5 External Climatic Factors That Affect an Interior Design Project

Dear friends, the emergence of architecture in human society

has taken a wide and distinct role in itself. Starting from

early eras where man used to live in caves, we have seen a

remarkable growth in architecture and allied fields, which

includes landscape and interior design

The recent being the use of computers and “Computer Aided Design”

in architecture, which allows a kind of perfection in design

and execution process of any building and its interiors.

In spite of all the technological advances, the primary function

of any building structure remains the same, protection from

outside environment and natural calamities.

Starting from a place to “protect yourself’ from nature, interior

design has become a “status symbol”. Today’s interior spaces have

a two way channel, first and the obvious one is the function and

second one is aesthetical, which is a little complex one.

It is quite obvious that the interior … Read More

A Kitchen Rooster Brings You Luck

Throughout different cultures the rooster has been a symbol of many things one of the most predominant is luck. Having some form of Rooster in your kitchen is said to bring you luck and could just make you feel good. Here is a little more information about Roosters and Rooster folklore.

First a little bit about real Roosters. They do not lay eggs and are not needed for egg production, but are required if you want baby chicks. They are protective of the flock and will defend the family from predators. They can be tamed, and become devoted pets if handled and worked with often.

They can crow at anytime including night time. Crowing marks territory, so the fewer roosters the less crowing. One rooster per flock is all that’s needed. In fact a hen house with more than one rooster is just asking for trouble. You can keep a … Read More

How to Build a Cobblestone House

He huffed and he puffed and he blew the house down – certainly not if the house was built with cobblestones. Building cobblestone houses was a folk art that flourished in upstate New York from 1825 until the Civil War in 1860. Many of the 700+ cobblestone homes that were built survive today, a testament to their fine craftsmanship.

To build your cobblestone house you’ll need 5 main components: cobblestones, soft lime mortar, wood for windows and doors, cut stone blocks for quoins, lintels and sills, and lots of cheap labor. Lets take them one at a time – assuming the cheap labor is you, your family, friends, relatives and anyone else you can convince to do manual labor for $1.00 to $1.50 per day.

The first step is to gather the cobblestones. This may take several years. Cobblestones are small fist-sized stones deposited by the glaciers that swept from … Read More

Granite Countertops Suitable For Any Home

Granite countertops are in high demand.

The natural beauty and warmth of granite makes it a suitable material for nearly any kind of home design in kitchen and bath counter tops. They are commonplace in kitchen and bath home renovations today: Granite is the #1 choice for most homeowners remodeling their kitchen or bath.

With proper care, they can last a lifetime. They are renown for their durability and strength. Granite is one of the hardest natural stones, and is found in mines around the world.

They are the ideal choice for most new homes and kitchen renovations because they retain their value over time. Although it is popular now, granite has been used for thousands of years. It was used in the building of temples and other public buildings in ancient societies. Polished granite wasn’t used until 1831.

These Countertops Offer Many Advantages

Granite is also very versatile, especially for chefs and cooks.  It can … Read More

Finding Bathroom Decor Ideas

Bathroom can become one of the trickiest areas of your home to decorate. The good thing is that there are so many bath decor magazines which full of bathroom decor pictures and ideas for you to draw influence from. At this time, this article is going to deliver some information that will guide you in finding bathroom decor ideas. So, just take a look at the following information below.

The first thing that you should do is to determine about the style you are looking for. For your consideration, you can take a look at a country bath decor theme or the nautical bath decor theme. Actually, a good way to look at different ideas is to pick up a few Bath Decor magazines from the local book store. One of the most favorite magazines that you can take a look is Bathroom Trends. It will help you to find … Read More

Bathroom Remodeling

One of the first rooms people tackle when they decide to remodel their home is the bathroom. It is a smaller – more tangible – area to cover than, for example, a kitchen or living room. A bathroom has the smallest square footage and overall should be a cheaper investment. Here are a few bathroom remodeling ideas if you are in the market for renovation…

Walk-in showers are becoming more and more popular because of their easy use and comfort. They come with many customized option during installation. For example, the shower door, foot rest, shampoo and soap caddies, seat, and hand heal shower spout are all options you have with a walk-in shower. This type of shower is especially useful for the elderly or physically impaired because they are known for their safety, and often include a seat with a hand held shower spout.

Whirlpool baths are just an … Read More

Duplicating the Olive Garden Walls

We just purchased another home and our objective was to duplicate the wall looks that are found at the popular Italian restaurant Olive Garden. We had searched the internet and checked with out local builder’s supplies all to no avail in an effort to locate pre-made wall panels similar to those in the restaurant. Finally, we decided it was time to make the walls ourselves.

After considerable research we found that we could duplicate the look by using a form of faux painting. We now believe that we have found out the secret to mimicking these beautiful walls although the procedure is relatively simple. The steps we use are as follows:

  • Prime the wall or surface with a good quality primer
  • Trowel on the joint compound in order to achieve the desired texture
  • Prime the wall again to protect the texture you have just created
  • Paint the wall twice with
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Importance of Interior Design And Event Management

Birthday parties, success parties, inaugurations, etc. don’t matter what the occasion is… People are fond of decorating their places. Years back, people weren’t that interested in decorating their homes, but now even if there is no specific occasion also, people generally renovate their homes for their satisfaction and happiness. Everyone wants a home that matches today’s trends and class.

Event Management Companies

People usually decorate their houses on their own, but for high budget parties, or events, event managers are hired. Different budget event management companies are now available in the market, one can choose an affordable one, or a costly one according to the need. Event managing companies are ones who manage all kinds of events like festivals, parties, marriages, concerts etc. you just have to hire them and they will do fulfill all the needs of the occasion, right from booking caterers to the arrangements of flowers and … Read More

Small Kitchen Renovations for Maximum Impact

They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home and when it comes to remodeling a kitchen it can cost an awful lot of money. Some people will go through with a pricey renovation that puts them without a kitchen for weeks on end for the big payoff at the end, but what if you just can’t afford a major re-do?

Luckily there are minor things that you can do that will spruce up that kitchen and pull it into the current decade. Usually, people can tell the age of your home by what’s on the walls. If your kitchen is full of wallpaper and/or wallpaper border it may be time to freshen it up. Paint those walls and get creative, with that old and dated paper gone the difference will be amazing!

Change those kitchen cabinets. Refinishing just the cabinets can freshen up a whole space. Yes, … Read More

The House at the Epicenter

The Setting

As I entered the yard with a high white fence and a big front yard, I noticed a bundle of small Hindu religious flags at the corner of the two story family house on 87th Road nestled between Parsons Boulevard and 150th Street with its back to Hillside Avenue. I was in the heart of New York’s second largest Indo-Guyanese community located in Jamaica, Queens. (The largest Indo-Guyanese community is located in Richmond Hill, Queens).

Southern Queens is one of the epicenters of the housing bubble crisis which led to the Great Recession that shattered or setback the American dream for many in the Caribbean community. I came to this house during the tax season to survey how the different socioeconomic classes (working class and middle class) were affected by the Housing Bubble Aftermath and the American public policy that tarnished the American dream for this community.

The … Read More