There aren't many things, legal ones anyway, that can be incorporated into our everyday lives to simply take us away from the troubles of the world around us. If there's one thing that has historically been able to do so, however, it's artwork. A person's specific taste in art, and there are many, doesn't matter as much as the feeling that comes over them when they experience it. What many people don't realize, however, is that choosing the right frame for a work of art is almost as important as the artwork itself. Read the rest of this entry »
If you turn on any home improvement channel, it can be hard to imagine that you aren’t the only one without a limitless budget for redesigning your home. It can be difficult to watch the amazing transformations and not come up with a few lofty goals of your own. Take heart in knowing that you are in the majority: most people have a limited amount of funds to work with when it comes to designing the room of their dreams.
Here are five tips to help you get things rolling, even if your design dreams far surpass your design budget: Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re looking to add a bit of eco-friendliness to your interior design, you can rest easy. There are tons of options available for those who want to make their home green. No matter where you look, from lighting to decor, you can easily find green options for the things you would normally buy. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re like most people, you can probably list a few things about your home that are not quite what you want to them to be. There are things you can do in your home that don’t always require a major renovation project to make dramatic improvements. There are a number of things you can do right now to really spruce up your home.
After spending the last weekend cleaning my house, I realized how tired I am of the layout. After visiting friends’ homes I always feel they have more space and less clutter; their homes are friendly and inviting with a nice sense of style and smell. It’s depressing to come home to the workweek clutter that has accumulated around every bend and the dusty wall hangings that have been on every wall of every place I’ve ever lived. It’s time for a spruce up, a cheap spruce up! Read the rest of this entry »
Every personal living space is prime real estate for creating a personal oasis. Tips to elevating the mood of your home can start with makeover plan basics.
Physical Space Inventory
The physical space of a home includes room layouts, room contents, room functions and room personalities. The home as a whole may or may not have an overall personality, including over-aching themes or moods.
Draw a simple diagram depicting each room’s layout. Jot down on a pad or use software to inventory the general contents of each room. Consider taking one or more photos of each room. For each room, besides inventorying its contents, characterize the room itself, its personality. Read the rest of this entry »
To add a distinguished new look in any kitchen, homeowners may want to consider replacing their existing countertops. Ceramic tiles and laminates are two popular choices, but for the ultimate in luxury, it’s hard to beat the quality and appeal of granite countertops. Though they may be the most expensive option available, they are designed to provide long term durability accompanied by genuine aesthetic appeal. Those considering granite will be please to learn that countertop maintenance is low, requiring only regular wiping, as well as occasional sealing and polishing to keep them looking their best. Various grade stone choices are available in thousands of colours to compliment any décor and colour scheme desired. Read the rest of this entry »
With 2011 just around the corner it seems like the perfect time to be thinking about which new trends the New Year will bring. A new year always heralds a new vogue, so what will these trends turn out to be over the next coming months? For those of you too impatient to wait, below are what the experts are saying will be key styles throughout the next year. Read the rest of this entry »
When the weekend rolls around and it’s time to watch the latest movie or hook up the X-Box 360 for some serious gaming, the living room is where these things usually take place. If you have a spare room that is collecting dust and boxes of junk, clear it out and turn it into a high-tech entertainment room. You can keep a television in the living room for everyday viewing, but think about relocating all the really fun stuff to a room designated for good times.