house paintingThe word ‘DIY’ suggests Do It Yourself. Many people are learning DIY skills these days. This is not only wise but also cost effective. Today we will be discussing some very important tips on DIY house painting.

• Professional Advice: If you have firmly decided to paint your house on your own you need to go to a professional or expert for advice first. You can get professional advice right from them and then proceed. You may also get advice by looking around the internet. You will find a number of websites as well known paint companies that offer helpful and simple advice. You will find all you need to know about painting your house. You’ll find advice for things that include color matching, lighting, interior and space issues etc.

• Buying Quality Paint: Although Even though you can get advice from your local painting contractor, it is always wise to buy house paints from some big hardware store because they offer more reasonable prices than that of the local dealers.

Painting Equipment: While painting your house on your own you need to be very careful with the painting equipment. You must talk to an expert while choosing the painting equipment. You may find painting equipment for various prices and you may think of going for the cheapest one. But remember that will cost you a lot in the end. You get what you pay for. So why not spend an extra few dollars in order to get the best quality products?

Type of Paint: DIY house painters often face the dilemma of whether to use oil paints or water paints. Oil paints are difficult to apply but they are more durable than water paints. On the other hand water paints are easier to apply but are also less durable. The wisest advice is for you use a combination of both. Apply oil paints on windows and doors. Use water paints on weather boards, dry walls etc.

Hope this advice will do some good for you. Happy painting!


Home decoratingHome decorating can be an interesting task which involves using your imaginative ideas to make simple yet remarkable changes in your home. Professionals can be appointed for the purpose of decorating the house for those who can afford to spend money. Hired contractors who are experienced in this field can transform a boring, gloomy room into a bright and lovely place to live in.

Tuscan Style is a great home decorating idea. It is an Italian country design which is easy to implement and is beautiful as well. To add texture to the wall plaster is used in this style. Tile mosaics or stones for tables are recommended. This style makes the use of wood for making frameworks, furniture that makes all of them look aged, old or antique. Tuscan fabrics or fabrics made of abaca fibers, tobacco cloth or savannah cloth are mostly used. These can be used to make curtains, screens, drapers etc, because of their weight and excellent quality. This style makes use of colors like red and yellow. Using these colors to decorate accessories is very common. Materials resembling the sea or the forest are greatly used in Tuscan style home decorating. The theme generally being nature based.

You can also give your house an antique look by buying various items from museums or auctions. You can also have interior decorating books and magazines. They will expand your knowledge of how to decorate your home and give various helpful ideas. Decorative ladders can be used for home decorating. It gives a rustic appearance to your house, while being useful also. Decorative molding can be used to enhance or highlight certain portions of your house like the wall, ceiling or floors. You can also change the interiors of your home based on the various seasons.

patio decorYour patio is your beloved home extension where you can spend your leisure time with family or plan the weekend parties with close friends. It’s a really useful extension, provided you care well. If you too have a patio and you want to relish it at its best, make sure you maintain it in tip top condition. The article here provides some tips on how to decorate and maintain your patio to assure the perfect welcoming feel.

Patio decoration

You can liven up your patio space with colorful potted plants. Flowers always assure a fresh and fragrant ambience around. Then, you should also arrange for patio furniture- a small coffee table and four chairs are enough for your patio set. It’s good if you can put up an umbrella over the furniture to protect your patio moments from sudden downpour. Many homeowners prefer to fix up a swing in the patio area- it’s always lovely to sway around on a breezy fall or spring afternoon.

Patio maintenance

You must always keep you patio clean & decluttered. The patio is usually used as the dumping zone for left-overs, tools and bikes. If you want a functional home extension you have to be very serious with the patio clean-up. Some of the smart homeowners arrange for a shaded area inside the patio to store their tools and bikes, ensuring a dapper feel for the rest of the patio. You should also be careful about the nasty weed growth in the patio. The patio cracks are often the hub of weeds ranging from the small to larger bushy ones. Make sure to kill off any weed growth you find immediately. One can take to a good weed killer here but avoid using it on windy days. Then you must scrub the patio regularly to ward off any existence of algae or moss.

The best way to make use of the space in your backyard is by installing a pool. This idea is sure to make everyone at your home jump and scream with excitement. Though the thought of it may sound like the perfect idea, installing and maintaining come with their own set of workload. When you have completely decided on installing a backyard pool, then you should opt for Vinyl liners. They are not difficult to maintain and are affordable. You can also opt for Fiber glass although they are less affordable than Vinyl glass but equally easy to maintain.

After this, you need to make sure the deck around your pool is large enough to accommodate BBQ’s, picnic table and other activities. The color, pattern, design and styling of the deck should be able to compliment your house in such a way that it does not compromise on the modern look.

Home decor ideas, home decorYou can now create a personalized and unique look for your home with the help of some creative art. There are many things in our home which we can use in order to make your home look lovelier. You can use a stack of bangles and make various dream catchers and use netted paper or cloth with glitters for a wall hanging.

You can also make your own picture frames with cardboard or wood (if you have the skill) and paper Mache. Use bright colors for these things so that they can stand out from the rest of the items. If you have lots of old CDs in your house, you can use them as wall hangings too. Use fabric colors to paint patterns deigns or cartoons and hang them up for a shiny and bright look. You can even use your own paintings and art work to hang them up as wall decor items.

bedroom decor, bedroomA geek chic can be defined as those people who are obsessed with knowledge, passionate about uncommon knowledges and interests, and have a great love for technology gadgets. Geek chic kind of decoration is getting popular these days. Any room can be made to look like a geek chic, this article will focus on how making the bedroom look like a geek chic.

• You can choose to have dark colors for wall paint.
• Hang some old looking fancy chandelier in your bedroom.
• Try hanging some odd looking paintings or art, wallpapers with a totally different form of framing technique.
• Place some ancient medium sized figurines.
• Your pillow covers should have some abstract art or designs.
• For storing your clutter, use a vintage looking locker.
• Some prefer to use sign boards made of wood in their rooms.
• An old wooden globe with brass stand can add the geek chic look to it.
• Do not overdo any of the decorating work in the room.

lamps shades, home decorThere are a few things that you have to consider when you are trying to make your own lampshade. First of all, you will have to get a pattern for the fabric or the paper. This paper or the fabric will be covering the lampshade. It is important that a big work surface is created for this job. The top, the bottom and the sides of the shade has to be marked with chalk or pencil.

Then, you will have to get the lampshade rolled across the paper or the fabric until it has rotated fully. The end of your shade has to be marked with chalk or pencil. The pattern has to be cut with the use of scissors. You should also lave an inch extra on all sides so that the paper or the fabric can be secured. These are some of the things that you have to do in order to create your own lampshade.

French Windows, livinh room decorHome décor occupies the top position on the priority list for homeowners. A beautiful home can only be skillfully decorated if the right elements and items are used. Doors and windows play an important role in a house as they provide a pathway for light, fresh air and sunlight. They also are our connection to the outer world. French windows are in very popular, especially in large houses, mostly in the living room area.

French windows are generally available on aluminum or UPVC frames. Durability is a positive factor with these frames. French windows add a touch of sheer class to your living room and the staircase landing. A bright room with adequate ventilation is the best your house can have. Vinyl framed windows offer effortless maintenance that makes it easier to have them installed. Since the living room is an important part of the house providing entertainment and leisure, these windows not only add elegance but are very useful in providing sufficient light and air passage.

Install stair rails, stairsStair railings give your home the perfect look that you want. But sometimes installing stair railings become a very hard task. When it comes to installing stair railings, some guidelines must be followed to properly complete the installation.

The first step is to evaluate the railing location. Measurement should be taken from the top of the landing to stair bottom and then an extra 2 feet is to be added to that measurement. The second step is to buy the correct materials. Materials should be bought according to the measurements like a 90 second epoxy, few brackets for the handrail, etc. when it comes to buying the railing; there are several varieties to select from like pine, oak or poplar. Thirdly get in contact with a professional builder to install the stair railings. Fourthly you need to decide on the finishing part like if you want the end part rounded for safety. Lastly you need to know how to maintain your stair railing properly.

Tips to decorate study room, home decor tipsAre you planning to décor up your study aesthetically? Well then reading this article might help you adorn your study in a unique way. First of all you have to decide who will be using this study, if it’s for a school going child then the décor will be different from the décor style of the study for a teenage girl. Getting a theme would be great and thus you can paint the study with sponge paints and then can hang posters or paintings depending on your taste.

Your study should reflect your personality therefore do not make the study clumsy with lots of furniture and let the furnishing be really less clustered. Keeping objects with bright colors in your study will be a good idea as vibrant colors excite everyone.
Keeping a decent looking desk with a couple of chairs and a book closet is a must for your study.

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