A dark and dreary room can seem uninviting and even downright depressing and doesn't make for a good place for the family and friends to gather. However, just painting the room white and adding oversized lamps that are actually bothersome to the eyes is not always a good solution. Note a few other simple but effective ways you can add brightness and light to any space. Opt for high-gloss paint
25 May 2017
The window treatments you choose for a room, meaning the coverings for the windows, are actually very important. The right treatments can add softness and warmth to a space and make it seem cosy and inviting; however, window treatments can also easily overpower the space, clash with furniture, or make the room seem industrial an drab. Note a few tips for choosing the right window treatments for any room in your home, so you know you get something you'll love for years to come.
17 May 2017
If your residence's windows have timber framing, you may find that these frames have started to disintegrate as the years go by. The deterioration is usually caused by weathering and can manifest in various ways. Most commonly, timber frames will be affected by decay, causing the frame to feel spongy. You may also find that the frames have started to warp or crack. It is not advisable to ignore these structural damages, as the frames will gradually be losing their ability to keep your windowpanes securely in place.
16 May 2017
Bi-fold and sliding doors are a great way to combine the visibility of floor to ceiling windows with the entrance and exiting points of a door. That said, there are plenty of reasons why you'll be glad you opted for sliding doors over bi-fold, and here are just four. 1. Less Framework The main benefit of choosing sliding doors over bi-fold doors is that the former offer far superior visibility.
16 May 2017
There are various types of windows you can choose for your home. Windows may differ in the framing material but are mostly categorised depending on the mechanism of operation in terms of how they open or close. Most windows will only open in one direction. Casement windows will open to the side, while sash windows will slide either up or down. One type of window that may be less well-known to homeowners is tilt and turn windows.
16 May 2017
Although windows are in plain sight in the home, not many homeowners pay much attention to them. As long as they are streaming in natural light and keep out the elements, people tend to consider that they are working just fine. However, broken windowpanes do not exclusively cause window repairs. If you have an old home or if the window frames have become compromised, the functionality of your windows can decrease significantly.
11 May 2017
Stage set designers have an interesting job: they need to create a flexible, life-size diorama in a very limited space, and figure out ways to make it as changeable as possible while still conveying a strong message. This is no easy task, and the best set designers study for years or even decades before they're able to take charge of a production of their own. When you think about it, though, a garden is a little like a stage set.
30 November 2016