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Make Any Room Romantic

Choose the color of your walls carefully. Colors affect mood, so choose a warm or earthy color for a romantic room, rather than a more impersonal shade. Try playing around with shades of sweet pink and orange, or warm maroons and cool blue, according to your personal tastes.

Once your walls are ready, choose what you want to put on them. While a large vigorous print of a hunting scene might be a good idea for the game room or study, it is hardly romantic. For décor in the heart of your space, choose softer themes, and more artistic renditions, when you choose art for the walls.

Find interesting pieces of statuary, preferably along romantic themes. These look great when placed in wall niches or on small tables in corners, lending a more exotic and romantic look to the room. This of course is subject to the general décor. Greek statues would look laughable, not romantic, in a cool-modern room. So take care to match your artwork to your overall theme.

Strategically placed mirrors are

Find More Space in Small House

1. Use height for storage: Look to high level shelving, floor to ceiling book cases and wall hung cupboards to maximise the storage space by using that wasted wall space above the eye line.

2. Built in where possible: Using built in cupboards to make the most of awkward shaped rooms can help create space where there was none before. If you have exposed stairs, use that space underneath to create useful toy or shoe storage for the family.

3. Divide and conquer: If you have large bedrooms, you could partition an existing room to create an additional bedroom, study or snug.

4. Use multipurpose furniture: Footstools with built in storage, nesting tables and divan beds are all very useful in the smaller home. Store towels, bedding, DVDs or games in these sneaky spaces to free up cupboard space for other things.

5. Use the attic: Attics are great additional spaces for those things you don’t need very often. Seasonal supplies like Christmas or Halloween decorations are perfect for the loft, and if you like to hold

Modern Architecture

The world of architecture is quite vast. New and innovative designs keep coming up every now and then. In order for the architect to come up with unique designs and to deliver the best kind of result possible it is important to stay updated with the current trends that are emerging. There are thousands of new structures that keeps emerging and knowing them well would help one to come up with excellent kind of work overall.

Yet another aspect that has major impact over the world of architecture is the use of right kind of technology. There are new technologies and techniques that keep emerging as far as building and construction works is concerned. In order to get a perfect kind of finish that matches up with the current day requirements, it is important that one stay updated about the latest technology that could give a huge boost to your design on the whole.

When it comes to modern architecture, the focus is mainly on bringing a perfect kind of outcome with simple yet powerful

Plan Bathroom Remodeling Project

There are certain features of your bathroom that you need. A place to shower or bathe, a sink, and a commode are required for full baths. However, you have a lot of design options for each of those. Do you have room for a free-standing tub? If so, you may need to get new fixtures that will work with it. Sinks can come in cabinet enclosures or may also be free-standing. They can be made of porcelain, have a clear design, or be composed of many other materials. For the commode, you can choose from longer or taller models, as well as color and shape.

You will probably also want some cabinet space and how much is up to you. This often depends on how much space is available and what you want to store in the room. Bigger areas may have room for towels, but smaller spaces may only have room for a few personal products.

Flooring is also an important consideration in your bathroom remodeling project. Besides the popular vinyl or laminate flooring, you have the option of tile, marble, or many other materials. Some floors can even be installed with heaters so you

Kitchen Cabinets for Style Home

You don’t have to buy a whole new set of cabinets to upgrade your kitchen. Sometimes, all it takes is updated hardware, maybe new stain or paint, or even a different door style to give them a whole new look. If you need more space, modifications can be done to what you have such as additional shelves or turntables. If you are buying new, think about all the different items you will have and how much space you will need.

If you want a cozy, warm feeling to your kitchen, you probably want to consider wood options. They are available in a wide variety of wood types such as oak, pine, walnut, cherry and more. You can also choose to stain the wood for added luster and beauty. A painted style can look traditional or contemporary, depending on other features in the design.

You have a wide variety of options when purchasing kitchen cabinets. Many home improvement stores have cabinets on display to give you an idea of how they might look like in your home. Some selections may be in stock and ready for you to take home. Other styles may need to be ordered

Build Retaining Wall

Gather Necessary Materials

To begin creating a retaining wall, you need to first ensure that you have all the necessary materials. For any DIY project, you should purchase safety glasses for eye protection. You will also need a chisel for splitting blocks, wooden stakes, some kind of tool for compacting, and of course, the stones that you are planning to use to build the wall. There are also many other materials that may be needed to complete your project, including brick pavers, aggregate base material, and sand. From there, you’ll need to do some careful measurements to make sure the barrier you are creating will be a snug match for the environment you are planning to build into. It’s good practice to contact your local utility company to ensure there aren’t any utility cables that may be in your way as you are digging into the area where you plan to install your barrier.

Dig & Excavate

When you are creating trenches where the stones will be placed to create the retaining wall, you want to remember that the bottom row of stones or blocks should be buried in the dirt. You should expect the

Hanging Drywall Alone

Rent a Drywall Lift
Sure, renting a drywall lift does require you to spend some money, but many drywallers recommend this move and claim that it is well worth the cost. A drywall lift is especially handy for lifting up drywall so you can install it on the ceiling, but it works well for walls, too. Just tilt the lift and adjust it to fit 8-foot or 12-foot pieces. You can rent a drywall lift at Home Depot and other home improvement stores for less than $100 a day. It’s better than injuring your back.

Get a Panel Roller
If you have a large job, it can be difficult to move dozens of drywall panels around by hand from one place to another. A panel roller can carry two panels at a time and is easy to operate. You can even control the panel roller with one hand while carrying a sheet of drywall tucked under your other arm. You can find one at your local home improvement store.

Use a Lever
When installing drywall on the lower parts of the wall, you may be tempted to strain in order to keep the panels off the

Damp Proofing Solutions

The most common areas in the building that will get affected is the basement, wood, unused rooms and the external walls. The basement should be regularly checked as it is below the surface and is a breeding ground for all kinds of germs. A good solution to this is to look into a basement waterproofing solution to avoid such problems as there is several solutions available or even look into converting your basement into another living area of the house which will also add value to the property.

It’s such a shame to see your cellar go to waste if you are not making any use of it when it’s just looking so sad and crying out to be giving a face lift. You only have to way the pro’s and the con’s and you will work out that the pro’s will always out way because it’s so cost-effective to get your cellar damp proofed.

The other services that is often provided by most professional companies is wet rot, dry rot and wood-worm so if you think you might have some kind of wood rot or dry rot issue in your premises then look into one

Planning Outdoor Living Spaces


This is surely an area to sit and luxuriate in, not some sort of concrete slab floor but a region that flows with the style of your home. Tile, flagstone and stained concrete to hide the floor present texture, character and shade while enhancing the particular organic flavor to go with nature.


This is exactly what you would like to view while in your space. Many want to make a focal point. Should it become a fountain, How to build up an Outdoor Fireplace, the rear view of your home, the pool, your ocean or lavish gardens?

Once you know the focal level, measure, create it and build the rest of the room around the idea. make sure to possibly be leaving space for an abundance of plants, trees and also vines to revolve around your space.


Leave room for facilities, trees and hedges to surround your space. Planting a five-gallon plant will need more space when compared to a one-gallon plant.

Leave enough places for sprinklers and also drainage pipes thus water can drain far from the home. It is a good idea to build a six

Brick In The Wall

Bricks Outdoors

Common places for bricks in the great outdoors are seen as a retaining wall, raised flower beds, mailbox enclosures, accents to the front of the home, walkways, brick patios and the list goes on. Creative brick layouts (think herringbone, basket-weaved, arched, etc.) all offer a unique take on a simple brick project. Some brick projects may be more complex in nature such as a brick wall that requires the use of mortar. Most experts will say that the do-it-yourselfer may want to refer to a professional bricklayer for any brick wall that is over 4 feet in height. If you have ever watched a professional bricklayer, then you realize that there is an art that goes into the trade. While you may be able to make a brick project look good, the other side of the coin is if it is structurally sound.

Bricks Indoors

The great thing about bricks is that they can transform an entire space. Rich color tones and textures have a way of adding character to a home. While many homeowners enjoy the natural beauty that bricks present, other homeowners desire to give brick fireplaces and other brick features

Painting Old Walls

Cover Furniture, Rugs and Floors with a Tarp

Spread the tarp to room stuffs that you cannot remove. Wall fixtures, outlet plates and switch should be unscrewed and removed. You have the option to tape them off using a painter’s tape if you don’t like to remove them. Also, you need to take away nails, hangers and screws.

Use a Vinyl Spackle to Path Holes, Depressions and Dents

The vinyl spackle should dry quickly and expand as well as contract with your wall. You can spread the spackle thinly on a putty knife and then draw it over the surface while you gently press it. Let it dry for around one hour.

Lightly Sand Spackle Areas

This is necessary so that you can feather the patches’ edges flush with your wall. Sand down ridges and bumps. The wall can be vacuumed using a soft brush as an attachment to eliminate particles from sanding.

Apply the Primer

Paint four-inch strips of primer along ceilings windows, corners and door frames as well as baseboard edges using a trim brush. This is helpful in preventing you from touching woodwork as you use the paint

Bamboo Fencing

Unlike the common vinyl, chain links and other wooden fences bamboo adds beauty to your home as they’re totally customizable. The other fences look good no doubt, but when compared to bamboo fencing it’s not hard to realize the differences.

Bamboo is extremely flexible and hence can be curved into any shape. You could even have curved edges rather than a boxed fence around your home. There are plenty of designs to choose from, so take your time and pick well.

Yes metal is definitely stronger than bamboo, but if strength is a concern you shouldn’t worry much as bamboo is quite sturdy too. Yes it’s flexible, but strong at the same time. Therefore small impacts won’t damage it at all and this is definitely a good option if you’ve got kids around as they tend to get cuts on fences and a metallic fence would for sure be rusted at least at a few places.

One of the only drawbacks of bamboo fencing is the fact that you should try and keep it off the ground. Yes, a few bars would have to touch the ground for support (Else people would have built flying

Using Steel Balustrades

These handrails also offer your home the support that it requires. Iron being their main component, they are extremely strong. Items like wood and concrete are mixed in them to add further volume. They are generally employed in porches, balconies, terraces and staircases. They mainly comprise of steel railings connected to handrails. Both horizontal and vertical handrails are available and they can be connected to a bottom rail. The bottom rails are attached to the floor.

Due to the rich quality of the materials used in railings they last for a long time. While selecting these items for your home, you should make sure that they can resist corrosion and rust. With stainless steel balustrades, all these attributes are available. This makes cleaning and maintenance an easier task for the owners.

The steel balustrades can be designed as per your specifications. You can posses them in any shape you like. They can gel well with any architectural designs and could be molded in to any shape.

Railings can be ornamented with materials like glass and timber. By adding glass to these balustrades, you can enhance the elegance and beauty of your home. Timber or wood

Install Tin Roof

Once you have these things, you should select the type of tin roof that you want. There are two main types that you can choose: an R-panel or V-crimp style. The difference between the two is that an R-panel requires you to use 5/16 inch lap screws while a V-crimp doesn’t use screws.

For you to make the decision you need to consult your roofer. You can also make the decision depending on your budget.

After making the decision you should measure the length and width of your roof so that you are able to determine the amount of edging needed. When taking the measurements you should add two to four inches for the overhang. If you need to deflect rainwater, you should add a slightly larger overhang at the door.

Before you install the tin roof you should remove all of your old shingles. Once you have removed all of the old shingles you should now lay you first piece of tin roofing.

For ideal results you should position the roofing so that it overhangs the edge at least four inches. You should then hold the sheet in place using 1 ½ inch

Must know about Granite Hocus Pocus

Granite myths

1) Granite worktops are absorbent.

How much are plastic surfaces absorbent? Well, granite work tops are less absorbent than plastic. On the contrary, granite is known for its impenetrable to water property, thus, very safe to have granite around water works.

2) Granite worktops lose their shine and polish over the years

Try scratching granite and you will figure out the answer yourself. Since granite is not easily scratched, it does not lose its shine or polish even after years of heavy use. In fact, this is true concerning marble worktops and that is why we do not suggest marble in worktops.

3) Granite is affected by heat.

Granite is actually formed from the eruption of volcanoes, does that sound like they can be affected by little heat? Absolutely hoax. Granite worktops are heat resistant and the only thing you should take care of when putting a hot pot out of the oven on your worktop, is make sure you do not touch that same granite spot and burn your hand.

4) Granite can be stained permanently.

Since granite is a stone and we mentioned that it is

Brilliant Bathroom With Tiles

1. The contemporary bathroom
Think of the last good hotel you stayed in. Consider the en-suite. Were there not elements of this design that you would love to bring into your home? Contemporary bathrooms are all about hiding away the things we no longer wish to see, and bringing to the fore the most stylish and aesthetic elements of a bathroom.

Floating sink and toilet units are a must, as cisterns and plinths only serve to make more clutter in a stylish, modern space. If you’re going for the most modern of looks, why not go all out with some eye-catching metallic tiles on the floor, and some complementary colours on the walls and splash backs?

2. Homey but modern
Of course you might find the whole hotel en-suite a little bland for your taste, in which case the homey yet modern look will be perfect for you. Think natural colours, neutral tones and understated, modern fittings that make the most of your space.

Here you can splash out on some natural tiles. Sandstone works beautifully in this type of bathroom, as does polished granite and, if the budget allows, marble. There is also a

Underground Water Tank

This stored water could also prove useful in case of emergencies like fire. In case of a major fire outbreak, the stored water could be used for extinguishing it. Many insurance companies also offer discounts in insurance premiums to people who have underground water tanks in their homes. So keeping stored water in your home will not cost you much, but will definitely be helpful during contingency.

In order to purchase subterranean water tank, the following steps needs to be followed.

First of all you need to determine, where will you place the tank in your home. In order to make this happen you have to allocate a space for the tank. You need to have sufficient space for placing the tank in your home.

The second most important factor is affordability. Obviously the larger tanks would be more costly than the smaller tanks. Before thinking about purchasing a large tank, you should determine whether you can afford it or not. You have to also evaluate your requirement. If your requirement of subterranean water is less, than you should purchase a small tank. If the requirement of stored water is more, than a larger tank

About Attic Ventilation

Your attic, like most areas of your home, requires proper air circulation. There different ways on how to achieve enough airflow in this particular area. A homeowner can buy ventilation solutions in the market of apply different techniques to ensure there is sufficient air flowing through the attic.

Should you find signs of poor ventilation in your attic, you should consult professionals immediately. The sooner you find and fix the problem, the better it is for your home. There are a number of solutions available, but there is no single solution for everything. The homeowner or the professional paid to fix the problem must assess what type of solution would work best and for the long-term. Here’s a number of solutions for your home:

1. Ridge vent – this type of solution is, as its name suggests, a vent installed along the ridge line of your house. Before this type of vent is installed, roof decking is cut to allow air to flow through. It is highly essential that no other areas of the home block air from coming in or out.

2. Soffit vents – every roofing system needs to have air entry and

Dressing Table

Location and availability of space

Location and availability of space is an important matter during the time of choosing dressing table. Generally it is installed in the bedroom. But you may also install it in a separate dressing room where you used to get ready before going out.

Availability of space in your bedroom is another important fact for selecting dressing table. You can’t purchase a larger, charming and popular vanity if you don’t have enough space in your bedroom or dressing room. Looking before you leap is the best practice in this case. You have to carefully choose among those vanities that are not larger in size, yet very charming with good fabric and great wooden or metallic finish. Stool and storage drawers are organized well to shape up your room at ease.

Heating and moisture resistance capacity of the room

The heating and moisture resistance capacity of the room where you will install your dressing table is also important. Longevity of a product depends on the overall climate and atmosphere of the room apart from the product’s own resistance power. If your bedroom is beside the street side where the room heats

Inexpensive Home Makeover Ideas

Rearrange Furniture

Are you tired of seeing your furniture in the exact same location all year? If you’re bored with what you see around you, simply redecorate without having to purchase new furniture. Use your old furniture and don’t hesitate to distress the status quo.

You could place the couch from one area of the wall and move it to the middle of the room. You can also relocate the arm chairs, that have been there in your living room for years, into your bedroom. You will be very surprised to see how your house will appear differently after making a few slight changes and rearrangements.


It is always a great idea for your home to undergo de-cluttering. Find time to go through your home, not forgetting all the drawers, cabinets, and shelves, and sort all of the things you find. Decide which ones you’re going to throw, donate, or keep.

You may even find a few treasures you could use to decorate your interiors. Either way, ridding your home of the necessary will help you see your home in a whole new light.

Add Artwork

An art piece can