to make sure the Christmas decorations don’t fall down etc, etc.

If you want to have a bit of a change from the competitive sport of covering the house in Christmas decorations then we need to get back to some Old-Fashioned Christmas basics.

christmas-tree-lightsLet’s start with the old-fashioned Christmas tree – a must for that trip back in time. Although it can make a lot of financial sense to buy a plastic Christmas tree that you take apart and put back together each year, there’s not much that says it’s Christmas time than the smell of a freshly cut pinus radiata tree – or the equivalent in your respective country.

Now that we’ve managed purged the plastic, and reinstated the real, how about some traditional hand-made decorations to go on it?

Not everything that goes on an old-fashioned Christmas tree has to be hand-made, and certainly doesn’t have to be new, shiny, and made of plastic, a good mixture of the old and the new works very well. Do you remember the pride you felt when a hand-made star or string of popcorn was placed lovingly on the family Christmas tree? Why not give someone else that same feeling?

Get the Christmas music going, knock up a bowl of eggnog, and set down a challenge for the best Christmas tree decoration. Of course, everyone’s a winner, because we don’t want to do anything to disrupt the Christmas atmosphere.

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