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.

Things you should know about house security safe

With an increase in the crime rates, house security safes are gaining popularity as an essential item. By no means it is a luxury item, but is simply a smart investment to protect ones assets and valuables. You will have varied options at your disposal when buying a house security safe as they are available in a wide variety. Different types of safe proffer different types of protection. You may select a free standing safe, in-wall safe, floor safe, etc. The lock mechanisms also vary from a combination lock, to the electronic lock system or biometric system that can only be opened with a finger print. Before you make an investment in a house security safe, it is very vital to know and consider certain facts –

1) Firstly, you need to assess your needs. Try to ascertain the items that you are going to store in your safe as it will help you in the selection of the size and type of the safe. Analyze the level of protection needed.  For instance, fire protection is an essential feature if hard drives, CD- ROM, pen drive, cassettes, USB drives, etc, need to be stored. M oreover, a small size safe can only be used for storing jewelry, money and other valuables.

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Where to place the fridge?

I know that each person is free to arrange the house according to their style and wish, but when you first move into a new home you do not have so much experience, so you make mistakes that would have been avoided if you got some tips from the ones around you. For example When I bought my first fridge I did not know where to put it in order to make sure it will work properly and will not get damaged easily.

So I asked around and I found out that it is not a good idea to place a fridge near the microwave oven or near the cooker, as it generates a lot of heat and this might damage its functioning. Actually i found out that the best thing to do is to make a triangle with each corner on one of the following : cooker, fridge and sink.

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Make Your Apartment Bathroom Look and Feel Larger

Unless you are staying in a customized apartment with a luxurious dressing room and bath, you may find yourself longing for a larger bathroom. Today, most of the houses have cramped, small and dark bathrooms. The good news is that you can easily make your bathroom look and feel large without adding extra square footage.

Here is a list of useful tips that shall help you create an illusion of space and make your apartment bathroom appear spacious –

1) The color of the walls is known to largely contribute to the overall look of the room. Use soft and pale color schemes for dressing the walls as they create an illusion of space. If you prefer using wallpaper, select delicate and small textures or prints in soft shades rather than detailed or fussy patterns.

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Some helpful ideas for wall hangings

Wall hangings are amazing pieces of art that are used for decorating the walls. Wall hangings are available in a wide variety of designs, styles and colors ranging from barn wood frames to exquisite vignettes, clocks to animal heads and even stunning candle holders. Basically, anything that looks classy and elegant can be used as a wall hanging. A few factors like the color combination of the wall, lighting, furniture needs to be considered before hanging a wall piece.

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How to Make your Bedroom Side Table Beautiful

A table on the side of a bed is a common sight in most of the bedrooms.  They do not occupy too much of floor space and are quite handy. A side table is an important part of the bedroom furniture, and most of the people use it to place their alarm clock, a table lamp and a glass of water for the night time.

Decide upon the function of your side table.

The bed is generally the focal point of a bedroom. Select the role of your side table. Do you wish to keep your books and other vital “arm length” things, or you would use it only to house an alarm clock or a lam? If you are using it for decoration, then choose a one that blends with the décor and complements the furniture. If you are using it for a functional purpose, determine what items can be comfortably placed.

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How to Choose the Perfect Area Rug for your Dining Room

Even if not every house has its own dining room, as this kind of room is mainly for the medium to big houses, when it comes to their decoration, one of the most important items that needs to be in every dining room is the rug.

Yet, some of the people don’t know how to choose the perfect area rug for the dining room, and therefore, at the end of the decorating process, all of the people that will enter in that room and will observe the rug, will certainly tell that it simply doesn’t fit in the general view.

So, before choosing a rug – the model, and more important, the size-, people should realize that in order to obtain a nice effect, then the rug should be of the same color as the biggest piece of furniture that there is in that room. So, assuming that we are talking by a classic dining room, then the rug should have the same color as the table, or at least, the color should respect the color of the table.

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How to decorate your home for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is that time of a year when families and friends get together to share experiences, appreciate the blessings and gifts in their lives and convey thanks to each other. Thanksgiving is held during the autumn season, which imparts the perfect opportunity to decorate the house in magnificent colorful ways. For Thanksgiving, you need not put in too much effort as Christmas but with little creative tips you can easily spruce things.

So let’s find out what are the great ways to make your home an inviting and warm place on this Thanksgiving Day –

a) Since it is going to be the autumn season, decorate your home with the colors of fall. The foliage of autumn can be used to make stellar centerpieces, arrangements, and garlands.  Collect leaves from your neighborhood and spread them on the countertop, hearth, under glass top table, under candle display, frame them in a picture, place them in decorative bowls, etc.

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