Guest Post Jason Phillips
We all want our homes to look chic and trending, and today there are a lot of alternatives to look at. Nowadays everyone wants to go green, so guess what? Eco-friendly furniture is convenient, affordable, and stylish. This year it's all about personal style, color, unusual materials, and vintage influences. So let's have a closer look at some really cool furniture design trends for 2014.
This year's most prominent trend in home design is called 'individualized interior'. Many homeowners want their spaces to portray their personality, history, and family values. Homes today often include both modern with vintage influences. While some people go after the vintage and antique interior looks, others like a touch of color and modern elements. Here are some really hip examples:
- Metal & glass tables - these beautiful decor items are not just trendy, they're also practical. Forget about old-fashioned coffee tables and think outside the box. Glass tables reflect natural light which means they (Read More.....)
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Guest Post Jason Phillips
Who doesn’t love their kitchen cabinets when they’re new? As much as we’d want them to remain in perfect condition for years, at some point the finish and paint will wear off. The good news is you don’t have to invest another $5,000 to buy new cabinets because you can always reface them. Refacing cabinets is a trending remodeling idea because it allows homeowners to give their kitchens a complete makeover.
Is that old beige making your space look dull and unappealing? No problem; we have a fresh coat of purple paint waiting to bring your kitchen back to life. Let’s get this party started!
Removing the hardware
Let’s start with removing the hardware from your cabinets. Grab a screwdriver (or a drill) and start taking out handles, knobs, pulls, (Read More.....)
The Chelsea cast iron radiator was originally commissioned for the Chelsea Barracks Officers Mess
Guest Post- Mike Smith, Woworads Ltd
Classic Victorian cast iron radiators have enjoyed a revival over the past few years, with decorators and interior designers incorporating them into many homes. Radiators add a certain feel to a room, adding a finishing touch to a chosen theme is such a nice way, and this is especially true of the many stylised Victorian radiators. Modern versions of these radiators are not only great aesthetically but they are also energy efficient too, which is another reason they have become so popular in many homes today.
There are some stunning collections of cast iron radiators around that come in a variety of finishes. Installing cast iron radiators in a bathroom adds that finishing touch and this is especially true of the more ornate designs. A bathroom is one of the most important rooms in a house where everyone loves to relax and soak in a bath. Creating a nice environment makes it that much more enjoyable.
The décor in a living room says a lot about the owner. (Read More.....)
Vintage Ornate Door Knocker Drawer Pull w Back Plate Architectural Salvage pdj2011
If you have ever gone through the kitchen remodeling process, you might be well aware of the costs associated with upgrading your existing cabinets. Brand new cabinetry will take up a huge chunk out of your remodeling budget. Sometimes it becomes necessary to install the brand new cabinets when the old ones are in very poor condition. But if your goal is just to refresh the look of your kitchen with (Read More.....)
Renovation of your kitchen with coastal theme is not so easy at it seems, most of the times people over do the settings and colorization to portray the seaside image. It comes up with a messy look of overstuffed beachy elements.
While remodeling your coastal kitchen, you need to pick each element with respect of rest of the layout to attain a well-structured design. Don’t make clusters of similar kinds and colors to build the theme, rather go for forming a flow of items placed nicely to elaborate the room with complete picture. This piece of writing will explain various factors and elements that can compose the real design inspired from coastal areas.
For dressing a room with a particular theme, you need to decide the colors to start with. Coastal themes mostly base on few colors mainly with aqua, blue, light blue, white, pastel green and beige. If you wish to keep the kitchen zone calm and light then use white and lighter shades of aqua or blue to illustrate (Read More.....)
Designer Jeanette Whitson
Guest Post- Denish Verma
Cabinets, being an integral part of wardrobe provide sufficient space for storage of distinctive objects. One can say that it has both commercial and personal use. It is used in diverse places, whether it is home, shop, hospitals, schools or offices, the design changes as per the need and requirement of the customers.
Lots of techniques and tools are used in the production of kitchen cabinets. It can be in-built in wall or can be constructed as free standing. The in-built cabinets are customized and fixed against wall or stand on the floor. It can be either framed or even non-framed. The modular kitchen cabinets are usually inbuilt along with a provision of shelves for regular use item to be placed. Wall mounted cabinets with slides, drawers and doors to cover unwanted items are more useful for home and are preferred by the people.
Usually, wood is the main material that is used for the construction of the products. But nowadays lots of other material like glass, wrought iron and other synthetic materials are used for commercial cabinets. Plywood, plastic (Read More.....)
Late Gustavian three-drawer chest, Sweden circa 1830, with marble top, brass hardware and gilding in the corner post reeding- CUPBOARDS & ROSES Swedish Antiques
There are many different hardware styles for furniture, depending on the look you're going for and the area of the house the piece is located. You'll find cabinet knobs, cabinet pulls, cup pulls, appliance pulls, and bail pulls, to name a few. When deciding what hardware to purchase for your furniture or cabinets, it's a good idea to keep in mind the color and style of the cabinet or drawer and the from which time period the piece is.
Choosing the correct hardware style can be one of the hardest decisions when remodeling, so let's take a look at the different hardware styles available to make your decision a little bit easier.
When deciding on hardware for your household furniture and cabinets, you'll have a variety of styes from which to choose. Common styles include Chippendale, French, dragon, arbor, scalloped, and Hepplewhite. The style you need depends on the type of furniture the hardware will be used on (Read More.....)