Day: December 7, 2018

Have you considered creating reading nook?

Category : Home Improvement

Whether it is winter or summer, nothing beats being curled up with a book. Books have the power to keep you entertained for hours on end, but that is if you have the perfect spot to read in.

The Seat
There are a lot of options, you can consider when choosing the seat for your nook: a big fluffy chair, a bench, a bunch of pillows scattered on the floor, or a beanbag. The only thing you should remember is that this seat should be comfortable enough for you to spend hours in.

The Light
Another important criteria to consider is achieving the perfect lighting. If you’re a daytime reader, make sure you pick a spot that benefits from direct sunlight. For nighttime reading, ensure that your seat is set close to plug so you can easily connect a lamp or directly underneath a light fixture.

The Atmosphere
Once you’ve got the seat and light handled, all you have to do is make the space your own. Decorate according to your taste, display your favorite books, or even isolate the space with a canopy.

There are a number of ways you can create the perfect reading nook, you just have to use your imagination!

Bringing Light to Your Basement

Basements have a reputation for being dark, musky spaces without any air where all the things you don’t want to meet congregate. And this is typically because of the lack of a proper way to light them. Luckily there are a few options you can consider that will help make the space feel more comfortable.

Begin with research
When it comes down to finding the right bulb for your basement, each kind have their own advantages and disadvantages. Florescent bulbs are the leaders in energy efficiency but they give off a harsh white light that is reminiscent of warehouses. Incandescent bulbs are popular for the bright, warm light they produce, but they’re energy inefficient and often short-lived. When picking the bulb that is perfect you, always think about what sort of atmosphere you’re trying to create and always try to be environmentally-friendly!

Make it feel natural
Nothing beats natural light, but since there typically isn’t any available. Think of creative ways to work around it. Reddit user thatbeagoodbandname impressed DIY fans everywhere with a genius fake window that she created herself. It’s made of curtains, glass, and LED Plant Grow Lights that actually help plants to grow – check it out!

How to Hang Your Own Wallpaper

Category : Home Improvement

Wall paper is an easy and effective way to revamp the appearance of any room, and if you know how to do hang it up yourself it can be quite cost-effective! With a little patience and attention to detail, anyone can hang up their own wallpaper.

1. Getting the walls ready
If you have wallpaper already attached, you’ll want to begin with a guide to easy removals. Once that is out of the way, get rid of any dirt or dust from the old walls and sand smooth any chipped paint. Use a putty knife to apply spackle over cracks and holes, and sand the area once it has dried. When the wall is good condition, prime the drywall with sealer to help the wallpaper adhere.

2. Pick a starting point
With every new roll of paper, you’ll be starting with a new pattern. To ensure that the mismatch isn’t too visible, plan where you will begin according to where the wallpaper will end. Ideally they should cover an entire wall, starting an ending in each corner. But if that is not manageable, try having the paper end behind a curtain, or behind a door. As long as you don’t have too many seams on the wall that acts as the focal point of your room, the wallpaper should look well-placed.

3. Cut and prepare the wallpaper
Always lay the wallpaper face down on a flat surface before cutting the paper. Measure and cut the paper with a few extra inches on the top and bottom (this will be trimmed off later). Cut a few more strips, that will correspond with the pattern on the previous strip and keep them labeled. Once you have got the wallpaper cut, either activate the paper by soaking in it room temperature water, or apply wallpaper paste if the wall paper is unpasted.

4. Hang the wallpaper
Start from the ceiling and work your way down, slowly unrolling the paper and smoothing it out using your hands. You can also use a seam roller to gently smooth out the edges of the wallpaper. Trim any excess paper using a utility knife or straight-edge razor.

Choosing wallpapers is a crucial step in redecorating or renovating your home. You may ask advice or help from a professional if you face any difficulties and are looking to achieve that perfect finish!

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