• Kitchen Decoration

    Decorating Your Kitchen with Window Treatments | Ask The Experts

    Functional rooms within a home require window treatments to provide adequate insulation from direct sunrays and privacy. Kitchens are where most activities in the home are done and often contain a variety of equipment. Kitchen window treatments can create an aesthetic, elegant kitchen space while protecting your appliances and styling up the hard surfaces within the area. Blinds and curtains are usually used to make the kitchen space more vibrant and to ensure privacy and protection from too much light. Decorate kitchen with window treatments to create a contemporary or modern style that makes the room more practical and aesthetic.  Some of the current kitchen window treatment trends include. 1.     Applying…

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  • Home Design

    Experts urge flexible home design amid new trends

    As the Thai economy and property market recover by the end of next year, housing developers should accelerate the transformation of properties in order to catch up with changing behaviours triggered by the pandemic and related megatrends, according to experts. Somprawin Manprasert, chief economist and head of the research division at Krungsri Research, said homes of the future will need to be more diverse as stay-at-home guidelines have transformed homes from a living environment to a place of work as well. “Home design should support work-from-home and ageing residents,” he said. “Internal spaces should be more flexible and open for frequent rearrangements. It should also be easier for home maintenance.”…

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  • Home Design

    6 best smart speakers of 2021, according to experts

    Americans have spent close to a year in and out of lockdowns, and most of us are still spending our days living and working at home — and finding new ways to improve our space. This includes smart home technology, which can easily connect your devices and appliances together to be controlled under one system. One of the most popular smart products are smart speakers, which have become even more popular during the pandemic. SKIP AHEAD How to choose the best smart speaker for you “Smart technology has become an ‘integral system’ that connects home, work, education, shopping and people,” said Justin Joseph, an associate professor at Boston University and…

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  • Home Design

    Experts: Home sizes could soon be back on the rise, due in part to COVID | Real Estate

    [Sun Gazette Newspapers provides content to, but otherwise is unaffiliated with, InsideNoVa or Rappahannock Media LLC.] After a half-decade in which average sizes of new single-family houses declined, the bottom may have been reached, according to new data. The average single-family home constructed last year contained just under 2,500 square feet of living space, down from a peak of about 2,700 in 2015 but relatively unchanged from 2019, according to figures reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. And the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) anticipates homes will start getting bigger once again. “We do expect it’s going to increase – COVID may have led a segment or segments of home-buyers…

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  • Home Design

    Is Spiritual Home Design The Future? Experts Say Yes

    Minimalism. Maximalism. Mid-century modern. Eclectic. Vintage. For too long, home design was often defined by these common terms. But, as humans increasingly seek ways to tap into their innermost authentic selves in their diets, self-care rituals, and even fitness routines, there are more holistic, spiritual approaches being taken on living spaces as well. Maybe it’s a result of the shattering year that was 2020 that caused so many to seek solace and peace in their surroundings. Or maybe the concept of compartmentalizing home design into such simple terms is just antiquated at this point. Whatever, the reason, experts say individuals are looking beyond complementary color schemes and practical furniture and…

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    7 tips from from interiors experts

    Remember when you used to commute into an office? When you’d spend the day working under strip lighting, have kitchen chats with colleagues and get in a grump when someone used your Special Office Mug? Over the last year, as many of us have switched to remote working, our homes have morphed into offices. Whether you have a dedicated room or you’ve commandeered a corner of your bedroom/living room/kitchen, you want your work space to feel calm, ordered and stylish. For Maddy Potts, interiors influencer and author of blog, This 1870 House, her bedroom doubles up as her workspace. “I clear everything down at the end of the day –…

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