Are you looking for shabby chic decorating ideas to use in your kitchen? Here are several easy and fun ideas that I have personally used to incorporate this decorating style in that all-important room of the house – the kitchen.
Start by taking an inventory of keepsakes and newer knick knacks that you like and could be used as shabby chic home décor in the kitchen. Keepsakes that I used in my shabby chic kitchen were an old wooden recipe box, vintage measuring spoons, old tin cookie cutters, a miniature iron, an antique compact, a ceramic rose-design dish with lid and serving spoon, a vintage tea set and a couple of small photos in antique frames.
Decide where you will display your items. I used a tall, wrought iron corner shelf with four shelves to display the above items. On each shelf I draped a small lace doily that hung over the edge of the shelf. What I liked best about this collection was that it was tucked into a corner and out of the flow of traffic, and at the same time it was very attractive. It was a wonderful way to display keepsakes instead of having them packed away in a box.
Shabby chic home décor such as vintage bowls, trays and vases can be displayed on countertops and then brought to life by actually using them. Your family and guests will enjoy the uniqueness of their past and also their present beauty. For most family holiday dinners I bring out the family heirloom serving bowls and trays. What a great way to remember those good old days!
Kitchen curtains are an excellent way to add that shabby chic look with a unique twist. In place of the traditional café curtains, use a valance scarf made out of … Continue Reading
Remodeling can be a bit expensive, but there are times when the benefits will out-weigh the costs of the project. However, with the right advice, you won’t need to drain your bank account or go deeper into debt just to end up with the perfect kitchen or bathroom. Here are the top reasons why you would want to remodel these rooms today. Also included are some tips if you’re searching for a good kitchen or bathroom remodeling idea.
Increase the value of your home
Your home is most likely one of your biggest investments. Unfortunately, its value can decrease over time, especially if it’s not well maintained. However, simply maintaining your home will still not guarantee that its value will increase over time. One way to ensure that it will is to remodel some of the rooms, especially the bathroom and kitchen.
These two areas affect buying decisions. A well-executed kitchen remodeling project will result in a great looking kitchen that attracts buyers, especially women who love well-designed kitchens. This goes the same for bathrooms. Well-designed bathrooms are spacious and easily customizable to fit the desires of any homeowner.
Low Interest Rates
If you haven’t exactly saved up for a bathroom or kitchen remodeling project, you might want to take advantage of the low interest rates. These won’t stay low forever, so check with your bank to find the perfect loan for a remodeling project.
Save on Energy
Some people don’t realize it, but energy costs can build up over time. Kitchen appliances, lighting, and other energy dependent devices use quite a lot of energy. Kitchen remodeling contractors know how to make these areas energy efficient. This can be accomplished by maximizing the use of natural light, using energy efficient light bulbs, and replacing old appliances with newer energy efficient … Continue Reading