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Latest Interior Design Trends

Latest interior design trends are not any unique discovery or concept; rather, they are a coming together of the merits of the traditional and modern ideas. For example, the use of wooden materials is growing across modern structures and it’s like going back to the classical touch. And home owners now prefer small yet cozy spaces which was norm during the 60s and 70s.

It’s true that home owners today do a greater use of natural materials and colors in beautifying the interiors of their house. In fact, hand-crafted items are also a fad these days among people aspiring for beautiful home interiors. Similarly, the use of modern geometry and colorful texture is on the up in interior designing. Not to forger, the use of glass or other see-through objectives is rising up steadily for transforming the interiors.

Calm and cosy atmosphere is the latest desire for home owners when they design the interiors of the house. They want the spaces to get a cleaner and greener look at the cost of

Effective Garage Roof Replacement

Take a look at your current garage roof to identify what material has been used. If it is rubber, then replacement and repair is relatively easy. If it is another material, you are going to have to strip the entire roof in order to replace the roof with a more durable, strong and longer lasting product, such as EPDM or ethylene propylene diene terpolymer.

Rubber is one of the easiest roofing options to repair. You can carry out this repair as a DIY project over a weekend or you can call in a professional company. The benefit is that because it is so lightweight and easy to install, you are not going to need an army of workers on the roof, often this can be carried out by one or two professionals, which can reduce your labour costs considerably.

Over time a rubber roof may experience some very slight problems. This roof is strong and long lasting, but it’s not uncommon for the edges to start to shrink. Also after heavy storms, you may find a branch has caused a

Raised Panel Shutters

The popularity of raised panel shutters has been raised by its versatility to fit into any architectural design. Whether your house is Victorian, Mediterranean or contemporary, you can install the raised panel shutters and enjoy peace of mind and protection from the elements. The shutters don’t clash with the design of your property and will accent your colors.

Shutters add a level of attractiveness to your property and often the color is built into the material so they resist fading giving you sustained attractiveness and color throughout the life of your property. Both louvered and raised panel styles stand the test of time meaning that whichever you chose will never be out of style and will always lend stylish accents to your home. The charm and warmth that the proper shutters can add to your homes exterior will add a dramatic flair and curb appeal and can only increase your its value.

In today’s world most shutters are sold for their aesthetic appeal, but operable shutters can be effective in controlling the temperature of your home. Standard

About Kitchen Sun Room

Sun rooms are also sometimes called three season rooms as you can enjoy them throughout the spring, summer and fall, but there are some that you can enjoy year round making them great additions to your home. Not only are you getting more square feet but you are bringing the outdoors inside and creating a great space for your kitchen expansion.

Some people use their sun rooms as breakfast rooms, and if you are lucky enough to have full sun in the morning you will have a breakfast bathed in natural light. If it’s raining no problem, you won’t get wet but you can still have the windows open to allow for the scent of the rain to enter.

Some people use their sun rooms for relaxing, curling up with a good book or playing games with the family. Yes, they are extra rooms but you can use them like any other and create more space in the process.

If you are creating an extra room off of your existing kitchen you may want to move your table and chairs into it which will create a separate dining room while allowing you more room in

Classy And Timeless Look To Windows


As you start to check wood blinds, you will notice they range from very light colors to very dark colors. You can get white, stone, and many shades of brown. There are also off-white colors such as tape so it is a good idea to look at the various color choices before you make your decision. Since you want them to last a long time, it is important you are happy with appearance.


A well-made product is going to give you plenty of beauty you will appreciate. Look for wood blinds made from top quality cuts of wood, not the leftovers that weren’t usable for anything else. When you go this route, you will see the grain and the natural elements of the wood. This only further adds to the depth and beauty they are able to offer to you.

Right Size

Take your time to carefully measure each window area before you shop for wood blinds. This will make sure you get the right size. If you are nervous about the measurements, you can have a professional come in and complete them for you. Don’t worry if you have sizes

Use Decorative Vases

Types of flowers

Unfortunately, you can’t put all types of flowers in a vase. The first thing that you need to consider when putting flowers in a vase is the size of the vase. If your vase has a narrow base and big mouth, we suggest that you opt for flowers with big petals like lilies and dahlias. Apart from this, flowers with single stem like sunflowers and roses are an ideal choice for vases that are narrow.

Decorative pieces

If you put another vase next to the one you chose, it will make the table look more refreshing. What you need to do is put some decorative pieces like marbles, stones, small rocks, seashells, colorful buttons, old coins, ferns, or dried leaves in the vase. These small items will look great in the transparent vase. So, you may want to buy another vase to serve as an additional decorative piece.

Other creative ideas

Aside from the ideas given above, you can try out tons of other creative ideas to arrange your vases. For a modern style and look, we suggest that you line up a few vases on the table. Make sure

Buy High Quality Kitchen Cabinetry

Follow the pros

According to experts, if you want to remodel your kitchen with success, you may want to hire an experienced team. Moreover, if you look for a good designer, cabinet installer or contractor, you will be more likely to get the right product at your desired price. On the other hand, a poor installer can ruin a great quality product. Therefore, working with a poor professional is not a good idea.

Finish first

When buying stained cabinets, make sure you take a closer look at the finish. If the finish is cloudy, rest assured that the quality is poor. For painted cabinets, don’t forget to ask about the paint brand and the process. You should find the number of paint coats that will be applied for a good finish. Find out how they are going to treat the seams. This is one of the most important tips to keep in mind when making this purchase.

Insides matter

Aside from this, you may also want to rub your hand along the internal edge of the frame of the cabinet. Just make sure you do it with care as cabinets that are poorly

Using Self Storage Facilities

Use packing accessories such as bubble wrap, boxes, plastic containers, sheets and furniture covers. This will protect and maintain your belongings while they’re being stored away and will also prevent dust from gathering on them.

If you are going to need to get things in and out of your unit, make sure you store everything in a logical way. For example, write what is in every box so you don’t need to unpack everything whenever you need something. Also try to store the things you might need at the front of the unit and the things you’re unlikely to need at the back. Remember to create walkways between stacks of boxes as well because if you don’t do this, whenever you need something you will have to move every single box until you find the thing you need. Finally, don’t forget to label everything so you know what’s in which box.

Use the space that you have well. For example, if you’re storing a wardrobe, boxes can he kept inside there. Items such as sofas and beds can also be stored on their sides so they don’t take up as much floor space.

Use boxes

Get Garage Organized

Organise Items

If you feel like your garage is a lost cause, you aren’t alone. Start with going through all of your items. Donate items you no longer use, dispose of items that are damaged or ruined, and put everything else into categories. You can organise the items any way you wish. Just make sure there is a method to it so you can easily locate what you need.


You may be saying you just don’t have room for all that you need to keep! That is where garage storage area can make a difference. Shelving allows you to put everything into bins or containers on those shelves. You can label items so it is very easy to always find exactly what you are looking for.

There are many sizes to pick from when it comes to shelving units. Some of them are light, some are medium, and others are heavy duty. Think about the items you have and future items you may purchase. This will help you to get the right type. Slender and tall shelves can be great for limited space.

For items you use often, wider, and shorter shelves

Ideas for Antique Lounge

  • Go to thrift stores or pawn shops and look for antique ornaments. Ornaments such as porcelain dolls, vases or tea sets. Curved porcelain vases with gold trim filled with flowers create a wonderful scent and ambience in the lounge. Porcelain tea sets with floral patterns and tea cups with beautiful curved handles give you that antique look.
  • Find an antique display cabinet. Look for a display cabinet that has a glass door, precision carved frames, as well as decorative curved feet and handles. You can display the tea sets or porcelain dolls in the display unit which will accentuate the theme.
  • If you have a fireplace in your lounge, you can place antique ornaments on the mantle.
  • Look for a floral rug with a bold border and place it under the coffee table. Also find a wooden coffee table that has curved edges and carved designs in the legs. This combination will look beautiful in your lounge.
  • Find floral curtains to drape on your windows. Try to keep the floral design similar throughout the design elements. If you select a pink floral pattern for the rug, then the curtains should incorporate the same colours. If you select random floral patterns

Install Wooden Shutters

Each home and room is unique. The fact that you saw a beautiful house with or without shutters is not a reason for you to install or not install. The first decision you have to make is whether you need these shutters or not. Here are reasons why you should consider having shutters in your house.

Beauty- shutters are used to augment the aesthetics of a house. Wooden shutters add a flare of class when added inside or outside the house. The wood will fit into a traditional design because of its natural appeal as well as add a tone of class to modern designs. You will never get it wrong when you use wood for your shutters.
Privacy- the minute you close your wooden shutters, no one can see what is going on in your house. They are therefore perfect for town and even plantation houses. You will have full control over your life.

Value of the house- shutters are used to raise the value of a house. They give an impression of a meticulously built house. They also make the house to appear well cared for. This will drastically increase its value.


Back Splash for Kitchen

The first back splash we will look at is that of natural stone. There are lots of natural stone types to choose from. The nice thing about natural stone is that you can match your back splash to your counter tops. Different types of natural stone are granite, marble, and slate to name a few. Some of the pro points of using stone are that it fits with most kitchen styles. Natural stone is also tough and very durable. Another pro is that most natural stones are a variety of prices that can fit into most budgets. There are a couple of cons with natural stones. The first one is that it will need to be sealed regularly to help protect against stains from grease, food, and water. Also, stone tiles tend to trap dirt and grime.

Pebble tiles are considered a modern version of stone tiles. This choice has a very rustic feel to it and also provides a textured, three-dimensional effect. One of the large pros of pebble tiles would be that it is affordable. Another pro of pebble tile is that it is easy to install. This could be a large draw for the

Smart Storage Ideas

If you are among those who don’t want to throw, sell or give away your things but you wish to make your space more functional by being less occupied by objects you don’t use, you should consider mobile storage. There is a mobile storage company that does things a little differently from other storage companies. It makes storage a much easier and safer process for clients and you can benefit from their unique way of providing storage ideas. This is how they go about it:

– The company will bring a mobile storage POD to your home instead of you driving up to the storage units with your rented truck, or you hiring moving companies to transport your possessions to the storage unit you’re renting,. You have the option to hire the company’s professional packers/movers to pack your possessions, or you can go about packing yourself. The storage unit is right where you are and whatever packing strategy you use will easily work.

– The mobile storage company will provide you all the packing materials you need to protect your items as they’re transported from your home to the storage facility. Once you’re done packing everything

Beautiful Bay Shutters

  • Choose made to measure products: Using made to measure blinds provide a neat and tidy look to your house. These made to measure products includes blinds and other such ready to use materials to give your window bay an extra touch of luxury and appealing looks. Select from the varied blinds available in the market to enhance the beauty of your home.
  • Take expert’s assistance: It is better to take help from the local advisor about what should you opt for the beautiful windows of your house. Whether it is a blind, curtain or shutters. You can choose the best one from these three coverings that can add a touch of royalty to your house’s bay, bow and some corner windows. Coverings of all types can be customized according to the type of windows constructed in your house.
  • Let lots of lovely light in: Whatever covering you use for the bay windows, make sure that the covering can be used in both the ways, i.e. it allows light to enter and it can be used as a medium to enhance privacy. Already these windows are constructed in a house with an aim to allow maximum natural light to enter into your

Create Dazzling Design Center

Selections Should Shine:

Products should not be outshone but presented clearly with plenty of opportunity for easy interaction. Display shelves are a simple and effective way to highlight the star of the show! And, with large-scale samples positioned at the appropriate height and angle, home buyers will be able to easily browse options. Along with shelving, a well-lit, large work area allows consumers to interact freely with cabinet, countertop and flooring choices.

Vignettes Paired with a Smart Sales Team:

Much like a model home, vignettes help showcase how potential selections would look when installed. This not only satisfies the consumers need to visualize options, but it’s a simple and effective way for them to compare and contrast. Also, vignettes are an awesome approach for the sales team to spark conversation! A knowledgeable sales team should educate consumers on why they may choose to invest in a selection and guide the home owner to understanding product differences.

Keep the Customer Comfy:

Again, the selection process is personal, time-consuming and, above all, exhausting! Taking breaks during selections will be a must, so providing a place where home buyers can retreat and relax (away from the

Small Kitchen Renovations

Change those kitchen cabinets. Refinishing just the cabinets can freshen up a whole space. Yes, it’s a bit time consuming but it is way cheaper than a full renovation and best of all you can do the work yourself.

If you can’t change the cabinets, a smaller fix is to change the cabinet hardware. There are literally thousands of pulls and knobs to choose from that will bring that outdated kitchen up to where it belongs. Be sure to measure the holes in the old hardware though, so you can match them up with new or make sure the new covers them up.

A new tap is a great idea to spruce up a kitchen. Get one with a veggie sprayer and you’re good to go! They too come in all sorts of colours and designs that will leave you wondering why on earth you didn’t change it up sooner.

If you hate your counter tops and can’t afford brand new, there is always the option of having someone come in to fit new tops over the old, but if that’s not an option, there is special paint you can buy just for counters. Add

Keep Garage Safe All Times

1. Always try to keep your garage as clean as possible. Sort through the items in your garage and have them stored up in shelves or cabinets. Anything that shouldn’t be in there, should be removed. To minimize the chances of a trip fall, ensure no item is kept on the floor.

2. Eliminate all fire hazards. Lots of fire accidents start from the garage. The main reason is your gas and oil containers that you store in there. Keeping away inflammable materials away from electricity, and installing fireproof garage roofs will help reduce fire hazards and potentially save your property.

3. Make sure your garage door is maintained properly. Garage doors pose a great deal of threat, they are mostly operated by electricity and a little malfunctioning component can spell a fatal disaster. In addition to that, any broken component can cause a serious injury, so it is recommended you get a professional to carry out the required maintenance. It was estimated, that about 30 000 people are injured every year as a result of garage door malfunction. Do your best to stay away from that statistics.

4. Don’t let your kids keep their

Decor And Furniture For Living Room

Most people start decorating their home with the living room. This is a room where family and friends gather to visit, watch seasonal sports, games, or movies. With that in mind selecting the right furniture for easy care and comfort is very important. The starting point for your furniture selection is choosing the right couch.

Couch provides more seating to gather and is inviting for larger guests. There are large selection of couches to choose from such as leather, suede or cloth/upholstered. There are also variety of shapes to select as well. There is standard couch that seats about 3 people or sectional that can seat as many as 5 to 6 people. Most popular type of couch is sectional which is preferred type of seating specially for large families. Aside from larger seating choice it also offers comfort. A sectional couch is usually made up of two or more pieces and is accompanied by large pillows to afford comfort and ease. Decorating around sectional couch is easy. You can use accent color pillows and utilize side tables for food and drinks. If your living room is large enough you can also add accent furniture such as

Make Home Quieter Place

  • Cut down on noisemakers- Consider buying quiet appliances for your home including house fans, kitchen appliances etc. Buying quiet appliances is even more beneficial if they are to be kept nearby living or sleeping areas. Maintenance of existing appliances is also an important part of the equation. If you find something unusual, get it checked or repaired by the technician as soon as possible.
  • Use sound absorbing materials- The material that helps to reduce and absorbing the unwanted sound are something that every house owner would love to have. There are a lot of things that will work as a barrier that reflects and absorbs the noise entering your house. These acoustic barriers are quite helpful in minimizing the outdoor noises and absorbing the interior sounds. Ensure getting a spec sheet prepared by the tradesman so that you can check and approve it before its installation.
  • Install sound blocking doors- The largest opening in a house is its doorway. And a lot of sounds enters from this way. Thus, it is better to install weatherstrip or solid doors to effectively block the unwanted sound rays entering your house. The solid doors are quite expensive because of their thickness and are also

Blunders to Avoid Exterior Shutters

1. Not taking professional help:

First of all, for picking up the right shutter, it is always advisable to consult a professional in order to make the best decision unless you have a flair for decoration. Professionals can recommend the best possible exterior shutters based on your need.

2. Not taking proper measurement:
Avoid installing shutters that don’t fit the window openings. Shutters should be properly sized and shaped to cover the window opening totally when they’re shut. Properly sized shutters overlap firmly between the exterior window casings, leaving only a limited spacing at the border.

3. Not installing and designing shutters properly:

Shutters if not properly installed, can ruin the entire appearance of your house. Try not to introduce louvered screens backward. Louvers should be constructed in a fixed and open position so that it allows a certain amount of air and light to circulate. Shutters should be able to shed water far from the window when they’re shut in order to obstruct the water from entering the house. That’s the reason louvers must be slanted to the outside of the house when they’re closed to let the water flow outwards. In the