Archive for November, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Want a new look? Consult an interior decorator

Want to add zing to your house? Well, redo your house completely and give it a new look. It will make your house look different and you will definitely love it. However, redoing the house is no mean task and you should always seek professional help for the same. Hire an interior decorator.

After you have decided how you want to style your house, visit the model homes and show houses to check out the work of interior designers you like. You can get in touch with each of the interior designers and talk to them to find out whether they can work with you or not.

The fee that the designers will charge is also an important consideration. Keeping in mind the style of the designers, compatibility and fee, opt for that designer who you think will be able to give you what you are looking for. Before starting the work, sign a contract with your interior decorator. Clarify how you will handle cost overruns.

PostHeaderIcon Clean window panes with home made liquids

Everyone wants to keep their home squeaky clean and you are obviously no different. Cleaning the window panes and glasses is an integral part of housekeeping and you have to clean the windows at regular intervals to make sure that there is no accumulated dirt or grease on the panes.

The best way to clean the window panes is to use some homemade liquid. You can make a windowpane cleaning liquid at home by using a couple of cups of water, 3 tablespoons of vinegar and half a tablespoon of liquid dish detergent. A mixture of 1 gallon of lukewarm warm and half a cup of white vinegar works well on the window panes as well.

Spray your windowpanes with your preferred homemade liquid and then use crumpled newspaper to wipe the panes. Newspapers prevent the streaks. Never clean the windowpanes when the sunrays fall on the windows directly. The panes will dry instantly leaving behind streaks.

PostHeaderIcon Organize your wardrobe for more space

You just cannot put off organizing your wardrobe for a day more, but don’t know where to start from? Organizing the wardrobe can be a difficult and cumbersome task but doing it right can save you a lot of time and space. You should always organize your wardrobe in a manner so that you can make the most of your wardrobe space.

It is the best to organize your clothes by type, color and length. You can stack clothes in categories like skirts, shirts, trousers etc. You should arrange the shirts according to their sleeves with the sleeveless ones coming first. If you want to arrange the skirts by color, start with the light colored ones moving onto the darker shades.

For the trousers and skirts, use hangers. The hangers allow you to make maximum use of your space. Hangers come in handy if you do not have much vertical space in your wardrobe.

PostHeaderIcon Furnish lounge with comfortable sofas

Creating a lounge in the house is a great idea. And the best thing about a lounge is that you can create it in just about any area in your house. Lounges are way less formal than a living area and your pals will love hanging out and relaxing in your lounge. However, decorating the lounge is an important consideration and you have to make sure that the area looks elegant.

The seating arrangement is the most important part of decorating the lounge and you just cannot go wrong with it. Opt for sectional seating with comfortable sofas that are low to the ground. Having an ottoman in front of the sofa is a wonderful idea.

Coming to the color of the sofa, try out something different. Red, purple or yellow colored sofas will look great. If the lounge is closed from the other parts of the house opt for sofas in some daring colors. Bold colors like chocolate brown or turquoise will work wonders for your lounge.

PostHeaderIcon Renovate your dining table using paints

Do you need to replace the old dining table in your kitchen but cannot do it because you are on a tight budget? If that is the case, here is some good news. You can actually renovate your dining table without burning a hole in your pocket. Salvage your old dining table by using paint to renovate it.

To give your dining table a chic appearances use two different colors of paints. First use sand paper to clean the table and even out the scratches. Then with some elbow grease remove the stains. Paint the tabletop with some natural color like tan, beige or brown. And for the legs opt for a darker shade like red or blue.

If you don’t like the idea of two colors just add a fresh coat to your table to give it a brand new look. Opt for a color that is already in your kitchen but is not prominent. You can use stencils to add fun designs to your dining table. Your kids will love it.

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