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Renovation Contractor

Drapes Selection – How To Pick The Perfect Style For Your Tastes

Whenever visiting family or friends, it isn’t unheard of to see the actual decorations in the home and to feel that nagging feeling that there’s so much more you might do in the home. One of the things observed initially is both the curtain rods and designs of the curtains and how they highlight the space. Next time you are in someone else’s house, have a look at their curtains to obtain some ideas on what you might like to perform in your personal home.
Publications about design and fashion usually display the most recent designs, shapes, and shades for both drapes and curtain supports and may be a source of inspiration and concepts for people who are decoration inhibited. While beneficial, it’s important to understand that window curtains ought to present a feeling of YOUR design and that any kind of colors or shapes may look great in the room that they are in, but they need to complement the overall style scheme you have already produced in the prepared space.
Among the most detrimental things you can do is select your curtains according to their color or design on their own and then get stuck upgrading the entire space to match, like using burlap curtains in a minimalist home look and feel for example. Before acquiring any kind of window curtain rods you might want to take the following into account:
– Size of the room
– Form of the windows
– Age of the house
– Style of adjoining home furniture
– Purpose of the space
Most critically, making sure the size of the window curtains are appropriate and will cover the size of your window guarantees a good fit. Some curtains are famous for successfully being able to meet a plethora of window sizes. The period of the house is essential, as it provides you with a good overall style to adhere to for the home in its entirety. Be aware of the furniture within the room could keep you from having to redecorate the room around the curtains. The purpose of the room ought to be noted. Is the area a study that may benefit from dull, modest colors? Is the space for a child that might look much better with patterns and pastels?
Among the much less discussed methods of selecting just the right curtains is attempting to understand how the designs and shades make you feel whenever you look at them. Really feel inspired? Maybe this is a better design for a work space. Feel relaxed? Perhaps this would be a great fit for the master bedroom. It is amazing the impact curtain styles and colors may have on the feeling of the room and taking this into account when picking out the correct window curtains can help to make certain you have just the right match to match the room, your style, and the look/feel you are heading for.
We’re confident the above advice will assist you to definitely select just the right window curtains for just about any area in any home. Best of luck and joyful shopping!…

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Remodeling

Home Design Plans – Unique Style Options and Considerations

Choosing the best home design plans is a difficult task. Because there are so many different options out there, it can be confusing to keep track of everything that you have to choose from. Figuring out the best design involves looking at the options, so here are some great ideas to help you start your search for the perfect home design plans:
Architectural: These plans are all about architectural style, providing larger floor space and more unique details that will surely catch the eye of anyone looking at your house. Lofty ceilings and open floor plans are a must-have, along with unique architectural elements that add a touch of beauty and elegance to every residence.
Classic: Classic home design plans feature an upper-market version of traditional weatherboard houses, and are available in single and two storey designs.
Modern: Freestyle houses have a monoplane roof style, perfect for the city or the beach. Having the single plane roof design is more modern and upscale, and there are many different styles and sizes of homes to choose from. Those who enjoy modern function and design will appreciate this style of house.
These are just a few different styles of home design plans that you can choose from.
More important elements of designing a new house are the interior and exterior features. Cladding, brick colour and style, roof style and material, colour steel fascia and guttering to compliment your choice of roof and cladding, garage door and aluminium joinery are just some of the exterior features that you will need to decide upon when customising your home design plans.
In terms of interior features you also have many considerations including: colour of the walls, doors, lever handles and door stops, blinds for the bathrooms, living areas and bedrooms. In the kitchen you need to select bench tops and cabinetry, in the bathroom – taps and shower mixers, and then flooring for the house. There is a wide range of pure wool carpets to choose from, or you may be more interested in wooden or concrete flooring.
Many construction companies offer house and land packages within stunning subdivisions. This offers you the chance to view other houses made by the company, which can offer valuable inspiration when it comes to designing your own house plans. Showhomes are another valuable resource. There is nothing quite like walking through a replica of what could be your future home. It is the best way to get a feel for the space you need and the aesthetics you appreciate.
By taking the time to explore your options, it will be easier for you to find the design that suits your tastes.…

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Bathroom Remodel

Define Your Style – Home Design Ideas

Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” and when it comes to interior design this can often by the best route to take if you don’t trust your own design instincts. There is a danger however, that your house will blend into every other Magnolia drenched, carbon copy home that we see cloned on every street in Britain today. Why do we practice such safe design? Is it because we suffer from a lack of imagination, or are home owners up and down the land just not brave enough to experiment? Maybe in this difficult economic climate we cannot risk straying from that safe colour palette of cream and white?
I say, why create a ‘blank canvas’ (just in case you move home), for someone else to put his or her stamp on. Look for inspiration everywhere and don’t fear your own style. There are several ways in which you can experiment without breaking the bank and below are a few ideas and tips, which could inspire you to create your own unique groove. Firstly, do a little research. Websites such as housetohome have a fantastic gallery of pictures and suppliers that can inspire you and are less likely to be found in the house next door.
Create a mood board. Collect images, colour swabs and fabric samples in order to focus your ideas and inspire you. This way you will be able to see which colours and styles go together and it will also help you commit to only buying what you need. Steer clear of the plain and create simple elegance by choosing a simple colour palette but also experimenting with different textures of paint and fabrics. B&Q have a paint colour mixing service, which can match any of your favourite items.
Add a splash of colour by adding cushions and throws or curtains. Cushions, and more surprisingly curtains, are easy to make if you have a bit of time on your hands and you can get quality designer fabrics at greatly reduced prices online. Stores such as sell designer fabrics at £10 a meter instead of the recommended retail price of £30 to £100 a meter. If you don’t fancy making curtains yourself, Digby & Willoughby can get these made up for you. Alternatively breathe life into a favourite chair with new upholstery with Fabrics from Digby & Willoughby.
Accessorise with one or two unique pieces such as a beautiful free standing mirror or a piece of artwork. To save some pennies you could visit auction houses such as lotsroad or criterionauctions. I recently found a fantastic seascape oil painting in a charity shop and a beautiful art deco bedroom suite on so keep your eyes peeled. Love the traditional? Experiment with mixing the traditional with the new to avoid being old fashioned. Choose classic wallpapers with a funky twist from companies such as Cole & Sons and Zoffany to create a feature wall. Visit reclamation yards such as wellsreclaimation or sites such as to find beautiful antique wooden furniture and natural materials to create a classic and unique vintage look.
A statement piece of furniture can be the inspiration for the design of your whole room. Cover an old chest of drawers or table with fantastic hand printed wallpaper, protected with layers of clear varnish and jazz it up with new or antique handles. Try for hand printed wallpapers. Go off piste, I recently purchase antique music scores from a local bookshop, which cost me 30p each and they make the perfect vintage wall coverings. If you religiously follow modern styles, what is the buzz from the world of interior design, what are the hot colours for 2010?
Colours from Mexico such as, burnt oranges, sunny yellows, gingers and taupe’s are on trend. Various shades of midnight blue with greying whites are in vogue and as well as being chic and ultimately classic, they would be a good long-term investment. Soft vintage colours, such as neapolitan pinks and yellows reflect the current boom in homemade crafts and reclaimed materials. Other colours in style for 2010 will be natural hues, soft beiges and nudes with green or purple accessories. There are plenty of ways to create your own unique style and to update your home. And remember, to play on the words of Jim Rohn, ‘if you don’t design your own style, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much!’
Helena Searle
January 2010…