5 Things to Keep in Mind When Looking for a Window and Door Supplier

Summer is the most popular season for home renovations, but why not get ahead of the game and begin your home improvements in Spring before everyone else? You might be surprised to find out that it’s much easier to find an available, reputable contractor in the off-seasons – after all, it’s all about supply and demand. Spring might be the perfect time to begin renovations, not only because of the mild temperatures, but also because it means your home will be ready just in time to enjoy your summer in peaceful comfort.

As you look for a supplier consider the following advice on things to consider when choosing one:

1. Seek Out a Supplier with Years of Experience

With plenty of suppliers to choose from it can be difficult to know where to start. The good news is that there are businesses like Casa Bella Windows & Doors who … Read the rest

Why You Need A Patio In Your Home?

Many people want to give their home a touch of elegance. Patios have a lot to offer in a home, from beauty to functionality. Your home may not have a patio, but you can add one and enjoy its benefits. If your home has an outdoor space that you are not utilizing, you can use that space to build a patio. It gives you a place to relax and unwind.

How to build your patio?

Patios give you the opportunity to create a personalized space. You can design it to fit your taste. Your patio can be attached to your house or detached. It can take on any shape you want and be built with a variety of materials. The most common materials for building patios include concrete, stone, outdoor floor tiles, brick, pebbles, or gravel.

When designing your patio, it is best to make it look natural like … Read the rest

Outdated home decor trends that you should leave in 2018

As with anything, where design is involved, trends and fashions come and go. Research conducted by online estate agents, Hatched, earlier this year, found that 27% of prospective buyers think that decoration and furniture have ‘a significant’ impact on their buying intention.

Whether or not you’re currently looking to sell your property, 2019 is now just around the corner. It’s time to take stock of the trends of recent past, identify what in your home may need a rethink – maybe even putting unwanted items into self storage.

With that in mind, we take a quick look at some of the home décor trends which should perhaps be left behind when we hit the new year…

Accent walls

A single wall in a statement colour seems a bit tired now. Depending on how you interpret it, it can also give the impression (to some) that there might not have … Read the rest

4 Biggest Design Mistakes Homeowners Make In Their Living Room

Our living rooms often have various functions in our house. It is where we spend most of our time either watching the television, reading a book and playing with our kids but it is also an area of the home for entertaining guests. With these activities in mind, it is  a critical component to your home and something you should plan out when designing or redecorating any homes. In this piece, I’ve listed down some of the most common mistakes homeowners make when building their home.

Mistake #1: Not Enough Light in Your Living Room

Having the proper lighting in the living room really adds up to the mood and ambience of your home. When decorating a living room, it is important to understand the lighting that will best serve your needs. If the area is for reading, you might want to consider brighter lights or strategically placed lighting fixtures … Read the rest

How to Declutter Your Home in a Day

Cleaning can become an overwhelming task if you let it pile up. It’s therefore imperative to deal with clutter quickly before it becomes too intimidating. But if you are like most people, you probably find it hard to clean your home and keep it clean all through.

This article will give you a strategy to declutter your home in a day and maintain a clean environment. Remember, keeping your home tidy and sanitary helps you to avoid potential health hazards and monitor your belongings.

The best way to clean your home is to tackle it in stages; trying to do everything at the same time will be not only overwhelming but also ineffective. So, focus on one space, one room or even one area within a room (like your closet), and move to the next space when you are done with the previous one. Tackling one area at a time … Read the rest

Self-build or Renovation: Two ways to create your dream home

Self-Build or Renovate: Which should you choose?

Imagine building your perfect home – designing and putting it together exactly as you wanted it, down to every last detail.

Research shows that more than half the population would love to do this. And it doesn’t have to just be a dream. Around 12,000 families in England now build their own homes each year – between seven and 10 per cent of new housing. The UK also has 216,000 homes which have been empty for six months or more – prime targets for renovation.

Both options essentially give you a blank canvas on which to paint the home you want – so here are some things to think about before deciding which option to go for.

Land ahoy!

If you’re going to build your own home from scratch, you’ll need some land to put it on – and that can be one … Read the rest

The Secret Life of Doors

Whilst it might not be widely spoken about, the history of doors actually tells us a lot about the way that design has changed over the years.

Indeed, the way in which doors went from being a fixture to keep out the cold, to a way of revealing status and taste demonstrates how utilitarian objects have, over time, become a source of fascination amongst designers.

Establishing exactly when doors became treated as objects worthy of decoration is, however, somewhat difficult.

Some records suggest that it was the Egyptians who first recognised the artistic potential of doors. Used to divide sections of their tombs, a series of doors were decorated with images of the afterlife as they believed that doorways were symbolic of passing on after death.

Other historians have pointed to the way that the expert metalwork which adorns the doors of the ancient Greek and Roman doors suggests they … Read the rest

Basics of Chimney Cleaning

Normal chimney cleaning is essential for keeping up the fireplace in a fantastic working state. Cleaning is done to remove soot and creosote that is highly flammable and hazardous. Chimney cleaning could be a little complicated but with fundamental cleaning tips, someone could do it without hiring a professional.

Cleaning begins with gathering the necessary tools and materials. Some of the tools necessary for a successful chimney sweep include gloves, a chimney brush, a ladder, dust mask, a rope, flash light and protective goggles. Before purchasing a chimney brush, then it is advisable to measure the inner portion of a chimney lining so you buy the appropriate size.

One of the many ways of cleaning a chimney is beginning out from the rooftop. This can be done after sealing the fireplace to prevent spreading soot through the room. The flue cap needs to also be removed to permit unrestricted access … Read the rest

Responsibilities of an interior designer

You have a flair for design and you love working with people, your ideal career could be interior design. By using elements artistically, they meet the needs of various clients by creating living and working spaces.

But what is involved in interior design?

Residential design

If you are a specialist in residential interior design, then your work is to understand the needs of individual needs for the specific home and then you provide design expertise to achieve the customer’s expectations. This is a kind of a job that involves constant physical meetups, discussing over design samples until you manage to meet the expectations of clients.

Commercial design

More like the residential design, commercial design revolves around the same process but this takes place on a larger scale. Their work is to assess functionality, sustainability, and other design-related factors. Two things are key here: the client’s budget and timeline. Commercial designers … Read the rest