The kitchen is definitely one of the busiest and most used rooms in your home. It is a multi-functional space where you can do a lot of activities aside from cooking and eating. When you have the right kitchen design, you can have a place where everyone can just gather around and have a good time. Continue reading
You’ve made your decision: it’s time to replace those ugly, worn-out windows in your Colorado home.
You visit a showroom to check out your options. Wow! So many choices. Dozens of styles, in an array of trim colors. Several different manufacturers. And materials… who knew replacement windows could be made in so many different ways? And in so many different places?
The salesman tells you about a “great deal” they’re offering for windows made by an out-of-state manufacturer with a solid reputation. You’re just about to sign up, but first, you do a little research… and you learn that there are at least a couple of good reasons to go with windows made locally. Continue reading
The inside of your home is gorgeous and newly remodelled with the requisite hardwood floors, granite countertops, new light fixtures, up-to-date bathrooms and a completely remodelled basement. Other older and not even as nice area homes are quickly selling for $400,000 or more, but you can’t even get an offer near your $375,000 asking price. Your Realtor (we don’t advise selling your house on your own) even put a “must see inside” tag on your for-sale sign, but nothing is happening. Continue reading
Moving to a new home is both exciting and stressful. Exciting in terms of coming home to a completely new space and stressful in terms of packing, moving, and organizing your stuff from one place to another.
The biggest challenge of all when moving or simply revamping your space is the decorating part. When you’re cutting corners but don’t want to decorate only for your space to end up looking as if it was done with zero budget at all, you have to be more resourceful and creative with what’s already at hand.
If you’re currently in this situation, we’re here to help you out and prevent you from overspending or splurging when it’s unnecessary. Here are a few ways you can decorate without making a dent in your bank account:
It is a common practice to rush to stores to get new stuff when even a minor inconvenience is faced due to the last one. The same is the case when it comes to house objects. If you find your roof doing funny things you will look into getting a new one as soon as you can. People who have budget constraints give this more thought. They look into the situation and analyze what they could possibly get out of it without using much of their financial resources. This is exactly what needs to be done to have a cost-effective solution. When you have window issues it is not imperative that you need replacement which can cost you around $300. Continue reading
When decorating your home, shift your focus on the small things—knickknacks, trinkets, the source of light, and more—instead of putting all your attention to finding pieces of furniture that would make your space look more luxurious or well-put. As a matter of fact, these small items are what makes your space feel more like home.
Bear in mind that the secret to beauty and style is all in the details which is why you shouldn’t overlook the patterned or textured throw blankets or the eye-catching centerpiece sculpture. These small details bring life to the space, more so than the expensive couch you bought.
To help you improve your home, here are a few small pieces that should greatly shift the mood in your space:
Whenever you come home from a long day at work, how do you feel about what you see once you step into your own space? Do you feel warm and really “home” or does the cluttered living room keep you from feeling it?
Make your abode feel like what it should be: a calming space that is free from the stresses outside and exactly the place where you look forward to destressing and recharging at after a long day at work.
To create your humble and relaxing space, start with eliminating a few things that shout “clutter”. You can start with your living room. To help you with that, here are five things you ought to get rid of right now:
Sleep is integral to our overall health and wellness. Yet, sleep is often the last thing we prioritize. Continue reading
Home improvements are needed in a lot of circumstances. These circumstances could vary from repairs which are paid immediately we get our new homes in order to bring it to the required standard. Home improvements may also be made in order to maintain the home effectively to avoid downgrades which may affect the quality of your room. The truth is, no matter what your reasons are, home improvements are necessary to ensure that your home remains in an acceptable condition.
However, the truth is, after the renovation of our home, we might face problems relating to how we intend to get rid of the rubbish or waste which was accumulated repairs or renovations. This problem can easily be solved by following any of the following steps: Continue reading
When I was in Dubai with my first job abroad, I had to get myself a studio apartment as rents there were ridiculously crazy. The studio was hardly 250 Sq. Ft and the space was a bit claustrophobic too. Fortunately, it had a window to an open space and I was given a sufficient relocation budget which I used for furnishing the place to my will. After some research and a talking with a few of my colleagues who lived in studio apartments, I was able to come up with some tips and tricks to make the small room appear bigger. Here I share some of them.
Remain clutter free
Japanese live in very small apartments and are known for minimalistic life style. When you take a look at their homes, though they are small, you won’t feel it lacks space. No matter whether your room is small or big, remove clutter and discard anything you haven’t used in the past 3 months. Not only does it make your room clutter-free and spacious, but it also makes your life simpler, organized and manageable.
Paint Walls White
I presently live in an apartment that is about 1800 Sq. ft. My parents too live in another apartment of similar size. However, my apartment looks comparatively smaller because its walls are painted light yellow, while my parents’ home have white walls. No other color has the pose, elegance and serenity like white. White walls reflect light and gives a sense of space and feeling of airiness. Moreover, it also makes the ceiling look taller.
Use Stripes to Elongate The Space
Striped rugs and carpets give a spacious look to the room. It makes the room look wider than it actually is. Moreover, bold stripes also act as a stunning accent piece taking the visitors’ eye off the lack of space.
Ideally, avoid using window covering for small rooms. However, it needn’t be practical for rooms with east-west facing windows. In such cases, opt for light colored horizontal or wooden blinds when the window is small. For larger windows, it is better to opt for curtains made of breezy fabrics. Also extend the curtain rod about a feet away from the windows so that drawn out curtains don’t block the view of the window.
Ever thought why you don’t feel claustrophobic inside a trial room? Simply because of the mirrors. Correctly placed mirrors can make a room appear double its real size. You can place it behind the couch or bed or opposite to the windows to brighten up the room.
Use Floor To Ceiling Storage
Floor to ceiling shelves not only give you ample storage space, but also make the room look taller. You could also arrange the stuffs color wise and leave some of the shelf spaces empty so that it doesn’t have a cramped look.
Use Sliding Door
Swinging doors mean wasted space, whereas sliding doors are sleek, space saving and modern. They open up to a room to make it feel pretty large too. From fabric to glass to steel, sliding doors are available in numerous materials and styles making it a versatile option for any interior.
Use Furniture With Clean Lines and Nothing Clunky
Furniture with intricate detailing is best suited for large rooms. In smaller rooms, it is best to opt for minimalistic approach. Simple furniture with clean lines not only look have a modern look, but are also easy to maintain.
Another tip is to buy furniture that shows its legs as ones covered with fabric usually look bulky and space consuming.
Make Use of Hidden Storage and Multi-Purpose Items
When space is lacking, opt for multi-purpose items like ottoman with storage space, end tables with drawers, mirror with iron board, sofa cum bed etc. Most of these incredibly modern furniture are a better alternative to traditional furniture in terms of functionality and style.
Use Colours in a Single Theme
For aesthetic reasons as well as for a spacious look, opt for a single theme color when choosing furniture and other accessories. While a bright bold accent piece gives a finished appearance to the room, it is otherwise better to opt for subdued tones for smaller rooms.
If you like to have a contrast, then painting the ceiling in a bright bold color to add a feeling of height to the room.
Combination of proper lighting, functional minimalistic furniture and clever storage can make any room look spacious and airy. It is all a matter of how you arrange and utilize space. If you like these tips or if you have any other tips that you would like to share, please let us know in comments.