Archive for April, 2013
With the onset of winter, you should start thinking about protecting your house from the harsh winter weather. A very big problem during the winter is the snowfall. You should check your roof properly before the snowy season arrives. If there is any cracks in the roof or if the roof if not strong enough, then continuous snow fall may cause the collapse of the roof.
Also check for cracks in the walls and in the basement. Water may step in to these cracks and on freezing; this water will cause immense damage to the walls as well to the foundation of the house. The windows should be strong enough to bear the weight of the snow. If wrapping your window from outside looks odd, you can use insulated curtain for the windows to keep your house warm.
Check all the chimney of the fireplace properly so that there is no debris. Clogging of the chimney may lead to fire hazards and can also increase the carbon monoxide level in your home. You should adopt proper means of keeping your room temperature within a certain limit to make it comfortable for staying.
The heritage of an old home speaks for itself and its charm is simply inexplicable. So, if you now in charge of taking care of your granny’s home and would like to redecorate it, try to keep its inherent heritage as much as possible. And one of the best ways of doing it is opting for the vintage décor while decorating the house.
For the vintage décor, you will have to make sure that you choose the right kind of furniture. Get some actual vintage furniture and furnishing and focus on checked ginghams and large floral patterns, they speak of the old world charm like nothing else. As for the palette for your furnishing, opt for something neutral like brown or beige. The wall decorations need to be Vintage as well. You can get the vintage pull shade from a flea market and use it as a wall accessory. Another thing that you can do is decorate the rooms with small vintage toys.