For every window, there’s a covering that will work perfectly. Windows in different rooms should be covered differently because the rooms they’re in serve different purposes. When you’re choosing your window coverings and window treatments, set style aside at first. Decide what function you need your window coverings to do. Are you looking for natural light? Perhaps you’re considering more privacy. Maybe you’re looking for deep sleep inducing darkness, or a cozy, softly lit room. If you’re looking for energy efficiency, there’s a window covering for that!
Once you have an idea of what you need your window coverings to do you can consider style. They’re a great way to add pattern and color to a room while upping the style factor! You can add a fresh look to any one of your rooms by changing the window coverings.
Alternative work arrangements (AWA) are increasing in popularity every years as a means for companies to attract and retain top talent. And one of the most popular such arrangements is working from home (working remotely). According to the 2017 Gallop State of the American Workplace Report, the polling agency “has consistently [...]
A living room remodel can cost roughly $1,700. While not nearly as pricey as updating your kitchen or bathroom, which can cost anywhere from $18,000 to $61,000 according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, $1,700 is not exactly pocket change. Fortunately, there are some relatively inexpensive remodeling options [...]
Congratulations! You’re expecting a new baby. Now what… “When you’re preparing to welcome a new baby into your family, there are a lot of tough decisions you will have to make,” says Donald Tatera, interior designer and general contractor. “Designing the nursery is one of them.” This room serves many purposes and [...]
The average American spends 30 minutes a day in the bathroom – and one in four spend more than an hour. It’s most often the first room we visit in the morning and the last room we visit before bed. Unfortunately, many homeowners are unhappy with their current bathroom situation. So it should come as no surprise that 26 percent of [...]
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we cook our meals. For some of us, it’s where we sit down and enjoy those meals with family and friends. And no matter where a party starts, there always seems to be that one group huddled in the kitchen talking. Perhaps more than any other room in the home, the kitchen [...]
It’s often the last room we visit before we go to bed and the first room we visit when we wake up. It’s the room where the average American spends 30 minutes per day. It is one of the most used and most underappreciated rooms in the home. We’re talking about the bathroom! For many, the bathroom serves more than a utilitarian purpose. It [...]
The living room is the heart and soul of a home. According to interior designer Terence Conran, the living room “should be a place where we feel totally at ease – temple of the soul.” After all, it is the room where you go to relax and read a good book or watch your favorite television show. The living room is where you entertain [...]
Mood: According to WebMD Medical News, our mood is influenced by a number of factors, including serotonin levels, which increase when we are exposed to light. Just 15 to 20 minutes in natural light each day can make a huge difference. Sleep Patterns: Natural light influences our circadian system, which regulates our patterns of alertness [...]
According to a nationwide survey conducted by LG Electronics USA, nearly 90 percent of homeowners plan to make renovations in their home in the coming year, and 46 percent have set their sites on the heart of the home – the kitchen. Over the last five years, “kitchens remain the most popular interior remodeling project,” [...]
The basement is a magical place: a cave of wonders, if you will. It can be almost anything, from an entire apartment to a man cave to a home theater, a playroom, and so much more. The possibilities are nearly endless. However, what all basements share in common is the need for privacy. Being below ground level, basement windows [...]