Contemporary wall décor for your home

September 30, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

Wall décor is an integral part of home décor and when you revamp your house you need to pay special attention to how you decorate your walls. And to make your walls look absolutely stunning, you can opt for contemporary décor. Contemporary wall décor actually takes advantage of and uses stuffs that are readily available around you. It’s a wonderful way to customize and personalize your wall décor.

If you want tranquility in your room, you can opt for the Japanese serenity theme. Get a Japanese divider screen and paint the walls in dark, beautiful colors that will accentuate the contrast. For the contrast you can go in for bold, white Japanese characters. Choosing this theme for the walls of your study or reading room is a good idea. For your wall décor you can also go in for life-size paint sample card. This will mean you should make your wall look like a giant paint sample cards that’s available in paint stores.

3D wall art to liven up your décor

September 26, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

Do you want to give your home a novel and animated look? Well then installing ultra realistic 3D wall arts would be the best option for you. The present house decoration industry is experiencing massive hype for this new variant of home décor. But in order to have a successful 3D wall art construction you need to keep a certain things in mind.

If you really want to add 3D art fixtures to your wall, then it would be best to put it on an early painted and finished wall. A recently colored wall should be left for at least 1 month to form a good foundation for 3D wall arts. Such wall decors work best upon flat, smooth and dust free surfaces, so you make sure your wall is clean.

There are various types of 3D wall arts to choose from in this current interior home decoration industry. So you can select a good range of hexagon, polka circle, rectangular and even from jigsaw 3D wall arts.

Give your kitchen an elegant makeover with French butcher table

September 22, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

A French butcher table gives an elegant touch to your kitchen. A butcher table is a sturdy piece of working furniture which has big and strong legs. The butcher tables are durable and they have open shelves for the purpose of storage. Some of the tables also have bottle racks, utensil holders and breakfast bars.

French butcher tables have exquisite designs and at the same time a traditional look. They are very popular in the kitchen. The table serves many purposes. You can use it to cut meat, chop vegetables and fruits and bread. All this can be done in a quick and convenient way.

Butcher tables are very good for cutting and chopping unlike normal kitchen tables. The knife marks do not scratch the surface and the table tops remain intact. You will find the counter tops of the butcher tables in different styles, shapes and sizes. They may be made of wood, granite, copper or even glass. The look of the table countertop is very important while buying a butcher table.

Give your home a brand new makeover with the right lighting fixtures

September 18, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Lighting & Electric

Is room giving a dull look? Do you want your room a new look? You can change it by giving right lighting fixtures in your room. This would probably help your room to look brighter and will create a positive atmosphere.

The room where is no natural light you can use fluorescent light so that it brightens the room perfectly. You can also prefer recessed light fixtures to give more light to your room. You can use wall scones on your picture frames to enlighten your picture as well as to make it more attractive.\Pendants and down lights can also be preferred to reduce the dullness in your room.

Ceiling lights and chandeliers will add a beauty to your room. Victorian lights have richness in their appearance. These fixtures can be easily come in your budget. These fixtures are easily available in the market. So now you give a bright look to your home without much effort.

Tips to keep in mind while purchasing kitchen cupboards

September 14, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Kitchen Care

Are you planning to get a new cupboard for your kitchen? Well, purchasing the right kitchen cupboard is not an easy job. You have to make sure that the cupboard you purchase has adequate space and complements the overall design of your kitchen. Here are some tips that will help you to purchase the right kitchen cupboard. For starters, you should always go in for quality products. Kitchen cupboards take a good beating and cheap ones will get damaged faster.

A lot of kitchen cupboards are inappropriate for storing kitchen items that are too big or too long. This is precisely why you should have at least one kitchen cupboard that comes with slide-out drawers. This will help you to store oversized spoons and trays without much of a hassle. If you are on a shoe string budget you can opt for plain kitchen cupboards that have no turntables or built-in cup racks. You can always add these features later if you need them.

Bathroom renovation tips

September 10, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Bathrooms & Accessories

Bathroom renovation is necessary after a few years of regular use. This keeps the bathroom cleaner and healthier. You need to decide on a budget when you are remodeling your bathroom. Do not sacrifice on the quality of the bathroom materials. Make a clear plan of how many tiles you need the kind of faucet and sink you have to install. If you want to remodel the electricity and plumbing get experts to do that.

Get reputed workers to work in the renovation of your bathroom. Buy all the bathroom materials yourself from good shops. You can buy a few extra tiles as some may break while installation. Try and re-use existing cabinets, shower doors and bath tubs. You can re- decorate your existing mirror and make it look attractive. You can get some stuff from antique dealers or second hand stores. You can also change the wallpaper of your bathroom. This is a cost-effective method.

Ways to decorate your guestroom with bedroom furniture

September 06, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

It may happen sometimes that you are purchasing newer bedroom furniture, but do not have any idea about the accommodation of the old ones. Keeping them in the store or the spare room will not serve the purpose. The best place to place these items will be the guest room. Just like the other rooms of your house, the guest room requires décor and designing. But if you already have left over furniture from your bedroom, you do not need to invest on extra furniture again.

Most people purchase wardrobes and beds after certain period of time, even if the old one is intact and are highly functional. You can move these old items to the guest room, thereby making the guest room look filled and new. You can even put certain bedroom furniture that is unwanted or unmatchable, in the guest room. This is also economical and pocket friendly, since it will save you from spending money on the same item.

Tips to take care of your roof

September 02, 2011  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Care

Replacing a roof can be really expensive and people always fight to face this situation. If you do not want to bear the heavy expense of replacing your damaged roof then learn how to take care of it properly in the first place. Regular maintenance service from professionals roofing contractors is the best way to ensure that major damage won’t occur. Keep inspecting the roof yourself from time to time. Ask the professionals what to lookout for after they’re done so you can keep track of it after they leave.

Vegetation growth is a very common thing to be found on the roof. Keep an eye on the exterior as well as the interior of the roof. Make sure that your roof does not get damp because it is oftentimes  the main cause of damage. You need to be aware of the reasons for the damage and how to prevent them if you want to take proper care of your roof.