Front doors are the first thing that people notice while entering your home. They not only create a statement but are also supposed to fulfill important functions. Hence, proper care should be taken while designing the front door.
Wooden front doors are the most common. They look elegant, warm and are perfect for a rustic home décor. However, they are not as safe since wood tend to warp and crack and thus can be easily broken by the intruders. Aluminum doors come with a wooden interior covered in an aluminum shell. They are very durable and are found in a wide range of styles. Steel doors are very affordable and quite hardy too. Both these doors have an outer covering and insulated core. However, these tough doors cannot match up to the beauty of the wooden ones.
The modern trend is towards composite door. It has wooden frame stuffed with foam inside. Then it is wrapped in a fiberglass cover. The composite doors are usually costly but quite durable too.
Have you always wanted to hold a nice art exhibition in your basement area but haven’t been able to find a place for it? There cannot be a better option than converting the garage into a gallery. To convert the garage into an underground gallery you will have to make it look creative and let in some light to brighten up the room. The first step is to clear all the clutter from the garage.
Paint the garage with a serene colour as an art gallery with too stark and bright colors does not work. The main purpose of the gallery is to showcase your artifacts and paintings hence the wall color should be such that the paintings and art pieces stand out the most. Once you have cleaned the clutter and painted the garage, start displaying all your antique pieces and paintings on the wall. Decorate the garage area with flower vases and floor graphics.
Indoor decoration is very important for any place. No matter how good your office or home looks on the outside, it should look the same on the inside or else people will tend to judge you. Indoor decoration can be done effectively using some types of live plants. Let us see about some of them.
Pothos are very easy to maintain yet at the same time, they are available in many varieties. They can also grow in areas with low light so that they can be used in dark rooms too.
While Lily is another type of dark growing plant which might be suitable for indoors. It can grow upto 4 ft long and it blossoms in lovely white color.
There is another plant called as the Rubber plant which is not the actually rubber plant but a plant which will give leaves that looks like rubber. It can also be used effectively for indoor decorations.
Children love to explore their surroundings when they start crawling on their knees. What can be horrifying for the parent’s? It’s when the child is seen crawling towards the unprotected fireplace. To avoid such a situation to pop up, get the fireplace protected and inaccessible for the child.
The small objects like match-sticks, lighter, etc used to lit fire should be placed out of reach from the child. Fire tools like the tong, poker and brush should not be placed in a way that the child can reach to it and knock it over.
Fire guards are available of different qualities; chose the best one which stays cool and would not burn your child if he/she touches it. The hearth of the fireplace is not safe as the surface is hard and sharp. Keeping a gate would at the fire guard will protect the child from the fireplace. Fireplace is not good for a small child, whether it be burning or not, so keep them away.
Are you enticed by Egypt and its fascinating wonders? Why not bring a little glimpse of the land of pyramids and her enigmatic Pharaohs in your bedroom.
The most important furniture for your bedroom is the bed. Get a headboard with hieroglyphs or other Egyptian designs (like pyramid) carved into it with a golden touch. Gold is something which coincides with the Egyptian theme. Otherwise there is an array of bedding based on the Egyptian style. The ideal Egyptian furniture is a hard wood one with a textured feel. Find a wooden nightstand beside your bed and a dark wood dresser with a textured finish to create the perfect Egyptian look. Accompany it by a hand carved wooden armoire with detailed and ornate designs.
If you have a fascinating collection of books on the mysterious land, fix a wooden bookshelf on the walls of your bedroom. Besides, a pharaoh shaped pen holder or pyramid shaped pill box would add the final finishing touch to your Egyptian bedroom.