Bathrooms are one of the rooms in your home that will get the dirtiest and require the most cleaning. When you clean your bathroom, however, you will see that you probably use harsh chemicals that have strong odors. These chemical odors can overcome you if your bathroom does not have the proper ventilation. You may see that if you dye your hair in your bathroom, as well, you will have those smells to deal with. These are instances in which a bathroom exhaust fan would be helpful. Bathroom exhaust fans also serve other purposes, including getting the steam out of the bathroom so you do not have steamy windows and mirrors or shower walls and providing bathroom lighting. What many people do not think about, however, is the fact that with bathroom lighting, you can install a bathroom exhaust fan. There are many different bathroom exhaust fan options available at your local home improvement store, so you are sure to find something that you like.
Among the most popular interior design philosophies today is urban style interior design. Common of course in Urban areas whether buildings that once functioned as factories and early 20th century office buildings are being re purposed as living spaces, urban style makes use of the existing design elements of the building. Continue reading →
When evaluating the best way to decorate your home, bedroom or office, very few interior design philosophies hold the attraction of Classical Interior Design. Basing itself in traditional design elements that first made their appearance centuries ago in ancient cultures, Classical Interior Design is steeped in symmetry, order and creating a focal point in the room that draws all attention directly to it.
Originating in Italy in the mid 18th Century and at the height of the Rococo period, Rococo Interior Design is recognizable by it’s often over the top, flamboyant themes that recur throughout a home and or room. Often utilizing ornate and intricate pieces as a way to add style to a room, Rococo styling is often associated with a rich lifestyle, one of luxury and independent wealth.
Growing in popularity is the desire to use vintage items to decorate a space. Retro Interior Design is making use of many of the designs from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s to create a new and exciting design philosophy that is quickly taking hold as one of the most popular theories in the market today.
Drawing it’s inspiration from the designs of past years, retro interior design provides a glimpse into the eclectic mind with it’s often funky and bold design elements. Chandeliers in the shape of spheres, ovens that have two side by side compartments, and chairs that break the mold on what most other designs have deemed as classic interpretations of the chair are all regular mainstays in a retro designed room. Continue reading →
Stop reading for just a second and take a glance up at your ceiling. You would have probably noticed that the ceiling is a rather flat surface. However, imagine a hole in your ceiling. If that hole was actually there, you would probably not be able to stand looking at it because you would be able to see everything that is hidden between the roof and the ceiling including the ceiling beams. But, have you ever considered having a ceiling design that consisted partly or solely of exposed ceiling beams? Exposed ceiling beams are becoming a popular trend throughout many homes because of its creative design element and interesting look. Keep reading for more information on exposed ceiling beams.
We all know how hard it can be to find a place in the refrigerator for drinks with all of the other groceries that are already in there. At times it can even be impossible to find room for them and they end up getting piled onto the countertops. However, with a beverage center, you will never face those problems again. A beverage center is basically a small refrigerator that is optimized for the storage of drinks. A beverage center can hold any type of drink, whether it is in a bottle or a can. The compact size also allows for it to easily fit into any room in your house, not just the kitchen.
Mardi Gras, which is French for Fat Tuesday, is a Carnival celebration that starts after King’s Day and comes to an end before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent which is 40 days before Easter. The precise date varies by year, same as Easter, and it is a very important holiday for Catholic European countries. It is a time is for people to enjoy eating foods typically given up during the fasting period, mostly breads and pastries, as well as other activities not permitted during Lent. One of the most popular holiday treats is the King Cake, a large cinnamon roll that can sometimes have a small plastic baby hidden on the inside. Whoever finds the baby is the next King or Queen and gets all sorts of privileges during festivities. Depending on where you are, the plastic baby might be a representation of Jesus. Pancakes are also a traditional Mardi Gras food.