April 23rd, 2015
When utilizing a small living space, you may want to consider a sofa bed. It’s a great way to save not just on space, but on money as well. Couches and beds both cost a lot of money so why not just buy a combination of the two?
Here are a few tips on buying a sofa bed:
1. Consider first of all, of course how big the space will be. A queen sized sofa bed might be spacious, but it may also consume too much space.
2. How many people are going to sleep in it? Knowing the number of people who might sleep on it – a spouse / partner or friend might require something two people can fit comfortably in. If you’re determined to go solo, then its more economical to have a smaller one.
3. Test it out. Is it stable and sturdy?
April 16th, 2015
Moving from apartment to apartment you may have developed a keen eye for possible problems when it comes to your furnishings, their size weight and “move-ability”. Furniture that is subject to frequent moves are sure to have battle scars from bumps and scratches of you or the movers having to force it through small corridors and even windows. Bring the measuring tape when you scout apartments taking notes of the corridors and doors so you get proper clearance when you bring in all your stuff. Read the rest of this entry »
April 9th, 2015
Major designers have shifted focus and dedicated time in designing furnishings that are made and highlight the use of recycled goods. These even fetch high prices and are quite functional conversation pieces. They have even put up a house made of recycled materials from window glass panes to form the walls, old used doors for the flooring and old keyboards and other computer stuff to form the walls. The project was to show that recycling can turn old things into new ones such as the said house and that it need not look old and worn. The environmentally friendly house has been conceptualized with the government even issuing tax incentives for those which are rated to be energy star compliant which uses and maximizes the use of power, heat and cooling.
April 2nd, 2015
There are so many things to look forward to when living in a condominium. And when we say condominium, it is often assumed that your living space is markedly smaller than what you would get living in a house. Previous posts have highlighted why this choice is fast becoming the popular one these days, why there is a lot of value in smaller living spaces, etc. But of course, to every good side there is also a bad sode. For a balanced picture, let us list those things down here today.
Living in a condominium is smaller. Yes, this is great at times, but if you are the kind that likes wide open space or likes to have lots of moving room, this is not great. If you like having parties or having people stay over, a condominium is also tough on sleep overs. You do not have a garden or pool of your own and more importantly, you do not have storage room to spare.
Living in a small space then entaild listing priorites and seeing what you can and cannot live without.
March 26th, 2015
People are becoming more aware of global warming and the green movement this message have reached Thai schools, Thai classes and all over the globe. They value plants more and create ways to help with the cause. With the aid of technology, there are ways to make planting easier and also maintaining plants with less effort. There have been developments through the years such as organic fertilizers, artificial soil and artificial light.
Organic fertilizers are those with earthworms. Artificial soil on the other hand is mainly for indoor plants. It is a special gel-like substance that acts like both soil and water for the plants. It is very low maintenance so it is perfect for people on the go. Artificial lights are very useful for indoor plants especially for condos or high rise buildings. These artificial lights are designed to emit electromagnetic spectrum that enables photosynthesis. These artificial lights try to mimic the properties of the sun.
There are different types of fluorescent lights and are used for particular plants. T1 metal halide bulbs are used for seedling to ensure a sprouting success. They average from $17-$21. Compact fluorescent lights are used for fruiting and flowering plants. Generally, they are priced at $40-$50. Cheap fluorescent grow lights are readily available in the market. Just remember to check whether the wattage is appropriate for the plants you intend to use them on.
March 19th, 2015
Another choice material for modern looking closets is metal ones that have wall hangers and shelves that attach to them. The nice thing about these metal ones are that they can be adjusted to accommodate anything, need a larger space, adjust a few hangers and shelves and you have more. They are also quite expensive for they are durable and they won’t fall off or collapse if you happen to love filling your closet to full capacity. With these space savers you can reclaim space that is left in between clothes and folded articles or bags which lie on the bottom shelf allowing you to keep more and help make your room tidier.
March 5th, 2015
Living in the city has many unique challenges and among these is the premium put on space. City living means living in more cramped spaces not just in public but also in the domestic front. Most apartments and houses located within the city are generally smaller. With space such a premium in the city, what one needs is some creative thinking to maximize the available small space and make it as functional as possible. Interior designers and contractors can help make small spaces in apartments more livable and functional.
February 26th, 2015
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City spaces are typically small, that is why it takes a lot of creativeness and artistry to try and decorate the place despite its limitations. Loft spaces are the choice accommodation in recent years. It is primarily geared toward the young professionals who are usually just beginning their careers. These small city spaces are generally divided into the living area and sleeping area. If your loft is split-level, the upper level is normally made into a bedroom. The small living space is partitioned into the cooking, dining and entertaining areas. But if your loft just has one level, screen sliding doors are your best bet.
February 19th, 2015
Living in a small space, like condos and flats may be convenient, but keeping the clutter to a minimum is challenging. The small space means you have limited space to keep your belongings, and they might end up spilling out everywhere. It doesn’t mean you have to be resigned to a messy home, however. Here are some tips to control clutter:
Maximize your space by installing built-in closets and shelves. Make every inch count! Buy those plastic boxes which come in all sizes, they can go under the bed, in place of a coffee table, etc. Invest in drawer organizers and closet savers.
Choose furniture that can do double duty. There are a lot of cool, new furniture in the market today that are designed to have multiple uses. Such as an ottoman that can be a coffee table, extra seating and has room for storage. Or sofa beds that can transform into a comfy bed at night, with storage space for beddings. Or dining tables that can expand to accommodate extra guests.