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Category "Interior design"

Where to buy stainless steel railings

Where to buy stainless steel railings

Handrails are an important part of the stairways as well as balconies. They are what help you to be safe while traversing the stair as well as keep one from falling from balconies. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and the International Building Codes, have strict regulations for both. Fortunately, meeting OSHA's regulations and still have style can be done with four styles of stainless steel railings. This article shows where to buy stainless steel railings.
A guide to buying natural flooring

A guide to buying natural flooring

Natural flooring is versatile, hardwearing and requires only low maintenance. If it is installed correctly and is maintained properly, natural timber and stone floors can last for decades. In some cases, they may even last for centuries. There is a multitude of colours and textures to choose from when buying natural flooring. This article is a guide to buying natural flooring.
A guide to buying exotic hardwood floors

A guide to buying exotic hardwood floors

Bring a touch of exotica to your home with exotic hardwood flooring. Although more expensive than other hardwood floors, its quality and durability makes it a better investment. With its distinct colour and superior wood grain, it also has an aesthetic edge. Read on for a brief understanding of the factors to consider before buying this form of wood flooring.
Armstrong ceiling tiles: Review and rate

Armstrong ceiling tiles: Review and rate

Armstrong are among the market leaders for creating stylish ceilings. Their ceilings designs can change the whole look of a room or office and bring extra dimensions of lighting to create a better ambiance using a wide range of materials to make sure that their ceilings look fantastic. Find more about Armstrong ceiling tiles in this article.
Alcoa home siding: Review and rate

Alcoa home siding: Review and rate

Alcoa is the leading company in the US that produces aluminum. It is set up in 31 countries and provides employment for around 59000 people. It was incepted 120 years ago and since then, there has been no company to break its record. Alcoa, since its establishment, has been the backbone for many successes in the field of aerospace, construction, automotive, commercial transportation, etc.
Where to buy cast iron tubs

Where to buy cast iron tubs

The first tub in history appeared in 3000 BC Crete. It was made of pottery and resembled a claw foot tub popular in the 19th century - it was five feet in length. It took until 1883 before the cast iron tub made its appearance. It was manufactured by the Standard and Sanitary Manufacturing Company (which changed its name to American Standard) as well as Kohler. Both companies used to cast the tubs and then covered them with enamel. Soon after, the tubs were mass-produced and prized for their ability to be easily cleaned.
Five kitchen remodelling ideas

Five kitchen remodelling ideas

It is true that we all spend a lot of time in our kitchen. We cook, eat, clean, spend time with our family and friends and sometimes, we even work, read and write in our kitchen. That is why the kitchen is one of the first rooms we want to remodel. In this article, you can find out five major and minor changes for your kitchen.
Where to buy a corner bathroom sink

Where to buy a corner bathroom sink

The bathroom has come a long way. It used to be a small building located outside the main residence - a step up from a hole in the ground. It was not until the 19th century that the outhouse "came indoors" so to speak. At first, due to the etiquette of the time, the décor was very plain - and mostly white. The sinks developed along with the bathroom, and were first simple in their design, becoming more elaborate as the centuries progressed. A corner bathroom sink is a boon in a small bathroom.
A guide to oriental bird-print wallpaper

A guide to oriental bird-print wallpaper

The notion of wall coverings is not new. Indeed, some of the first wall coverings were the painted walls of the Romans and Egyptians. Later, in climes that were cooler, fabrics were used not just to keep out the chill but to beautify the walls as well. The first wallpaper was in 1400 and consisted of squares of hand-coloured block prints. Read this article to learn more about oriental bird-print wallpaper.
A review of Better Homes and Gardens

A review of Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens is a monthly magazine targeted at the home-maker who loves to cook and keep his/her home looking good. The online edition of the magazine provides useful information categorised into entertaining, home improvements and gardening as well as seasonal features. This article provides a review of Better Homes and Gardens.
A guide to buying fireplace tiles

A guide to buying fireplace tiles

The word tile comes from the Latin word ‘tegula’ which means "roof tile of baked clay." The word ceramic is derived form the Greek word ‘keramos.’ Ceramic tiles have been made by humans for at least 4000 years. They have been found in Babylon, the pyramids and in ancient Greek ruins. By 900 AD, tiles were widely used to decorate walls and fireplaces through many parts of the world- a practice which continues today. This article provides a guide to buying fireplace tiles.
The guidelines for creating Brazilian cherry floors

The guidelines for creating Brazilian cherry floors

Brazilian cherry floors are considered to be a type of exotic flooring in most cases. This means that the cost of creating cherry fruit floors is going to be higher than the cost of other kinds of floors, such as floors made of oak. If you are planning on putting Brazilian cherry floors in your home, there are a few guidelines to follow.
How to hire bathroom fitters in the U.K.

How to hire bathroom fitters in the U.K.

When the time comes for home renovation, hiring bathroom fitters to help you design and install your new bath can be a challenge. The right bathroom fitting will make or break your room, with proper installation and a good design resulting in a room you are happy to use and proud to show off and poor decisions and installation resulting in unhappiness and wasted funds. When it comes time to hire bathroom fitters in the U.K., there are a few good things to do.
How to select carpet colours for your house

How to select carpet colours for your house

Choosing carpet colours for the house sounds so easy until you actually have to do it. Whatever decision you make is one which you will have to live with for many years. To make your choice easier, here are a few things to consider before making a final decision.
The advantages of using a drawer liner

The advantages of using a drawer liner

Drawer liners have two main purposes. The first purpose of a drawer liner is that it keeps your possessions free of the dust bits that accumulate in drawer bottoms. The second purpose is that it protects your drawers from spills. Scented drawer liners go a step further by doing both of these things while adding a fresh scent to your clothing and other possessions. This article will detail the advantages of using a drawer liner.