Gleaming Kitchen Cabinets for More Beautiful Kitchens

Remodeling your kitchen can be an exciting task. It can be at times daunting to do a complete remodeling, but when you plan properly step by step, it can be not so difficult. You can see how your ideas can radically change the look of your kitchen and bring a fresh focus into your kitchen. You should complete your planning and get your materials and ideas all ready before you actually do the remodeling to make it a success.

White Counters and Natural Wood Cabinets

The basic and most important thing is to understand that remodeling may not be an easy task or you can finish it with in one week or so. It can be a time consuming even doing the preparatory planning and designing for it. You need to exactly know what you are striving to achieve. It will be a challenge, but this is a challenge many of us may have already taken in varying degrees. So start with complete confidence that you can and will do it.

Warm Looking Natural Wood Finish

Also another tougher and more difficult task before getting a beautiful kitchen done is to weed out what you have accumulated over the past years. De-cluttering is as important as remodeling. Unless you throw away the un-needed, unused and useless old stuff, where will you nicely organize those things that you actually will need in your new kitchen? So make a list and throw away those things that you have not used in the recent past and nearly empty cartons, unused spices, ketchups etc.

Wood Flooring and White Finish Cabinets

One of the most visible improvements can be got by either getting new cabinets or refurbishing the old ones along with a change in wall décor. Even if you are not changing the countertops, kitchen islands, appliances and water taps etc, just remodeling the cabinets and wall décor alone can make a lot of positive influence in your kitchen.

Pretty-looking White Finish in Wood

If you have formerly had cabinets made of engineered wood and not made of solid hardwood, your cabinets may not be looking all that good. The engineered wood starts looking a sad state after 10-12 years. So it may be a good idea for you to actually get new cabinets. But if your cabinet has been made of hardwood like teak, walnut, oak etc, the cabinets may still give good service. Refurbishing them will make them look like new.

Pristine White against Wooden Flooring

Here are some images of kitchens with beautifully done cabinetry from Kraftmaid. See what appeals to you most?

Metallic Gray and Wine Red Finish

Marble Counters and Wood Colour Finish

Classic Looking in Espresso and White Combo

Beautiful Beige and Olive Combo

All Wood Decor with White Combo

Overall in Ivory White

Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Attractive Mirrors to Add Lustre And Beauty

Mirrors are very important part of home furnishings. After you have got the kind of furniture you want for the home, you can think of mirrors as additional accent features to make the home more lit and spacious. There are diverse ways you can use mirror to embellish your home and use the magic that mirrors make it happen with lights – both natural and artificial.

Mirrors have the effect of expanding space – almost doubling what is available. If one of the walls is entirely made of mirror, you will always feel that the room is bigger than actual due to the reflected space and more so if the room is well lit. Placing lamps strategically along the mirror will give an added effect to the dimensions, in a very pleasant way.

Though putting up decorative mirrors against the windows or patio doors is a very good idea, make sure that the mirror does not always reflect harsh sunlight – it can make the room rather warm and stuffy. If the window or patio door opens to a green area or a flower bed – that can make an aesthetic decoration with beautiful green leaves and flowers reflected in the mirror.

Today the trend is to keep large scale mirrors in the living room or bedroom just adjacent to the walls. Mirrors ornately decorated, or with etching done as borders are the hot favourites now. The antique finish frames make the mirrors look glamorous and really grand-looking. Keeping it along a free wall of living room adds character and dimension to the room.

Another particularly favourite place to keep a nicely framed mirror is on the mantle shelf or above the fireplace. This will form the focus of the entire living room and give a warm reflected look of all the living room furniture, decorative items etc. Reflecting the light and interiors, it will make the room look larger and warmer as well more gorgeous.

Huge mirrors kept hanging or against the wall are believed to bring good fortune to the home owner and family. Especially in dining rooms, they bring wealth and prosperity. Likewise in bathrooms they are the source of positive energy and as soon as you get up in the morning and go into the bathroom, the positive energy will charge you to manage the entire day effectively.

Here are some beautiful mirrors from Wicker Home-Patio Furniture. Check what appeals to you most?

White Wood and Wicker Framed Mirror
white-wood-and-wicker-framed-mirror

Unique and Elegant Cane Framed Mirror
unique-and-elegant-cane-framed-mirror

Two Wicker Framed Mirrors with Holders
two-wicker-framed-mirrors-with-holders

Square Shaped Frame for Your Living Room
square-shaped-frame-for-your-living-room

Oval Shaped Wicker Framed Mirror in Bath
oval-shaped-wicker-framed-mirror-in-bath

Heart Shaped Wicker Framed Mirror
heart-shaped-wicker-framed-mirror

Awesome Looking Octagonal Frame in Wicker
awesome-looking-octogonal-frame-in wicker

Copyright © 2013 – Furniture Arcade (www.furniturearcade.com). All rights reserved.

Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Outdoor Storage Benches Add Beauty to Your Garden, Porch And Patios

Now that spring is in the air, you will be spending more and more time outside. You would love to have nice seats to sit and enjoy the sunshine and cool breeze – enjoying some snacks and long cool drinks. But do you have enough space to relax in your garden? With gardens tools occupying more space and children spending more time outside playing, there sure will be a space crunch in the garden, porch and patio areas. Outdoor storage containers can do double duty as benches and ottomans for nice and comfy seating as well as to store things handy and ready. You can store garden tools, seeds, fertilisers and water hoses. You may keep seasonally used personal effects like raincoats and gumshoes, and children’s playthings and sports goods. Most of the times, they can be used as dumping place for whatever we think as clutter or extra inside the house.

What would you expect from outdoor storage benches/containers? Wet or warm climate, snow or sleet, rain or shine, they must keep the interiors dry and keep the stored things safe from elements and other hazards. They should serve as additional seats in garden looking pretty with low maintenance year-round. And these containers do that and more. These are usually manufactured out of sturdy but lightweight stuff and withstand the vagaries of weather. There are sturdy wooden containers – long or square; there are metal ones like of aluminium or iron, and there are durable and long-lasting plastic containers. But before deciding on what kind of outdoor storage containers you want, think of what are all the items you will be storing in those containers. All have the options to double as seats with or without cushions and withstand the rigours of 24/7 direct or partial exposure to elements.

Talk to your interior decorator and know what may be a perfect fit for your porch, garden or patio. See what will suit the outside decor and style. How the outdoor storage benches will fit into your landscape designs. How they can add to the overall ambience and in particular, enhance the beauty of the garden and attractions of the porch or patio. How it can help you to keep the house, porch, patio or garden clutter free and well organized. Here are some beautiful and highly utilitarian outdoor storage containers from HAYNEEDLE. Look at the regal looking bench with handles and lift-up lid. How nice the small wicker containers with detachable cushions on the lids! And those plastic containers are quite large and have very comfy seats indeed!

Are you ready to bring home an outdoor storage container/bench which will look perfect and be of great use in your garden?

Wicker Containers with Detachable Cushions on Lids
wicker-seats-with-detachable-cushions-on-lids

This Storage Deck Box Sure Comes Handy
this-storage-deck-box-sure-comes-handy

Smart Looking Storage Box for Keeping Beverages
smart-looking-storage-box-for-keeping-beverages

Regal Looking Comfy Seat cum Storage Bench
regal-looking-comfy-seat-cum-storage-bench

Handsome Looking Outdoor Storage Wood Bench
handsome-looking-outdoor-storage-wood-bench

Cool-Looking Comfortably Cushioned Storage Benchcool-looking-comfortably-cushioned-storage-bench

Awesome Sized Resin Wicker Deck Box
awesome-sized-resin-wicker-deck-box

A Sumptuous Storage Deck Box with Wheels
a-sumptuous-storage-deck-box-with-wheels

Republished by Blog Post Promoter

PaperStone® Panels – Sustainable New Multipurpose Material

It is our duty as responsible human beings to contribute whatever little amount possible to control the carbon footprints that are ravaging the ethnic balance of our universe. There are many earth- and environmental friendly ideas that spring up in every walk of life in an effort to a more holistic way of living for a healthier and happier world. With the awareness for sustainable materials on the rise, more new sustainable materials are used in furniture making and for home decor purposes. Paper Stone is the new kid in the block which seems to satisfy the people’s green ethics and desire for sustainable alternative to wood greatly. Paper Stone Panels look elegant, sophisticated and traditionally classic too.

What is Paper Stone? As per Wikipedia – ‘Paper Stone is a Certified (FSC, Smartwood, Rainforest Alliance) post-consumer, recycled paper architectural surface material made with 100% petroleum-free, phenolic resins.’ It seems to satisfy even strictest green ethics in that it is made from recycled paper and 100% free of fossil-fuel resins. There are actually two grades available – ‘original’ and ‘certified’- both are great looking materials that can be used as countertops, for cladding, for wall paneling, ceiling and flooring and as substitute for wooden panels in all types of furniture manufacturing. The panels are quite durable and look extremely pretty in elegant colors with utilization of natural pigments.

Paper Stone ages well, over time with use – much like all popular hardwoods from which beautiful classic furniture are usually crafted. A seasoned Paper Stone product has a softer look and more glowing richer lustrous look and appears extremely elegant and attractive. No wonder Paper Stone has become the favorite choice of more and more renowned designers. Paper Stone countertops in the kitchens and on kitchen islands have become the favorite worktop in colors like denim Paper Stone elegant gray, brown, or soft beige. The patina and finish are superlatively good and elegant. Paper Stone panels can be used for the doors and shelves of the storage accessories like cabinets, racks etc to complete the look.

Likewise bathroom decor also can benefit greatly by using Paper Stone panels. The panels come in classic, contemporary, traditional as well as modern styles and they come as prefabricated panels that can be fitted as easily by any DIY enthusiast. Paper Stone is a great option as table tops, chair seats and other furniture use also.

I am sure you also would like to check out how PaperStone® can beautify your home.

Tabletop, Cutting Board from PaperStone
tabletop-cutting-board-from-PaperStone

PaperStone Kitchen Countertops Shelves
PaperSton-kitchen-countertops-shelves

Gorgeous Looking Kitchen with PaperStone
gorgeous-looking-kitchen-with-PaperStone

Elegant Looking Kitchen with PaperStone
elegant-looking-kitchen-with-PaperStone

Countertop Made of PaperStone
countertop-made-of-PaperStone

Countertop and Shelf Door from PaperStone Panels
countertop-and-shelf-door-from-PaperStone-panels

Beautiful Bathroom Vanity with PaperStone
beautiful-bathroom-vanity-countertop-with-PaperStone

Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Classic Looks & Clean-Cut Lines Mark Today’s Furniture & Create Your Comfort Zone

gorgeous-and-classic-recliner

With more and more people taking to apartments and smaller houses, the rule of the thumb is that furniture should be minimalistic in style, with ability to do double duties. It will be fun to have – like a sofa in daytime converting into bed at night time and almost all furniture with storage facility built-in to reduce clutter and add to the neat elegant look of the room. The emphasis is on finding furniture pieces which can be utilized whatever the size of the bedroom or living room. Small apartments like studio apartments or one bedroom apartments, open plan is preferred with kitchen opening into living room. Modular storage units and multipurpose kitchen islands find favor with people who want to utilize the precious floor space.

Minimalistic in style but great looking furniture are available plenty online and in furniture stores. Even with apartment area of less than 750 square feet, interior designers have brought out beautiful living room pieces and dining tables as well as bedroom furniture. These are designed to optimize the space making the house look roomy and spacious rather than cluttered. Most of the furniture for small places is vibrant looking in deep shades of jewel tones. There are floral patterns and checks also available. Most of them have storage options and sturdily built on metal or wood frames with high-quality batting used to keep the seats in good and durable shape and add to the comfort of the user.

Today the trend is to get a trendy contemporary chair in vibrant shade and blend it with the traditional kind of furniture you have already in your home. Eclectic decor aims for overall harmony more than perfect matching of shades and materials. The main theme of the interior decor is more oriented towards making your home a comfort zone for you. Here are some beautiful and elegant looking furniture from Feiz Design Studio. The sheer simplicity of the convertible bed makes it so attractive. The sofa pops up with a simple manoeuvre. True to their aim of ‘clarity, concept and context’, these sofas and chairs look elegant beautiful and classically simple yet very stylish.

Go online and check out some more options of simple and elegant furniture that can add to the grace and beauty of your apartment without adding to the clutter and see how much pleasure it brings you and how much praise from your friends and acquaintances!

Gorgeous and Classic Recliner
gorgeous-and-classic-recliner

Convertible Bed and Sofa in Daytime
convertible-bed-and-sofa-in-daytime

Recliner or Bed as You Want It
recliner-or-bed-as-you-want-it

Comfortable Bed during Night Time
comfortable-bed-during-night-time

Comfortable and Classic Lounger
comfortable-and classic-lounger

Beautiful Looking Double Sofa Set
beautiful-looking-double-sofa-set

Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Great Furniture for Your Kids’ Rooms

Once the children grow-up they love to have their rooms furnished the way they want. Actually very young children are not all that keen about how much you are spending on furnishing their room. All they are expecting is that it comes up to their idea of a dream room for themselves. So it is best to involve them in the process of choosing furniture, furnishing and accessories for their rooms.

With the space restriction that comes along with the small spaces we have today, many a time siblings have to share room. Sometimes kids’ room size can be really small – maybe just a minuscule area. Even if it is only a tiny alcove or a attic like room, a child would love the privacy his room gives and loves all the more to have a space all his own.

The operating principle will be space optimization. You have to try and make a study area, sleeping area as well as storage area in one tiny room. Bunk beds are great even if you have only one child. The lower area can be utilized as a table with storage space underneath and the upper portion – neatly furnished as a bed with safety rails etc.

Today beds come with underneath storage options that can contain any likely clutter usually happening in small spaces. You can check out beds with trundle options for accommodating your child’s friend occasionally. Floating shelves and floating desktops are good options leaving precious floor space free for that open uncluttered look.

Presently children furniture section has grown in leaps and bounds. Entire stores are selling furniture exclusively devoted only to children. Separate furniture design lines are devoted for kids’ furniture, right from baby stage, toddlers, pre teens, teens etc differently for boys, girls and twins etc, much to the delight of both parents and the children.

Here you see some very pretty-looking kids’ furniture from Kids’ Room. The corner bunk-bed with a sturdy-looking ladder and a designed safety rail will be particularly attractive to your boy. The popular below-bed storage option is very welcome in both boys and girls rooms for storage. And the open floating shelf above the writing table looks pretty as well functional.

I am sure you are keen to makeover your kids room in a way it makes you happy and leave the child hugely satisfied to have what he/she exactly wanted!

Kids Room Study Table & Chair
kids-room-study-table-chair

Kids Room Storage Shelf
kids-room-shelf-for-storage

Kids Room Storage Shelf for Books and Toys
kids-room-shelf-for storage-and-toys

Kids Room Pretty Chair Table
kids-room-pretty-chair-table

Kids Room Corner Bunk Bed with Storage
kids-room-corner-bunk-bed-with-storage

Kids Room Complete Set in White
kids-room-complete-set-in-white

Kids Room Bed With Trundle Bed
kids-room-bed-with-trundle-bed

Republished by Blog Post Promoter