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The Ambiance of Colours Colours can make or break a room. This article explains how colours can affect moods and the best colours to use in different rooms in your home. ... 2014-12-31
Bedroom Storage There are many options of fitted storage to choose from or you could choose to go the whole hog with a completely kitted-out bedroom... 2012-04-04
Decorating Prices and Problems Q&A - Handling decorators and typical prices to pay for decorating jobs.... 2011-04-30
Home Fireplace The image of the snow gently falling, the air being crisp and a fire gently burning in a fireplace while the entire family sits nearby is lovely.... 2011-04-29
Hiring a Designer So you've decided to hire an Interior Designer-good move! Now what? Before you start planning your "reveal" party, you'll need a basic understanding about the process to ensure that you get the most d... 2011-04-29
Hanging Pictures Maybe you're restricted by an older living space with existing furnishings, or overwhelmed by the possibilities a stark new space may offer. Maybe you're decorating with unlimited funds, or on a shoe ... 2011-04-29
Interior Designers So you've decided to hire anInterior Designer-good move! Now what? Before you start planning your "reveal" party, you'll need a basic understanding about the process to ensure that you get the most de... 2011-04-29
Interior Lighting Traditionally, spring is the time when many of us think about redecorating or remodelling a room in our home and we begin skimming through glossy magazines, or visiting showrooms for ideas. The result... 2011-04-29
Hardwood Laminate Flooring Hardwood floors have decorated some of the most exclusive mansions and estates in history and still exudes a feeling of permanence and classic quality compared to manufactured floors. ... 2011-04-29
Paint, Tiles, Wallpaper The following tables will help you to calculate how much wall covering material you will need to buy... 2011-04-24
Fireplace Time and costs involved with replacing a fireplace with a new one... 2011-04-24
Laminate Flooring Guide to the types of Flooring available and how to buy and fit them. Covers Laminate, Engineering and Wooden Flooring... 2011-04-23
Tiling Techniques Tiles add beauty, comfort and durability to any home. This article explains the many different styles of tiles available and how to lay them. ... 2011-04-23
Home Improvement Ideas for the Winter Months Sometimes, in the winter, it seems like our home improvement projects come to a standstill and have to be pushed off until summer. But, as outlined in our article, there are many projects that you ca... 2011-03-21
Bedroom Painting Here is an example of painting a bedroom size 3.6 x 4.2m ... 2011-03-13
Fitting Ceiling Tiles This article covers the benefits of ceiling tiles, the types available and how to fit them correctly. ... 2010-12-20
Techniques for Painting Masonry Painting the outside of your home will not only keep your house looking smart but it will help protect it against the elements. This article explains the best tools and paint to use. ... 2010-12-20
Wallpapering a Wall Wallpaper is a great way to give your home a fresh makeover. This article explains how to easily put up wallpaper in your home. ... 2010-12-20
Ceiling Tiles To fit ceiling tiles could be easy and can make a big difference... 2010-11-16
Painting Masonry Depending on the weather in your area it may be necessary to repaint the outside of your house every five to six years. It will improve the look of the property as well as protect it against the eleme... 2010-11-16
Wall Papering Wallpaper can save you all the hassle of special painting techniques. ... 2010-11-16
Home Decorating Not all home decorating ideas require a heavy investment of time and money. If you're looking for a few affordable home interior decorating ideas to freshen up a room over a weekend, try these ten: ... 2010-10-05
Tiling a Kitchen Tiling is a great way to make a kitchen look more stylish whilst still allowing walls to be easily cleaned. This article explains how to prepare your walls, the equipment needed and how to go about t... 2010-08-29
Decorative Paint Effects This article exlains how to prepare your home for painting and then the tehniques required to produce graining, marbling, stencilling and broken colour paint effects.... 2010-08-29
Vinyl Flooring Vinyl flooring makes a hardwearing and stylish flooring for any home. This article explains which flooring is best to use, how to install it and how to maintain any flooring. ... 2010-08-09
Faux Finishing Your Interior This article explains how to give your house a makeover using faux finishes to replicate top of the range materials... 2010-07-03
Painting the Outside of a House Painting the exterior of your house is not an easy task. This article covers the best way to go about it as well as suggestions on the best colour to pick. ... 2010-06-26
Types of Window Blinds This article explains the different types of blinds and their advantages over other window dressings.... 2010-06-26
Choosing Room Colours Colour is important in a home, it can completely change a rooms atmosphere. This article explains which colours to use in which rooms to help you decide how to decorate your house. ... 2010-06-26
Plastering Plaster is a very versatile medium that can be used to give a prominent wall in the house or the entire home a stunning look. People often misconstrue plaster to be just a base used before painting; t... 2010-03-28
Flooring Flooring can add significantly to the look and personality of a room. However, the sheer number of choices available as far as flooring options are concerned can baffle the most discerning buyer, so h... 2010-03-28
Different Kinds of Ceiling Finishes There are many different styles and finishes of ceiling. This article outlines the different styles and how they can completely change the look of a room. ... 2010-03-21
Feng Shui Decorating Feng Shui is about balancing energy with regards to the environment. It enhances harmony, prosperity and peace. This article explains the history of Feng Shui and how to bring Feng Shui to your house.... 2010-03-21
Choosing the Right Paint There are many different types of paint available and it is important that you get the right type for your home. This article explains the different types and finishes so you can decide which would l... 2010-02-13
Flooring The home market is flooded with different flooring materials today. Wasn't it just a few thousand years ago when every home had dirt floors? . ... 2010-02-08
Plastering Whoever said plastering is easy is not being truthful. There's more to plastering that just a trowel, float and your finishing compound.... 2010-02-08
Plastering Plastering is a job of creating a plasterwork. Plasterwork is the construction done with plasters and may be ornamental in nature.... 2010-02-02
Painting Decorating Who doesn’t like a house which is well painted from the inside as well as from the outside and is decorated with taste?... 2010-02-01
Painting Surfaces Painting is not merely about opening the paint can and firing away with the paintbrush, one has to prepare first the surface for painting. Here's how different surfaces are prepared for painting: ... 2010-01-27
Tiling Adivce on tiling a wall... 2010-01-27
Wooden Flooring There are a great number of people who choose to have wooden flooring installed in their homes and there are advantages when installing wooden flooring in your home.... 2010-01-25
Accent Furniture With accent furniture you are able to freshen up a room, with not much effort.... 2010-01-25
Teak Furniture Everyone knows that teak furniture is likely to be expensive. However, there are ways that you can get your hands of premium quality teak furniture without having to pay outrageous prices.... 2010-01-24
Wallpapering Wallpaper has a history that dates back to 4000BC. Today there are many different types of paper in all different styles. Wallpapering a room by yourself can be simple provided you follow a few simp... 2010-01-23
Wooden Flooring Wooden floors are very popular and there are many different types available. Wooden flooring can be made from many different woods as well. A wooden floor has to be fitted and refinished well but is... 2010-01-23
Loft Decoration When faced with a loft renovating project, decide which part you want to revamp. Whatever it is you want to do to give your loft a face-lift here are some tips that you could consider. ... 2010-01-04
Decorating Prices Decorating costs in the UK as submitting by our users.... 2009-12-07
Kitchen Designing Some may look at kitchen as a place where they prepare food and eat. While some may look at the place as a place that exemplifies their taste and flavor for house decoration - this article does nothin... 2009-11-04
Kitchen Installation To most households, the kitchen is the most important room in a home. It is the heart of your home, because it is the place where food is prepared by somebody who cares for your health and nourishmen... 2009-10-28
Plastering Techniques There are many different techniques for plastering walls and ceilings. The techniques used can be based on the client requirement, nature of the space, and other requirements. Below are some of the mo... 2009-09-17
Plastering Courses Ifyou are planning to take up plastering as a career, how do you go about it? There are several types of plastering courses available and you can choose one depending on your interest. ... 2009-09-17
Plaster Board What Is Plaster Board, How Is It Made, How Much Does It Cost, Is It Better Than Wet Plastering... 2009-09-17
Lime Plaster The exact definition of lime plaster has been clouded with misconceptions for some time now. People tend to misunderstand lime plaster for other types of plaster. So, before we move further let's get ... 2009-09-17
Polished Plaster What Is Polished Plaster, How Is It Finished, And How Much Does It Cost Compared To Normal Finish?... 2009-09-17
Plastering Stilts When plastering involves high walls and ceilings then plasterers have to be more cautious. It is at this time that a plasterer needs to use tools that will enable them to reach the high end of the wal... 2009-09-17
Venetian Plaster Venetian Plaster is popularly known as Italian decorative plaster. Venetian plaster is composed of a thin layer of slaked lime putty, which is normally mixed with quartz, marble, or kaolin, and then t... 2009-09-16
Plastering Training The needs of the plastering industry are for heavily skilled professionals with a high level of commitment as well. The question is: is there any training sessions that aspiring plasterers can take in... 2009-09-16
Plastering Tools Plastering is one of the ancient handicrafts that have evolved over the last few decades. Even during the Egyptian rule, the process of plastering was prominent in the construction of the great Pyrami... 2009-09-16
DIy Wallpapering Wallpapering for many people seems like an easy task. However, to do an excellent job of it, there are some important factors to consider. ... 2009-07-06
Machine-Made Rugs In the early twentieth century, very excellent carpets began to be produced on looms driven by steam or other mechanical power. Because of the nature of the process they were usually woven in long str... 2009-04-30
Kitchen Remodelling The kitchen is one of the most important areas when it comes to redecorating your home, after all, the kitchen is the heart of the home and how comfortable and relaxed your home is seems to be centere... 2009-04-28
Interior Design Colour Many people are not fully conscious of how important colour is in their lives and both in interior design and buying clothes some people will opt for whatever current fashion trends dictate. ... 2009-04-13
Interior Decorating The past shows us examples of space dividing which may or may not be desirable solutions for the way we live today. The 1960s and 1970s gave us plastic and metal shelving units, open on both sides and... 2008-04-01
Reasons for Bamboo Bamboo is a unique alternative as a flooring option. Both beautiful and durable, bamboo floors can add beauty to any area of your home and can withstand the wear and tear of daily life.... 2008-03-31
Emphasizing Decor Style After searching decorating books, using trial and error decorating, and growing up a little bit, you have finally found the style of decorating that you really love. Your style could be Arts & Crafts,... 2008-03-28
Floorboard Sanding Information on how to use an electical sander to polish your floorboards, including safety advice and the best technique to employ.... 2008-03-28
Loft Interior Design Ways of carrying out interior design on your loft apartment to make maximum use of space and lighting.... 2008-03-12
Home Decoration The process of redesigning your home is discussed, providing advice on the steps that should be followed prior to undertaking a home decoration project.... 2008-01-30
Plastering Advice Plastering article describing the different courses that are available to you. These courses are suitable for all plasterer's whether you are wanting to do some home improvement or set up your own pla... 2008-01-19
Environmental Bamboo Bamboo flooring is an excellent example of how consumers can vote with their buying dollars to sway market demand to bring more environmentally friendly products into the marketplace.... 2007-09-06
Improving the Bathroom When decorating your bathroom, it is important to choose practical and beautiful bathroom accessories that also enhance the style of the room. ... 2007-07-27
Household Feng Shui Ever walked into a house that felt like home? Ever reminisced about the best year of your life, and wondered why everything came together for you? It could be Feng Shui....... 2007-07-27
Home Decor Apart from complimenting your newly painted walls with soft furnishings and effective flooring, home decor accessories in a room are just as equally important. Accessories ranging from flowers in a co... 2007-06-07
DIY for DFY Brits have revealed that their love affair with DIY may finally be beginning to wane, according to new research from Woolwich mortgages. Almost half the people surveyed, admitted they don't actually l... 2007-05-28
Bathroom Tiles Tiles can increase the value of any home. Ceramic tiles, mosaic tile, floor tile all add an extra quality to your home. Tile can be found throughout a home from the kitchen, bathrooms, and even the fl... 2007-05-20
Polished Concrete Concrete can be polished to a high shine for beautiful flooring which needs no coating or waxing. You can grind new or old concrete floors to a high gloss finish.... 2007-05-20
Home Painting The money you save by painting your own house is money you can put into other home improvements. It can also be a fun thing for the whole family to do.... 2007-05-20
Slipcovers - Furniture Makeover If your sofa and arm chairs are looking a bit shabby or the fabric is outdated, an inexpensive way to give them a new lease of life is to use slipcovers. Why go to the hassle and expense of buying a ... 2007-01-29
Window Blinds Whether you are decorating for the first time or the thirty first time, adding blinds to your home can be one of the best ways to go about covering up those windows.... 2007-01-16
DEcorate with Chic Are you ready to redecorate but have a limited budget? Do you have some great furniture but nothing matches? Do you love antiques but not stiff formal decor? Then think Shabby Chic, a fun decorating s... 2007-01-16
Decorating Bathroom Ideas Did you know that bathrooms are probably one of the easiest and least expensive rooms in your home to decorate? Shocked, well don't be, for many, decorating their bathrooms is always left till last. T... 2007-01-16
Decorative Plates Decorative plates are often overlooked when decorating a home. Yet, it's the details that really make the elements of a room come together-and decorative plates are a detail present in most rooms. Whi... 2007-01-16
Front Door Lighting You may find it difficult to believe that the days will start getting longer in the Northern Hemisphere in just four short weeks. You can find yourself this time of year coming home on dreary days, or... 2007-01-16
Decorating with Pictures Wall art plays an important role in interior design as it helps create the ambience of a room. By cleverly placing wall pictures in certain ways, you can change and create a new look and feel in a roo... 2007-01-16
Home Rugs Decorating with home rugs is one of the easiest ways to update, revitalize and beautify your home. Rugs can add dramatic color and design to every room; create a focal point or define areas; add warmt... 2007-01-16
Colour Choosing The first step to relinquishing fear in the use of colour is to understand the psychological effects it has on us. Red is known to stimulate the appetite - so it's an excellent colour for dining rooms... 2007-01-13
Decorating Childs Room When it comes to decorating a child's room, the general approach should be very different to decorating an adult bedroom. That's because a child's bedroom should reflect his or her unique personality ... 2007-01-13
Room Decorating Home decorating your child's room should be fun and exciting for all involved. The most important thing to remember when planning or decorating your child's room is to keep the decor age appropriate. ... 2007-01-13
Spending on Decoration Why is it that many people are so hesitant to tell their interior designer what they can afford to spend on their interiors project. Some people seem to treat the subject of "the budget" like a game o... 2007-01-13
Decorating Tiles Ceramic tiles can be beautiful and elegant. But it can also be bland and uninspired. If you want to add a little color or creativity to your tile, here's how! ... 2007-01-13
Picture Decorating If a room in your house lacks character, by simply placing some fine art prints on the walls can actually make quite an impact. Wall pictures are a necessary accessory in your home and are great to ti... 2007-01-13
Christmas Decorating You don't have to spend extravagantly on Christmas decorations. By making your own, you will be putting your personality in your Christmas decorating. ... 2006-12-08
Furniture in Conservatories Many people who take on a new conservatory forget about the furniture-finding the right furniture, and the costs that are associated with it. ... 2006-12-04
Home Window Blind When you think of window blinds, do you picture some white heavy wooden things that hung in the windows of your Grandmother's house? Window blinds today can be a decorative accent to any room, no matt... 2006-12-01
Victorian Christmas Decorations If you want classic beauty, then you will want to choose Victorian Christmas Decorations. They will make your home into a beautiful Christmas paradise. ... 2006-11-29
Christmas Fireplace When you begin to decorate your home for the holiday season, remember that the purpose and parameters of holiday decor are the same as decorating your home any other time of year - creating a comforta... 2006-11-13
Bathroom Remodeling Bathroom remodeling takes time, careful planning, and precise execution. The objective of a bathroom remodel is to upgrade the appearance of your bathroom with the latest bathroom fixtures, designs, a... 2006-11-13
Decorating Learn how to decorate your home like the professionals by using the furnishings you already own. You can create eye-catching visual appeal and a warm, inviting atmosphere with these designer secrets. ... 2006-11-05
House Decorating Color is the key to successful decorating. You can have the most expensive furnishings you can find, but without the right color scheme, they mean nothing. Color can work magic in a room by taking dis... 2006-11-03
Bamboo Flooring Bamboo flooring is now becoming common among many countries because of its diverse advantages. In view of the fact that bamboo is eco-friendly, it can adjust to the changing environments anywhere in t... 2006-09-01
Remodeling Your Bathroom So you have decided to do some bathroom remodeling. And why not, this is your sanctuary. Whether it is your master, common or even guest bathroom, bathroom remodeling does not have to be complicated. ... 2006-06-19
Caring for Rugs When you buy one or more area rugs, you are making a home-upgrade investment and you want to be sure of getting your money's worth by caring for your rugs properly.... 2006-06-19
The Vanity Set Vanity sets whether used in the bedroom, bathroom or elsewhere in your home will add a touch of elegance and style. Although these items do perform a practical purpose they can be customized to incor... 2006-05-05
Teak Wood You are contemplating your first purchase of Teak Furniture and you are wondering if you are making the right decision? Well, you are and in this quick article, I will explain why I believe that. ... 2006-04-19
Carpet Cleaning I have worked as a carpet cleaning technician in Rochester, New York for the past 6 years and absolutely swear by the Dry Foam Extraction cleaning system... 2006-04-19
Installing Bamboo Flooring Not just food for pandas or the stuff of cheap picnic mats, bamboo is now being processed with modern techniques into beautiful "hardwood" flooring that beats standard wood floors in durability, hardn... 2006-04-19
Screws To the untrained eye, one screw is as good as another, but those with a little more awareness have a better chance of realising that choosing the right screw for a particular job can mean the differen... 2006-04-19
Granite Flooring Of all the natural stones that you can choose for flooring granite is by far the hardest material and the most hardwearing. It is also resistant to staining and acid and alkaline chemicals.... 2006-03-29
Stone Sealants The sealing of stone is quite different to sealing other floor types. When sealing wooden floors for example a protective coat is added to the outside.... 2006-03-29
Linoleum Flooring Nothing can make over your home faster than new flooring. It can breath new life into an old looking living room or kitchen.... 2006-03-29
Bamboo Floor Options Bamboo flooring is amazing to look at. It has a very beautiful texture and adds quite a bit of style, beauty and quality to a home or business.... 2006-03-29
Buying a Closet Closets are important fixtures in the house. Aside from containing and providing protection for clothes, toys, and food, the closet contributes significantly to the room's ambience and design.... 2006-03-19
A Flooring Guide Buying a new floor can be a frustrating and confusing process. Here's a list of things to keep in mind before heading out to purchase your new floor.... 2006-03-19
Hardwood Flooring Deals Be honest, are you one of those people who has more time than money? Me too. When I wanted to put a new hardwood floor in my house I didn't rush about and just start throwing tens of thousands of doll... 2006-03-19
Laminate Floor Laminate flooring is relatively new to us in the U.S. Laminate flooring has been used for years in homes and businesses in Europe. Laminate flooring is a hard flooring surface which is actually layere... 2006-03-19
Installing Hardwood Floors By following a few simple rules you can install and maintain hardwood flooring that will look magnificent in your home for decades to come. ... 2006-03-06
Interior Design Materials Every interior space has some unique qualities attached to it. Different materials can be used to create a unique visual effect and all visual effects have a corresponding effect on human mind.... 2006-02-17
Carpet Underlay You've found the perfect carpet and you are thinking about keeping your cost down by using either the old carpet underlay or padding or non at all. Stop!... 2006-02-11
Buying Rugs Most times finding an area rug is no problem. However sometimes things don't go as planned and you become very frustrated at not finding what you need. So when should you consider buying custom made ... 2006-02-11
Cleaning Carpet and Rugs You've spent a fortune on beautiful rugs and carpet that compliment your home decor. So be sure to use carpet cleaning equipment to care for your carpet and rugs. ... 2006-02-11
Children's and Nursery Furniture Children's bedroom furniture and nursery furniture can help turn a bland and boring bedroom into a fun and cozy retreat. This article gives helpful advice on how to choose furniture for your child's b... 2005-10-06
Choosing Furniture You're finally ready to buy that new furniture you've been dreaming about. Great tips for choosing the right furniture for your living room or family room.... 2005-10-06
Antique Furniture Care Handy tips and advice on how to care for and clean your valued antique wood furniture.... 2005-09-29

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