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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Lighting at Home

Unfortunately the more we use lighting at home, the more electricity we have to pay, and that is not cheap at all these days. So the only way to save a bit on the electricity costs with lights is by using the proper illumination system that use less electricity.

Also depending on where you install your illumination source, it will give you more or less visibility. For example installing a ceiling chandelier will give you more light source than a wall mounted one. Of course using ceiling lights everywhere in the home is not feasible, so around the place where you have installed the lighting, you need to use reflecting colors that will help give out more light and make your room brighter. Another thing you can do is use lighter colored wall paints instead of wall paper in the rooms as these also reflect light much better than paper.

Installing mirrors in some rooms is another way to reflect light back. By having an extra mirror in the bedroom for example you achieve sometimes twice the illumination that you’d otherwise get without it.

Bathroom Wall Cabinet

You have choices when it comes to the material of your bathroom wall cabinet. The most popular bathroom cabinets are wood. They can also be made of materials such as glass. Wood is the most popular partially because it is the most diverse.

Glass cabinets are the right choice for some but if you are going for a classic look you will want to have wood. They can be made of almost any hardwood. This allows them to blend in with almost any design you might now have in your bathroom.

When choosing a wall cabinet there are a variety you can choose from. This may seem confusing. You can find almost any type of shape, size, or color imaginable. Deciding on one can be difficult.

Arm yourself with knowledge before heading out to the home improvement store. You can do quite a bit of research online. You will want to review your choices in manufacturer, style, color, and construction. You will be better able to handle making choices when you get to the store. This will increase your confidence and give you a better chance at choosing a cabinet you will be pleased with.

One common mistake made by people is to choose a cabinet that is too large. A large cabinet will make your bathroom seem smaller.

The most important thing is that it blends into the current scheme you have in your bathroom. Be careful with your size and color choice. You want to end up with both a good look and storage space.

Modern Wall Decor

The walls of your home represent the largest interior space. It is also the part which can bring an entirely different atmosphere inside the house if properly designed. To the eyes of an interior designer, the walls are like over-sized blank canvases with unlimited decorating potential. To make your home as inviting and as comfortable as a 5-star hotel room, all you need are some wall decor, stylish home accents, a unique concept and a good harmony of colors and hues. Also, modern wall art and modern wall decor are elegant and stylish additions that can bring out individualism and can give your home a distinct feature.

Before decorating your walls, you should first decide if you will be working with a small and cozy room or a room with lots of space. The size of the area will let you know what wall elements will work for you. For small rooms, avoid using wallpaper with a large bold design. This will only make the room look more narrow and plain. Also, stay away from light-colored paint when decorating a very large living room. It will only make the living room look too impersonal and bland. Look around the space you will be working on and plan your decorating process. Designing a large or small wall space are both challenging so you need to be careful which type of modern wall art and modern wall decor you will use.

Choosing a decorating style for your wall is also an important part of the process. Having a particular style can narrow your choice of what types of wall decor and home accents you should use to complement the overall design. More importantly, choose a concept that reflects your taste and not so much by the style itself. So maybe if you are living in a beach cottage, your wall decoration will usually show the colors of the ocean or if you are living in a modern New York apartment, its appropriate to make your walls feature a sleek and streamlined design.

DIY Kitchen Wall Tiles

Preparation is Key

Any form of tiling requires good preparation before you can do anything else, so always spend a good amount of time ensuring that the surface of the wall where you are going to be laying the kitchen wall tiles is not only clean but smooth and level as well.

If you need to carry out some plastering to make it level then make sure you do, otherwise the end result could turn out to be a bit of a disaster.

Remember that laying tiles on top of old tiles is not recommended unless you have no other option. If you are able to remove the old tiles then use a hammer and chisel, and be careful!

Choose a Sealer

The next stage in laying your kitchen wall tiles involves applying a sealer, which you should ideally do after you have sandpapered the surface of the wall. The sealer will keep the adhesive moist for a longer period of time so it is an essential part of the procedure.

Get it Straight

No one is going to be pleased with wonky tiles, so to make sure you lay them straight you should make use of wooden battens. You should stick these into place with the help of a spirit level to ensure that you start off correctly, and then do the same vertically so you can start to lay your kitchen wall tiles in straight lines.

Get Gluing

Now is the time to start spreading the adhesive to the wall, and you can do this by using a tooth spreader which will help to make it more even. Always follow the guidelines on the adhesive.

Once you have spread the adhesive over an area, press the tiles into place and make sure that you separate them using a spacer, then remove any excess adhesive between the tiles.

Apply the Grout

Once the adhesive is dry and the tiles are firmly in place, you should apply the grout to the gaps between the kitchen wall tiles. The type of grout you use will depend on the tiles, so get some advice if you are unsure.

Wipe away the excess grout, and then leave it to dry. Then simply polish the surface of the tiles to make them clean and you will have finished the job.