How to Apply Bold Paints for the Kitchen

How to Apply Bold Paints for the Kitchen

Most people spend a lot time in the kitchen. A good color can make the moment even more enjoyable. It also enhances the décor of the room. Bold colors are suitable for the kitchen. Shades of red and orange add character and energy to any home decor. Nevertheless, not all bold paints will work for a particular kitchen. You will need to consider a few things before settling on a certain paint including the size of the area to be painted, décor, furniture and any other thing. 

Tips for decorating kitchens with bold colors

Decorating with bold paints, does not mean you do a complete remodel. You can paint the walls, while letting the cabinets remain as they are. In addition, displaying colorful appliances on the countertops can make all the difference. 

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What is Integrated Pest Management?

What is Integrated Pest Management?

Integrated pest management is a process comprising of the use of biological, cultural, chemical practices that are environmentally friendly. This method is a convenient substitute of the earlier methods whose safety was questionable. Besides being a successful tool in agriculture, it has also become an asset in homes for removing even the most stubborn bugs. The beauty with it is that it ensures human safety and that of the surroundings. 

How does IPM works?

IPM focuses on finding the best solution for bugs, rather than the simplest procedure. It concentrates not only to the pests but also to the people’s health and the environment as a whole. This overhaul approach employs many strategies to achieve one goal. 

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Care Tips for a Home with an Asthmatic Victim

Care Tips for a Home with an Asthmatic Victim

Considering that, homes are susceptible asthma triggers; it can get a tad tricky if there a household member has an asthmatic victim. Pollens are known to trigger asthma in a home and sometimes, they can be difficult to avoid. 

Note that pollen grains are usually rampant in the early morning, especially on those dry or warm days. You can control pollen counts by keeping the windows and doors closed throughout the pollen seasons and using air conditioner during the pollen season. 

1. Dust mites

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Carpet Care Guidelines - Keep Them Healthy and As Good As New

Carpet Care Guidelines - Keep Them Healthy and As Good As New

Most homeowners make the mistake of neglecting carpets. What they do not know is that lack of proper maintenance not only shortens the lifespan of the carpet but also poses a health hazard. Pet hair, dander, food spills and dust are just some of the things that are likely to land on the house rugs. All these can damage the look of the carpet or contaminate the indoor air if left unattended. 

Here are a few guidelines for maintaining carpets:

Use doormats

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Choosing the Best Cleaning Products for the Home

Choosing the Best Cleaning Products for the Home

Every homeowner wants nothing short of a sparkling clean home. Naturally, you would want to go for cleaning products that not only clean the home thoroughly but also those that make the work easier. Effectiveness should be highly prioritized when shopping for a cleaning product. 

Typically, every surface in a home is susceptible to dust and dirt. When your client wants you to help them select the right cleaning products for their home, the first thing that you should probably consider is the materials and surfaces of that home and the right cleaning products. At the end of the task, all the surfaces should be spotlessly clean. While all-purpose cleaners are effective, an extra cleaner comes in handy, especially if you are dealing with stubborn stains. 

Factors to Consider when Selecting Cleaning Products for the Home

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How to Save Energy on Outdoor and Indoor Lighting

How to Save Energy on Outdoor and Indoor Lighting

Many homeowners do not know what to do when their power bills start going sky high. When one of your clients wants you to take up the task of lighting their home to save money, you need to know a few things. 

Lighting in homes takes a significant percentage of the whole amount of energy consumed. It even becomes worse if the lighting fixtures are inefficient. They can lead to your power bills skyrocketing. Besides, there is a global concern to go green in every practice and one way of contributing to the world’s efforts to curb environmental degradation is through efficient lighting. To make this a success, you will need to change your entire lighting system.

What to do to cut energy consumption indoors

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Storing Clothing without Closets

Storing Clothing without Closets

Most studio apartments and quarters do not have closets and this can be a source of headache. You spend sleepless nights wondering where to drape your treasured clothes or where to stash your bedding and other paraphernalia. Thankfully, not all is lost because with a few tips, you can create your own storage area that will hold all your treasured shoes and clothes. As much as these substitutes can never match up to have a real closet, they do make life easier. Here are some of them:

1. Clothes rack

These are easily available in furniture stores near you and they are they are catching up in most studio apartments that do not have a closet. 

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Step by Step Guide for How to Clean your Kitchen

Step by Step Guide for How to Clean your Kitchen

It is often called the heart of the home and surely, it is.  The kitchen offers a place for preparing meals and even in some home styles, it acts as the dining room. Hence, it should be clean and very well organized to ensure that germs and pests do not breed in the room. Moreover, it would not be good for guests to encounter an unsightly kitchen. Cleaning a kitchen entails a list of tasks including dishwashing, cleaning countertops, cabinets and the floor among other things. How do you ensure that you leave no stone unturned?

1. Empty the pantry

The pantry hosts food and other kitchen items. It can be breeding grounds for pests. An organized cabinet system makes it easy for one to access things. The pantry is a good start when cleaning a kitchen. Empty all the items in the cabinets. Remove expired foods and any other kitchen tools that you no longer use. Use soapy water to wipe the inside and the outside of the cabinets. Vacuuming the pantry will clean even the hidden areas.

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How to Keep your Kids Room Organized

How to Keep your Kids Room Organized

How do you keep your child’s room neat? It is the simplest home-keeping project, there is. All you need is time and some degree of creativity. Furthermore, it does not require a lot of money. With just a few resources, you can pull this off effortlessly. From the toys to the clothes, you need to come up with creative ways of organizing the room. This will make the room appealing and comfortable for the little one.

Five smart organizers for kid’s room

Closet rods

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A Few Ideas for your Home Office Storage

A Few Ideas for your Home Office Storage

If your client wants you to create extra storage for their home office, you will be glad to know that there are hundreds of ways to do that. For starters, extra storage in the home office makes it easier to manage clutter and keep the space looking organized at all times. Nothing spells unprofessional louder than a disorganized and cluttered home office. Those files and office stationery do not look very attractive lying just anywhere in the office. In some instances, this might deny your business opportunities. 

The importance of office storage

Convenience 

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Five Steps for a Big Cleaning Project at Home

Five Steps for a Big Cleaning Project at Home

How would you advise your clients to de-clutter their homes? How would you go about de-cluttering before you embark on an interior design project? A cluttered home is not only an eyesore, but it takes away the joys of spending time at home and considering that home is where you want to rush and relax after a long day at work, cleaning is the only option to creating an ideal haven. That said, a big cleaning project is not exactly everyone’s cup of tea. 

When you are tackling a big cleaning project at home, you are bound to get overwhelmed and the only thing that is going to keep you from procrastination is a deadline. Mark it on your calendar and be determined to beat the deadline. 

Here are five steps that will keep you on your toes throughout the project:

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Here is the Secret to Having Streak-Free Windows

Here is the Secret to Having Streak-Free Windows

Sparkling windows are every homeowner’s dream, but unsightly streaks can get in the way and spoil everything. The spraying, wiping and reaching in the name of cleaning windows can sometimes get a tad frustrating if you fall short of the right products and tools to eliminate streak. This does not have to be the case anymore. Once grime settles on your window, you will go to any lengths to ensure that you achieve excellent cleaning. 

Here is how to have that streak-free window: 

1. Use distilled water

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Top 10 Organizing and De-cluttering Tips for your Home

Top 10 Organizing and De-cluttering Tips for your Home

A cluttered home speaks volumes about your homekeeping skills and can stand in the way of having a serene haven for a home. Obviously, you would not want to give a negative impression as far as your home keeping capabilities are concerned. 

You can follow these simple tips to keep your home free of clutter and looking organized at all times; 

Tip 1: Do not wait for clutter to accumulate

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Tips for Homekeeping During Spring

Tips for Homekeeping During Spring

For some reason, everyone tends to count down to the beginning of spring. This could be attributed to the fact that spring signifies the beginning of a bright and cheery season. Once winter is over, it is only natural that you would want to make room for spring. The most important question is; how do you take care of your home during spring? 

Naturally, some areas of the home need more attention and constant maintenance than others. Here are some tips that will ensure you get your chores sorted out fast and easier, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the sunshine:

Fix all the loose gutters

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Why Homeowners Need a Professional Cleaning Service

Why Homeowners Need a Professional Cleaning Service

With the busy lifestyles that define today’s life, home cleaning is often relegated to the weekends. Sometimes, it never happens until a month later. However, it is the dream of every homeowner to have a clean home. In addition, heavy carpets along the hallway need regular cleaning and maintenance. There are some stains too that cannot be removed by home stain removal remedies. One can consider hiring a professional cleaner to clear the mess. You can have the cleaning service weekly or fortnightly. 

Reasons for hiring a professional cleaning service

They are professionals

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Seven Tips for Tiling the Bathroom Perfectly

Seven Tips for Tiling the Bathroom Perfectly

Floor tiling is one of the most important homekeeping projects. It can ensure better times in future, especially because tiles are easy to clean. It may cost a price, but you will get more than enough value for the same in future and for a long time to come. Did you also know that tiling increases the value of the home, just in case you need to sell it ... 

In most contemporary and modern homes, bathroom tiles have made such a tremendous presence. It is important for an interior designer to consider a few factors before choosing bathroom tiles for your client. For starters, the color of the tiles should complement the existing wall color. Tile layout is fundamental if you are renovating a bathroom and with a few tips, you can transform an otherwise plain looking bathroom into a magnificent one. 

1. Symmetrical Layout

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How to Keep a Small Bathroom Organized

How to Keep a Small Bathroom Organized

Small bathrooms demand great creativity when it comes to organizing the space. Items such as toiletries, towels, shampoo and other related things must stay in the bathroom. Hence, the only way to make this space neat and welcoming is by using efficient organizers to keep the items in order. When organizing the bathroom, consider the ease of accessibility to the items and how the organizers (cabinets, racks and such) will affect the overall look of the setting.

Ideas for managing a small bathroom

Remove clutter

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Tips for Making Planned Homekeeping Lists

Tips for Making Planned Homekeeping Lists

One thing that every interior decorator, interior designer, and home specialist will agree on is that a homeowner needs to have planned homekeeping lists to help them manage all of the things they need to do around their place. The list does not need to include the simple items of homekeeping like sweeping, or changing linens, these lists cover the crucial things that often get forgotten because they are done so infrequently.

You should break homekeeping lists up into groups. Exterior projects and interior projects are the two basic list divisions.

Exterior projects to include

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Tips and Advice on Exterior Homekeeping

Tips and Advice on Exterior Homekeeping

Interior homekeeping is basically things that keep the inside of the home looking tidy. This interior work often includes, dusting, mopping, sweeping, and vacuuming, or painting, and interior design projects. What about exterior homekeeping?

The exterior homekeeping projects often include cleaning the yard, mowing the grass, raking the leaves, and planting flowers in flower beds. There are other projects that fall into the exterior up-keeping category. Some of the things that every homeowner must do to maintain the exterior of their residence so that it looks good, and lasts longer are:

1. Clean the gutters and downspouts

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10 Quick Homekeeping Tricks Everyone Should Know

10 Quick Homekeeping Tricks Everyone Should Know

It never fails that when you have people call to say they are stopping by it is on a night that your house is less than perfect. You run around trying to clean the house, and by the time your guests arrive you are too tired to visit. The following tricks will help you get the house in order and not wear you out in the process.

1. Go in the kitchen and put a pot of water on to boil. Add a cinnamon stick, or even some powdered cinnamon to the water. The smell will be very inviting when the guests arrive.

2. Always have an ottoman in the living room that has a storage compartment in it. Quickly pick up any papers, or out of place objects in this room and place them in the ottoman. The clutter will be out of sight but easy to get to when the company leaves.

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