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Monthly Archives: September 2017

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 a great idea. They reflect the light in the room, and can make the room look much bigger and deeper than it is. Mirrors also add a lovely dreamlike effect, increasing the personal romantic effect of your room.

Light is an important consideration in setting a romantic mood. While bright lights are great for working in a study or kitchen, romance demands softer lights and more muted effects. Pick softer fluorescents in yellow and pink or choose bulbs with lower wattage. Alternatively choose recessed or spot lighting for a more romantic effect than strip lights or overall bright lighting.

Consider adding a real or faux fireplace to your room, if that is an option. There is nothing more romantic than turning off the lights and having the room illuminated by the dancing flames from a fire.

Place candles around the room, in holders matching your décor. Slim modern candle stands work better for the modern room, while heavy brass candelabra are better for baroque/French/Italian/antique looks.

Burn Incense or place bowls of pot-pourri around your romantic room. This looks lovely, freshens and romanticizes the room, and brings in the fragrances you prefer.

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 on to boxes for your electrical items, the loft is the perfect place for these too.

6. Make a wet room: If you enjoy a shower more than a bath, consider getting rid of the bath entirely and turning your bathroom into a wet room. This will allow you to make the most of the floor space offered in this room, and will give you the scope to install cupboards, shelves and rails in order to store towels, cosmetics and toiletries.

7. Go outside: Most people’s outside space is wasted, having only a damp old shed for tools and bikes. Consider building an insulated summerhouse which could double as a workshop or office for you and your family.

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 designs. The modern work does not come with too much detailing and intricate art work but it delivers exceptional result that matches up with modern day requirements. The whole thing is about delivering great design that is catchy, convenient, interesting and trendy.

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 never have to step out of the shower onto a cold floor again!

Search the Internet for tools that will help you plan out your project. There are websites that can help you with placing fixtures and trying out colors and patterns to see what looks best in your space. Visit different showrooms to see staged bathrooms setups for more ideas.

If you are doing significant additions to your bathroom, such as expanding the space, you will definitely need the assistance of an experienced contractor. They will work with you to design the entire room, including supporting walls and any other architectural changes that may be needed.

If you are updating the floor with tile or marble, you may want to consider a professional service as well, since they will have all the necessary tools to cut and lay the material in the correct manner. For your fixtures, you will likely need the help of a plumber when you are working with the shower, tub, sink, and toilet area. And if you are updating the lighting in the room, you may also need a qualified electrician.