House Layout Plans

A house design plan or blueprint includes the following aspects and elements: Foundation plan – this plan shows the dimensions and shape of the home’s foundation which includes outside foundation walls along with any interior pillars or columns. This plan will be used in laying out and building the footings; it also shows the location of the plumbing lines and fixtures Floor plan – will indicate rooms and spaces, the sizes and the general flow of the house. The number of rooms – bedrooms, bath, kitchen, living, dining, study, guest room etc. will feature here. Also the positioning of the doors and windows. Elevation plan – the elevation plan shows the overall appearance and shape of the building from all sides, including how many floors, whether split level, building height, verandah or open spaces, roof type etc. Site plan – this plan shows the entire plot drawn to scale, how the house sits on the layout, along with other major outdoor features like walkways, drives, fences, retaining walls, patios, wells, septic tanks etc. Construction details – other construction details like stairs, windows, railings, terrace balconies etc are detailed here to assess cost estimates view full post »

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Open Floor House Plans

The Ideal Layout for Entertaining. Have you ever noticed the flow of social butterflies at a good party? The easy ability to move from group to group makes for a great shindig. In this way, your social life may even improve with open floor house plans. Designers recommend an open floor plan for those who plan on hosting plenty of social rendezvous. Foster Relationships with Comfortable Shared Space. Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs – foster interaction through an open floor plan. At the Apple-owned Pixar building, Jobs placed everything important – the mailboxes, the coffee shop, the cafeteria – in an atrium in the center of the building. This brought together employees who wouldn’t otherwise have a reason to meet. Jobs recognized that an open floor plan throws together people in a positive way. Jobs’ goal was to encourage innovation; if yours is to foster family togetherness, open floor house plans will suit you as well. When you include comfortable shared space in your dream house plans, you encourage mom, dad, and each kiddo to have positive family time. Spend Less Green. With less money going toward labor, supplies, and view full post »

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Plastic Tables

Until now, the office and household furniture world has been dominated with wooden material which is by nature heavy and offers fewer options when it comes to movement, little space adjustments that you may require from time to time at your place. Plastic came as a boon to the modern world as it offers immense possibilities as to how we make useful things which are light and handy for household, offices and industries such as hospitality and food industry. Of the many uses of plastic, one which surely made the difference to our world was its use as furniture. Plastic furniture made the difference to our living room, offices and working space. From cabinets to beds and chair to tables, most of these things at home, office and at business places are now made up of plastic products. Use of plastic tables is now encouraged in household, office and business spaces owing to their durability, safety and economy. They are light in weight and come in many different designs and sizes to fit in to your customized spaces with ease. The new designs of plastic furniture are as elegant, if not more, as wooden or other materials view full post

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Procedure of Upholstery

All the old fabric has to be removed. The old fabric might be weak and brittle from the years of wear. There might also be discoloration that won’t match your stunning furniture. The old fabric will also have to be used at a later stage of the upholstering process. On average, there would be about 1000 staples removed from a three seat couch. It might be a time consuming task but must be done for a neat finish. You cannot staple over existing staples. The frame is then thoroughly checked for any damages. In many instances, the material can be repaired but some cases, the frame would have to be replaced completely. Correct polymers and glues would be required to repair wood or metal frames. Springs and webbing will also have to be checked. Springs can lose shape over long periods of time and webbing could be sinking if heavy weights have been placed on the couch. Sometimes, the upholsterer won’t have to replace these items if the shapes have been maintained. Foam is then attached to the entire skeleton or frame by highly skilled upholsterers. This foam gives the couch a spongy shape for comfort and aesthetics. This foam

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3D Future of Home Renovation

Changing the industry This new technology will without a doubt shape the industry as a whole. The mere fact that all home renovation projects can potentially be accomplished without using hammers and nails would save time and money. 3D printing of homes and buildings will allow renovation companies and customers to focus on making sure designs are made to exact specifications, freeing up time to work on other aspects of the project. Being able to create your own home from scratch with the 3D printing system will add a unique personal touch along with helping to reduce costs. With less time spent on putting the house together this will improve the creative process as more time will be spent on ensuring your vision comes to life. This technology will allow a more hands on approach between the renovation experts and customers, ensuring every detail is correct. Ahead of its time Although technology is emerging in the home renovation industry, 3D printing will help further develop this trend. Materials used with 3D printing will be carefully monitored to ensure it is safer along with building a stronger structural foundation to minimize problems most homes have after view full post »

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Furnishing a Small Home

Storage Look at everything you put in your home for its storage potential. Having a place for everything makes a big difference in keeping the clutter in your home at a manageable level. Some of the places to pay attention to are: Under the bed find built-in drawers, bunk beds with lots of storage options can make a big difference in the children’s bedroom. Maximize the space under the stairs by using built-in drawers or shelves. Coffee tables, end tables, and night stands need to be more than a pretty piece; make sure they have storage. Add toe kick drawers under your kitchen cabinets. There can be a lot of wasted space in your seating choices; look for benches with storage. Don’t forget the bathroom. Over the toilet storage, mirror cabinets, and tower linen shelves can add a lot of needed storage space. Multipurpose Think multipurpose for every piece of furniture such as couches that become beds, tables that serve dual duty as desks, and lift-top coffee tables. Fold up furniture One way to make use of your space is by having furnishings that fold out-of-the-way when not in use to give room view full post »

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Seasons of a Bed Swing

Spring Spring is the time for rebirth of flowers, rejuvenation of the climate and perhaps the best time to be in open spaces and wilderness to enjoy nature as it is. A swing would only add to this particular season, bringing joy to the little ones and satisfaction to the adults that times are merry. Often bed swings are located outside the house to be able to feel nature (or a bit of it) with the flooring as grass for the complete effect. Summer A bed swing in summer is the best option for a family to really feel comfortable outside with the scorching heat. A shade and the hypnotic movement would put toddlers to sleep and calm the young ones to concentrate on a book, or even draw and sketch. The ultimate goal is to provide comfort, flexibility and durability of a single product to a family in need of a getaway – in their own lawn or front yard. Autumn Known as ‘fall’ mostly in the Northern American English, autumn is the transition period from summer to winter is by far the most beautiful sight of nature. A bed swing just view full post »

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Pick A Storage Place

Various storage needs can now be taken care of by establishments like little rock storage. It’s a good solution for those who are planning to move or for those with too little space in their attics. Businesses can also de-clutter their offices by keeping older files in these storage facilities. But how do you pick a storage facility? Many hesitate to get one because they don’t know how it works hence they have no idea how to get one. Enlighten yourself before you decide by checking out this guide in choosing storage facilities. Consider the things you’ll store-this would help you determine what kind of storage space you will need. What are the things that you’re going to put in there? Do you need some special storage spaces? With this you will know what to look for when you start your search for a storage space. Consider your budget-how much can you afford to pay for storage space. If you don’t have much to spare you need not fret. You can find storage services like little rock storage which can give you quality storage at a reasonable price. Location, location-another important thing to consider view full post »

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Going Green With Granite

Deciding to recycle granite As one of nature’s hardest stones, granite is made to withstand the test of time. Generally, homeowners decide to purchase new granite countertops or other stone features when they are redesigning or renovating living spaces. Therefore, the majority of granite is in a decent condition before it is replaced. Often, stone fabricators and installers have relationships with recyclers and will make arrangements to haul away an old countertop when installing a new one. Some cities have recycling centers that will pick up materials such as granite and additional home improvement items. Charities that focus on home improvement and renovation will accept countertop donations. In the unlikely event that a fabricator cannot provide details, information about recycling programs is readily available online. Breathing new life into old stone Although it is rare, some companies will refurbish stone countertops and resell them at a reduced cost. This gives homeowners the opportunity to enjoy the luxury of granite even if they have limited budgets. Homeowners will most likely have to refurbish countertops purchased from charity outlet stores. Refurbishing requires carefully sanding the surface, sealing and polishing it before it is ready for use. view full post »

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Spy Some Space in a Small Bedroom

The Closet In addressing the question of wasted space, the first culprit is your closet. This is one feature that takes up a significant amount of space in your bedroom and if well organized it could be used to create storage for items stuck or crammed elsewhere. Before you think of buying extra shelves and racks for your closet, get rid of all the unwanted stuff inside to see how much space you have. Hard as it is to accept, most of the old clothes will have to go to create space for other useful stuff taking up space elsewhere in the room. A good rule of thumb to follow is that of you haven’t worn it in a year or more, you probably aren’t going to. These items can be bagged and taken to a local GoodWill or Salvation Army. Any stuff that belongs to the attic or garage should relinquish the space they take up in the closet to create more room. With the closet now breathing freely, you can then move on to free up some more storage space in your bedroom by making use of bags and other containers designed for under view full post »

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