Quick and Simple Ideas for Making Over Your Home’s Exterior

If you’re bored with your home, but can’t afford extensive renovations at the moment, then why not give the outside of your house a quick makeover.  You can achieve striking results on even the tightest of budgets, as long as you’re willing to do a lot of the work yourself.  Check out these easy and inexpensive ways to increase your home’s curb appeal.

1. Repaint Your Front Door:

Add a little pizzazz to your home with a bold, brightly coloured front door.  Red and blue are both eye-catching but inoffensive colours, and if you’re feeling brave you could always try something a little more off-the-wall such as yellow.  Consider matching the door to your roller blinds for extra style points. If you have a period home, don’t ruin the look by using bright colours.  Just clean and re-varnish your original doors to brighten things up without tainting the period look.

2. Re-pave your garden:

Replace those boring concrete paving slabs with natural stone, slate, or brick.  If your budget can stretch to it, build a small patio for you and your family to enjoy this summer.

3. Accentuate the Details:

Even the smallest of modern homes can be made to look amazing with a good paint job.  Use bold, contrasting colours to draw the eye to the window sashes, eaves, moldings, trim and other structural details.

4. Take Care of Your Windows:

What can people see when they walk past your home?  If it’s dusty nets or boring old curtains, consider replacing them with brightly coloured, pleasing roller blinds.  It’s a small touch, but it will make your home look well cared for, and increase the curb appeal.

5. Brighten Things Up With Flowers:

Even if you live in a big city and don’t have a proper garden, you can use hanging pots and window boxes to brighten things up.  If you don’t have green fingers, choose easy-to-care-for annuals for your first attempt at maintaining your city garden.

6. Plant Some Vines:

Planting vines is a good way to cover up unsightly parts of your home.  Invest in a trellis so that the vines don’t damage the wall while they’re growing.

7. Tidy Your Garden:

If you do have a garden, mow the lawn, tidy up the borders, and trim any trees or bushes that are getting out of control.  Many homeowners find that investing a weekend into making their garden look gorgeous can completely change the way the house looks from the outside.

If you have a bigger budget, other ways to brighten up your home include investing in a new front porch or conservatory, or getting an extension built.  These options are far more expensive than just replacing your roller blinds or painting your front door, but they’re still cheaper than moving house, and will likely increase the value of your home too.

If you are planning on making changes to your house for a quick sale with a view to increasing its value, then you should always consult with an estate agent first.

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Duck Feather Cushion Pads for Your Home

A duck feather cushion pad, as the name suggests, consists of a plain fabric
that is stuffed with duck feather fillings. The pad is designed to be used with
a cushion cover, which comes in a wide range of fabrics to match any home decor.
Duck feather cushion pads from Luxura are available in different shapes and you
can choose one depending on the shape and size of your cushion cover.
Buying a Duck Feather Cushion Pad
If you are to replace an old and worn out cushion pad, what you need to do is
get the measurement of the dimensions of the cushion covers so you can buy duck
feather cushion inners that match exactly. On the other hand, if you need to buy
new duck feather cushion pads and covers, you should decide first how you’re
going to use them.
Different Uses for Duck Feather Cushion Pads
The type of duck feather cushion pads you will purchase should depend on the
theme or decor of the room they will be used in. It’s important also to think
about how the cushion pads will be used. Below are the different uses for
cushion pads:
Seat Pads
This kind of cushion pad is placed on a hard chair to offer a softer surface to
sit on. You can go for a square cushion pad, or one that has rounded edges. Seat
pads are typically filled with foam, but other materials can be used as well,
such as duck feathers. The good thing about Luxura duck feather cushion inserts
is that they don’t flatten out quickly.
Scatter Cushion Pads
Scatter cushions are the ones typically found in bedrooms and lounges. These
cushion pads may vary in size in order to accessorize a room.
Bolster Cushion Pads
Bolster cushion pads are cylindrical in shape, and they are often used in
bedrooms, chairs and on sofas.

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What Makes Duck Feather Fillings Ideal?
Duck feather cushion pads are gaining popularity nowadays mainly because duck
feathers are light and they trap air really well. As a result, these cushion
pads are light and fluffy. Cushion pads with duck feather fillings can also
maintain their shape for a long time, and they don’t go flat easily. That’s
because duck feathers have the ability to spring back to their original shape
thanks to their natural curl.
When buying a Luxura duck feather cushion pad, consider what the cushion pad is
to be used for, and where it will be placed inside your home. Once you’re sure
where to use your cushion pads, think about what size or shape will best suit
their purpose. Another important consideration is the ease of washing or
cleaning the cushion pad. You want one that can be machine washed at high
temperatures so that dust mites can easily be eliminated.

10 Unique Houses in the World

Ever wonder how different and unique a house can be?

The video below features 10 of the most unique and yes, amazing houses you can find in the world. You might fight yourself wanting to live in some of these homes. On the other hand, you might find some of these homes impossible to live in. But I would have to salute its architects and builders for their creativity. So which one of these houses would you like to move into? And which one would you never think of living in? Check out the video and explore these houses now 🙂