Five Steps to Turning Your Flat into An Elegant home

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“Do you know what elegance is? It is not only what you are wearing, it is how you wear it, who you are inside. It is the way you decorate your house, what you surround yourself with, what books you read and what your interests are.” -Carolina Herrera

Without a doubt, achieving elegance in our homes would be difficult as elegance is subjective, much like beauty is. Incorporating a bit of elegance in our homes is not straightforward and can feel a bit frustrating at times. However, there are universal concepts that we can all agree on that would make a home truly elegant such as the ones below. Whether you are sprucing up your condo unit in Arbor Lanes or looking for a way to bring a touch of sophistication to your homes, here are the steps to making your homes truly elegant:

1.) Select a color theme

A color theme that does not clash and highlights the most important aspects and elements of your home is imperative in turning your homes into an elegant dwelling. Select a color palette consisting of at least 2-3 main colors with 3-4 complimentary colors—make sure that these colors go well together and would work in harmony. A good example is to tale main colors such cream, brown, and green while your complimentary colors should be shades lighter or darker than your main colors. Examples would be ivory, beige, and champagne. Do not go for colors that heavily contrast each other unless you are looking to contrast colors for a specific feature in a room.

2.) Choose the main items to highlight

Highlighting a main object in a room not only gives it significance, but it significantly increases the elegant and sophistication factor of your room. Some of the items you can highlight are major furnishings such as book shelves, a large sofa or even the room itself by utilizing creative paintwork and excellent carpeting.

3.) Create a focus in the room

Unlike choosing main items to highlight, the focus of a room should be the center point or feature that would catch the eye upon entrance of the room. It should draw eyes and start conversations whenever people are in the room. It can be a rather uncanny object such as an unusual chair or bookcase, an intricately framed mirror, a wall of photos or an abstract painting. Let this be the one attraction of the room and let everything else support and complement it. Remember to only add one focus as when you incorporate too many aspects; it creates visual noise that would result in a stressful rather than a unified look.

4.) Clean up the clutter

Clutter is another source of visual noise, and it tends to detract a room’s elegance and beauty. Stuff such as mail, magazines, shopping catalogs and even remote controls should be stowed away as it is not pleasing to look at with the rest of your décor. Do not have too many items or trinkets on display and set a rule on how many items should be on any counter or table surface.

5.) Select beautiful things to give your home a soul

Let your décor speak about your home’s character as well as show a glimpse of what their inhabitants are like. One of the features of an elegant home is a well-loved home, so decorate but do not go overboard. Select some of the most beautiful things that have some meaning to you and place them strategically in your home. Some souvenirs from your travels may do the trick, a unique center piece on your dining table or works of art you have done are great selections for this. Additionally, these items are also great conversation starters as they create a spark of interest in a home. Steer clear from overly minimalistic kind of decorating as they make your homes look dull and without life.

 

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Awful Living Room Designs Homeowners Should Avoid

“Designing is a matter of concentration. You go deep into what you want to do. It’s about intensive research, really. The concentration is warm and intimate and like the fire inside the earth-intense but not distorted. You can go to a place, really feel it in your heart. It’s actually a beautiful feeling.” – Petter Zumthor

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Let’s admit; the living room is one of the favorite places in our home. Right? One way or another, it is in the living room where we usually gather and have good moments together with our family and friends. Additionally, it is where we spend our free time to entertain ourselves whenever we feel bored. Whether you live in South Park District or any condo units in the Philippines, the living room is one thing you want to chill at home.

But sad to say, not all of us do realize that they have been arranging their furniture in a way where it ruins the style and beauty of their living room. Keep in mind that not all arrangements would look good in your living room. That means you have to think twice whether the design you choose fits your living room. To give you an idea, we list down some awful living room designs you should and must avoid.

Following trends

There is actually no wrong if you follow home décor trends. But there will also be a danger when you tend to follow different trends – it might not look good in your living room. Just because it is a trend, it doesn’t mean it also suitable for the living room. No, not all. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to know your living room and the kind of ambiance your home has by heart. With that, it is easier for you to determine what design would you like to have for your living room. Give some personal touch to it, not just simply following the trend. This is also one of the many ways to give your home a homey feeling.

The wrong paint color

This is one of the most common mistakes a homeowner can do. They Paint their home with the wrong choice of color. Remember, the color of your home plays a significant role when it comes to beautifications. When you have the wrong color, you will most likely have a hard time finding the right furniture or interior design that would match the color that you choose. Moreover, you might not want that particular color which leads to not having the enthusiast to make some decorations at all in your home.

Uncomfortable furniture

One of the most common misconceptions of most homeowners is that, whenever they see something that looks great, they include it in the arrangements. Just because they look good, it doesn’t mean that it is also fine to add it in your living room. Remember, the things found in your living room are mostly useful. And if you think that that particular thing is not useful at all, then you better find other furniture that can be of use. It is better to find another one than filling your living room with useless things.

The wrong size rug

Whether you realize it or not, there are actually different kinds of a rug, not just the rug we have at our front door. In fact, some rugs are intended for the living room – rugs that are stylish enough for you to include it as one of your furniture. However, if you choose the wrong size of the rug, it might not look good. Before deciding on what rug to buy, you have to think first about the furniture that you have. If the rug that you want to buy would fit or match with the other furniture that you have, then you can definitely have that rug.

 

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Top 7 Hacks To Improve Your Outdoor Décor

A lot of us here may have experience decorating the interior of their home. In fact, interior designing can be an easy task that they can do some DIYs on it. But the real question here is, do you do the same with your outdoor decorations? Some of you have tried but not to the extent they are happy and satisfied with it. Right? Generally, it doesn’t matter if you are living in Marquee Residences or any other real estate properties, improving your outdoor decoration is within your reach.

But just because it is an outdoor décor, that doesn’t mean it is going to be that hard for you to do. Well, you can say that there will also be some things that you need to consider before deciding on what you should do with it. Of course, you are not just going to do something that can ruin the beauty of it, right? However, if you are one of those homeowners who don’t have any idea at all on what and what not to do when it comes to outdoor decorations, then below are some hacks you can easily apply when you do some outdoor improvement.

1. Hammocks

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Hammocks are one of the things you definitely want to have for outdoor use. Of course, when you want to relax from a tiring day at work or from school, you hammocks can definitely help you get the satisfaction that you want. Moreover, this is also good when you want to have other ambiance aside from your bed. You can take an afternoon nap in your backyard. And yes, there are actually different styles of hammocks. Well, you can choose the stylish one to make a good look outside.

2. Choose a palette

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If you want to have a homey feeling or a tropical one, then you can choose to use palettes for your tables or chairs. If you have a piece of the palate in your backyard that is not used to you anymore, then you might as well turn it into a table or chair for your outdoor use. With this, you don’t need to buy furniture for your backyard. Of course, you can do it on your own if you just know how. Moreover, you can also paint it to whatever color you want for it. Just make it stylish, and it will definitely be nice to look at.

3. Tropical touch

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One of the many reasons why most homeowners love to have their backyard is to have some relaxation with it. Well, why don’t you bring an island or tropical feel in your backyard? Yes, you can definitely do such thing through incorporating a little palm tree print with your lounge chairs cushions. Moreover, try to add little pink flamingo whenever possible. With this, you can definitely have a comfortable feeling being around your backyard.

4. Intimate setting

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As a homeowner, it is up to you on how you going to make your backyard the way you want it to be. And if you are one of those homeowners who want to have more than just a relaxation, then you can, of course, have an intimate setting in your backyard. Well, image your backyard is your room without walls, and how will you design a room to make it more intimate to have.

5. Add a fence

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This is one of the many things you should consider when you want to improve your backyard. Obviously, without any fence, there might be a danger when you will not put one. Also, this will also give you a sense of safety when you want to spend your time outside your home.

6. Build a daybed

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Aside from the hammocks you have, you can also build a daybed. This is one of the many things that help you feel relax whenever you want to have one. Well, building a daybed is not that hard as you think it is. You just have to make sure that you are doing the right thing when it comes to installations, then you can have a beautiful daybed on your backyard.

7. Potted plants

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Of course, this! A good tropical feel will never be complete when there will be no potted plants. Yes, plants in your backyard are important to have. They don’t just add beauty, but they also are beneficial to your health. Of course, this will also give you a tropical feeling when you also include palm trees in.

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Common Decorating Mistakes Most Homeowners are Still Doing

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Decorating your home is one of the things that excite us the most. Although there are times home decorating can also be challenging and frustrating, but the end results would pay it off. Of course, that if you are doing the right home decorating techniques. However, there are just some homeowners who just didn’t realize that they are repeating the same home decorating mistakes all over again. And mind you, this is not a good habit to start with.

Generally, committing mistakes when it comes to home decorating is normal. In fact, it is in mistakes you will learn what and what not to do when it comes to the designs of your home. However, committing the same mistakes all over again and again is a reflection that you don’t care about the appearance of your home, especially when it comes to the lifestyle you are in.

It doesn’t matter where or what kind of home you live; be it in Manila properties or any other properties in the Philippines, there is no reason for you to commit the same mistakes again. And if you are one of those homeowners who don’t have any idea what mistakes they are making, then below are some common decorating mistakes most homeowners are still doing.

Not considering your lifestyle

Just because the interior or exterior home design is a trend, that doesn’t mean it is also good for you. Nope, not all! Obviously, you are not going to do some renovations to your home if you don’t even need it, right? But if you still continue to follow the trend without any knowledge on whether or not it fits into your home, then you might regret your decision later on.

Following the trend when it comes to home design is not a bad thing at all. In fact, it is one of the many things you can upgrade your home design into something new. However, before deciding to follow such design, you also have to think again and again if you need it, or if it is worth it. Think and then decide. With that, you will know what and what not to do when it comes to the design of your home. Of course, this will also prevent you from committing costly mistakes all over again.

Having more than one focal point

Having a focal point at home is used to feel more inviting and offer a more comfortable place to stay. This feature can be your picture, mirror, or dramatic piece of furniture that catches every person’s eyes. But there’s a caveat, though, a good focal point can only do once. If you tend to have more than one focal point at home, this might not be a good idea, since it can make the room feel disjointed and leaves a person’s eye without any rest.

In order for you to be comfortable, you have to choose one focal point that would complement the place. Don’t be overwhelmed with the spaces you have at home and just choose one to make a good and satisfying focal point.

Too many throw pillows

Throw pillows are one thing that gives beauty to our home. Obviously, it doesn’t just add beauty, it also gives us the feeling of comfort whenever we want to relax at home. Throw pillows can also give a homey feeling or ambiance on the place. However, having too many throw pillows at home is also not nice to look at. Instead of giving us the comfortable that we want, it gives us the feeling of annoyance since we don’t know where to seat already.

When it comes to adding throw pillows on the couch, you have to make sure that there will be a space where you can still seat. Perhaps, 2-3 pillows on a couch are enough.

Not testing your paint color

Colors are important. The color of your home doesn’t just add beauty, but it can also create a mood or ambiance at home. And if you are not careful enough when choosing the right color paint for your walls, then you might not like the end result of the interior and exterior design. Before anything else, you should not forget to test the color before choosing and buying a particular paint. If you think that the color of the paint is a little bit dry to look at on your walls, then it is better for you to find another paint that would match or complete the design of your home.

Moreover, you also have to make sure that the paint is durable enough to last longer than any other paints. Yes, there are paints that can easily be torn off especially when it rains. So, you have to choose the right color paint for you home.

 

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UTILITY HACKS: Ways to Lower Your Electricity Bill

 

 

When Thomas Edison worked into the night on the electric light, he had to do it by gas lamp or candle. I am sure it made the work seem that much more urgent. ~George Carlin

George Carlin may have pegged Thomas Edison’s sense of urgency back in the day when the entire world had to illuminate their surroundings were candles and gas lamps, but I am fairly certain, the current generation does not share the same sentiment as regards to how they handle the seemingly unlimited supply of energy we have nowadays.

Today, almost everything runs on electricity and we seem to have a boundless and perpetual supply of it leading people to neglect to conserve this. These can have innumerably varied effects and they are all detrimental. Additionally, energy wastage is one way to make ensure you will be receiving a very hefty electricity bill by the end of the month.

But, regardless of whether you are seeking to reduce and cut down your electricity bills or are just looking to conserve electrical energy, the world can certainly benefit from both. Now, you may be under the misguided notion that “going green” would mean extra costs for your pockets, but the good news is, there are many simple ways and hacks to reduce energy costs—and some of them would not even cost you a single peso.

So, if you are looking for a cheaper electricity bill to pay monthly for the rest of your life, incorporate these energy saving hacks into your homes today. Because whether you are living in a residential home or in a condo in Manila, Philippines, conserving energy and cutting down electricity bills are two very possible things with these five easy hacks.

1.) DETERMINE ENERGY CONSUMING ELECTRONICS

If you have truly made the commitment to conserve energy, take a gander around your house and observe which items you have that would consume the most energy. Notorious for being the hungriest energy eaters, air conditioners would top this list. But, apart from this, you would certainly have appliances that are causing you to rack up the energy bill. Determine what these are and use them sparingly.

2.) CREATE A SHADY SPOT

When you are billeted at a high-rise condominium, it would be rather impossible to have the kind of garden you want but if there is one possible thing you can do, it is to create shady spots within your unit. Potted plants would not only give your units an aesthetic touch, but they can also serve an energy-saving purpose. Line them up near your air condition so that they prevent the sun shining straight onto your air conditioning unit.

3.) RUN YOUR APPLIANCES AT NIGHT

A nifty way to save more on your electricity bill is to run your appliances at night. Electrical companies tend to charge more during the daytime as everyone is up and about and doing their activities and would relatively charge you cheaper for running your appliances at night. So, stick to a nocturnal routine when it comes to your electric appliances.

4.) LAUNDER YOUR CLOTHES WISELY

For those of you who prefer to machine wash your clothes rather than handwash them, cutting costs on your laundry would require minimal effort on your part. Simply stop using heat when you are washing your clothes whenever possible and pack the right amount of clothing into the machines and like we said above, this is best done at night so as to lower your electricity bill.

5.) HAVE AN ENERGY EFFICIENT FRIDGE

If you kept your fridge running at maximum efficiency, you would be successful in keeping your energy usage low. To accomplish this, you should set your temperature to the recommended setting of 37 degrees Fahrenheit for the fridge and 0 degrees Fahrenheit for the freezer. If you set it up any colder and you will be only wasting power.

Additionally, your fridge should not be teeming with food and should only be about three-quarters full as this would allow enough room for air to circulate. Do not pack your food up top as these will prevent hot air from escaping and would cause your unit to work overtime.

Interior Design Hacks for Hands-on Moms

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What comes into your mind when we talk about interior designs? Perhaps, some of you here might think about class and elegance. While for some, it doesn’t matter what designs for as long as it looks great. Right?  However, most people believe that a mom can create a homey feeling when she’s hands-on with the interior design of the house. They know what to include to create an appealing and livable home.

That simply means moms don’t settle for less. They hate boring and lifeless interior design for their home. Hands down to hands-on moms! But let’s admit! Not all moms have their extra time to figure out what and what not to do to achieve a desirable outcome.  As a result, not all of them appreciate their home. But fret not! Although some of you here don’t have enough time for it, you can definitely achieve the right interior design for your home whether you are living in Amaia Scapes or any other real estate properties in the Philippines.

Well, if you are one of those moms who want to take interior design to the next level, below are some things you might want to consider and apply it to your home. Of course, these things are simple yet nice to have.

DIY Pompom Rug

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A pompom rug is easy to make. You just have to follow a guide or step on how to make one. Yarns with different colors, scissors, toilet paper rolls and strings are the main materials you need. With this project, it doesn’t just save you a lot of money, you will also enjoy making it for your family.

Hanging Mirrors

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Mirrors that are typically installed on your wall can be boring, which it shouldn’t be. To make it more appealing, why don’t you hang your mirror by using of ropes instead? Well, you that the rope and the mirror are properly installed to avoid falling down.

DIY Family Hand Print Tree

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Having picture frames on your wall is nice, but it would be more appealing when you also include DIY family hand print tree in it. Make it a variety. Kids would definitely love to join you on this project. Isn’t it nice to look at when you have the hand print of your kids, yours, and your husband’s into one frame?

Decorate A Vase With Pennies

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Unless you request the maker to personally make it, you cannot find vases in stores that are decorated with real pennies. If you like to collect old coins, why don’t you use those coins to decorate a vase? The materials you basically need are the vase, glue, and your coins. This DIY project may be simple but it would definitely add beauty to your home.

DIY Tape Wall

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Aside from the wallpaper and the paint you have on your wall, you can also do a DIY tape wall. As simple as 123, you can already decorate your empty wall with tapes. How? Just simply stick the tape on the wall with the designs you want to have. Of course, you also have to make sure that it is nice and stylish to look at.

Fresh Plants 

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As a mom, you have to know that plants don’t just add beauty to your home. It is also beneficial for you and for your family’s health. Just don’t include plastic flowers, though, make it fresh to make it more appealing.

Beautify Your Shower Supplies

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Taking your show supplies to the next level would definitely be nice. Instead of having your shower supplies in their original bottles, you can transfer it to stylish ones. This will give your bathroom a more cohesive and organized one. Of course, mark your bottles with what’s what for you not be confused.

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Renovate or Relocate: Six Questions to Ask Yourself

A house is made of bricks and beams while a home is made of hopes and dreams

While this well-known maxim about homes and houses is true, the same could not be said about a home or a house that has been deteriorating over the years. And this may prompt you to look for an affordable house and lot Laguna, Philippines.

While our homes could withstand ordinary wear and tear, it would not stand erected perpetually as certain factors may contribute to its steady decline, some of these factors include how many years the house has stood and what sort of wear and tear the house has withstood over the years.

As you grow older and spend more years billeted at the same residence, you’ll notice the wear and tear. You would probably see more and more broken tiles, doors detached from their hinges, kitchen cabinets that no longer close properly, floorboards that creak. These are just some of the things you would routinely notice around your homes as it gradually ages with you.

And as the things you have slated for repair start to pile up, you are presented with a rather common dilemma of whether to renovate the old and trusty home you have known for years or buy an entirely new one and save yourself the time and effort of doing it all on your own.

Both options have their own respective advantages and disadvantages. One of them is the financial consideration when it comes to purchasing a new home while fixing up an old home does not always guarantee that you would get the best bang out of your buck.

However, the list of pros and cons are more extensive than the one given above, but before weighing your options, you should first consider asking yourself some critical questions that may potentially affect your decision making. To have a clear picture of what sort of questions you should be asking yourself, take a look at the listed items below.

Location:

Is the location you are staying in really that important to you? The neighborhood you are living in is a crucial factor in deciding whether you would renovate your home or just relocate to a brand new neighborhood. Because whether you are residing in a high-rise condo or billeted in residence in the suburb, it is all about location.

Budget:

Do you have the budget to renovate your home? Consider the type of neighborhood you are moving into, if it in the high-end price range, it might be friendlier to your pockets if you renovate your existing home.

Floor plan:

Deliberate on the renovations you are about to make, would it affect or change the existing structural elements of your home? Do take note that it would cost you, at least, fifty percent less if you left the structural elements as it is. If you are considering a renovation that would involve a significant change in the home’s structural elements, then it may be wiser to just invest in a new home.

Increase in value:

Remodeling your home may cost your exorbitantly depending on the type of accents and overhauls you introduce to your home. Consider the type of remodeling you would want to introduce and assess if it would potentially augment your home’s existing price in the market. A wise advice would be to consult a remodeling expert before you embark on aesthetic or altering projects as you may just be flushing money down the drain.

Long-term plan:

Reflect on your long-term plans before making any costly renovations on your home. Are you planning to expand your family? If you are, then maybe making improvements on your existing two-bedroom flat may not be the most practical route you can take and consider buying a new home instead.

Mortgage:

Depending on the current market conditions at the time of your purchase, buying a new home might mean a lower mortgage for you. There are also some instances where you would end up with approximately the same mortgage as you had before. To weigh your options properly, consider seeking the aid of a real estate pundit and hear their counsel so that you may be able to have the best deal you can have.

Turning Your Bathroom Into a Sanctuary? Here’s How!

 

 

A lot of you here might wonder and ask “a bathroom into a sanctuary? How’s that possible?” It is possible. The bathroom is where we make ourselves clean. However, when you convert your ordinary bathroom into your sanctuary, you don’t just feel clean but satisfied as well. In fact, this is one of the times most homeowners enjoy a relaxing moment while on their bath.

And if you think that turning your bathroom into a sanctuary would be hard enough for you to do, then think again. It doesn’t matter where you live; be it in Bonifacio Global City condo or any other condominiums, having this project is within your reach. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about having no time for it at all since it doesn’t require too much of your time. All you have to do is to treat yourself a relaxing atmosphere inside.

Don’t worry if you are one of those homeowners who don’t have any idea on what and how to start. You can apply these simple tips below to make a desirable bathroom you will definitely love. And of course, the project would only cost you less.

Bath Caddy

 

 

Having a bath caddy is helpful when you want to read a book or drink some wine while sinking yourself on the bathtub. This comes in handy especially when there is no enough space each side for you to put your things. Bath caddy has different styles, it is up to you to what style you want to have for you to use.

Scented Wax Bars

 

 

If you want to add aromatic ambiance to your bathroom, have a scented was bars inside. These bars don’t just give you a relaxing scent, but it also adds beauty to the room. Basically, you can buy it at an affordable price. But if you want to make your own, you definitely can. It is up to you on what kind of scent you want to have, but if you want to reduce stress, relieve anxiety and lift your mood, we recommend the lavender and sandalwood scent for your bathroom.

Teacup Candle

 

 

 

Yes, you definitely can choose different candles. But if you want your bathroom to be more elegant with a personal touch on it, then you might want to have the teacup candle. Of course, candles are one of the things you should not forget to include since it adds beauty and style, especially when it comes to its lighting.

Floral Arrangement

 

 

Isn’t it even more relaxing when you include a floral arrangement in your bathroom? Displaying flowers can liven up space. Of course, flowers and some other greens should be fresh. Plastics are a no-no. And don’t forget to put your flowers into a beautiful vase to make it more appealing to the eyes.

Painting

 

 

Who says paintings are only displayed in living rooms and bedrooms? You definitely can include paintings in your bathroom. We suggest that you include a watercolor painting of a beach since it brings calming vibes on it. However, if you want something different, just make sure that that particular painting can give you some relaxing feeling when you look at it.

Oyster Shell Catch-Alls

 

 

One of the things that frustrate us the most is that we don’t have something where we can put our jewelry. That is why having something that can hold your jewelry such as the oyster shell is advisable. You don’t have to worry about having it lost while having your bath. Moreover, these things don’t just hold your things, but it also adds beauty to the room.

Makeup Brush Holder

 

 

This is one of the things ladies should have. Instead of putting your makeup brushes in a drawer or a makeup bag, why don’t you display it? Well, you can definitely display it in a customized box where you can easily get and use it. Just be creative enough on how you can display it in an appealing way.

8 Things That Will Make Your Home Awesome

Isn’t it amazing if you have awesome things or appliances in your home? From smartphones and tablets you carry with you to your home’s heating and air conditioning, having awesome things at home makes our lives easier and faster. Of course, it doesn’t matter if you live in any real estate in Makati, you can still have awesome things at home.

If you have been trying to figure out what smart ways you use conveniently the things at home, then take advantage of it. This is the time where you can think creatively about how you can pull that off. Of course, you may purchase that particular thing to make it easier, or think of an alternative to achieve your desired outcome.

Well, if you are one of those people who don’t have any idea at all, then below are some things you might want to add to your list at home.

1. Add outlets to drawers to keep clutter off the table top

If you think that it is already annoying to see the clutter on top of your table, then you better hide those things inside the drawer. Of course, one way to make it more convenient is to add or install outlets inside the drawer. So whenever you want to charge your phone or tablets, you can place it inside.

2. Add a half-table to your bathroom for extra storage space

There are just times that you want to do something while you’re having our waste out. However, since there is no table where we can put the things we brought, it is difficult for us to find a place where we can put that particular thing. However, if you add a half-table to your bathroom, you will not worry about where you should put your things.

3. Build a free library for your neighbors

Building or having a free library for your neighbors is not common today. So, if you think you have this feeling to help others at least to have some knowledge about anything in this world, then why don’t you have it for free for them. Well, you can have it outside of your home.

4. Make space your fake drawers take up functional

For some cabinets or drawers, there are some fake spaces. Well, take that as an advantage and turn it into a functional space. You can add some paper towels in it. Or anything you want to have or do to make the space useful enough to you.

5. Fake drawers are also a great spot for extra outlets

Aside from putting paper towels, you can also use the fake drawers and have it as one of your extra outlets. Just be careful enough when it comes to the wires. Make sure that it is also not visible to prevent any accidents.

6. Add a shelf to a long hallway for extra storage space

If you think that you have a long boring hallway, then you better transform it into an awesome one. Well, you can install a shelf on it. This is also the time when you can maximize the spaces in your home. Instead of having a bookshelf that may eat up some spaces, you can use the hallway for it.

7. Save space with collapsible drying racks

This is one of the most convenient ways to dry your kitchen towels. You can hang it on a collapsible drying rack without any hassles at all.

8. Install dutch doors so you can watch your kids/pets without baby gates

If you are a parent, you have a concern when it comes to your kids or pets. That is why it is also advisable to install dutch doors for you to watch your kids over.

Quality Check: What Qualities You Should Look When Hiring a Cleaning Service

It is given that a clean home is a safe and healthy home. And whether you like it or not, you have to clean your home to ensure you’re living in a clean and healthy environment. But let’s just admit! Cleaning our home is one of the hassle things to do, especially when we have limited time to tidy things up. That is why, some of us here would prefer hiring a cleaning service than seeing their home in a state of mess.

Whether you are living in Amaia Pampanga or any other real estate properties in the Philippines, cleaning services are willing to extend their help wherever you live. Yes, it might be a good news for some homeowners. But it doesn’t mean that their services are good enough to clean your home properly. Of course, before you are going to decide on what cleaning service are you going to hire, make sure that you are looking for good qualities of their services.

Well, if you are one of those homeowners who are planning to hire some cleaning services, then below are some qualities you should look before you can decide to hire them.

Sophisticated tools and equipment

One of the musts-haves of a cleaning service is that they are equipped with modern tools and other cleaning equipment. Of course, without those things, cleaning their client’s home would not be a satisfying one. Moreover, not just having good tools, you also have to make sure that their cleaning equipment is not noisy for as not to disturb your neighbours. It should be well maintained to work in good condition.

Extensive experience in the field of commercial cleaning

When you hire someone in the cleaning services, it is expected that they know what to do when it comes to cleaning your home. Of course, they should know how to clean different kinds of stains or rusts found in your home. If you think that they are not good in their field of cleaning, then you might as well find other cleanings services that can deliver a clean and satisfying outcome. Moreover, you also have to know if that particular person who will clean your home has enough experience in cleaning their client’s home to ensure that they can clean your home properly.

Professional workers

Yes, they may be working in a cleaning service, but it doesn’t mean that they are not going to apply professionalism on their work. Of course, you are dealing with your clients. You also have to approach professionally your customers in a way where they will like not just the way you deliver your task but also with your personality. You don’t know; your customers might be one of your potential repeat customers shortly. You have to value them as much as you appreciate your work.

Moreover, you also have to make sure that the workers know how to respect every decision that a client would make. That means, whatever you request to them, they would deliver the things or whatever what you want without any murmurs and showing other unwanted attitudes.

Customized customer service

When it comes to cleaning, not all homes are all the same cleaning routines or patterns. Some of you here might want an extensive cleaning, and some might want a lighter cleaning. That would depend on how messy your home is. Of course, when you hire someone, you also have to expect that they know what to do in everything you want them to do. If you want them to clean a hard and stubborn stain, you also have to expect that they can make it clean with the use of their tools. Well, you just have to make sure that it is still possible for them to clean. Just be considerate of them, though.

Quality of work

There are a lot of cleaning services in the Philippines where you can choose from. Of course, before you can decide on which cleaning service you would like to hire, you also have to make sure that they have a good background. They are known to a good cleaning company.

And if you think they are not that known to be a good one, then you better think again before hiring them. You don’t want to regret hiring them later on, right?!