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Oak flooring to fit in with sophisticated design?

21st Mar 2011 @ 10:53 AM

Individuals are starting to get a lot more "sophisticated" when it comes to design, one expert has claimed, which could see them opt for oak flooring. Linda Barker, TV presenter and interior designer, observed individuals now appreciate the need to put a colour scheme together. "They&... more »

IPE decking to be part of backyard renovations?

18th Mar 2011 @ 3:04 PM

Those who are looking to grow their own vegetables in their garden may also consider installing IPE decking. The trend for people to plant crops in their backyards has been picking up pace over the past 12 months, according to managing director of All-In-One Garden Centre Rod Slater. He added: "... more »

"Clean and natural" hardwood floors may appeal to people

18th Mar 2011 @ 12:45 PM

Hardwood floors can bring a "clean and natural look" that may appeal to many homeowners. Another benefit of this type of wooden floor is that it is "compatible" with most types of design, Chandler AZ Homes reports. Because of this, it is a natural choice for many and it could be ... more »

People should get hardwood floors and budget elsewhere

17th Mar 2011 @ 4:42 PM

Those with their hearts set on hardwood floors need to make sure they budget properly in other areas. When decorating, it is acceptable to spend a lot of money on a wooden floor and then plans for a lavish rug can be scaled back to make up for this, the Shreveport Times reports. The news provider ob... more »

Hardwood decking provides relaxation area

17th Mar 2011 @ 3:04 PM

Hardwood decking can be added to a property to give people somewhere to relax. A group of volunteers helped to install the product at the Redditch YMCA and it is hoped it will work well with the new barbecue area, the Redditch Advertiser reports. Youth support officer Craig Matthews noted the finish... more »

Hardwood flooring needs the right finish

17th Mar 2011 @ 11:03 AM

Selecting the right finish is as important as choosing the best wood for a room. This is according to the National Wood Flooring Association, which means once people decide to get hardwood flooring installed the final look is vital. The organisation noted surface finishes have become very popular in... more »

Engineered flooring may add 'lived-in' feeling

16th Mar 2011 @ 2:55 PM

A house is for living in, one expert has claimed, which may see some install engineered flooring in their homes. Anita Kaushal has said it is time for individuals to realise their homes are much more than "money machines" and time should be spent making them look nice. "People are now... more »

Iroko worktops to brighten up a kitchen?

16th Mar 2011 @ 2:02 PM

Those who are looking to redo their kitchen may want to brighten the room, which could then be teamed with some iroko worktops. Helen Green, author of the Terry's Fabrics interior design blog, noted strategically-placed mirrors can lighten the tone of the space. She added homeowners do not need ... more »

Hardwood flooring is "timeless"

16th Mar 2011 @ 10:02 AM

Hardwood flooring has a "timeless" quality to it that means people will always opt for it. Speaking in the San Francisco Chronicle, Bill and Kevin Burnett observed when people move into a new house, they should pick a space and lay down a wooden floor. A family room, entryway and hallway a... more »

Oak worktops to work well with neutral shades?

15th Mar 2011 @ 4:30 PM

People may want to jazz up a neutral-themed kitchen with some oak worktops. For those who are worried about too many creams ruining a room, the Independent has some advice. Warm greys, soft, chalky whites and duck-egg blues can be used to add a bit of vibrancy to the hub of the home, it noted. "... more »

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