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My Home Style http://myhomestyle.org Home & Garden Articles, Tips & Advice Wed, 05 Feb 2020 18:55:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Top Tips for Organizing Your Living Room http://myhomestyle.org/top-tips-for-organizing-your-living-room/ Sat, 01 Feb 2020 02:43:00 +0000 http://betterlivinghomeimprovement.com/?p=233 Summary: Staying organized and clean isn’t as difficult as people make it out to be. Here are some simply, easy-to-follow steps that will help you keep your living room clean.

Organizing your living room provides you with a significant amount of space to hang out with family and essentially hang out. This article is designed to showcase some ways you can clean your living room and the benefits that follow.

Make Sure to Dust Frequently

Dusting your living room on a consistent basis is important for a number of reasons. For one, those that are allergic to dust can breathe a little easier. Secondly, you won’t have seat cushions and other items that are caked in dust, making them look old and antiquated. Lastly, it’s aesthetically unattractive to have your furniture look like it was last used decades ago.

Reorganize Everything

Living rooms often get turned into a storage space for all types of items. It’s a shame too, as many living rooms are one of the biggest rooms in the house. Making it look appealing shouldn’t be that difficult to do either – and it starts by reorganizing everything that you have in the room itself.

Start by gathering items that you feel don’t belong in your living room. Any extra items can be easily sorted into two piles: trash and storage. You can always go back to look into these piles if you feel like you can’t part with something. Regardless of your efforts, it’s important to get rid of things in your living room so you can either replace them, like getting new furniture from The Foam Factory for example, or just to sort it out and place it in a different room.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Use Stucco For Your Home http://myhomestyle.org/3-reasons-why-you-should-use-stucco-for-your-home/ Sun, 19 Jan 2020 19:13:00 +0000 http://betterlivinghomeimprovement.com/?p=40 Stucco, also known as render, is used for exterior finishes since the 90s. While it has already been considered as a durable product, there have been a number of enhancements that have been made in the form of new additives to strengthen as well as add flexibility.

That said, here are 3 reasons why you should use Stucco for your home:

#1: Affordable

This type of finish can be completed sooner than usual and saves on installation costs. On an average, it takes a week to complete work on an average style home. Not only is the price per square foot better than siding options but it is better than the brick options that are available.

#2: Attractive

Render can be applied no matter what style or design you use. It doesn’t matter since render is very versatile. So, any texture or print that you want can be imprinted once it has been applied. Since there is a wide variety of styles and colors, they can be used for any environment in a number of homes. For that matter, you might have admired the exterior of a home when in fact, it was due to the render used.

#3: Durable

The best reason why it is a good idea to use Stucco is because once you apply this finish, you will never have to maintain it ever again. In the instance where you have to add a new coat, applying a new fog coat should do the trick. As for cleaning it, use some soap as well as a garden water hose. Not only is water but also fire resistant as well.

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How Get the Most Out of Your Spare Bedroom http://myhomestyle.org/how-get-the-most-out-of-your-spare-bedroom/ Sat, 11 Jan 2020 16:33:00 +0000 http://betterlivinghomeimprovement.com/?p=207 Summary: Never let your spare bedroom go to waste. Utilize it in a way that makes it feel essential to you rather than extra.

There are many circumstances in which you may find yourself with a spare bedroom. Your children moved out, you never needed that extra space, a roommate justify – the list goes on. You should always take advantage of that and make that space work for and serve you. Using it for storage is the easy and, let’s face it, lazy way out. You do not have to decorate or even think about that room unless you store something there that you won’t touch for another couple years. That room can be so much more!

No More Gym Commute

If you turn your extra room into a home gym, you would no longer need to drive to one after work that’s always crowded with the rest of the post-work people. Say goodbye to the monthly fees by making the one-time investment in quality equipment that is at your disposal twenty-four hours a day.

Start A Hobby

You could make this space an office area that you do your arts and crafts in. Maybe you’ve always wanted to get into photography but never had the equipment or space for the laboratory. You could take up painting, cover the walls with canvases and get creative while releasing all the inner stress and emotions from your day to day life. Whatever your hobby is, use the space to bring it to fruition.

The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to utilizing extra rooms in your home. From using it to start a business from scratch, to making a home theater, take your extra room and make it an essential one.

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These days, anyone wanting something likewise has no choice but buys a house and lives in the suburbs. He or she would have a nice house and a garden with perhaps an outdoor umbrella creating some shades for a quiet afternoon rest and chat session. Work however would be miles and hours of commuting in a sacrifice that just have to be made. The classic image of a home is a house overlooking a beautiful garden with children enjoying themselves even as their parents engaged in conversation with their next door neighbor with an equally similar abode. This harks back to those days of old when land where no so much a commodity, and that everyone description of a house is that of a landed property.

A suburban home is the place to be for garden enthusiast as such properties do come with ample open spaces for creating your own masterpiece (or otherwise). Someone who does buy a property in the suburb would highly likely have something in mind as to the overall look of their front yard. While there are a few housing developers who insist on inserting ready-made landscaping into their residential projects, most however provide clean slates for the owners to decide. Different people different strokes and as such they understand that not everyone would want a garden complete with an outdoor umbrella fronting their home.

Those who do would more likely start from the moment they get the keys to their respective homes. Creating a beautiful garden needs a whole lot of early planning so that you can see the overall look of it when all the trees and plants mature. Working from scratch is the best way of tending to a garden – no matter the style and type one chooses – as you can easily decide what goes where and how. You can decide whether there are rooms for some outdoor patio furniture sets and whether these should be the second living room or a getaway space for some quiet moment and solitude. Having a garden accord you this, really, as there is nothing that helps calm and soothe a person troubled that being in such a serene surrounding of a beautifully created and nicely landscaped garden.

Having outdoor patio furniture sets overlooking the garden signals that you as the house owner and proud creator want it to be enjoyed. There is no real need however to go all out into buying a full set that would seat, say, six people at any one time, but a nice sofa-length patio furniture and a coffee table should work wonders. A good trick would be to have the patio furniture set on extended patio that allows a 180 degree scenic view of the garden. Having a pergola (or at the very least an outdoor umbrella) would then provide “invitations” for the houseguests to go garden walking. That is if you had intended for the garden to be enjoyed by all and sundry.

Those who are wary of having expensive patio furniture (a lot of which are mainly wood based) should rest easy as most products these days comes with inbuilt protection against the two biggest threat of termites and water or humidity exposure. Warranties run from seven to 15 years and you can easily contract a specialist to reapply the protective linings when these go off. Consider also the alternative provided by resin wicker patio furniture set that would also not look out of place besides the patio. Besides being relatively maintenance free, these are also highly stylish furniture sets that somehow would help create a modern yet rustic look that should go well with more modern interpretation of a garden.

Do also include consider replacement cushions for your patio furniture sets so that everyone is comfortable while having their cup of tea and enjoying the cool visage of your garden. As the best, and normally only available, time to do this is in the evening, house owners should also cater for other addendums like lighting and, perhaps, even an outdoor heater for the chilly days. Having one would allow a 24 hours, seven days and 52 weeks (barring the worst of a wintry weather spell, that is) of enjoying the garden. Of course, you do have to make sure that there is actually a beautiful garden in the first place and this only comes with careful tending of what is your creation.

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Furnishing Guidelines for Dog Owners http://myhomestyle.org/furnishing-guidelines-for-dog-owners/ Thu, 02 Jan 2020 09:30:00 +0000 http://betterlivinghomeimprovement.com/?p=217 Summary: Your furry pet can bring a lot of joy into your life. Decorate your house in a way that will make living with your dog as hassle-free as possible.

Designing in a way that matches your personal style can make your house a cozier and more welcoming place to be. Living with a dog is a bit different from having another human living in your house. Dogs are energetic little animals that can potentially tear up furniture and leave dirt around the house. As such, you should take some extra precautions when decorating your living space.

Use Leather With Caution

Leather is one of those materials that looks fantastic in a house. When leather gets worn down a bit it starts to develop a darker look that looks classy. The smoothness of the leather will prevent your dog’s fur from sticking to the couch. If you do not want to buy replacement cushions every few months you should keep your dog off of your leather couches. A dog’s nails can easily scratch the fabric that can leave unwanted marks.

Make Durability a Priority

As hard as you try to keep your dog clean your pet will inevitably leave dirt from his paws on your rug or furniture. When you shop at places like The Foam Factory look for the durable fabrics that can handle some heavy usage. Canvas, for example, is tough and can easily be washed by hand or in a washing machine. The material is relatively inexpensive, scratches will not show up easily, and you will not have to worry about splurging on replacements every year. Canvas can even be sprayed with protective coatings to minimize wear.

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Choose the perfect style and design for your house number http://myhomestyle.org/choose-the-perfect-style-and-design-for-your-house-number/ Mon, 30 Dec 2019 06:25:00 +0000 http://betterlivinghomeimprovement.com/?p=202 The selection of a perfect house number plays a pivotal role in creating the first impression. It is almost the first thing that one encounters whenever someone comes around your house, let it be neighbors, guests, or someone just delivering the post. Here are some key factors according to California Mailboxes when selecting a style and design for your house number:

The most important factor is to select the house number that is of the most suitable size, color, and font.

Size

The size of the house number can be determined by measuring the distance between the house number and the middle of the street. The size should be such that the number is easily available from that distance.

Color

The color of the number should contrast with the surface. Colors like white, black, red and metallic colors are the most commonly used. When choosing a color, you can also match it with the rest of the mailbox, so it matches, for example, the post color on column mailboxes.

Font

The font of the house number is equally important. Thick sans serif fonts are commonly used owing to their maximum visibility.

Once the desired house number has been selected, it must then be printed on a sheet of paper which has the color that is like that of the background on which it is to be mounted.

The printed house number should then be mounted at the spot from where it is most easily visible.

The perfect house number will create a great first impression as it will help in locating your house quite easily and make it stand out among others.

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5 Summer Weekend Projects for Your House http://myhomestyle.org/5-summer-weekend-projects-for-your-house/ Thu, 19 Dec 2019 17:23:00 +0000 http://betterlivinghomeimprovement.com/?p=48 Here we bring you 5 summer weekend projects that will enhance your yard, beautify your exterior, and give everyone in the family something exciting to do.

Grow Fruits and Vegetables

You don’t need a backyard farm to enjoy the tangy flavor of just-picked blueberries or the juicy sweetness of vine-ripened tomatoes still warm from the sun. Strategize right, and you can grow a lot of food in a tiny space, even in full view of your neighbors.

Hang Exterior Shutters

Studded with hammered-iron hardware and a bright coat of paint, shutters will dress up the front of your house and add to its curb appeal. You’ll get relief from the summer heat as well as a barrier against strong storm winds.

Put Landscape Lighting on Your Front Walkway

Enhance the nighttime curb appeal of your home—and add a measure of safety and security—with low-voltage landscape lighting. Target has been selling $2 solar walkway lights for a while. They charge during the day and turn on at nights. Install these fixtures along walkways and driveways, or illuminate steps, trees, stonewalls, fences and other prominent landscape features.

Give the Garden a Pretty Arbor

A well-placed arbor is your garden’s ultimate multitasker: It can serve as an entryway to an outdoor spot; frame a focal point, like a flowering shrub or garden shed; and, of course, take your beloved climbers to new heights. Whether left unfinished or given a coat of paint, you’ll love how this piece adds personality to your outdoor space.

Add a Sitting Wall

Add a little taste of New England to your landscape by marking off your patios and flower beds with a border that doubles as a place to sit down and relax. Using cast concrete blocks made to look like stone is makes this landscape feature much easier to build.

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How to Free Up Space in Your Houseboat http://myhomestyle.org/how-to-free-up-space-in-your-houseboat/ Sun, 24 Nov 2019 05:55:28 +0000 http://betterlivinghomeimprovement.com/?p=198 Summary: Houseboats are notorious for being cramped and small. However, with a bit of adding and replacing, you can turn your tiny home into a spacious work of art.

Living on a houseboat can be cramped to say the least. However, there are some strategic methods that can free up some space, so you can enjoy the most out of your houseboat.

Fold Your Furniture

Most of the time, houseboats are designed for one or two people, with the exception of the larger boats. Unless you are comfortable with your guests sitting on the floor, you’ll want to create ample seating for everyone. However, this does not mean that you need to display extra furniture at all times. Try investing in a few folding pieces that can fold away when you have company over.

Invest in Storage Pieces

Houseboats have a designated living quarter that’s perfect for storing unwanted items. In small spaces it makes sense to choose storage solutions that are vertical in stature and can hold items like books, lamps, and other items that you need. Keeping your houseboat organized and clean is the number one rule when it comes to creating space. The more clutter that you have around your room, the less space you’ll have to work with.

Utilize Corners Effectively

Awkward corners can eat up precious space. While leaving them out may make your space feel somewhat larger, the opposite is actually true. Carve out a corner to add your useable space. For example, adding a small corner desk or creating a small home office setup can make your living space look more spacious – although you don’t want to overdo it. Remember, simplicity is key.

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Deliver a new look to your home with these mailbox ideas http://myhomestyle.org/deliver-a-new-look-to-your-home-with-these-mailbox-ideas/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 17:44:00 +0000 http://betterlivinghomeimprovement.com/?p=173 Summary: With just a few simple changes to your mailbox, you can give your home a new look. Keeping it simple, match the details of your home, adding some color, or building your personalized mailbox are just a few ways you can do this.

We all love getting mail; there is still something about the physical delivery of mail that immediate online communication cannot match. Another benefit of a mailbox is that it is another method of adding something to the look of your home. Here are some ideas to spruce up your mailbox in time for the holidays:

Simplicity

One method of approaching the look of your mailbox is to keep it simple. If your mailbox is old or looks like it needs replacement, then buy a new simple, minimalistic mailbox. The only criteria is that the mailbox placement matches the postal service guidelines.

Details

Alternatively, you can buy a mailbox that matches the look and feel of the approach to your home. For modern homes, just a simple design liked a brushed-aluminum mailbox is all you will need. You can use something that matches the aesthetic from stone to wood finish.

Color

You can liven up your entryway with a contrasting color for your mailbox. Have you got a white wall? Get a black mailbox or vice-versa. Another option is to go with a contrasting color like green or grey. A little bit of color can make a big difference to your porch.

Personalized

You can also design your mailbox that is unique to your home. You will be the only person with that exact design. The only caveat is that any custom mailbox requires postal service approval.

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Beautify Your Kitchen with Mosaic Wall Tiles http://myhomestyle.org/beautify-your-kitchen-with-mosaic-wall-tiles/ Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:08:00 +0000 http://betterlivinghomeimprovement.com/?p=44 Article by cbiz-onesource.com.

Are you tired of wiping down the painted kitchen walls behind your stove and sink? If you own an older home like I do, you probably don’t have a back splash or something on your walls to serve as a buffer between your paint and your spills. Every time I wipe down my walls, it seems like the paint gets thinner and thinner. Mosaic tiles are one of the best ways to go when deciding on a solution for this problem. Not only is mosaic wall tile functional and serves to protect your walls from kitchen grime, but it can be absolutely gorgeous and really enhance the décor of your kitchen.

Mosaic tiles come in different materials nowadays. There are metals, steel, and glass mosaic tiles. With glass mosaic tiles, you can choose from an endless selection of colors and shapes in order to create own pattern that will reflect your own personal style. One of my friends chose mosaic tiles in the colors of her favorite college sports team in order to show her loyalty as a fan.

Mosaic wall tile is pretty easy to install yourself, but if this process makes you nervous, you can always find local contractors willing to install it for you. Sometimes you can find a better selection of glass mosaic tiles online and many of those suppliers offer you free shipping on orders over a certain dollar amount. Online suppliers can offer a larger selection because they’re not limited by the size of a bricks-and-mortar store with a small space for mosaic tiles.

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