To say that modern technology has transformed both the way we work and the way we live is an obvious understatement. It seems that not a week goes by without news of some new product, research finding, computer program or other invention that further expands the boundaries of human achievement. Many households now own multiple electronic devices such as gaming […]
Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, most of us do our best to create a relaxing and refreshing environment around us for ourselves and our family to enjoy. The current trend is to have a couple of practical furniture items in each living space, then dress them up with pieces like occasional tables, single chairs and accessories. These […]
Unless you have a very large home with ample room sizes not seen in the average dwelling, the chances are that your bathroom, however modern and stylish, is quite small when compared with the rest of your home. Of course, this is nothing unusual, as the bathroom is a functional area designed for specific tasks and not for continuous occupation. […]
If you have ever renovated a 70’s or 80’s home, you will have first-hand experience at the colour choices that were fashionable then, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. The 1970s was all about psychedelic patterns and bright colours, while in the 1980s, everything was brown and yellow. These colour palettes were stylish at the time, but they dated […]
We have all heard the saying “it’s all smoke and mirrors” when describing something that is not what it seems. You will not want the smoke part of the saying wafting through the rooms of your home, but clever use of mirrors as part of your home décor can give you surprising results.
Continued research resulting in improvements in the quality and safety of glass has extended the range of this product well beyond just closing off a window space from the weather. It now has a multitude of uses, and in the case of the humble shower recess, it has been raised from a pokey cubicle to a clean, bright and airy […]
It seems that the entire world is finally realising the environmental consequences of our “first world” lifestyle. After decades of slow progress, the push for alternatives to things we take for granted is rapidly escalating. All types of waste are now undesirable, so any initiatives to make a difference are welcome.
Householders are doing their part by seeking better ways to […]
The bathrooms of today are a long way from the basic, functional rooms of yesteryear when you consider that many homes did not have a separate room for bathing. Householders relied on a sheet hung across the door for modesty while cleaning themselves in a tub on the kitchen floor.
Modern Bathrooms a Haven for Stress Relief
Nowadays, we prefer to […]
Mirrors serve several other purposes apart from allowing us to check that we look presentable before going out. Correctly placed, they can make a small room look larger, bounce light around to illuminate dark corners, and add an elegant touch to an otherwise boring decor. Safety mirrors allow us to see around blind corners and prevent collisions, and security mirrors […]
Designing a bathroom in a new home or renovating an existing bathroom that is past its prime requires careful planning, a realistic budget and some idea of a basic layout. Fortunately, there is a starting point, and that is to settle on one colour around which to build your new bathroom.
From this decision will flow all […]