The Benefits of Professional Chimney Cleaning

During the cold winter months, having a fire burning can help create a warm and cozy environment in your home. Plus, a fireplace can save you money on your heating bills. If you want to keep your fireplace working properly, it's important to get it cleaned on a regular basis. There are a number of benefits associated with hiring a professionally trained chimney sweep.

Beautiful and practical ideas for your modern kitchen countertop

Contemporary kitchens are the focus of homes, the multifunctional interiors where families enjoy numerous activities, from cooking to social meetings. Good-looking, warm and happy modern kitchens are the objective of all who want to redesign present kitchens or fantasizing of new kitchen designs.modern kitchen countertop

Welcome to Paris 2050 - super green capital

What if the Montparnasse Tower and the railways abandoned their grayish mine buildings in favor of algae, woven bamboo and vegetable gardens. And if pollution disappeared to make way for wind turbines and solar panels?

Overhead Crane Safety 101

The danger of working in the same industry for a long period of time is that you will eventually become a bit lax in safety-oriented routines, regulations, and recommendations, simply because everything becomes "old hat".

The only table for freelancers with cats

I just love it when serious designers get in the play mode and create something fun. Like this cat table found while perusing the web, that instantly put a smile on my face. It was created with the cat (freelancer) person in mind who works at his desk and an exploring heaven for kitty. I fully agree with this design principle, the objects present in our homes should contribute to all dweller’s happiness, legs or paws included.The CATable by Ruan Hao for Lycs Architecture

Brighten Up Your Home

Finding ways to allow more natural light into your home can make it feel more spacious, more inviting and more pleasurable to spend time in. Using minimalistic window treatments is one way to allow more natural light to flow into a room. Design tricks such as hanging mirrors and choosing accent pieces with a reflective quality can also be somewhat effective.

Home trend for 2014: a dash of timeless elegance with marble decor

I'm always impressed with how much sophistication marble finishes bring to interior design. From historic times the glossy stone has been used in architecture to create a lavish high class decor. Cultural emblems such as the Greek Parthenon Temple, England's Salisbury Cathedral or the Palace of Versailles in France are existing testimonies of the majestic character conveyed by refined marble.Art Deco style bathroom with Carrara marble by Erik Johnson and Associates

Give Every Employee Proper Protective Gear

Personal protective gear is not limited to construction workers, and every worker who heads into a hazardous environment for work must be given the right equipment for their own safety. Each piece of safety gear listed below keeps workers safe whether they are on the job site every day or merely visiting.

Big progress in rechargeable battery technology

The world awaits a major breakthrough in battery technology to power the portable electronics we all increasingly use - and researchers at an Irish University may just have made it.

Create a French country cottage feel in your home

A French country cottage feel in your home can be easily created with furniture from the French Heritage furniture collection. The pieces in this collection are designed to give you the opportunity to create a cozy, cottage-like atmosphere in your home, even if you've never been to France.

2 easy ways to save bedroom space

Small dwelling space can be a real cause for frustrations but it can also unleash your inner decorating genius. Turning a tiny studio apartment or a one-room loft into a comfortable, fully-equipped home is an engaging project with guarantee satisfaction.

How not to worry about a crisis home repair

I stood there in front of the bedroom’s leaking heating pipes and asked myself well how much home damage can one inch of flooding do? Then the next thing I knew I was carrying out leaking hot water in kitchen bowls and calling desperately for plumbing technicians, licensed or not.

Bring your home up-to-date with teal colour

According to Colour Futures - the trend forecasting agency of the leading global paints company Akzo Nobel - the colour of the year 2014 in home decor is the elegant blue-green hue called teal.

When modern design meets artisan craft

Many top designers join the artisan revival movement, drawing inspiration from traditional materials and techniques that, in fusion with contemporary aesthetic, result in unique and stylish products.

Town Profile: St Albans

The small Hertfordshire city of St Albans is one of the most beautiful cities in England. Much of its beauty comes from its enormous cultural history and the fact that it is still pervaded by a huge variety of prominent historical buildings, including some world-renowned examples of ornate medieval architecture.

Sleep well: 2014 top trends in mattresses

An Irish saying is this: “a good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything”. While there is no common solution for amusement, a quality sleep is assured by a comfy bed. In order to prevent the health risks of getting poor sleep companies hire advise from medical experts (chiropractors, doctors trained in sleep disorders) when designing their latest collection of mattresses.

A beautiful gift or a treasure for your home

If you're looking for a beautiful gift for someone special or a treasure for your home, then consider an elegant decoration from a company like Fine Brand Sales. Vases are an addition to the home that can be used for several purposes.

Welcome the New Year with a new home design that suits your needs

Another year ... another opportunity to decorate! For many homeowners, the turning of the calendar to a fresh year is the perfect opportunity to get everything at home up to scratch and that means approaching DIY projects with a renewed sense of interest.

Modern dollhouses by top architects

Let’s marvel a little more at these beautiful dollhouses created by British architects, miniatures that found their lucky owners this November. UK based developer Cathedral Group enlisted 20 top architecture firms who, alongside talented artists and designers, created contemporary takes on a childhood favorite - the dollhouse. The creations were auctioned on November 11 and the profit raised, close to £90,000 was donated to KIDS, a charity that supports disabled children and young people.