Archive for July, 2012

Advantages of PVC cladding

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Advantages of PVC cladding, home improvementProtection against external wear and tear is very important for the walls of a house. There are varied options like wood, stucco, fiber cement and aluminum for external coating. But what stands out is PVC cladding. PVC stands for poly vinyl chloride which is a special kind of plastic, durable and easy to maintain. PVC claddings are extremely resistant to heat, harsh effects coming out of the sun rays and bad weather conditions like rain and snowfall. Not only that, PVC cladding is much cheaper compared to the other materials available in the market. Since PVC is synthetic by nature, moulds do not tend to form on this. Moreover, PVC cladding is the most hygienic and can be easily cleaned with just some detergent and plain water. Advantages of PVC over all other materials make it a popular choice for cladding by homeowners and builders.

How to make the most of your kitchen tables

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Kitchen space improvement, kitchen tables One of the most referred problems of recent times in a household is the shortage of space. Like everywhere else in the house, the kitchen is one of the places in the house which suffers due to shortage of space.

The most effective way by which you can tackle this gradually increasing shortage of space in the kitchen is by using multi utility furniture. One of such efficient multi use furniture in the kitchen could be a kitchen table. Kitchen tables are the most inevitable part of a kitchen and the best way to make the most out of your kitchen table is by incorporating various functions in it. You should get your kitchen table designed in such a way that it can serve various functions of the kitchen and save the space of separate furniture. It can have the provision of holding your microwave oven, your gas oven, any other appliances if required and it should also have a cabinet to hold the essentials of a kitchen.

How keep your backyard clutter free

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

backyard clutter freeIf you are in a habit of ordering a huge bulk of fire wood for your home then you should ensure that it is placed in a proper way. The fire woods if kept in a bulk spread over in the backyard could cause your backyard look untidy and clutter full. Now if some visitors give a visit to your home and you decide to spend a nice evening in your back porch it would give them an untidy impression of you and your house. So it is quite a necessary thing to maintain the backyard well.

This can be done by building up special fire wood racks. These racks are used to pile up the woods in the backyard. This makes the backyard look organized and clean. These racks will be appreciated by your visitors even. So make these special fire wood racks and ensure that your backyard remains clean and clutter free for your visitors and guests.

Wall mirrors and the wonders it can do for a small space

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Wall mirrors, home decor ideasDo you wish to make your small room look bigger and more spacious? Well, then you can make use of wall mirrors to elevate the appearance and ensure the room looks bigger. Wall mirrors reflect light and the entire space looks bright. The light spreads in the entire room and creates a very pleasant atmosphere. The reflected light from the mirror at the end accumulates in the centre of the room and a bright spacious appearance is lent to the room.

Wall mirrors are available in a wide range of different sizes and designs. Square, oval, rectangular and round are the most popular ones. The mirrors are finely cut and you can even get the glass showing a certain shade of colour. The mirrors need to be placed at a position where light can get easily reflected and spread in the whole space. A large mirror will not only act as a beautiful piece of décor but also increase the visual size of the space two times.

Fixing a house after fire

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Tips to fix house after fire, home renovation tipsFor a house to catch fire is not a good sight to see or a good thought to even think of. But then life has many ups and downs which one has to experience in the long run. There are many reasons for a house to catch fire. The methods to combat fire have also been designed well. However the toughest part is to fix a house post the fire. The first thing that one would need to do is to wet everything. This will keep away the ashes and sparks from igniting again. Also it will minimize the dust particles which you would have to inhale.

While you clean all the dust you should wear protective gears, say gloves, masks, jackets etc. open all windows and doors so the contaminated air is pushed out of the house. Carpets and such items need to be cleaned first and then one can wet them. Before you proceed further you would want to consult a professional or an experienced person. Go through your properly thoroughly to understand if you need to buy certain stuff or repair them.

Ways to keep your basement organized and clutter free

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Basement maintenance, tips to maintain basementIf you feel that your basement is a dark and gloomy place where finding anything is next to impossible then probably its time to get things in order in your basement. Keeping cabinets and boxes in the basement is a must for storage. Get several wooden boxes and label them accordingly. You should be able to store all kinds of materials in one box so make sure that the boxes are big enough. Now start with the labeling like holiday equipment, tools, old photos, woolen clothing, etc.

Now, if your basement has lofts or cabinets then you can use them in a very efficient manner. If all your items are categorized, then take the boxes and load them in lofts. Smaller items can be stored away in cabinets. Keep the ground clutter free. Also there should be more than one light in the basement. Clean it with a vacuum cleaner every 2 weeks to keep it free of mold, dust and mildew.

Folding frameless shower doors: a perfect bathroom add on

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Shower doors, bathroom decorEnclosures and doors for showers are available in a lot of different styles and sizes. The variety of options that are available in the market can be overwhelming for the buyer at times. There are some very important points that need your consideration when you are trying to get frameless doors for your shower.

You should check out the style of the doors and how well it has been mixed and matched. The entire look of the bathroom has to be balanced out by the shower enclosure that you have chosen. There are options regarding the openings of the frameless shower doors. The opening technique of the frameless shower doors will influence the usage of space inside your bathroom. Therefore, choose a door that will make the usage more convenient in your bathroom. If the area of the bathroom is limited, you should go for frameless shower doors that are sliding.

3 simple bedroom themed looks

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Bedroom decor ideas, bedroom designYou must design your bedroom properly so that you can rest and have a proper sound sleep after all day’s work. The decoration of your bedroom has a very deep effect on your mind. The first thing that you select is the color scheme of your bedroom. You should select an optimum color neither very light nor very deep. The color should be bright enough to reflect enough light in the room. Depending on the color and you should select things like curtains, furniture colors.

If you are aligned towards some specific themes like environment or spiritual then you can have shades depending on those theme as well as the props should point to the particular theme. You can decorate the room with green plants and vases to impart an aristocratic look to your bed room. You can search for many themes to decorate your bedroom. You can even set up a theme of British time with intricately designed bed, curio decorative items and a beautiful chandelier.

How to choose exterior paints

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Home exterior paints, paint selectionGood combinations of exterior colour shades can get a new look to your house. Though the shades should get well with the exterior construction features and the community that you leave in, otherwise they may have adverse affects altogether. Uncoordinated and unattractive shades add on a poor aesthetic outlook to your house.

Lighten shades extend to create a bigger ,pleasing and impressive effects on your guests, while darker shades have converse effects unless coupling with nice and unique details that neutralizes the eye-straining effect. Combing atleast two compatible shades can create impressive results. Professional outsourcing can ease the job with their expertise. Great shades can at times make visitors overlook the minor flaws on the wall surface. Loud accent shades are best for doors and shutters. Interior themes are judging factors as well; renaissance interiors and bright exterior colours are a mess. Going with the interiors would be the best option then, as colour co-ordinations are quite important when comes to create a pleasant outlook.

Add warmth to a room with shaggy rugs

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Shaggy rugs, rugsWant a cozy and warm feeling in your room? Well, you can go for the shaggy rugs to serve the purpose. These rugs are not just beautiful but they add a great feel to the room. Shaggy rugs are ideal for houses located in places that experience the winter chill. The shaggy rugs are made of fabric which is very thick and warm material. You will feel relieved when you step on the rug unlike the cold floor. The shaggy rugs come in a variety of size that helps to fit any kind of room.

These rugs are available in different colours and designs to suit the interior décor of any room. People often have the notion that shaggy rugs create an untidy look. But if you have a fetish for old Roman décor or any vintage style, these kinds of rugs is just apt for your house. The shaggy rugs can offer a cozy feel and keep the room warm by trapping in the heat.