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 […]
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 […]
When mirrors are selected carefully for both style and functionality, they add another dimension to the décor, and their ability to reflect light makes them indispensable in a dark room. In a bathroom, mirrors inject personality and lift the character of the whole room. To get the best result, planning is necessary to make the right decision.
It is an exciting time for a household when any refurbishment or renovation is being planned. There are lots of decisions needed, much discussion, and let’s face it, even some arguments about styles, colours and finishes. Charts with colours for paint choices, home decorating magazines and fabric samples start appearing on dining room tables, and an air of expectation surrounds […]
As every property owner will confirm, moving in is just the first step in a long relationship with your property, and the way in which you make it a home. This is different for everyone, as we all have varying tastes and differing needs. It also involves making your home a place where family and visitors feel welcome.
Are you designing a bathroom for your new home, or perhaps renovating an old, outdated one? Have you been flicking through magazines and web sites for the latest ideas, colours and finishes? Or do you have some ideas of your own? With so much information available, it’s very easy to become overwhelmed.
Don’t Sacrifice Functionality for the Latest […]
Anyone who has had small children in their care will tell you how quickly accidents involving them can occur. Parents and carers must think differently about the hazards around the home, and approach everything from the child’s point of view. They must also understand that a child’s natural curiosity drives what an adult might call risky behaviour.
Young Children […]
Of all the different styles of architecture that have existed since the beginning of recorded history, most of them say something unique about the time and civilization in which they were created. When we think of mystery, for example, the pyramids of Egypt and the tombs of the Pharaohs come to mind. Think of enduring love expressed in stone and […]