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Sep 112014
 

Learn some of the factors to consider when comparing condos and houses.

Making the decision about where to live is one that you’ll eventually have to make. At the current time, you are considering both houses and condominiums. What are the factors you can consider to choose the right one for you?

The Cost
Generally, a condo is going to cost less than a house does, so if your budget is tight, it’s better to consider this option. However, sometimes, when houses are up for short sale or in foreclosure, the price can be significantly lower than usual.

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Originally posted 2014-07-11 15:53:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

persiana enrollableClassic roller shades have been a perennial favorite with decorators and homeowners for decades. With their sleek good looks, mix-and-match aesthetic and easy manageability, roller shades offer convenience and versatility to any decor.

Roller Shade Colors

Because they come in such a wide variety of fabrics, roller shades are extremely versatile and suited to all types of decorative schemes.

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Originally posted 2014-07-09 03:52:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

outdoor-wall-fountainsThere are more aspects to completing a gorgeous garden than merely planting flower or vegetables. All over the world, gardening enthusiasts design and create luxurious garden scenes for all who visit to enjoy.

The type and layout of a garden ultimately depends on the ambiance the gardener would like to portray. Many gardeners are now considering installing wall fountains into their gardens as a way to incorporate serenity into their landscapes.

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Originally posted 2014-02-27 15:52:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

energy-houseIn world terms, the UK is a cold country. The winters may be mild relative to other countries at the same latitude, but it is still a place where central heating is a lot more important than air conditioning.

Heating a house of course requires a lot of energy. Fortunately, improved technology means that there are now ways to achieve a comfortable living temperature in a more environmentally friendly way. Two relevant terms here are ‘insulation’ and ‘insolation’.

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Originally posted 2014-07-03 03:53:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

What is a cantilevered or floating staircase?

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Floating staircases are a popular design  stair  in which the treads are fixed to a wall without visible stringers. This makes the treads appear to float , hence the name. At their most basic, you will have nothing more than staircase treads – literally coming out of the wall. With a typically floating staircase, you attach the treads to a wall which is done by driving the treads into it, or using a bracket to give the staircase treads support .

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Originally posted 2012-08-18 05:13:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

interior minimalistaMinimalist architecture is the tendency of reducing to the essentials, without excessive use of decorative elements. It is icharacterized by the extreme simplicity of its forms, pure  lines, clear spaces and neutral colors, in an environment with balance and harmony.

The idea of minimalism can be described as “less is more,” or as some designers and architects are fond of saying, “doing more with less.” Minimalist architects use space as a design feature in and of itself. Instead of trying to fill space with features, they create designs in which the empty space is as carefully thought out and used as everything they add to the room. Basic shapes and straight, clean lines are also important techniques used in minimalist design, as is playing around with different kinds of lighting.

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Originally posted 2012-07-23 10:01:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Painting Your Kitchen

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Sep 112014
 

cocina21Many homeowners struggle with choosing the right paint for their kitchen and home. One of the easiest ways to fall in love with your kitchen is to start with a color scheme, rather than picking colors individually.

Work With the Colors You Already See

One of the easiest ways to choose your color scheme is to work from the colors you already see in your kitchen. Some floors, appliances, and countertops are filled with color. Choosing your favorite from the various patterns, or even just choosing a colored coffee maker you love will make it easier  to move forward in the process. If you are lucky enough to be able to start your kitchen from scratch, select a color out from artwork or photographs you really enjoy or plan to have in the kitchen.

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Originally posted 2014-08-11 15:53:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

Louis Comfort Tiffany began making his Tiffany style lamps near the turn of the twentieth century. From there, his lamps have been celebrated for their artistry and craftsmanship, with no two Tiffany lamps being alike.

This means that a real Tiffany lamp comes with a high price tag, anywhere between $10,000 and $2 million. Some sham merchants, however, often try to pass off fake Tiffany lamps for real ones. With several tell-tale tips at your disposal, you can be sure that you’re not ripped off and can tell a real Tiffany lamp and a fake one.

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Originally posted 2012-10-18 18:55:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

glasstec2006_6Do you dare to install a glass staircase in your home or office?  When we think about a glass staircase the first thing that comes to our heads is how dangerous they can be if they break, but the truth is that the technology with which they are made, makes them capable of withstanding the weight of 4 people of medium texture.

These stairs are notable for their modern designs, which are ideal for reception of minimalist environments or public spaces. Glass stairs besides provide a function in our house, turn out to be something decorative, especially if we use a minimalist design on the inside of the space where you are.

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Originally posted 2012-07-22 09:41:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sep 112014
 

tipos de iluminacionNothing is more important for creating atmosphere, or for efficiency than good lighting. What is more, home lighting needs to be flexible, having the capability to be changed or adjusted for various needs.

Light levels that work well for daily activities such as cooking and cleaning, may be too bright for relaxing or for a romantic dinner. Computer screens and televisions require a light placement that will not create a glare the screen.

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Originally posted 2014-07-05 03:54:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter