Fabric Play

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fabricsCurtains and other coverings can be easily made for old sofa’s that would give them a new light making them more interesting seemingly changing with the times as it passes by. Scraps from yard sales and thrift shops where odds and ends can be sewn together cheaply making them look as if they were quilts or purpose made covers. Have the measurements made by a professional seamstress if you don’t have the necessary skills or simply wing it and get it on to find that creative side of you that’s been hidden for a long time. Sill can’t find your groove Read the rest of this entry »

Condo vs House

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Why choose a condo more than a house for investment? Condos make immense rental properties. Whether this is your very first real estate acquisition or not. Condo purchase makes a remarkable investment. Say that one day, you make a decision to get married. You can always put it up for rent if you cannot find a good deal on selling it. From time to time, people would buy and sell units time and again before the paint was even dried up or worn out on the new construction. As a result, condominium values are depressed and ripe for savvy buyers.

Transforming Beds

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Styling a condo is more challenging because of the limited space. But that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to living with functional but ugly furniture. There are a lot of new designs that are suitable for condos (compact!), but are still chic and stylish. I especially love ingenious transforming furniture such as this:

The Doc sofa/bunk bed unit by Bonbon Trading is a single couch that swings easily into two separate beds. Now that’s what I call a real space saver!

Chic Furniture

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Making your condo chic looking can actually be easy and cheap. All you have to do is pick the right furniture to have in your apartment. You can have a small or large space and it won’t make a difference. Shabby chic is a style that exudes class and elegance. Think rustic decorative style that is oh so French! (Refer to photo above)

This style has the vintage vibe and is normally in a light color (white, pastels) You can create this look easily if you are patient. “Make do and Mend!” If you can not afford antique furniture you can still make it look like one! First step is to choose a classic style furniture. Apply two coats* of Chalk Paint – painting with a big brush in all directions. Then wax and use sand paper to take off paint to reveal old color. Then apply another coat of paint (preferably of the same color but thicker coating now)  Then sand with fine or medium sandpaper. This will now look like it’s rustic and vintage. Voila – you’ve now created Chic!

Gables by the Sea

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Gables by the Sea is located within the City of Coral Gables at the point where Red Road and scenic Old Cutler Road diverge. This well established waterfront community features a series of canals which provide direct access to Biscayne Bay. A private gated community with 24-hour guarded house, located just minutes from Miami International Airport and the business districts of Coral Gables, Coconut Grove and Brickell. Gables by the Sea is a community near public and private schools in the south Coral Gables area including Pinecrest Elementary, Gulliver Academy, Ransom-Everglades, Palmer Trinity, Carrolton, University of Miami and Florida International University. Consisting of only 19 streets, Gables by the Sea is the perfect description of paradise in this unique and special place in the sun where you can enjoy a lifestyle of sailing, water sports and fishing right from your own back yard.

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Online Site

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There are now available apartment website in the internet. Some well-known and recognized apartment communities can be found in the web—either they have their own website, or some people are making buzz about this. At the same time, the site will likely give you all the information you need, may it be about the location of the corporate office, management’s expertise, recognition and awards, and the organization’s philosophy and vision. Some sites wont be giving you the details for confidentiality purposes, however, it will at least give you a general idea the type of management that you are going to deal with.

Condominium Lighting

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General lighting, additionally called encompassing lighting, gives general brightening in a condominium. A condominium’s surrounding lighting is gotten from an offset of common sources, for example, windows, glass-paned entryways and bay windows, and counterfeit lighting sources. Adaptable recessed lighting gives a mortgage holder the chance to redo the game plan, amount and level of lighting. For the most part, planners introduce a group of three to six pot lighting apparatuses inside a divider or roof in an uniform course of action and dispersing. A dimmer switch permits conformity to attain the ideal parity for the event, time of day or utilization with other lighting sources. Adaptable recessed lighting is suitable in every aspect of a townhouse. Overhead lighting ordinarily gives encompassing lighting from a solitary source at a solitary or three-way flexible splendour setting. A lighting source associated with a roof fan gives lighting, cooling and air dissemination advantages and accommodation. Roof fan lighting functions admirably in condominiums and living ranges where families invest a considerable measure of time and in kitchens for better ventilation.

The best possible utilization of lighting can truly change a living space, giving more noteworthy usefulness in a condominium, attracting thoughtfulness regarding particular ranges and making a condominium feel bigger. A basic change in lighting can help you achieve your outline objectives, paying little heed to your funding. Picking light apparatuses that join a design forward look with vitality effective peculiarities empowers a property holder to appreciate style and progressing utility investment funds and can build a home’s attractive quality to future purchasers.

Putting general lighting in condo provide general brightness

Putting general lighting in condo provide general brightness

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Dos in Decorating A Condo

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In designing a condo, it is recommended to plan what is the theme of the unit. After which, that’s the time to buy appliances and equipments to make the condo look stunningly beautiful. Here are some tips from the experts that should be kept in mind when decorating a condo unit. This will surely make the condo look clean, wider and stylish.

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  1. Invest in buying large furniture such as couch and bed since it is challenging to make the cheap stuff look good in the room. As much as possible try purchasing furniture that is multipurpose for dual purposes and to maximize spaces.
  2. Make an accent wall but it should not be a different color. Pick a tone, which is one or two shades lighter or darker to make a mood in the room.
  3. When buying cushions, curtains and throw blanket, it should be treated as one because blending this trio makes everything look good.
  4. Put removable wallpaper because it’s a good way to add patterns, prints and lines.
  5. Buy light fixtures that are inexpensive to add accent in the space.
  6. Place curtains in windows because it will surely make the space look nice. This can also add style in the condo.
  7. Decorating doesn’t stop on painting walls and hanging curtains. The space will better if there are accent pieces such as candles, picture frames, favorite books and favorite artists.
  8. Repurpose items for budget-friendly decorating.

 

Adding curtains in the room can make the space look nice

Adding curtains in the room can make the space look nice

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Tips For First Time Buyers

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Purchasing the first condo can be overwhelming and costly at the same time. It can be an expensive process especially if all the furniture are from scratch. First time buyers will possibly spend days googling for condo sofas, stylish beds, searching for kitchen utensils and appliances. Below are first time buyers furniture tips to avoid buying inappropriate, costly or ugly furniture.

  1. Pick styles that work best for the condo- Look through interior design magazines and websites for inspiration. If the buyer wants to make it a modern condo, he can go for light colored contemporary furniture and keep it minimal to make the condo look more spacious. Colors are important because it can hold an interior together.
  2. Make a list of important furniture- If first time buyers are starting from scratch, it is advised to list down all the essential furniture for the condo. Be realistic in budgeting and always upgrade the latest furniture.
  3. Measure twice- Now that the buyer had already listed all the needed furniture, he should make sure that the measurement is correct before purchasing. One tip is to measure sheets of paper or material on the floor so that the buyer can see how much space he needs.
  4. Dual purpose furniture- To save space, buy furniture with at least two uses. For space a coffee table can be a table and also a storage underneath for magazines.
  5. Put storage furniture- Storage can be the least exciting part in buying furniture, but it is important to invest in some good quality storage. This can prevent the condo look messy.
2 in 1: Coffee table and Magazine storage

2 in 1: Coffee table and Magazine storage

ロフトの制限

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ロフトには何らかの制限があるにもかかわらず、ロフトが仕事場にもなるという理由で、自宅で働く多くの人たちには人気があります。 早くから起きて、その日の喧騒に参加する必要はないのです。 ロフトには、十分すぎる光がその大きな窓から優しく訪れます。 通気も通常良いものです。 ロフトを上手く装飾することが、あなたの創造的センスを目覚めさせ、引き出します。 その制限の難しさに挑む創造をし、その中で、家を装飾する新しい様々な方法を見つけ出し、空間を生かす術も学びます。 ロフトを変えることは、マイホームの一部を正に一新することです。 適正な許可を取得し、標準的な検査を行う事も忘れないで下さい。 現代では、ロフトは家族が家でもう一つのくつろぎのスペースを望む時に、改造したり、 中には、補足収入を作り出す場所として改造する人もいます。

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