Every professional interior designer knows that decorating a small space is almost always more difficult than decorating a large space, but with some thinking and imagination, a small room can look and function just as well as a large one. Here are a few guidelines and tips that interior designers keep in mind when furnishing a smaller space. [Read more...]
The kitchen countertop needs to withstand lots of abuse. Hot pots straight off the stove, knives and abrasive cleansers. The ideal countertop is able to stand up to heat and the sharp edge of a knife.
Allow us to take a look at 7 of the preferred kitchen countertop materials being used: [Read more...]
Affordability and eco-friendly are often not used in the same sentence. This often happens as marketers ride the eco-friendly bandwagon for excess profits.
This is not the case with bamboo flooring. Sustainable equals competitive pricing when one compares bamboo flooring to other solid wood and engineered flooring options. Case Architects designed a modern & affordable eco-friendly home which includes bamboo, see how they did it … [Read more...]
We’re often asked which products to use for their bamboo finishing.
So here we have a guideline for you to follow when finishing your bamboo countertop or bamboo plywood project.
Preparation is always the most critical step in any bamboo finishing application, get that wrong and the quality and durability of your finish is drastically reduced.
The first step is to give the surface a light sand just to remove the grime.
Bamboo finishing – oil
Oil is one of the most traditional finishes used.
Oils do not provide as much protection as the more modern finishes e.g. varnish. Oil finishes however, bring out the natural beauty of bamboo boards and counter tops. If you want to stain your bamboo prior to oiling it, use a water-based stain. Oil-based dyes will clog-up the bamboo’s “pores”, stopping the oil finish from soaking in effectively. [Read more...]
We’re always telling everyone how tolerant our bamboo boards are of water. Well here are some real world examples …
A kitchen remodel is an exciting proposition. There are many things to consider—and frankly—fun things to decide. Decisions have to be made about cabinets, countertops, appliances, a shiny new faucet and flooring to name a few. Unfortunately, like most home improvement projects, there are some things to consider before starting kitchen remodels. [Read more...]
Garage door hardware made of different types of materials is available. The ones most commonly used are the wooden, steel and metal types. A small study of each type is one here which might help you make your decision on the right one for you. [Read more...]
Choosing the proper bed room fixtures can genuinely be a challenge. After all, the bedroom is a location where a great deal of men and women like to expend their time and unwind from the day’s activities. As such, it is extremely significant for making sure that the room is as inviting as possible. The way we do this is to decorate the master bedroom in such a way that you usually wish to be there. This means choosing the perfect bedroom furniture beds. [Read more...]
Door Security measure
67% of break-ins take place through the front door. Standard door locks (Yale variety) on its own is actually not really enough. The door should also be fitted with other locks at points along the door. These types of locks should become some thing similar to a five lever mortice deadlock, though insurance firms will probably accept a rim automatic deadlock. [Read more...]