Home improvement with oak beams and woods

February 16, 2015 Uncategorized No comments

One of my favorite ways to improve my home, is to incorporate new pieces of furniture and add an extra element of styles to things. One of the best method of adding a touch of class, and a fresh new look to room is to add things like oak beams and other woods that really stand out in their settings. What makes oak beams so good to work with is the fact that oak is such a rich would that seat almost any decorative style, whether U have a room that is modern or whether you’re going for a more traditional book you can be sure that oak will be an excellent wood to choose.

oak-beams

What else can you use other than oak beams?

One of my other favorite things to do is to choose an ornament that is made from wood, these ornaments are usually intricately carved from wood and usually of a person or decorative object which really adds style to a room.

I have found wooden vases to be a particularly effective for any home improvement task, a vase can form the centrepiece of a room and when you place fresh flowers in there it really does set the room off. Another way that I have decorated rooms in my house and improve them in the past is to use wood as skirting board and wall linings, these wall linings also form effective decorations, they may not stand out as a piece of furniture but subconsciously they really add to the room’s look.

Is a particular favourite use of oak for me, it is in flooring. Hope flooring can really add a touch of class whether you’re in a new house or something that has real history. It is often best to leave oak flooring and polished and unfinished, this will give it a really unique feel that you don’t tend to get in many homes at the moment that one that is becoming increasingly popular in interior design circles.

 

Winter home improvement

February 16, 2015 Uncategorized No comments

winter brings many challenges for the home conscious. There’s a number of things that you may need to think about to make sure that your home remains comfortable and warm during the harsh winter months. There are also a number of things decoration otherwise you may need to think about 2 to make sure that your home remains bright and light and not dark and depressing as they can sometimes get in the winter.

home improvement winter months

My first tip for improving your home in the winter months is to help you detect your energy bills, there are a number of things that you can do to ensure that your energy expenditure is kept to a minimum.

Insulating your walls

wall installation is one of the best things that you can do in order to minimise your energy bills and improve your home. I’ve making sure that your walls are probably insulated you’re making sure that heat that you have already paid for does not simply escape and go to waste. In order to determine whether most heat is lost in your home you should purchase something like an infrared monitor, this will allow you to measure temperatures in specific part of your home and find out where the heat is being lost.

Making sure that your windows are fit for purpose

Fewer and fewer homes are still using single layer windows. It is important not only for your energy bills that to minimise noise pollution from the outside world, that have double glazing fitted. Better than this would be to have triple glazing fitted, these do have the disadvantage of being a little more expensive, however in the long-term your energy savings will pay for any additional costs that you may encounter.