Relationship breakdown, divorce, starting a new job, planning big house extensions - all really stressful, right? Well, according to a study, moving house is even more stressful than that. However, the average adult will do it five times in their lifetime, and the stress of the situation apparently lasts more than three months. So if you're about to move, you could probably do with a golden tip: if you can, leave it behind. That's right: take the opportunity of moving house as an ideal oppor..
As the family grows bigger the house becomes tighter on space. That is why a lot of people decide to add another room above the garage. However, this project is not simple and there are plenty of safety measures and adjustments to be made. Consider these steps in order for your addition to be safe and steady. The Curb Appeal Over-the-garage additions can greatly affect the curb appeal of your house because they are large and usually face the street. You don’t want it to look bulky and to..
When choosing an apartment or a house to live in, most people are focused on the “critical” rooms, such as kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. There are no properties without them, since living would be almost impossible otherwise. However, there are some elements that make the places we live in much more enjoyable and inviting. Such features also make it easier for us to call that place our home. One such example is a lounge, or chill-out area. Although often used to describe a living roo..
"Sleep is the golden chain that binds health and our bodies together" – Thomas Dekker [caption id="attachment_1934" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Source: elledecor.com[/caption] If we want to be healthy, we must sleep. And if we want to sleep, we must have a sleep-friendly room. Bedrooms are our retreats, where we go to get some rest and gather energy for all the new challenges ahead, and they should be decorated with these functions on mind. Comfort is the first thing you should st..
As we’re slowly wrapping up the 2016, we are logically starting to wonder what 2017 has in store for us. Well, from where we are standing, it will not be a dull year, especially when it comes to home innovations. From new and unbelievable interior design trend to smart and connected appliances, the following year will make our homes better and more prepared for the future. It would be impossible to name all the things on the horizon, but here are a few home innovations you will most defini..
Are you thinking of upgrading your bathroom? Perhaps you’re considering moving house and want to add some value to your home, or maybe your bathroom is so outdated it’s simply getting on your nerves. Whatever the reason for the home improvement, we’ve come up with some helpful DIY bathroom renovation tips to ensure you get the stunning result you’re after. Improving your toilet Plastic toilets can look cheap, and sometimes, if you’ve bought a home off the plan, it might..
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..