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May 2017

Wall decor ideas for your room

We have some interesting ideas that you could consider. These ideas are inexpensive to make and you can totally make them yourself, and what’s best is that they will look great on your walls.
Of course, you always have wallpapers to adorn your walls. You could choose a lovely pattered one which goes with the design of the house. This could be an expensive and a comparatively more inflexible option though.
Gather all the postcards you’ve received or collected during your travels and frame them together to create a lovely postcard wall decor.
Pick out your favourite photographs of sceneries and locations that you’ve been to and frame each of them and hang them at various heights and you have your own personal art gallery at home.
Paintings are photos are not the only things you can frame. Pull out those old silk scarves, frame them and hang them up to add a lovely pattern and texture to the room.
Adding one oversized painting or photograph to your room (bedroom, perhaps) gives it a dramatic effect and immediately creates interest.
Color block is so in these days and there are endless ways you can experiment with that. You could try whacky and unconventional ideas like 3D wall art.
A lovely bookshelf is an evergreen idea for your walls. If you have a huge blank wall, try putting in bookshelf there and fill it with books. It instantly adds class and an erudite feeling to your house.
Another creative way of decorating your wall is to use maps as wallpaper. You could also frame maps of different parts of the world separately. This is a great idea for the children’s room.
Mirror mirror on the wall can do wonders to the room. You could tweak it a little by placing several mirrors of different shapes and sizes and different frames. Mirrors make you room look bigger.
One can always do with some inspiration and motivation. So why not have your favorite inspirational quotes pinned up on your wall?
Choose the one that catches your fancy and have fun decorating your wall.


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What’s So Important About The Kitchen Anyway?

When a couple buys or builds a home, they always seem to pay a lot of attention to the kitchen.  With most couples, there’s usually one person who loves to cook; most often it’s the women.  For everyone, male or female, young or old, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house.  The kitchen is often the hub of the home, the center of activity.  Someone spends time preparing food, creating something fun, or trying a new recipe in it.  People tend to gather where there’s food.  So don’t miss this:  Kitchens are important!

Men sometimes underestimate the importance of this room.  We love our garages, grills, decks, and patios.  But the kitchen?  We can completely miss it’s importance.

It’s important to remember when you are designing a home to consider the resale value and design accordingly.  A well-designed and functional kitchen not only makes the cook happy, it also ensures a greater resale value.

A person who loves to cook or create culinary masterpieces for family and friends absolutely needs a spacious and well-appointed kitchen.  On the other hand, if a cook wants to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen, then your design and layout can be simpler.

When selecting kitchen cabinets, look for quality.  This is not the place to be overly consumed with trying to save money.  Well-made cabinets will provide lasting pleasure and functionality for decades.  Drawers (as opposed to cabinets with doors) are more useful and efficient even compared to cabinets with pullout drawers.  In addition, choose hard surface, durable, and high quality counter tops.  There are a variety of colors and selections available.  Granite is an ideal counter surface for the most important room in the house.

What about appliances?  Don’t skimp here, either.  You don’t have to purchase the absolute top of the line, but good quality appliances help sell homes.  Today it’s becoming very popular to have two dishwashers.  Often the cost of an additional dishwasher is only slightly more than the cost of the additional cabinetry it replaces.

In order to make the most important room in your house spectacular, consider adding some of these other features: warming drawers, double ovens, convection microwaves, pot fillers, espresso and coffee bars, hidden pantries, elevated dishwashers for easy access, vegetable sinks in the island, and purified water faucets.

When you design your home, be sure the kitchen is given special consideration and that its relationship to other rooms, functions, and features are the best you can provide.  It will make a difference for years to come.