Spending time relaxing on a Caribbean island, or any island, is often a chance to get away from it all. Unfortunately, it’s not something we can do all the time – not unless we’re willing to relocate. If you never want to let go of that feeling of island living, why not bring it into your home? Turning your bedroom into an island sanctuary allows you to feel like you’re always on vacation. There are a few different influences that you might draw on, but you can choose to follow a few simple rules if you want to create a room that would be at home on almost any island.
Is it possible to get high-end home remodeling results on a shoestring budget? With some creativity and DIY skills, it is possible. You don’t need to do a complete gut job to achieve results that are Pinterest-worthy. The following ideas can inject some fresh design flair in your home sans the lofty price. Keep reading on ways to remodel your home on a budget!
Thinking of renovating your home? Before you start ripping out the counter tops or moving in that freestanding bathtub, here are a few dos and don’ts to consider that could save you significant money and time.
Modern design trends are always changing. It’s an industry that thrives on creative designs but it’s also spurred by past designs as well. Much like any creative industry, bringing back the past and revitalizing old ideas with a fresh coat of paint can really make a difference and kick off a completely new trend. To get you started in the New Year, we’ve put together a couple of interior design ideas that will freshen your home for 2018.
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Shopping for that perfect piece of furniture can be a challenge. Finding a place that sells exactly what you are looking for and then see if they have something in their collection that fits the rest of your decor is tricky. It can take a lot of time and effort to search the market. With that in mind, here are a few places to should consider looking.
Let’s assume that your kitchen as all of the essentials in it such as a fridge, freezer, stove and worktops. You have all of these things, but you aren’t sure what else you need for your kitchen. Here are some ideas.
Historically within the household, there have been jobs for women and jobs for men. Women cooked, cleaned, and decorated. Men took charge of the bins, heavy lifting, and DIY work around the house. Ahh, the joys of gender stereotypes.
Now, though, men are in the kitchen, and women are doing it for themselves. And, it’s a good job too, with more and more women now living alone. In fact, 15% of households in the U.S. are currently occupied by single women. So, know that you aren’t alone in that. There are many reasons for this increase, and we’re not going to go into them here. Needless to say, more and more of us are finding ourselves in the homes alone. And, with that newfound situation, comes a newfound need to take on those jobs which were once the reserved for men.
You might think that your property is one of the most stable parts of your life. After all, there isn’t much that can go wrong with solid bricks and mortar, right? Well, unfortunately, that isn’t totally true. There are a few different common issues that could affect your home, especially if it is over a certain age. Thankfully, you don’t need to be a building whizz to fix the most common of issues and problems around the house. The hardest thing is often figuring out what is wrong to start with! But that’s where this blog post comes in – take a look at the list below and, hopefully, you should be able to see an issue that resembles the one that you might be having with your home. Don’t worry – I’ve also mentioned how you can fix things!
It’s freezing cold outside, but as soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with a jet of hot air that makes you melt instantly. Does this scenario sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. If your home is too hot or too cold, and you can’t seem to find a happy medium, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some simple steps you can take to give your home the Goldilocks treatment.
Sure, December is the most wonderful time of the year. But for many of us, it’s one of the coldest too. So how can you go about ensuring that your home is as warm as can be? Sure, you can ensure that your lofts and walls are insulated. You can also install double glazing to maintain the temperature of your property without losing your heat to the frosty outside world. But chances are that you’ve already got all of this covered, especially if you live in a relatively new build property. So what extra steps can we take? Here are a few ideas to get your imagination started. Sure, they may seem like novelty items. But they’re a luxury that you should indulge in. After all, your home is your haven, and out of anywhere in the world, this is the exact space where you should feel snug as a bug in a rug!
Are you thinking about redecorating a room in your home? Perhaps you are planning on taking on a complete remodel. It sounds fun, and it’s a great option if you want to create a room in your home that looks ultra modern and stylish. However, to do this, you do need to think about what floors to use in the room. There are a few options to choose from here. You can opt for carpet, tiles, wood or you’re feeling ostentatious, marble. As well as this, you can explore the possibility of laminate flooring as well. Let’s look at some of these options and decide which is right for your room.
And just like that, the holidays are less than a month away. While some will start their planning in a few weeks, if you’re going to be hosting friends or family this festive season you’re going to want to start your preparations as early as possible. Hosting, in general, is a lot of work. When you throw in the pressure and the enormity of the holidays, it can all feel like the world on your shoulders. For these reasons, you’re going to want to get your preparations together early. By leaving things until the last minute, you’ll find it so much more stressful and expensive.
Of course, there are some things that you will need to cover nearer the time of the party. This will include your menu for the main event because you’ll need to shop for most of the items as close to the date as possible. However, when your menu is more or less the same each year it’s much easier to handle. Although you may start your gift shopping earlier, this is also something that you can cover without too much trouble. Today, we’re going to talk through the preparations you’ll have as a host, and many of those will include your home.
When it comes to living in the modern world, most of us have known no different. Possessing a smartphone might simply be one of the many beautiful implements you have brought into your home. The modern world is interconnected, always online, and minimalist in styling. If you live in an urban apartment or townhouse, it’s likely that your home has followed the same or similar design philosophy as all the houses around you. For this reason, it’s important to define the character of your property yourself. People are simply happier when they believe their home feels like their home. A tasteful design can also help improve the value of your home.
We’d argue that the best way to place your own twist on modern decor is to fuse it with the chicness of the past. This can help give your property that timeless feeling, crafting a space that respects eras of the past by while staying fully equipped for the current one. Embedding rustic chic into modern living can be achieved in the following ways:
Frequenting the sea is a luxury that the majority cannot afford. Generally, most of the population will only get to test the waters and plunge into salty waters for a swim on holiday. But for the lucky few, there are astounding seafront properties that grant you an incomparable view of the deep blue every time you look out of your window. So, if you’ve managed to land a waterfront property, you’re going to want to make the most of it! Here are a few different property design tips for those with a taste for seaside living.