Not necessarily our plants have to be relegated to outdoor furnitures or to the ground. We can have them in our house without being a disaster or they look out of place, rather they will be part of our decoration.
When we lack space or want to decorate artfully, we are always looking for new options. Any place in the house seems like a good idea.
Kitchen decor items that contribute to organization
Cabinets are key elements in your kitchen that other than highlight the look of such important space, can also help you with the organization of everything you need in this area of your house. However, minimalism should be a word you should take into consideration when decorating your kitchen; the worst thing you can do is having overflowing cabinets with gadgets or all the types of Tupperware. Moreover, cabinet drawers will be a very useful and versatile option that not only will provide your kitchen with an impeccable appearance, but also will help you keep a limited number of pots and pans; let’s be honest, sometimes we have so many kitchen utensils and gadgets, that we do not even remember what we bought them for.
Bedroom decor item that contribute to organization
Wardrobe is generally that place of your bedroom where you keep at least a few items that you never wear; so you might want to start by deciding whether or not you really need to keep those pieces of clothing that perhaps do not fit you, or you do not love anymore. So, when it comes to closets or wardrobe, simplicity in their appearance is what you need to strive to achieve; an organized as well as an eye- catching way to show your closet is by selecting your most favorite clothing pieces, from sleeveless to long sleeve, hang them by color too and you will have a closet that is really attractive to the eye. Once again I must mention drawers, but in this case you can use them for putting your ballet flats, this way you keep your closet organized and at the same time you are saving the cubbies for wedges and heels. And if you are looking for ways to improve the displaying of your jewelry, use dishes and attractive drawer dividers; it is an excellent way to organize jewelry in flat drawers.
Living room decor items that contribute to organization
You may already know it, your living room can serve many functions. Therefore it is very important to find the right furnishings, and the most suitable ways to arrange them to handle both family time and visiting guests. When looking for the proper elements in your living room that not only perform at their very best, but also contribute to the organization of such space, a stuffed media center can absolutely be the best option you should consider as an open storage along one wall provides ample space, where you can store plenty of your favorites and necessary objects; electronic equipment, books, photos, games and so on. In this way, you maximize your living room’s space; and in order to provide your media center with a fresher and organized look, you can strive for installing fabric panels that conceal items stored. Fabric panels may be a challenging DIY project you can aim to achieve, however, if you would like to have another idea to consider, then custom polished doors might work wonders to cover and keep your media center looking great. Polished doors hide clutter, thus you can keep the space casual as well as well- coordinated; and to complete the right appearance in your living room, a table lamp on top to the media center might be the softest lighting option for movie nights or parties.
Bathrooms decor items that contribute to organization
I do not really why, but it is surprising what you can find in your bathroom that contribute to a clutter area, expired hygiene products and old make-up that you completely forgot about. In order to avoid this type of situations in the future, strive to have a bathroom vanity that is gorgeous and where you can find everything you need within your hand reach; there is no need to keep a lot of products in this area of your house, store only pretty things like a set of brushes, a few pieces of jewelry in attractive glass containers, or perfume bottles out in the open. On the other hand, in case you also count on cabinets or drawers in your bathroom, keep the space in them to store those less attractive necessities; you could divide your drawers by organizing all of those make-up and items you wear on occasions, and in the other drawer space you can organize those things you have access to everyday. Clear storage boxes are an amazing way to keep your bathroom organized, and the best part is that you can add gorgeous decorating details to them with paint, decorative labels or anything you want to make them looking prettier; but remember that they should be clear, because this is how you can help yourself identifying what is inside the box, without having to open it.
Are you attempting to purchase cookware and essential tools for your kitchen? Or just simply trying to improve the quality of your tools in your current kitchen? Whichever your case is, the good news is that nowadays there is an incredible variety of cookware and essential tools for such important room in your home, you can equip your kitchen with high- quality and very functional items that can make your life easier and tastier. The following are some of the staple kitchen items that every kitchen should have. Continue Reading…
Building elements of home by ourselves gives a unique satisfaction. Lately the trend has turned to that side, to be able to manufacture something with our hands with a certain quality and give your home the space it deserves. A Mason jar may be enough.
There is never a shelf that is over. Whether to organize any of the rooms in our house, use it in a library or place any decorations that are attractive for us as well as for our visit.
Any space in the home speaks for itself. The best, or in some cases the worst, is that it speaks of you. In what way behaves, in what form acts, what are their tastes, the decoration in a house is everything. The remodel much more.
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When it comes about your kitchen, design with nature in mind in order to connect the outdoor vibe. Working with neutral colors on your kitchen walls can be combined with delicate variations such as grays or beiges. Kitchen walls can be white in order to set a clean essence. Keep into account that neutral palettes will provide you so much more freedom in order to play with your decoration kitchen elements, therefore you would be able to layer up in stronger colors.
Nature first element:
Air is vital if you want to feel more connected to nature in your kitchen on this 2017. While it is unquestionable exquisite to have home space where air can flow easily, in your kitchen this nature goodness can provide you nature-loving feeling when you are cooking. Therefore, at FinishBuild we think that by lowing the impact of our environmental footmark, we can opt for sliding windows that allow natural light income and sustainable natural air flowing.
For many homeowners wood is one of the only materials that can be finished to look like shiny marble or can be left raw and unstained to reveal its gorgeous imperfections of knots and grains. Bringing wood into your interiors is one of the easiest and warmest of natural materials and comes in a variety of finishes, species and applications. From flooring to ceiling beams wood also can be reclaimed and refinished from older buildings to keep its life sustainability ongoing for years in your home.
Regarding the esthetics:
Symbols of abundance could definitely be an option on this Fire Yin Rooster year. Wealth can be easily reflected with the natural vibes you crave for this 2017. Explore your kitchen outdoor vibes with handmade wicker baskets, where you can display colorful types of fruit, any other vegetables. Who said it should be only for food? You can also use this earth tones wicker baskets for storing kitchen cleaning cloths, recipes, cooking magazines and so on.
Outdoor vibes of abundance can also be reflected with fresh flowers. There are a quite a few types of indoor plants that can join your kitchen without much problem. In my article “Garden Plants: Best Natural Air Filter” you can find some of the types of plants that can assist you on esthetics & health at the same time.
On the other hand if what you have in mind aims more to an herbal indoor set I can suggest you to try with the most reliable and honest aromatic plants, such as rosemary, peppermint. There is a more detailed review on my article “What You Must Know about Inner Courtyards”
Counter top options:
Cork and bamboo, are very nice choices on 2017 due to the fact that besides being trendy, this materials offer you the both sides of an eco-friendly vibe and the outdoor energy we attempt to reflect. Since they are renewable materials, cork for instance, has a softer surface that can provide you isolation to wet circumstances but also offer comfort in the flooring field.
Regarding Flooring Materials:
If are finally falling in love of this outdoor vibe in your kitchen and you are aiming for a more natural look, try by making your floors more eco-friendly, such as cork, bamboo or light colored laminate flooring planks. Then in order to extend your floor’s durability you can wax them over or add a polyurethane layer. I know this might sound confusing since I am trying to offer the best of a greener life, however even though waxing your floor might require daily maintenance, in the case of polyurethane procedures would make your floors longer-lasting and you would avoid extra chemicals.
Outdoor vibes in your kitchen can join effortlessly through furniture. Explore the benefits of a multipurpose kitchen wood island, which brings a rustic style but also the touch of forests inside your home. Nevertheless, if you already have your kitchen island but it does not fit the outdoor look that we have already mention, you can try with wood-look kitchen stools that are also equally functional but also can reinforce the pacific look of Mother Nature.
Wicker is another furniture material you can also add to your kitchen style. Due to its delicate but strong fibers, wicker can be easily represented on chairs, baskets or even ornament glass containers. The soft tone of wicker communicates an outdoor feeling to any indoor space.
Are you looking forward to add a significant beauty addition? Indoor or outdoor rugs are perfect here for the nature vibe you want to reflect. Besides being easy to clean, toss them in the wash or hose them off outside, outdoor rugs can add a rustic look in earth colors, such as beige in fun patterns.
To sum up, We would like to remind you that indoor windows are another cool plus in order to create a connection inside your home. You can use them in order to connect two interior spaces and give the impression of an outdoor connection even when there isn’t one. Explore interior transom window looks, to bring more light into interior rooms, which can become handy for your natural vibes. Floor-to-ceiling windows are also a nice choice if you want kitchen clearness. Anyhow whatever you choose FinishBuild team suggest you that any given step you take, make it worth it but most of all guarantee yourself a happy result.
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To me, kitchens are those special rooms in the house where people create simple or very elaborated meals that nutritiously fuels the bodies, minds and souls of love ones and friends all over the world; so if life is created in the bedroom, then it is definitely lived in the kitchen. With all the technology improvements we are experiencing these days, it is very easy to provide homeowners with constant stream of inspiration that encourages them to plan a refreshment or a total re-do of their kitchens. Since the most important room of any home is constantly evolving regarding designs and trends, incorporating trendy updates has become an essential improvement project, which will bring your kitchen into its best 21st century version.
Today it is important to understand that even though kitchens were not always where families congregated for breakfast or a light meal, over the course of the past 20 years these rooms started to become living spaces, where people spend more time than just cooking and therefore it is highly worthy to strive to create a kitchen that looks its best. The following are my favorite ways to add updated style to your kitchen this year; I believe this post is just in time for you to include it in your 2017 list’s resolutions.
Open Shelving Has Come To Stay
Take your kitchen style further with the latest trend many homeowners are following. Separating the kitchen and the dining room is getting obsolete; instead you can skip your kitchen islands entirely and bring elements of the living and dining rooms into this magnificent area. Open shelving kitchens have the amazing ability to showcase beautiful dishes, drink ware, serving pieces and of course those new pieces such as living room furniture that would definitely make from your kitchen a very livable space where family and guest can hang out and not just cook.
Avoid the Standard Kitchen Hardware Design
Remember that your kitchen’s hardware is just like the jewelry for this important area of your home, fortunately in 2017 there are incredible options out there to pick than ever before. Do not stick on nickel brass bar pulls from the big box store, it is time to be bold and choose something else, something special and detailed on hardware, some of the most common choices are: hammered finishes or leather trim. And for your sink design, there is a marvelous alternative; imagine an extra sink that will banish daily complains from family and guests about not having enough counter space. Double sinks mean two people pleasantly cooking or doing the dishes, this is probably the ideal pick for families who like to cook together.
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Retro appliances style is back and I particularly love the idea. We all know that stainless steel appliances have been the focal point in kitchens for so many years and there is not something quite appealing than industrial homes kitchens. However rounded edges fridges which are now taller and have a skinnier appearance are superb, clean, cool and modern because they harmoniously blend in retro style and functionality, white kitchen with this type of appliances will look just great!
Wide-ranging Hardware Finishes
Monochromatic kitchen style may look amazing but in 2017 you can opt for not going with this kitchen style, instead strive to choose appliances and accessories with different finishes for instance, bronze accents in your kitchen are getting special attention whether if you place them in minor details or let them play a starring role in your kitchen. This color make your appliances pop up, consider vases trays, drawer pulls and light fixtures, all of them set up by bronze accents, your kitchen will turn into a truly one-of-a-kind space.
Sometimes homeowners consider granite as a fussy and pricey option for their kitchens, so why don’t opt for concrete or engineered countertops? Concrete countertops are totally taking over this year, not to mention that is not so expensive, durable and cool. Going to the other extreme, you can also choose engineered countertops as they are nonporous, yet still offers that amazing look and feel of natural stone.
Two Tones in your Kitchen Cabinets
If you are a homeowner who finds it difficult to pick only one color for your cabinets, then let me tell you this year things are changing as you can mix up your kitchen’s palette. Whether you love the classic black and white layered look in your kitchen, or you would like to use any other complementary colors for your upper and lower cabinetry such as navy blue, soft gray, you will absolutely create an interesting contrast.
Kitchens are the heart of the homes, and I like to believe it is true. Moreover, much of the importance of this functional room depends on the family and their lifestyle; newer kitchen designs has begun now to open up to other rooms and as a result, homeowners started to enlarge their own kitchen spaces to follow this great trend in order to enjoy of both lifestyle and resale purposes.
Whether you own a small or a large kitchen, it is key for you to know that today’s kitchen is way more than a kitchen, and therefore functionality is as important as the often upgrades you can give to it; this room is ever evolving based on each family’s busy and varied lifestyle. In addition, kitchen appliances are constantly changing and this is why you need to keep yourself updated with the new products, concepts and designs that emerge into the home marketplace every year.
At this point it is worthwhile to let you know that in FinishBuild you can find a great variety of kitchen appliances which not only are environmentally friendly that cut down on our footprint, but also contribute to the dreamy and trendy design you have in mind; visit our online store and find out everything we have to offer you for your next kitchen remodel or refreshment…you dream it, we Build it!
Did you know that forests cover about half of Florida’s land area? These lungs of mother nature are located in Orlando in the north area of the state, forests in the most counties are at least 50% arboreal, however in the south of Florida, half of the 40%.
These extensive amounts of oxygen sources are also responsible of being an important part of flooring products, furniture, construction additions, and even pharmaceutical products, therefore in order to maintain the balance between each field, regulations are very authoritarian regarding the purposes of the nature resource. According to The Forestry Florida Association Statewide, there are 17.3 million acres of forests, which a 15.4 million acres of those timberlands belongs to working forests. Of this 15.4, 71% of these forest areas are privately owned; the rest is owned by state and local (18%) and federal (11%) governments.
Flooring Popular Florida Wood Selections
According to the Universty of Florida, IFAS extention, species selection are bases on pines growth in Florida. These include slash pine, longleaf pine, loblolly pine, and sand pine. Other pines that grow in Florida, which have little commercial value, include pond pine, spruce pine, and shortleaf pine.
When it comes about commercial purpose, there are some factors that must be considered, like potential for germination, potential for survival and establishment, potential for good growth rates and potential for mature trees to set seed. This guidelines are justified in order to maintain productivity of the material in every each field of manufacture.
Pine is one of the most charming look you can use in the flooring field. Due to its marvelous light tones, pines are grown in plantations for timber, which tend to be more resinous, and therefore more durable than neat. This a type of wood can be widely used in carpentry items such as furniture, window frames, paneling and roofing. In Florida, pine plantations can be found in Lafayette County and Jefferson County. It is important to mention that in pine plantation since this type of wood requires a gentle treatment, procedures such as, components analysis and durability examinations.
What we love about pine lumber is the natural patterns that make allows a simple but also natural decorative solutions. Therefore, if you are into humble but fascinating looks the grain in the pine can stand on its own. Pine lumber can also be very resistant to decay and rotting, however, make sure of getting a pine lumber materials that has been pressure treated.
Natural looks are never underestimated and wood is one of the choices on decking materials nowadays. Cedar trees often live a long time, and regarding its wood is also very resistant to bugs. Its natural oils in the wood of cedar are toxic to insects, which makes of this species an appealing choice to a decking project. Nevertheless the heartwood of the tree the deeper colored red part, is on the other hand, rot resistant.
Pros & Cons: Cedar wood discards voluntarily moisture absorption which allows this type of wood to lie flat and straight. Regarding the color, you have to clean it and reseal it every year or two in order to maintain its attractiveness. However, it is harsh to keep that warm, rich, natural and fresh look. Cedar wood can vary on its cost from moderate, to high prices, it depends on the species as we mention before. On any case if you are into Cedar for its kindness you might have to dedicate part of your time taking care of it through the years.
Flooring Uses of Wood Remains
Leftovers on wood plantations are never overrated, on the contrary, they are responsible of other flooring products such as:
Composite Decking: Due to its innocuous, smooth surface, composite decking has settled as one of other suitable choice on the market. Composite Decking products are made of comprised recyclable materials, which make them a cost-effective product choice matching the quality material as well. In addition since these products are craft by mankind any style is available, so if you are in the mood of emphasize an sophisticated, textured pattern or emulate the look of real wood, is one of your goals then, Composite Decking is for you. Due to its easy-to-use hidden clip system for installation, you might even want to try to install it yourself.
Laminate: How can we forget, at FinishBuild we love laminate, which is a synthetic material placed on particleboard, which is made of compressed wood. It comes in high-pressure and low-pressure varieties. Its durability, tracks them on a long lasting flooring option which represents an attractive alternative rather than wood flooring. Highly scratch and stain resistant and extreme impact warriors, laminate flooring products at FinishBuild might be used over radiant heated concrete structures and it would not fade due to exposure to sunlight. Explore our picks on wood looks, such as DRIFTWOOD ARENA, CALIZA, LAVA or IRON which would definitely add an accurate wood look to any household flooring.
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Living rooms are perhaps the most used spaces in any home, in this area you and your family spend quality time whether in front of the television or simply having a fruitful conversation with each other. Your living room is also where you receive your loved ones and guests in order to catch up with them. Planning the design of this significant area of your home should be then of prime importance; your family needs to contribute with their ideas of how their living will look and you can play the role of an interior designer, remember that the way your living looks will depend essentially on the type of furniture that you want to place in this room of the house.
Before to start visiting any showroom or purchasing your furnishings, you should visualize your living and ask yourself a couple of questions like what kind of mood do you want to have in your living room? What furniture material best suits your living room’s needs? Or who is going to use the living room? Once you are aware of these answers, the designing project gets easier to execute; furniture spacing and layout is key to achieve both comfort and function. Buying the sofa you will place in the living is therefore a big decision since this is a central spot in any household. With all those amazing options in the furniture market, there are plenty of comfortable and stylish sofas; today I would like to share with you some dos and don’ts you may want to keep in mind before taking your final decision on your next sofa, a choice that also represents a large investment of income.
Do’s When Buying a Sofa
Strive to always have a clear sofa goal in mind: this way you analyze what is the goal you will achieve with such an important decorating piece. There are so many different types of sofas out there in the home market, they absolutely can address specific requirements for your day to day life, but it will be really helpful to think carefully what will be the use you will give to the sofa. Requirements are as varied as people’s needs; there are couches which are deep and very soft, this is a different address if you are looking for a firm sofa with tight back that offers you the possibility to help you maintain a correct posture.
Make sure to check the hood: to study the sofa’s poor or well construction as well as the materials is made of. Run one of your hands over the back of the sofa, and find out if it is poor quality; in case you feel it has a hollow back, then this is a clear indication of a poor construction, because good sofas are generally well padded back so the perform a long lifespan.
Measure your doorways: as insignificant as may sound, this should be the first thing you need to do; by measuring the sofa dimension you make sure that will get through the doorways, around the corners and up the stairs at your house or apartment. Measure the entrances of your house, and the possible doorways. Once you are at the store, measure the width, depth and height of that dreamy sofa you would like to take home.
Strive to keep learning about sofas, even when you already purchase yours: aspects like covering your sofa for protection purposes with an appropriate fabric, because you have kids and pets at home are necessary to know since with that knowledge you ease your life as you keep a clean sofa that is protected from spills and dirt. Be also aware of the fact that sofas come in a wide variety of styles and sizes (curvy, round, straight), will help you make your smarter choices.
Don’ts When Buying a Sofa
Avoid the idea of buying a sofa only because is cheap: remember that the better is the quality of the sofa you have decided to invest in, the longer you will enjoy its lifespan. If you ask me, I rather invest in a good sofa built with great materials than a couch that costs less but will lead me to replace it a few months after I purchased. An average quality sofa easily lasts as long as 10 years, while a top quality- end sofa will go over two decades.
Do not forget that proportion counts: this happens especially with a sectional or an L- shape sofa, which can often overwhelm the living room. On a sectional, try to do a tight back instead of loose cushions; this will help keep the overall profile from becoming overwhelming, you can keep the back objectively low (32”), and in this way you are making the sectional feel a little less daunting.
Do not always opt for neutral stylish look: since the other elements in the room can offer color cues, in order to establish calm, choose a sofa with a upholstery that is solid and is the same color as the walls and curtains.
As I mentioned earlier, choosing a sofa is a crucial decision since this piece of furniture will be placed at the main showcase of your house. In terms of finances, purchasing a sofa requires quite an amount of money, however if you strive to find a top quality one, be sure that it will stay in the house for long years before you need to replace it. As you can read it is very important for you to plan well what type of sofa to place in the living room before buying it, these dos and don’ts definitely can help you to avoid living with a bad choice for years to come. I would like to invite you to visit our website, where you can choose among all of our affordable and beautiful sofas line. Be practical, select the most suitable piece for your living room and order it online, only with us…you dream it, we Build it!