• DIY & Improvements,  Home and housing

    Big Construction Firms Protecting Their Turf

    There’s no question that in the construction business, it really feels like “when it rains, it pours.” This is an industry that has seen the meanest kind of droughts, gang-buster spurts and the leanest profit margins. At the same time, though, when the industry turns around, as it started to do in 2014, it can suddenly seem like the industry is nothing but sunshine and daisies. According to Sageworks (a financial firm), sales for privately held construction companies grew at an average rate of 17% in 2014, making it the second fastest growing industry, behind real estate brokers and agents, an industry that grew 23%. It was followed by four other construction-oriented businesses:…

  • Décor,  DIY & Improvements,  Furniture

    Winter Home Décor Trend: Tartan Twist

    Tartan has been a big trend in the fashion world for the past few winters, and now it’s working its way into our homes. How can you incorporate this latest interior design trend into your home décor without going over the top, though? Cosy Cushions and Quilts The easiest way to add a tartan twist to your interiors is to incorporate it into your existing fabrics. Add a tartan bed throw in the master bedroom or a few tartan scatter cushions in the living room. If the rest of the décor in the room is simple, you could even go for heavy, soft tartan curtains to keep out that winter…

  • Bedrooms,  Living Areas

    Wallpaper is Making a Comeback this Winter

    The very mention of the word wallpaper for some homeowners has them coming out in a cold sweat. For some, it conjures up images of trying to remove it, and for others, it’s the daunting task of trying to put it up. For years now, wallpaper has had a bad reputation. Even enthusiastic designers who once extolled the virtues of pattern and design eventually declared wallpaper outdated. However in the last few years, especially with design trends changing, wallpaper is making a bit of a comeback. In fact, thanks to impressive new patterns and easy application, it’s considered cool once more. A Quick Wallpaper History Lesson Wallpaper stems way back…

  • Décor

    Making the Most of Your Mantelpiece

    Beautifully decorated chimney breasts and mantelpieces adorn the pages of premium interior design magazines on a monthly basis, but creating something similar at home would probably cost you an arm and a leg. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out though, so we’ve put together a guide to making the most of your mantelpiece without spending a fortune. Family Photo Wall Why not use the focal point of the room as a place to hang your favourite family photos? Keep an eye out for ornate vintage photo frames in thrift stores and pick up some cheaper ones from homeware stores until you’ve built up a mismatched collection. Paint them…

  • Furniture

    Discover How Contemporary Furniture Brings Miracles to Your Home

    In case you have ideas of purchasing brand new household furniture, make sure to get what is trendy and comfortable. Becoming  trendy and elegant in character will be the topmost decision for property owners nowadays. In addition, the performance provided by the new modern home furniture account for its growing popularity and usage. European home furniture along with their designs are extremely well liked by people all throughout the world. Contemporary types of furnishings coming from Italy and Spain are a fulfillment to customers and therefore are generally selected. Starting from the living room area to the dining furnishings, fashionable designs are increasingly being presented in the marketplace even on…