A New Hue: Choosing a Color Scheme for Your Home

January 23, 2015

Many factors come into play when deciding upon an interior color scheme for your home.  It should reflect your likes and personality, as well as compliment your existing décor and the architectural style of your home.

The psychological benefits of color should also be considered: Calming colors may be more desirable in bedrooms and cheery tones better for a kitchen. Here are some tips on how to determine the best color scheme for you based on both your interests and the character of your home.

 

Bed Bugs: How to Evict Them from Your Home

January 16, 2015

Believe it or not, bed bugs are an ancient problem. Bed bugs, lice and other parasitic insects thrived through the Dark Ages when hygiene was poor, people lived close together, and knowledge of why things happened was based more on superstition than fact.

After World War II, until 1972 when the use of the pesticide DDT was banned, bed bugs almost entirely disappeared, with remnants seen mostly in poorer countries. Today, unfortunately, bed bugs are making a comeback. Only knowledge of how to avoid and (failing that) combat them can prevent the bed bug’s bite in your home.

 

Homebuyers Behaving Badly – And How to Avoid Being One

January 9, 2015

When a home is on the market, the seller’s privacy goes out the window. It is almost guaranteed that some buyers will open drawers, peek inside cabinets and touch items that are obviously personal and not included in the sale.

Coming home from work to find that the impeccably-made bed you left in the morning is now covered in a ball of linens is obviously annoying. Constant requests to extend deadlines, lists of demands and nitpicking the condition of the home are not only time consuming and insulting, but they do nothing to endear the buyer to the seller.

Creative Design Ideas for Themed Childrens’ Bedrooms

January 2, 2015

There are many exciting ideas you can play around with when planning a themed design for your child’s bedroom. When picking out décor and choosing a theme, be sure to have fun, be creative and, most importantly, let the child’s individual personality and interests be your inspiration.

Be mindful of what is age-appropriate and also choose décor that your child won’t outgrow quickly, or that could go out of style in a year’s time. Rather than following fleeting trends, lean towards a design with an originality that matches your child. Boundless options exist and, with a bit of effort and imagination, can accommodate any style or budget.