8 Design Tips for Building a New Home

Building a new home is an exciting and sometimes stressful time.  Stress can be reduced by knowing what you want ahead of time and making sure those building plans reflect your choices. Don’t rush the process but enjoy it to ensure you get a home that will suit your budget and lifestyle.

Here are 8 tips to consider when building a new home.

  • Consider an open floor plan. It is easier to heat or cool and it allows the family to come together more easily. And supervision of children is easier while you are working in the kitchen. It also helps your home to look and feel more spacious.

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6 Design Tips for Your Pergola Furniture

When it comes to pergolas residents understand that they not only enhance your lifestyle, but can be used in many ways. They can be erected right against the home and attached to it, or they can create a little oasis in the back yard for anyone to wants, to enjoy. To get the best out of your pergola, here are some tips on how to furnish it.

  • First of all you need to make it comfortable. A board on two drums just won’t cut it. People love to be comfortable, especially if they’ve worked hard all day and need to rest. There is plenty of affordable outdoor furniture that is suitable for use in a pergola. Add a full sofa or some easy chairs so you can chat with a friend there. If you are on a strict budget look on gumtree or go to garage sales for cheap furniture. A little paint and it will be like new again. A table will also be handy and if there’s room add a cupboard for storage.
  • Thinking of paint, use lots of colour in the pergola, don’t be content with dull and boring. You can make that pergola sizzle with interesting colour in the pot plants, furniture and other accessories. Adding one or two whimsical ornaments will keep you smiling.

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