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Tapestry Wall Hangings Add Grandeur To Your Rooms

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Like many other types of home d├ęcor, wall tapestries were largely overlooked for a period of time. However, they are becoming more popular yet again as people realize how these finely woven pieces of art may add personality and a feeling of grandeur to their homes. The way these tapestry wall hangings use the different types of thread, provide it with a three-dimensional appearance and will give a more classic, rich look to the room compared with your typical painting or photograph. Tapestries were historically used to primarily tell a story and to cover up unsightly walls. Tapestries that depict a story may still be bought, even though the more modern ones incorporate some kind of tranquil landscape as well as other attention grabbing scenery. In case you have wanted to add to the visual diversity of the artwork in your home, decorating with tapestries is a great technique of doing so. Here’s how to get started.

First, it is recommended to carefully analyze the space that you want to decorate and determine what colors and themes you want to have in that room. This helps guide you in your search for the ideal tapestry wall hanging that will complement the room. But, make sure you pick colors or a theme that'll flow along with the rest of your home so you don't accidentally pick something that will not compliment the remainder of the rooms. A great way to ensure harmony with the colors in your house is to take paint and fabric swatches with you whenever you pick out your tapestries if at all possible.

Second, instead of buying the first wall tapestry you come across, try to look for at least two or three that you like. You can then lay them down side by side and figure out which styles and colors you like above the others. You may even want to check with the art or department store and find out if you're able to purchase a couple of wall tapestry so that you can bring them home and choose which one looks best in the space you've designated for it. You will then be ready to return the others once you have made your choice on which tapestry will meet your needs.

Another tip to consider would be to have the wall tapestry as the main center of attention in the room. For you to successfully achieve the dramatic look that you would like, choose one wall in your room to be a focal wall. One great way to do this is to paint that focal wall a darker, contrasting color from the entire room and hang the wall tapestry in the center of that wall. You may choose to leave the wall blank besides the tapestry or you could frame the tapestry on both sides with some kind of simple wall decoration or sconces that won't take any beauty away from the tapestry.

Lastly, be sure you hang the wall tapestry correctly based on its age and condition. While many wall tapestries are attached with sturdy and decorative rods, a number of them can be quite fragile if they are old. If you have an older wall tapestry, you may want to consider having it framed for it to be properly preserved and is enjoyed for several more years. Hanging an old tapestry in a frame can even protect it from the damaging effects of light and air.

No matter where or the method that you decide to hang your wall tapestry, it will inevitably provide beauty to your home and will be admired by any who visit.

One of the Best Home Improvements and 3 Tips About It

Saturday, April 12, 2014

When it comes to improving your home and the market value of your home these 3 tips or reasons will show you why adding some siding to your exterior can really help. Whether it is vinyl, wooden, aluminum or another material you can be sure your houses curb appeal and value will increase.

1. Getting your home sided can add instant curb appeal to your house. What does that mean to you as a homeowner? Well for one, bragging rights, but the main reason is that if you were ever to want to sell your house it would be much easier if your home exterior looked clean and in pristine condition right? With all the technology and materials out there today you can find a type to suit your needs.

2. Once again touching on technology and modern siding materials and products it is well known that you can increase the energy efficiency of your home tremendously by adding foam-backed siding. This isn't available with all companies yet but it is very popular so just give a quick call to your local home improvement center to see if they carry this.

3. Improving your home also means improving what type of maintenance you have to put into it right? Of course the easier it is to maintain the better so why not think about vinyl material? Vinyl is one of the most durable and most convenient materials to wash and you won't ever have to worry about painting and repainting ever again!

These 3 tips, when applied and thought about, can help you decide on whether or not getting your home sided is the right choice for you at this point. Whether you decide to start this project or not it is definitely one of the best home improvements you can complete to increase the value of your house.

Choosing The Best Backyard Shed Plans For A Successful Build

Monday, April 7, 2014

Building a backyard shed can be a fun project for the whole family that will provide you with the extra storage space you need. Even though these sheds can be built by almost anyone with simple tools, it's really important to find the right shed plans for your skill level. There is a wide universe of plans available and some of them may assume you have more experience with construction than you do and will leave out some important details that could make the project more difficult.

In years past backyard sheds were primarily built by contractors or homeowners with a lot of woodworking experience. Because of this, these plans only included the larger details of how the shed was assembled and presumed that the person building the shed would have the experience to fill in the gaps. While this may have worked great for an experienced contractor, it left many less experienced homeowners with an impossibly difficult project.

Over the years these simple shed blueprints have been improved to include all the details that the average weekend warrior will need to build the perfect backyard shed.

Most of these modern shed plans include far more information than the older and simpler plans. In addition to the basic assembly details they will include tips on how to layout the materials to save time and may even include nailing and -weatherproofing instructions. This type of minutia is very important to the casual builder and not having this level of detail can turn this type of project from fun to forgettable very quickly.

Another nice addition to these newer shed plans are cutting diagrams that show you how to measure out the raw lumber for the best yield. This means less waste and a lower cost for the shed overall. Figuring this out could be an exercise in trial and error that most homeowners would rather not deal with.

Included with a more complete shed plans package are detailed diagrams of the order of assembly for the particular shed you are building. Knowing what part of the shed to build first is a key step in the assembly as many of the parts need to be connected together at specific times in the build process. While this may be elementary to an experienced builder, it led to a lot of re-work with older shed plans for many homeowners. These newer plans take all the confusion out of the process of assembly and give you an easy guide to follow.

Some of these shed plans will also help you build several sections of the shed simultaneously to minimize this repetitive work. They can also help you with time-savers like assembling smaller parts early that are used later as part of a wall or roof so you have them handy when you need them. Doing these similar activities at the same time can make them easier and save you time later.

If you are an experienced builder, much of this information will seem second nature, but still might save you time since each project is different. For the average homeowner, these details are exactly what they need to know for them to finish this type of project on time and on budget. Finding the most complete backyard shed plans might cost you a little more initially but will save you time and a whole lot of frustration by not having to work with less detailed plans.
 

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