It's easy to see why charming old cottages and cabins are so popular amongst home-buyers. Many people love the vintage aesthetic and inviting ambience that these properties tend to have; features like exposed beams, open fireplaces and stone walls all help to create a wonderfully cosy, old-world atmosphere. However, character properties often come with a very high price-tag. If you can't afford to buy this type of house and would like to create a rustic vibe in your current modern property, here are some tips on how to achieve this look.
Teak is rightly prized for use in outdoor furniture, with its outstanding natural resistance to inclement weather, intense sunlight, mould, mildew and other damaging natural processes. Because of this natural durability, teak outdoor furniture can last for many years with minimal maintenance -- however, it will not stay looking new. Teak tends to lose its colour as it ages, especially in outdoor conditions, and old teak tends to take on a muted, silvery-grey colour.
Cooking can be a real struggle when you have a bad back. From bending down to get that saucepan from the cupboard to stretching up to reach the top shelf of the spice rack, there are a whole series of stresses and strains lurking in your kitchen. However, help is at hand, since just a few alterations could make a world of difference. If you are renovating, follow these simple steps for a back friendly cooking space.
When some people consider Persian rugs, the first thing that comes to mind is carpets that require careful handling. The truth of the matter, though, is that Persian rugs can be quite durable if maintained properly. You do not have to treat your Persian rug like fine china to keep it pristine and attractive. However, neglecting your Persian rug could lead to it deteriorating before its time. The following are some of the maintenance tips that you could use to prolong the longevity of your Persian rug.
Permeable pavers are a good flooring option for patios, especially for people who want flooring that has good drainage. To preserve the benefits of permeable pavers, it's important that you maintain their durability and efficiency by observing the recommended maintenance practices. Below are essential maintenance tips for permeable pavers that will come in handy in maintaining your patio's permeable pavers. Protect the Ridges Make sure you keep the ridges or joints in between your permeable pavers clean by removing any dirt from the surface of the pavers.
We have just bought a new house, and the guy who lived here before us smoked in the house for close to 40 years. The first thing I knew we had to change as soon as we moved in was the curtains, because I can't bear the smell of stale smoke. I looked around at a few different options and settled on some beautiful cream curtains with a delicate pattern and a blackout backing so that the dawn doesn't wake me each morning. This blog explains some different stylish options for window coverings for your home, including curtains and blinds.