Bedroom Design Ideas

Between sleeping, reading and, quite simply, relaxing, it’s likely you spend a lot of time in your bedroom. It makes sense, then, that you’ve also spent a significant amount of time turning it into your own personal oasis. CONVENTIONAL A conventional bedroom layout is anchored by a bed with a nightstand on either side. Across from the foot of the bed, a dresser should be situated below a mirror. Resist the temptation to add more furniture. You don’t need it. LOUNGE-LIKE If your room has ample space, however, consider creating a lounge-like atmosphere.For creating a separate space for daytime relaxation in your bedroom, situate two lounge chairs across from the foot of the bed with a side table in between them. TINY BEDROOM In tiny bedrooms, it’s important to make us of the side walls and mirrors to open up the space.One space-saving technique is to put the bed against the wall, with a [ Continue reading ]

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Is It A Stack of Books? -NO! It’s A Staircase

It’s truly amazing what some imagination and craftiness can do to a set of stairs! Pippa Branham, a bibliophile from England, painted her staircase to look like the spine of her and her husband’s 13 favorite books. She says that she was inspired by an image she saw on Pinterest. For all of us, Pippa shared some images of how she transformed the  wooden stairs into colorful “books” using brushes, tape, paint and, of course, time (6 weeks). The whole project cost the family less than $200, which was less expensive than carpeting the stairs. Pippa declared that  the most difficult part of the project was painting sets of letters sideways. Pippa is a young mother and to ensure the stairs were safe for kids (and not slippery from the paint), she mixed the paint with a small amount of kid’s play sand to make it grittier. If you are a [ Continue reading ]

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A New Concept – UFO Floating House

With the sea level rising as a result of global warming, the low-lying, peolple found an alteternative for the conventional houses on the ground. The floating house is not a new concept, but some architects took it at a new level – The UFO Floating House. While you can always head for the hills to wait out the apocalypse, a more stylish option could be a fully sustainable floating home from Italian mini yacht-maker Jet Capsule. The company has drawn up a concept for a saucer-shaped UFO, or Unidentified Floating Object, which offers a completely off-grid existence floating on the ocean. The  company’s co-founders, Pierpaolo Lazzarini and Luca Solla, the UFO is intended for “living in a floating house and moving slowly around the world.” “Slowly” in this case means a leisurely maximum speed of 3.5 knots (6.5 km/h, 4 mph), using a waterjet-propelled Torqeedo Deep Blue 1800 electric motor. [ Continue reading ]

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A boring deck or a cool outdoor kitchen?

Imgur user RogerBennett55 was getting no use out of the patio in his backyard, so a change had to be made. He decided that eating and drinking were a few of his favorite pastimes and so that became the genesis for building an outdoor kitchen of his own. Brilliant. After watching a few online tutorials and doing some research on how to design his own kitchen he began to build his dream. And only several weeks of work later he did just that. In his own words, this is exactly how he pulled it off… Building out the U frame. Bar and footrest attached. Starting the Durock installation  Supports for grill and framing for doors. And more Durock Drop in ice chest cutout and door framed Here’s to hoping the grill fits…fingers crossed. Durock nearly done…just need to cutout spot for the Big Green Egg grill in corner.  Grill fits!! Nearly–a little [ Continue reading ]

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An Old Door Design

I found a nice solid old door at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for just a couple of dollars.   The door just happened to be the exact width of two craft crates that I got on sale. I went to the hardware store and got one board to top off the crates and one for a shelf. I replaced the glass with bead board… it was more practical. And then Lots and lots of paint… First I painted everything with black acrylic paint I had left over from another project. Then when that dried I coated everything with a white satin acrylic paint. I put it all together with some brackets and hooks and decorative knobs I got 75% off at the craft store. I then distressed it lightly and glazed it with Valspar Antiquing Glaze. I really like it because I wanted it more black and white than [ Continue reading ]

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Creative lights

Lights are the most important statement in a room/house, so this is why I think that we should invest more in them. Nowadays, we can find lots of different designs for lights, from the most creative ones to the most unbelievable artistic. Do you think how amazing can an apartment become by only having such a light? Think about having minimalist furniture, white wallpapers and a very big and creative light?(a light looking like a man dancing, or like a flower, something that can bring more than 1 color to your room) For those who want to recycle things, it is a great opportunity to make their own recycled light design. In this case, I don’t have money words to say because I think pictures value more than a thousand words.

How to Make a Garden Fountain Out of, Well, Anything You Want

You tried sweating it out in the sauna, you can’t let go in a yoga pose, and om isn’t exactly hitting home. And no wonder—you’re working too hard at relaxing. What you need is a place to sit quietly and contemplate the sounds of nature: birds chirping, breezes blowing, brooks babbling. What—no backyard brook? Not a problem. Just build yourself the next best thing, with a softly trickling garden fountain. The project is nothing to get stressed about. In a mere weekend, you can fountain-ize most any leftover garden ornament, turning it into an enduring monument to tranquillity. Revive a defunct birdbath, declare your own ode to a Grecian urn, or drill holes in a stack of rocks you found on-site, as This Old House technical editor Mark Powers did for a friend one hot afternoon. When the job is finished and your fountain runneth over, you’ll rinse the tension from your [ Continue reading ]

Make your small space look like a big one

Do you think that if you have a small place you can’t design it as good as a big one? That’s a wrong mentality! You can design it as beautiful as a big one or even better. What is the advantage of having a small house? You can find things easier, it will become a cozy place soon, you can live by yourself never wondering what would you do alone in such a big place. So, how can we decorate a small place? – Find that expandable furniture for your place. It will make it more spacious; – Fill it with pictures of your family, friends; – Paint the rooms in a bright color or white ( it will give the impression of a bigger space); – Baskets under the bed are a great place to stash extra stuff; – A bench at the foot of the bed creates plenty [ Continue reading ]

Industrial Inspired Apartment with Meeting Room

Once part of a tenement house built in 1912, this apartment, rearranged by Polish architect Maciej Kurkowski has lived numerous modernizations,process that led to a much plainer structure. In 2013, the upper floor of the building is adopted in order to create an apartment and a conference room. The designers found adequate preserving the raw aspect of the original interiors, so they depicted a plan that kept the initial semblance. The revamp adopt a minimalistic layout, grasping the primary facet of the scope. Simplistic lighting and black ceilings for eye-catching effect, combined with the light-gray walls produce an aura of avant-garde. To enrich the ambience with a bit of tenderness, birch plywood panels are brought in, assembled in triangular shapes. The monochromatic outline was established to ensure a mild picture that eventually harnessed the colourfullness of several abstract works of art. The wide slot has an uncontestable equilibrium. Hence, a [ Continue reading ]

Easter Home Decors

It’s already known how much I love decorating my house/room for special occasions. This means that I will prepare some stuff for Easter. This is not as spectacular as the decorations for Christmas,but it has the same importance for me. First thing it’s the easter themed photo frames; you can place it everywhere in your house and they would look great. Easter themed pillow cases are also essential.   A jar where you can place your decorated eggs it is also essential.   All you have to do now is to cook something delicious for your family, decorate the table and spend this special day together.

Breathtaking Bathroom Design in Sofia,Bulgaria

The twin Bulgarian designers,Desislava Ivanova and Branimira Ivanova, together with Gemelli Design, a studio located in Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, have not recanted in creating another startling design. All their former performances proved to be stunning, and the following designs respect the algorithm. The first configuration, “An Oasis in a Sandstorm” bathroom combines the yellow and purple and merges the lavatory with the bedroom. This daring prototype frames a statuary modern bedroom divided by an evenly fabulous restroom by a glass surface and a fireplace.For a smooth shift between the two rooms, the inventors prefered to utilize glass instead of an opaque material. Furthermore, they have also chosen to carry an identical geometric range of shapes in both arrangements. The contrasting pigments of each space also concur to assure the mild progression between the spaces. The second design,” H20 in Geometry” aims to call attention to the vital bond between the [ Continue reading ]