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General Inspiration Tips and Advice

Office Space

Fall has arrived. It’s a great time to transfer your home office into a softer, more inviting space to work.

Want to create a more open look in your office? Paint! Keep in mind that darker colors make a room look small so you’ll  want to stick to lighter colors, which tend to make the room look more open and inviting. Replace all big furniture items with smaller more functional furniture. Such as, changing out a huge desk for a smaller L- shaped corner desk. Use cubed shelves versus a traditional bookshelf. The cubed shelf can work as a printing station, storage for office supplies and many other office needs. It’s all about proper placement of these things. Spreading them out in the room will help give the appearance of a bigger space.

The small details you add will truly make all the difference. Hanging a few photos, will be an added visual. Keep the amount of photos to a minimum; you don’t want to over crowd the walls. You could also add some scented candles to help warm up the space. Consider changing your overhead lighting. A stunning light fixture will help illuminate all the details you’ve added to the room. Plants are also a great way to add some warmth and brighten your new work area. Go to your local thrift shops and look for some really neat vintage items to bring more spice into your space. A vibrant rug, a unique wall clock or anything that stands out will put the finishing touches on your new office.

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Creating Drama

Creating Drama

The family room has become a suburban standard. The formal living room has now more often been left to languish, only to be dusted off for holidays and other special occasions. If you have one of these rooms that is seldom used or not valuable in your home, you can convert it into something more useful.

With just a few technical adjustments, you can create your living room into a bar/ entertainment room. A very practical choice especially for those who enjoy entertaining or just having friends over for a fun night in. You can add a pool table or foosball table, install a HD large size TV on the wall and a sound system; these additions when added with music will transform the space into your own lounge/hang out area. The neighbors will be begging to come over and hang out!

Another option is installing or buying a pre made bar. This was it moves people out of the kitchen and into your newly formed hang out space so everyone can be together whether you are talking or playing a game.

As a window treatment, match your blinds to the floor or a bar, this way the front of the house is connected to the bar area. My personal choice would be real wood or faux wood blinds. They are easy to clean and to maintain. Faux wood blinds less expensive than real wood blinds too and will give you the same look and not warp in the sun if exposed to heat constantly.

Once the hard job is done, invite your friends over for Sunday night football, and have your self an ice cold martini!

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