Aside from the very first room you see upon entering your home, the next most important is more than likely to be the kitchen. This makes it a prime target for creative and hopefully cheap storage and design solutions. The time we spend in our homes when we are not asleep tends to be split evenly between this room and whatever room your telly lives in. That means the kitchen ranks very high on the list of priorities for most people. Why not make sure the kitchen reflects your personal style?
It seems that home entertainment centers are firmly in the middle of life in modern households. Every era of human history has seen a specific spot in the home take up a central role for those who reside within them. For most of human history this central area was the fire. It was a place to keep warm, socialize with the family group, and feel safe in the darkness of night. With the advent of both electricity and cheap radios the living room took on that role where the family could gather around to hear their favorite programs broadcast in from afar. Then along came the television set which eventually supplanted the radio’s place in our hearts.
When, like me, you’re an apartment dweller, space usually comes at a premium. A lot of us end up sacrificing square footage for things like budget or living in a convenient location. Living in a small space doesn’t have to be the end of the world as far as style is concerned. Small spaces mean unique problems, especially for bathroom storage. You just need to set yourself a few rules and find the right pieces that fit your space, style, and function.
Too many times have I arrived at a friend’s place for an evening meetup and am greeted with overhead lighting that is usually too bright and serves more to distract rather than add to the setting. Accent lighting, usually achieved by using hanging pendant or wall lights, is the easiest way to make nearly any space feel more inviting. It can turn a large, cavernous room into an intimate space. Conversely, it can transform a tiny nook into a feature that both you and your guests will love.
It was just a while back when I noticed that I didn’t quite like the look of the dining room chairs that came with the set I bought several years prior. The table itself fit the feel I had going on at the time, but the chairs seemed to match just a bit too much, and that made the overall appearance feel manufactured. When I decided to investigate individual dining chairs, I was a bit surprised at both the variety in style and in price. Some of them were fit for a king and had the price tag to prove it! For this post I thought I’d present a few options I’ve found inexpensive traditional dining room chairs that hopefully won’t break the budget.
If you’re like me, then you’re constantly wondering how to update and improve that one specific spot in your home that caught your attention last night. That spot that seems to be crying out for help from the realm invisibility it’s been sent off too. It just feels like there’s something missing or out of place. When that thought gets in your head it’s only natural to hop online and search for whatever solution may present itself.