Which Windows Are Right For Your House
There are lots of things to consider when deciding which types of window to install in your house. Windows can make or break the aesthetic appeal of your home, so having the right ones is crucial to bringing out the best exterior features of your house.
Not only do windows play an important role in the look of your home, they also need to serve their main functions well: letting in light and providing insulation. In addition your windows should be appropriate to the particular rooms of the house they are located in, taking care to ensure the size and type used maintains the privacy of your home. Each window type comes with its own advantages and disadvantages, which are explored below.
A popular type of window used in many homes is the sliding window. Also known as the ‘sash’ window, this type features an opening mechanism of one or more panels moving up and down, or left and right away from the other panels. As the window does not need to move out away from the house, sliding windows can prove practical where the exterior of the window is obscured. In addition it makes cleaning the whole window possible from the inside of the house.
The panels of sliding windows can be made large to let in lots of light, however for more private areas of the house this type of window may prove invasive, particularly where two large, clear panels are used. In some cases, particularly where the structure of the windows becomes worn, this type of window can cause the panels to rattle against each other in windy conditions.
Casement windows are a common alternative type of window, again popular in many homes. Unlike the sliding window these types are fitted with hinges, which allow the windows to open inward, or out away from the house using handles. These windows are usually smaller than sliding window panels, so may not let in as much light. However the strengths of the smaller panels typical to these windows come in making them appear less invasive, maintaining the privacy of the home.
Although not as liable to rattling in the wind as sliding windows, casement window types need to be fitted with durable hinges to ensure they can handle windy conditions. Another point of note is that due to the hinge mechanism of outward opening casement windows, it is difficult to clean the outside facing panels from inside the home. This could prove a problem when cleaning windows on the upper floor of your house.
As mentioned earlier, providing insulation is a key job of windows, so making sure you install windows with double-glazing is essential to keep your house warm and cut down on energy costs. Of course windows with double or even triple glazing are more expensive than their single-glazed counterparts, so the cost of these should be weighed up with the potential saving in energy costs, and they heating benefit they provide.
Material is another important factor when ensuring you have the right windows for your house, particularly when it comes to the type of glass you have installed. Whilst clear glass panels are great for maximising the amount of natural light that comes into a room, obviously more private areas of the house such as the bathroom would benefit from frosted glass.
With regards to how your windows look, picking a style is completely down to personal preference. However it is important to be mindful of the practical advantages and disadvantages that come with each type, along with the purpose they need to fulfill in your home.
Ideas On How To Turn Your Bedroom Into The Best Spot In The House
After a hard day of work it is time to relax and spend quality time at home. But the days when your couch was the sacred place in the house will soon be gone. Say goodbye to arm chairs and bean bags, because the new star of your house is your own bed. With our seven really easy tips you can turn your sleeping space into a hideaway you will not want to leave.
Light Can Create A Better Atmosphere
Diverse levels of light in your bedroom are important. Natural lighting is the perfect option, but if natural light isn’t adequate, try improving and working on the way your room is lit without exaggeration. Lights for reading are a great solution and can be key if you get lucky enough, because they can set your room into a special mood for those times as well. When it is time to go to bed, make sure your bedroom is darkened (use thick, dim curtains to blind out streetlamps).
Items That Put You In A Happy Mood
Your bedroom should not to be cluttered, but you also want to look around your room and be relaxed and maybe even a little sentimental. If there’s something decorative that you love, just show it. Make your bedroom a comforting place, by filling it with items that make you happy – flowers, pictures, books whatever that means to you.
Less Is More
Less stuff, less of chaos. Even if that implies just having a bed and a small bedside table and nothing else. There is no point in feeling claustrophobic, so having less items in the bedroom will create more room and hey, who doesn’t like more room?
The Closet Has To Be Flawless For The Bedroom To Follow
As tempting as it is to leave your clothes on the floor, simply put them away. Seriously, it doesn’t even take ten seconds. If your closet is well-ordered and tidy then it will make everything so much easier. So even if the rest of the living space is a disaster, you know where you can go to have a tidy and nice room that will make you happy.
A fresh coat of paint can change the look of a room entirely. Even walls that look white can be “cream, bone, white, off white, ivory and beige”. A new lick of paint gives your bedroom new life, and it can be any colour really. I once had green bedroom walls.
Let Your Bed Become The Centre Of Your Universe
Think of the universe as your room. The room where every kind of fun goes down should be held in high regard. Mattresses for instance should be treated like sexy Italians, you don’t want them to feel left out – as relaxing as Italians can be, they can have a hot temper if not given sufficient attention!
Hotel Room Rule
Shift your bed, table and decorations around. It’s enjoyable to plan and change it up every now and then and makes your room feel different and fresh, just like a hotel room. Plus, there’s only so much you can take of staring at a particular wall or portion of the ceiling. Some of the other parts of your bedroom can be as equally as exhilarating and if you’re selling yourself short if you don’t experience them once in your life.
Home Lighting Ideas To Complement Your Home
Few interior design elements are as effective and powerful as light. Lighting not only naturally attracts the eye but influences a person’s mood as well. Home lighting can add dramatic flair or a soft, romantic glow to an otherwise ordinary space. The right lighting enhances the functionality of a home too. More than just a practical source of illumination, lighting fixtures offer opportunities to establish a distinctive style in the home.
Employing the Tools of the Lighting Trade
Layering a room with a variety of light sources, including natural light, task lighting, indirect light and ambient light, adds depth and dimension to a room. The first step in deciding which lighting fixtures to include is to establish the tasks and activities that will be performed in the room. Safety and functionality is always the first priority. Additional lighting fixtures are then chosen to create a specific
Mood And Atmosphere Within The Space.
Providing clutter-free illumination to functional spaces like kitchens and bathrooms, fixtures like recessed lights, track lighting and under-cabinet lights are great for task lighting. In living areas like bedrooms and living rooms, table and floor lamps provide task lighting and decoration as well. Indirect lighting is achieved by using fixtures to bounce light off walls or objects. Ambient light is created by using furnishings and accessories with reflective surfaces such as glass, metallic finishes and glossy paint.
Adding Style And Sophistication With Wall Sconces
Bathing a wall in light helps define the space and lends importance to the room’s overall design. Because wall sconces are as decorative as they are functional, they’re one of the best ways to use lighting to complement home décor. Scones are available in every decorative style, from historical designs to chic modern fixtures. They’re one of the easiest ways to add a layer of sophistication to a room’s design.
Using Recessed Fixtures to Create Lighting Effects
Recessed lights give home decorators the opportunity to add illumination that doesn’t take up any visual space. They’re ideal for homes decorated in a minimal modern style but can add ambience to traditional décor as well. For a contemporary room, recessed lamps directed straight down create dramatic pools of light that add visual interest to an otherwise bare space. In a traditionally styled room, recessed lights can be used to draw attention to a room’s focal points, such as a fireplace, painting or specimen plant.
Creating Focal Points
Whether hanging from a ceiling or placed on a table or shelf, some lighting fixtures can serve as both a source of illumination and as a unique piece of art. A distinctive lighting fixture makes a strong design statement that can set the tone for the decorative style of the entire room. From a boxy pendant lighting fixture in the Arts and Crafts style to a table lamp crafted to look like a natural piece of coral, lighting fixtures can be the decorative stars of the show.
To enhance an existing design scheme, decorators can choose lighting fixture with repeating shapes, materials or finishes. Repeated designs serve as unifying elements, adding a feeling of cohesion and harmony to the room’s design. Whether it’s an ornate chandelier serving as a central focal point or track lights illuminating the contents of a bookcase, nothing quite matches lighting for versatile style and functionality.
The Tricks Of The Light You Can Use To Your Advantage When Designing Your Room
Hanging lamps are a good option when they are in the middle of the room, because they distribute light evenly across a large portion of the room. Do not try to dim the middle light in order to highlight other lights. What you should do is consider your hanging light in the middle your “control” light. In other words, if you are trying to highlight a portion of your room, then you need to get the light to be almost as bright as the central hanging light.
To achieve a more harmonious environment in your living room there are a few things you should consider. We all know the effect of light is very important in any space and also has a great influence on the aesthetics of your space. Remember that in the lounge, the main light should be fairly strong but faded, the use of light bulbs in darker areas is very effective but do not abuse it too much as it may have an effect which seems to cool the place. Even worse, if your lounge/living room is too brightly lit, it may start to take on a cold and sterile feel.
A lot of modern Designer Interiors will have lamps that are on the wall, tables and on the floor. This is because the mixture of light source locations are great at creating environmental effects, that will help you give more prominence to the point of interest that you want to highlight. There are smaller floor lamps that you can place around your fireplace for example to make it more prominent, or there are tall floor lamps that highlight the ceiling. Floor lamps that generate light toward the ceiling will visually expand the room. This is because areas that are darker than the rest of the room it will seem closer. It is a mixture of human nature and common sense. For example if there is a corner in the room at the ceiling, that is dark and you cannot see the point where the two walls and ceiling meet (the corner). Doesn’t it stand to reason that if you cannot see that point, that your brain will assume it is closer. If our brains assumed that everything was farther away in the dark, then we would walk into walls every time we turn out the light.
If you have a little living room, then the proportions and spacing of light can affect the room with even more impact. You can choose wall fixtures that will create a feeling of more space and warm light. Creating more space in a smaller room may take a little bit of a trial and error approach, but try to keep in mind a general rule that if the middle of the room is the lightest point, then it draws in the walls. Obviously, do not take this the wrong way and start dimming the larger light in the middle of the room. Just remember that a bright spot on a wall or in a corner can open up the whole room if it is done correctly.
This article covers a few tricks of the light that you can use when creating your Designer Interiors. It also explains a few reasons why we feel that light makes a room seem bigger.
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