Archive for the ‘Renovations & Remodeling’ Category

Top 7 Tips On Home Renovation

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Home RenovationSlumping market of the real estate has put the buyers on hold to buy for a new house and this way the cost of shifting from one home to another is cut down and also time for bringing new changes in the house is welcomed by sundry. Home sweet home as it is called is your abode. So to make things comfortable at home improvements on the furniture front and remodelling is enhanced. The renovation adds value to your house. Ways by which you can renovate your home are as follows:

• Having a clear vision and sticking to it – the work of renovation should not start from an undecided plan. Proper planning needs to be done beforehand. Otherwise with too much at bay the process of renovating costs more and is lengthy as well as tedious. Not adding much to the vision is ideal as too many additions make it chaos.

• Proper research before the start of renovation – research about the appliances, the furniture, the price of the product and new technologies should be done in advance so that you do not end up buying anything which is not durable for your house. By personally checking out the prices of the readymade furniture and then comparing it with the price of the furniture that has to be built by professionals makes the task easy.

• Renovating or remodelling without overdoing it – if a particular part or an area of the house requires renovation be sure to renovate that part in the beginning and then laying your eyes on other parts which do not need urgent renovation or remodelling. Also, if you keep on renovating a particular area over and over again it will not be lucrative at all rather it turns out to be wastage of time.

• Improvement rather than luxurious spending – renovation is about improvement and not changing the part altogether with luxurious remodelling. If a part of the room in your den appears to be shabby in comparison to others then renovate that part initially.

• Renovating it with paint- if you are not in a mood to renovate or is in lack of resources but still you want to renovate then it is advisable to go for a new look which is always welcome in the form of paint. As it is with colours that the rooms appear lifelike.

• Replacing the old appliances with energy efficient appliances – the replacement is a form of renovation as with it the energy consumption is less and also newer forms of technology fills up your house even for energy efficient windows.

• Addition of something new – the sun deck, backyard deck, an attic, extra store room or a small corner can be carved in your house with little bit of renovation. In this way you are remodelling as well as renovating your house. Additions of new handles on the doors, ventilation in the bathroom is a necessity which should be checked on time. New benches in the garden area, new lights certainly do not cost a hole in your pocket.

Planning a Home Extension

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Home extension, home renovationIf you are thinking about adding a home extension to beautify the features of your home, then you should plan out the entire matter. First of all, find a purpose. You should know why you need the extension. Some may need to create a new guest room, some need it to make a study, and some make it a recreational room or a mini library as well. After you find your need, you need to find out whether the laws in your area allow the kind of extension that you’re looking for.

Once that is cleared, set a budget for yourself. This budget should include the labor work as well. Make sure that no matter how many distractions there are in the way, you stick to your budget. Such ventures take a lot of money so make sure you don’t waste it on something which isn’t absolutely necessary. Finally, it is time to hire a good contractor. This is the most important work of all. So take your time, compare the prices and depending upon their service history and reputation make your choice.

Mending a broken tile

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Mending a broken tileTiles are the flooring of the house that is ought to get damaged. If one or two tiles get damaged then you can by yourself change these tiles. By working a bit you can easily save huge amount of money that a contractor or a professional would charge you for it. Tiles get damaged due to scratches or cracks. These tiles are water proof because of the fact of the special covering. If that gets damaged then the tile should be replaced.

If you want to replace your tile then you must have an extra tile of the same contrast. All you need is to take out the broken tile and fix out the new one by applying the solution on the floor. If the tile has become lose and you don’t have a spare tile to replace then all you need is to drill some holes and pour the solution to make the fittings tight and make the tile stick to the floor. Thus mending tile is a very simple task to perform.

Captivating children room in attractive hues-

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Children room should be a place of immense creativity and free flowing ideas. The only reason behind this is to inspire the kid, give him the taste of freedom and develop his mind to certain disciplines. The room should be such, that they could play, learn, sleep and spend quality time with friends in it.

While decorating the room it should be kept in mind to make sure there is an aesthetic sense reflected on the work and the ambience required for growing children is present too. The basic wall color shouldn’t be too bright and too dull. The creative painting can certainly be a choice in present times. The presence of study table and shelves, made at proper alignments are of great importance. Above all there should be sufficient space in the room. The right choice of wall paint, furniture, room décor and posters will ignite the child’s imagination and help in developing the personality.

Fashionable flower pots for beautiful interiors-

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Flower pots, which are usually simple, light weight and easy to maintain, could add a charm to the interiors of a house. Because it occupies very little place and still beautifies the surrounding, it has started becoming very popular as a decorative item.

Some craftsmen, some designers and some interior furnishing brands are taking to the flower pots more seriously. Even the traditional pottery vase can transform the outlook of a room. The pots which need not necessarily hold flowers but also shrubs and bonsais are easily available in the market, comparatively at a cheaper price than any other home décor items. Flower pots can be placed at any nook and corner of the house, be it at the end of the flight of stairs or the balcony or the drawing room. But choosing the right flower pot with right ingredient for the right place is important when decorating a house.

CHOOSING GREEN: BATHROOM REMODELS

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

To make one’s living more comfortable and meaningful, it is required to you’re your bathroom a fresh look. Bathroom remodeling is one of the smartest as well as popular ways to give a complete revamp. Now a green bathroom remodel can reduce energy costs as well as the use of water to a large extent. Thus it would be more comfortable and attractive remodel.

Green bathroom remodeling consists of lower cost in one hand and energy saving on the other hand. It can reduce the misuse of water up to 60%. Not only that, it is more efficient than forced air. By accepting it one can easily remove the possibilities of asthma, nervous system damage etc. Going with green bathroom remodel one can create healthier indoor environment. It is truly justified by the manufacturers that one should go for green to remodel his or her bathroom. This would be the right decision.

How to Find Small Scale Sectional Sofas

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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A sectional sofa can save a lot of space in a room. Getting a small sofa will also make the room look spacious. A sectional sofa can also be placed in any part of the room that you like. Your living room size is the one that is going to dictate the kind of sofa that you will get. Ensure that you take the measurements of the area the sofa will occupy.
In addition, the type of sectional sofa will also matter.

The more the components that make up the sofa the more it will take up space. When you are buying a sectional sofa for a small room 3 to 4 pieces sofa is ideal. Try not to cram a large sofa into a small room. An ideal small sectional sofa is 72 inches or smaller. Buy the sofa at a store that allows you to buy one piece individual.

Modern Sectionals for Stylish Living

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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It you plan a modern look for your living room it recommended that you go for the modern sectionals. They are made up of independent components. When these independent sections are put together they create a wonderful area to relax and unwind. With these, use them in any kind of décor.

Modern sofas are superb when you want to adjust the room to your requirements. With the right kind of décor, this modern sofa can give that living room of yours that elegant and chick look. In addition, it is good to look at and utilizes space superbly. a stylish sectional can seat more number of people that a regular sofa. This will be particular be useful when you have a large gathering in your home. The sofas are easy to keep and maintain. The sections are pulled apart and vacuuming and dusting take place easily.

Modern Corner Sofas

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

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There has been renewed effort by furniture companies to produce sofas that match their client’s lifestyles and home settings. Sofas have been around for years but they have under gone tremendous changes. Corner sofas are also known as sectionals.These sofas come in cushioned, soft and leather fabrics. You can choose from the wide range of different colors. These corners sofas are designed with matching pillows. You can buy them with a straight arm design or curved English design.

There is also the classic armless design that comes together with a footstool. Some theses of the corner sofa have detachable components. They can be transformed into beds when need arises. The sofas also have fuse3d corners and are designed for maximum style. They are made to match each individual unique style. They are made to utilize empty space for unwinding and relaxing. When buying a sofa for you home make sure to measure the area it will be placed.

Country Kitchen Design Ideas

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

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The center piece of any country kitchen is the utensil rack. It can be positioned on the kitchens island. You can hang your cooking pots pans here. In addition, the extra space can be used for drying vegetables and keeping spices so you get that feeling that you are using natural ingredients for your cooking.

You can use blinks instead of curtains in this type of setting. You will need to reinvent some things. You need to create a nostalgic and warm feeling in the kitchen. One thing that is typical of a country is the big cooking area. A large countertop area will also provide a large cooking area for the kitchen occupants. It also provides extra room for food preparation. An ideal stove in this setting should have multiple cooking areas and separate areas for broiling and baking. Use a standard glass cupboard to give the kitchen that busy feeling.