How To, Tips, and Advice

If you’re on a budget and would like to save a few bucks (so you can splurge elsewhere), or you’re unsure of how to go about creating the functional and aesthetic home of your dreams, or you simply love the thrill of accomplishment when you do something on your own, Homedit’s How-To section of articles is the ultimate helpful guide. Here are found tips and advice for a variety of home decorating questions and challenges.

How to Make a Living Room Stand Out With Furniture

A living room is one of the most vital parts of a house that is used for varied purposes such as relaxing, lounging, entertainment, etc. It is usually the first room which the guests see as they enter a house, and as a result it is known to create the lasting impression. You can easily make your living room stand out if you design it properly and introduce bold furniture pieces. Decorating your living room with a theme will allow you to create an appealing space to lounge in. Your theme will assist you to plan out your layout, design of the furniture and accessories. Slipcovers are recommended for use, if you are tight on budget or wish to impart a new look in short interval of time.

Here is a list of steps to help you make a living room stand out with furniture –

1) Draw a rough sketch of your living room on a piece of white paper.  Mark the doorways and windows around the perimeter of the area. Take another sheet of paper and draw and color the furniture pieces. Cut out each furniture piece and place it on the outline of your living room in the manner it is currently arranged.

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How to Select Library Furniture

Designing your home library with the appropriate library furniture is fairly a simple task. Unlike the furniture pieces of the other rooms, the furniture for the library is highly functional. You need to decide the mood that you wish to impart your library and accordingly buy the furniture pieces. You may create a perfect reading retreat with mahogany desk and leather chairs, or a luxurious haven with tufted ottoman and chaise lounge.

1) First of all, you need to measure the free space you have in your library. By taking measurements before the final purchases, you shall be sure that the purchased furniture shall properly fit in the available space.

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How to Decorate a Very Tiny Bathroom on a Budget

Whether it is the guest bathroom, or a bathroom in the garden area, even the smallest bathrooms can easily be decorated by employing certain techniques and tricks. However, the task becomes slightly challenging when the project has to be executed on a strict budget but thankfully, there is a myriad of inexpensive small items available in the market that are known to enhance the look of your bathroom.

1) Firstly, you need to decide the color scheme of your bathroom. Since it is a small bathroom, you need to go for soothing light shades. The darker colors you select, the smaller the place shall appear. Select a hue that can be matched with the accessories easily such as soap cases, hand towels, etc.

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The Pros and Cons of Owning a Swimming Pool Home

Having a swimming pool in the backyard of a house is assured to be like a dream come true. The fun and relaxation activities swimming pool offers are certainly very appealing. Kids can have a gala time in the swimming pool during the summer season, and the elders can use it to relax their tired body. Owning a swimming pool home is definitely an asset, but there are many good hassles that you might have to handle. If you are planning to build a swimming pool in your backyard or buying a swimming pool home, it is advisable to first have a look at the pros and cons of owning a swimming pool home.

Pros –

1) It goes without saying; having a swimming pool in the backyard is simply great in the summer months as you can get your share of fun without taking a step out of your house. Generally, swimming pool can be used for at least three to four months, but if you reside in a very hot climate then you can use your swimming pool the year round.

2) Having a swimming pool in your background will allow you to fill the area with greenery and impart a tropical feel to it. You may hold a pool party for a family together.

3) Swimming pool has immense fitness, health and sports benefits. Swimming is an aerobic activity and a good cardio workout. With a swimming pool in your backyard, you have the exceptional opportunity to keep your body in shape and work on your muscles, bones and joints.

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How to Remove Red Wine Stains From a Carpet

It is one thing not to cry over a spilled water or milk, but is literally a different thing to hold back one’s tears when a glass full of red wine spills over your carpet and leaves unpleasant dark stains. Red wine stains on the carpet are no doubt very unpleasant, but it is not the end of the world. With little determination and patience, you can have it out easily in no time at all.

1) First of all, try to blot as much as red wine stains as possible with the help of a piece of clean white cloth. You may also use paper towels.

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How to Calculate Square Footage

So you desire to improve the appearance of your room by painting the walls or installing new flooring. No matter what kind of paint or flooring you choose, you need to ascertain the square footage of the floor or the walls. Even though a little bit of mathematics is involved, calculating square footage is not going to be that tough. It is very easy to measure the square footage of a room. All you will require is a measuring tape, paper, pencil and a calculator.

Follow these step by step instructions and it will be you who will be telling people how to measure square footage from now onwards –

- You will need to have two measurements of the floor or the wall you wish to ascertain the square footage. Let us use the floor as an example. With the help of a measuring tape, measure the length of the floor in inches and note down the figure on a piece of paper. Even though we are working on square footage, it is better to measure in inches as it is very uncommon for a floor to have exact even number foot measurement. For instance, a length of a floor is more likely to have measurements such as 12 feet 4 inches instead of a whole number.

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Turn Your Room Into a Study Place but Still Have It Be Your Room

Today, most of the flats and apartments have limited space, and it is impossible to take out space for creation of a separate study area. However, having a study area is also very vital as it shall help you concentrate and study effectively. This does not necessarily mean that you need to have a separate place. You can easily create a separate place within a room. And the best room to create it is your bedroom.

Below is a list of steps that shall help you turn your room into a study place but still have it be your room –

1) First of all, you need to clean your room and de clutter it as it is impossible to study and concentrate if things are scattered all around the room. Placing all the things in an orderly fashion and in their respective places will assist you to study effectively.

2) Determine an open space in your room, which can be used as the study area. Assure that the area can accommodate a desk or a chest and is not close to television, music system or theatre as it may break your concentrate.

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