Archive for month: July, 2015

Reinvent Your Home for Less with these Quick Tips

July 28, 2015

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If you are getting ready to improve your home with a few renovations you’re probably also looking into possible ways to save some money. Everyone wants to refurbish and upgrade their home, but most people don’t want to empty their wallet to do so.

The good news is that there are a few great ways to save some money and still get a brand new look that will immediately make your home look new and trendy. The most important lesson is to make sure that you are doing the work efficiently the first time around, so that you don’t end up spending much more to repair a mistake or fix a bad judgment call.

Timelessness – A Good Investment

The very first thing you should do before you start any DIY project is to look at the current trends and styles. You want to choose something that is stylish right now, but also something that is going to stand the test of time. You don’t want your new kitchen to look dated next year, which is why choosing a timeless look will always give you the most bang for your buck. This way your renovation will continue to look stunning for years, saving you money down the line as you won’t need to upgrade for a while.

Kitchens

Cabinets are always a great way to start any renovations, as are any counter space areas if you are thinking about starting in the kitchen. Pine is a great look and tends to cost less than other types of wood. You can also choose to place a splash on your counter tops by using new paint splash kits. These make it look as if you have ceramic counter tops, and are so simple that anyone should be able to master them and get a great result.

If you are in two minds abut changing your cabinets, consider just changing the hardware. Updating the hinges and hardware is a great way to update and beautify your space easily, cheaply and quickly, improving the whole look of your kitchen.

Bedrooms

Finally, if you want to update your bedroom, you might start by just changing your curtains; a simple adjustment to the colour scheme can dramatically improve the ambience of the room. You can do the same in a living area; maybe consider switching flooring from hardwood to carpet – or vice versa. Sometimes changing the flooring alone is enough to completely change the vibe of the room and can leave it looking much more appealing.

Turn Your Bedroom into a Sanctuary with These 3 Decoration Tips

July 20, 2015

Turn Your Bedroom into a Sanctuary

However you spend your days, whether at work, taking care of children, attending school or any of the various activities that constitute daily living, everyone wants a nice bedroom to collapse into a the end of a long day. For most people their bedroom is their sanctuary – and the one place they can escape to for some peace of mind.

However, a bedroom can be even more than this, if you step it up a notch and add some luxury to your room. A short-term upfront investment can allow you to sink into the lap of luxury at the end of the day, making your bedroom literally the best thing you have in your life.

Investing In A Bed

The first thing you need to do if you are focused on turning your bedroom into a luxurious sanctuary is buy a luxury bed. Many luxury bed hunters will look for something that has a very ornate design made out of hard wood or metals. Adding a canopy to the bed can really add a formal-but-cosy feeling.

Keep in mind that, with beds as with so many other things, you’ll get what you pay for. If you are willing to pay a bit more now you will likely get a much more durable bed, that you will not need – or want – to replace any time in the near future. Remember that spending a bit more upfront will almost certainly save you more in the long run.

Extra Pieces

Just because your bed becomes the focal point of your room, however, does not mean that it should be the only piece of high-quality furniture. You will also want to choose some eye-catching items to add a bit more allure and sophistication to the room. An armoire is a great way to make a room look grand, even royal; whereas a claw foot chair, a bedroom table with glass, or solid wood end tables can be great accents to tie together your theme. If you choose wood pieces, make sure that they all match, or that unmatched pieces complement each other.

Finally, you need to accessorise the room to add the last finishing touches. Long mirrors can help add some depth to the bedroom, whereas floor lamps or an elegant chandelier with low voltage light bulbs can help to enhance the space with soft lighting. A bedroom bench is another great addition; or consider a hope chest that can serve as a bed bench, as well as a great storage spot for extra bedding, maximizing your space. Consider also placing an area rug under your bed for a cosy final touch.