Interior Design-Creative Window Treatments

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

graber-window-blinds-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.

beach-design-window-shuttersStart 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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Exterior Home Painting Tips

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

exterior-paintingPainting A House Exterior: 5 Tips For Perfection

When guests arrive at a house, the first thing that they notice is the outside appearance of the house. They will notice if a yard is unkempt, or if a home looks like it is leaning. People even notice when a roof looks dirty.

The first thing that most guests notice is the paint job, though. They see the color, and they notice whether it is chipped and unsightly or looks like it was handled by the professionals.

This is why many homeowners take the exterior paint job on their home so seriously. Follow these tips to guarantee that a home looks picture perfect.

  Hire Professional Painters

Professional exterior painters are a hassle free way to guarantee that a home looks it’s best. Hiring exterior painters means that a homeowner can enjoy a professional look without having to lift a finger.

These men know the best colors to use, already have the tools for the job, and they are full of useful tips about how to keep a paint job looking new.

house-paintersCheck Out the Company Before Hiring

One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make is hiring the cheapest company in town. While this might save money at first, it doesn’t mean that it is a good idea. If they do a bad job, a homeowner may wind up spending more money to hire another company to fix the paint job.

They may also use cheap paint, or inexperienced professional that do not know how to properly paint the outside of a house.

Overall, it can lead to homeowners spending thousands of extra dollars to get a high-quality paint job.

Instead of dealing with that, check out the painting company before hiring them. Ask friends and family members for references, and ask the company if they have references that can be contacted.

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Popular Options for Kitchen Countertops

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

granite-kitchen-countersAre Granite Surfaces On The Way Out?

Kitchen countertops need to be strong, heat-resistant, and durable. Granite is a polished rock that is cut from a quarry and is then transported, and fitted into your kitchen. There are various grades, and no two pieces, are the same.

Granite fans enjoy the beauty of the natural rock formations, and patterns, that were formed during the process of heating, and cooling. This is a natural, and beautiful surface, for kitchens, and very strong, and popular. However, there is often debate – lively and contrary – as to what is better, quartz or granite?

There are other materials which are also being used, these days, too.

laminate1. Laminate Or Melamine (Formica)

Kitchen counter tops can be made from a number of different materials. `Plastic is clearly not a good option – as it can melt.

Instead harder, plastic polymers are used to make thin sheets that are layered over a chip board – this is melamine or laminate.

These surfaces are easy to clean and can withstand heat, however, if there is an area that is chipped off, the whole counter can swell, and rot.

In a home with rising damp, it is possible that water can climb up, your kitchen cupboards, and, in the worst case scenario, your kitchen counters, can swell.

Despite the risk of water damage, this is a very popular surface – over 80% of European homes have laminate.

concrete2. Tempered Glass, Ceramic, and Concrete

Modern trends are changing, and kitchen counters are being made of many different materials. Glass is specially made that has a very high heat resistance – like Pyrex cookware – and can be used as a surface. It can also be back painted, to match your color scheme.

It is quite a pricey option, though, and there is always a risk of cracking – especially if there is a temperature difference – from cold to hot. This is called tempered glass.

Ceramics can withstand very high heats – aluminum, for example, starts to melt at 660C while ceramics can withstand heat up to 2000C. Concrete is even trending as a countertop – and can be polished, however, it can crack, and chip.

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Tips for Child-proofing Your Home

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

baby-proofing-your-homeHow to Make Your Home Child-Friendly

Babies and toddlers are a source of joy and happiness to a household, but they are very prone to accidents. They are at a phase where they can walk around and explore, but they not really aware of dangers around them.

That is why it is the responsibility of their parents or guardians to make sure that the homes toddler and babies live in are safe and child-friendly.

Here we will look into some of the common accident areas in the home and discuss how you can make them safer for your kids.

stairs-child-safetyStairs

The stairs is the first one you should inspect. The danger of being careless when using stairs needs no explanation. Even adults easily get injured when they go up and down the stairs recklessly. And the injuries from stair-related accidents are often serious. Here are some ways to make stairs safer.

· Adding a slip-proof matting on individual steps

· Adding a soft rubber mat on the exact spot where the stair ends on the bottom to reduce injury

· Teaching children stair safety

· Putting a non-slip grip on the stair handles

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How to Choose a New Front Door

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

red-front-doorFeatures Of Front Doors To Look Out For While Making A Choice

Wooden exterior doors can be wonderful additions to any home. They have a warm and inviting feel which is lacking in metal doors. They look appealing and are extremely durable.

These are a few reasons why wooden doors have become a preferred choice of most homeowners. However, while buying them, there are certain features to look out for. A few of them include:

Type of wood

It is important to choose high quality wood for timber front doors. There are several types of wood which may be considered for making them. However, each type may differ in terms of its versatility, strength, density and features. All types of wood can be designed and treated to enhance its appearance and durability. However, the unique features of a particular type of wood have a major impact on the overall look and durability of the front door.

arched-doorShape

The shape forms an important consideration while choosing made to measure doors. The shape of doors can transform the look of a doorway. Few of the most popular shapes include square, rounded and arched. However, in order to make the entry doors stand out, they may also be customized in terms of shape. Depending on the style of the door, homeowners may choose a single wide door which fits the shape or can consider two matching pairs instead of a single one.

Size

Front doors are usually available in standard sizes. However, their size can easily be changed to suit individual needs. Homeowners can choose between small and less prominent wooden front doors with glass or large central doors that look grand and appealing. Most manufacturers customize the doors according to the specifications and dimensions provided by homeowners.

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How to Improve Your Home’s Decor

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

entrance-doorwaySimple Ways to Improve Decor in Your Home

People often put a lot of effort in decorating the house because you want to live in a beautiful and comfortable house. If you start to get bored of the decoration, you can always make it fresh and exciting by making little changes. It is essential that you feel happy and refreshed in your house. The decorations do not always have to be expensive because several affordable decoration ideas can make your place look beautiful.

Here are some useful décor ideas that will make your house look gorgeous.

Adding corner shelves:

If you have bare walls in the house and you are finding it annoying, then you can decorate the wall and add smart storage space by adding corner shelves. These are an excellent way of getting the storage space that you need. The corner is mostly considered dead spaces and often end up empty. By adding corner shelves, you will not just cover these dead spaces but get a good storage space. You can put your books and other decorations on these shelves.

dining-buffet-decorDecorating the front:

The front or entry is critical because it is responsible for creating the first image of the house. The front is the representation of your style, so it is important that you pay particular attention to it. Do not clutter the foyer space and try to maximize it. You can add little decorations such as baskets where you can put mail or house keys. You can also get a foyer sized table and put some beautiful flowers on it. The mirror is always an excellent addition to the foyer area.

Updating the furniture:

The best way of making the house look fresh is to upgrade the furniture with each season. You do not always have to spend a lot of money and buy new furniture to refresh the look. The affordable and best way of changing furniture for different seasons is used covers. They are available in an extensive variety of colors, materials, styles and designs. You can experiment with different colors and options before finding the best one and most suitable one.

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