Maintain your old Siemens Hipath system

Putting Passion Back Into Home Decorating

For most people, they can count the times they redecorate their homes in a lifetime on one hand. It's a shame because this is not because they don't have great ideas about how they want their homes to be, but that the thought of redecorating brings the following obstacles to mind:

  • Where to put up if I am renovating?

  • I have accumulated a lot of furniture and household items, how in the world can we integrate them with this ultra modern design I am interested in?

  • We have spent all that money doing up the place when we moved in and now we have to do away with it? What a waste.

  • It's one big financial outlay!

But our tastes change, moods change over time. New notions inspire us even after we completed our renovations. Is there a way to invest in our homes in a flexible, relaxing and manageable way? To be able to afford stylish home transformations year after year?

Yes! This does call for a whole new way of looking at home renovations, not as a singular large-scale undertaking but modular projects that keeps the design process fluid and fun.

Modular transformations: Where to start?

Amazing transformations can be achieved by changing colour and texture around the house with a new coat of paint, new fabrics or overlays. A homeowner is taken by the Asian resort-style at a holiday trip to Bali wanted to give his home that same feel in his home. What he did was to overlay wooden decking in a strategic section of his living room, added indoor landscaping and enhanced his lighting. The solution was effective and relatively cheap.

To be able to enjoy many years of such surface transformations at a whim without major hacking and construction work, you will need good planning at the start. A good home design is all about form and structure, storage planning and circulation of movement. These are important decisions that homeowners need to make and should not be based on preferences for style as these change over time, but on lifestyle, family timetables, day-to-day habits and future household needs.

Good planning that takes these human factors into account will ensure that no matter how often you choose to make transformations in your home or how radical the style, it doesn't throw your lifestyles out of whack by negatively impacting critical spaces, creating odd corners and circulation of movement. This home improvement blueprint can also guide you in making those big-ticket furniture purchases and lessen the urge for impulsive imprudent buys.

With a good understanding of the form and movement in your home as well as lifestyle needs, embarking on small-scale projects to give your home a new look and feel, be it asian, modern classic or gothic revival, would be fun, fulfilling and ultimately successful.

On a more personal level, families can also use this kind of home planning exercise as a way to find out more about each other's lifestyle needs and involve everyone in the vision of making their homes cosy, lively and liveable.

Lighting - Endless possibilities with a small budget.

Everyone's moods are ever changing - sunny and bright, contemplative, dark, romantic, sultry - if only you could transform your home as often as you change your moods!

You can with the right lighting. The same room can look vastly different under different modes of illumination. A good lighting system will afford you a variety of lighting conditions, soft and warm for entertaining, bright and efficient for household chores like ironing, focused and glare-free for reading.

If you have a small budget and big plans for your home, designing a multi-purpose lighting system may be your finest investment. Lighting not only invokes fancy, it also helps put an attractive glow on old, uncoordinated furnishings (and don't we all have those around the house).

Home designing and decorating can be a most frustrating yet infinitely fulfilling activity. Start with a bright attitude, a good understanding of the design process and plenty of communication between family members and you are not likely to go wrong.

About The Author

Veronyka is a partner and designer at Incubate Interior Design, Singapore. She writes articles for "All About Design", Incubate's ezine at www.incubate.com.sg

veronyka@incubate.com.sg

In The News:

Kim Jong Un vows no more nuclear or missile tests
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:12:00 +0100
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says Pyongyang has suspended its nuclear and long-range missile tests, and will shut down its atomic test site.

Grave mistake to think Kim is backing down
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:01:00 +0100
Against a backdrop of 2017's escalating tensions and threats of attack, North Korea's announcement that it is suspending all nuclear and missile tests seems a dramatic change of course.

Avicii to Max Martin: How Sweden dominates pop music
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:10:00 +0100
You probably didn't know it, but when you're humming to old classics by Britney or new music from Nicki Minaj or Katy Perry, a lot of the time you're actually enjoying the musical composition of talented Swedes.

India bids to bring in death penalty for child rapists
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:53:00 +0100
India is set to introduce the death penalty for anyone found guilty of raping girls under the age of 12.

Portman defends awards ceremony decision
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:53:00 +0100
Actor Natalie Portman has defended her decision not to attend a Jewish awards ceremony, saying she can be critical of Israel's leadership without boycotting the whole country.



tikatoshop.it

Erfahrungen mit Pallhuber Wein
Agen Bola SBOBET Terpercaya

Travel in comfort and at your leisure with CT Airlink Limousine & Car Service for top quality private transportation and exceptional customer service. We operate Sedans, SUVs & Vans for CT Car Services to covering all Connecticut airports including Car Service from CT to Newark Airport , Mohegan Casino Uncasville CT, Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket CT, Manhattan Cruise Terminal NYC, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal NYC and Bayonne Cruise Terminal NJ. CT Airlink hire licensed and friendly chauffeurs who have in-depth knowledge of the Areas.

The Increased Popularity of Granite Kitchen Countertops

The popularity of granite kitchen countertops has increased dramatically in... Read More

The Ultimate Strategy for Decorating a Childs Room!

When it comes to decorating a child's room, your approach... Read More

Replacement Sofa Slipcovers Can Instantly Give Your Home A Fresh New Image

Giving you home an instant makeover can be as simple... Read More

A Guide to Discontinued Wedgwood China

Everything has its day and its time, and Wedgwood China... Read More

Dont Just Clean, Organize

Instead of cleaning, decorateTrying to maintain both a beautiful interior,... Read More

Heres Why Interior Decorating Makes A Statement About You

Interior decorating is that medium which can make your closed... Read More

Inuit Stone Sculptures From The Arctic North

When most people think about stone sculptures, it's probably giant... Read More

Redecorating with Shower Curtain Hooks

Shower curtains are a quick and inexpensive way to change... Read More

7 Tips To Note When You Decorate Your Home

When you decorate your home, think twice about the colors... Read More

Let Your Wall Art Define You

Wall art can be defined by family portraits or historical... Read More

The Barkeeps Guide to Buying Bar Stools

Purchasing a bar stool is a very meticulous process that... Read More

About Pine Needle Baskets and How to Use Them in Your Home Decor

Have you ever had the pleasure of strolling through a... Read More

A Guide to Wood Stove Inserts

A wood stove insert serves several purposes. First of all,... Read More

Save Money & Time... Plan Home Decorating Projects

Why is planning home decorating projects important? Let's start by... Read More

Decorating, Where Theres a Will Theres a Way

Decorating anything is one of the easiest things in the... Read More

Decorating on a Shoestring Budget

Right now one of the most popular shows on television... Read More

Blackout Blinds

Tired of waking every morning with a stripe of blinding... Read More

A Look at Picnic Gift Baskets

Picnic gift baskets are a great gift for just about... Read More

A Look at Plantation Shutters

When potential buyers are looking at a home, many upgrades... Read More

The Functions and Benefits Water Softener Salt

Hard water causes an array of problems in home and... Read More

All You Need to Know About Murphy Bed Hardware

The Murphy bed, once the best way to fit into... Read More

Choose The Right Colors and Placement For Your Flowers

Some people have a natural artistic ability when it comes... Read More

What are Water Softeners?

Soap scum. Stiff clothing. Clogged pipes. No matter what you... Read More

Childrens Furniture

Children's bedroom furniture and nursery furniture can help turn a... Read More

Fireplace Candelabras - The Easy Alternative To Burning Wood

It wasn't that long ago that the fireplace was the... Read More