Showing posts with label Home Improvement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Home Improvement. Show all posts

Friday, 13 February 2015

Affordable Home Improvement Ideas for Everyone

Home improvement could involve structural changes that you may be planning either for personal satisfaction or for increasing the value of your property, to get returns on your investment; either way, you are looking at quite a massive budget requirement. Home improvements in prominent areas like your kitchen, basement and your attic sure can enhance the value of your property tomorrow; while you get to enjoy all of it today. Here are some smart tips to consider before taking a leap into this herculean task of home improvement.

1.     Compact Storage:

No one has ever complained about having excess storage space! Improve the value of your property and the utility of your home by maximizing its storage capacity. Utilize idle spaces and transform them into the most efficient storage spaces of your home. From floating shelves and cabinets in your hallway, tall shelves, to staircase spaces, there is an abundance of redundant spaces; you might not have considered. 





  2.     Easy Kitchen Makeovers:

One easy peasy way to give your kitchen a well-deserved makeover is by changing the small aspects of your kitchen like the cabinet doors and handles. You can even ransack an antique shop to get some timeless pieces of handles to replace the factory-made hardware that came with your cabinetry. Install a new faucet that goes with your sink & backsplash to give your sink a new look. Small changes like these are sure to have a big impact on the outlook of your kitchen. 




3.     Accent Walls:


Set up an accent wall that stands out from the other walls in your home. Your accent wall can feature a cozy fireplace, a surprisingly bold wall colour, a large wall art or even a collage of all your pictures put together to cover an entire wall. Prospective buyers prefer to have a gas fireplace in their next home as a gas fireplace is 77% high energy-efficient than a traditional wood-burning fireplace.




4.     Nature’s Signature Stuff:

A stone fireplace, a wooden accent wall and hardwood flooring are a sure way to add timeless value to your home. Nature’s signature stuff like these has a distinct capacity to enhance the aesthetic value of your home. Installing wooden beams to your ceiling will give your home an instant makeover. Make use of almost any nature-inspired upgrade to add instantaneous significance to your home.




5.     Lush Foliage Space:

Consider adding lush foliage to your home beauty. Trees around the house have plentiful benefits; from keeping your home cool, to fetching far more value than a house without plant life. Installing a garden patio sure is a great way to bring about a refreshed look to your home. Avoid planting trees inaccurately to avoid property damage from large trees - avoid planting trees too close to your building and take due care about the gap between two plants considering their potential size.




6.     Perfect Area Rug Space:

While investing on home improvements, quality must be the king. It is not only important to choose a genuine hand-woven rug; it is equally important to make appropriate arrangements to show it off too. Consider adding a beautiful Bokhara rug to your living room. A sunken living room space sure is a pleasing sight if its coziness is complemented with the best quality hand-woven rug that is conveniently available online.




7.     Collection Display Space:

Walls make amazing display gallery space for your home so why not utilize them to the max? Make provision for displaying your collections that could be as big as a guitar or as small as a figurine from your previous tour. Built-in shelving sure is an option to add depth and interest to your wall. Make use of molding and trim work to highlight this display space on your wall.


Author Bio:  This article was written by Preethi.  She loves interior designing, home décor and art & craft. She regularly writes for www.Alrug.com


Thursday, 7 August 2014

BEDROOM DECORATING: STYLING NEED NOT COST MUCH

Serene, calm, and quiet- traditionally, with these qualities, a bedroom would pass as a great room. The big decorative rooms were only owned by those who can afford it. Well, that was in the past. In this modern age, design has evolved to include the use of cheap materials. With a little creativity, you may be able to see a dull room transform into a real beauty right before your very eyes. Want access to cheap bedroom decorating ideas? Why not try the ones listed below.

Cheap Bedroom Decorative Ideas

Add a punch of color.



Break away from the usual while or neutral beige. Choose your favorite colors instead and let this work inside the room. There are several ways to get this done. The most obvious would be to paint the whole room a new touch of color. Accent decorative wall pieces and colorful throw pillows could be used to add a touch of funkiness to a bedroom.

Get inspired by nature.



Yes, buying an entirely new set of furniture will definitely give the bedroom a fresher look. But the buying cost of bedroom furniture could easily eat up your life savings. Instead of doing this, you can just take some of the plants outside and use these to give your room an outdoorsy feel. Don’t want the bother of taking this in or outside the house for sun exposure? Let the plant sit beside the window where sunlight usually hits.

Move the furniture.



Looking at the same bedroom furniture pieces tiring you out? Maybe it’s not the furniture at all but the fact that you routinely get off from a particular side of the bed. Get your muscles ready then. Don’t just stick to the old bedroom furniture layout. Move the bed near a different wall. Or get the vanity table near the window. Just make sure that when you do, you still have enough room to move about without bumping into these.

Dress up a wall.



You have the right furniture pieces. But why is the interior design for the master’s bedroom not working as it should? Are the walls devoid of anything decorative? Yes, simple bedroom furniture are practical but these could make a room look boring. To deviate attention from these, make walls interesting with the use of decals or framed pictures.

Add a mirror.



Light can make a room livelier. But coming from a natural source, this is even better. Let your room shine brighter with the use of mirrors. Hang a big one on the wall, attach these on a bedroom cabinet, or create a collage piece on a wall.Mirrors will reflect natural light into the room better.

Use a headboard.



If you don’t have a headboard, then consider getting one. You can just simply do this on your own or have a carpenter make one for you. If you want something vintage, you may be able to find a piece such as an old wrought iron fence that can be transformed into a headboard. Old or new, just remember to exercise safety in buying bedroom pieces like these.


Final Thoughts

Still think redecorating is reserved for the rich? Paint, wood, mirrors, pillow, plants, and a lot more. Add a touch of imagination and see how far you can take that old bedroom into an entirely new one.


About Mark Brandon:


I am a regular contributor to Safe and Sound Property Inspections blog and other home improvement sites. I’m very family-oriented and loves being in the shed or help my mates with their houses.
You can catch me via Google+ or Twitter: @MarkBrandon01

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Modern Manners for Successful Hosting

Hospitality doesn't mean fanciness, it means to generously receive your guests. Don’t worry about showing off or impressing people, but instead,  share your home and your time. Having guests any time of year come to stay can be both easy and difficult. Here are a few modern manners on how to handle these situations gracefully and stress-free, so everyone can have a positive memorable experience.



1. Declutter & Provide Space for Your Guests:
Getting your home cleaned and organized is the first step before your guests arrive, besides, reining in chaos around the house is never a bad idea. You and your visitors will be more comfortable without piles of wanted clutter and embarrassing messes. Once you have organized, make sure your guests have a clear place to put their things. Give some thought to where your company will store their things. Perhaps in a closet stocked with a variety of hangers, or may be some drawers in a bureau.

2. Respect Your Guest’s Privacy
First of all, don’t make your elders sleep on the couch. If your younger sibling or some friends are coming to stay, they can stay on a pull-out couch or sleep on an air mattress. When your parents or grandparents are staying, offer them a bed and if your bed is the only bed in the house, that means you’ll be sleeping on the couch.



If you need something from the room your guest is staying in for the time being, consider it their space. Always knock and wait for a reply before entering. It would also be considerate to let them know when your going in the room, even if they are not in there at the time.

3. Distinguish What is Yours and What is for Everyone:
Your guests should respect your privacy when staying with you, but in case they don’t  leave out extra toiletries for your guests to use and some other basics that add a welcoming touch. Fill a little basket with towels, shampoo, soap, and other basics for the bathroom, and may be provides a carafe of water, a few books, a candle, or fresh flowers on their nightstand to help them feel at home. As a precaution, you may want to tuck out of sight anything you don’t want them to use or see, like that super expensive face cream or your prescription medications.

4. Stock Your Pantry and Make Something Special
When it comes to gatherings, people like to share meals. Breakfast is a little hard to read though. Some people wake up before the sun comes up, and some well after. Prepare ahead of time with a savory quiche, your grandmother’s coffee cake, or a large bowl of seasonal fruit for quick, easy breakfast options so that people can help themselves.

Keeping that in mind, keep refreshments on hand because no one should ever have to ask for a glass of water. If guests are over, put out a pretty pitcher of water and some glasses. By making snacks and drinks readily available, you’re also freeing yourself to enjoy your friends instead of being busy waiting on them. They are there to spend time with you, not to have you wait on them.

5. Strive for A Meaningful and Memorable Event:
It depends on you and your guests like to do, but planning one meaningful event will create a memorable experience. It really could be anything: dinner at a nice restaurant, a morning hike through the woods, a day at the beach, or a beer/wine tour and tasting. The options are endless. When your visitors go home, they will definitely reminisce about this event in years to come.

Noella Schink is a writer and fervent home cook from Portland, Maine with an affection for rustic New England decor and culture. She is inspired by local designer Sturbridge Yankee Workshop for home decor elements like rustic kitchen tables, chic country furniture, wool-hooked rugs, and kitchen gadgets.

Friday, 31 January 2014

5 Winter Home Decorating Tips

5 Winter Home Decorating Tips


Why not turn your house into a shelter of joy and warmth during the winters by using home decors and bright colors. Read on to know more about home decorating tips for the winters.

As the winters take its toll on us, and we struggle to create a much cozy environment in-house, what are the most obvious tips that we need to follow? How do we end up creating a cozier interior within our homes and enjoy the warmth of our homes? Here some tips of decorating and turning your home into a more cozy shelter.

Holiday Mood Color

Most people opt for colors such as green and red in order to compliment the holiday season. But you can always choose to do something different by playing with colors inside your house. Color the walls inside your room with warm colors and accentuate them with proper holiday decorations. Suppose, if you are decorating the room with a Christmas Tree, find an appropriate corner for the same. The idea is to place the tree in such a position that it highlights and accentuates the room. But make sure that it does not occupy too much space as it can make the plot look more cluttered. If you find a good place then you can go about decorating the tree with necessary ornaments.

Try and Usher in the Warmth in the Décor


Choose colors like orange, red and yellow as these are warm colors. These colors can actually brighten up your home especially during winters. Accentuating the area is very important. Choose furniture that would complement the area of the living room. You can choose to brighten up the living room by using heavy curtains. Choose a good color for curtains that will help in further complementing the look of the room.

Rearrange the furniture if necessary and create areas where you can choose to strike up a conversation especially in front of the fire place. Choose bright colored fluffy cushions and pillows. Compose and decorate the living room according to your tastes; the cozier it looks the more happy will you be while sipping coffee beside the fireplace in the evening.

Opt for Winter Rug Decoration

Opting for rugs all over the house for decoration during the winters is a great option. It is actually a sensational feeling to cover your feet in a warm rug and thus help keep cold at bay. You can put rugs on the floor and on the couch, arm chairs and also window seats. It is always advised that you choose bright colors; but on the contrary sometimes opting for paler colors for rugs can also do winders. Colors like lilac and other floral colors can be used to decorate the home during winters.

Welcome nature through your Interior Decoration

Indoor plants are a good option for home decoration. Mild fragrances inside your house can have a great appeal. It will also add a hue of color. Once you have placed an indoor plant in your house, it can complement the background wall especially if it has a light color. Choose from other elements such as cones, pebbles, dried branches and be used to generate patterns and designs for decoration.

Let there be Light!

Well, finally we all know that during winters it tends to become dark quite quickly so you must lit up your house in a variety of lights. For this, if you have a fire place, nothing like it. Lighting up a fireplace, is probably the best thing to experience during the winters. Opt for yellow colored lights in the living room; decorate the room with floating candles placed on a low-height table. You can also get lamps with low-watt bulbs; these will add subtle hue to the house.

The above paragraphs give a fair idea about some of the major ways of decorating your house during the winters. If you choose the right colors and right décor items then you can turn a cold winter into a one that is filled with extreme warmth.

Author Bio: Sampurna Majumder is a professional writer who enjoys creativity and challenges.  Barely a year into new media, she has written several posts, articles and blogs for prominent real estate websites. The above post throws light on ways to decorate your house during the winters. 

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Decorative Art Glass in Your Home

Art glass bowls can act as great accessories for many places within your home, from the bathroom to the living room. Art glass is made almost exclusively with the aim to decorate home, it isn’t always functional per se, but it can be used in a function-like way to decorate.





You don’t need to lock it away and hide it in your glass cabinet either. A fine piece of decorative art glass can make a fine centerpiece or brighten up a large window sill. With young children around it is probably best to keep it on a higher shelf!



Functional glassware is what you eat and drink from and decorative glass is the fine crystal glass that is too good to even put fruit in. This is how one differentiates between decorative glass and utilitarian glassware, and whilst one wouldn’t like a scratch or nick in a glass meant to drink with, such a thing on an art glass bowl will seriously devalue it.

There are however different pieces from different places in the house, so a decorative glass bowl in the bathroom will look different than one meant to be in the living room for instance. The bowl in the bathroom can be used to keep soap or cotton balls, or maybe hold bath oil and the like.



Then there’s the option of using decorative glass vases as candle holders, you can pour some water into it and come tea light candles which will create a very romantic and nice smelling atmosphere. In case the glass bowls are made of clear glass, then you can also add in some rose petals or use it as a home for a small goldfish.

One other method of using clear art glass bowls is to fill them with colorful stones or marbles and by using this method it won’t matter exactly where you place them, because they will work great with your home décor.



One great advantage of art glass bowls is that they are very versatile in that you can play around with them in order to make them unique and blend them into whatever décor design idea you’re going with at any given time. This means that they can act as great decorative accents for all the major holidays just by changing the items that they hold or the way in which they are arranged within a larger decorative setup.


Also let’s not forget that art glass bowls are a great idea for a gift which you can then fill with potpourri or likewise tiny and colored things, maybe someone’s favorite candy.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Living Room Makeover on a Budget

Could your living room do with a bit of sprucing up? If you're looking for some quick and easy ways to spruce up your living room that won't involve you spending a fortune or bringing in the experts then look no further.

Believe it or not, but you can still get a designer look without breaking the bank. Create a stunning living room just by following these 5 steps to giving your living room a makeover on a budget.

Create your own artwork

Female Face Decal

Artwork brings colour and sets the mood of a room. You can create your own artwork without being an artist. It's easy!

Have a go at creating images using templates and stencils, the more you practice the more you’ll get the hang of it. Hanging paintings and prints on your walls can completely change the tone of your living space. Experiment using different frames, they come in all shapes and sizes.






Update your sofa

sofa

Does your sofa need a new lease of life? You should could try covering it with a cover or throw, it’s cheaper than buying a new sofa or reupholstering your old one.

Custom-made sofa covers can be expensive but, if you’re handy with a sewing machine you may consider making your own. There are so many colours and textures available, you’re spoilt for choice!

If your sofa is beyond repair don’t worry, there are plenty of budget sofas around that will save the day!

Feature wall

Beach cottage style: Blue living room + playful pattern mix + 'Clear Skies' by Benjamin Moore
We all know that wallpaper can be extremely pricey, so instead of spending a fortune wallpapering every wall why not just wall paper one. 













Try to be bold with your colour choice, after all it is a feature wall and you want it to stand out.


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Living Room
Here is something that will cost you nothing, bring the outdoors in with some fresh flowers. Flowers will brighten up any room and also add natural fresh fragrances. Flowers are the most cost effective way of adding colour to your living room.





You could opt for very realistic silk flowers if you want to enjoy year-round blooms, a small investment that will last a while.


Cover worn carpet with a bright rug


rug envy

If you have worn flooring or threadbare patches but can’t afford to completely replace them then why not cover them up by throwing down a rug. Create a welcoming cozy environment by opting for a vibrant, bold colour.

You want to make the rug a focal point in the room, use neutral tones to fit in with your existing colour scheme. If you go for the right type of rug you can transform your room without replacing the flooring.









Author: Izzy Evans, 20 years old blogger at Iconic Hot Tubs, home improvement & interior design enthusiast.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Ho, Ho, No – Santa-Free Winter Décor

Sometimes winter feels like little more than frozen gray slush piles and red fat suits. Winter décor can seem equally sparse or simply aimed at pleasing children. Many of us want to change up with the season, but without solely focusing on Christmas. You’ve already learned how to winterize your bedroom, but there are many ideas for the rest of the home.





























I’m forever wondering why winter-trimmings seem to mimic the outside world: trees, branches and ornaments artfully flocked with fake snow, shiny plastic icicles, themes in cool silvery tones and stark white. Unless you live in a climate that’s never seen a single snowflake, you’ll probably want to leave the cold weather outdoors.

Don’t be afraid to avoid the typical red and green overload. Sure, good tidings abound and Kris Kringle is the man of the hour, but there’s no need to go Griswold and turn your home into a shrine to goodol’ Saint Nick. I’ve always been wondering what those yard inflatable’s do with a power bill…

Warmth and comfort are the keys here. Plush carpeting becomes a snuggly focal point. If you’ve got hardwood or laminate flooring, consider a cozy area rug for the duration of the season. Plump pillows and soft throw blankets draped on your sofa and chairs are inviting for guests. Heavy drapes double as a form of insulation over frosty windows, so consider adding some padding to your window treatments.

Soft lighting schemes are one of the quickest ways to get cozy for winter. Candles are at the top of the list, but seriously, be careful. It’s little surprise that December is the number one month for candle fires starting in the home. White colored Christmas lights are a fun lighting choice year-round but obviously fit in best during the winter months. Outfit your accent lamps with lower wattage (or even yellow-y) bulbs for intimate, ambient lighting.

The internet must have been designed to give us inspiration for fun crafting projects. Wreaths and garlands featuring natural elements like evergreen boughs and pine cones are a classic. Consider the myriad of decorative and ornamental uses for things like cranberries, acorns, cinnamon sticks, apples or whole cloves. Dried plants and flowers are seasonally accurate and look rustic. Potted bulbs, such as canna lilies, can brighten the mood.
































If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, let it be your centerpiece during winter. Wood burning fireplaces are ideal, and a pain, so don’t rule out the fake kind – there are portable gas and electric versions available for any home. Even if you just have a mantle without a fireplace, consider throwing a couple candles in there to highlight it.

Jonathon Ensor is a freelance design blogger for Empire Today. He prefers a Solstice bonfire to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and, as a result, expects to find coal in his stocking.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Live Outdoors this Winter

For the majority of us, our gardens are strictly off-limits during the colder months. Aside from the odd mission to refill the bird feeder, most people retreat indoors for the duration of the winter and only venture out again with the arrival of spring.

However, on those crisp, clean winter mornings, it seems such a shame to let the outside space of our homes go to waste. On winter days when there’s not a cloud in the sky, I’m desperate to escape the house, shake off the stuffiness of the central heating and spend some time outside.

This guide has been created to help you make the most of your outside space this winter.

Decking and Patio 

When it comes to spending time outdoors in the winter, your decking or patio is the perfect place to relax. However, if you’re planning on spending a lot of time using your outdoor space, it’s maybe worth constructing a small structure to protect you from the elements. If you build a simple structure with vertical beams, this can be modified between winter and summer: in winter, a cover can be stretched across the beams to act as a roof, which can be removed in the summer for a light, airy space.

That said, you don’t even need to have a covered area to enjoying being outside during the colder months. Take a look at this fantastic example from houzz.com, of a simple outdoor living space, which uses a gorgeous free standing fire at the focal point.

Furniture 

The only type of furniture that’s going to survive the duration of a winter outdoors is made from metal and even that has a chance of rusting. What’s more, when I want to sit back with a cup of something warm and enjoy the freshness of winter, I want comfortable furnishings that are going to help me to relax.


That’s why I would advise using indoor furniture and arranging your living space each time you want to use it. I like to keep things simple when it comes to outdoor furniture, so I love the selection of modern furniture at Vita Interiors. The clean, simple lines of pieces like this oak coffee table are perfect for the outdoors and will add a touch of elegance to the proceedings when you’re entertaining guests.



(This oak coffee table, available to buy online from Vita Interiors is a great piece to add to your outside space if you’re entertaining guests.)

Heat 

Ask your friends if they want to come and sit in the garden with you this winter, and I’m sure you’ll receive a resounding ‘no’. On the other hand, invite them to relax around a crackling log fire, drinking hot coco and toasting marshmallows, and I’m sure you’ll be flooded with positive RVSPs.

There are lots of options when it comes a fireplace for your outside space. If you want to go all-out, you can construct a freestanding fireplace from brick or stone that will give the living area a sense of permanence. This is also a great place to cook and can be used all year round.

If your budget can’t stretch to a permanent structure, another option is a clay or metal chimenea. These are a fantastic addition to a deck or patio area and are designed to generate intense heat, so they’re perfect for outdoor winter living spaces. 

Friday, 27 September 2013

Top 5 Lighting Tips for Your Living Room

With the winter months fast approaching and the chilly evenings getting longer, the lighting we incorporate into our living room interior becomes all the more important for creating ambiance and warmth.

The lighting you choose for your room can have a massive effect on the feel of the space. And when the rain, wind and snow force you to spend more and more of your nights tucked up in front of the telly with your loved ones, it’s essential that you get the lighting just right.

That’s why we’ve created this all important guide to choosing your living room lighting this winter; helping you make the choice that’s practical, stylish and effective.

Warmth

As the temperature plummets, it comes as no surprise that most of us want to inject warmth and comfort into our room. The easiest way of achieving this is with effective lighting.

It goes without saying that that you should opt for yellow lighting, as opposed to harsher and colder white light. You should also look for lamps which incorporate warm colours in their shades, like this beige faux silk shade. For added warmth, choose a brass or wooden design for the bass.



(Madrid Table Lamp, in Antique Brass, £49.50, available from Mail Order Lighting.)

Luxury

As a rule, I never actually use the room’s ceiling lights, with the exception of kitchens and bathrooms. However, if for whatever reason you need to use the ceiling light in your living room, you can detract from the somewhat harsh effect this has by choosing a design that incorporates jewels or crystals, for a look that’s opulent, charming and welcoming.

Take a look at the range of Dar lighting at Mail Order Lighting, for some great examples which incorporates these design features.

Modernity

A living room’s lighting isn’t restricted to your lamps and ceiling fixtures. Sometimes, when the weather turns particularly nasty, there is nothing better than the warm glow of a gorgeously inviting fire.

These days, you don’t even have to have a fireplace to enjoy the iconic notion of sitting by the fireside. Options like this SmegFlueless Gas Fire, available to buy online from John Lewis, make it possible for anyone to bring the warming glow and subtle lighting of a fire into their home.

Tradition

Nothing says cosy like traditional interior design features. While you may not want to completely transform you room into a testament to classic design, it is possible to enhance a room’s element of tradition with the addition of lighting.

Something like the classic Tiffany lamp adds style and sophistication to a space and incorporates gorgeous warm colours, perfect for battling the winter blues.



                                 (Raindrop Table Lamp, with Tiffany Glass, £63.36, at Mail Order Lighting.)

Function

I’ve never been able to see the beauty in reading or desk lamps. Even iconic designs, such as the traditional brass base with green glass shade, while undoubtedly a classic, should be confined to the study; and modern designs with their hinges and maneuverability… well they’re just plain ugly.

However, if you spend the majority of the winter months lost in a selection of your favourite beach reads, dreaming of white sands and blue skies, then you’ll struggle to read by firelight alone. That’s why I’m a big fan of small reading lights like this one from Water stones, which can be attached to your book as and when you need it. What’s more, you can enjoy reading your favourite book in clear lighting and bask in the subtle and calming lighting of the fire. Sounds like total heaven if you ask me!


Jack Collier is an interior designer and decorator, with a passion for creating unique and beautiful room designs, writing on behalf of Mail Order Lighting

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Luxurious Makeover for Your Bathroom

The bathroom has grown to be one of the best-loved rooms in many households. For many of us our bathroom is a place where we can unwind, allowing ourselves to take some time out from our busy lives, sit back, and relax.




Relaxation can be achieved in a variety of forms and where better to start than in your bathroom. We all need a bit of luxury in our lives so we’ve found some products that could be used as part of your own luxurious bathroom makeover.

Wet rooms


Wet rooms have become an increasing popular feature in many bathrooms. Not only do wet rooms look fantastic, giving a sleek contemporary feel, but also they are also highly practical. Wet rooms are extremely easy to clean and they are accessible for children and those with mobility problems.

A wet room can be installed in almost any home and is an ideal solution for many small or unusually shaped bathrooms. Wet rooms are a desired feature to any bathroom and can even add value to your home.

Hot tubs



Hot tubs used to be a product that you could only dream of having, now they have become readily available, even though they are still a luxury product they are now a lot more affordable to buy and run.

Hot tubs are a perfect way to de-stress and relax after a long day at work. There is no better way to spend your evening than in the tub with a box of chocolates or even a glass of wine. Let your troubles melt away as you sit back and revive your body and mind. You can read more about the benefits of Hot Tubs on iconic hot tubs blog.

Heated towel rails


As the winter months are drawing nearer we are all thinking about ways that we plan to keep warm. A heated towel rail can be an asset to any bathroom and with a large array of designs and shapes to choose from it could be just what you need over these cold winter months.

You may think that heated towel is a bit extravagant for the everyday bathroom but you would be surprised at its benefits. Heated towel rails can keep your bathroom at a reasonable temperature, helping you to save money on increasing energy bills.

Waterproof Televisions


Many people have dreamed about relaxing in the tub whilst watching their favourite TV shows and now it’s possible. There are now an exclusive range of waterproof televisions that come in a wide variety of colours and styles to suit you.

These amazing digital LCD televisions were created and tested specifically for use in wet areas, so there is no need to worry about losing picture or sound quality. The glass screens are heated to prevent condensation from forming in high humidity and they even come with a waterproof remote.

Under floor heating


Underfloor heating is a modern and high- spec feature allowing you to enjoy the luxury of warm floors when showering in the mornings and even providing a good selling point when selling your property.

You may not need this in the summer months but during our long cold winters, under floor heating can be a blessing in disguise. Underfloor heating is thought to be a more efficient way of heating a room. The room's walls, doors and windows are well insulated - because of the way the heat is distributed; it also means that you can get rid of your bulky radiators giving your bathroom a nice clean finish.

Author: Izzy Evans from Iconic Hot Tubs, interior design enthusiast and blogger.