Decorating my home

  1. Coffee stains are the most common so we’ll just start with these!

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from clothing: you will need to water the stain immediately and use some detergent on it as well. A white cloth will come of good use to extract the stain.

from mugs: with baking soda!

from carpets: with liquid dish soap!

Source and details:

How to Get Coffee Stains Out of Absolutely Everything

2. Grease: it’s easy to take it out from clothing just by using dish soap before washing, or by rubbing baking soda on it if we’re talking about the couch. Just vacuum and easily clean it without rubbing intensively after.

3. Paint. We have an entire guide here:

Get Paint Out of Clothes and More

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4. Crayons and lipstick:  Apply liquid dish soap and work into the stained area. Let stand a few minutes, rub fabric under warm water to remove the stain. Machine wash using the heavy soil setting and the hottest water the fabric will allow with OxiClean or Clorox 2. Source: Crayola

 

 

5. Blood stains. You should use hydrogen peroxide, but it depends on if the stain is recent/ wet or already dry.

Remove Blood Stains From Clothes, Carpet, Furniture and More

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Weather changes can affect your home. You can prepare ahead for the cold season.

Make sure you:

  1. Clean the vent hood
  2. Refresh the window boxes
  3. Service smoke alarms
  4. Wash away pollen
  5. Drain the water heater
  6. Fertilize your lawn
  7. Check the exterior lights
  8. Drain and store hoses
  9. Move cold-sensitive items inside
  10. Dust heating vents
  11. Upgrade your thermostat
  12. Extend downspouts

More details and insights on these jobs on the article on ThisOldHouse:

14 Fast Fall Fixes

And if you want to move to the interior, you should make sure you check these 5 boxes first:

1. Perform a pantry audit.

2. Test and clean your smoke detectors.

3. Flip your mattress.

4. Shampoo your carpet.

5. Vacuum all upholstered surfaces.

Source: Good Housekeeping

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If you’re living in London, chances are you have a small kitchen! And if you’ve been living in London for some time now, chances are you are sick and tired of lacking space and not having enough furniture in your kitchen.

But, because Elle Decor really thinks that ‘Even tiny kitchens can have serious style.’ they made an image gallery with small sources of inspiration for you! Ideas to round-up your tiny kitchen with style!

 

 

50+ INSPIRING SMALL KITCHENS YOU’LL ABSOLUTELY FALL IN LOVE WITH

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We actually love the old-style ones! But the modern alternatives are great for apartments, too!

 

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2018 is all about ceilings! Aim high for your property and choose something impressive to look at!

We found some ‘over the top’ statement ceilings on Vogue:

Aim High: Statement Ceilings Are 2018’s Most Romantic and Dramatic Decor Trend

And we found out the inspiration for these new trends in 2018:

Most Beautiful Church Ceilings

Gaze up at even more beautiful church ceilings here: http://archdg.co/MCP8Pep

Posted by Architectural Digest on Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Now… how would your statement ceiling look like? What source of inspiration would you choose?

Nature?… Maybe a forest-like ceiling would look great in your home. The sky is the limit!

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Foldable furniture seems like a great idea for anybody in need of more interior space! Others consider it a design theme and choose it for their homes!

Here’s how it works!

Furniture That Expands And Compacts

This designer makes furniture that you can put away. 🛋

Posted by HOME INSIDER on Wednesday, 25 July 2018

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Are you looking to improve the value of your property before selling? Most likely you are thinking about one (or more) of the following:

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-> interior redecoration

-> installing a fitted kitchen

-> floors replacement

-> a new bathroom

-> redesigning the garden

-> new double glazed windows

Or, at least, these are some of the changes you should be thinking about when creating your budget.

But did you ever think about deciding on what to improve by calculating exactly how much extra money they will bring?!

For example, the new flooring throughout might cost you £2,200, but it won’t add any profit in terms of property value.

Check out these calculations on Property Reporter before going under construction!

What are the property improvements that give the best and worst returns?

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Outdoor Showers

Cool off from this summer heat with these 18 outdoor showers: http://archdg.co/KzAR8cv

Posted by Architectural Digest on Friday, 13 July 2018

This video literally flushed away all our working focus and got us thinking about vacation. 🙂 Doesn’t it relax you? Just seeing water pour from the sky and you enjoying and controlling it?

There are a couple of places where you can go for a holiday and enjoy some of the best outdoor(ish) showers designed.

Architectural Digest did a top 18 of the best exterior showers/ baths in some interesting locations:

Calistoga, California/ Cartagena, Colombia/ Kona coast, Hawaii/ Thailand/ Los Angeles/ Palm Beach, Florida/ Napa Valley, California/ Bali/ Malibu, California/ Miami…

18 Inspiring Outdoor Shower Ideas for Every Style

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Searching for summer project with your kid(s)? We’ve got a tutorial on how to build a bird feeder that can be completed by children over 5 years old.

How to Build a Bird Feeder

Just to convince you, here are the main steps:

Lay out and cut the parts

Make the top

Build the base

Wire the base

Make a hole for the wire in the top

Make the seed holder

Assemble the feeder

Fill the feeder with seed

Make a hook for the feeder

Hang the feeder

And if that still looks too complicated for you, here is a plastic bottle turned into a bird feeder. Perfect for your balcony or your rear garden.

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Nature inspired decorations are a trend and a trick if you consider the fact that most of them are cheap and look great on any interior.

We found a helpful article for those of you looking to add a bit of ‘mother-nature’ in their homes.

HOW TO DECORATE YOUR HOME WITH NATURAL RESOURCES

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Here are the main ideas anyone can implement:

-> choose a fresh centerpiece to draw attention upon.

-> create an indoor garden. The visitors’ eyes will be pleased and the lungs will benefit from the extra-fresh air.

-> pick a natural wood flooring. Or use the one already installed if your home came with this advantage.

-> small nature corners can be created by using stones, pebbles, seashells or rocks. All brought home from your holidays.

Show us your natural spot inside the house! Maybe you had an even more creative idea to bring nature inside your home!

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