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Category "Interior design"

Using free kitchen design tools

Using free kitchen design tools

Designing your kitchen can be a fun project. However, it can be a bit overwhelming as well. Fortunately, you do not need to hire an architect to help you to plan your project - you can take advantage of free kitchen design tools which will help to make the process easier. These tools will help you to get an idea of what your "new" kitchen will look like when it is finished.
A guide to bullet proof glass

A guide to bullet proof glass

Bullet proof glass is a kind of glass that is made to withstand even the extreme force of a raging bullet. It might look like an ordinary glass but has extraordinary abilities of strength. The industrial term used for the bulletproof glass is bullet resistant glass, the reason being it cannot totally prevent a bullet from affecting its surface.
A guide to remodeling a kitchen

A guide to remodeling a kitchen

Kitchen renovation can be an exciting experience for a homeowner. Like any type of renovation, it would be a good idea for you to put aside a budget. At the same time, you need to work according to a plan. Kitchen renovation includes kitchen windows, kitchen counters, furniture, tile and more. A simple kitchen renovation can give your kitchen a whole new look of elegance depending on the type of materials you use.
Bathroom tile design ideas for beginners

Bathroom tile design ideas for beginners

Tiles have been a part of mankind's history for thousands of years. Evidence of tiles were found in the pyramids, in the ruins of Pompeii and Babylon, and ancient Greece. Invented in the Near East, tiles did not become used around the world until the 12th century. Their uses continue today as exterior flourishes for buildings, in subways or the tube, and in the bathroom. When considering tiling your bathroom as a beginner, there are a few tips that will make the job go more smoothly.
How to select bedroom colours

How to select bedroom colours

Choosing a colour for your bedroom is not only a question of aesthetics. Having the right colour scheme in your bedroom can help to improve your quality of sleep and lift your mood. This article takes a look at how to choose the right bedroom colour scheme.
A guide to shelving systems

A guide to shelving systems

Shelving systems offer limitless possibilities for retailers and manufacturers to organise their goods. Today’s shelving systems offer a range of options like pallet shelving, wire decking and so on. Investing in the right racking and shelving systems is essential to keep costs down. Each option is suited to a particular purpose, so read further to know which option best suits you.
The pros and cons of art deco homewares

The pros and cons of art deco homewares

The art deco style found popularity which extended into different design fields such as architecture, interior design, industrial design and the visual arts. Art deco homeware makes for great furnishing items as well as gift ideas. However, there are both pros and cons to using these highly styled items. Weigh the pros and cons of art deco homewares before you decide on buying them.
A buyer's guide to distressed wood flooring

A buyer's guide to distressed wood flooring

Wood floors are relatively new. Until nearly the middle of the 1600s, most the the floors in buildings were dirt. In the Baroque era, wood floors became elegant with parquetry and marquetry designs. Tongue and groove flooring were popular in the Edwardian era, and pre-finished floors became popular in the 1980s. Distress wood flooring is a style of hardwood floor that is made to look old or is actually old. This article will cover three kinds of distressed wood floors.
A guide to choosing a kitchen layout

A guide to choosing a kitchen layout

The kitchen has been an important part of the home for many centuries. It is the place where the sustenance for the inhabitants of the home is prepared. The kitchen has undergone numerous changes as the method of cooking has improved from the open fire to the modern-day cooker. It is important therefore, to have a good kitchen layout. This article is a guide to choosing a kitchen layout.
Where to buy pre-finished hardwood floors

Where to buy pre-finished hardwood floors

While laminate flooring can be fantastic for many interiors, there is nothing like a real hardwood floor. Moreover, there are so many different styles and wood types available that you can always ensure that your flooring is close to unique. Buying pre-finished hardwood floors makes things even easier, and by visiting one of the companies below, you will surely find the ideal product for you.
Inspiration from Country Home magazine

Inspiration from Country Home magazine

Meredith Corporation is one of USA’s leading media and marketing companies whose business centers on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. Country Home magazine is just one of the country lifestyle magazines published online by Meredith which provides inspiration for home ideas to millions of customers.
A guide to carpet prices

A guide to carpet prices

Finding the right carpet for your space depends on numerous different factors, for example, the material, the style and the colour, the room you will put it and how much traffic it will have and your budget. Read the following guide before choosing the ideal carpet for you!
How to design a bathroom

How to design a bathroom

When the bathroom became a standard part of the house in the 19th century, the bathroom was very plain and almost sterile in appearance and white was the dominant colour. Gradually, as the century progressed and became the next, the décor followed that of the time, though white still remained a colour associated with bathrooms. When you design a bathroom, the décor and the space must be considered.
A guide to buying glass door handles

A guide to buying glass door handles

Glass, which is a combination of limestone, sand, silica and soda ash melted together, creates something magical. When glass was first used by early humans, it was to create a glaze for pottery. Next came glass beads, and then glass vases. Glass doorknobs utilise one of the developments in glass production which is pressed glass.
Where to buy decorative tiles

Where to buy decorative tiles

The use of tiles dates back at least 4000 years. Evidence of tiles was found in the pyramids, Greek cities as well as Babylon. The origin is the Near East and spread to Persia. It was not until the 12th century that tiles began to be used in Europe. The use of decorative tiles continues today. You can add these tiles to your kitchen and bathroom and add style as well as an homage to the past.