Decorative Wall Cladding

October 26, 2009  //  Posted by: House Xpert  //  Category: Home Decor, Home Improvement, Walls and Ceilings

Wall Decor, Home Decor, Home Improvement, Decor Wall Cladding,Decorative wall cladding is done on the interior and exterior of buildings so as to enhance their authentic value. It can be done on existing walls to make them better or on undecorated walls. Some of the materials needed in making beautiful wall cladding include chrome coving fittings, color strips, H-trim fittings and end cap pieces.

The process of wall cladding is done by placing the cladding sheets together and then fastening to the wall using screws. These fasteners will usually be hidden by the cladding. Nails can be used but only on wooden surfaces. The wall cladding can also be used on the ceilings or sometimes on the doors.

Some of the benefits of decorative wall cladding include: being water and rot proof, easy and cheap to install, requires no grouting, can be installed on a variety of surfaces, they are very hygienic and give a beautiful smooth finish.

Curved staircases

October 20, 2009  //  Posted by: House Xpert  //  Category: Home Design, Stairs

Curved Stairs, Home Improvement,Many homes today have curved staircases for several reasons: one is lack of space and the other is for decoration. The kind of stairs you choose for your house will hugely impact on the design of your house.

The curved staircases, apart from convenience are used to add onto the interior decoration due to their aesthetic design. The houses with this kind of staircases look amazing thanks to the variations incorporated while constructing them. Many people term the curved staircases as a luxury due to their expensive nature. This is , however, not the case. Having curved staircases installed in your house is cheap.

If you want to add character to the home property this is the kind of staircases you need. The curves in the staircases expanded into spirals that go all the way round in a vertical line are perfect for large homes. Give your home that exquisite look using curved staircases.

Accessorizing home lobby designs

October 14, 2009  //  Posted by: House Xpert  //  Category: Home Design, Home Styling

Home Decor, Home Improvement, Home Design, Home LobbyLobbies are basically waiting areas that are normally found in offices or hotels, your home can, however, have a lobby in it as well. The best thing about a home lobby is that there is no limitation to the designs and decorations you can incorporate. A home lobby can be designed in whichever way one wants and one way to do that is to accessorize it using the best means you know how. For starters you need to create a comfortable and outstanding ambience by virtue of the items and lightings you use.

Since the home lobby is usually small, the endeavor to add some design may be difficult. If you are creative enough you can do much with the space available. Some beautiful flower vases and picture mountings are a good idea. Whichever accessories you choose to use for your lobby ensure that you do not ruin the interior décor.

Applying ceiling plaster

October 07, 2009  //  Posted by: House Xpert  //  Category: Construction queries, Walls and Ceilings

Ceiling Plaster, Home Improvement, Home Care,Home Decor, Home CareFurnishing your ceiling by applying ceiling plaster is a good way of making an old ceiling look as good as new. Applying ceiling plaster is better done by a professional as it is an art that is easy to do but difficult to perfect.

The process starts by stripping away any damaged plaster as well as pulling out the nails. You will need goggles and protective clothing. To prevent dust from spreading around, seal all spaces on the doors. The process may be strenuous but the end result will be fantastic.

Using plaster on your ceiling will improve its strength. Many people apply plaster on their ceilings as a finishing touch to their homes’ interior decor. A plastered ceiling does not have to be boring there are decorative finishing touches that can be added to it to make it look gorgeous. Before you plaster your ceiling, check with an expert for advice.

Lighting Tips to Finish a Basement

October 01, 2009  //  Posted by: House Xpert  //  Category: Basements, Lights On !

Basement Lighting, Home Improvement, Home CareThe first step will entail maximizing as much natural light as you can, if your basement is above the ground that is. With this step taken, several other options exist including surface mounted and directional lights. One may also install occupancy sensors for the reflection of light already being produced by other sources.

With ceiling space, incandescent recession light fittings may be worth installing, giving your basement a look of brightness and a good working space. The space can be given a more finished look by installation of bright track lights and the beauty may be topped off with surface mounted lights affording the basement a welcoming mood and a brilliance that is quite inviting.

For safety and a more open environment, one may employ recessed lighting in the basement, giving it as small a risk factor as possible. A dynamic effect will be got from narrow beam lighting fixtures.