Home Ideas

Create your Dream Bathroom

If you take pride in your home, then chances are you have thought very carefully about the look of each and every room from the kitchen to the bedrooms. However, there is one room in every house than all homeowners like to customise and that is the bathroom. If you are lucky enough to have more than one bathroom in your house, then you might want to give them all a different look or you may prefer to decorate them all the same. How you choose to decorate is up to you but there are some things that you can do to any bathroom to improve it, whatever style you want to go for. Modern bathrooms rarely have bath tubs and even those that do will also usually have a shower as well. A simple way to modernise a bathroom is to add a glass screen to the shower rather than use a curtain and you can sea...

Luxury Bedroom Hints and Tips

The boudoir has always been a place for a little luxury, the room one spends more time in than any other, and making it that little bit nicer is always a good idea. People are affected by their immediate environment, and after a long hard day at the office, when things could have gone a lot better, it’s so nice to get home, take a shower, put one’s feet up, and relax in the luxurious surroundings of one’s bedroom. So, if someone is thinking that perhaps their bedroom could do with a touch of elegance and class, here are some ideas to bring that five-star look to any boudoir. Wardrobes If one is talking luxury, then walk-in wardrobes make a statement. For those who live in Western Australia, Lifestyle Wardrobes walk in wardrobes in Perth, offer the ultimate in elegance and style, for a reas...

Transforming The Home

Deciding to do a full house renovation is an exciting challenge. Careful planning is needed to make sure that each area of the home receives the attention that it deserves. By budgeting properly and using reputable building contractors, a lot of the stress that naturally comes with such a big undertaking can be removed. This guide should give homeowners plenty of ideas about how to give each area of a house an effective makeover. The Roof The roof is often the most neglected part of the house during a renovation, as homeowners can tend to focus more on decoration. Have the roof inspected to see if any tiles need replacing or repairing. Loose tiles can be a hazard if they happen to fall down and could injure someone. Check the guttering to see that is not cracked or leaking. Loft insulation...

Beautiful Copper Coloured Bathrooms

If you want to create a bathroom with a truly stunning look then consider copper coloured bathrooms. Copper is of course a natural material and with modern tiling processing technology the range of copper tiles you can now buy is just enormous with each providing a unique look and feel to any bathroom. But why copper?  Again copper is a natural material and therefore provides for a warm and inviting look. It’s also complex in appearance so lends itself well to almost any type of bathroom design from a country rustic feel to an ultra modern contemporary bathroom interior. Image Above: Simply a perfect example of a stunning contemporary bathroom where copper mosaic tiles have been used to produce a truly sublime appearance. The tiling allows for the bathroom suit and it’s accesso...

Add Character to Your Room with Wall Murals

Wall murals are one of the best and easiest ways to add real character to any room in your home or office. Wallpapering a room or painting the walls can sometimes appear limited if you’re looking to create an impact but with the vast choice of wall murals available your artistic nature can run wild and if you get tired of the wall mural you’ve chosen it’s simply a matter of peeling it off and replacing it with another. Here’s a video that will show you just how easy it is to hang a wall mural; just remember the key to a fantastic finish is to take your time and as the video suggests it’s a good idea if you have someone to help you. So what types of wall mural designs are available?  The answer is that if you can think of it the chances are there are wall murals to fit your design criteria....

The Impact of Kitchen Remodelling on House Value

As a home owner, it is important to continuously be coming up with ways to increase the value of your property and one of the best things that you can do to boost property value is to remodel the kitchen. It is important to set out a budget before you begin and you will need to get in contact with a specialist kitchen company that will be able to work with you throughout the entire process, from the design stages to the installation. A kitchen is often the main focal point in any modern home, which is why fitting a new kitchen can add so much value to it. You will need to ensure that all of your appliances are new from the oven to the fridge and where you choose to put the cupboards and sideboards in relation to your appliances is something that you will need a designer to help you with. C...

Ways to enhance the look of your property

If you want to enhance the way your property looks, either to add value to it or just to make it more enjoyable to live in, then there are lots of things that you can do. While many people will concentrate on changing the interior of their home, there are lots of things that you can do to the exterior of your house to make it more attractive from the outside. Nothing looks nicer than a beautiful courtyard area either on the front or the backside of a property and you might also want to think about adding something like a new carport as well. The first thing that you will need to do is set out a budget and this is something that you will need to discus with the building company that you use, so that they know how much you can afford to spend before they begin designing. You can have an open...

The Four Hidden Costs of Modern Home Ownership

When it comes to keeping money in our pockets, the debate of renting an apartment versus home ownership is a fierce one. The massive number of millennials renting instead of buying homes sparks even more controversy amongst home-buyers who argue against apartments.   As a result of growing up during the economic crises of 2008, many twenty-somethings have opted to ditch traditional commitments such as home ownership in lieu of economic independence and rentals. This has led to a sharp drop in first-time home ownership as last year, for example, only 32% of all home owners were first-timers.   However, The combination of economic recovery and rising employment in recent years has warmed many millennials’ opinions toward buying a home.   First-timers may not be aware of ...

5 Ways to Fake a High End Look

If you often find yourself wishing that your home looked more like an image from Elle Décor, then you may be surprised to find out that it’s not as hard as it looks. Here we give 5 simple tips to transform your home into a high-end looking space, without having to break the bank.   1. Never define a room to one style Browse through interior design magazines for inspiration and create a mood board based on your favourite things. A mood board will give you an idea of what works together and what won’t. Designed interiors aren’t just full of single-brand high-street buys. When buying pieces consider second hand shops, car boot sales and vintage boutiques to find unique one-off designs. Mix up shop-bought, trend-led pieces with your finds for a one-of-a-kind look that will leave guests en...

5 of the Best Places to Spend Money During a Kitchen Renovation

There’s no doubt that the number one place people focus their attention when it comes to home design is the kitchen. Whenever people are considering the purchase of a new home, the kitchen often becomes the first place they look. Kitchens remain a significant space once buyers have settled in as well since this is often the central gathering place of any house. This is why one of the places people spend the most time and money in terms of completing renovations and investing in a property is the kitchen. It’s a smart strategy, but the question becomes which areas should you splurge on? There are plenty of places in a kitchen renovation where you can save, but according to most professionals in the home design and real estate industries, there are also elements where you should put the extr...

Tips on Choosing Kitchen Design Software

These days, people like to see final outcomes and the full picture before making a decision on a purchase. That may involve a variety of methods such as asking friends for their opinions on the product and reading endless online reviews. This interest in “test driving” and getting a taste before making a purchase has led to the availability of online design tools and visualization apps in several industries such as beauty and home remodelling. Not only can you see how you’d look like with a certain haircut or hair colour, this idea has extended to kitchen remodelling and home renovations too. That means you don’t have to rely on a designer or architect’s sketches of your new kitchen; you can map and design it yourself with kitchen design software.   Start off With Free Online Options ...

Expensive Looking Home Decor on a Dime

Organize Your Space Before you buy anything new for your home, it’s important to first organize the space that you do have. Think about the minimalist look of a luxury hotel—simple, yet sophisticated. The old adage, to have “a place for everything and everything in its place,” is actually excellent decorating advice. Organizing is such an inexpensive and simple step, but the payoff is amazing. Having a home for everything you need and like can help you “fake” more space in a room, and really opens things up. Make use of tables, bookcases, and shelves. Decorative bowls and baskets can help to minimize clutter. Use only the minimum number of knick-knacks you need. Take a cue from design magazines, or use one of the many 3D furniture planning apps to help you figure out how to organize your r...

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