10 Easy Ways to Bring Your Outdoor Space to Life

August 26, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Some people have a creative mind that allows them to turn even a small boring space into something really spectacular. Others avoid doing anything with their deck, patio or yard because they just don’t know where to begin. If this sounds like you or maybe you’re just looking for a little inspiration to get you excited, below are 10 easy ways that you can bring your outdoor space to life. Hanging Baskets – Such a simple thing can really make a dynamic impact. Hanging baskets can be filled with flowers or plants and hung pretty much anywhere you can install a hook for a chain or tie a string. Create Borders – When you have a well-defined space, everything looks neat and organized. You could buy edging or borders or you could simply plant rows of flowers. Seeds are inexpensive, sometimes even free and they will define your lawn. Lighting [...]

When NOT to Attempt a DIY Home Improvement Project

July 9, 2011 at 1:25 am

Home improvement projects are truly fulfilling, but also quite expensive. Many people prefer to cut out the middleman, buy their own materials and tackle the project themselves. While this is a terrific way to save money, it can result in disaster if you get in over your head. If you do not have a fair assessment of your own skills before you begin a project, it is easy to find yourself in a situation where you have to hire someone to come in and finish the job, or even worse, you have wasted a lot of money on materials and the project does not come out right. Home Improvement Project Carpeting – Contrary to popular belief, laying carpet requires more skill than spreading it out and adhering it to the floor. First the existing carpet and padding has to be properly removed. After you have removed the existing carpeting, you [...]

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 [...]

What Does a Home Mean in India

October 14, 2008 at 8:46 am

The word home means a lot of things to an Indian. The first thing, which comes to mind, is family. Historically and culturally, India has always been a country with very strong family ties. Home to an Indian typically means a place to retire to after work, back to ones own family consisting of wife, kids, food and television.Sometimes this could also mean an extended family apart from ones own parents, it could also mean in-laws, uncles, aunts and cousins and could also include pets. Indian homes generally consist of parents, husband, wife and children. With a huge middle class population with middle class values, home means just that. Generally speaking it’s the duty of the husband to provide and the duty of the wife to keep the home neat and clean and in order. Some creative wives also endeavor to make their homes aesthetically pleasing by designing and beautifying [...]