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Increase the Value of Your Home and Enjoy Other Benefits from Ceramic Tiles

Increase the Value of Your Home and Enjoy Other Benefits from Ceramic Tiles

Why should you decorate a home just for kicks when you can decorate it to increase its value for resell? Many homeowners will go for home projects such as room expansion, outdoor renovations and indoor system repairs. Many people know all about making their walls look good, but it is the floor that gets to handle all the traffic. It is thus very important that you do a one-off upgrade that can last a long time.  

Ceramic tiles are durable and resistant to the ill effects of extreme temperatures. In addition, ceramic tiles are flexible, that is, they can be installed in many different patterns, come in all manner of colors, can be installed anywhere and they have a high visual appeal. All these benefits considered, we can say that the installation cost of ceramic tiles is relatively inexpensive. 

A ceramic tile floor is great in cold climate and they are resistant to thermal shock and frost. Frankly, ceramic has no comparison to other tiles that tend to give into  extreme temperatures and end up being deformed after a short while. That said; ceramic tiles just like other tiles are prone to dirt that tends to create hideous grout lines. This can decrease the value of your home and this is why you should replace old ceramic tiles. When it comes to tiling, what you pay for is what you get. Therefore, do not skimp on the quality, irrespective of the cost. Hire professionals to do the installation. That way, the start to the finishing of the job will be handled beautifully and then you can forget about maintenance or care for the tiles. Today’s ceramic tiles are not prone to chipping. They keep intact forever. 

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Using Antique Kitchen Furniture To Enhance Your Decor

Using Antique Kitchen Furniture To Enhance Your Decor

Antique furniture is becoming popular with many homeowners. Everybody wants to have an item that can pass as a collectible. Antique pieces exude elegance and class. In addition, they enhance the décor of any setting. You can transform your kitchen by using antique furniture for various functions. Whether you want to change the style of your kitchen or simply want to blend your contemporary design, you can find an antique furniture piece to tie in.

Storage space is essential in any kitchen. You need somewhere to place your utensils, kitchen supplies and other related items. Antique kitchen cupboards can take the place of modern pantry. They come in different sizes and shapes. You will find them in standalone options. These can form an extension to the modern cabinetry that you have in your kitchen. Their rustic look adds some charm to the room, while helping you to organize your kitchen. Some come with screens or glass doors to enable you to display elegant cutlery and dishes. 

Another type of antique furniture that you should look out for is the wooden dough box. Traditionally, it was used to keep the dough warm after treating it with yeast. Use this furniture to store kitchen linens and small appliances out of the way. Remember, you will need as much space to prepare, make and share meals with your family. Dry sinks are also other types of antique furniture that are finding their way into the kitchen. These resemble cabinets, but they have a recessed top.  They are used to display collectibles, by placing them in the dented top. 

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How to Create a Luxurious Dining Room

How to Create a Luxurious Dining Room

By creating a luxurious dining room, it means that the room will have elegant accessories, out-of-this-world lighting fixtures and furniture pieces in place. The flooring should have a touch of luxury and everything else in there. Thus, it is not a question of the budget, but of getting the best there in the market to add glamour to the dining area. When doing this home improvement project, it would be best if you start by finding a luxurious theme. That way, you will pick items depending on the style, you have at hand.

The first thing to do to achieve an elegant dining room is to change the flooring. Laminate and hardwood flooring are lovely and timeless. Wood is mostly used in many elegant dining room ideas and it hardly disappoints. However, consider the type of the wall color that you will be applying. For instance, pair dark flooring with light colored walls and vice versa. The main aim is to balance the color. After you have completed choosing the right flooring for your floor, couple it with carpets and area rugs to enhance the floor space.

The next thing in making a luxurious dining room is installing the best lighting. Nothing pronounces elegance better than a chandelier. They come in all sizes, shapes and styles. Their prices vary depending on their specific components. Find one that matches with your décor and which will provide the sufficient amount of light that you need in your dining room. Chandeliers with ornate styles hold the highest price tags, but they will make your room look cozy and very inviting. Hang them over your dining table for the best experience.

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Top 10 Faux painting Trends of 2014

Top 10 Faux painting Trends of 2014

Faux painting is not one simple method of applying some paint to walls. Faux painting is using interesting method, and interesting supplies, to create fabulous looks on your walls. You can do faux painting to create a look alike, or you can use it to create a unique look unlike any other.

1. Hand troweled textures on walls and ceilings are one of the popular faux painting techniques currently being used. These textured walls can upgrade the look of your home, and create a perception of depth.

2. One of the newest trends in textured walls is for the presence of living plants to be embedded into the troweled textures. The plants are used to create a specific look in the material being textured, and then they are removed so that their image remains. The area is painted, and properly glazed to bring a touch of the outdoors into the inside of your home.

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Top 10 Trends in City Living

Top 10 Trends in City Living

One of the biggest trends in city living is to paint the exterior of your new place a bold and vibrant color. Almost all city buildings are made of red brick or tan brick. Many people are starting to change the appearance of their townhouses, and their city dwellings by painting the exterior brick with vibrant colors that shout out to be seen.

Another problem with city living is space. Most city apartments are not as spacious as country homes, and that means that the people in those apartments are challenged by where to store their belongings. One great idea is to think up, because you can add shelves at the upper portion of the room and keep seldom used items on them. You can even place a clothes hanger, and shelving unit directly behind your bed so that the clothes hanger serves as a headboard for the bed.

Just because city people do not have lawns that they can mow does not mean that they never want to be outside. Patios and rooftops all over cities are being transformed into a garden oasis for people to use and enjoy. A few carefully situated plants in containers, some patio furniture, and you have a place to go and forget that you are in the city. You can even grow vegetables, and fruits in those containers so that you can have fresh home grown vegetables just like your country cousins have.

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