How lighting can totally transform a room

Lighting is so very important to the ambience of a room yet very often it is a bit of an afterthought. Lighting can totally transform a room and should be considered in the designs as it may be that you want wall lights installing that may need to be done prior to wallpapering or painting. If you have a kitchen diner then you need to easily be able to change the lighting. You may want it bright for when you are cooking or cleaning but then a little more subtle for when you are entertaining or eating. Many people install under cupboard lighting in the kitchen so they can have a subtle light on all the time. This is usually... Read More »

Ways to bring the wow factor into your home

Many householders want to update their home furnishings but do not know the items and areas to concentrate on which will have the biggest impact. There are a few key points that are worth considering when you want to bring the wow factor into your home. Mirrors are a great way to give the illusion of more space in the rooms of the house, especially in hallways. They can be used to reflect natural light back into the room lighting up dark areas effectively. The bigger the better if you want to use a mirror to create an impact is the key. The trend for growing houseplants has declined in recent years but the luscious greenery of a large feature... Read More »

When Would you Choose an Around the Corner Door?

An around the corner door operates differently to other top hinged types of door, instead sliding around the inside of the garage to open and close. There is a vast range of options available in terms of the aesthetics, and this type of door can prove very effective for a variety of different homes. Round the corner doors have been around for quite a while but compared to their more traditional counterparts like up and over or roller shutter doors, they are relatively new. They have also undergone many changes and development over time, bringing them up to date and ensuring they compare favourably to their counterparts. Around the corner doors are available with solid panels as well as with... Read More »

Does your dining room furniture need a makeover?

If you enjoy entertaining family and friends and regularly use the dining room for large family meals, you will need the right dining room furniture that will enable you to do this successfully. This may mean buying a table that can extend to cater for more diners but one that in normal circumstances can be folded away and so will not take up too much space. Seating can be problematic as dining chairs can be quite bulky to store so consider folding chairs in addition to a few dining chairs that are used regularly. These folding chairs can be stored in a bedroom or garage and brought out to use when there are lots of visitors. It is a good... Read More »

Sheltered Outdoor Areas with Glass Verandas

Spending time outside is good for the health, both mental and physical; fresh air, pleasant views and a change of scene from being inside the house are all very good for you. Outdoor space can be enhanced with features like glass verandas that are constructed over a patio or seating area, providing a place to sit and relax with comfort and shade available. A veranda is essentially like a covered type of patio, but the use of glass allows sunlight to penetrate and doesn’t make you feel cut off from the sky views and sunshine that make the experience of being out of doors unique. It’s a way to connect with nature, with the additional benefit of protection from the... Read More »