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October 14, 2016 1:27 pm

Carpet Selection: Find The Best Carpet For Your Home

Nothing gets close to the feeling of a soft, luxurious carpet under your feet at the end of a long day. Carpeting provides a comfortable spot for you and the whole family. It makes any room look well finished and cosier. While it requires regular maintenance that might seem like a time taking the job, there is no substitute for the uses it has, for example absorbing sound, providing safety against injuries, safety for kids, warmth, and general comfort.

With so many options available on the market, choosing the right carpet can be a difficult decision to make. It is important to know the core factors to keep in mind while choosing the right carpet for your needs. Read on to find out what things you need to take into consideration before buying one.

 

Shopping for a carpet is just quite similar to shopping for a car. It involves a hefty financial investment. The options available can make your head spin. Having a carpet fitter will make the whole process a lot easier. An ordinary sales person may tell you that a certain carpet is a good investment but do not rely on their word alone to make this decision. While you should ask him/her to show you the signs of quality being marketed to you, it is important to repeat this process with multiple carpet fitters. The trick to buying a good carpet is to get quotes from multiple carpet fitters to find the cheapest price for the carpet you like. Carpet fitters will usually guide you through the following

  • Face weight
  • A tuft twist
  • A density rating
  • Is it BCF or staple fiber construction?
  • Texture retention warranty

 

Before speaking to the carpet fitter, come prepared with a rough estimate or a floor plan of your room and its layout. You should know how much carpet you need. Your carpet fitter will make further calculations. Don’t end up buying an overly expensive carpet when you can easily make do with something cheap that can fulfill your requirements. Most of the times, the splurge is unnecessary and a cheap carpet does all the work for less money.

 

Salespeople have a tendency to exaggerate your needs and the carpets qualities. This ends up in you paying for something that doesn’t suit your needs in the long run. Always get a number of estimates, compare the above-mentioned factors and check out any carpet sales going on in your area.

Get at least three to four estimates which include a floor plan with measurements for each carpet. Don’t forget to tell the salespeople that you’ll be getting several estimates, this way they end up setting a better price. The more they think that the competition might snag away a deal, the better price you get. Do not discuss the amounts of any estimates you are getting from the others or who they might be.

While getting a quote, ask the carpet fitter to factor in the costs of the carpet, pad, delivery, installation, labor, old carpet removal etc. This will save you from getting overcharged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30, 2016 3:29 pm

Benefits of Adding Indoor Plants

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up each day with the smell of fresh clean air inside your home sweet home? You don’t really have to go outside just to feel the nature; why not bring nature inside your home? Plants add not only freshness but as well as beauty to indoor and outdoor spaces. There is actually more to plants than just the beauty they posses. Plants being part of an interior design is so much more than a piece to add on an aesthetically pleasing design arrangement. Adding indoor plants to offices and of course at home does a lot of things and provides a tranquil environment where you can relax, work and live. Here are some of the wonders that indoor plants do for your space:

Less Stress

plant-1081856_640Exposure to greenery makes us feel more comfortable and more relaxed and with plants surrounding us, we feel less stress. Statistics show that workers benefit from an office with green interior landscaping as they become more focused at work and more productive. Some studies show that minor health concerns like headache and fatigue are also reduced in the presence of green plants.

Improved Air Quality

Plants are well known and proven to improve air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing it back into the environment as oxygen that we breathe for us to survive. They also absorb harmful toxins and chemicals lurking in the air thus purifying the air we breathe. The air is fresher and cooler with plants around.

Improves Health

Most of us see flowers or plants as it is while we don’t always realize the amazing health benefits that these beauties possess. It is common knowledge that anywhere we go, the air we breathe could be harboring unhealthy invisible toxins that could be detrimental to health and even our home does not exempt from that. Plants are known to absorb different toxins in the air making it cleaner and fresher. With this, minor health issues like colds, headaches, coughs, sore throats and flu-like symptoms are lessened. People surrounded with plants in work places feel less stressed at work and are more productive. Stress causes so much complications in the body, with the help of plants placed inside your office, home and other spaces can help you veer away from stress which causes illness.

Sharpening Focus 

Plants give a tranquil feel in the environment. It is also known to absorb noise in the atmosphere. The quieter the place, the lesser the stress thus the sharper the focus becomes.

September 21, 2016 3:30 am

Choosing the right furniture for your space

Choosing your furniture for your home can be bittersweet. Yes, it can be a lot of fun and also a kind of nightmare. Furniture hunting is a fun part of home decorating but it should be taken seriously. Well some pieces can be actually expensive. You might not want to get impulsive in buying the furniture only to end up realizing that it doesn’t go well with the other pieces because it steers away from the concept of your home. It can be difficult to find useful, comfortable pieces that fits and shows your personal style and at the same time pieces that create a cohesive interior to your home. It requires a lot of making sense on both practical and aesthetic factors.

To avoid making wrong decisions when finding the right furniture for your space, it is wise to create a floor plan where you can sketch your room and note measurements of every space you have for you to have a quick guide when finding furniture item that can fit your space. Planning your space and having a vision of what your space would look like will help you utilize your space efficiently.

living-room-1517166_640Determine how your space will be used

For instance your living room, since this is probably one of the most used spaces at home, you can pick different kinds of furniture to bring this room life. Especially if you have children at home and your living room is used all the time, it is best that you do not only focus entirely on how your space would look like with the furniture, it is also important that you choose the furniture that will be able to last long time.

Furniture pieces must complement with the the theme

All pieces should complement each other and must be in line with the overall theme or style of the space. The pieces you add must be complementary in terms of color, style or figure. If the interior design theme is modern, the furniture and decors must also be something modern and when you prefer vintage, then the furniture pieces must also be something old looking or has an antique touch to it.

Consider both design and comfort

Suitable furniture must both bring comfort and should be inviting. At first glance, the design usually influence the choice of furniture. While the color, style and form catches your attention, comfort must not be made minor in priority of finding the right furniture for your space. It would be much a success if you are able to put together comfort and style in the furniture.

Go for the right quality

In almost any purchases, quality always wins. It is wiser to consider the totality of the furniture starting from its materials. Mostly, those luxurious pieces have the highest quality than the cheap ones so it will last longer. If you are on a budget and given that most of the sturdiest furniture are quite pricey, determine the furniture that would probably be used most of the time and prioritize quality on those pieces.

 

September 5, 2016 7:33 am

Tips on how to brighten up your space

If you want your originally dark room or space to be brighter, all you have to do is fix the colors around you. Starting from your walls you can change the color to a more brighter tone, and if possible add decorative pieces and furniture to bring life to a dull space. The color of the room actually makes up the mood of a particular room or space.

Choosing the color of the paint for your home should be something that you should carefully plan of. It is actually the least expensive, easiest and most conventional way to brighten your space. Whether you are remodeling or building your home, the color representing the walls of your home makes all the difference. The color you choose for your home can actually make or break the whole look of your home.

Just Add white

Never underestimate the power of white in illuminating a dim room. White reflects so much light that it goes well for all colors available. It gives a fresh feel to any room and makes a space seem light and airy. You can play so much with colors when it comes to decorating your space with a white wall.

Dark Tones vs Light Tones

For a space that isn’t really big, choosing a paint color in dark tones will make the room feel more smaller and makes living stuffy. Painting your space in light tones makes a small room seem larger and with the presence of sunlight, the room becomes brighter and airy. However if you just can’t help painting your wall with your favorite dark color, assign one wall with a lighter color or white to breathe in some space into the room.

room-932321_640Choose the right furniture

Everything that you have in your house can help set up the mood for your home. Rooms that have few windows or light fixtures can feel small and dark. In making home improvements that aims to light up a room can be done with slight furniture changes and adding light fixtures or total remodeling such as changing wall color, changing furniture with brighter tones, adding more windows (if possible) and more. Even for your darkest rooms, there is always a conventional way to bring in lighten up the feel and look of a dark room.

Add accents to your wall

Another way to add some color without making the space darker is by adding accents along the ceiling. You can try to add stenciled accent trim or make a stencil shapes that suits your taste such as flowers, leaves and even abstract designs. You can use your favorite paint color to add pretty patterns to your wall.

Add mirrors

Add pieces that contributes light source. Talking about light source, it does not only limit to adding a few bulbs and lamps around the house. Adding a few mirror to a space will reflect whatever light source that leaks into the room . Doing so, the space will become a little brighter. This also gives the illusion of a larger space.

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