Month: December 2017

Essentials For A Home

By following these tips, you will be able to build the perfect house for you. Bear in mind though, constructing a house will be a lot more expensive than building your own.
When building your own house, you will need to know what are the essentials that are required in turning your house into a fully functioning home. This is not only applicable for houses that you are going to construct, but also for house that you are looking to buy, but unsure of what furniture to have in them. Here are some of the essential items that you will need in your house, which you should add to your checklist.

Kitchen

A kitchen is going to be an essential room to have in any house. A kitchen, unlike the other rooms of the house, does not necessarily require much privacy. Therefore, you won’t even need to have any internal doors Melbourne that lead to your kitchen, but instead, can merge this with your living room or dining room. One thing to note when choosing the location of the kitchen, is how close it is to the outside of the house. There should also be a few windows or smoke vents in the kitchen, through which you can get rid of any exhaust fumes during cooking. There should be a sink as well, as an essential to the kitchen.

Bathrooms

You will need at least one bathroom in your house so that you can do your toileting and have a wash as well. Though you can have a separate room for a toilet and keep your bathroom as a bathing room, this is unadvisable as it will be a waste of an additional room. It is recommended you have more than one bathroom in the house, if there are two or more occupants, to avoid any unnecessary waiting times. Apart from the shower and water closet, you could consider having a water heater installed as well, to make it more comfortable to take a shower.

Bedroom/s

The bedroom is an essential to any house. It is needed to provide you with the comfort you will need to have a good night’s sleep. You can turn just about any room into a bedroom, but may need a door installation Melbourne if you are going to partition an existing room into a bedroom. If there are several occupants in the house, then you will need multiple bedrooms, each separated from the others. As a bonus, you could consider having an attached bathroom in the bedroom, so that it makes it a lot more convenient for you.

These are three of the most essential rooms you will need for any house. Although there are other rooms that would make your house a lot more comfortable to live in, they aren’t as important as these.


Tips On Giving An Old House A Modern Twist

If you had to choose one place to recreate so you can enjoy the rural feel without having to spend a great deal remodeling your home; we’d choose to recreate the garden. Let’s be honest; we really don’t know a lot of country homes that don’t have at least a name sake garden. If you live in an apartment, convert your apartment’s balcony into the rural garden. Decorate the little space with rough furniture; pairing it well with the theme. As a final touch, put up stone wall wallpapers…and finish with a flare…!
Whether you bought an old house on a whim, inherited your grandparents house or want to give your family home a modern twist; the tips we have below will suit your purpose…

Start small; attacking those things that visitors won’t notice

If you’ve been living in this home for a while, then chances are that you’ll know all the short comings of your house. Almost every house has its flaws; but this is especially true with old houses. If you are afraid that the changes you make might take away the home’s former glory, make small changes. Light fixtures, roof tiles, replacing the old creaking kitchen sink and cabinets with fully functioning, fixtures and equipment so it represents modern rustic kitchens; you can start anywhere. Be slow with introducing the flashy and chic things to your home; especially furniture and electronics.

Pay attention to the common and most used areas

If you are not worried about modernizing your home, but are worried about where to start, we’d say start from the core and work your way out. By this, we mean that you should start from your bedroom. Then move to common areas like your home like your bathrooms, living rooms and kitchen. Old fashioned kitchens tend to be very sturdy; so you might not have much repairs to do here. This is also the perfect place to introduce shiny new equipment to; here in the form of cooking utensils and machines. 

Make use of the tall roofs and the large spaces

Most old homes have tall ceilings are large spaces. It is very unfortunate that most owners of such spacious homes do not know how to make better use of homes as such. Take the large spaces for example. If your home’s property is private enough, consider converting some of the walls in your home into glass walls. This is especially a great idea for the rear wall of the house. This will give you a feeling of being outside, while still enjoying the luxuries of the indoors. You can work your not-very private, but tall-roofed home too in quite the same way; inviting in the sunlight.

Play around with the colors of the inside

who says old home can have only simple and boring indoor wall colors? Certainly not us! say goodbye to the browns, beiges and creams and say hello to the more vibrant greens, blues and reds. All three of these colors, in there darker and more refined forms, look brilliant paired up with stone or wood; so we are sure you will be fine. Remember to do a “patch test” to make sure it suits your home…!