ATTICS ARE A SPACE WHERE YOU would usually find old books, boxes of winter clothes, and a skeleton or two. Well, time for a garage sale! Clean out your attic and turn into a useful area. A more practical way of using that tiny room upstairs might be to turn it into an extra bathroom. Perhaps, a better lit guest bedroom? It would be pretty neat to open up the ceiling and have windows lined up above the bed.
DID YOU REALIZE YOU CAN customize windows for your home? Windows deserve way more credit than homeowners give them. Kudos to windows. They provide an entry for natural lighting, contribute to better ventilation, and are just beautiful to stare through when it’s raining. Most of us are used to traditional windows; but take a look at these!
PETS ARE A HUGE PART of our lives. Personally, at times I may joke my dog is my other half – but we all know I kinda mean it. Pet owners may try their best to make their homes the most comfortable for their beloved dog, or cat. It’s their home too! Sometimes, a shaggy dog bed is not the most appealing furniture in your living room. Here are some neat ideas on how to make your home cozy for your pet, while keeping it classy.
IN GENERAL, THE WINDOWS ARE NOT the first home areas that are taken into consideration when it comes to purchasing furnishings or overhauling home designs. This should not be the case because they are some of the first home components things that visitors notice. Plus, they are good sources of natural lighting.
Putting the above-mentioned factors into consideration, homeowners who want to make the most of their cherished abode should make it a point to enhance their windows. One way to achieve this is through the use of insulating blinds.
Insulating blinds are not only valuable when it comes to enhancing the aesthetic qualities of a home. They can also improve its functionality and some of the reasons how it can be achieved are explained below.
One of the primary uses of insulating blinds is to block the harmful ultraviolet rays (UV) of the sun and prevent moisture build up. It should be noted that such elements can damage home furniture, appliances, and other commodities.
For instance, prolonged exposure to sunlight may cause expensive furniture to lose their lustre. Whereas accumulated moisture may cause certain electronic appliances or gadgets to malfunction.
With insulating blinds, homeowners can protect their home from damages and allow the right amount of light as well as temperature to go in. They can help keep living rooms, bedrooms, or kitchens well lit and comfortable.
Insulating blinds can shield rooms from outside view by effectively and efficiently covering windows. Such feature is extremely useful for rooms that have huge windows that can be easily viewed from the outside. Finding the right one for this purpose is easy because there are a myriad of models out there that are specifically manufactured to add a sense of privacy.
With the right style, colour, and design, insulating blinds can effectively and efficiently improve existing room ambiance. Those who want to somewhat achieve a rustic setting can turn to wooden blinds that are glazed with lustrous mahogany. Because of their decorative attributes, many homeowners utilize insulating blinds to highlight the aesthetic qualities of a particular room.
These are only some of the reasons why insulating blinds are essential investments for homeowners who want to improve their home ambiance and functionality without shelling out huge sums of money in the process.
When it comes to finding the right company, interested individuals simply need to check out the Internet and ask their friends and loved ones for manufacturers that are known for the quality and durability of their products.
COLORS ARE FUN – what better way is there to make a statement than with an accent painted door? It is not the usual thing to do, but painting your bedroom door can make everything a bit more interesting. Paint over those plain white doors with a bright hue, and bring a little life back into the room. A solid color can be exciting, but think out of the box! Stripes, checkered designs, or even hand painted designs are some ways to be creative with any doors inside your home.
CHALKBOARD PAINT IS ONE OF THE MOST creative ways of “recreating” furniture, or a bedroom wall. Let’s all admit, drawing on sidewalks with chalk might have been one of the coolest things we did as children. Now, you don’t have to reminisce about the good old days. Imagine beyond painting just a wall; you can paint a dresser, a refrigerator door, or even the inside of your cabinets. It’s useful, fun, and definitely an interesting choice of decor in your home. There are several ways of applying this paint, and you may need to sand down the surface before painting for the best results. Have fun with old furniture, and change it up a bit.
NO, THIS IS NOT THE WORLD’S EASIEST RUBIK’S CUBE. Designed by Luca Capuozzo, this lighted coffee table opens to display storage compartments for television remotes, eyeglasses, bottles, books and so on. Constructed out of two planes of plexiglass, this coffee table was painstakingly designed so that every piece slides and locks exactly into each other piece, making the use of glue unnecessary.
Is your other half relentlessly tossing and turning over in the middle of the bed at night? This might sound familiar to every couple who shares a bed together as our darling partners’ bad sleeping habits are the number one bedroom complaint that leads to poor sleep.
Getting a larger blanket could certainly solve the problem of your partner holding the edge of the duvet and rolling away to the other side, but for everything else, considering a bigger bed might be a better solution. Below we have listed 5 interesting facts that show many reasons why you should increase the size of your bed:
- The British Sleep Council have shown in a recent study that the size of the bed has a significant effect on the quality of your sleep. Obviously, if you have more space to sleep and rest it is less likely that you will be disturbed by your partner’s midnight shufflings.
- A standard double bed which is 135cm wide only gives each sleeper about 67cm of sleeping space. When you think about this number the individual space given by a double mattress is way less than the total width of small single bed (small single beds are 75cm wide)
- Americans notoriously like to super size things and this is true of their beds as well. Even our more conservative European neighbours are more clued up on this and a prevalence of kingsize beds over double beds on the continent proves they are ahead of us when it comes it bed space.
- Contrary to the common belief, a superking bed or king size bed doesn’t cost a lot more than a double bed. Adding a few pounds is a small compromise considering the fact that you will be sleeping in a big bed for many years to come.
- The last reason, but far from the least, is that you will spend almost one third of your life in bed sleeping and who knows how many years more you will spend reading, watching TV and doing other activities.
Camille is a home furniture enthusiast and writes on behalf of Wedo Beds
DESIGNER KITCHENS ARE NOT ONLY FOR EXPERT COOKS. They are for anyone who sees the true value of the kitchen as the heart of every home.
Whether you’re Jamie Oliver or Joe Blow, planning and creating a beatiful and efficient designer kitchen is not as difficult as you think.
The first step toward creating your dream designer kitchen is to take stock of what you do have. What do you love about your current kitchen? What do you absolutely hate? Are you leaning towards function or fashion? Substance or style?
Following are a few categories to keep in mind:
Storage: What type of food would you like to store, and how much? If always being prepared to entertain is your first priority, make sure to load up on storage space, and make sure it’s easily accessible. Cabinets, shelving, the pantry as well as the fridge and freezer should always have enough space to store your favorite ingredients. You never know when a dinner party might occur.
Preparation: Do you cook alone? Is cooking a team sport for you? Depending on your answer, you should consider designing ample space into your kitchen. No one wants to bump elbows while chopping the garlic. Even if you intend to work alone, multiple work stations would still allow you to prepare different ingredients at the same time. And don’t forget about cleanup: You definitely don’t want to be left wishing you had a dishwasher when the party’s over.
Cooking: Are you the type that reheats everything? Do you fashion yourself a gourmet cook with a six-burner stove and a matching number of aprons? Your cooking habits should determine how much you should invest in your cooking appliances. While top of the line toaster ovens and microwaves may be more appropriate to busy working families, those with more time to dedicate to their craft may choose to do away with such time-saving fare and focus their time (and money) on a commercial stove.
Dining: Anyone who’s ever hosted a dinner party and had friends show up before the food is served knows that it doesn’t matter if there’s a separate dining room, people love to congregate in the kitchen. Keep the dining room ready for formal gatherings but make sure to leave ample space when you’re designing your kitchen for more informal gatherings. Kitchen islands are great for conversation over hors d’oeuvres but there’s nothing wrong with including a dining table or pub table in your kitchen plans.
For more information, see Designer Kitchens by Wren Kitchens.
There are many different types of outdoor furniture ranges available, from traditional wicker patio sets to modern and functional garden tables and chairs. If you’re looking for stylish sofa sets to transform your garden into a comfortable and luxurious outdoor space, a contemporary rattan furniture range will be the best one to choose.
Modern outdoor sofa sets, especially those belonging to contemporary rattan furniture ranges, are no longer made from fragile materials that simply don’t last outdoors. Thanks to the many improvements made in outdoor furniture design and construction, such as the widespread use of synthetic PU rattan, these contemporary rattan furniture ranges are truly innovative in terms of both the way that they are made and they way that they can be used. Those outdoor sofa sets combine contemporary design and style with real functionality, which more than meet the demands that can be placed on them in a typical home.
Outdoor sofa sets are very often the main feature of luxury garden furniture ranges, particularly those that are made from PU rattan. Today’s outdoor sofa sets are just as spacious and luxurious as the ones that are intended for indoor use, and can range from indulgent corner sofas and coffee tables through to more functional small sofa sets that are perfect for entertaining outdoors. With designs that feature clean, minimalistic lines and warm colors that work well in a variety of outdoor (and even indoor!) settings, the outdoor sofa sets that are available in a contemporary rattan furniture range are equally as perfect when placed in landscaped gardens as they are in more modern, decking areas or even roof terraces and patios.
In addition to the aesthetic appeal offered by these contemporary rattan furniture ranges, outdoor sofa sets that are made from PU rattan are so easy to care for. No longer will you have to spend hours varnishing and sealing your outdoor furniture before you can use it. By choosing a sofa set from the right range of furniture you can begin to enjoy its comfort as soon as you received it. All you have to do is find the perfect spot for it in your garden or patio area. And once you’ve placed it there, you won’t have to worry about moving it indoors as soon as it starts to rain, or if the heat gets intense. The outdoor sofa sets are completely weather proof, and aside from covering it if the weather gets too bad you won’t need to do anything else to protect it.
Overall, a modern garden sofa set will set your garden apart and make it the ultimate in style and relaxing living.