When a room seems boring, it is often the light that is to blame....


If you want to give a brand new look to your space, and make it look larger, brighter and fresher, without spending a fortune then you should start thinking about making some changes to your lighting scheme. Although, it is best to design a lighting scheme at the earliest stages, however changes and improvements can be made whenever is needed. After all, is quite hard to know from the beginning how a room will be used and where furniture will be placed.

For professional interior designers, lighting is one of the most powerful tools. Interior designers, home stagers, architects and decorators, they all use light to highlight specific areas, to accentuate artwork, to make color look more vivid, to give emphasis to textures and shapes and to set the overall mood. Light, can be even manipulated to disguise problematic areas, to make spaces look warm or cold, intimate of formal and much more. It is true, that when a room seems boring, bland and lifeless, it is either the color scheme or the lighting scheme that is to blame.

Pendant lights are an excellent choice for the living room and dining room. Iron pendant lights are durable and suitable for many decorating styles, such as industrial, cottage, modern, minimal style, etc. Choose and hung a remarkable industrial pendant light over the dining table to create a dramatic atmosphere and a stunning focal point. Make sure it is hung above eye level.

  • Industrial cage light fixture. The light has three light sources and a glass shade to protect the bulbs. Both the fixture and the fixture base are made of wrought iron, with sufficient resistance to rust and high pressure. Brand: SaveLights

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Frameless Mirrors: Do or don't?


There are different kinds of mirrors used in decorating modern bathrooms. One of them is the frameless mirror offering a sleek, modern look. It is a popular choice especially for modern designs since it gives that contemporary and elegant look, not to mention the illusion of more space.

Popular in high design, especially in larger bathroom, frameless mirrors take up all the space on the wall above your vanity, from the top of the backslash all or nearly all the way up to the ceiling, and often all the way across the wall horizontally. Since they are made of a single large piece of glass, they can be quite costly, but they offer the fullest reflection of any type of bathroom mirror.

What are the characteristics of a flameless mirror? Should you pick a flameless design instead of a framed alternative?

To begin with, quality frameless mirrors designed for bathrooms mirrors are specially sealed on backing and edges in order to stand up to the heat and humidity that comes from your shower. This is done to keep steam and moisture from penetrating the mirror. Expect to pay more for properly sealed and quality mirrors since when it comes to quality, you get what you pay for so you have to make sure your newly bought bathroom mirror has the above feature to avoid watching your mirror fog and degrade within a short time, despite your investment in them. Make sure you express that your mirrors will be exposed to moisture and humidity and that they should be sealed.

Secondly, frameless mirrors are much easier to clean than framed alternatives since there are no edges and dust cannot be accumulated within them. However, the edges are much sharper so be extra careful about using frameless designs if you have small children around.

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Floor tile layouts


Whether you are choosing a fantastic ceramic tile or standing by classic marble for the flooring, the tile type will be only part of the overall effect. Tile arrangement also matters and believe it or not there are many ways to arrange tiles on the floor and create interesting layouts. Of course most installers suggest to their customers straight tile arrangement or diagonal. The first option is quicker and easier to install but rather ordinary. So if you like to think outside the box, then take a look at the following tile layout options.  

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Bath remodeling: What to consider when changing layout


If you are planning to remodel your bathroom, then a series of tasks might be necessary, such as the dismantling of floor and wall tiles, the installation of new cabinetry or even the complete rearrangement of sanitary fixtures. However, a total makeover is not always easy or possible as it also depends on the plumbing system and on the position of drainage.

What factors affect bathroom layout, especially the position of toilet, sink and bathtub.

In relation to the arrangement of sanitary fixtures there are several restrictions such as the plumbing system. For example, if you want to relocate the sink from one a wall to another you should first check if there are water and drainage pipes in the new wall. In case there are not, which is very possible, then you’ll need to install them. This means extra time-consuming tasks such as tile dismantling and pipe installation and also the increase of the total cost. In relation to the toilet drainage, it is also difficult to change its position.

Another factor affecting fixture layout is the shape and dimensions of the room. For example a long narrow space might need an arrangement that will make the room look more proportional and square. You should also check for storage solutions in any recesses.

What you must consider before changing the bathroom layout.

A total bathroom makeover is not always easy or possible. Every solution has pros and cons that should be always weighed. First and foremost you need to analyze the available space and how do you use the bathroom. Then you should focus on your needs and check if the current layout is suitable for them. Think for example what bothers you in the current bath, what do you consider problematic and what needs to be changed. How many times you enter the bathroom and use the amenities? Do you need more storage? Does the bathtub occupy a lot of useful space?  What amenities take place in the bathroom? Would you replace the bathtub with a shower? Would you like to have a double sink instead of a single sink?

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Cork Flooring: A hypoallergic, resilient and renewable material


Cork is a renewable material and during the last years became an increasingly popular flooring product. Cork flooring is resilient, therefore provides a comfortable surface to walk upon or stand for many hours. Moreover, cork surface will return- or bounce back- to form after being weighted. If for example, a piece of furniture causes an impression on cork, the floor will be restored to its original form after the removal of the furniture. In general, cork is a soft and flexible material with resistance to several stresses, even to high heels. Other popular resilient materials are vinyl, linoleum and rubber.


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