Painting your home is one the most inexpensive ways to transform your interior and exterior spaces. This is especially important if you are on a budget and planning to sell or rent your home right away or in the next 2 to 3 years.
Staging your home for sale or rent When selecting a paint color, keep in mind that most buyers and renters are focused on three things when they look purchase or rent a home:
If you are designing a medium to large space, it's a nightmare trying to find art or a wall decor that is tasteful and sets the mood of the space. That mood could include your own personality or something that you see every day like your children, a far away place in the big city or country side.
When you remodel your home, you're likely to change the whole structure of some rooms, like the kitchen. You might find that your white goods simply do not fit into your new design, so will not only be lumbered with the expense of remodelling but also the expense of having to buy new appliances. Fridges, washing machines, dishwashers and tumble dryers can be very expensive, but this guide from Money Supermarket will give you a few hints and tips on how to save on these expensive purchases.
When it comes to timber fencing, people usually have very strong preferences and opinions. One of the most common areas of argument is about the relative merits of treated timber fencing and untreated hardwood. It's a difficult debate, particularly when you're dealing with a dedicated hardwood fan, but in practice treated timber fencing is the better option.
Over the past few years, the Internet has morphed into a global town square: commerce, entertainment and business have moved into the digital world. And now that smartphones and tablets like the iPad and Kindle Fire have become popular, mobile computing has made it possible to store large amounts of data into small, portable devices.
a homeowner who strives to keep unnecessary toxins out of your home, you should
strongly consider avoiding ready-made flooring and looking for sustainable,
recycled materials that can be made into beautiful, durable “green” floors.
Color conveys a great deal of information to us everyday. It can even provide enough information to tell us when it pays to conserve energy.
The newspaper accounts and rumors are all true. Some utilities will actually pay you to conserve electricity and natural gas. However, you have to enroll in their Demand Response and Advanced Metering programs. But what can you do if your utility doesn't have a program or is no longer accepting people?
Many years ago, laundry sinks were primarily used to capture washing machine or air conditioner waste water and provide hot and cold water to washing machines. You seldom ever thought of doing laundry in them.
Now with washing machine wall bibs (see it just to the left of the wall vent), there is really no need for the typical laundry or utility sink if you don't really want one.
No two stones or slabs are alike, although the marble and granite companies will tell you they are from the same block. Here’s some tips on how to select the right stones and to avoid stones that may not be right for your kitchen.
If you are doing a standard kitchen, you will need from two to three granite slabs. You can confirm this by visiting a granite fabricator who will cut and install your granite after you have selected it. Based on the kitchen plan and the stone you choose, the fabricator can provide you pricing and the number of slabs you will need.
Discounted prices of marble and granite countertops can be found from fabricators who have surplus stones. These are the left overs that are from fabricating kitchen countertops. These material can easily serve as countertops for most bathroom vanities.
Small, versatile sinks are a must for very small powder rooms. We show you several sinks that maximize these small spaces and pass the test with flying colors. They also make quite a statement.
Many home owners try to make a statement in their powder room with bold colors, expensive vessel sinks and faucets, etc. This relatively straight forward with most powder rooms (Usually they are 4 to 5 feet long and 36-37 inches long).
If you have a small galley kitchen that is typical of condominium or studio, you may be able to remodel it for less than $3,000. You can do this by only buying in-stock kitchen cabinets and countertops available at most home improvement stores. You'll have to use free kitchen planning software and recruit friends and family to help out.
In our homes, we position mirrors where we want them. That is why it is so irritating to cheerfully sit down in front of a quality LCD TV only to view reflection and glare. You anticipate a great night’s viewing but instead see only yourself and the room around you! Glare and reflection while viewing can be particularly annoying when it causes the viewer to sit in an awkward position or put up with eye strain.