Keeping Home Refurbishment Simple

Make home renovation simple by following these useful steps.

Home renovations are not simple than you think. In fact it can be very overwhelming that you exert all your energy and effort into it, without noticing that you started compromising your budget and other necessary items.

1. Choose a home renovation inspiration

With Social Media paving way to unlimited access of information, it’s no surprise that you’ll find daily inspirations from Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube. These are all excellent source of information, keeping you up to trend with the latest home designs that are not just aesthetically pleasing, but functional yet budget friendly as well.

2.  Stick with the Plan

When you have gathered a hefty amount of inspiration, it’s time to eliminate the impractical, expensive, or perhaps the accident-prone ones. There has to be a limit to everything and at some point, you have to learn where to stop. A rooftop pool or a fountain inside the house maybe not be for you, especially when you have a clumsy tot around. Eliminate ideas or items that are not relevant to your revamp.

3. Apply your Personality

There is a saying that you are what you eat, and with houses, it also reflects the owner. If you feel like you are the type of person who’s able to think or work with less noise then a minimalistic design suits you. Always feeling one with nature? Incorporating plants and nature elements are great touches.

4. Consider a second (honest & professional) opinion

Architects or interior designers are masters of their craft. They have spent years training and studying to help homeowners. If you happen to have a trusted adviser like a close friend or a partner that can provide constructive opinion then grab that chance. Once a decision has been made, try to stick with it and be firm.

5. Organize your Plan

Schedule all the implementations needed. From canvassing materials to purchasing construction items,  you need to plan in advance. Nothing can be more stressful than an unplanned plan. If you are one step ahead even with your budget, you eliminate the risk of buying unnecessary items.

6. Learn How to Delegate

Some things are best left to the professionals. When you try to micromanage everything, it becomes stressful. Take time to relax, breathe, and delegate.

7. Everything takes time

Prioritize which part of the house needs immediate attention over the other. If your budget is constraint, then the next best step would be to carry the parts in stages if you can’t everything done in one go.  

 

Different Carpet Fibers

 

It’s a have to learn first on how to distinguish the two types of carpet fibers before using it on your home floor. The two different types of carpet are Cut Pile and Loop Pile.

 

CUT PILE

Through the type of fiber they use, the density of the tufts, and the twist of the yarn is how cut piles get their durability.

These are known styles of cut piles:

  • Plush

Due to its smooth and even finish the carpet type have a more formal look.

 

  • Textured

For this carpet style, fibers that are low in density is used thus concealing the dirt with an informal look. Anyhow, for areas with high traffic, this is unsuited.

 

  • Saxony

Saxony has a smooth and even finish just like plush.  Compared to the two styles first mentioned above, the fibers used are longer and have a twist. It has a tendency to exhibit footprints and other marks further than other carpets but it is one of the most popular styles of carpet.

 

  • Frieze

For this carpet style, it has also long fibers but the twists are abundant. The look is like that of textured, informal is the outcome. Also, it easily hides footprints and other marks, unlike Saxony. But still, it is not generally ideal for high traffic areas. Once the piles are longer, it is called shag.

 

  • Cable

For that, more comfy and pleasant feel when walked on, Cable is produced with thicker and longer fibers.

 

LOOP PILE

loop pile carpets do not slash the yarn tips, which make the loops distinguishable just like what it is called. Since they are very durable in construction, it is assessed as an all-purpose carpet. Under Loop pile, it also has various styles, which are the following:

 

  • Level loop or Berber

Making it a durable surface for places that are high traffic with casual appearance, the Level loop or Berber carpets have filled short looped fibers. It is easier to camouflage the dirt for the color flecks in the fiber. Nonetheless, it could make the seams more visible from the height of the fibers.

 

  • Patterned multi-level loop

To produce a texture and a pattern, this carpet style has loops that vary in height.

 

  • Cut and Loop

The fibers are a combination of cut pile and loop pile fibers for this cut and loop carpet style. It produced a textured appearance ideal for high traffic areas for this rationale. As a plus, it also conceals dirt and stains.