10 Ways to Make the Exterior of Your Home Look Great

Exterior of Your Home Look Great

Exterior of Your Home Look Great

Whether you have a small cottage or a mansion, injecting some creativity and style to the interior of your home is a great way to make it appealing. Using patio chair cover, stylish lantern, etc. are small tricks to make the home look gorgeous. It is important to understand style and the right ways to do it, as not every individual has the knowledge to bring the right kind of change.

Here are 10 ways how you can make some amazing changes in the exterior of your home: (more…)

How to Choose a House Painter

How to Choose a House PainterFinding the right house painter can be simple if you know what you’re looking for. You may be thinking to yourself, “I’m looking for someone to, um, paint my house, right, Captain Obvious?” True, but like most things, it goes a bit deeper than that. Whether your search is for an exterior house painter, an interior painter, or you need both the inside and outside of your home painted, there are concrete questions you should ask any house painter you’re considering hiring. House painters in New Jersey and throughout the country all know there are certain questions their potential customers need to ask in order to narrow the list down to the one that’s right for their house painting job.

The first thing you need to do is get referrals. For this initial step, talk with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers who own houses and have had professional house painting jobs done. Another valuable source is online contractor review websites such as Angie’s List and Home Advisor. These sites provide worthwhile user information and reviews that will give good insight into which house painter contractors are reputable, as well as their experience and contact information. Get between three and five names and then continue on with the next step, which is interviewing these referrals. Take the following list of questions with you and take notes on each potential hire. (more…)

Kitchen Design Trends for 2017

Kitchen Design Trends for 2017Design trends come and go, which is why you may want to choose to forego some of them when designing or redesigning various rooms in your house. But when it comes to kitchen design trends, it’s often best to opt for what’s hot and opt out of what’s not. Because the latest kitchen design trends often are influenced by current homebuyer preferences, it’s a good idea to keep up with the latest kitchen design movements when you’re updating or remodeling your kitchen living space. And you’re definitely going to want to keep up with 2017’s kitchen design trends, as these are some of the most slick and snazzy we’ve seen in a long time. Top interior designers have searched high and low for this year’s (and likely next year’s too) hottest trends, and they’re about three things: sleekness, serviceability, and style. High functioning smart kitchens, hidden appliances, colorful sinks, bold fixtures, and tuxedo cabinets—these are the year’s most sizzling kitchen design trends.

Exterior Paint Color Trends for 2017

Exterior Paint Color Trends for 2017Painting the exterior of your home is going to be quite a task, and that’s why you need to choose just the right paint colors for the job. So where do you begin? Naturally, you’re only going to pick the colors you love, but sometimes you just need some ideas. After all, you want your home to stand out in your neighborhood, but for its beauty—not because the colors you chose are hideous! That’s why New Jersey residential painters have compiled a list of the top exterior paint colors that are trending for 2017. This year’s top trends for painting home exteriors include natural shades of green, traditional Colonial-inspired hues, pastels, and bold mixtures of black and white that will make your home pop. (more…)

Interior Design Trends for Millennials

Interior Design Trends for MillennialsYou can’t go anywhere these days without hearing one very specific word. It’s sprinkled throughout nearly every discussion you’ll become a part of. It’s peppered in news articles. And it’s even being taught in your kids’ classrooms. That word is ‘millennial.’ The impact of this generation on virtually every market these days is unquestionable, and their influence on interior design trends is key. Millennials are a considerable driving force on this industry, so much so that top interior designers in New Jersey and throughout the country have their ears perked just at the sound of the word. Not everyone knows which generation is considered part of the Millennials, but most folks know they’re the group of babies who were born circa 1982 to around the early 2000s, and they’re also known for being called ‘Generation Y.’ Regardless of what you call them or even what you think of them, Millennials are a prominent influence on virtually every industry these days, particularly interior design. (more…)

Modern Interior Design Trends for 2017

Modern Interior Design Trends for 2017Looking to update your home’s look and feel? Look no further than the top modern design trends of 2017. Much of this year’s top modern interior design trends can be described as an eclectic mix of yesterday’s opulent style and today’s high tech advantages. Taking their cues largely from media—social and otherwise—contemporary interior designers are pulling the past and future into the present, for an uber-inspiring design experience like none before it. Topping the list of biggest design trends for this year and likely into next is the influence of Hollywood. But not just any Hollywood is good enough for this year’s trends. The hottest trend is coming from old Hollywood—the years when glamour was the fabric of life. Bolster this sumptuous style with state-of-the-art science, and you’ve got a modern interior design trend for 2017 that is the stuff of which dreams are made. From old-time Hollywood glam to modern vintage to sci-fi savvy of sustainable technology, interior designers from New Jersey and around the country are hard at work launching you and your home into lavish ease for a new age. (more…)

What is Suspension Lighting?

Modern chandeliers

Modern chandeliers

The first suspended pendant lamps in history were called panikadilo (in translation from Greek – a multi-flash). They were hung on long chains in temples and cathedrals and were manufactured from copper, wrought iron and silver. The chandeliers were large in size, typically with one or more tiers. By the way, modern-day chandeliers, designed in the classical style, are somewhat similar to those lamps. In the XVII century, French masters invented a device for lighting, made of crystal – a chandelier. It was suspended to the ceiling on chains, and not attached. Chandeliers from glass and crystal appeared somewhat later in Russia. Nevertheless, foreign goods, which amaze us with their beauty and quality, enjoyed popularity. The use of incandescent lamps has also become a real breakthrough in the evolution of lighting. Since then, lighting devices have undergone many changes, getting more and more perfected forms. (more…)

12 Bathroom Gadgets You Must Have

Bathroom Towel Warmer

Bathroom Towel Warmer

The modern bathroom is way more than just a shower and pooping space. It’s a playground full of fun and creativity. Make your bathroom way cooler with accessories that add fun and enjoyment to your personal bathing space.

Whether you wish to jot down all your ideas and thoughts without leaving the shower or looking for an excellent space saving accessory to hook all your clothes and accessories, there is one or another bathroom accessory for everyone. (more…)

Types of Kitchen Lighting

Types of Kitchen LightingThe kitchen is often the busiest place in the home – a hub for family and friends to gather.  If you are lucky, you have a large and cozy kitchen with a huge window to let in the sunshine on those gray Winter days.  But on the days that the sun fails to show up or after it is neatly tucked behind the clouds for the evening, you have to rely on artificial light.  Back in the day, when kitchens were merely a place to prepare food, everyone gathered in the dining room, a simple light fixture did the trick.  But, as more and more people use the kitchen as a gathering place, the need good task and ambient lighting is imperative. (more…)

Trends in Bathroom Lighting

Trends in Bathroom LightingWhether you are lucky enough to have a large master bathroom, or you have a moderate-sized bathroom, with just the right lighting, both the bathroom and YOU can look like a million bucks! With a few strategically placed lights or a new fixture, not only will your bathroom look sophisticated, but you will walk out of the house letting the world see your very best side.

Today’s bathroom lights have moved far beyond that homely fixture way high up in the middle of the bathroom ceiling that cast ghastly shadows on the walls and your face.  Face it – you’ll never score any points for presenting your best face to the world if you don’t have sufficient light in your bathroom to perform grooming tasks properly. (more…)