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Installing Dark Hardwood Floors in Living Room

February 21, 2018 By: Administrator Category: Living Room

Installing Dark Hardwood Floors in Living Room – It is necessary to pay attention to the comfort in a living room. The contrast of color becomes a supporting factor for the comfort. If the floor in the living room is made of wooden and has dark colors, you can paint the wall with bright color paints and decorate the room with bright and cute adornment. It is useful to balance the contrast of the color. There are some arrangements for the color contrast in your living room.

Harmony in combining colors will be created if the dark colors on the floor are blended with bright colors on the wall or the decoration. It is going to be lovable if the dark-colored floor is contrasted with bright-colored furniture. This will attract your guests’ attention to look at things with brighter colors. The harmony and the comfort will appear further. Bright colors, such as white, pink, orange, and yellow, can be used as the color for the wall and furniture. This will create balance  in the room and make the interior brighter and sweeter.

dark hardwood floors in living room

dark hardwood floors in living room

dark hardwood floors in living room with fireplace and TV

dark hardwood floors in living room with fireplace and TV

dark hardwood floors in living room with white interior

dark hardwood floors in living room with white interior

Dark hardwood floors in living room with white sofa sets

Dark hardwood floors in living room with white sofa sets

Beside use of such colors, use of  natural materials, such as stones and woods, also make the atmosphere in the living room cozier and lovelier. You can also “break” the darkness of the floor by putting a brighter-colored carpet. If it is combined with the proper color, the dark-colored floor will make your living room more modern and more elegant.

Next, the dark-colored floor, especially hardwood floor, can be used for all of rooms in the house because the color is unique and more neutral compared to other colors. With a perfect combination, the dark-colored floor can be used for rooms with modern and traditional styles.


14 Best Small Inground Pool Designs for Small Spaces

February 21, 2018 By: Administrator Category: Pools

Small kidney shaped inground pool designs for small spaces

Small kidney shaped inground pool designs for small spaces

Small space is not a big problem anymore if you want to install inground swimming pool in your small yard. In modern principle, function and designs are the most important part than how large space you have in your backyard. Therefore, you don’t need to worry anymore, there are many architects out there who has built swimming pool for small space with beautiful designs. All you need to do is just sit back and relax, gather any information about small inground pool designs that fit with your backyard size and type. But before building your own small inground pool, make sure that you have built plan for this project.

There are three types of inground swimming pools that will work well with small spaces. Concrete inground pools are the most popular among the homeowner, it’s easy to design based on your personal taste but take a little longer to complete the construction. Fiberglass inground pools available in many shapes and sizes which allow to choose the right types that fit with your backyard space. Fiberglass pools also easy to install and maintenance than concrete pools. Last type is vinyl inground pool which comes as a package and available in variety of small sizes which will suit well with your small space. We have added 14 Best small inground pool designs that work well for your small spaces. Enjoy!

Cheap small inground pool designs for small spaces

Cheap small inground pool designs for small spaces

Contemporary small oval inground pool designs with wooden decks

Contemporary small oval inground pool designs with wooden decks

Small kidney shaped inground pool designs for small backyard with outdoor furniture

Small kidney shaped inground pool designs for small backyard with outdoor furniture

Small kidney shaped inground pool designs for small backyard

Small kidney shaped inground pool designs for small backyard

Small kidney shaped inground pool designs with umbrella

Small kidney shaped inground pool designs with umbrella

Small oval inground pool designs with flagstone for small spaces

Small oval inground pool designs with flagstone for small spaces

Small rectangle inground pool designs with landscape for small backyard

Small rectangle inground pool designs with landscape for small backyard

Small rectangular inground pool designs for small backyard with purple lighting

Small rectangular inground pool designs for small backyard with purple lighting

Small rectangular inground pool designs for small backyard

Small rectangular inground pool designs for small backyard

Small rectangular inground pool designs with landscape for small backyard

Small rectangular inground pool designs with landscape for small backyard

Small rectangular inground pool designs with landscape

Small rectangular inground pool designs with landscape

Small rectangular inground pool designs with outdoor dining table and chair sets

Small rectangular inground pool designs with outdoor dining table and chair sets

Small round inground pool designs with deck and outdoor furniture with umbrella

Small round inground pool designs with deck and outdoor furniture with umbrella


How to Reface Laminate Kitchen Cabinets

February 20, 2018 By: Administrator Category: Kitchen

Laminated kitchen cabinets are generally made of particleboard or plywood, with a thin wood veneer or plastic laminate over it. Yup. You cannot refinish that laminate the way you can real wood, but that does not mean you cannot reface it. New laminate can be installed right over the old, as long as the old laminate is solid and clean. Do not laminate over real wood, metal or anything other than existing laminate.

Laminates themselves are used on cabinets because they are durable and easy to clean. The product is manufactured by fusing paper and plastic materials at high heats until they form a solid surface that is resistant to scratches and stains. Because of its durable manufacturing process, laminate is also difficult to resurface. The best choice for resurfacing or refinishing laminate is paint. Because laminate surfaces are shiny and slick, surface preparation is the most critical step. Using the right technique will give you a long-lasting and attractive new finish for your laminate cabinets.

Things you’re going to need:

  1. Screwdriver
  2. Vibrating power sander
  3. Medium sandpaper
  4. Tape measure
  5. Self-adhesive laminate
  6. Utility knife
  7. Square piece of wood, and
  8. Dishtowel

Firstly, use a vibrating power sander to dull the surface of all laminated parts of the cabinet (generally the box frame, but usually not the doors). Don’t sand all the way through the existing laminate, just get it flat and free of any shine. Wipe off the dust.

Laminate Kitchen Cabinets with marble flooring

Laminate Kitchen Cabinets with marble flooring

Laminate Kitchen Cabinets with red and cream cabinet tiles

Laminate Kitchen Cabinets with red and cream cabinet tiles

Dark-brown-Laminate-Kitchen-Cabinets-with-light-hardwood-floors

Dark-brown-Laminate-Kitchen-Cabinets-with-light-hardwood-floors

Laminate Kitchen Cabinets with white colors and hardwood floors

Laminate Kitchen Cabinets with white colors and hardwood floors

Modern Laminate Kitchen Cabinets with laminate flooring

Modern Laminate Kitchen Cabinets with laminate flooring

Modern Laminate Kitchen Cabinets with stylish window

Modern Laminate Kitchen Cabinets with stylish window

White Laminate Kitchen Cabinets with dark hardwood floors

White Laminate Kitchen Cabinets with dark hardwood floors

White Laminate Kitchen Cabinets with white wall paint colors

White Laminate Kitchen Cabinets with white wall paint colors

Secondly, measure one side of the cabinet that’s going to be refaced, transferring the dimensions to a sheet of laminate. Add an inch all around as you mark it on the laminate. Cut out the piece with a utility knife, scoring and then snapping it. Before you separate the two pieces, cut along the wax paper on the back of the laminate, so the paper stays intact on the cut piece.

Thirdly, hold the piece of laminate up to the part of the cabinet where it’s going, with an inch of overhang all around. Peel back a little of the paper at one end of the laminate piece and press the adhesive surface to the cabinet. Pull off the rest of the paper and press the rest of the laminate piece to the cabinet.

Fourthly, use your utility knife to trim off the overhanging portion of the laminate, cutting along the edge of the cabinet. Press over the laminate with a flat block of wood wrapped in a dishtowel, to squeeze any air out from under the laminate.

Fifthly, repeat the process for each span of the cabinet, cutting and installing a piece of laminate for each one. Let the laminate set for a day before reassembling the cabinet.

Before we end the tips today, if you want to paint the cabinet before reassembling it, paint the laminate choosing either an oil-based or latex paint. Latex paints are more likely to chip than oil-based but latex is easier to work with and less messy. Apply multiple, thin coats of paint. Allow the previous coat dry before applying the next.

6Avoid using the cabinets for at least seven days. Test the durability of the paint by pressing a fingernail into the cabinets. Oil-based paint takes longer to cure than latex. If your fingernail makes a dent, the paint is not fully cured. Be gentle with the surface until it is fully cured. If the painting is all done, you can start reassembling your precious cabinet.