Designing A Room With A View

Posted by admin in Home Improvement, House and Home on 13-07-2018

A sunroom is a nice addition to the home to consider whether you want an area for entertaining family and friends or you want a place where you can relax while enjoying the sunshine. There are many designs to choose from and numerous ways to decorate a sunroom depending on the space that you have to work with and the style that you enjoy. When you begin looking at sunrooms San Diego companies can design, try to have a general plan in place and a budget to prevent looking at ideas that you can’t afford or that you don’t like.

One of the ideas that you can consider is an entertainment sunroom. This is an option that you might want to design if the room is enclosed but still has large windows for allowing sunshine inside. Set up the room with comfortable seating options as well as a television and lamps. Use patterns and colors that are attractive and vibrant so that they will keep the attention of your guests.

Another idea to consider would be to expand your living room so that it’s brighter and has the look and feel of a sunroom. While the sunroom is separate from the living room, it still offers some of the comforts of the house, such as a couch, chair, and end tables. When you design your sunroom, try to have multiple entry points. One should be on the side of your home. Sliding doors work well, but French doors are also an option if you want an elegant look. Another entrance should be from the yard to the sunroom. You can install lights along a path that leads to the entry door outside. If one entry isn’t used much of the time, then consider utilizing the door as additional wall space for hanging pictures and decorations.

A Bit Of Charm From Hardwood Floors

Posted by admin in Furniture and Fixture, Home Improvement, House and Home on 11-01-2018


If you’re looking for a type of flooring in your home that is easy to keep clean and that offers a modern and sophisticated look, then consider hardwood flooring. This type of flooring can also create an older and charming look in a home with the right color of hardwood floor and if the floor is stained to create the older appearance. One of the benefits of any kind of hardwood flooring in Highland Village that is installed in a home is that it will enhance the overall look. It can make a small room appear larger and make the home feel warm and inviting to guests and the family.

Another benefit is that hardwood flooring blends with just about any design in the home. Even if you decide to paint the walls, change the furniture or change the decorations in the home, you won’t have to worry about changing the flooring because it’s a neutral color. If you want to add texture to the floor, then you can use a rug or a runner in a hallway. One benefit of hardwood floors, especially if you have children or pets, is that they are easy to keep clean. All you need to do is clean them with a broom or a dust mop as well as a mop with a minimal amount of water. You can also use a mop that has wet wipes instead of using a sponge mop. You can usually sweep or mop the floor about once a week to keep it clean.

Hardwood flooring is strong. As long as it’s well-maintained, then it will last for years. Laminate hardwood will last for a long time as well, but it’s thinner than standard hardwood and can sometimes tear when you move furniture or if you have pets that like to scratch surfaces. Wooden floors help to improve the acoustics in any room of the home, making it easier to hear what everyone is saying instead of straining to listen to each other. This is a benefit if there are older people who visit or who live in the house.

Designing With Ceramic Tile

Posted by admin in Home Improvement, House and Home on 11-12-2017

Ceramic tile is a versatile material that can be used for many projects in the home. You can blend function and aesthetic appeal using decorative ceramic tile in any room of the home. Most people use this kind of tile in the bathroom or kitchen. The tiles come in a variety of sizes depending on the size of the area that you want to cover. Some tiles have a glaze on them and will be shinier than tiles that don’t have a glaze. You can get ceramic tiles in numerous colors and patterns, making it easy to blend them together to create a design on the wall or on the floor.

Mosaic tiles are an option if you want to create a look of depth in the room. These tiles have a picture or design etched onto the surface. They are ideal for rooms in the home that don’t have a lot of other decorations or colors. If you just want to add a splash of color to a room, then get accent tiles. These are simple and easy to install. You can use these tiles to create a pattern or just to highlight an area along the floor or on the wall where you don’t want to paint or use other materials. A design idea for the bathroom is to cover the exterior of a free-standing tub with tiles of two or three different colors but in the same color family. You could also use two colors and beige or white, creating a design on the sides of the tub instead of keeping it a plain color.

The kitchen is a room in the home where you can use larger pieces of ceramic tile on the walls or on the floor. Highlight an area on the kitchen wall, such as a fireplace or a cabinet, by installing tiles of one color in this area and tiles that are a contrasting color on the rest of the wall. Consider white walls with only a few ceramic tiles along the top or on shelves to create a striking appearance in the room that is pleasing to view.

Going Green for Home Furnishings

Posted by admin in Eco-Friendly, Furniture and Fixture, Green, Home Decors, Home Improvement, House and Home, House Tips on 07-12-2017

No matter how special a home may be, after a few years it will inevitably be time to do a major spiff up. Yet, when it’s time to do a serious upgrade on a home, the work of making a home that much more polished and beautiful can extend far beyond just painting the walls and installing new carpeting and drapes. A major home upgrade that counts should also include putting in some wonderful new furnishings that add to the feeling of warmth that home gives out.

New Furnishings Make All The Difference

New furniture, especially furniture that is made with an extra dose of care and concern for your home as well as the world we live in, makes all the difference in how that home feels. Today there are excellent choices out there in furniture and home decor that is made with a real concern for the environment, like green furniture that is made with natural, sustainable materials that keep on over time without robbing the planet of its beauty and health.

Why Not Go Green?

Many manufacturers of everything from Mission-style couches, chairs and desks as well as organic mattresses are now committed to using natural materials that are free from toxic chemicals. Lounging in green furniture is an amazing experience, as this type of furniture has all the incredible warmth that comes from materials that come from nature.

Sleeping on an organic mattress, covered in clean, smooth organically created pillows and sheets is an experience like no other. This type of bed will give you a healthy sleep that is incredibly peaceful, free from the stresses that a bed treated with toxic chemicals can bring. Organically created mattresses come in a variety of sizes and styles, so there is something available to suit every kind of person.

So, when it comes time to make your home into something really special, remember that a home redo involves more than just installing new tiles and putting fresh paint on the walls. Give a thought to adding extra warmth to your home, by investing in furniture that is totally green and natural.

Tips for Making a Home Senior Friendly

Posted by admin in Bathroom, Home Improvement, House Tips on 07-12-2017

When it comes to making a home senior friendly, there are quite a few changes that need to be considered. The following tips can help individuals in this situation.

The first area to look at is the pathways into the home. Look at the sidewalks, driveway, and entrance way of the home. If there are cracks or uneven surfaces, this can create danger zones. It may be necessary to smooth the surfaces and add nonslip flooring in the entrance way to make it safe for elderly individuals. It may be necessary to install ramps or rails if there are stairs going up to the home.

The next area to look at is the bathroom. Safe and accessible bathrooms do not just happen. You need to put some forethought into making the bathroom and shower area safe for seniors. Slips and falls can happen in the bathroom area because of water and humidity. Nonskid bath mats or strips can be used to prevent falls and accidents. Make sure that these are sturdy and of high quality. Grab bars and rails may also need to be installed next to the toilet or in the shower or tub. You can make a bath time a time of peace and quiet for a senior individual by doing improvements, like a bathtub to shower conversion if necessary.

Another area to consider is the kitchen. Making this a senior friendly area may also add to the decor of the room. Think about how a person’s manual dexterity changes as they age. A couple of things that you may consider include switching to appliances that have easy push buttons or converting to a swing or wall oven. It may be a good idea to change to open shelving or to use glass cabinet doors so that it is easier to identify certain items without a lot of effort.

It is good to look at the faucets that are in the kitchen as well as the bathroom. Make sure that the pressure of the water is steady. Also, revise the water heater to make sure that it is set at a comfortable temperature that will not cause burning or scalding. Take time to insulate any exposed pipes that carry hot water. It may be a good idea to install pedal controlled faucets as opposed to using a normal kitchen lever or turn faucet.

These are just a few ideas to help you make your home as senior friendly as possible.

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