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Step Up Your Kitchen Appeal with Vinyl Tile Flooring

February 16, 2021 — by Richard Dawson


The kitchen is one of the most frequent and hard-working rooms in the house. It’s easy to make a mess in the kitchen, and we’ve all been there. To minimise dirt and mess you need a kitchen floor that’s durable, comfortable and easy to clean. But aesthetics can’t be overlooked, so whether you’re furnishing a new kitchen or renovating your current one, one of the most important things to look for is the right flooring solution. 

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Waterfall Bathroom Sink Taps: Create a Personal Oasis in One Step

January 28, 2021 — by Richard Dawson


Maybe you’ve never thought about it, but our days begin and end in the bathroom. Taking a shower, brushing your teeth, putting on makeup, preparing for bed… So, you could easily say that the bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. However, it’s more than functionality that matters. The way your bathroom is put together aesthetically can play a big role in setting the tone for the rest of your home. Even minor accents can help step up your bathroom style and define the look and feel you want to get in one of the most frequently used rooms in the house.

Whether you’re renovating an already existing bathroom or styling a new one, you don’t have to spend a fortune on styling it right. If chosen carefully, the bathroom sink tap can easily become the focal point of the entire space. Apart from being a functional necessity, it’s a design statement as well which has the power to embrace the overall look and feel of your bathroom space. Depending on your bathroom design and your personal preferences, you can choose from basin mixer taps to three-piece tap sets to waterfall bathroom sink taps and wall-mounted options to find what fits your bathroom style perfectly.

waterfall tap

Choose Bathroom Taps Wisely

The idea is to find a sink tap that ticks all the boxes, enhances function and style and complements the look of your bathroom. There is a wide range of styles both modern and traditional, square or curved designs, waterfall or aerated spout and more. Basin taps are frequently used on a daily basis and investing in a quality bathroom sink tap pays off in the long term. If you’re going for luxury and unique feel, choose waterfall bathroom sink taps, the latest design in the evolution of the traditional tap.

What Is a Waterfall Tap?

The waterfall faucet is the latest, most stylish solution that fits perfectly both classic and contemporary bathrooms. It’s a type of mixer tap that offers a minimalistic, yet luxurious and artistic touch to every bathroom. Waterfall sink taps are available in a variety of width and sizes and usually are controlled by one easy-to-use handle.

basin waterfall sink

Waterfall taps combine the hot and cold water via a mixer for a more controlled temperature. They use an open spout to create an elegant cascade of water rather than a controlled stream. This type of bathroom taps sees water cascade from a single, open-top spout, unlike other taps, to look like a waterfall. It can instantly add a touch of glamour and become the centrepiece of your bathroom.

They feature a spout mechanism that works to control the temperature of the water as well as the amount of flow that the tap produces. Waterfall taps have been extremely popular lately, thanks to their eye-catching design, but they are easy to install and easy to use. They can fit any bathroom and transform the appearance of the space.

When it comes to the size of spouts, always think about the depth of the basin. Consider the size of the basin and how far away from the edge of the basin are the tap holes. And if there are cabinets or shelves above your basin, make sure it won’t be difficult to lean over once you have the tap installed.

bathroom waterfall tapware

Chrome may be the go-to finish for most taps, considered the most common finish as it can blend in seamlessly with other chrome fixtures in your bathroom. Waterfall taps in chrome work beautifully with almost every décor, from traditional to minimalist approach.

Matte black waterfall taps, on the other hand, offer an effortlessly cleaner look. They are a great option to have and can create a cool and chic appearance for both classic and modern bathroom styles. A black finish takes the design up a level and can instantly make your bathroom on-trend.

Deck or Wall Mounted Taps?

Deciding between deck or wall mounted taps can have a huge impact on how your bathroom looks and feels to use. While many are accustomed to using deck mounted taps, wall mounted taps are worth considering for a few reasons. They can offer a more modern look in your bathroom and have the appearance of taking up less space, so if you’re working with a small bathroom, they might be the ideal choice.

wall mounted waterfall sink

Understand Your Water Pressure System

Knowing what water pressure system is installed in your home is the most important things when it comes to selecting your bathroom taps. The performance of your taps can depend on the water pressure system in your home and whether the taps are compatible. If you have a high-pressure water system, you’ll be able to choose from most bath and basin taps, but if you’re working with a lower pressure system, then it’s better to identify the exact water pressure and find taps that will ensure a strong flow of both warm and cold water.

Having the right water pressure is most important when it comes to tall basin mixers than any other type of basin taps. Due to their design, the water has to travel further in the basin tap, so the pressure required is a little bit higher than with other basin taps. Keep this in mind if you opt for a tall waterfall basin mixer. There are fall basin taps that work well with low pressure as well, so make sure you check the product carefully before making the purchase.

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Steps to Turning Your Cold Bathroom Into a Cozy Retreat

November 13, 2020 — by Richard Dawson


Many people perceive their bathroom solely as a space meant for maintaining their hygiene. However, that doesn’t mean that yours can’t be a cozy and relaxing spa-like retreat. With the right approach, you can create a warm and comfortable bathroom where you will feel good while performing your skin care routine and washing away the stress of a long day. Tiny changes can make a big difference in this part of your home.

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3 Steps to Choosing Vinyl Flooring and Why You’ll Love It

November 5, 2020 — by Valeriya Vimon


Vinyl flooring is one of the best flooring solutions on the market lately. Made from synthetic materials with a tough wear layer, floor vinyl options are stylish and contemporary, available in a range of fabulous looks. Vinyl for floors is an affordable and modern solution for both residential and commercial needs. But, with so many options available, it can be hard to narrow down your choices and make the right decision. The following are three easy and simple steps that can help you find the perfect vinyl flooring for your home or working environment.

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3 Steps to Achieving Classic Modern Design

October 15, 2020 — by Richard Dawson


What is Modern Classic?

We’ve all seen photos of rooms from the past so tacky, that we wonder “how in the world did someone find this beautiful and comfortable for their home?” But we’ve also seen rooms that, although from a long time ago, look like something that’s from our time, or simply out of any time. Well, one thing good design trends (or their combos) have in common is that they make spaces feel calm, clean, inviting, or simply put – pleasant.

Of course, not all combinations of styles will result in something beautiful to look at. Timelessness is not achieved easily; it’s not something intentional, and it’s definitely not simply putting different things together. Styles that linger on, for example, all produce high-quality furniture that’s built to last, with designs with clear lines and alluring simplicity, without losing beauty and comfort, leaving nothing to be desired.

Modern classic interior design does precisely that: it creates a melding of the best of two worlds. This fusion of the minimalism and simplicity of the modernist school of thought, and the beauty and impressiveness of the features of classic designer furniture, is without a doubt the style that, when looked at by people in the future, will evoke a sense of relevance and timelessness.

classic modern design for living room
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How to Achieve Classic Modern Design?

“Don’t go overboard” should become a recurring theme in your endeavour to create a modern classical home, and it’s important for all aspects of the process. Clutter is not only an enemy of your peace of mind, it’s also an enemy of timeless interior design. Bringing modern and classic designs together in your home is really simple when you have this in mind, and what’s more, though a treasure in itself, timelessness won’t doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

1. Furniture and Materials

If you wish your interior design to stay timeless, you can’t incorporate current passing trends and crazes. Classic modern design shouldn’t be overwhelming and shouldn’t feel overly busy and cluttered. Just the opposite, it’s clean and simple, and it reflects sophistication. If you can’t tell if a trend is passing or here to stay, it’s better to err on the side of caution.

In other words, incorporate furniture that’s long lasting and considered a classic. Busy, overly decorated patterns and shapes, very colourful designs, oversized furniture don’t play in favour of timelessness. Modern classic furniture should fit perfectly in your room, and it shouldn’t take over all the attention.

To achieve timeless style in your home, incorporate natural materials, such as wood, bricks and stones, as well as natural fibres, like cotton. Modern classic design is all about simplicity, sophistication and elegance, so, again, with patterns, like with everything you incorporate in your room, this’s what you should aim for. Choose classic designer furniture with patterns that can go well in this style are stripes, plaids, chickened, or anything simple and soft.

Modern classic interior design for living room
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2. Colours

Colours play a crucial role in the attempt to achieve timeless style. Neutral, pale, colours (white, off-white, beige, greys) have the ability to open up the space, visually enlarging it, while forming a perfect backdrop for your artwork, your furniture, etc. But timeless style can also incorporate other classic colours like navy-blue, dark greens or black, complemented by the naturals.

White is a common colour for modern classic design, since it can highlight the timelessness of the architectural features and mouldings of your home.

You can also add a different colour or shade, by making a statement wall, but always with muted colour palettes. If you wish to incorporate a vivid colour, that’s trendy, or you simply like at the moment, it’s best to do so with accessories and accent pieces.

modern classic furniture sofa bed and decorative cushions and chairs with patterns
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3. Accessories and Artwork

Accessories can add a lot to the timeless sense of your home. The combination of modern and classic styles gives many opportunities when it comes to the decór. Artwork, such as paintings, or statues, decorative elements like vases, cushions with geometric patterns; can all be accent pieces that will add to the uniqueness of your home. They can also give you a good opportunity for bringing in some drama to your room.

Accent pieces are also where you can add a colour that defers from the classical and modern styles. But, when it comes to adorning your home, moderation is very important, both in the number of accessories, and in the colours.

Same goes for patterns. It’s the accessories where you can play with something bolder, like big geometrical shapes, but remember that less is more, so don’t choose something too flashy and busy.

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Wallpapers: 3 Steps for Choosing the Perfect One

August 24, 2020 — by Valeriya Vimon


Wallpapers are back with a bang and this time they’re here to stay. Although wallpapers had their fair share of mockery and ridicule in the past, nowadays they look nothing like their predecessors. They’re made from different materials and there’s a huge variety of textures, colours and patterns to choose from. It’s no wonder interior designers and decorators from all around the world changed their minds and started using wallpaper designs to beautify homes.

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Make Planting a Breeze – 3 Steps to Properly Take Care of Your Plants

February 21, 2020 — by Valeriya Vimon


We all agree that rooms look better with a bit of greenery. But although we love the idea of filling our homes with lush greenery, the truth is, we often struggle to keep plants alive. When gardening indoors, there are a few steps we need to follow such as choosing the right plants, ensuring the proper light and providing them with the right amount of water. Learning how to manage all of these elements is essential for growing healthy and beautiful plants in your home.

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Step Up Your Indoor Gardening Game with Concrete Plant Pots

February 11, 2020 — by Valeriya Vimon


Container gardening allows you to plant various different plants and it is perfect for both outdoor and indoor use. Concrete plant pots are the ideal choice for this purpose due to their beauty and the range of benefits they offer. Bigger sized pots are perfect for trees, shrubs and outdoor use while smaller ones are a great choice for planting flowers and herbs providing your living area with natural beauty. Concrete pots are one of the best ways to decorate your home. Besides serving as beautiful ornaments, the plants inside them will improve the quality of the air in your home. When it comes to pots, there are plenty of options to choose from. So, if you are wondering why you should choose concrete pots over other options, here are a couple of reasons.

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Take the Tub Outside: 3 Steps to Creating an Alfresco Bathroom

January 30, 2020 — by Valeriya Vimon


If you live Down Under, then you’ve probably heard about alfresco dining or already have a dedicated space in your yard for cooking and dining under the open sky while enjoying the nice weather we are blessed with. But dining is not the only way to get in touch with nature, you can also take an alfresco soak. This experience that is usually reserved for guests of the world’s most luxurious resorts is also making its way into the backyard. So, whether you’re an exhibitionist at heart or you just want to get in touch with nature while bathing, or maybe both, here are some steps that will help you create your perfect alfresco bathroom.

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Steps to Creating a Functional & Attractive Outdoor Kitchen

November 28, 2019 — by Valeriya Vimon


Now that the weather is finally warm and pleasant, we all want to spend more of our time outside in the fresh air. And if you’re lucky enough to own a spacious garden, deck or balcony, you can literally move there for the whole summer. From a spot where you can lounge, do homework, cook and dine – with a few tweaks, an outdoor space can be everything you want it to be.

As more and more people notice the potential of outdoor spaces, alfresco kitchens are rising in popularity. And I’m not just talking about the basic set-up of a grill and a cooler. Most modern outdoor kitchens are designed to offer the same conveniences indoor ones do, and often come with a few extras. From outdoor cabinets to sinks, pizza ovens, microwaves and other state-of-the-art appliances – there’s no limit to the elements you can include as long as you have the space, budget and vision. If you already meet the first two conditions but lack vision – here are some tips on how to build an outdoor kitchen that’s functional and attractive.

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Steps to Picking the Right Bike Shed

October 9, 2019 — by Richard Dawson


Whether you’re a bicycle enthusiast or a business owner who wants to promote a healthy lifestyle and add an extra amenity to their bicycle-riding customers, a bike shed can go a long way in ensuring your bicycles, or those of your customers are stored in a safe area. There’s a wide range of bicycle sheds on the market today and as is the case when buying most things, you need to carefully consider which type will best suit your needs. With that said, here are the steps to take to choose the ideal bicycle shed for your space.