Month: July 2016

15 July 2016

Every year, interior designers and architects come up with newer techniques, updating the theme of the living room and bedrooms in an effort to spruce up your home decor. Have you ever considered giving your kitchen a new look, though?

Your kitchen is the heart of your home.

You spend a few hours here every day, cooking up delicious and nutritious meals for your family. It can get rather boring when you work within the same dull walls day after day.

Give your kitchen a facelift today with these themes, and perk up your the ‘heart’ of your home.

  1. Vintage Theme

Add a rustic touch to your kitchen with this idea.

Choosing between wood, brick, or stone for your walls, you can give the room a patinated feel. Pick wooden cabinets and counter tops that show age—muchos classy. Faucets and lights with an antique look are the perfect choice to complement the look.

Simple and retro-looking kitchen appliances fit well into this theme. Choose colours that add a wooden or rusty touch, over bright or metallic hues. The vintage theme is an economical way to design a kitchen, as it doesn’t require any top-end appliances or the latest furniture to complete it.

  1. Monochrome Theme

If your home has a sophisticated contemporary décor theme, this will fit right into it. You can also contrast your vividly colored bright home with this monotonic theme. The neutral colour palettes add a smart touch.

You could choose to have black cabinets and countertop in a white room, with matching fittings.

A monochrome design theme gives things a classy spin, and makes for a flexible and timeless piece of design.

  1. Boho Theme

This theme is best for when you have a craving for collectibles from various cultures and eras. You’ll have the convenience of mixing and matching elements across the room, and giving it your own style.

Floral wallpapers, contrast furniture, wooden countertop, cabinets in vibrant colours, metallic sink and fittings—throw in whatever you feel looks nice, and make it a personal fusion theme.

With many agencies like Builders London offering expert services, you can pick any theme—from small kitchen ideas to high-end professionally-designed home kitchens. These organisations provide cost-effective services that include gas installations, plumbing, electric work, and floor tiling related to the kitchen.

Make sure you convey your kitchen plans precisely to the installation engineers. The team will provide you with alternatives in case of a hitch. Pick a theme, appoint an installation team, and watch your kitchen dreams come to life!

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You’ve had a rough day at work. On returning home—as if designed to make things worse—you find a pothole in your driveway, leaky faucets in the kitchen, and your bathroom drain clogged. For home calamities like this and more, it’s Handyman to the rescue.

Just pick up your phone and dial a trusted agency’s number for some immediate handyman service. These professionals are known to fix just about anything under house maintenance.

What They Do

Usually, handymen are hired for arduous tasks that you can’t do alone—like shifting furniture, floor tiling, ‘flat pack’ assembly of sofas, beds, patio furniture, cribs, BBQ, or simply mounting a large-sized television.

Handymen are also employed for minor fixes when it comes to plumbing and electrical wiring issues. If you require swimming pool maintenance, you need look no further. Setting up curtains and blinds, pictures, or even a simple wall clock, is a cakewalk for the handyman.

They’re usually trained carpenters too. So if you need a shelf or a cabinet to fit in an irregular space, you can hand it over without any concerns.

Childproofing is no child’s play. Hire a handyman and get your home baby-proofed in no time at all. Draught proofing is an additional assistance you can trust a handyman with.

Handymen are rightly called odd-jobbers. They can be appointed for things you might not have even considered external help for. Let’s say you dropped an important document behind a heavy desk, or have loose cables going haywire at your workplace. That’s right, handymen fix these issues too.

Your bathroom woes—be it leaking pipes, running faucets, installing a shower screen, or tiling the whole floor—can be put to rest at the hands of the odd-job man.

Before You Pick Up That Phone

That said though, don’t just trust everyone who claims to be a handyman. Here’s what you can do to ensure safe—and reliable—service.

  • Look for online portals that give you a list of trusted agencies.
  • Check the agency’s website for all the information you require.
  • Ask for a list of references, and don’t hesitate to call them for a review about the service.
  • If you aren’t very tech-savvy, you can always rely on your friend’s or neighbour’s advice—word-of-mouth certainly helps here.
  • After deciding on a handyman, set up an appointment, because sometimes, only seeing is believing. This gives you the chance to personally interact with them; you can then let your instincts decide.

Keeping these precautions in mind, hire a handyman today and fix all your troubles, whether at home or work.

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When it’s time to give your home a facelift, what better way to do it than redoing those walls? Plaster that’s slowly peeling off, paint that’s a little chipped, and greasy stains-these are all signs that your walls need a new coat of paint.

Painting a room comes with many considerations-you’ll have to keep in mind the theme of your home, the theme of the room, lighting within the room, and the functionality factor. The colour of the furniture and adjacent rooms also play an important role when choosing painting ideas for your home.

Colour predictors have forecasted colours like shades of brown, gray, blue, and green to trend in the near future. While bold colours like burgundy and coral orange are making their way into homes, bright colours like yellow, crimson, or even acid green are mostly used as accents rather than the base colour.

Pastel shades are back in trend. The timeless black-and-white monochrome look has taken a step back, and will be seen mostly as a highlight on a pastel base colour.

Choose from a colour palette that’s in tune with current trends, and set the mood for your room.


In most circles, red is considered a romantic or passionate colour. In design terms, this colour can convey a contemporary or retro feel. It can be used as a striking contrast in rooms with a monotone. This also makes the room seem less narrow—handy if you’re in a tiny bedsit.

Darker shades of red absorb light, while paler shades reflect light. While brighter shades of red work well for living rooms, softer shades of red—with a tinge of brown or purple convey a silent and intimate mood.

Red is a popular choice for exteriors too.


Associated with the sky and the ocean, blue is a colour that evokes calm, depth, and strength. You can play with shades of blue-a navy shade gives a dramatic feel, while lighter shades like sky blue offer peaceful hues.

Blue, when combined with shades of yellow, can bring a cheery air to the room.

Bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens-rooms which are low on levels of brio-would be the perfect choice for blue walls. This colour is also used to highlight architectural features on the exteriors of buildings.


Growth, freshness, renewal-these are the qualities that green depicts.

Convert any room into a centre of tranquility by painting it green. Darker shades add the feeling of calm while lighter shades give an airy feeling to the environment. Earthy shades of green are perfect for exteriors, especially for homes set amidst nature.

Hire a professional team of painters and decorators and watch your home transform into a conglomeration of moods.

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