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How To Maximize Space In Small Homes? Small homes are making a comeback. Ignored for years in favor of larger homes, home buyers are now looking for smaller, simpler housing choices. Part of this is due to land restrictions. As lot sizes decrease, so must home sizes. Part of this is due to a rise in concern for the environment. Smaller houses generally require fewer materials to build, use fewer resources over the life of the home and have a smaller footprint. Part of it is a desire for smaller homes and simpler living. Many empty nesters, young couples, singles and first home buyers don’t need or want large homes.
With the rise in demand for small homes, builders and decorators have come up with many ways to maximize space, ensuring homeowners have a house that meets their needs, no matter its size.
Preventing draughts in your home is serious task. There are a number of ways of preventing or reducing draughts in your home. There are areas we look at are doors, windows and double-glazing, garage doors and finally some of the furnishings you could use to prevent draughts. Draughts are obviously caused by the cold air from outside being drawn into the house and replacing warmer air. The knock on effect of preventing draughts is a reduction in your heating bill and a warmer home.
Draughts can be identified in a number of ways such as identifying obvious gaps, feeling for moving air around doors and windows and looking out for moving curtains.
Interior Design Trends Fall/Winter 2014/2015 – Summer is not over yet, but it might be time to start thinking about interior design trends fall/winter 2014/2015 if you’re considering redecorating your home. The time has come to look forward into the windier, cooler months in the interior fashion world, in fact interior design trends fall/winter 2014/2015 palette was decided upon last year! There are stunning ethnic wall tiles and earthy, rustic colors to combine, as well as eco-based texture schemes and emotive and brave tone combinations.
Unless you’re planning a full scale renovation you more than likely won’t be using all of these ideas, but they’re a great insight into next season’s interior palette, enabling you to pick and choose elements that could breathe a breath of fresh air into the aesthetics of your home.