When you are designing your house, one of the most important decisions that you can make is whether or not to have fitted wardrobes designed just for your home. This is something that many people will put into the master bedroom, however it can also be a very important addition to every other bedroom in your home. If you are currently in London, and you are thinking about finding someone that can help you with this type of project, here are some ideas on how to locate the best companies that produce fitted wardrobes in London.
What Exactly Is A Fitted Wardrobe
A fitted wardrobe is exactly what it would seem to be. It is a wardrobe that is exactly crafted to conform to the amount of space that you have in your bedrooms to maximize your space. You can find craftsman that are able to create these to your specifications. They will come out to your home, take measurements, and then begin to work on one that is going to be absolutely unique. There are companies that actually produce fitted wardrobes for individuals all throughout London. You can find reviews for these different companies, and you will soon be able to choose one of the best ones to help you out.
Why Do People Use Fitted Wardrobes?
There are several advantages to having these wardrobes installed. First of all, as mentioned before, they are designed to fit perfectly in each and every bedroom that you have. You can request certain features such as asking for doors that slide or open outward. There could also be shelves that are installed exactly as you request. By doing so, you will also get to maximize the space that is in your wardrobe. You can also have lighting installed inside so that you will be able to see everything as you are getting dressed in the morning. They will only use enough materials to complete the project, giving you a clean and contemporary style that will definitely stand out from any of the other wardrobes that you have ever had or seen.
How Do You Find Companies To Make Them?
In order to find businesses that make these, you are going to have to spend a little bit of time researching the different companies that offer this service. You will often find review sites where people have actually either used these companies before, or you will find websites where customers have left their testimonials for people to read. Either way, you can get a little bit of inside information on these different companies by discovering how they have helped others. Based upon their past performance, you can make a choice as to which one you want to use. It is highly recommended that you consider getting quotes from several different companies that have exceptional ratings. By doing so, you can simply choose the one that offers the lowest price and you will know that they will do exceptional work on your fitted wardrobe.
How Long Does It Take To Create One?
The speed at which you are able to get one will depend upon the size of the company that you are using, and how elaborate your wardrobe is going to be. It also depends on the size of the wardrobe, and also how many you are having them design. For example, it will probably take them a week to create one to your specifications for your master bedroom, and they may need an additional week or two for the other bedrooms in your house. If it is one of the more popular companies, it might be even longer because they will likely have a waiting list of people that would like to take advantage of their exceptional services and prices.
Is This Always A Good Idea?
One question that many people will ask when they are looking at the price for a fitted wardrobe is if this is actually a good idea. They could save a lot of money by getting a standard wardrobe installed, but there are so many features that you will be missing. The question that you have to ask yourself is if you would like to have a wardrobe that is larger and more convenient to use. If that is the case, then you should contact one of these London based companies that can create a fitted wardrobe for you.
What Features Should You Have In Your Wardrobe?
There are three or four distinct features that should be included with your fitted wardrobe. First of all, you need to have shelves and drawers. This will allow you to place your shoes and other items out of your walking area, allowing you to access them without any problems. Second, you should have adequate lighting installed so that when you walk in, you are able to see everything. Third, if it is large enough, you should consider having two areas where you can hang your clothes plus an open walking space where you can go in between them. Finally, if this is going to be a much more narrow fitted wardrobe, one that will not allow you to walk in, the doors should open outward. This will give you the ability to see everything that is inside, something that is simply not possible when you are working with a standard wardrobe where the doors slide one way or the other.
If you can afford to do so, it is always a good idea to find a company in London that can do fitted wardrobes for you. This will make getting ready in the morning so much more pleasant, and when you are putting your clothes away, you won’t have to be hassled with cramped dark spaces where you are going to place your clothes at the end of the day. The more room that you have, and the more light that is in that area, the easier it will be to see exactly what it is that you want to wear. Start getting quotes from different companies that offer to build fitted wardrobes in London, and you will certainly find one that will be able to create one or more of them for you.
Baskets are an easy, inexpensive way to add some eye appeal to any room of your home including the bathroom! More expensive is custom made furniture, but on another hand, it offers much neater space.
I recently redecorated my bathroom and re-organized and cleaned up some of the clutter by putting things in baskets. This simple idea changed the whole look of my bathroom.
I purchased my baskets very inexpensively at a local discount store and a thrift store, looking for ones of different sizes and shapes. The ones from the thrift store cost about a pound, and the others, including a large one, were less than £10. The variety of sizes allows you more flexibility when placing them around the bathroom.
After I had rearranged my bedroom, I ended up with a pretty floral iron shelf rack that I didn’t have room for anymore. It fit perfectly in the bathroom in between the towel rack and the shower. Instead of just piling stuff on top if it, I arranged some of my baskets on it with things we reach for often.
The top shelf contains a medium-sized basket with rolled-up washcloths standing up in it. A small basket next to it contains my foot scrub and lotion and cuticle cream.
The second shelf has folded towels stacked on one side and a basket next to it with several kinds of lotions.
The bottom shelf has a large basket with several rolls of toilet paper (in easy reach).
If you have room, a large basket on the floor is a great place to store all of your bathroom reading material.
I also placed a small basket with my razor and shaving cream on the edge of the bathtub.
I have also seen shelves that are lined with small baskets for cosmetics, cotton balls, cotton swabs, etc.
You can even place potted plants in baskets.
I wanted to liven up my baskets just a little more, so I looked for some sort of linens to line them. At a flea market, I found a set of five antique linen napkins with crocheted edging for £5. I now have five matching basket liners!
These baskets really clean up the clutter and can give your bathroom a neater, more organised look. It’s also easier to keep clean when everything has its place.
Next step was to get custom built wardrobe. As I am living in London where is not an issue to find right provider at an affordable price. I had a home consultation with four companies and got a free estimate. I have chosen a semi-expensive fitted cabinet from the floor up to the ceiling in gorgeous white colour with mirror doors.
Hope this article provides the answers to your questions.
The living area or great room serves many functions including family togetherness, entertaining, TV watching, reading, or relaxing. The colour scheme and the decor scheme set moods for all these diverse activities. The first step in decorating your living area is to determine the mood you want your living area to convey.
Choose a focal point for your living area to convey the mood you want to achieve. This could be an intimate fireplace for a warm and cosy feel. It could be the TV if that is the main function of the living area. The focal point can be the sitting area itself for entertaining or conversation. Use an area rug to establish the sitting area as a focal point.
The colour is a very important factor. After the proper focal point is established, furniture arrangement becomes, simply placing your furniture to feature the chosen focal point. You can even choose fitted wardrobes for your living room if you are not on a budget.
Choose from warm and enlivening colour schemes or cool and relaxing colour schemes to set a mood. An easy way to create a colour scheme is to choose a fabric, print or wallpaper with colours that create the mood you want for your room. Use the same colours in the same proportions, and you will have a perfect colour scheme for your room. Try to use each colour at least three times in the room.
New looks can be given to the living area in many ways. Walls or window treatments can be changed. Blinds can replace heavy draperies for an open, airy feel. Conversely, draperies can be used to add a formal look.
Take a look at the furnishings in your living area. The arrangement should foster conversation. This can be accomplished by placing close groupings. If TV watching occurs in your living area, you will want to be sure the TV is visible from most sitting areas.
Slipcovers can spruce up or protect furniture easily and quickly. A new piece of furniture or a whole new room of furniture can be added.
Sometimes we can get stuck in a rut thinking that we have accomplished our decorating goals because we were satisfied with the look at some point; I have since learned that there is no end point to decorating your home (even when your goals have been satisfied) and that it is an on-going process that requires constant assessing. Sometimes clutter will take over an area without our notice. Sometimes our interests change and what once looked good to us no longer does. We let things go and areas in our home become too dusty to be able to see any beauty whatsoever. Sometimes things get broken. These are reasons we need to constantly assess our décor.
Recently, I had been craving a new look in my home yet didnt want to change the theme or spend a lot of money. I decided to try and clear clutter and move items around to see if that would give me the change I wanted, and, to my surprise, it did wonders and it can work for you too.
First, choose a small area of your home that is lacking beauty, cluttered or otherwise needs a lift. This area could be a tabletop, shelf, drawer, space on the floor or any area that is bothering you. You may have a lot of these areas as I did; if so, dont try to take them on all at once, just do one little area at a time, and it will make a difference. Upon completion of each small area, you’ll gain confidence, inspiration and motivation for completing another small area and you’ll be spurred on to finish in no time while enjoying the process.
Once you have the area chosen, clear everything away from it. Take a look at the items you have cleared from the area and be sure you really love them, or they are useful to you. Anything that you dont love or use is clutter and you should get rid of it right away. Pack these items into a box to give to a charity, friend or relative. If there are any broken items, throw them away. If there are items that belong elsewhere, put them away where they belong.
Wipe the surface of the area and the items you are keeping in the area with a damp rag, or clean otherwise.
Now comes the fun part. Begin experimenting with a new arrangement for this area by placing the original items, and/or other items from your home into new spots; keep experimenting until you get a pleasing look.
Here are some additional tips:
~ Add a colourful doily or table runner before replacing the items.
~ If you have created new space by clearing clutter, consider adding a basket of potpourri, a pretty scented candle or vase of fresh flowers. These items can usually fit in with any type of décor and add scent and colour.
~ If the area you are working on is a piece of furniture, consider painting, staining or re-surfacing it. I have three ugly pressed wood end tables that I am currently giving new paint treatments too. To do this, I have lightly sanded the surface, so the paint will stick, then painted different acrylic colours that coordinate with my decorating theme into each section. This alone is such a huge improvement from the ugly dark pressed wood, but I’m also going to paint a freehand lighthouse into one of the bigger sections. Another idea to consider is to cut wallpaper or contact paper to fit into sections of furniture or to cover completely. If you have fitted wardrobes, you might consider replacing the doors; you can read more about the custom made furniture here.
~ Dont forget your walls. You probably dont want or need to take everything off of your walls, but you certainly can consider rearranging pictures or wall art, or, adding new ones. Maybe your walls could use a wash also; nows the time to consider it.
~ If there are items you need to store, like remote controls, pens and pencils, a notepad, etc., find a pretty container to contain them in, such as a basket, or a hat box.
~ If a holiday is coming up, consider placing a few of your holiday decorations into the area.
~ Maybe rearranging your furniture will give you the change you need. You can also consider slip-covering your sofa or chairs for a new look.
If you feel the need for a change in your décor, but lack the money and/or motivation for a new theme, I urge you to try clearing clutter and rearranging your décor for a fresh new look; I promise it will be well worth the effort.
Decorating your home can be expensive, but it doesnt have to be. Recycled items utilised in your home decor can save a tonne of money, not to mention landfill space. Use items you already have or shop for used items at thrift stores or yard sales.
You might be thinking that recycled items are flawed and you wouldnt want to use them in your décor, but there are ways to hide flaws and sometimes even turn an item into a work of art! Here are some ideas
~ Paint can do wonders for décor objects; it can transform a hideous item into a beautiful one. Shop at thrift stores or look around your home for wood, terracotta or other décor elements such as boxes, containers, photo frames, planters, plaques, small wooden furniture such as a bookshelf or chair and other items, then paint them to go with your décor. You can sponge paint, use stamps or freehand designs.
To sponge paint, using acrylic paint, paint the item a complimentary colour to your décor and squirt a puddle of paint about the size of a half dollar onto newspaper. Dip part of a sponge into the paint then dab the sponge on the newspaper to take off the excess paint. Then begin dabbing the sponge onto the item. Continue until you are pleased with the results. You can sponge dark colours onto light colours and light colours onto dark colours, both with great results. This is a great method for things that may have chips, cracks or dents in it as the resulting pattern can hide flaws.
Foam stamps can be found in the craft department of any retail store or a craft store and there is a great selection so you should have no problem finding a stamp that goes with your decor. To use stamps, paint the item a solid acrylic colour that is complimentary to you decor. When dry, paint a different complimentary colour onto your chosen stamps surface. Stamp newspaper to take off excess paint then press the stamp evenly onto the item in the desired position. You can continue stamping for a patterned affect or simply use one stamp as a focal point.
~ For less expensive silk floral arrangements, check your local thrift store for supplies. I always see an abundance of silk flowers, greenery and baskets for a fraction of what it would cost new. If they are a little dusty, clean them off with a damp cloth. Look for flower colours and basket styles that will compliment your décor. I have even seen blocks of floral foam that can be put inside the basket to poke the flower stems into. If you wish, spray paint the basket a new colour that will compliment your décor. Vases can also be found very inexpensive for posy displays.
~ If you have a welcome rug or other rugs that have weathered or otherwise lost its colour, you can paint over the original design with acrylic paints for a fresh new look. You can also look for weathered rugs at thrift stores and yard sales. Clean the rug first by either washing it in the washer or hand scrubbing it and hang drying. When it is completely dry, simply paint over the original design in desired colours.
~ Use colourful scarves or hankies as you would doilies on tables. If you dont have any, they can also be found very inexpensively at thrift stores and yard sales.
~ For a magazine holder, cut the top off of a cereal box diagonally. Decorate the resulting magazine holder with paint and attach lace to the rim using hot glue.
~ To make an inexpensive but charming planter, poke holes for drainage in a cleaned coffee can. Spray paint it desired colour and add stamped or freehand designs. When dry, add soil and plant (should be a rather large plant if you are using a large coffee can).
~ Save any type of glass jar and use for flower arrangements. Add a few painted flowers or other design if you want to fancy them up. You can also use these as candle holders.
~ Sliding doors replacement, if you have a fitted wardrobe in your bedroom or anywhere in the house, you may refresh the look by replacing the door.
I hope these ideas give you some inspiration to use recycled items in your home as decor. If youd like more ideas, take a trip to your local thrift store and try to imagine the possibilities of items you see; youll be doing yourself a favour by saving money and landfill space.
Normally by late autumn to early winter I’m not thinking much about gardening. The flower beds are put to rest and I start thinking about the holidays and holiday decorating. This year, however, I am going to add a little color to my front porch and try my hand at winter container gardening.
First you need to choose a container. Rustic wooden boxes, half barrels, oil drums, and ceramic or clay pots make great gardening containers. Depending on the extremity of your winter weather, keep in mind that some ceramic and clay pots may crack in the cold. Concrete and stone containers are the most weatherproof.
Next choose some plants that look good together. Winter pansies, trailing ivy, small evergreens, herbs, ornamental cabbages, flowering kale, primroses, dwarf deciduous hollies, and variegated yucca are all attractive winter plants that work well together. Try to pick some short, some tall, and maybe a trailing ivy for variation.
To prepare the container place some broken clay pot pieces in the bottom to allow for drainage. Add a layer of potting soil, arrange the plants, and then add more potting soil to about 1 inch from the top. When arranging the plants, place the trailing plants (e.g. ivy) around the outside edges of the container.
You can accentuate your living plants with evergreen branches leftover from Christmas decorating or other ornamental branches like spruce, cedar pine, or red-twig dogwoods. Pinecones also add some variety to your plant arrangement.
Water your winter container garden approximately once per week. It is not necessary to fertilize your plants in the winter weather. The potting soil will contain enough nutrients to get them through the winter.
In the spring you will probably want to remove the evergreens and plant them either in a larger container or in your yard. The primroses and pansies can be removed to make room for spring flowers, and the ivy and holly will remain green throughout the year and can be used to accentuate flowers during other seasons.
Try your hand at a winter container garden this year and add some color to the dark cold days ahead. Winter doesn’t have to be dull and colorless!
If you are looking to buy new furniture, then consider bespoke furniture. There are many benefits that this type of furniture has to offer. If you want to learn about the main benefits, then continue to read the rest of this article.
The main benefit of bespoke furniture is you can create it exactly how you want it created. When it comes to customization, bespoke furniture lets you get the design you want, which means you can get furniture that meets your needs. For example, you can customize the furniture’s style, appearance and size.
Another benefit is bespoke furniture can save you a lot of space because you can have the furniture made to the measurements you desire. If you have a specific place where you want a piece of furniture, but traditional furniture will likely not fit in the space, then get bespoke furniture. It can be made to fit perfectly in any space, which means it won’t standout or look weird or anything of that nature. If you want to get furniture that looks perfect anywhere within your home, then do yourself a favor and get bespoke furniture.
The third benefit of this type of furniture is the maintenance involved with them. You will not have to do much to maintain the furniture or dust that gathers in gaps between walls and furniture because bespoke furniture will not create gaps when it is made to fit the space it is going in. If you want low maintenance furniture, then look no further than bespoke furniture.
Those are the key benefits that bespoke furniture offers. If you want to experience firsthand those benefits, as well as the many other ones, then order bespoke furniture today. Just make sure the company you go through is reputable and can produce bespoke furniture that is of high quality.
If you have spent multiple years in your current home, then the time has probably come that your eyes are tired of seeing the same decor and furniture over and over. In fact, your body might even be tired of sitting or laying on or in the same furniture day in and day out. The time might have come to get rid of nearly all of it in favor of new pieces. Even if your current furniture is still in great shape, you can sell it through a consignment store or donate it.
Getting custom made furniture means you can have someone create and design pieces that fit your body well, fit your budget, and fit your desired style and decor. If your current furniture has never quite fit into a pattern or layout that you like, then you can have custom made furniture created that lets you finally assemble a room in just the specific way that you want it, where everyone can be seated comfortably, have surfaces around them for remote controls, food, beverage, and phones, and yet still leave enough leg room for people to spread out and relax while also there being enough space for people to move around safely around the room.
Custom made furniture might sound like it is expensive, and to be honest, some suppliers and makers of it do charge premium prices. However, they also probably provide premium materials and options. Check around your community a little. It does not take long to find someone that works on furniture and restores it, and they can likely do some custom work for you for very comparable rates to furniture at retail stores, which often has massive shipping and transportation costs associated with its price tag.
There are many decisions that need to be made when you are choosing furniture for the bedroom. Most of us will first consider the bed or perhaps the night stands, but those are only the beginning of the options that need to be thought out carefully. Along with the typical furniture, we need to decide where we are going to keep our clothes. Fitted wardrobes are a choice you should not overlook.
A fitted wardrobe is something that is specifically made for the room where it is installed. It is similar to any wardrobe, in that it has the space needed to hold your clothing. The real difference is that you don’t have the wasted space behind and to the sides of a regular wardrobe. There are also other benefits to be considered as well.
One benefit is that the wardrobe can be built according to the decor of the room. It can sometimes be difficult to find something that works well with the rest of the furniture, especially if you are buying it after the fact. Having a fitted wardrobe built into the room allows for a perfect match every time.
Something else you have with a built-in custom unit are the options that would not typically be available on a typical unit. These could include special lighting or built in drawers that are just what you need for your clothing. It allows you to put everything away without having to worry about fitting things into areas where they don’t belong.
If you are interested in choosing a wardrobe for your bedroom, make sure it is a unit that is built to your specifications. In doing so, you are making your room a lot more organized and user friendly. That is something all of us can appreciate.