For many, choosing the type of crown molding for their home is a difficult choice. We see it everyday at US Lumber Supply. Clients come in with one idea, see all our trim options and have a hard time picking the right size and shape. Before even going down the "which type of crown molding" route, you should really ask, "Is crown molding right for my home?" Here is Houzz Contributor Pangaea Interiors with a few pointers:
Remodeling a house is both a thrill and a pain. The possibilities are endless but making the right choice can be nerve racking. Houzz has created a list of 6 questions you should definitely consider before begging a floor project. Have a read and get inspired:
Another important thing to consider when you are redoing your floors is the type of baseboard, and possibly casing for your doors. Picking out the right floor might seem like the most important aspect of the remodel, but the type of trim you choose should not be an afterthought as it can affect the entire look of your new floor.
At US Lumber Supply we can help make that decision easier. We carry many different styles of baseboards, and can advise you on which look goes well with your personal style. Try looking through our gallery to get some inspirational ideas. You can also always call us or visit our Lauderdale Lakes warehouse.
If you love decorating and remodeling, then you probably know that the right artwork can really make a room pop, but sometimes it is hard to decide just how to arrange art pieces. We caught up with a local artist to get the scoop directly from someone who knows all about the art of hanging art.
1. Always hang the center of the piece 57 inches from the floor
This means that they won't necessarily be even at the top (which is the way they should be). People tend to hang their art too high.
This means 57 + 7 = 64. You should hang your nail 64" from the ground. Again, notice that the tops of the paintings are not aligned, the centers are.
2. Art doesn't have to match your sofa – ever!
You shouldn't buy art just because it is the same color as your bedspread or because you are going for a neutral look. You can have any piece hanging in any room as long as you like the colors and theme of what is represented.
3. Any grouping looks better in odd numbers
Whether it's a table top or on a wall, odd numbers will give you a better look. This why triptychs are so popular! Just like in the photo above, try arranging your table tops in by three or fives.
Investing in art is... well an art! For your home, you should pick pieces that you like and that speak to you. Never buy a piece of art as decoration just because you think some day it might be valuable.
5. Art is its own thing
Every piece of art is it's own thing, it doesn't have to match anything, be a certain style, or match into a color scheme, and it can go anywhere. You can have a piece that is modern next to a piece that is classical and it does not matter. Each piece stands alone and is its own thing.
Follow the above rules and your house will look like a gallery! I did ask our artist for one last tip. She suggested that if you hang something on a narrow wall, you should try to use a vertical picture. It is always good to take into consideration the piece you are hanging and the space you are hanging it on.
One of the most exciting things about becoming a new mom is decorating the nursery. A lot of thought an effort goes into nurseries, with some parents choosing to hire interior designers and doing a whole remodeling job while others stick to painting the room themselves. Whichever rout you go, here are a few tips and trends for what modern parents are choosing to include into their baby's space.
It's #techtuesday! Today's application is called Ployvore, and although the name sounds strange, this app is my new go-to for creating room set. On Polyvore you can very easily add furniture, art, small appliances, text, and more to create a room. You can filter by item cost, you can choose to see only certain brands, and put together a room that you can shop right there or just use it for inspiration. So here is how it works
Thanks to all the wonderful readers, a great paint color was chosen for a Fort Lauderdale master bedroom. Here are some photos showing what the finished project looks like. This project was done on a budget, but it really doesn't take much to spruce up a bedroom. Aside from painting, the bedroom got new floors, new baseboards, casings around the windows and the old crown molding was removed. The cool blue color makes for a relaxing oasis, a perfect place to end the day.
It's #techtuesday, a day I love to review great applications that make remodeling and decorating your home easier. Unfortunately today's app - Photo Planner is a big disappointment. Intended to let you experiment with your own home interior by snapping a picture of any room in your house and then adding furniture and decorative elements, the app has lots of technical problems and limitations.
Last week I helped a reader with kitchen fixer-upper, by replacing the kitchen knobs. One thing that really stood out afterwards was how ugly the cream switches were (yellowed really).
It’s #techtuesday and I am really excited to tell you about a great new tool I’ve found. The application is called Pro Paint Tester and it allows you to “paint” any space you can take a picture of. How does it work?