Outdated home decor trends that you should leave in 2018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

In which direction should your front house door

Do you believe that house door direction can bring in prosperity, wealth and health? Hope you understand the fact is being said here. According to some expert astrologists who claim this that it is very helpful keeping in mind door’s position. So, in which direction you should keep your home main door when building a new house?

Door Direction

North West facing door is not so bad. It can bring in health, wealth and prosperity. Others also claim this and demonstrate that people must consider this fact as it can be more beneficial for their progress in life.

What Modern Home Makers Should Choose

In western countries, many people do not believe in these things and ignore. But, the architecture can suggest them if they are not preferring any direction but should go for sunrise direction. I am very much sure about this that they will not deny this advice … Read the rest

What you should keep in mind while hiring best interior designer in Gurgaon

There are different interior designers in Gurgaon that cater to the varying needs of home owners and offer them the services that align with their budget. However, many times your interior designing decisions fail to satisfy you when you discover that the complete project is completely different from what you expected. There are some key reasons that can prevent you from getting the desired output. In fact we can attribute them to the lack of a “logical bridge” between your expectations and final delivery. Here are a few tips to hire interior designer  Gurgaon that caters to your specific needs. These tips help you to build the required bridge between you and your interior designer:

Challenge#1: Effective Transfer of Ideas

Lack of the proper communication is one of the major reasons that prevent you from hiring best interior designer in Gurgaon. One thing to understand here is that it is … Read the rest