Making the Most of a Spare Room
Today when the property market is in crisis, selling a house can be a nightmare. But it isn't impossible. There are some things homeowners can do to maximise their property's value and ensure it sells relatively quickly. With space at a premium, buyers want as much as possible for their money.
Beds on Time
It's strange how, as children, time seemed to have an elastic quality. Then, the clock had no meaning and summer lasted forever. As we grow older, time develops wings and isn't afraid to use them. It's incredible the speed at which it can fly away. Little wonder time has become such a valuable commodity
Foam that remembers to keep you comfortable
The list of things that are dangerous or bad for the health seems endless.
Jogging was once considered the ultimate in daily exercise. Every morning, health conscious joggers pounded the pavements, hoping to burn off calories while giving their heart a work-out.
The Story of Wood
The wood used to craft furniture has varied with time and culture. In the 16th century Holly and Boxwood were valued by cabinetmakers. Holly's fine white grain or the pale yellow of Boxwood was ideal for inlay or Marquette.
Up until the 18th century, beautiful furniture and lavish decor was the privilege of the rich. For the average home, interior design was an unknown concept. With little income, furnishings were basic and kept to the minimum. By the end of the century, a new era had dawned. The mass production of furniture had widened the market's parameters.
Leather Always in Fashion
From fashion catwalks to furniture show rooms, leather is in our wardrobes as well as our homes. The look as well as the feel of the material is hard to resist. From ancient times, leather has been synonymous with luxury. Even today, genuine leather is an expensive commodity that's often beyond the average budget. Nevertheless, with a bit of research, it is still possible to find some bargains.
Guest who Come to Dinner and stay for Breakfast
In the past couple of years the sale of cookery books has rocketed. Never before has there been such an interest in home cuisine. Now, having friends to stay at the week-end is practically a national past time. Celebrity chefs provide a variety of ideas to ensure guests a tasty dinner. Yet, hosts also need a recipe to give them a good night's sleep.
Once described as 'the step-child' of a 'good night's sleep' the afternoon nap is often considered an indulgence. On the continent a quick snooze may be the finale of every lunchtime menu. But for northern Europeans, sleeping is strictly a night-time pursuit.
Mad About Bunks
The classic bunk bed design, one bed on top and another below, remains among the most popular buys. The additional floor space gives an airy feel and helps keep the room uncluttered and looking neat. The bunk is available in wooden and metal frames that can be easily cleaned or re-painted.
Beds and Kids
The words 'sleep' and 'kids' especially in the early days of parenthood, rarely appear in the same sentence. It might seem like 3am feeds will last forever. But, thankfully children do eventually sleep throughout the night.The age at which a child is ready to exchange the cot for a proper bed varies.
Don't Discount the Mattress
Yet manufactures recommend that if a mattress is ten years old or over, it needs replacing. Apart from developing the odd lump, older mattresses start to sag with age. This can, not only make the bed uncomfortable but lead to lack of support, causing aches and pains. Little wonder it's difficult to sleep.
Choosing Frames in Metal
We live in an era where information is available at the touch of a button or the click of a mouse. Whatever the question, technology ensures we have an immediate answer. Yet when it comes to the subject of interior design, the best a computer can offer is a few basic guidelines. At the end of the day, style is a matter of taste. But, it wasn't always the case.
Beds on the Cheap
As budgets continue to shrink, customers search for that valuable commodity known as a bargain. The last place many expect to find it is in the bedroom. Yet, with cheap beds to suit a variety of styles, everyone can relax and enjoy a good night's sleep at no extra charge. The only challenge that can prove taxing is choosing which design is most suitable. In keeping with the theme of value for money, it might be best to focus on beds that combine value for money with comfort.
Setting the Tone
Metal bed frames, offer a contemporary ambiance. Chic and stylish, they look great, especially when painted in primary colours. Feedback suggests that metal frames are a good option for those with allergies. Easy to clean, they are ideal for children's beds.
How to be a Sleeping Beauty
Mattresses, especially if they're over ten years old, are not conducive to a good night's sleep. Very often they are lumpy or sag in the middle. Regardless of age, if a mattress is uncomfortable it's time to invest in a new one. Over time, circumstances and needs fluctuate or change.
The Business of Home-making
Buying a house, especially for the first time, is one of life's major events. As well as exciting, it is a huge financial investment. But there's a difference between owning a property and having a home. The former depends on factors such as cost, location and structural viability.
Beds Next Day Economy
Perhaps more than any other living space, the bedroom presents an opportunity to express individual style. It can also be one of the most expensive rooms to furnish. Choosing a bed is a major outlay that, if wrong, is an expensive and uncomfortable mistake. To help avoid overspending, set a budget. Imposing a fixed price, helps resist the temptation of in-store credit cards and extra charges.
The King of Beds
For many customers, a king size bed offers more than a place to sleep. It provides a comfortable space to relax, watch television or read. Others simply love the luxury of being able to move without worrying about disturbing a sleeping partner.
Time and Place for Design
It's hard to imagine that, just a few generations ago, holiday destinations like Spain were considered exotic. Interestingly, during the fifties, leisure pursuits in the UK were similar to those enjoyed by families today. Like previous generations, kids love to build sand castles, eat ice cream, go swimming or visit amusement parks. Like their fifties counterparts, parents welcome the opportunity to chill out and relax on the beach.
Recent reports have revealed an upsurge in the sale of double beds for children and young adults. Apparently, parents find that the extra space in a double bed is perfect for cuddling up for bedtime stories. As well as the comfort factor, children won't outgrow a double as quickly as other designs, making it good value for money.