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Painting the walls using the best quality colorful colors and also painting customized designs as per your requirements. 

Placing the decorative

Placing the decorative artifacts around the house as per your liking and as per how we believe would be the best suitable for your house. 

Interior designing

Wallpapers on walls according to the design and style you like. Interior designing including the kitchen designing, lounge designing, bedroom designing and so on. 

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How To Paint Your Furniture At Home

I am sure surfing all day on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest make you want to try all those hacks for sure! Especially ever since people have started picking up pieces from the flea market and sold them for literally ten times the price they got for just after minor tweaks and painting!

Everyone definitely wants to learn the trick for painting their own furniture at home even if they don’t plan on selling it. Because if you know how to paint your furniture you can always give your house a fresh new look without spending hundreds of dollars just on labor!

 

Before we get to the painting part here are some essential supplies you are going to need.

  1. A face mask preferably KN 95.
  2. Sanding Pads (Grit 80,100,120)
  3. Tack Cloth (An Old T-shirt is perfectly fine)
  4. Wood Glue
  5. Wood Filler or Putty
  6. Putty Knife
  7. Paint Brush for Paint.
  8. Foam Brush for Primer

 

Once you’ve got all your supplies all you need is some motivation and creativity to get started! Oh and don’t forget your furniture piece.

Step 0 Prep Your Furniture

Whether you got your furniture piece from craigslist, the flea market or your home you will definitely have to prep your furniture. This step requires you to remove any hinges, drawer knobs/pulls, etc. If your piece has doors and drawers make sure you remove all of them so that you can easily paint each part of the furniture. This part would make it easy for you to get to all the nooks and creaks and you won’t see any unpainted edges in the end so don’t forget to do this step!

Step 1 Fix Your Furniture

This is where the real work has just started. The first step may require more time depending on your piece. If you are using an older antique furniture piece then these repairs are essential. You need to spend some time fixing it so that you don’t face any issues immediately after using it. For some furniture, you’ll have to fix the edges. Others would require some filling with the putty. Make sure that if there are loose joints you get them professionally repaired and if the legs are in a shaky position definitely have a professional look at them because you don’t want to spend all that time for the piece to not even stand in the end!

 

Step 2 Sand

Put on your KN 95 mask and This is the most oddly satisfying part for me. Depending on the type of wood you need to pick your sandpaper or a sand machine if easily available. Never believe those youtube videos that promise to give a smooth finish by just using a primer that thing never works! You need to properly prepare this surface but remember the purpose is not to gouge the surface. All we need for it is to roughen up a little so that everything is on the level and the primer can easily stick to the surface. If the furniture is already painted you need to start with an 80 grit sandpaper and work your way to the 220 grit paper. You can easily skip the 80 grit sandpaper if your furniture is not already painted.

Step 3 Clean

Sanding tends to leave a lot of residues and makes everything very dirty so it’s time for some heavy cleaning. You can use a normal all-purpose cleaner with a tack cloth to clean the surface and prepare it for the primer. We strongly recommend using a tack cloth and not a lint-free cloth because tack clothes don’t leave any residue back. The surface will easily retain small particles so you need to be careful with the kind of cloth you are using.

Step 4 Prime

This is the part where you’ll finally feel like it’s all coming together. Priming is an important step especially if you are working with highly stained wooden pieces that tend to bleed through light colors. The most common color beginners want to paint their furniture is white and white always requires more quotes than usual so don’t forget to prime to prevent any bleed-throughs. Laminate furniture may allow you to get away with priming but if you are looking for a smooth and refined finish you should use a shellac primer. Don’t forget to let the primer cure and dry!

Step 5 Paint

Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for is here! Wear your dirty clothes (if you haven’t already) get your new paintbrush and your paint bucket out and let’s get working! Whatever type of paint or paintbrush you are using there are some general rules you should abide by. Always paint in long strokes and wait to apply the second coat. Make sure there aren’t any big paint drips. If you want to paint in carvings go for a smaller brush and if it’s a flat long surface a mini roller would be a very feasible option for you. Additionally, you can also switch to spray paints. They have a very professional finish.

Step 6 Wax Or Seal Paint

Bring out your foam brush and after your paint has fully dried up and cured really well. Its time to seal it in. Depending on the finish you’re looking for you can use a matte or gloss finish wax or sealant. Polycrylic can be used for a glossy finish as well now let it sit for 72 hours before you use or touch it.

Time to get working. Let’s go!

 

4 Effective Ways to Make Your Living Room Cozy and Modern

Be it winter or summertime, your living room must always be a warm, inviting place for you and your loved ones. Nothing quite beats the joy of sitting in front of TV or by the fire while you are enjoying your favorite book and basking in the peace and calmness that envelops you in your cozy lounge.
To help you create the perfect cozy and modern living room, we have compiled a list of effective tips and tricks you can use to remodel your lounge and make the most out of it.
From soft lighting, choosing the right color palettes, to creating the perfect mood with the right fragrance, we have got it all covered for you!

1. Make it Warm and Toasty

Depending on where you live, wintertime can be quite brutal in the United States, so it is no surprise that a warm and toasty living room sounds inviting and incredibly aesthetic.
While aesthetic value is important, you also need to ensure that your living room is well insulated for the harsh cold. To make your living room warm and cozy, we recommend starting with the main reason for heat loss – windows.
If your house is old, then your windows may be ill-fitting or simply not equipped to keep out the penetrating cold. This ultimately leads to a constant draught which makes your living space less appealing, and you would rather stay in bed under the covers.
For this reason, it is best to replace your current windows with double or even triple-glazed units to help secure and trap the heat inside. Double and triple glazed windows maintain condensation-free sills and your house is no longer draughty. They also exude a modern look for your house.
Additionally, these windows also help save up on electricity costs as you can minimize the thermostats on the radiators for each room, keeping fuel costs low.
Resolving this issue will immediately retain heat inside your living room, making it the perfect cozy spot for you and your family.

2. Stick to a Bold Palette

One excellent way to make your living room warm, cozy, and inviting is by using rich and deep color palettes. Charcoals, burgundies, navy, dark greens, etc., are all excellent choices for your walls that complement the modern aesthetic and create a sense of warmth inside your living room.
When coupled with the right furnishings that contrast the color palette such as mustard yellow, beige, deep berry shades on furniture or drapes, you can achieve a deliciously warm look that is inviting and calm.
You can also use wooden furniture to complement the dark color scheme. Or, if you want to take it a step further, try experimenting with deep crimson, earthy tones, burnt orange, and various shades of saturated colors that appear bold and appealing.
A bold color palette can truly transform the look of your living room and freshen up the space. With a mixture of creative and complementary accessories such as landscape paintings, wall patterns, textures, etc., you can also achieve a mid-century modern look that is both chic and relaxing.

3. Use Low Lighting for the Perfect Glow

Nothing sets the mood better than adjustable lighting that leaves a glow in your living room. Especially during winter months when daylight hours do not last for long, it is crucial to ensure that your cozy living room is beautifully lit.
Ceiling lightings that are dimmable, yellow, and soft can make the perfect environment for a relaxing evening. Alternatively, you can also choose dimmable table lamps that can be rearranged according to your preferences.
Yellow lighting has a warm, inviting effect. To really make your living room a comfortable haven, we recommend keeping yellow lights so you can feel extra cozy. If there are darker corners in the room, you can always place a table lamp there to make it into a comfortable reading corner.
Rattan, Victorian or ceramic-based table lamps arranged next to your favorite rocking or armchair can really make your living room appear tranquil.
Piercingly bright and garish overhead lights can make your living space appear cold and unwelcoming. Instead, aim for softer lighting as it helps your body relax and revel in a sense of safety and peacefulness.
You can also invest in wall lights that do not pop too much or overwhelm the room. Additionally, you can also use mood lighting to make your living room appear snug and perfect for a quick snooze. If you have a fireplace, keep it on during wintertime and use it as your only source of light.

4. Use Fragrance for a Cozy Effect

Perhaps the simplest way to achieve a modern, cozy living room is by using fragrance in your living room as a way of welcoming the new season or just to add comfort and relaxation.
Your room’s ambiance is attached to the scent, and you can always pick one that complements the season, your mood, and the décor of your living room. Rich, warm scents such as amber, bergamot, etc., are simply perfect to welcome the autumn season, whereas lavender and jasmine scents blend in with spring.

Budget-friendly Bathroom Floor Options

Bathrooms are less likely to get the attention we give to the rest of our house. But having a comfortable and beautiful bathroom can add that extra oomph to your entire house. Believe it or not, most of us do spend quite some time in the bathroom when we are upset, want to freshen u,p or simply hiding from our children for some alone time.

Fortunately, to make it look good you don’t need to break the bank since it’s a very small area compared to the rest of the rooms in the house. Also, bathrooms don’t need a lot to make them new or fresh. E.g a change of porcelain tiles or adding a wall of green faux leaves and a few mirrors can do the trick. Let’s talk about flooring today. Here are a few budget-friendly options:
1. Standard Vinyl
Vinyl has great qualities when it comes to bathroom floor tiles. They are water-resistant, stain-resistant, inexpensive, durable, and tough in the face of most types of damage. It’s not only easy to install but is also available in nearly every color and pattern which makes it easy to match too. However, although it’s inexpensive, its cheap materials can offset an off-gas volatile organic chemical into the bathroom, after initial installation. It lasts up to no more than 10years. The typical vinyl comes in two forms, vinyl sheet, and vinyl tiles. The sheet is an entire block of sheets for the bathroom and tiles are individual pieces glued down to the floor. We recommend sheets for bathrooms since they contain fewer or no seams at all.
2. Linoleum Floors
Linoleum floors are the vintage floor of the bathroom industry. They were mostly replaced by standard vinyl but have reappeared in the market. The reason being eco-friendly people. Since it’s largely made out of linseed oil, environment-friendly people love it. It has more or less the same properties and benefits as vinyl, the only repulsion is the smell it emits weeks after its installation. Costs about 2-5 per square foot. We recommend going seamless for linoleum as well.
3. Porcelain or Ceramic Tiles
Ceramic or Porcelain is mostly made out of natural clay mixed with other sediments. The mixture is because in its raw form porcelain can be very susceptible to bathroom damage such as water and stains. However, most homeowners get it glazed with glass-ceramics to make it resistant. Most homeowners opt-out of buying porcelain as it is expensive but for small spaces, it can be a beautiful and inexpensive solution especially if you buy it from the standard stock tile at those big box home improvement centers. One thing to remember, never try to install it on your own. It requires skill and a professional must be engaged.
4. Concrete Floors
It might seem like a typical industry-looking floor material but it’s surprisingly appearing more and more among modern home designs. Also, depending upon the area you live in, you might already have concrete underneath those vinyl tiles. It can be a very inexpensive option for small spaces. It can look very beautiful if polished well but we do recommend sealing it with some other agent to protect it from bathroom damage. It has a porous surface which is typically not a good idea in a bathroom. To prepare the floor the contractor will need to install cement board which costs around 2-3$ per square feet and to do the actual flooring a cost of 3-6$ per square foot. If you want some modern decorative options it can go up to an additional 2-5$.

Treating your bathroom with the right material can make a world of a difference in the overall aura of your house. Bathrooms are an important part of our comfort zone and it needs to reflect and be that too. Make sure to spare a decent amount of budget for your bathroom comfort as well while planning the rest of the homes. Let us know some of the changes you have done in your bathroom which makes it very comfortable.

Your Renovation Guide To A Spellbound Nordic Kitchen

Nordic or Scandinavian homes and kitchens have been the rage for quite a while. With the increasing popularity of minimalistic interior design, the elegance and timeless class of nordic style has been highlighted. This style features wooden textures, bright whites and light hues, and natural elements that make the space feel organic and fresh. These interiors are often featured with a few dark elements to bring out the dramatic appeal of the space and keep it looking interesting and bold yet energising and refreshing!
If you’re looking for upgrading your kitchen interior to this timeless beauty, here is a basic introduction to what makes a kitchen interior scandinavian:
Two Toned Cabinets:
White hues with a hint of color are rooted deep into Scandinavian kitchens. While the white gives the space a bright and peaceful aura, a hint of color keeps it from looking boring and blank! This minimalistic design feature can be featured in pastels and woody textures, with the white on primary cabinets and the other color on the lower secondary cabinets. Applying a wooden texture to the lower cabinets will also give your design a unique and subtle visual interest. While it is surely a popular choice, Nordic kitchens often feature dark painted single tone cabinets to give the space a more dramatic feel. Whichever you decide, make sure your color choice for the two toned cabinets goes with the rest of the interior and doesn’t overpower it.
Minimalist White or Striking Jet Black:
Nordic is based on rough nordic winters, rooted in simplicity and cheerful elegance. Combined with minimalistic aesthetics, it presents an array of fabulous decor and textural beauty. Bright whites with pops of color and wood is what scandinavian style is mostly focused on, but you can also feature a jet black wall in your kitchen to give it that chilly winter vibe and a dramatic feel. Paired with a wooden floor and concrete countertop, you’ll have yourself a beautiful and timeless kitchen that is bound to leave you in awe.
Pop of Color:
Whether you’re using an overall white or a dark theme, you can always introduce a pop of color here and there in the form of a bold backsplash or cabinets. Dark colors like royal blue and purple are a popular choice for adding some dramatic visual interest into the space in the form of featured cabinets besides the two toned cabinets. You can use this color scheme on the island cabinets or use a bright color like aqua or celeste to bring out some life with the kitchen backsplash. In overall white themed kitchens, painting the cabinets black with a natural wood backsplash also creates a beautiful nordic aesthetic that will absolutely capture your heart!
Modern Furniture:
Modern furniture like tulip tables and swan chairs can be placed in the kitchen as an additional color table or by a window nook. To get that classic Scandinavian feel, use blood wood accents for tables and chair arms etc paired with leather seats which will help make your space look and feel fresh and organic. You must avoid making the space look crowded by using oversized furniture, and keep to smaller accent chairs and tables that keep the overall look simple yet elegant.
The key point is simplicity and functionality, and the wooden texture adds a beautiful visual contrast to the space!

Nordic style is getting really popular for interior design because it revolves around simplicity, functionality and minimalism, which is a fast growing living style nowadays. You can always add a touch of personal taste to your design to make your kitchen look and feel more homey and comfortable, but hopefully this brief look into nordic style will get your minimalistic juices flowing in time for your renovation!

4 Important Steps Of A Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen remodels are one of the most rewarding things to get done for your kitchen. Although it can easily give you headaches if not done right. There are several questions that go through a person’s mind such as whether to DIY or hire a contractor, how much to spend depending upon your need as well as matching the equity value of the money spent etc.

It can be an overwhelming experience to live without your kitchen while it’s being polished but it’s worth the time, money, and future social gatherings. Here are some steps to be careful about while you are planning a remodel:

1. Asses Needs Vs Desires
A great deal of kitchen remodel projects shocks the owner with the price because they didn’t spend enough time researching what they want and what they can afford. We would recommend starting by making a list of all the problems you face on a daily basis in your kitchen. Do you want a dining area? , is it a matter of too little space? No place for food to store, do you want one? Do you need the appliances upgraded?

After getting everything on the list, prioritize it in the order of things that can be compromised and things that are definitely needed. This will help you get things done in an orderly fashion as well as stay within budget while exploring alternatives or simply dropping some remodels for another day.
2. Kitchen Remodel Resale And Reality Check
Early on, knowing the two main parts of a kitchen remodel is the logistical side of the work and the expenses involved. This will help you get an idea of your budget but also the resale value of your kitchen. If you plan on hiring a contractor, keep in mind there will be strangers making noise and a huge mess in your house for a few weeks or months.

But if you decide to DIY it then you need to ask yourself if you have that kind of time and resources to start. Further, talking about investment in home renovations is a good one for the future resale of the home. However, a family dream kitchen is worthed if you plan on staying in your house longer but if you move frequently or are single at the moment, this is overkill.

3. Be Ready To Compromise
From the beginning, start the project with the mindset to let go. To let go of certain remodels you want, to let go of certain designs for now to save cost, etc. The easiest and hassle-free way to get your kitchen is to get a contractor. Getting a contractor can be expensive and they might not make the design the way you want.

If you have time, we recommend being your own contractor. This is essential to cost-saving, the biggest cost of kitchen remodel is the contractor. If you are willing to take this up, you will save a lot of money on the remodel including material, etc. We all can get dreamy-eyed for custom kitchen cabinets and marble flooring but remember there is always an alternative.
4.Choose your kitchen plan
While there is a wide range of possibilities when it comes to remodeling and designing your kitchen. There are five basic designs available. One wall design, L-shape design, Corridor design, Double L- design, and U-shaped design. These are the basic designs, you can start by choosing one of these and work on the actual drawings and blueprints later. To get your kitchen designed go to a home improvement store and the staff of designers there will do it for free. If you have the budget go for independent designers, they give you more freedom and the best products but they will charge you for their service as opposed to the home improvement ones.

In the end the most important thing is that you are happy with the result, that’s the only thing that matters. Your happiness is dependent upon the design, the money, and the resale value of whatever you have invested. We recommend carefully planning before diving into this amazing project. Remember to breathe and not panic, there is always an alternative. Let us know what have you been up to with your kitchen remodels below

How To Remodel A Kitchen In 8 Simple and Steps

If you want to give a new look to your kitchen and are considering remodelling then you need to make sure that the remodelling plan is simple, easy and fits into your budget. Kitchen is the centre of your home and you spend most of your time there so it should look nice and clean.

Make a list of the basic steps that you can not skip. We are going to list them down below so that you can easily plan everything from the start.

The 8 simple steps for kitchen remodelling are:

 1. Making a Plan 

The first step is planning. Make a plan after doing your own research in detail. You need to enlist all the ideas related to kitchen remodelling and then deciding what you need your kitchen to look like. From changing the colour of the cabinets to changing the dishwasher, you need to plan everything. Write all the problems that you are facing and how you want to fix things. For inspiration, check different websites and save some designs that you like and then plan accordingly. The best part about doing a kitchen remodel is that you can redesign it according to your needs.

2. Formulating A Budget

After planning the look and writing solutions to the problems you are facing, make a budget plan because there are a variety of things that can exceed your budget and can be expensive so in order to avoid that problem, it is always a good idea to make a budget plan. Make a rough estimate of everything by researching a little so that you don’t have to worry about money in the end. Some contractors also offer services that can benefit you so look into that as well.

3. Hiring Professionals

You cannot do everything on your own such as installing cabinets and changing layouts. For these, you have to hire professionals that can help you remodel your kitchen as it is a huge task. Finding a good contractor is a task of its own. You can ask your friends for recommendations so that you hire contractors that are trustworthy. Some companies also offer remodelling services at a cheaper price. You just have to find the company that can offer you what you are looking for. Make sure the contractors you are hiring are comfortable to work with and are friendly because kitchen remodelling is a long process and you do not need someone who does not know how to do his job.

4. Choosing Right Design

After hiring contractors, they will give you different design options that you can choose from. They will provide all the necessary information related to all the designs so that it becomes easier for you to choose a design you like and that falls into your budget. After choosing a design, you will get an idea of how your kitchen will look.

5. Move Everything Out

You need to clean your kitchen and move everything out of it so that the professionals can start working. Make a space away from your kitchen for all the things such as dishes, boxes and everything that is in your kitchen and clear your kitchen.

6. Demolition

You can do this on your own but if you have hired a team, they will do that. All the things that need fixing will be demolished so that those can be replaced. If the demolished material is of any use, keep it. Otherwise throw it into a dumpster. This step is important so that the remodelling can begin and that the professionals can install new things.

7. Construction

Now the professionals will install cabinets and counters. All the work that needs to be done such as painting, electrical work, framing and changing the floor design will happen in this step. After completion, you can check if everything looks exactly how you wanted it to be or not. If something still needs fixing, tell the professionals to fix it so that you will get the desired look.

8. Put Everything Back In Its Place

Now it’s time to put all the things back in their place so that you can start cooking again. If you see any problems like leakage, contact the contractors again and they will fix it. Clean and wash everything and remove the dust. Enjoy cooking in your remodelled kitchen.

 

Kitchen remodelling is not an easy task but by planning in detail, it becomes a lot easier to work and make it happen. After putting in your effort, you will be happy and satisfied at the end. Make sure after remodelling, everything is looking nice, modern and clean.

 

 

4 Popular Themes For Your Upcoming Kitchen Renovation Project

Are you inspired by the latest kitchen trends and want to revamp your kitchen with the upgraded cabinet style, paint, flooring, and antique and pleasant finishing? We have gathered some stylish and functional themes that are going to stay in trend for a significant time period so you don’t need to spend money on an upgrade every other year. Let’s have a look at these infamous kitchen themes for your upcoming kitchen remodeling project.

1. Minimalist/ Compact Kitchen

For those who are available with a smaller area to build the kitchen, the minimal or compact theme is best to suit their needs. The most important element in this theme is cabinets as they will conceal your cooking range, dishwasher, appliances, refrigerator, and everything that can cover your space at the countertop or the kitchen island. Do not hesitate to embrace vibrant colors in your compact kitchen. Although the minimalists are perfectionists and subtle in style, they prefer dull tones of blues, greens, gray, white, or cream with fainted countertops and cabinets along with stainless steel appliances.

2. U-Shaped Kitchen

If you have a large kitchen space, try to create a U-shaped design that is good enough for small gatherings and family dinners. In a large setup such as in a U-shape design, maintaining the work triangle is critical but equally important to infuse convenience while cooking. The benchmark of a U-shaped kitchen is three walls with a central island that increases its efficiency and is more spacious for cooking, food preparation, storage, cleaning, and gathering. The contemporary U-styled kitchens are adorned with both dark and light hues. Its cabinets and other storages are painted in black, brown, dark green, and grey shades while the flooring and countertops are of lighter tones with intense lightning on the top.

3. Contemporary Kitchens

The contemporary kitchens are not just a place for cooking, it is one of the most relaxing spaces in your house where you can recharge and unwind while sipping your favorite coffee and glimpsing your garden through the large glass window. its walls are covered with your family pictures and by the side of your kitchen island, you can find magazines and cooking books. Under the wall height shelves which are proudly displaying your plant collection, there is the banquette seating with soft pillows on the sides and coffee beans on the table to enjoy lunch with your close friends and cherishing the warmth of the sun through the glass shed. The contemporary kitchen is an efficacious means to instill nature in the interior.

4. A Kitchen With A Refined Taste

Matching cabinets, island, storage, and flooring is the downright oldest and most boring kitchen style we have ever seen. Thank God, the trend is gone and the time of popping out contrasting colors and mixing metals has come. So, if you like blazing gold color and have always been unsure of how to infuse it in your kitchen, use a soft gilded faucet with nickel and black hardware to accentuate the dark drama of your kitchen. The same is with your island stools and kitchen chairs, which are likely interchangeable. Complete the look with a marble countertop, wooden breakfast counter, and wooden cabinets with a backdrop of dark walls.

If you don’t see renovating your kitchen in the near future, look for simple ways to give it a refreshing look. The revamping doesn’t mean knocking down the wall and building anew. With the right accessories, the vivacious color scheme, dark backsplashes and islands, and light fixtures, you can give a trendy and refined upgrade to your kitchen. We hope that you will be able to pull off a substantial transformation in your kitchen that would take everybody in awe.

 

6 Common Challenges That Come With Interior Designing

Interior designing is no piece of cake even if you have an eye for perfection. A professional or not, interior designing cannot be done out of blue especially if you are not a pro at it. This activity needs to be taken seriously. Imagine spending millions on a house only to end with disaster. Usually, these disasters can be sorted if certain mistakes are avoided. There are some common struggles that come with designing the interior of a house or office that people often ignore because they do not find it worth it.

Henceforth, in any case, YOU cannot afford such blunders. So, here’s a guide to deal with few common challenges that come with interior designing.

Exceeding the budget

Everything in this world has to work under a certain budget. During construction, people have a certain amount allocated for the interior designing. If you own an interior designing firm, you would understand how significant it is to manage all costs within client’s prescribed budget. Exceeding this budget puts a big question on your professionalism. It also decreases the overall quality of the entire project. It is a challenge because all fancy things are expensive. Try to mediate between beauty and price to stay within the budget.

Choosing The Wrong People

The labor force involved in the interior designing of homes and offices are the key factors for a successful project. But where do we find the right people? How do we find the perfect worker for a wall or bathroom? The questions are endless and opinions vary. It is recommendable to do your research and never go for an inexperienced person even if it is for a small task.

Time Management Issues

A family has shift in the house next month, and you are not even done with the bedrooms. The company starts its work next week and the main office looks bland. This makes you unprofessional and affects your image as an interior designer. Mind you! You will be losing clients if you lose time. Manage your task accordingly, and do not procrastinate.

Misplaced Lighting

When you are planning to design a home or an office, the lighting aspect should be on top of your list. Keep in accordance that natural light can be used to enhance certain areas or not. If there is a drought of natural light then depositing fancy lights is not the solution. This is where your skills will come handy. An amazing lighting helps to enhance a place. If it is a failure then things would go down the drain. Have a variety of lighting serving different purposes but don’t overdo it as well. Spend money on wall lights, table lamps, floor lamps, only if needed. Preferring yellow light over white light is another challenge that you have to conquer in this business.

Inaccurate Measurements

The blunders of the blunders! Taking inaccurate measurements means destroying the entire décor in a go. It is a struggle to trust someone with such details but this challenge can be overcome easily. Check the measurements five times If you have to, and do not simply take the word of the workers if you are extra paranoid.

Copying Other Trends

Trends are always cool and there is nothing wrong in following. However, following a trend at the expense of your own house or budget should not be an option. If white rugs are in fashion, then it does not mean you have to buy them because they might look ugly in your house. If you saw a huge chandelier in your favorite celebrity’s Instagram photo then you are not obliged to buy one. We can go with the small one only if it is needed.

Make sure to avoid these mistakes when ever you are working on the interiors in your house!

Five Questions To Ask When Choosing Kitchen Countertops

Serving as both kitchen workhorse and showpiece, today’s countertops play a demanding role. Site of all food preparation, they are expected to be durable (stain-proof, scratchproof, and heatproof), beautiful, and (best-case scenario) economical. No wonder choosing a countertop material is such a daunting decision.

However, it need not be so tricky. Instead of getting seduced or intimidated by the endless options in the marketplace, begin by asking yourself the right questions and setting your priorities straight. As an architect who has survived and supervised several kitchen remodels, here is a list of crucial questions you should ask yourself before you commit.

 

1. How Will You Use Your Countertops?

The most basic part of your countertop selection should come from an evaluation of how you and your family utilize your kitchen. It is very important to consider the special needs of the family including the aging factor. Make sufficient space that works better for your household. Increase the functionality and reduce inconvenience by updating the layout and enhancing the storage and preparation space. Another important factor that counts in family needs is to facilitate the disable family members. Remodeling done in a way to make the kitchen accessible for everyone in the household.

2. How Much Maintenance Can You Handle?

Many materials come with a long list of upkeep demands, while others are extremely resilient. Be realistic about how much effort you are willing to put into the care of your countertops. For example, porous materials like marble, limestone, and granite need sealing at least once a year. Most important, before falling in love with a material, fully assess the demands of living with it.

3. What Are Your Kitchen Requirements?

It is extremely helpful to have an idea of how many linear feet of countertop you will need, as well as any required dimensions for your space that are not standard. This way, as you gather information, you can create your own estimated figures for each material and make comparisons. For design and budgetary reasons, you might decide to use two different materials: For instance, if you have an island, it might be where you use an affordable wood top while the adjacent counters are in budget-devouring marble or granite.

 

4. What’s Your Budget?

Ranging from a basic plastic laminate to top-grade marble or granite, the price of a kitchen countertop varies extensively. Prices depend upon the local suppliers and builders. For example, a good quality butcher’s block can cost considerably more than low quality granite. If maintained properly ,it is a smarter approach to target your ideal material first and then try to find the version of that material that fits in your budget.

5. What Materials Speak To You?

For the design-obsessed, aesthetics cannot be ignored. It would, however, be a shame to select a countertop based on beauty alone, only to realize after it is installed that it’s not the right match for you. Working out why you are drawn to certain materials over others will help you make your final choice with confidence. For instance, you might be attracted to white Carrara marble countertops but do not want the hassles of worrying about red wine stains. An alternative white stone material such as Quartzite, durable, low-maintenance, and lower in cost, might be exactly the right choice. On the other hand, if you decide it is the warmth and personality of marble that you want, you’ll be prepared to put up with its shortcomings.

Bottomline

Deal with your countertop like a big investment. Take time to look around, shortlist your choices, estimate your budget, and afterward jump into the renovation project.

7 Kitchen Trends That You Will Be Seeing Everywhere In 2021

Now that we have entered in 2021, I think it is the best time to show what is trending in the world of kitchen design. If you are well aware with 2020 trends then you will see that some of the same elements are still trending. It is going to be fun and exciting to know what is hot and new in the kitchen designs. Now before we get into it, let me explain that trends are defined as something that is popular for a certain period of time. Although interior design trends do seem to last longer than fashion trends, but still they are not popular forever.Let’s start from playing with colors.

Pop Of Colors

Number one thing is a pop of colors in a kind of an unexpected way. A fun new advancement is some of these appliances like cooking ranges, that are coming out in cobalt blue or lime green, red and many refreshing colors. One thing to consider about it is that, if you are weighing buying a cobalt blue range or painting your island, your island is going to be a less expensive decision and you can easily change it up in a couple of years whenever you are ready. Choose wisely. 

Dark Kitchen

Trend of two main opposing colors is the second thing that is happening hard this year, particularly bold and dark colors like black palette, navy blue, plum are holding strong this year. In order to make it work for you, there are a couple of rules that you really want to make sure that you abide by with this trend. Keep your floor surface really light, doesn’t matter if it’s wood or tile. Opt for lighter or medium countertop. Additionally you need to adjust LED strips everywhere, especially the work surface under cabinets lightings. Good pendant lights that don’t just shine down but 360 degrees adds value to this theme. you need as much light as possible because it is a working room and you need to be able to see what you are doing. 

Wood Cabinetry

On the other side of the spectrum, warm finishes are really on the rise in kitchen designs right now including beiges, browns, Copper and warmer greys. Cabinets done with newer woods, fresher woods ,light woods, things like riff cut, white Oak, maple, straight grain Alder, gives really pretty light and luxurious fronts. When your kitchen is rustic and light themed like that, the whole layout helps to make your kitchen look expansive and luxurious, which is very satisfying.

Stone For The Backsplash.

Backsplashes in stone are in a lead. In order to follow this trend, the material that you are using on your countertop must also travel up your backsplash. If you have some coins to spend, you can run it all the way up to the ceiling to give it a more appealing look. It has been seen done in a couple of places that ends up happening as it makes the backsplash a super important and engaging detail. Many were found using stickers for the backsplashes that  look just like the stones.

Metallic Knobs  

Next in the list is metallic knobs. Either you are a minimalist or a super traditional or anywhere in between, transformation done with the use of metallic knobs never goes out of fashion. 

More Islands

Having more islands, two at least if you can manage, is new in kitchen designs. Being creative about islands, you have got to think about it in a way that makes the space work for you. Moreover, design is all your choice if you need to go high or low on an island or do you need to split it up into two.

Cabinets To The Ceiling

One of the trends that not only helped in giving an appealing look but also in optimizing the storage spaces is taking your cabinets all the way up to the ceiling. You can be super creative with this technique. The builder’s standard cabinets stop below the ceiling because it is cheaper but it is such a waste of space and you have all that weird stuff hanging up at the top. When you are remodeling your kitchen,make sure that your cabinets go all the way up to the ceiling. You might need stool to get the stuff up there but you can smartly utilize that space for storage this way.

7 Kitchen Trends That You Will Be Seeing Everywhere In 2021

Now that we have entered in 2021, I think it is the best time to show what is trending in the world of kitchen design. If you are well aware with 2020 trends then you will see that some of the same elements are still trending. It is going to be fun and exciting to know what is hot and new in the kitchen designs. Now before we get into it, let me explain that trends are defined as something that is popular for a certain period of time. Although interior design trends do seem to last longer than fashion trends, but still they are not popular forever.Let’s start from playing with colors.

Pop Of Colors

Number one thing is a pop of colors in a kind of an unexpected way. A fun new advancement is some of these appliances like cooking ranges, that are coming out in cobalt blue or lime green, red and many refreshing colors. One thing to consider about it is that, if you are weighing buying a cobalt blue range or painting your island, your island is going to be a less expensive decision and you can easily change it up in a couple of years whenever you are ready. Choose wisely. 

Dark Kitchen

Trend of two main opposing colors is the second thing that is happening hard this year, particularly bold and dark colors like black palette, navy blue, plum are holding strong this year. In order to make it work for you, there are a couple of rules that you really want to make sure that you abide by with this trend. Keep your floor surface really light, doesn’t matter if it’s wood or tile. Opt for lighter or medium countertop. Additionally you need to adjust LED strips everywhere, especially the work surface under cabinets lightings. Good pendant lights that don’t just shine down but 360 degrees adds value to this theme. you need as much light as possible because it is a working room and you need to be able to see what you are doing. 

Wood Cabinetry

On the other side of the spectrum, warm finishes are really on the rise in kitchen designs right now including beiges, browns, Copper and warmer greys. Cabinets done with newer woods, fresher woods ,light woods, things like riff cut, white Oak, maple, straight grain Alder, gives really pretty light and luxurious fronts. When your kitchen is rustic and light themed like that, the whole layout helps to make your kitchen look expansive and luxurious, which is very satisfying.

Stone For The Backsplash.

Backsplashes in stone are in a lead. In order to follow this trend, the material that you are using on your countertop must also travel up your backsplash. If you have some coins to spend, you can run it all the way up to the ceiling to give it a more appealing look. It has been seen done in a couple of places that ends up happening as it makes the backsplash a super important and engaging detail. Many were found using stickers for the backsplashes that  look just like the stones.

Metallic Knobs  

Next in the list is metallic knobs. Either you are a minimalist or a super traditional or anywhere in between, transformation done with the use of metallic knobs never goes out of fashion. 

More Islands

Having more islands, two at least if you can manage, is new in kitchen designs. Being creative about islands, you have got to think about it in a way that makes the space work for you. Moreover, design is all your choice if you need to go high or low on an island or do you need to split it up into two.

Cabinets To The Ceiling

One of the trends that not only helped in giving an appealing look but also in optimizing the storage spaces is taking your cabinets all the way up to the ceiling. You can be super creative with this technique. The builder’s standard cabinets stop below the ceiling because it is cheaper but it is such a waste of space and you have all that weird stuff hanging up at the top. When you are remodeling your kitchen,make sure that your cabinets go all the way up to the ceiling. You might need stool to get the stuff up there but you can smartly utilize that space for storage this way.

5 Ideas To Keep In Mind While Remodeling Your Kitchen

We don’t utilize our kitchen just to cook food; we have dinners, parties, or a cup of coffee with our family in the same kitchen. Improving the functionality of your kitchen and organizing it well will permit the space to feel open, seem clean, and look extraordinary while satisfying your necessities. Here are 5 ideas to keep in mind while remodeling your kitchen to make it functional and organized.

Open Wall Storage

Utilizing vertical shelves, hanging racks and hooks is a great idea to increase your kitchen storage as well as keep your daily use utensils in your arms reach. These kitchen storage items are cheap to buy and easily available. These items also help you declutter your kitchen and store everything within a small designated space.  This idea is extraordinary for every kitchen no matter how big or small your kitchen is, also allowing you to choose the layout as you please without any restrictions. This kitchen storage arrangement is additionally an extraordinary way to flaunt your colorful wall or beautiful tiles that in any case may be covered by the massive cabinets.

Don’t Waste The Corner

Another incredible storage arrangement is a corner cabinet with a two-tiered carousel, pullout shelves, or wire racks on tracks. Utilize these clever storage solutions and have access to the otherwise squandered space, where you can keep skillets and large pots, rarely used appliances and other unused items. They store into these cabinets properly and give easy access when required, assisting with making a more coordinated kitchen.

Organize Your Spices

Most people tend to store spices in the top cabinets of their kitchens making it difficult to find less used spices or the ones that were stored at the back of the cabinet. Storing these spices in a drawer can help you save time while cooking as well as save you money by not letting you buy the spices you already have in your kitchen just because you couldn’t find them. This can be considered as a small change but will make a huge difference as you could have your eyes on all the spices you stored in the kitchen at once.

Stop Flaunting Your Appliances in an Ugly Manner

Often your friends or guests accompany you in the kitchen while you are preparing dinner for them. Letting them see an ugly row of appliances on the countertop can put a bad impression of your beautiful kitchen in their minds. So present these time-saving kitchen gadgets in a proper manner. You could think of using appliance garages or panels that are storage units for your appliances with the vertically retractable front door. Also, it will help you keep your countertop clean and give you more space while prepping your food.

It’s Your Kitchen

Planning your kitchen remodel can be hectic and time-consuming. Often people tend to find inspiration from various kitchen designs to get the work done but forget that the kitchen they were inspired from wasn’t their kitchen. So always plan your kitchen according to your need and the way you work in your kitchen because everyone doesn’t work the same way in their kitchen. For instance, you could place frequently used items next to each other in locations that are easily accessible to you. So planning your kitchen remodel according to your necessities and workflow can increase your kitchen’s functionality and efficiency by saving your time and energy running around the kitchen and finding stuff.

People often make beautiful mistakes in their kitchen just because they had focused on making things look pretty in the kitchen and not functional or organized. Keep these ideas in mind while planning your kitchen remodel and your kitchen will not only look beautiful but will also serve its purpose in an impeccable way.

Christmas Gifts for Interior Design Lovers

We all have some special people in our gift list but then there are some people whose aesthetic is so elegant and exquisite that finding a gift for them becomes one of the hardest things to do. If you have any interior design friends you would definitely know. This year we wanted to help you on this godforsaken journey of choosing gifts for the most demanding friends and family members, interior designers! We are definitely going to match their expectations and probably even their aesthetic sense. 

  1. Scented Candle And Candle Stand 

Honestly, there’s no chance that you can go wrong with scented candles. Every one loves the warm and fuzzy feeling that candle lit rooms have. You could try to make your own christmas themed special candles and decorate the outside yourself but we suggest you don’t take the risk and find a scented candle fit for christmas. Couple your gift with a candle stand, make sure that the candle stand is timeless and can be put in the house throughout the year. Neutrals are preferred these days so choose the color of the sand wisely. 

  1. Dinner Set 

People who have an eye for the finer things really appreciate a good dinner. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on the gift you may have to spend extra time finding a good dinner set in your budget. But if your budget is flexible there are numerous options especially designer ware dinner sets are just too good. Your gift will always be close to your loved one and most importantly your gift will be a very useful and beautiful addition to their home. Try to go for not so bright colors and probably a solid colored dinner set, they’re really in fashion these days. 

  1. Label Maker 

This may seem like a foolish idea at first but many people who are into interior designing like things very orderly and mess free so a label maker can be the greatest gift to them. They can manage everything in their house from the jars in the kitchen to bathroom toiletries and everything can get a tag. I would be the happiest person if someone got me this, it would make organising things so easy and it would bring so much uniformity to the jars in your kitchen. The best part is that you can find these on Amazon for as much as $20 only! 

  1. Lego Architecture 

Anyone who has even a little love for structures will fall for this gift instantly (until they step on a lego). Regardless of age the fun that this whole process of making something from blocks entails is going to put a smile on anyone’s face! Moreover, many people unknowingly started their career with their blocks and for this reason the nostalgia will make them love it even more. Lego has a wide variety of structures from New york city to the Eiffel Tower chose whatever you think goes with the vibe of your someone special. 

  1. Rugs 

A good rug can change the look of your entire room. An interior designer how to place a good rug to make your room look bigger and better. So find your special interior designer lover a good rug. We suggest that you try and look for handmade Afghani or Turkish Carpets they may be expensive but their designs are exquisite and definitely worth the money. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money you can try to get a solid color rug probably in some neutral shade that would fit any room in their house. 

  1. Stationery 

A lot of my designer friends are always carrying a geometry box with them because their work usually requires drawing and even otherwise designers really like to draw and paint. You could get them a high quality paper sketchbook or notebook. Additionally, shadowing pencils and colors along with some scales and any other cute stationery you find. Giving them an architecture related book or an adult interior design coloring book. 

We hope to have made your journey of choosing the perfect gift a little easier with these suggestions. Add a personalized card to your gift to make it even better! 

Tips On Remodeling Your Kitchen On A Budget

An average kitchen overhaul runs between 20000$ to 50000$ depending on how deeply are we digging. But if you really listen to the experts you can save a lot of money on Kitchen remodeling, a little tweak here and a little there without spending a fortune can give it a new look and feel in a matter of days.

Below are some budget friendly kitchen remodeling tips to get you started on saving some money. 

Before you start

Have a grand plan, if you are planning on more than repainting the walls and changing the cabinets don’t try to save money on not hiring a designer. This will help you save money on a lot of expensive designing errors that might change the way your kitchen looks and functions. One other thing that should be done before a sledge hammer touches your kitchen wall is decide on the products and have them on sight. According to kitchen designing experts one major thing that puts your budget into a spiral is the kitchen products. Reason being if a product is backordered the owner is usually charged more and oh their contractors took out time from another project so now you are paying for those hours too. Now that we have these covered, let’s get started.

1.White paint is your friend

One of the biggest expense culprits  when it comes to kitchen renovation is cabinets. IF your cabinets are in good shape but look a little worn out or you just want to cook somewhere new, one tip only. Paint em white. Yes, paint them bright white. White paint does wonders for old cabinets and saves you a ton of money as well. We recommend washing, priming and then painting them. Adding a few things like lights or a window cover will enhance this white effort you put in.

2.New doors

If the structure of your cabinets is sound but are too outdated to be salvaged even by a coat of paint consider installing new doors to them. You don’t have to toss out the entire cabinets, just get the right measurements and order the doors you like online. Hey nobody knows what’s behind those doors, right *wink wink*

3.Light it up 

Bringing in more warm lights is always a good idea. Not only it brightens up your kitchen but also gives it that cozy ambiance that you love enjoying while solo cooking. Hanging well designed pendants for light and style. Make sure you add bright overhead lights concentrated in certain areas specially where you will be cooking. Also cabinet lights, they are functional as well as won’t break your budget. 

4.No one will know its Remnant stone

We all want those beautiful granite and solid surface counters but they are bound to break your back and bank literally. We have a secret to tell you, if you don’t have to cover huge swaths of countertops to cover up, go to the granite supply yards and check out the remnants they have. You will find yourself some great deals, go hurry up. Thank us later

5.Make scratches and dents your friend

If you are comfortable with hand me downs, this tip will save you loads of cash in the longer run. Having reuse stores that sell used kitchen improvement items. Pay them a visit to look for things you might need in your remodeling, also ask contractors and builders for places they donate or sell their overstock . A little bit of timing and hint of luck, you never know what you might get.

How Can You Spruce Up Your Space With Plants

ronically, urbanization has resulted in an increased demand for greenery and nature in interior design. The recent trends show that humans living in big cities tend to buy more indoor plants to compensate for their surroundings’ lack of plants. Apart from bringing life and appeal to a room, they also filtrate the air, making breathing more favorable. Plants create a calm and relaxing environment in the house, leaving a pleasant effect on our moods and mental health. So here are few ways you can bring nature inside your home and turn it into a junglow.

Hanging Herb Garden

In addition to enhancing the beauty of your kitchen, a herb garden is a great way to enjoy fresh, green, and organic herbs at any given time. Homegrown herbs will add a unique flavor to your dishes that no store-bought herb can beat. 

If you live in a small apartment and do not have enough space, then a hanging herb planter is your best friend. You can buy them online from any e-commerce website, from the local market, or craft one at home by upcycling used plastic bottles. 

The location of the herb garden depends on the growing conditions of your selected herbs. Some are sun-lovers and need at least six hours of sunlight, while others prefer to stay under the shade. So, don’t forget to read their care instructions before sowing the seed.

Living Curtains

Another smart way of sneaking plants inside a tiny city apartment is to replace your fabric curtains with hanging planters. Mental hangers, yarn macrame, and Japanese moss balls (kokedama) are a few items you can use to hang decorative plants. 

We suggest using plants that can cascade down beautifully to create that particular effect for these living curtains. Vine plants that thrive in heat and light, such as money plants, string of pearls, devil’s ivy, and Boston fern, are ideal for green curtains.

Moreover, these plants are easy to maintain, grow indoors, and accents the room with minimalistic tones. Just make sure that the window you choose faces the sun and receives plenty of sunlight every day.

Terrariums

Commonly known as the aquarium for plants, a terrarium is an ornamental piece used for recreating a miniature natural ecosystem like a forest in a glass jar. Due to their self sustaining abilities and low maintenance, they are highly popular among millennials. 

But what makes them self-sufficient? Well, they recycle the water if you seal them properly. The water vapor released from soil and plants collects onto the jar’s top instead of escaping into the air. Then, those water vapors start trickling down from the sides of the pot and reach the soil. 

As the environment inside a terrarium is highly humid, plants such as ferns, starfish plants, baby’s tears, and fittonia can grow perfectly well.

Plant Corner

If you have a small empty nook in your home and cannot figure out how to decorate it? Turn it into a plant corner with a wooden shelf and a few bamboo baskets to match a Scandinavian themed house.

Moreover, if your house’s theme is mid-century modern, consider buying chic metallic pedestal planters with metal wall planters. In this way, you will always have an unwinding corner to receive your daily dose of nature at the end of a hectic workday.

Bare Tree

Plant decor doesn’t always have to be green, especially with such unconventional design ideas. An abandoned old tree with no leaves and dried up branches is a favorite among fall enthusiasts who want to create the autumn vibe throughout the year. 

Just clean it with a duster, mount it properly somewhere inside the house, and hang fairy lights or other decorative artifacts.

This rustic trend is a sustainable and unique alternative to typical Christmas trees. Not only this, you can always customize it to your liking, and they demand zero maintenance. If you cannot find a whole tree, a single branch will suffice too. 

As long as you keep them alive and thriving, plants incorporation in interior design is a creative art. So instead of recreating a catalog design, have a little fun of your own.

X Home Decor Disasters You Should Avoid At Any Cost!

Did you recently move to a new house or apartment and now looking for ideas to decorate it? If yes, then we suggest dividing your focus and energy equally between all the dos and don’ts. Because the process of designing a space requires equal attention to chances you can take and mistakes you must avoid at any cost. Moreover, it also helps to narrow down the choices and make the best possible decision. So if you want your space to look professionally designed but cannot afford one, then we suggest steering clear from these design mistakes.

Ill-sized Furniture

According to the design experts, keeping the size and proportion of furniture in mind before buying it is the most crucial thing. The term proportion here embodies the size of the furniture items with each other and the size of the room as a whole. For example, buying a huge sofa set for a small room will overcrowd the room. You will also have inadequate space to incorporate other design elements that add personality to the room. Likewise, buying a center table disproportionate to the size of the couch will also make it look out of the place. Your space will lack harmony and balance if you buy things separately and then plan to piece them together.

Too Many Colored Walls

No doubt, colorful walls add fun and dramatic hints to the overall house. But remember that the golden rule of “the more the merrier” does not apply here. The general rule of thumb is to avoid using more than 5 distinct colors in one house. Moreover, the color palette should be spread out evenly throughout the house for a smoother transition. But this doesn’t mean that you stick to the same family of colors, instead choose the ones that complement each other.

Ignoring The Functionality

Another common mistake is to blindly follow the recent trends on the internet without considering the practicality and limitation of your space. Paying attention to your lifestyle details are very important as they help you pick out the suitable elements. For example, if you host parties or dinners frequently, then think of ways for adding extra sitting space. If you have toddlers or pets who can easily break things, then avoid laying out delicate ornaments. The ideal design choices are the ones that are both practical and pretty.

Furniture Against The Wall

Placing all the furniture against the wall might be a smart move during these times of social distancing. But otherwise, it results in a seating arrangement where everyone is facing the wall and not each other. Try moving it inward in the form of a semi-circle for a more intimate arrangement. This allows for comfortable conversations, especially in spacious homes with large families. Use a TV or a center point like a fireplace to point all your furniture at.

Too Matchy Matchy

Well, if you buy perfectly coordinated matching furniture sets, then your house will end up looking like a furniture showroom. For example, instead of buying the bed frame and end tables from the same set try two different designs that complement each other when put together. The same applies to sofas and center tables, dining table, and its chairs. But be careful with this mixing and matching since you don’t want to create an asymmetrical look. This strategy also adds a charm to the house as well as gives it a personalized feel.

Inappropriate Lightning

Lightning is the real deal-breaker as it sets the entire mood and ambiance of the space. You have to consider the color, intensity, and position of the lights. Think of the functionality of the space like you will need dim lights for the bedroom, bright white ones for the bathroom, and a mixture of both in the living as its usage keeps fluctuating. The best strategy is to add light through multiple layers with separate switches and dimmers.

These tiny yet insignificant details are what sets apart a professionally designed home from the rest. 

Buying a house at auction: overdue condominium expenses

This alternative, however, is not without risks, which can in any case be addressed with a careful analysis and verification of both the auction documents and the property itself. Particular attention must also be paid to the expenses that the purchase entails, among which we point out that of the condominium expenses.

Unfortunately, in fact, if you buy a house at auction, the condominium costs are borne by the successful tenderer of the property. The condominium expenses are charged not only for the current year, but also for previous years, so the successful tenderer may even find himself with an important sum to pay.

It happens in fact that, the owner of the house, knowing that the property will be sold at auction and that the condominium expenses will be borne by the new owner , decide not to pay them. What can be done at this point? How to protect yourself from such a surprise?

Is definitely to make contact with the condominium administrator of the apartment: he will be the most suitable person to answer the questions and will be able to tell you if on that property there are arrears of condominium expenses and for what amount.

In fact, it is possible that the old owner not only did not pay the ordinary condominium expenses, but also his shares for the extraordinary expenses, so it should not be surprising too much if the arrears expenses prove to be of a certain importance.

At this point, once you know the real overdue expenses, you can do your proper calculations: considering the overdue condominium expenses that you will have to pay (if there are any), is it still worth buying that property? Only you know your budget and only you can decide.

Before participating in the auction, therefore, do not forget to do this check, as well as of course visiting the house in person (and maybe even hiring a technician): the vices and defects that you may discover after the purchase are not refundable. The law, in fact, expressly provides that for auction sales, there are no guarantees for defects . On the other hand, it is one of the reasons why the base price is so low: you buy a house at a lower cost, but also with less guarantees.

Real Estate Purchase Proposal: Useful Tips

The proposed purchase of real estate is a document of great importance and has legal value: with it, the buyer assumes the obligation to purchase the property. The seller for his part, by accepting it, undertakes not to sell the house to others.

The proposal is made by the potential buyer, so it is he who “dictates the rules”. Clearly, in order for it to be valid it must also be accepted and signed by the owner of the house, so it is necessary to be only appropriately demanding. Here are some important tips to follow.

Bound to mortgage loan
The first clause that the buyer must insert, if he does not own the entire sum, is to condition the purchase to the granting of the loan: the clause that the purchase will be completed only if the bank grants the mutual.

It is therefore necessary to enter a sufficient period of time for the bank to carry out all the necessary checks and, on the other hand, that it is not too burdensome for the seller. Usually 40 days are entered: the seller will have to keep the house locked for this period, until the buyer receives the reply from the bank (usually about a month passes).

Evaluate the potential ROI for your apartment, house or other property

When creating your proposal make sure you considering all the factors of inside the house. Such as how are the bathrooms, what condition is the roof, or does the kitchen have good cabinets and countertops? You want to ensure that you are outlining the potential of this property to earn you money down the road. And if you can have partnerships with contractors and remodeling companies, like having a professional team of kitchen remodelers at Kitchen Infinity, then you can take on projects and include this in your proposal. You’ll even be able to map out ROI.

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