If you’ve spent some time picking out the perfect cabinets, countertops, tiles and flooring for your kitchen, you should do the same for your kitchen sink too. Kitchen sinks don’t have to be boring. With the wide variety of kitchen sinks and faucets available in the market, your kitchen sink can actually give your kitchen a bit of edge. Read more
Your sink is the most used part of your kitchen, so it needs to be durable and reflective of your style.
Earlier there wasn’t much variety when it came to kitchen sinks but today they are available in all kinds of shapes and styles. You can be conservative with your choice and opt for a simple sink or go all out and pick something funky that grabs everyone’s attention as soon as they step into the kitchen.
If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen, keep your eye out for these stylish yet functional sinks: Read more
Home is where your heart is. At least for most of us! The aesthetic of your home is not just about pleasing and impressing those who visit. Psychology actually suggests the way your home is designed and ordered actually influences your emotional wellbeing!
One way to reinvent your home is to tear the place down and have it renovated. That is however a little extreme! Another way is to redecorate and reorder in order to make better use of the space hence allowing the space to shine!
Tips and Tricks
We’re going to share a few tips and pointers on the basics of reinventing your home. We’re also going to discuss a few things to look out for when shopping for household items or visiting a household items store. These things will help facilitate, enhance or contribute to whatever change is being suggested!
Here are five essentials when reinventing your home space!
The first thing you want to do when reinventing your home space is to de-clutter. In other words, clear the space up a little. A cluttered space is not a cozy space but an untidy one! If you feel like there is always too much stuff lying about or on display and you would do better with a little organization and order, look into storage.
Racks, open shelves and baskets are all excellent ways to make a humble addition to your home aesthetic while addressing the problem of clutter!
Sometimes a space could use a little re-coloring with regard to the wall paint or wallpaper. Changing the colors of the walls can at times make a massive difference with regard to how a space looks. A general rule of thumb is darker colors contribute to making a space look cozier but smaller too. Light colors help spaces open up a little.
Sometimes we have lovely homes, colors, furniture and still don’t manage to achieve the aesthetic were looking for. This is probably because where on their own, your household items and your home are spectacular. When put together however, they are incompatible. If you feel your furniture and other items are clashing with the going theme of your house have them replaced. Get a sense of the going themes in your home so that the next time you visit a household item store; you know exactly what to look for.
Lighting your Life
Another small change that goes a long way is lighting. With the right lighting you can completely alter the ambiance and aesthetic of a given space. You can influence warmth, size and how cozy a space feels just by a little light adjustment.
Lamps both table type and standing are a great way to alter and adjust the light and how it looks in a given room or space. Invest in a few table lamps for smaller spaces and stand up lamps for larger areas such as the living or dining room!
Bits and Bobs
Once you have de-cluttered, re-lighted, color corrected and set a theme for the home (in other words pretty much established your new home aesthetic), it is time for the final touches. Depending on what kind of an overall look you have gone for, you might want to add decorations or items to enhance the going ambiance. This could be anything from vases and wall hangings to incense or oil burners as well as other decorative and semi-functional items.
Just remember, as we said in the point above; try to make sure the little accessories you add to your home space to not clash with the going theme!
The Joy of Reinventing
Reinventing your home space is an extremely enjoyable process. Further, it makes your home look and feel better and can actually benefit the emotional wellbeing of those living there! If you follow the prescribed tips and pointers, you won’t go wrong!
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We want our home to be a reflection of all the things we love. While a Pinterest-like decor would be amazing, it’s not necessary. You need to be able to feel comfortable in every room and be able to “connect” with your house. Read more
Your home is not just a reflection of all things you love. It’s a reflection of your vision, your taste, and imagination.
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The magical world of kitchen cabinetry is complicated. While most people just buy the most expensive or the most stylish option commercially available, we believe that the right cabinetry is the first step of increasing the life expectancy your kitchen.
We aren’t all born with an inherent sense of aesthetic. A large amount of our understanding of beauty, aesthetic and what looks good develops when we are children. This, however, continues to evolve over the course of our lives.
How is this Relevant?
What appeals to you visually can often change, evolve and develop over the course of time. What you once found beautiful or aesthetically appealing might not seem so a few years or even months down the line.
Clothes and Homes
One thing we purchase in based on comfort, as well as practicality, is clothes. We buy clothes we like, follow trends that are hot and eventually get rid of them or give them away. The good thing about clothes is when you start realizing the style in question does not suit you any longer, you replace them.
Homes on the other hand are a bit trickier. You can’t replace them when you want. At least not without a degree of trouble.
When it Dawns on You
Sometimes it might dawn on you that the home you live in is victim to certain flaws in design and aesthetic. We’re going to go over three common interior design problems and what you could do to address them!
At times due to a lack of rooms or divisions, you might want to double up your basement into a den or study or your sitting area to space for the kids to play as well. In situations like this, there are times when there is just too much happening. This makes your space look cluttered and untidy.
What to do?
Vary the light: Using varying lighting in this situation can be helpful. Different lampshades and lighting should serve to create a sense of separation and tidiness.
Install a Screen: Another thing that could help is the installation of a lightwood or glass screen to divide sections of the room.
Have the room Renovated and Resized: This involves hiring a professional contractor but a room renovation and resizing will give you the space and aesthetic you need without being too heavy on your wallet!
There are times when the house you purchase is perfect…all except that one room. Many pre-built homes come with rooms that are over or undersized. The problem with smaller rooms, however, is no matter how much you try, they always look cluttered.
Further, too much furniture can sometimes also make them seem claustrophobic.
What to do?
Go Minimal: The first step is to get rid of extra furniture. Chairs, tables, couches, anything that is heavy and takes up space but is not always in use.
Play with Color: Try out using different colors on the walls. Lighter shades are known to make spaces look larger whereas darker ones give the impression of being closed and small. Try out a light shade on three walls alternating one for variety!
Get it Resized: Having a room resized is a great way to nip the small space and clutter problem in the bud!
Outdated Styles and Conflicting Themes
Our homes sometimes reflect the aesthetics of the times that they were built in. The 80s, for instance, was all about gold and gaudiness, the 90s a little more somber, early 2000s minimalist and so on. On occasion, you might find that the tiles, fixtures or other installations in your home no longer seem appealing. Further, they do not match with furniture and items that came in later!
What to do?
Embrace it: One way to go about this is to embrace the old look of your home and proceed to restore what you need to. Further, ensure the items you bring in to match the already set theme in your home.
Have the fixtures and tiles changed: Another thing you could do is go in for a simple fixture and tile replacement. This should help update the look of your home to a degree.
Full Remodeling: Last but not least, if you have the funds go in for a full bathroom or kitchen remodeling and have your home redesigned just the way you want it!
We do not always have to feel the same about things we once found appealing forever. For those that require professional services such as interior design or any kind of construction, renovation or home remodeling services in or around the Shreveport area check out your options and get to it!
Showcase Homes & Remodeling Inc. is credited with over 30 years of experience in construction as well as a reliable reputation and superior work quality with regards to ground up building, design and custom home remodeling.