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5 Unique Ways To Use Pegboards For Home Organization

Getting organized is more of a journey than a destination. Just when you think, you have organized everything and there is nothing new that might pop up, we are wrong. The new trending organizer in most spaces is the *drum roll please* pegboard.

Yes! You read that right. Pegboards are typically used to train the motor skills for toddlers but some genius converted it into a full-on organizing wall for every room. LEt’s take a look at some ways this latest obsession can make your life easier and more organized:

1. Sort Kitchen Supplies

Adding a pegboard to your kitchen instantly adds more space without compromising the design or overall look. Small things such as mortars, petter shakers, or other spatulas will be taking space on your countertops. Moreover, homes with young children benefit from this a lot. Children have the tendency to open drawers and take out all the cutlery but with this pegboard, you can place everything they need on the board. Pegboards are also being used in modern kitchens to double as backsplashes too. Also, if you feel like adding plants to your kitchen but are out of space, adding small pots to the pegboard can be a great idea.

2. Gallery Wall

Fond of paintings but don’t want to commit to the permanence? Or does it go with your decor? Pegboards to the rescue. Getting a pegboard wall can not only give you more space to hang your decorations and paintings but also saves you from having lots of holes in your wall. It allows you to change as and when needed. If you are someone who works with the camera and needs a new studio every week. Having pegboards and being able to change the decor for every recording is a game-changer. Moreover, if you want to display a collection temporarily pegboards can be handy in this department too.

3. Table Runner

A table runner that can hold things and clear out space near your hands, seriously where is the genius of the year award? Dinner tables are typically full of things and can sometimes be annoying while enjoying your meals. A table runner that can hold things for you if placed on a stick is a game-changer. These can be very useful for parties. You can stick some appetizers on sticks and place them all over your table run. Fewer dishes to wash looks beautiful and makes you appear smart * wink* *wink*

4. Office Area

If you are someone who likes to have a dedicated office space for working but doesn’t have enough room yet, pegboard is the answer. Placing a pegboard in front of a table and an office chair can not only organize your sticky notes and staplers etc but also give you that little office setting you are hoping for. It’s a clean DIY way of organizing. This idea can also be used for creating a homework space for your kids. Easy to clean, fun, and keeps everything in one place.

5. Organize Your Laundry Room

Our typical basements or laundry rooms can be an organizational minefield but now that we know of pegboards, it doesn’t have to be. It’s the ideal way to keep your supplies at hand, in one place, and displayed beautifully. Moreover, if you have stuff lying around in your basement it is a health hazard while doing your laundry. Hardware supplies lying around in your basement/laundry room can also be very easily organized. One other benefit would be, you don’t need child drawer locks anymore. You can just place hazardous stuff on the top of the pegboard.

Lastly, pegboards are used mostly as steady mounting on the wall but they can be used in your cupboards, closets and can be converted into sliding shelves as well.  Pegboards will help you keep everything handy saving you space but also no one can get out of chores because they couldn’t find something. Let us know of any unusual places you have placed your pegboards on. 

6 Different Ways You Can Renovate A Bonus Room In Your Home

Bonus rooms also known as flex rooms are unused rooms around the house in addition to the living room, guest room and the bed rooms. Since they don’t have a designated use you can repurpose them in different ways. They sometimes come with challenging layouts but there’s nothing you can’t fix with a little bit of clever planning!

If you’re scratching your head over how to define that awkwardly placed space in your home, here’s a list of ideas we put together to get your design juices flowing:

1. Kids Activity Room:

If you have kids, you can definitely use your bonus room as a kids activity room. This will help you keep your home away from the constant mess that kids tend to make and you won’t have to collect toys from all over the house all the time. With a designated space to play, it’ll just be one room to clean. You can also put a chalkboard in there and a study table so it can also be used to do homework away from other distractions. Use shelves and organisers to store toys and school supplies and turn the space into a fun activity room!

2. Home Office:

If you work from home, you can totally use your bonus room as an office. Since there will be no noise or distractions, it will be really easy to focus on work. You can renovate it to look professional, place an office desk and a couple of chairs, shelves and organisers around to complete your office look. Make sure there’s ample light in the room to make work easier. It also gives a quiet space for making conference calls or attending clients, and becomes a catalyst for productivity!

3. Home Gym:

Finally getting in the mood to complete a fitness challenge? A bonus room can definitely work as a gym or yoga studio. People who work as fitness instructors can use a home gym since gyms are closed during the pandemic. Place some mats, necessary workout equipment, calming scents and reed diffusers, and a stereo system and viola, your very own home gym is good to go!

4. Library or Reading Nook:

Bonus rooms come with challenging layouts and often strange angles which might work out for a bedroom, office or even a gym, but one thing you can use it for no matter how many corners it has, is a library and a reading nook! You can create your DIY shelves or get some old drawers from a flea market, place some cushions in a corner, a lamp and some covers and have your own library with a reading nook ready to go. It will help keep the noise and distraction away and make for a perfect relaxing spot!

5. Home Theatre:

The concept of home theatres has mostly only existed in luxury homes with plenty of empty space and rooms. But you can create your own theatre with just a projector, some couches, bean bag chairs or even mattresses, and an empty wall. This is a perfect hangout spot with your friends and since the theatres are closed due the pandemic, and you totally create your own mini cinema at home (where you’re allowed to take in your own snacks!).

6. Laundry Room:

If you don’t have a separate laundry room in your home, you can use the bonus room as one. This is actually the most common use of a bonus room. Just keep all your necessary laundry stuff in the room and keep the piles of laundry hidden away!

Bonus rooms are a luxury in itself because you can use them to make up for whatever your home is missing. And it doesn’t have to stay the same! For example if you were using your bonus room as a kids activity room, you can turn it into a hangout spot once they’ve grown up. So if you have a bonus room in your home, use it as an opportunity to get your DIY juices flowing this pandemic and create something awesome out of it!

Make Your Home Look Like You Hired An Interior Designer

1.Website/ Magazines Are Full Of Inspirations

We all know somebody who is an avid “pinner” on Pinterest. It could either be you or one of your friends but the point is that everybody craves a good home interior. In this digital age most of decor websites or apps can spark a flame of creativity, we often think we never had. Begin by making an inspiration board for your home decor and scour the internet especially Pinterest for different home styles that might be of appeal to you. Save pictures and designs that excite you. After hunting, If you don’t have a budget look for creative ways to get these designs done using DIY methods. If you have the budget then we will say “ ooh fancy” and then recommend you to hire an interior designer for your home. 

2. Color Scheme

After you have collected some ideas of the styles of decoration that you would like around your house, it’s time to pick color schemes. Colour schemes are one of the toughest parts of decorating your home. Look at your inspiration boards across websites or apps or pictures and see what colors or patterns emerge again and again and try to pick three to four shades of that. One main color for the walls and a second for the couches & chairs which would have to complement the ones on the walls and a third color that adds a pop to your accessories such as trays, small decorative pieces, and baskets.

Moreover, consider adding light to your home because all of these colors will only look as good as the light they are surrounded by. The formula of three colors in any combination is a good way to start. Just remember that three is always better than two in a room well done. Not only does it take out the boring but also gives it an extra oomph.

3. Texture Is Your Friend

 If you are a person of single colors then texture is your best friend. If you look at single-color rooms at first glance they might seem painted or done in one color but if you look closely there are different sheets of the same color to add texture to the room. The texture can be added using fabrics/textiles such as draperies, velvet chairs, cushions, throws, and blankets, etc.

To bring a dull room to light, texture plays an important role and it also speaks volumes about the personality of the owner. Make sure that you pick out the textures that suit your lifestyle. For example, if you have kids or dogs a cotton sofa is a bad idea but a mohair chair or darker leather sofa will suit your needs. If you love luxury then consider some high-end pillows and draperies.

4.Trays, Bowls, And Baskets

Do you want to know what screams “ An interior designer did this”,  using trays, decorative bowls, and baskets. Using an arrangement or a collection of them anywhere in your home can add a lot of glitz and glamour to your place. A small tray, a couple of books,  an Ottoman, and some pretty candles can add a lot of design will a lot of design to your home. If you are inclined towards a rustic approach then try wooden baskets throughout your home or you could also decorate different rooms with different approaches throughout, each having a little niche of its own. You can also use these trays to put in small items such as soaps, candles, or leftover buttons and use them as pieces of display art. 

Now that you have some idea of how to do your home like an interior designer, it’s time to get these tips into action. Sites like MyMove and spruce can help you accent your kitchen and home. Whether you are rustic, minimalistic or full-on pop of color, there is something for everyone. Let us know how you DIY your home to look like a designer did it

8 Affordable Ways To Give Your Bedroom A Luxurious Looks

When it comes to adding glamour to the bedroom people often assume that it will take buying expensive things and hiring a top notch interior designer. Well that is not true at all. You just need to make a plan according to your budget and can just reorganise things and make little changes in your bedroom to make it look luxurious. Design your bedroom because it is the room where you spend most of your time.

Here are 8 ways to make your bedroom look luxurious without spending too much money: 

1. Add Mirrors On The Wall 

Mirrors on the wall add texture as well as give a glamorous look to your bedroom. It is one of the simplest ways to make your room look aesthetically pleasing. You can buy a new one or just can redesign an old one by framing it in different colours. There are different sizes and styles of mirrors which you can choose according to your needs. 

2. Style The Bed

To add a glamorous touch to your bedroom, you do not need a huge bed. It is just that you need to style it by adding similar bed-side tables and by putting beautiful and matching lamps. Add some cushions on the bed as well to make it look glamorous. Put them in an organised way so it gives a neat look to the room. Keep the bedside tables uncluttered and put some candles there for a nice comforting look of your bed.  While you do this, it is also important that you get rid of all the other stuff and put them in the drawers. 

3. Decorate With Frames and Art Pieces  

Frames on the wall can give a beautiful touch to the overall look of the room. You can go for wooden frames or pastels to match the furniture and the colour scheme of your room. Do not go for darker frames because it won’t match with all the other things and will look out of the place. Keep this in mind while buying art pieces. Art pieces add a personal touch to the space and make it meaningful and priceless. 

4. Remove Unnecessary Furniture.  

Do not put extra or huge furniture in your room as it will make your bedroom look smaller. You just need a bed, side tables and a chair or sofa, that is enough to make your room look luxurious. If you have any other furniture in the room that you do not use, then get rid of it and place it in another room. 

5. Add Plants and Flowers. 

To give a more natural look to the room, add plants and flowers. Put a vase on the side tables. It will make your room look pretty. Choose plants that you like and place them in corners and sides of your bed. They will definitely add a glamorous touch to your bedroom. 

6. Place A Rug In The Centre.

Placing a rug in the centre of your bedroom will enhance the whole look of your room as it will add texture and warmth. You can simply choose a design that you like because there are so many different types of rugs available, ranging from florals to plain designs in different colours. 

 7. Focus On The Lighting. 

Make sure the lighting in your bedroom is perfect. Fix the lights on the ceiling and walls if it is not working. Add warm lights for a soothing look.  Table lamps also add glamour so do not forget to buy those. Wall lamps are another good option for a fancy touch to the bedroom.  

These are some of the ways you can give a luxurious look to your bedroom. You can always buy inexpensive things and make your bedroom look glamorous in no time. You just need to arrange things in a proper way and declutter the space. 

5 Reasons You Should Remodel Your Kitchen Today

The new decade has brought some amazing kitchen remodeling concepts that make your older kitchen a bit outdated. Maybe your marble countertops need a better finishing of butcher block, granite, or quartz which are undoubtedly more durable and long-lasting, or your all-white kitchen is now deemed boring and the bold monochromes have taken the walls and flooring and the textured wooden tones to add a rustic touch in your kitchen. Or your open kitchen is substituted with the closed and concealed ones. So if you care to keep up with the latest trends of kitchen remodeling, let’s find out why you need to remodel your kitchen today and the trends that must be incorporated into it. 

1. Concealed Kitchens Are The New Trend 

The new kitchen designs are compact and concealed. The idea behind the notion is maximum efficiency and durability and minimum clutter and interference. For that reason, careful consideration is vital to utilize every inch of the space while keeping enough space to move around. To start with, the cabinets must be built on one wall, instead of larger style dressers, and work with tall wall units to streamline space. Breakfast bars and kitchen islands are a must but with careful dimensions, although a floating island is a better option. 

2. Subtle Floorings For Warm Vibes 

The terra cotta flooring promises a traditional yet unique and elegant kitchen for those who love earthy and warm tones of potted plants and green gardens. Pair the earthy flooring with brass hardware and soaprock countertops for a unique and happening look to your kitchen. The terracotta tiles are handmade and along with flooring, if you want to decorate your kitchen walls with refined texture, try cement or terracotta tiles in vibrant or neutral hues according to your taste.

3. Kitchen Ceiling Are Equally Important 

People spend thousands of dollars renovating their kitchens and slip one of the most important areas that could otherwise bring a lot of novelty and elegance into their space. Yes, we are talking about the kitchen ceiling. Adorn your regular ceiling with groin vault, shed style, coffered, beams,  drop and tray ceiling, or with the ceiling tiles. Among all of them, the angled glass kitchen ceilings are the most trendy in small contemporary kitchens. Or if you don’t want to spend much, add a popping wallpaper, wood paneling or just a refreshing coat of paint to add a flair.

4. Conceal Your Appliances 

The new decade is all about concealed kitchens. The kitchen cabinetry system is designed in a way that reduces the presence of small appliances on the countertop. Or a hidden station to conceal dishwashers, kettle and toaster, microwave, and even fridge. The aesthetic and alignment of kitchen appliances with the tiles, wall color, backsplash, and the kitchen island has always been a daunting task, so rather than getting two-toned, or mix and match, concealing these appliances is deemed as a perfect solution in order to maintain a compact kitchen. 

5. Vibrant Colors Are A Must!

The all-white kitchens are meticulously impeccable. Although the latest trend is more about vibrant and striking colors. Whether it’s the cabinet color or the walls behind them, a popped-out color is all your kitchen needs to keep up a modern approach. As of today the black cabinets are certainly trendy, but don’t go all black, nix it with the sleek upper wood textured cabinets, open shelving would be even better. As of the dark drama, the black color emits fiery energy, liveliness, and sumptuousness in your kitchen. 

The kitchen is the most multifunctional place in a house. Investing and upgrading it brings an invaluable addition to your home both while you are living in it and when you intend to sell your property. 

5 Essential Additions To Your Home Renovation Plan

What is the purpose of renovating your home if it does not bear any fruit? Imagine going through  weeks of struggles, spending all your savings and yet the outcome is not pleasing enough. Your home renovation plan must add value to your house. You are definitely free to make your own decisions, and choose what’s best for your home. However, there are few essential additions that would add more flexibility to your lifestyle. These additions won’t get you bankrupt or become a nightmare. But rather add a unique twist that would add comfort and value to your home. We suggest that if you’re interested in getting one step closer to the house of your dreams keep reading. 

Let’s dig into those essential additions nobody told you about! 

1. Install A Security System 

Security concerns are a priority even if you live in a safe neighborhood. Renovation days are chaotic to say the least. The frequent coming and going of designers, contractors, laborers can be distracting. As it is most likely that you would not be at home 24/7 to keep a check. The solution? Install cameras and video doorbells to monitor your home at all times, you can even check the footage later on. Smart locks prove to be extremely beneficial as well. These precautions can be fruitful for the coming years as well. A smart security system will help you keep your house safe no matter where you are.  

2. Cost Estimates 

Home renovation plans always have an estimated cost of everything. The budget is set and the goal is to fulfill the expenses within that range. Yet, this is not the safest option. Your estimate can be proven wrong. It is preferable to always add 20 percent of the estimated cost. It might help you save more than you could think of. Additional estimates are safe and save you from going bankrupt! But always try making a budget and sticking to it. 

3. Don’t Be A Control Freak 

This isn’t a silly addition! We have a habit of noting down everything and expecting for things to go as per the plan. The obsession with perfection can lead to major mishaps if things don’t go well. It is good to have control but if things are not going as per the plan, you need not to fret. Let them go with the flow and wait for the end results. At times, it’s best to trust the universe for making it right. You can renovate your home but not your health! So stop worrying about every small thing and learn to ignore some problems too! 

4. Never Stop Interrogating 

While we are a strong believer of not worrying too much we still believe that curiosity ain’t a bad thing and asking questions is definitely not. We can never be 100% sure of our choices. If you have any doubts or any queries then don’t hold back. Ask away from professionals, designers, contractors as many questions as you want. Be sure about every decision till the very end. Questions don’t cost anything so feel free, it is YOUR home we are talking about! So never hesitate to ask the important questions even if you think they might seem a little dumb. 

5. The Right Replacements 

Your entire home renovation plan is of no use if you have not replaced the windows, installed ceiling fans, and upgraded the kitchen cabinets and handles. These minute details are essential to make your home look better and increase its value. Instead of cheap plastic or aluminum blinds, opt for plantation shutters or wooden drapes. Save your electricity bills and instead of hefty air conditioning install ceiling fans. If you wish to sell your home, make sure that the kitchen looks chic and classy. It needs to be appealing for the eye but more than that it needs to have quality hardware. 

No home renovation plan can be perfect and save you from worrying in the end but we hope that with these essentials we may be able to help minimize the stress. 

5 Tips To Maximize Your Small Kitchen Space

You may suffer the lack of space in your kitchen while you are in the process of renovation. But there are plenty of reasons why small is better; small spaces are easier to decorate, easier to keep clean, and easier to organize. Many of us have small kitchens so we‘ll be discussing about maximizing your small kitchen space and how to make it feel bigger than it actually is, without breaking the bank.

1. Storage spaces:

The first area we must focus on is storage. In case you have so many utensils and gadgets, perhaps a purge is a good idea but before you purge, think of different ways to store items outside of kitchen cabinetry. For example, who needs a pot drawer, if you can hang your pot drawers on the wall in a creative and decent manner. Any wall space becomes a key area for storage if utilized smartly. Hanging it up means you can free up space in your cabinetry for other items. Choose anything that you would like to have at arm’s reach and hang them on the wall. Adding some decorative items like plants for a different texture and a burst of color along with your utensil will add value to your design.

2. Open shelving:

Think about how you can display your fancy dishware and decorative items. Open shelving with incredible functionality is an excellent option. Tuck some buckets or stools underneath open shelves for a little extra something you may not have had space for, in your small kitchen. It also helps to avoid people from getting too close to the open shelves. You can also use your windows for storage space as well as add few shelves up high where you can display some decorative items and still get your view. The key to keep all the stuff outside the cabinet is to keep them organized and tidy. Group like-minded things together or group them by color to make it all look cohesive. Moreover, Cabinets all above the ceiling maximize your storage spaces automatically.

3. Flooring:

Floor plays a vital role in making your kitchen practical and user friendly. Sometimes small kitchens means you have very limited surface areas. Therefore, you have to find out how to expand your walkways effectively. Light Colors and Bright places always makes the space feel bigger, so opt for light shade while choosing flooring for smaller kitchens.

4. Countertops:

We would all love a kitchen island if room allows that, Island will provide much needed surface area as well as storage space, additional sitting or both. If you do not have enough space for an island in your kitchen, you may add a folding table. A folding table is as functional as an island. Many foldable tables have tops that can be adjusted to change their height, position, shape, or size according to your needs.

5. Color and design:

Bold colored kitchen becomes a real conversation starter and any bold color will make your kitchen a focal point no matter what your kitchen size is. You will actually forget how small your kitchen is when you catch a vibe with bold color. On the other hand, white will always make the space feel larger, so an all-white kitchen will give you that larger feeling.

Flat paneled cabinet doors will also make space look larger because it has less detail to focus on. Using mirrors in your kitchen will open things visually as well. You can add mirrors to the cabinet fronts or add a mirrored backsplash on one side of your kitchen. It is a way to fool your eyes by reflecting more light while also giving you the illusion of more space beyond.

7 Common Kitchen Design Mistakes And How To Fix Them

Kitchens are the most popular to renovate. Choosing beautiful finishes and fixtures for your new kitchen is one thing, but if you get the layout wrong, it won’t function as well as you want it to. A kitchen remodel is a great investment, and it pays off by improving function and boosting your home’s value. It’s easy to get wrapped up dreaming about colors, selections, and other design esthetics, but it’s extremely important not to put finishes before a function. When your design is well planned and thought out you can avoid making common kitchen design mistakes. These common mistakes people make when designing and decorating a kitchen.

Countertops

Let’s talk about the countertops, a common design mistake is choosing a countertop that does not meet your functional needs. Think about your lifestyle and the people who live in the home before selecting a countertop. It is a sad fact that some designs look incredible in a showroom or Pinterest but in reality they are not just that compatible with your day-to-day lifestyle. This is especially true for your floors and countertops. Choose a durable and budget friendly porcelain instead, that mimics the look of your favorite marble veining. Love the hardness of granite but want something that requires low maintenance then go for quartz for a modern look with uniform color.

Backsplash

Every kitchen needs a quality kitchen backsplash. They protect walls from wet spills, make it easier to clean up messes from cookers and countertops, and add color patterns in your personalized design of your kitchen. If you choose a tile, make sure you source matching grout that blends in well unless your design intends for high contrast. Be prepared to clean all your grout lines if you specify smaller tiles. If you do not go for the backsplash with full height slab and span the distance between the base cabinet and upper cabinet, you need at least 3 inches of backsplash for easy cleanup.

Finishes

Another common mistake in the list is opting for impractical finishes. Intricate designs carved or even three-dimensional tiles look fabulous in any kind of kitchen but when it comes to cleaning around all those nooks and crannies, it can be very hectic to get all the grease off. For preparation and cooking areas look for durable materials that are easy to wipe down, preferably with the flat or non-textured surface.

Paint

Picking a poor quality paint is a wrong move. You absolutely have to prime the walls before painting or else the heat and humidity in the kitchen will peel that top layer right off. Make sure the product that you choose is resilient to the daily wear and tear that kitchens endure. Use paint that is resistant to grease and will withstand regular washing and wiping. Anything with slight sheen like satin, eggshell or semi-gloss will be a lot easier to wipe down than anything with no shine like flat or matte.

Flooring

Avoid laying down the wrong floors. Kitchen area is a busy, high traffic and wet area so you want to specify a finish that is durable and has an anti-slip finish. Thin and cheap materials can’t bear the weight of heavy appliances so you need to look for something tough. Super smooth tile will be slippery once you spill water on it. Look for waterproof or water resistant resilient flooring. The newer types of engineered wood and laminate all come with a water resistant finish.

Open Shelving

Most common mistake is going on board with open shelving. Open shelves look fabulous in the kitchen especially, if you have some impressive dishware to display. But having a visual access to everything can also look clutter plus your kitchenware will easily get the dust if you don’t use it every day. Include a mixture of open and close doors storage

Cabinets Refacing

Major mistake, overspending on things that you do not see. Before undergoing a kitchen remodel, see if you can reuse anything. Take a look at your base cabinets and see if they are in good shape. Most of the time base cabinets are still structurally sound but the face is a little bit dated or more traditional than what you are going for. In this case, all you need to do is customize new door panels or look for prefabricated doors in the sizes that you need. It will give you a completely new look for the fraction of the cost

7 Tips to Keep in Mind Before Renovating Your House

Are you tired of looking at your old-fashioned house? Do you believe that it desperately needs a remodelling? Well remodelling your house might look like a quest that you would love to go on but you could easily lose your track, and losing your way on this journey is really common if you don’t follow certain steps that could help you glide through this journey. 

Budgeting

Make a realistic budget before even lifting a hammer and make sure that you don’t go overboard. Budgeting is the central part of this plan and you need to be as close to precise as possible or it will drain you dry. Add an extra contingency fund for any unexpected costs which you would expect to pop-up later-on because you have to be prepared for unexpected problems which will certainly show-up once you start. So be prepared for them instead of being annoyed when they pop-up because this is part of the process.

Research

Do your detailed research about every single detail that will go into your renovation and look-up the internet for the best available prices for every detail. Go with the economical stuff but make sure it is viable and has good reviews or else you would have to buy the same product again which would really upset your budget. Take help from social sites like Pinterest or have a chat with people who have gone through the process of remodelling their houses and ask them about the challenges they faced during this process.

Create an Out-lay

Plan ahead and create an out-lay of the structure of your design and ask yourself the question about what you really need versus what you merely want. This will help you create an out-lay of the plan and the lines on which you will work. Knowing the end-goal or the image of your end-product is really vital because it aids you to avoid making any impulsive decision at the last second.

Find the Right Person to do it

Now, you have to decide whether you want to go DIY or either you want to hire a contractor to do your work for you. Hiring a contractor is a safer option as it saves you a lot of time and work. Ask the contractor for references and his previous work so you know that you’re working with a professional. No question is wrong, so just ask questions and help him imagine your vision for the renovation and go with your gut feeling.

Plan a Renovation-Free Zone

Before your renovation kicks-off, plan a renovation-free place or room in your house which your family could use to unwind from all the racket and days-long work. Remember to keep all the important stuff like microwave or pots in this place so your family could at least eat at one place because once the work kicks-off, your freedom in the house is going to be wiped out for a week or two.

Plan Clean-ups

After a long day’s work, it can be really enticing to leave the mess behind and go to sleep. But this causes a lot of delay in work because the mess keeps on piling up resulting in tools or other accessories getting lost. So, at the end of every day, schedule a clean-up and your work will speed-up considerably without any needless delays.

Choosing the Right Colour of Paint

Here comes the fun part, choosing the colour palette for your walls. This could go wrong really quick without you even noting and you can’t even go back once you have started. So, to avoid making such an error by consulting an expert and by doing a lot of research. While planning, imagine what colour would go-along with your refashioning and be really precise about it because going wrong at this step would cost you a fortune.

5 Reason You Must Have Smart Kitchen Appliances in 2021

Technology has been the source of ease and efficiency for many years. With time human race has learnt to live smartly. Almost everything is a byproduct of modern advancement now. Can you imagine using a landline phone in the era of wireless smartphones? We are sure your answer is going to be no for that but why are we still using outdated kitchen appliances when we have entered an era where everything is just a button away.

We spend most of our time in the kitchen and honestly if we started using smart kitchen appliances, imagine the amount of time you would be saving! If you still have an appliance which you have to run manually, you are seriously missing out on a lot!. 

Let me tell you why and how smart kitchen appliances of 2021 are going to make your life easy, mess-free and comfortable! 

1. Smart Appliances Takes Less Space

Kitchen space really matters; especially, when you have a small kitchen with limited countertops you really need your space! It gets really annoying to lift up and move big old appliances but smart appliances are small and concise! Moreover, they are light as well. These smart appliances are really easy to turn on and off and some of them even are wireless. These appliances can easily sit on the counter tops and not clog your space. 

2. Runs Efficiently

Now this is the era where smart appliances take the edge. The smart appliances of 2021 usually don’t make that much sound. So, there is no constant throbbing sound. It saves up the

cost by a large margin by using near to no electricity. Furthermore, there are safety mechanisms of safety procedures as well where in case your current overloads, appliances can cut of the

Connection automatically. Smart toasters, kettles and other appliances are intelligent enough to shut down by sensing the situation and progress of work. Smart water containers help you measure the quantity accurately and also suggest the amount of quantity for a specific recipe.

3. Cooking Gets Easier

Smart ovens and fridges and stoves have made it really easy to cook. Smart appliances have made it ever more easier! They provide warnings, step by step instructions and automatic control. Making dinner will not be a problem anymore. You can basically cook anything by putting it in the oven and setting the modes. You can even scan the barcodes of products and their recipe will show up online which you can hear while cooking. No need for standing hours in front of the stove, smart ovens provide the option of notification by sensing food temperature.

4. Don’t Worry If You Are Away

With smart appliances you don’t even have to worry even when you’re not at home!  Your smart appliances will be connected to your home WIFI. And this means you can control them over the phone even if you are not there. Setting the temperature of your fridge. You don’t want your children near the stove when you are not there, don’t worry about that anymore as well. You can lock your oven, stove, fridge or any other electrical appliance just over the phone. You can even control your lights and temperature of your kitchen as well.

5. Keeps Your Kitchen Clean

We are 100% sure that  keeping your kitchen clean is the problem that everyone has. Especially since we keep working in the kitchen so it gets impossible to maintain a spot free kitchen. Organizing and keeping track of products is quite easier with smart appliances. They tell you when anything expires. Also notifies prior to expiration date to use it. Moreover, they tell you if anything is leaked in the fridge or elsewhere through sensors. There are smart cleaning mops as well which dry the wet floor if necessary. Voice activated services, helps you in guiding where is what.

Smart appliances are game changers. If you don’t have them, you should try a few essential ones. They are environment friendly; you will have more time for yourself and your health.

You are definitely going to save up a lot of money and on the plus side you can get comfort!

The only thing you should focus on is to take your time while buying it. There are many options in the market but choose the one which can integrate in your kitchen, 

Beginners guide to Interior Design

Designing your space is one of the most exciting projects you will ever take on. On the other hand it can become daunting and challenging in a matter of days. You have a vision for your space whether it’s your bedroom,living room, kitchen or your entire house but it doesn’t seem to materialize. Keep on reading. All it takes is a little bit of clarity, creativity and resourcefulness and you are good to go. 

Make sure you have motivation to start which will keep pushing you forward when it becomes complex and difficult or you will end up with a pile of cement and sledge hammers into your walls. So, before you start asking yourself these questions to bring in more clarity in your process and work smoothly as planned.

1.Where do I hope to make changes?

Figure out what you want early on, this will save you the small fortune on interior designers and contractors. If you are up for the challenge it’s fun to teach yourself how to design and decorate stuff. Identify the spaces you want to make changes to and rank them on highest to lowest priority. Creating a warm living room is usually the most common priority. Another personalized zone is the bathroom which is often overlooked. Living rooms can also be tackled while the bedroom is getting done but kitchens are time consuming so we recommend doing them last

2.What am I trying to accomplish with this change?

 Before you begin having a clear idea of what the most important thing in your plan is, whether it’s the flooring or walls or decorations etc. Only then you can decide on the best route that you can take within your budget and get the luxury interior you dream of. Apart from this you also need to think about what should be eliminated for good. This will help you create the best 

visuals within your budget that will be practical and also boot up your place.

3.Find your style

If you are an absolute beginner, after you have decided what you want to accomplish and where you want the changes, you need to know what design you want. Whether its a traditional design or modern design or even a Bohemian style decor. Reading up blogs on different styles and making pinterest your best friend can bring in alot of home inspiration for you. After getting a good read, you will start to notice which interior design style resonates most with your personal choice. This makes picking out material more easier

4.Who do you need to execute this design?

Think about the scope of your project like the designers or the contractors or electricians you would need. Do your research before consulting them. Either look for reviews online or by word of mouth. You can also ask them for portfolios for your peruse. Keep in mind to work with people who make you feel comfortable and are aligned with your vision. While working with an interior design firm you might ask them for contractors as they have one of the best ones on board. 

5.When do you hope to start and end ?

Create an ideal schedule from start to end to keep you on track and organized. Remember to remain flexible with the timeline as we never know how much time something will take when issues arise. You are bringing your dream house to life and that wont happen in one fell swoop. So, let the process take its due time and enjoy instilling personality into your house.

We wish you great luck with your design project and would love to see some pictures of the home decors you have done around your house. 

6 DIY Hallway Decor Ideas

According to the famous old proverb, “The first impression is the last impression,” hallways are the openings to your house. As soon as someone steps through the door, the hallway is the first thing they notice. Therefore, it must be welcoming and sets the rest of the house’s tone while representing its character. Sounds tricky? Don’t worry; these creative DIY ideas for sprucing up any dark and dull hallway will make the job a lot easier.

Color The Walls

The easiest way of changing any room’s outlook is to change the color of paint on its wall. Since hallways usually are narrow and don’t have windows, refrain from using bright and funky colors such as red, yellow, and green. 

Instead, go for lighter or neutral tones as it will create the illusion of a wider space. For example, eggshell white, light grey, yellow butter, pale mint, etc. work perfectly well for hallways. 

Fun Wallpaper

If you are keen on adding some pop to the doorway, then paste a vibrantly printed wallpaper on one of the walls. Stripes are the most fool-proof print when it comes to hallways as they elongate the walls.

Especially for the tenants who cannot paint the walls under the rent agreement, a peel and stick wallpaper is the best match. They are an instantaneous way of brightening up any room.

Mirrors

Mirrors are an essential element of hallway decor since everyone wants to check out themselves for the last time before leaving the house. Moreover, guests usually tend to fix themselves immediately after entering the house. So it is an indispensable design item in the corridor. 

Mirrors and reflective surfaces are also used to expand a room and enhance its brightness visually. Using a rectangular shaped mirror that spreads horizontally along the wall will create the infinity mirror effect.

Fancy Lighting

As well know that hallways are quite dingy and don’t have access to sufficient natural light. So installing a sophisticated ceiling light or chandelier is another way to increase the brightness in the room.

As previously mentioned, hallways set the mood for the rest of the house, so in that case, having a dark hallway with low lightning is a big no. Instead, you can use accent lighting to highlight the decor and multiply its beauty.

Gallery Wall

A gallery wall is a well-curated collection of artwork or pictures displayed creatively on an empty wall. They are usually created in hallways, staircases, or any other living wall—a perfect opportunity for art buffs to show-off their collection and add their personalized touch to space.

Minimalist or maximalist, the aesthetics of the gallery wall depend on the paint of the wall and your house’s design theme. Commission the local artists, visit the nearest flea market, or hang any prints of your choice. 

Picture Ledge

The purpose of decorating the alley is to make the house more inviting while giving a brief glimpse of its environment. And what better way than displaying the precious photos of your loved ones on a photo wall. 

Proudly exhibit your family’s timeless moments as framed photographs and turn one wall in the hallway into a photo wall. This is a surefire way to intrigue the visitors and makes them feel welcomed. 

Storage Bench

Besides adding to the beauty of the house, hallways can act as storage areas if organized smartly. For example, a storage bench where you can store all our shoes will keep the place uncluttered. 

Moreover, you can utilize the bench’s seating area to sit while wearing the shoes instead of doing the one-legged dance every morning. You can also use a hanger to hang the coats, totes, hats, and scarves if you lack a coat closet in the apartment. 

Whatever you do, make sure that you create a smooth transition to the living room and increase the hallway’s functionality while leaving a lasting impression on the visitors.

Bathroom Remodeling 101

Bathroom remodeling is a surefire way to enhance the value of your house, improve its functionality, and add to its beauty. But it is a complicated task that demands extensive planning, budget, and patience. Before changing anything, it is important to consider the needs and limitations of your space. As it is a tiresome task that requires a lot of money, so you cannot afford to renovate your bathroom every few years. So in this article, we will be discussing the dos and don’ts of redesigning a bathroom to help you make the informed decision.

Maximize The Storage Space

There can never be too much storage space in a house, especially in a bathroom. The vanity and cabinets under the sink should be able to hold towels, toiletries, bathrobes, and candles, etc. Be creative and find sneaky ways to incorporate small storage units, particularly for small bathrooms. For example, mirror shelves are a smart way to organize all the cosmetics and make-up. Multi-layered corner racks in the shower area keep the toiletries accessible and arranged. These small tricks will help you to declutter the bathroom and save you the trouble of keeping it clean afterward.

Wider Drain Pipes

Normally the PVC pipes used for drain plumbing have a diameter of 1 1/2-, or sometimes 1 1/4 inch. They are prone to clogging and blockage due to frequent usage. Specifically for houses with large families or public restrooms, which undergo excessive utilization. Most importantly, it will cost just as much as regular PVC drain pipes but will end up making a world of difference. After all, the most annoying thing about a bathroom is a drain that gets clogged up very easily.

Add Textured Tiles

While selecting tiles or flooring for the bathroom, don’t forget to account for the hazard that comes with smooth tiles. Opt for the material that has a higher porosity, hence higher slip-resistance. Another way to minimize the risk of slipping is to choose textured tiles. Since they increase your grip on the wet and soapy floor. Therefore ceramic tiles are a better choice than porcelain tiles as they are denser, porous, and stronger than the latter. Moreover, the textured tiles add a visual appeal to your bathroom.

Low Ventilation

We have all been through the experience of entering a bathroom that is hotter than an oven, at least once in their lifetime. This occurs due to the lack of ventilation and exhaust points. As a result, heat, and humidity, gets trapped inside the bathroom and restricts the air exchange. Furthermore, it also provides favorable conditions for the growth of mold and fungus, thus compromising the hygiene of a bathroom. Invest in a good quality exhaust fan and install a window in there to allow for increased air exchange.

Dull Lighting

Apart from giving it a spooky vibe, low lightning also affects the functionality of a bathroom. As it is the place where you do your hair, apply makeup, shave, and do countless other tasks that need bright white lights. But having too much light near the bathtub can interrupt your relaxing bath experience. Therefore, it is suggested to add various sources of light, with dimmers to adjust the intensity according to mood. 

Blindly Following A Trend

Oh, how we regret the pink bathroom phase of the late 90s and early 2000s. If you are one of the victims of this trend and still has an all-pink bathroom, then you know the struggle. So before jumping on a trend bandwagon, it is important to question its durability, practicality, and life cycle. Because everything in the bathroom renovation is interconnected, and any small mistake can cost you a lot of time, money, and energy.

Whatever you do, remember that you will have to live with that choice for the next 15-20 years.

How to evaluate a house

What does the price of a property depend on? How to evaluate a used house? Have we decided to buy or sell? The price of a property changes according to various variables. First of all, as we know, the place where the property is located, the city and the area in which it is located is very important, as well as obviously the square footage and, again, if it is a new or used property, renovated or not .

Even the complex in which it is located is of primary importance: if it is an independent house or a condominium, the state of restructuring of the common parts, the type of building, the possibility of using the lift, any panoramic views. Experts at Kitchen Infinity use tools like mappery to pinpoint a homes location to help gauge price. How to evaluate a house more precisely?

To get a precise estimate, you need to turn to an expert (for example a surveyor) or, if we simply want to get an idea of ​​the potential value, you can check the prices of houses with characteristics (also on the internet or at real estate agencies) similar in your area.

Here are the elements that contribute to the price of an apartment, house, villa.

  • – City in which it is located . The bigger the city, the higher the cost. The closer the house is to services (metro, tram connections, pharmacies, supermarkets) the greater its value.
  • – Size . A large apartment will have a higher price.
  • – Type of building : popular, civil, residential. The first is the cheapest, the residential ones are usually more refined. If the apartment is located in a newly built building, its value goes up.
  • – Number of rooms. Parameter closely related to square footage. Although, it can happen that, for example, a 70 sq m apartment is a two room apartment, while another 70 sq m apartment is already a three room apartment. The price usually does not affect very much, even if a three-room apartment in this case could have a greater value.
  • Heating: Independent heating is an advantage: it allows personalized management and the possibility of saving on bills.
  • Elevator: Needless to talk about it. It is clear, a property in a building with no lift and located on the upper floors, falls in price.
  • Bathroom: Homes with more than one bathroom are more valuable. If the bathroom is blind (without window), the value of the property drops.
  • Kitchen: Beautiful kitchens (or not so beautiful) are typically the heart of the homes. The kitchen remodeling experts mentioned above believe that adding new cabinets and countertops could make the world of difference for you & your family, plus add great value to the resale value of your home.
  • Balconies , number of arias. Homes with multiple exposures are priced higher. Even more if the balcony is large and allows you to place chairs, tables.

Is it worth selling or buying through a real estate agency? Is it true that they inflate prices too much? As a rule, an agency has an interest in the house being sold and if it, together with the owner of a house, decides to increase the price a little, it usually does not deviate by more than 5/10% from the final value. Moreover, by raising prices too much, people would end up turning exclusively to private individuals. 

Where is the cadastral income of a property

The cadastral income of a property is an essential element, for the purposes of calculating the IMU, the TASI, the inheritance tax, for the purposes of personal income tax. It is in fact the tax base for the calculation of taxes.

But where is the cadastral income? How to find it? We see below, first of all, how and where to find the cadastral income of a property and, then, how to revalue it, according to current legislation.

Knowing the cadastral income of a house is very simple: just take the notarial deed of sale of the house and check the various pages: the cadastral income is written obligatorily on that document, then check every single page and you will find the value (usually you located on the third page).

Another method to find the cadastral income is offered directly by the Revenue Agency : from this link Consult cadastral income it is possible to recover the cadastral income, the data on land and agricultural income. To know this data, you just have to click on Login to the Service, enter your tax code, cadastral identifiers (i.e. the Municipality, the section, the sheet, the parcel) and the province where the house is located.

Finally, another method is to make use of a tax consultant , then an accountant, accountant or CAF, who will take care of requesting a cadastral survey. Usually, for this service, the consultant takes a fee that is around 25 euros. The title search is composed of two or three sheets, in the first sheet you will find the Rc, cadastral income.

Finally, remember that, to pay certain taxes, it may be necessary to re-evaluate the cadastral income. Read the post revaluation cadastral income at 5%.

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