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  • Useful and Effective Tips for Painting A Wooden House

    Painting houses may look like an easy job, more so when you see people doing it in videos. It seems like all you have to do is grab a brush, dip it in paint and get to work. Well, you could do this, but without the necessary preparations, the work would look sloppy. While you can treat wooden buildings like conventional homes, you get better results when you focus on the material in use. Wood differs from other materials, and you must account for this in your preparations. Below, you will find tips essential to painting a wooden house. Wood Preparation Here is the thing. While paint will give the house a new look, it will not do much for some imperfections in the wood. An example would be where the wood has some cracks, holes, or other such physical weaknesses. In this case, the house wou... (More)
  • How to Make Perfect Ventilation In Your Summer Wooden House?

    Without proper ventilation in summer houses, you put your health at risk. This owes to the creation of a breeding environment for all kinds of organisms. Lack of adequate air circulation is evident when houses do not smell fresh. If this happens, it is highly likely that the spaces you have in the house are not sufficient. Now, you have two choices in this case. You can go for a full system like what you would use in a conventional home. Alternatively, you can invest in vents to allow the natural circulation of air. The latter is the best option when dealing with garden buildings, and this article will shed some light on this issue. Ventilation Variations You need vents in your garden building as they aid in the removal of heat and moisture from your space. This ensures that the space fee... (More)
  • A Wooden Summer House Maintenance Guide

    Wooden summer houses are amazing spaces to which people retreat during one season or another. The ambiance of these houses also makes them ideal for use throughout the year. If you wish to maintain the aesthetic value of these homes, proper maintenance is very important. It is only in this way that you can get value for your money and get a reasonable resale price when the time comes. Read on as to how you should maintain these spaces: Inspection When the house is new, there is not much work when it comes to repairs. For this reason, people neglect inspections and only start conducting them when trouble comes calling. Well, you do not need to postpone inspections until you see cracks on the walls or mildew on the roof. Start now by inspecting the exterior and interior at least once a year... (More)
  • Everything You Need to Know About Planning When Installing A Garden Shed

    If you want to install a shed in your garden, there is a lot that you should consider. It takes more than ordering a shed or building one for you to have this shed in place. You have to think about where you will place the shed and how this works concerning zoning rules. Talking to the relevant authorities goes a long way in this case. Below are some of the determinants that come into play during the planning phase: Considerations What are your needs? People install garden sheds (more information about wooden garden sheds) for various reasons. Some do so in search of more storage space; others want working stations while others want to build outdoor saunas. There are many ways in which you can enjoy a shed, and you probably have an idea in mind. The next phase is to think about this idea ... (More)
  • How To Increase Bathroom Storage Space

    Many people complain that they lack adequate bathroom storage space in their log cabins. While your bathroom may be smaller than your needs call for, you can always create more room. It all comes down to organising the space and making some changes to the hardware in place. Use everything you have in the room to your advantage. And while you’re at it, be sure to avoid cluttering the space such that it feels busy. How can you do this? Well, below are some of the steps you can take to increase your storage space. Step One: Arrange the Cabinet Space More often than not, people lose small items in the bathroom cabinets. They end up spending a lot of time looking for these items, and this can leave them frustrated. Also, small items often make a cabinet look disorganised and are hard to reac... (More)
  • Small Dining Room Ideas to Make the Most of Your Space

    Suppose you have everything you want in place in your home. The living room has adequate light, the bathroom has enough storage space, and the garden has never looked better. But there is a catch ‒ the dining room is small, and you are not sure how to use it. It could also be that you do not have a dining area and have to carve out some space from the living room or kitchen. Well, the truth is that many log cabins and conventional homes have small dining rooms, which means that you are not alone in this. And no, the small space does not limit the potential of this room, but rather it opens you up to other possibilities. You can still have a stylish space where you can enjoy your meals and snacks. And yes, you can host people here with a few tweaks here and there. Let’s get started: Ge... (More)
  • 5 Most Important Rules When Designing a Living Room Interior

    You spend a lot of time in your living room. It is especially so in garden summer houses where these spaces serve as vibrant relaxation rooms. You can sip on a cup of tea, catch up with friends or watch movies while in this room. And as you do so, you will take in what is around you. Your mind will mull over the furnishings, paintings, and lighting pieces. And as you do so, you can either take delight in your work or notice a gap in the flow. If you feel that your living room needs some sprucing up, here are some exciting ideas to help you. And the good thing is that you will not spend a ton of cash on these changes: Create A Focal Point First things first, what is the focal point? Think about it like this: when you walk into your living room, what is the first thing you want to see? What... (More)
  • Inspiring Tips To Spruce Up Your Garden House Front Porch

    The porch is a relaxing space in the home. It is where you sit and watch the sun go down as you take in the orange that takes over the sky at sunset. It is where you first meet your guests as you invite them in for a cup of tea. This is the spot where you stand as you wave goodbye to your loved ones. You spend a lot of time there, and you have probably noticed that it needs some work. It could be that the paint is peeling off. Maybe the look is now old, and you need something fresh to match with the interior décor. Porches in residential log cabins are easy to work on, as most efforts will fall in line with nature. And the good thing is that the work will not cost you much, and it can work for any home. Here’s how: Drapes This idea might seem a bit off. After all, the porch should be i... (More)
  • Open Your Living Area with Large Windows

    Lighting is an essential aspect of any space, be it a home, restaurant or office. It gets better if the light is natural and can bounce off several surfaces, making the room feel brighter and bigger. With summer houses, this should not be a problem as these houses feature large windows that welcome light into the interior with open arms. The large windows open you up to a world of untold possibilities when it comes to decorating. For one, you have a full view of what is on the outside. You can stand and stare at the sky as you sip on coffee while bathing in the natural light. Secondly, you do not have to work on the interior much as the focus will be on the view. It would be best if you went with a minimal look that will not take away from the beauty of the outdoors. If you have large win... (More)
  • How Do I Keep My Living Room Attractive?

    Which room is the most important to you? For most people, it is the kitchen, with the living room a close second. The kitchen is the heart of the home, while the living room is the soul. People gather here, get into lengthy conversations, chat about books, watch movies, catch up and laze by the fire. It is probably the first thing that people see when walking into the house, depending on your design. It is thus a valuable space, one that you cannot avoid and one that you hold dear to your heart. With many activities taking place in the living room, it follows that this room should be attractive. With wooden summer houses, most of the work is already in place. After all, you have light streaming in from the outdoors to the interior. And lighting is one of the most luxurious ways of beautif... (More)

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