5 Dos and Don’ts When Decorating Your Home

June 30, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Here are some of the things that you must do when decorating your home: If you have collections of certain objects, group them in one location so that they could be easily seen. If you will display them separately, there is a good chance that they might not even get noticed. Control the flow of traffic. Provide ample space between coffee tables and sofas. Also see to it that those who might want to go into the kitchen for soda won’t have to pass right in front of the television and block your view for several seconds. Use plants or flowers as they provide you the feeling of peace and relaxation. Make sure that the vases are stable so that they won’t be easily toppled down. Make the place cozier with appropriate lighting. Table and floor lamps always do the trick. Install dimmers for overhead lights. Prefer using energy-saving bulbs [...]

Wrought Iron Fencing and Railings For Your Property

June 30, 2011 at 12:55 am

Should you currently be involved in the difficult activity of choosing fencing or railings for your land, have you considered the wrought iron variety? Due to the excessive strength and durability of wrought iron, it is a very popular means of enclosing gardens and it has some very strong advantages within the style department also. Much like any form of fencing or railing however, the choice and eventual purchase is usually far from straight forward as there are a range of aspects that need to be considered before a suitable solution can be found. I will now outline just why wrought iron may be the right choice as well as what you need to know in order to purchase it. Why Wrought Iron? The reason for wrought iron being such a popular choice when it comes to fencing and railings is that it offers far more protection against both the [...]

Shabby Chic Décor – A How To Guide

June 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm

This article is going to be a bit more tip oriented rather than me actually taking on a project. I’ve been working a lot recently and haven’t had much time to keep up with requests from friends for help around their house. Instead, this post is going to be focusing on a topic that shows up in my inbox on a regular basis: shabby chic décor. A lot of readers want to achieve this type of look for their new apartment or existing place without spending too much on new furniture. Obviously, a new coat of paint is always a recommendation in my book, as paint can go a long way in transforming a room into a particular vibe. With that long winded introduction out of the way, let’s dive into it. What’s Shabby Chic? When I first heard the term, I wasn’t sure what to think. It took a [...]

Epoxy Coatings and Concrete Floor Polishing for Houses

June 24, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Epoxy coatings and concrete floor polishing are really the better choice for any home design. There are several reasons that justify this as the best decision, but let us take a look at how using epoxy coatings or concrete floor polishing might be beneficial. These are obviously the best flooring for households with children, large numbers of people regularly gathering and any other activities where it is important to not have a high maintenance floor. Today it has become a sort of status statement to get improvements to be done to the flooring of any home. It certainly improves the quality of the household right away. The difference in appearance and durability between any new or old floor is staggering. A renovated floor that has been polished will last years longer and is ready for the peak performance it is capable of. Epoxy Coatings Even though it is more durable [...]

Ways to Improve the Safety of Your Floor

June 24, 2011 at 4:35 pm

With cases of accident compensation abounding, it’s imperative that when you put flooring down that workers or the public are going to use, you ensure their safety is at the forefront of your mind. Safety flooring can come under many different guises and serve myriad purposes, so its paramount that you get the right kind for the environment in which it will be put. This will ensure it remains effective and long-lasting. One of the most common places for non-slip matting is at swimming pools, where the unavoidable water pools make the flooring extremely slippery. For this, a design that allows water to be drained away from the source will be most effective, meaning that pools of stagnant water cannot form in walkways. Safe Flooring Also, it’s worth investing in an anti-bacterial material as the design can sometimes make the matting difficult to clean, with it having many ridges for [...]

3 Things to Remember When Remodeling Your Home

June 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Your home is more than floors, ceilings and siding; it’s a place where memories are made daily. The decision to remodel should not be taken lightly and before you do anything yourself, it is wise to get an expert second opinion. (Angie’s List is a helpful site to start your search.) You want to be sure you have the time, skills, and resources at your disposal before starting a major home improvement project. Remodeling your house can be an exciting (and daunting) experience. Before you start any renovation (no matter what size), it’s important to have a game plan.  A classic rookie mistake is jumping full-force into a renovation project, only to realize half-way through that you have no idea what step to take next. Renovating means more than tearing down walls (and building new ones); it also means re-working plumbing and electrical issues. Listed below are three important tips [...]

Buying Guide of Memory Foam Mattress

June 23, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Whether buying a car or a memory mattress, people like to get worth for money. Judgment shopping is a part of the process. And again, there is usually some form of review of the product, even if the score is informal. The people in the market for a mattress to appreciate reading the memory foam mattress reviews. They help you shop better. High density foam mattress or memory are now popular worldwide because they offer some advantages. The forms to your unique shape allow it to your partner everything they want to move without disturbing you, and they provide comfortable support without pressure points. Conventional internal coil spring mattresses or are suffering from all these weaknesses. In particular, they tend to pressure points, weaknesses, particularly unpleasant to be developed for people with back problems or arthritis. Memory Foam Mattress With the development of their whole body shape of the individual, [...]

Inexpensive Decorating Tips to Make Your Room Pop

June 21, 2011 at 12:45 am

I get asked by my friends all the time what they can do to spruce up a room in their house. While there isn’t a right or wrong answer for everyone, there are a few suggestions that can go across the board that generally have a positive effect on whatever room they’re done to. The most common room I’m asked to redesign or give room decorating ideas for is the bedroom. Since it’s where you spend at least a third of your life, it’s a good idea to make it look spruced up and cozy enough to live in. Easy Room Decorating Ideas A fresh coat of paint can make a room look ten times nicer Add some plants so the room has some more life Bookshelves can give you a place to get rid of clutter and put it all in one, organized place My friend Lisa called me [...]

Recrafting My Patio into an Artistic Den

June 19, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Decorating the outdoor area of your home can often be the toughest part. Once you’ve gotten all of the couches and televisions into your house, when you step outside onto your porch or patio, it can seem bland. I ran into the same problem when I moved into my home a few months ago and it was just uncomfortable to sit outside on deck chairs without any decoration or outdoor wall art to brighten the place up a bit. At first, I wasn’t quite sure what the outdoor space needed. I don’t have much of an eye for art, so trying to figure out the best way to decorate was a little tough. Luckily, I managed to find some neutral pieces that seemed to flow well with my indoor furniture, as well as the table and chairs set my wife and I purchased for outside. Now, we have one piece [...]

How The Bathroom Vanity Mirror Saved Our Marriage

June 18, 2011 at 12:40 am

My wife and I have an issue in the morning that has almost seemingly driven our marriage apart when it comes to getting ready on some days. My wife likes to wake up early to start working on her makeup for the day. That’s fine. The problem arises when all of her equipment (yes, I call it equipment) makes its way over to my side of the sink and all that I have room for anymore is a toothbrush and maybe a comb. The rest of my stuff has been shoved under the sink and into the medicine cabinet, where it stays until I need it, which is coincidentally every morning. About two weeks ago I got completely fed up with the situation and decided to put all of her stuff in a garbage bag by her sink. Not my most tactful moment. After a friendly wife to husband chat, [...]