Tuesday, September 9, 2014

What should I consider before renovating?

Should you renovate your home? Is it the sensible thing to do? Here are some handy tips to help determine whether you can afford to renovate - and whether it's worth it......

There are 10 things to think about before you renovate:-

1) Budget, budget, budget
2) Find the right contractor
3) Be realistic
4) Do your research 
5) It's all in the details
6) Get advice
7) Don't have any regrets
8) Renovate for the future
9) Check in every day
10) Have fun! 

Just click HERE to read the full article.

There are many things to consider when you’re thinking of renovating your home. Take stock and think about what you want to do with your home. Check your budget, plan your finances, contact any experts for quotes, and identify any problems in advance. Also consider whether you’ll need council approval if you’re making significant changes like extensions.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tips for decorating a small living room

Hi there! today I am going to make some sharing regarding the title Tips for decorating a small living room. As I had mentioned on my previous post on August 29, in many of today's new home builds, either your living room or family room will be a smaller  room.  There are many things that can be done to help visually enlarge smaller spaces. There are ways to use darker colours and larger scale furniture in smaller spaces, but their successful use takes a trained eye.  If you want to decorate a small room  with confidence the following ideas are easily applied.  

Choose light  furniture with simple lines 

There's only one thing I would change in this room. With everything else  so light , I find the darker wood of the table somewhat harsh. Something lighter would be more cohesive.

Elle Decor
Choose furniture first and look for pieces that are light in colour and have legs. Lighter colours occupy less visual weight and legs provide an unobstructed view of the floor, allowing the space to appear more open.  Coffee and end tables in metal and glass also allow the eye to move through the pieces consuming little visual space while dark wood furniture has the opposite effect.  The cow hide ottoman above works because it is overall light and has great legs. It also serves to connect the tones of the wood pieces in the room. Click HERE to read more......

Many of these ideas will work in much larger rooms too. The most important thing to remember is to select furniture that is the right scale for the space you are decorating.  

"Design My Room" Tools

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