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Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Home interiors | 0 comments

5 Ways To Design A Home Suited for Special Occasions

5 Ways To Design A Home Suited for Special Occasions

Do you enjoy playing host or hostess? Excited to design your own home? Want to find ways to seamlessly entertain at home for all kinds of gatherings? If so, you are going to need the tools to design a home that will cater towards all kinds of special occasions. Included here are a few ways to make your home “party-ready.” Create Space One of the most crucial elements of having a home suited for entertaining, is to have plenty of space to accommodate guests. This means you will need to create large open spaces ideal for mingling, dancing or dinner parties. Take a cue from some wedding venues and integrate beautiful views, high ceilings and open floor plans. By utilizing high ceilings and open floor space you will create limitless possibilities for life to happen in your home.   Offer Seating For some events, having a sit down area may not be necessary. But if you intend to host bridal and baby showers, or even birthdays for your grandfather,...

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Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Decor, Home And Housing, Home interiors | 0 comments

How to Keep Your New Carpet Looking New

How to Keep Your New Carpet Looking New

If you are so lucky as to be getting new carpet, you’ll want to make sure it lasts. Carpeting is an expensive home improvement; it adds a touch of luxury and comfort that shouldn’t be taken for granted. With these easy steps, you can get the most from your carpet and the money you’ve invested in it.   1. Choose the Right Carpet   When you start shopping for carpet, you should first consider the type of carpet fiber that you choose. This will affect the look, but also determines the durability of the carpet. Some long-lasting fibers include solution-dyed polyester, which is very cost-effective and is highly resistant to both staining and bleaching. Nylon carpet fibers are extremely durable in high traffic areas. Polyester is stain resistant and ecologically friendly.   Next, the color of the carpet needs to be considered. White carpet may look fabulous in your living room, but it is not practical. Choosing a darker color will show less dirt and make the room feel warmer....

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Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Home And Housing, Home interiors | 0 comments

Choosing the Right Heating and Cooling System

Choosing the Right Heating and Cooling System

No one likes to waste money and energy. Because more than half of the average budget is spent on energy costs, people are very concerned with their heating and cooling systems. Not only do they provide physical comfort, but they also use up a huge portion of the budget. Heat pumps may be able to help you with some of that. They can even be used to cool homes in certain conditions. There are pros and cons to using both a heat pump for cooling and an air conditioner, and the debate over which system to use continues on.   Energy Saving   Heat pumps are extremely energy-efficient because they work like the fridge does. Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space. This will make the warm space warmer and the cool space cooler. So, if you are attempting to heat your home in winter, the heat pump draws the warmth out of the cold air and pushes it into your home. It then...

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Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Home interiors | 0 comments

Why New Hardwood Floors Can Help Sell Your Home

Why New Hardwood Floors Can Help Sell Your Home

If you are considering putting your home on the market, you need to pay close attention to the quality of your home’s flooring. No matter who the buyer is, the buyer is likely going to rip out and replace any carpeting. Stained and old carpeting is going to detract from the value of your home, and most carpeting will show some wear and tear after you have lived in the home for a while. For this reason, hardwood flooring may be a benefit to you as you seek to sell your home.   Hardwood Looks Cleaner Even if it is not clean, hardwood looks cleaner than carpeting. Stained, worn carpeting is difficult to clean or repair, whereas hardwood flooring can simply be buffed and polished and ready to show. Hardwood Flooring Gets a Higher Asking Price Hardwood flooring is seen by many buyers as timeless and beautiful. The USA Today found that 54 percent of home buyers would pay more for a home with hardwood as compared to carpeting,...

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Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Home interiors | 0 comments

Top 10 Tips for a Spacious Bathroom

Top 10 Tips for a Spacious Bathroom

Space is something we all long for, whatever room we’re looking to decorate. Unfortunately, it can be hard to come by when you have a plethora of beautiful items, cabinets and furnishings to display. Therefore, it’s essential to try and make the most of the space you can get from the room you’re looking to work on. We’ll take a look at what bathrooms have to offer and where exactly you can put your DIY expertise to good use to free up some highly sought-after space. Space Above the Door There’s a secret method of storage that many people are completely oblivious to when putting up shelves, mainly because they’re so excited by the prospect of utilising all that wall space for their bath products. Of course, it’s highly dependent on your doorway but one of the most effective storage methods is just above the entrance. Not only is it away from clear view, contributing to the rooms larger feel, it’s also in an incredibly efficient place for all...

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Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Home interiors | 0 comments

Choosing the right bathroom furniture can make all the difference

Choosing the right bathroom furniture can make all the difference

Bathrooms are not generally one of the largest rooms in the house. However, we often have lots of products and items that we want to store in them. By choosing the right furniture for your bathroom, including vanity units and cabinets, you can make the best use of the space. According to information from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), new homes in the UK are amongst the smallest in Europe. One of the biggest concerns home owners have is that there isn’t enough storage space within new build properties: 57% of those surveyed by RIBA complained about the lack of storage facilities. If you live in a property with a less than spacious bathroom, how can you use the space to your advantage? Don’t forget the walls   Bathrooms can contain a great deal of wasted space, especially along the walls. There’s no need to leave these areas clear, as they’re the perfect location for fitting shelving units or bathroom cabinets. Often the space higher up in...

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