History of gas fires

William Murdoch introduced the concept of gas for domestic use in 1812, and for the next 60 to 70 years the fuel was almost exclusively for lighting. It produced much stronger light than candles or oil lamps, could be installed in the homes of the emerging and upper-middle classes, and stayed lit in the drafty homes of our ancestors. In […]

Quintessential kitchen furnishing accessories

The modern kitchen is much more than a room that houses the home; today the space is an area par excellence in your home where the whole family gathers around a copious meal and a warm conversation. It is therefore not surprising that a person looking for kitchen decorating ideas will come across a plethora of themes and accessories in […]

Tips for renovating your kitchen

There are many reasons why you might want to remodel your kitchen, including: there isn’t enough space to cook, you don’t like the decor, you’d like to add new appliances but you don’t have the space, etc. The possibilities when it comes to remodeling your kitchen are practically limitless. You can do a complete renovation, changing the entire layout and […]

The cost of refinishing cabinets

Almost everyone will be faced with a kitchen remodel at some point in their life. Even if you’ve never done it before, with today’s changing economic landscape and real estate market, there’s a good chance you will in the future. When you do, you’ll probably find that the number one factor costing more than any other single item in your […]

How to Spot Ancient Egyptian Furniture

Egyptian men used two types of chairs. The first type was made of wood with a seat that curved slightly inward. This design was probably to make sitting more comfortable. This type of chair was built with three wooden legs, which curved outwards. The chair was simple in design and purpose built for long term use. Could withstand constant daily […]

How to create a custom wrought iron table

Here’s how to create a custom wrought iron table with an individually designed mosaic top, perfect for a Mediterranean-inspired dining room or patio. Base To create your individual and personalized wrought iron table, you will first need a base. Some retailers offer the option of buying just the frame or the wrought iron base without the table top. Try to […]

painting in monotones

One of the joys of my life has been painting the places where I live. When I moved into my current house over 30 years ago, it was painted a hideous yellow on the walls and white on the ceiling. There was no quality to it and it was crying out for a remake. It took me a while to […]

Kitchen curtains: 5 tips to get it right

Kitchen curtains are a fundamental element to finish off the kitchen decoration. Unfortunately, they often tend to be forgotten. However, once you have them, you’ll see what a difference framing your windows with the right window treatment can make. Here are five tips to help you make the right choice. 1. Go simple and casual Fancy fringes and tails and […]