Month: November 2018

Innovative and Smart Home Improvements and Renovation

Don’t limit yourself to a paint job or changing the drapes during a home improvement project. It is possible to make affordable smart home improvements that will make your surrounding more functional, smarter and keep your family safe. From home security system to the furniture we use, technology and innovation have revolutionised our home improvement endeavours. So, why not make the most of it!

Consider incorporating smart home technology into your renovation

Whether you’re planning a remodel or you’re already knee-deep in renovations, it is always good to consider adding automation into your project. Many smart home components are also wireless, so complicated rewiring is a non-issue. Adding smart home features will not only bring more comfort and security, it will also increase the value of your house. As per statistics, home-buyers would choose to buy a home with smart home features already installed versus one without.

Add energy-saving devices

Be it smart lighting, cooling or heating, these small features in a household can help reduce your carbon footprint, save energy and reduce cost of utility bills. For example, smart thermostats provide convenience and energy savings while keeping your home comfortable. Simply swapping out your current light-bulbs for smart bulbs will save money on utilities, as they use less energy.

Smart lock for your peace of mind

For much-needed convenience and security, think of adding smart locks. With these, no need to worry about locking the door when you are in a rush as everything can be done and monitored via your smartphone. Smart locks allow you to take control of your locks from anywhere and be confident that your home is secure. You can also add security cameras and other smart devices to secure your property.

Smart bedroom remodelling

Make the most of little spaces by being creative and innovative. Raising your bed above ground creates space beneath and utilises the already existing above. Murphy beds are great if you have very limited space, or if you want an additional guest bed.

Opt for space saving furniture

Great for studio apartments, an effective use of space can accommodate all the furniture you need. There is a wide range of high-end, creative, space-saving solutions for studio apartments, micro homes, and other compact living spaces that can help make your small home feel and function like one twice the size without sacrificing comfort or style. Be it city-dwelling professionals, growing families or retirees, you can enjoy greater flexibility with multi-functional furniture.

Bathroom Remodelling Ideas for a Successful Project

Whether you’re looking for a style step-up or total overhaul, we’re going to share some essential tips to make your bathroom remodelling project a success. From the colour and style of tiles to the size of your vanity, every little detail counts to refresh your bathroom look. Here is a list of important details to focus on when attempting your bathroom renovation.

Consider the various styles of bathroom lighting available

Finding the right lighting for your bath can be a challenge. The vanity, tub area and shower all require different lighting choices, but the bathroom’s overall design still needs to feel stylish and cohesive. You can opt for side-mounted sconces to be placed on either side of a mirror or consider combinations of ambient light in the form of chandeliers, pendants or flush mounts. Note that pendants can also function as ambient or accent lighting if necessary. And, keep your lighting in the same finish family to maintain unity in the bathroom’s overall design.

Finding the right bathroom tile

The right tiles can elevate the whole décor of your bath area. Whether you apply it to the floors, the walls, or every surface in sight, the tile you choose can establish the mood for one of the most frequented rooms in the house. It is important to establish a specific budget to tiles and consider factors like shapes, sizes, styles and prices. Once your budget has been set, you’ll have a variety of options to choose from, including ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone. We recommend homeowners to stick with lighter tile colours so that they can add pops of colour with accessories like towels and knobs.

Opt for quality bathroom fittings

Don’t neglect the quality of your bathroom fittings for any type of remodelling project. Small changes can have a big impact and that’s why the right fitting add a more sophisticated touch to a bathroom. From the sink and faucet to the shower bath and toilet spray gun, you have to choose a style that matches your tiles and bathroom accessories. And, don’t be afraid to invest a little more on the bath or basin because you will be living with it for a long time.

Other important bathroom accessories

The nice thing about decorating a bathroom is that decor items not only add beauty and style, but also add functionality to the space. We’re talking about anything from soap jars to towel racks and furniture. Given the nature of this particular room and its function, these accessories must be, first of all, functional as there’s usually not much room for purely decorative objects.

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