Easy Steps to Kitchen Cabinet Selection

March 31, 2011 at 7:33 pm

With shows like Home Makeover, Style My House and Top Design, it is no wonder that many homeowners are so in tuned into styling and remodeling their house. When it comes to reinventing the overall look and appeal of your home, there is no denying that the kitchen is one particular space that can transform the feel of the entire house. Remodeling the kitchen itself is no easy task especially when you get to the part of deciding which particular cabinets to use. As they play the most poignant role in tying the project together, carefully choosing the design, color and style of these cabinets is critical to the functionality and appeal of your entire kitchen. With so many options to pick between, choosing the right types of cabinets to go with your kitchen is no easy task. The key is to know the important factors that can help you [...]

Tips For Buying a Good Brown Leather Chair

March 25, 2011 at 4:04 am

A nice brown leather chair can accent any room and make it look professional and cozy. There are many different types of brown leather chairs that you can get and if you have the money to spend, you can deck your house out with brown leather chairs in every room. As with any product, because there are so many different brands and styles, it’s always best to browse all of your options before making a decision on a “deal” you think you found. Chances are, if a price you found seems fantastic, there’s probably an even better deal out there to be had. Furniture manufacturers are notorious for hiking up their prices, so if you stick in the game long enough you should be able to find the perfect brown leather chair for exactly the price you’re looking to pay. Your first option in brown leather chairs is to get [...]

Welcome The Spring With A New Kitchen Colour Scheme

March 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Colour is one of the most important factors in any interior design project. But when it comes to the kitchen, the right colours can completely transform the room into a modern, clean and tranquil environment that even the most reluctant of cooks would be happy to spend time in. And as we’re starting to see the last of winter, now is the perfect time to employ a new colour scheme in your kitchen to fit in with the emporium of colours our spring months bring. One of the most popular kitchen colours is white. It is generally believed that people choose white because it looks ‘clean’. However it has the drawback of tending to look very cold and clinical. Another problem with white kitchens is that although they initially do look very clean, the colour will expose dirt very easily. Often when we cook, the smoke can cause discolouration to [...]

5 Ways to make your bathroom look bigger

March 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Any leading bathroom retailer will feature a wide range of luxurious fittings, but how can you make the same effect at home – while keeping costs to a minimum? Modernize, revitalize and enlarge your bathroom by implementing the following tips: Implement pale colours – Firstly, of fundamental importance, is to ensure the colour of the wall is pale. Try magnolia, warm pastel yellow or spring green on the walls, as these colours will give the illusion of a larger area. Use brighter colours for additional decorative features, such as towels. Don’t forget the flooring, as a pale colour on the floor will be receptive to creating a more spacious appearance. If replacing the floor is not a viable option, add a rug or large mat to the bathroom. Done correctly, this could be just as effective, with the bonus of being cost effective and quicker! Use larger tiles – A [...]

Ways to Grow Broccoli in Your Garden

March 22, 2011 at 2:45 am

Growing broccoli in your home garden is a great choice for amateur garden enthusiasts. Having a vegetable garden is a good idea as it can help you save money by growing your own produce and it can encourage you to eat healthier. Choosing broccoli for your garden is ideal vegetable selection as it is not difficult to grow. Additionally, it makes a great side dish with many meals. Planting – At the ending of the winter and summer months is the ideal time to start cultivating broccoli in your garden. When planting, it is important to take into consideration what grew there before. The practice of rotating your crops can help maintain soil fertility. Therefore, it is best not to plant broccoli where similar vegetables such as cabbage, lettuce or radish were planted, especially within a two years. Keep Moist – When growing broccoli in your garden avoid any dry [...]

Decorating Your Favorite Sports Fan’s Room

March 21, 2011 at 11:09 am

Boys will always be boys, and sports will always be their first love. If your son is showing interest at sports in his early age, show your support by helping him design his room. Re-decorating your son’s room is a pleasurable activity that the two of you can do. This is a good avenue for you to bond together and spend quality time. A sports-themed bedroom can serve as the perfect haven for your son. If your child is keen in one sport, discuss with him the elements that he wants to be placed in his room. Say, he adores a famous basketball team. Get his ideas on how he would like his room to look like after the transformation. Getting started – After you had discussed with your son, your next step is to visit the mall and pick out items that you can use to decorate his room. [...]

Preparing to Fit a Kitchen

March 10, 2011 at 6:25 pm

A kitchen fitting is much more complex than other rooms due to the need of knowledge in plumbing and tiling, as well as carpentry and electrical to complete a kitchen project. Safety – Safety comes first, no matter what the project. Check the kitchen area for electrical wires, gas and water piping with a pipe and power detector. Check all power tools with an RCD protection device, too, ensuring all power tool leads are in good condition. Check safety equipment: eye protection, hardhat, shoes, knee protectors, etc for worn spots or cracks. It also makes sense to double check the terms of your buildings and contents insurance policy. Tool and Supplies List Kitchen Sink and Worktops Basin spanner Kitchen taps Kitchen sink Worktops Spanners Cabinetry Bolster chisel Cabinet accessories Cabinets Handles Claw hammer Crow bar Doors Drill and drill bits PVA wood glue Saw Silicone sealer Spirit level Safety Equipment [...]

When Good Home Renovations Go Bad

March 3, 2011 at 5:19 pm

As America comes out of one of the worst recessions in it’s time, many homeowners have decided to spend their time and money working on renovation projects that will increase the value of their home rather than waste the money elsewhere. In a recent survey, 85% of homeowners said that they will be spending their money on a home renovation or home remodeling project in the upcoming months. However out of this 85%, only 29% said that they will be hiring a contractor or a professional to do the job for them. Obviously the “Do-it-yourself” mentality is still very much alive and well in our society. Even though this do it yourself attitude is definitely a nice quality, it doesn’t help much if you don’t know what you’re doing. A home renovation horror story is just on hammer swing away. Things always go wrong with renovation project and unless you [...]

Some Awkward Reasons for Wanting to Move Home

March 3, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Sometimes, you just have to move from the location you are currently residing in, there’s absolutely no choice, you need/want or have to due to forces out of your control or ones that you just can’t bare to put up with any more. Here is a short list compiled by me and my colleagues of the funniest reasons why someone may move home. 1. Nightmare Neighbors – We have all heard the horror stories of grumpy pensioner neighbours, the “chav” family from hell, the party hardy students and the night drillers are all examples of neighbours that you do not want to be living next to, not least as your home should be the sanctuary where you can relax and enjoy what little free time you may have. 2. House ‘Imperfections’ – Houses have their own personalities, and not all of which you can find out in one half an [...]

Storage Solutions for the Clutter Nightmare

March 2, 2011 at 9:26 am

It’s easy for people to feel like they’re drowning under a sea of clutter in their houses. The modern way of life is geared towards collecting material things, and all of this stuff needs to be put somewhere. The problem is that this somewhere is usually in household living areas and bedrooms; right smack bang in the middle of everyday life. The good news for some people is that the solution may be as simple as increasing the amount of available storage area, and if this is the case then there’s some great options available. However other people may find that waging war upon the mess with an army of closets and shelving doesn’t seem to make a dent in the junk pile. In these situations, there’s a good chance that a little spruce up of organizational habits may be in order. Here are three storage solution tips that you [...]