Monthly Archives: September 2014

Traditional Living Room Decorating Ideas 2012

Traditional Living Room

Traditional design is comfortable and classic, featuring furnishings that are consistent in style. It may not be an unexpected look, but it’s timeless and can still look fresh.

Traditional living room interior is a model room that has a natural concept of the room and have a fresh atmosphere of the room that makes you more relaxed. Traditional living room interior gives you an innovative design work in producing a room that has the best concept. Floors made ??of wood adds to the impression that is so typical in a traditional living room interior. The room will be warm by making a fireplace in traditional living room interior that makes you more relaxed and more relaxed feel in a traditional living room interior. The combination of brown and cream color on the walls in the interior will add to an atmosphere that is more comfortable in a traditional living room interior. A comfortable sofa’s design adds an interesting atmosphere and will make you feel more comfortable in a traditional living room interior.

Luxury Kitchen Curtains Design Ideas 2012

There are so many curtains for kitchen that look good but there are some that look marvelous. You know what they say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. But the curtains for the kitchen that I will discuss are simply gorgeous.
Unlike some of my other posts this one will be about high end kitchen curtains. The kind that are fitting with a luxurious kitchen and brand name appliances and excellent decor. You won’t be able to order these curtains for the kitchen, you’ll have to have them custom made. You choose the fabric, and the style and hire someone to sew them for you. This is a personal and customizable as you can get. But don’t go overboard by using a fabric like silk because that is a no-no. You can use a fine fabrics like lace, cotton and just about anything else including linen.

You can find ideas on how upgrade your existing  Kitchen , I hope you like it . Enjoy !

Contemporary Floor Lamps Designs Ideas 2011

Check out these stylish and contemporary floor lamps to update your living space.
I hope you like it . Enjoy !

Updated Classic

A modern and colorful twist is given to a classic floor lamp with a touch of gold and a red base.

Dimmed Lanterns

This contemporary floor lamp provides subtle, dim lighting to a soft bedroom palette and brings a touch of modernity to lantern-style lighting.

Colorful Beading

A bright lampshade can deliver the perfect pop of color to any room. This Asian-contemporary floor lamp from db Sources ties in surrounding colors from the room to create a bold statement.

Thin Metallic

This silver metallic floor lamp adds a touch of unexpected color and contrast to a room of dark and rustic wood. 

Beachy Feel
Themed lamps can add a unique touch to a room. This floor lamp with a driftwood base complements the beach feel of the living room.

New Window Treatment Ideas From HGTV Dream Homes

Learn new stylish and functional ways to use window treatments and revitalize your decor with ideas from past HGTV Dream Homes.

Dramatic Drapes

The longer the curtains, the more dramatic and elegant the design. In this master suite sheer loose linen drapes frame the queen size bed as well as the bay window. When trying to design a casual and more informal space, try using shorter curtains.

Bold Colors

This brightly painted kids’ room designed for HGTV Dream Home 2010 is both colorful and lively. The rustic red walls scream high energy alongside the two-toned sliding curtains. Placed on a track, the drapes can be easily extended at night to provide privacy, as well as insulation on cooler nights.

Stylishly Unique

With an endless array of patterns and styles, you can be sure to find a curtain design that fits your personal decor. In HGTV Dream Home 2008, a striped fabric is used for the curtain trimming as well as the kids’ overhead bed treatment. Dressed in a mixture of patterns and textures, this bedroom is youthful and fun.

Drapes Make a Decorative Divide

Curtains make great room dividers and can be adjusted to your preference. They can be pulled back with ties, pinned apart or simply allowed to hang freely. In this master suite the cream-colored curtains make the perfect divide between the bed and meditation area. Use them as a simple way to define different areas of your home.

Enhance the Details

Drapes are not just for windows. In this formal foyer the drapes enhance the architecture while making a stylish statement. Placed alongside the architectural posts, the flowy cream curtains create a dramatic entrance, leading you from the front door into the family room and kitchen.

Decorative Designs

Curtains can be extremely decorative. Use them to add a touch of personality to your space. Long curtains, such as these lightly patterned neutral fabrics, will add height and bring drama to your decor. Simplistically designed, this dining room is styled with handcrafted furnishings and neutral fabrics and accessories.

Clever Solution for Fix the Most Annoying Home Problems : Fast and Easy

If you had a handyman for a day, what would you have repaired? That’s what we asked our Facebook fans, and here are 18 solutions to their most common problems.

Is there any way to make my whole house smell fresh without cleaning it from top to bottom? 
Solution: Sprinkle a few drops of vanilla extract onto your furnace filter. A drop of your favorite essential oil works, too.

I love my old wood floors but hate the squeaks. 
Solution: For a quick fix, sweep talcum powder into the joints of the floorboards that are rubbing against each other. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to secure the floorboards to the subfloor. It’s easier than you think.

Please fix my running toilet. 
Solution: With a little toilet troubleshooting you can probably fix it yourself. An old rubber flapper the part that seals out water is the most common cause. To make sure, put a couple of drops of food coloring in the tank and wait 5 minutes. If the water in the bowl changes color, it’s your flapper. First rule out the flapper chain. Make sure it’s not too short (the flapper can’t close) or too long (the chain gets caught). If the chain is fine, you need a new flapper. Turn off the water supply, drain the tank, disconnect the chain, and remove. Take the old flapper with you to the store to make sure you get the right replacement.

My double-pane windows always get foggy. What can I do? 
Solution: Sorry, there’s no quick fix for this one. It happens because the original windows weren’t vacuum sealed properly, and moisture isn’t able to wick to the outside. Your best bet is to replace the glass not the entire window. Many local glass companies will remove and replace the glass for a reasonable cost.

I need help hanging pictures and artwork, but first I need to patch the holes from my previous attempts. 
Solution: To patch tiny holes, you’ll need a putty knife and patching plaster. If you plan to repaint, look for a plaster and primer in one, like 3M Patch Plus Primer. The first rule when hanging pictures: Don’t eyeball it. If you’re going to hang multiple pictures, use newspaper to create true-to-size templates of your frames that you can arrange on the wall using painter’s tape. Finally, don’t align pictures with the ceiling or floor — they might not be level. Instead, use a level to draw a faint line a few inches down from the ceiling and use that as your starting point.

My ex-boyfriend tried to fix my door, and now the screws are stripped! 
Solution: Stripped screws happen! An easy cure is to place a rubber band between the screw and the screwdriver. The rubber helps grip the stripped screw.

Is it possible to remove rust stains in a porcelain sink? 
Solution: Believe it or not, toothpaste might do the trick. Cover the stain with toothpaste and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with baking soda and rub it out with a clean, soft cloth.

There’s a tiny tear in my window screen. Do I have to replace the whole screen? 
Solution: If it’s a small tear (not a hole), clear fingernail polish will keep it closed.

What’s the secret to a professional-looking caulk job? 
Solution: Like most housework, the secret to caulking is patience and dishwashing soap. Remove every trace of old caulk using a putty or utility knife. Clean thoroughly with denatured alcohol. Once the surface is clean and bone-dry, use painter’s tape and tape off the gap, leaving 1⁄4 inch on either side. Squeeze an even bead of caulk along the gap, then use your finger to smooth out the caulk. Remove the tape. Wait for the caulk to skin over (a couple of minutes), then dip your finger in a solution of 1 part dishwashing soap and 1 part water for any final smoothing or shaping, just like the pros.

Is it possible to remove water marks from wood furniture? 
Solution: Cover the water mark with a dry cotton cloth and go over it with a medium-hot iron for several seconds. If that doesn’t work, lightly wipe the mark with a cloth dampened with denatured alcohol.

I hate my popcorn ceiling. Is there an easy way to remove it? 
Solution: You’re not alone. “How do I get rid of my popcorn ceiling?” is one of the most often heard questions at home improvement stores. The short answer: It’s easy to remove a textured ceiling but super messy and tiresome. If your home was built before 1979, test it for asbestos. If asbestos is present, a professional can offer advice on whether to cover or remove it. If asbestos is not an issue, the basics are: Cover everything in plastic, soak small sections of the ceiling with a spray bottle of water, then scrape, scrape, scrape until it’s gone.

My drain is clogged. 
Before you call the plumber, try one of these easy, chemical-free fixes.

Solution 1: Baking soda and vinegar. Pour 1⁄2 cup baking soda down the drain, followed by 1⁄2 cup white vinegar. Let sit for 30 minutes to an hour. Repeat if necessary.

Solution 2: If you suspect grease is the culprit, pour 1 cup baking soda and 1⁄2 cup salt down the drain, followed by 2 cups boiling water.

Solution 3: Use a plunger to unclog the pipe. If it’s in a sink, cover the overflow hole with a towel. Coat the lip of the plunger with petroleum jelly (for a better seal) and cover the entire drain opening with the plunger. If there isn’t enough standing water to cover the rubber part of the plunger, add more. Plunge away. The back-and-forth movement of the water should loosen the clog.

Solution 4: Use a wire coat hanger. Unbend the hanger and form a small hook at the end. Snake it down the drain to break or push through the clog.