The legendary designer Coco Chanel once advised: "before leaving the house, a lady should look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” In other words, less is more – and one of the hottest trends for home improvement is minimalism. And when you take something away, you can create a stunning effect, especially when using polished concrete – where the everyday grey building material that forms the walls and foundation of many homes is transformed into a beautiful, minimalist feature. ..
Bathroom is the most personal room in one’s house, so there’s no doubt it should be designed according to the needs and desires of the members of household. If you’re living in an old house or if you have just moved into a new one where you couldn’t possibly have had a say in the design decision, you’ll probably want to remodel the bathroom to adapt it to your wishes and habits. Still, renewing the bathroom is much more than deciding and working – there are so many other consider..
An empty wall is a sign of a house which is not yet turned into a home. Truly, a room without a focus wall can seem rather unappealing, unfinished and sterile. It leaves the impression that it is either a new or a freshly renovated house just waiting to be decorated. Tackling a big blank wall, although necessary, can be a really complicated task, which requires not only a lot of effort, but also imagination and creativity. If you are stuck in the emptiness of your bare walls, do not worry, w..
People living in the Scandinavian countries are well-known for their taste in interior design. They have come up with magnificent ideas on how to incorporate and maximise the light during the entire year. So, what is it that they do that makes each home in Denmark, Sweden and Norway so light, cosy, minimalistic and stylish? Here are a couple of tips on how to recreate the Scandinavian interior look in your own place with all of its beauty, simplicity and utility. Colourful or colourless? W..
Are you ready for downsizing your home, but not sure where to start? Is clutter driving you crazy? Would you think clearer and work more efficiently if only you could find the space? Here are some top tips that will show you how to downsize successfully - from getting organised, to finding a secure self storage unit, to getting in touch with a reliable moving company. 1. Plan your new home This is the fun, inspiring bit! Downsizing your home means you get to come up with a brand new interi..
Whether you’re looking to move house as soon as possible, or you just want to up the sale price so you can further line your retirement nest egg, investing in home improvements can pay dividends in both the short-term and in years to come. House painting or landscaping the garden are two obvious ways to add value to your home, but how effective is house window replacement? In this article, we’re going to take a look at what a new set of house windows can do for the asking price of your h..
[caption id="attachment_1131" align="aligncenter" width="2340"] Source: hammerandhand.com[/caption] When building a house, most people are concerned with constructing and running costs. There is, however, one toll that many overlook, one that Mother Nature pays. Commercial and residential buildings account for a tremendous amount of global CO2 emissions— around 39% in the U.S. But, even if these figures do not bother you, sustainable design has much else to offer. Advancements in green tech..
So your tap is leaking, or your toilet won’t flush. Is it worth calling out a plumber for these plumbing problems or should you try and fix the issue yourself with the use of a YouTube tutorial? With the plethora of information now available online from every DIY job you can possibly imagine, it can be tempting to try and fix it yourself and avoid paying an emergency plumber to do the job. There’s only one dilemma – often plumbing problems aren’t as easy to fix as you may think. Th..
When you come to think about it, in some of the world’s oldest religious texts, as well as some of the earliest legends, we can clearly see human fascination with light. It is interesting how little changed in previous dozen millennia. Even today, in almost every aspect of our lives, the issue of light and illumination reigns supreme. Here, home decoration and home remodeling are no exception. However, no longer are we concerned solely with the visual aspect of illumination, as of latel..