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5 Totally Simple Bedroom Design Ideas For Spring

Perhaps the bedroom in the image is a little over the top for some of us, but it is great that we have such a mixture of tastes. The world would be a pretty boring place if we all liked the same things.

Your annual project this year may be a bedroom renovation. It is a great chance to get the room of which you have always dreamed. We will address a few basic design ideas, in this article, that you could apply to your bedroom that does not involve knocking walls out or extending.

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Wardrobes

A sure way to create more space in your bedroom is to throw those rickety old free standing wardrobes away. If you are lucky enough to have an alcove, it is a straightforward job for the average DIYer to create your own built-in wardrobes. You will need to buy some doors and hinges. Planed timber can be used to build the frame for the doors to hang on. Simply make sure you leave the correctly sized openings when constructing the frame. A large, built in wardrobe goes a long way to solving the clutter problem in your bedroom.

Decor

Only you can decide on the color scheme for your room. Painting is a quick and cheerful way to brighten your bedroom quickly. Will you choose bright cheery colors, or deep romantic reds, for when Dr. Lurve is in town? It is very effective to put wallpaper on one wall, usually the bed head side. With a million designs of paper out there, you will find something that catches your eye eventually.

Floor

You may consider ripping up your threadbare carpet and installing some new shiny laminate. This flooring is fairly easy to lay on a weekend with just a hand saw. A higher quality finish will be achieved, however, if the skirting boards are removed and replaced on top of the laminate. Your bedroom can then be refreshed at any time by using and swapping, rugs.

Lighting

Lighting can completely change the mood of your room. Bedside lamps are useful and consider using table lamps on the floor in the corner of the room, to give up-lighting and create shadows. Use different color bulbs and shades. Simply moving lamps around can make the room appear different.

Task lighting for grooming, etc, is best achieved by putting light fittings either side of your mirror where possible.

Windows

Do away with your old nets and curtains you bought five years ago. Treat yourself to some modern blinds. There are many varieties available from roman blinds to solar blinds. Each style comes in a whole spectrum of exciting or romantic colors so it is easy to find something to suit your purpose.  If the blinds are fitted within the window recess, it is still possible to have curtains as well, as you can see in the image.

The beauty of these changes is that they are all relatively inexpensive, and anyone project can be carried out on a weekend. Before you know it, you will be the proud owner of your dream bedroom where your personality will be on a show. You will have many other ideas along the way and my only advice is to be bold and have fun. Traditional can be boring sometimes.

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Why You Should Hire Professionals for Repairs

People these days are always on the lookout for ways to save money. For many, that can mean performing do-it-yourself repair and maintenance jobs around the home instead of calling a repair professional. In some cases, there is nothing wrong with doing repairs yourself.

Tools and other home improvement products have become more user-friendly in recent years in an attempt to cater to the DIY crowd. But there are times when it’s still better to call a professional to handle repairs around the home. Here’s why.

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You Could Make the Problem Worse One of the biggest dangers of tackling repair and maintenance jobs around the home yourself is that you could end up making the problem worse. There are some easy fixes to common maintenance issues around the house, and there is nothing wrong with taking care of those yourself, but many people make the mistake of overestimating their ability to fix a problem.

Repair professionals are professionals for a good reason. They’ve undergone years of training, testing, and certification to be able to do their jobs, and they continue to train and learn about new technologies that make their jobs easier. They have the tools and the knowledge to handle problems that are beyond the average homeowner’s ability.

While there are no doubt homeowners who have had the training and experience to make all kinds of repairs around the house, most have not. Their inexperience could easily make things much worse, and the resulting repairs will be much more difficult and much more expensive.

You Could Seriously Injure Yourself Many home-improvement projects are more dangerous than people realize. Working with a home’s wiring carries the risk of electrocution; hot water from faulty pipes can scald you while you are fixing a plumbing problem, and a natural gas leak could start a fire.

Repair professionals are trained to minimize the risk of injury while on the job, and they have enough safety equipment to protect themselves and your home. In other words, calling a professional to make repairs around your home is simply safer than trying to do it yourself.

Your Roof Is Too Important to Risk No matter how simple you believe it may be, you should never attempt to handle a roofing problem by yourself. The roof is the most important part of a building, and when it becomes damaged, it can cost a lot of money to have it repaired or replaced.

 A seemingly simple problem with your roof could become much worse if you make a mistake while trying to fix it, and what starts out as a simple repair could end with you having a whole new roof installed at a price of tag of thousands of dollars. Repairing a roof, yourself is also very dangerous. Once again, professional roofers are trained to minimize the risk of injury on the job, and there are few things that will be more dangerous than climbing onto your roof to make repairs.

This could be one of the few things that are just as dangerous for professionals as it would be for you, but it’s still best to stay on the safe side and call a professional to handle all of your roofing problems instead of trying to take care of them yourself.

So while you may feel equipped to repair a broken toilet handle, don’t hesitate to call in a pro when it comes to more complicated jobs or projects that involve risk of injury. Your investment in your home is simply too great a thing to chance on your inexperience! Your home deserves the attention of professionals when it comes to larger and riskier repairs. This article was written by Billy Dunham, a home improvement expert who hopes to help you have an even better home! He writes this on behalf of Quick Roofing, your number one choice when looking for a roof replacement professional.

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How to Find the Best Properties on Rent!

The blog intends to provide a guide, which can be helpful for those who are looking for properties for rent. Read on to learn more! It is indeed a tough time for those who are about to shift the home and look out for new rental properties from scratch. Following tips can be helpful in case you are looking out for rental properties!

Bulletin Boards You can contact your local service providers to find out the availability of rental homes in your area. Visit community centers, laundries, grocery stores and other local businesses as homeowners tend to paste bills posing requirements for the tenants. If you are a student, it will be a good idea to check out the bulletin boards at college and university housing services in search of rental homes.

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Classified sit has been the favorite home hunt destination for years. The ad sections of all important daily newspapers and weekly community newspapers have classified lists, which can be of great help! In fact, if you do not wish to spend money on newspapers, you can read the newspaper free at public libraries or at the shops. These newspapers will help you to offer information about the flats available for rent. You can contact the homeowners and strike a deal. Another idea is to look out for the online classifieds. If your local community newspaper is online, then look out for more details on its website.

Family and Friends The home where I am currently staying was found with the word of mouth. One of my acquaintances residing in my locality informed me about the vacant flat and I liked it. It has been more than 1 year and I have not faced any problem since then. Personal contacts can be the most reliable sources. It is a very good idea to ask your friends, family, colleges, and others if they are aware of the available rental homes.

Rental Listing Websites You can find a number of websites, which have rental listings. You can use a search engine to find homes best suiting your needs.

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Is There Any Such Thing as a Designer Baby?

Before you raise your eyebrows at the content of this article, keep in mind that we’re not about to embark on a discussion on the rights and wrongs of a scientific designer baby. Instead, this guest contribution is going to look at whether or not it’s really possible to carve out that illusive designer image for your little one. In fact, more to the point, we’ll look to see if you can create it on a budget that doesn’t resemble Victoria Beckham’s.

The remainder of this post will, therefore, look at all of the areas you can create that designer appearance, before asking the question if it’s possible to achieve these effects on a budget. Furniture The first element we’re going to look at certainly can give your baby the designer image before he or she is even born. With most parents putting together their baby’s nursery long before the due date, it’s certainly easy to create that fashionable, designer image from an early stage.

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Unfortunately, this is also an area which can cost a fortune. For example, if you take a look at the luxury nursery furniture, it’s plain to see that this is the exact designer image that a lot of parents wish for. However, it is highly expensive and certainly not affordable to the majority of parents.

Unlike some of the other suggestions through the course of this article, it’s very difficult to pull off the designer nursery on a budget. Fashionable furniture sets generally cost a lot of money and while you can purchase standalone wardrobes, cots, and other nursery furniture, they don’t possess the ‘designer’ factor that we’ve been talking about for the last few paragraphs.

Clothing If you visit the local Diesel store, or any other major brand for that matter, you’ll probably gasp at some of the prices. Unfortunately, baby clothes aren’t cheap either and if you are looking at dressing your little one with the biggest labels on the high-street be prepared to fork out unbelievable sums of money. Therefore, in the case of clothing – it’s most definitely possible to create that designer baby. Unfortunately, it usually comes at a massive cost.

On a more positive note, you can cut corners and dress your baby fashionably on a budget. Unlike adults, babies don’t perspire and this means that it’s perfectly hygienic to purchase second-hand clothes. Moreover, with clothes only tending to fit babies for weeks at a time, you’ll effectively be buying the garments new anyway. Therefore, through the likes of eBay and similar sources, dressing your designer baby in big labels can be done on a budget.

Toys Most people don’t realize that toys can also be bought in a designer style. Admittedly, they are a little more difficult to distinguish, but if you take your pram and venture to your nearest department store the vast majority of toys stocked there will be referred to as designer goods.

 Suffice to say, they are significantly more expensive and if you really are looking to bring your baby up ‘fashionably’, it’s probably best to save your money on clothes and furniture. Designer toys from department stores rarely do anything more than ones purchased from your standard toy shop, so save the pennies (or pounds, in this case).

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