One great tip for interior design is to be sure that drapes, curtains and blinds match your room. Having modern blinds, yet old drapes will make the room appear very odd. Additionally, your window dressing should match your furniture as well.
My Bigger Half and i already conserve water well, typically using less than 1,000 gallons/month — even with my greenhouse. Water savings isn’t the focus here, though it’s important to us. It’s more about not polluting ground water and for disturbing the land the very least we can. We’ll still pay the water company as if we are using 2,000 gallons/month. We just won’t have a 750-ish square foot leach field marring the land, or a holding tank to deal with.
Well, there are certain aspects that can easily be done by any home owner. However, there are a few that cannot. What you can do is take care of the initial steps yourself as they are not difficult and only take a bit of time and effort. The first step of this process is always the cleaning and de-cluttering of your home. Cleaning is self-explanatory. Clean your home from top to bottom, every room, every corner, every closet. Surfaces should shine like they never have before. Try to think about your home being featured in a cuisine at home, how would you want it to look? That is essentially what is going to happen, the only difference being is that your home will be appearing online where it is available to seen by far more than the average readership of any magazine.
Carpet flooring in Denver isn’t practical when you have kids or pets. They show everything. If you think you would miss having the soft plush under your feet, you can always opt for area rugs and runners. These can be laid down on top of the wood floors and peeled up from time to time for heavy duty cleaning and even for a new look.
When My Bigger Half and I started designing our new home in 2002, a friend pointed us to a “new” dual flush toilet. The concept was new to me, though evidently Caroma has been selling dual-flush toilets in australia for a long time. We liked what we saw — literally; it was demonstrated by a plumbing store in Denver. We bought four of them: one for the yurt we lived in as the house was being built, and three for the house.
Copper is an appealing metallic color and can be used to blend in with many themes. But you have to be careful as it can go wrong if it is not matched with a good matching color. Copper blends well with pale colors and natural tones as it is a natural tone and shines as well. Because of Copper’s natural tones, it will blend well with a granite or marble countertop. In order to have a more hygienic environment in your kitchen, you will want to have a stone based work table which is better for cutting raw meat and vegetables thereby promoting food safety.
Bathrooms and bedrooms are always a sanctuary or at least they should be. You’d be amazed what a few simple projects can do to your rooms. For the bedroom, try painting the trim on the windows and doorways a deep chocolate, switching out the metal or plastic mini-blinds for a dark wood bamboo blind. A new bed-in-a bag can cost you as little as and still look modern and fresh. Martha Stewart’s bed-in-bags are surprisingly classy and comfortable. Add a small lamp behind a cornered bed or behind a larger item on the dresser, (Television) the lighting in the room will be soft and inviting.
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