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There are a number of reasons why a kitchen remodel is more tricky than most other rooms in a house: furniture arrangement is less flexible, high expenditures are required on appliances, and a number of functions have to be accommodated by the layout. However, remodeling a kitchen is also a solid investment as it can drastically increase the value of your property. So, before you get started, check out a few tips that will help you make the process more time- and cost-efficient.
May 22, 2017 - Interior Design/Remodeling
Repainting your house is one of the most cost efficient ways to upgrade its look and feel. Painting one wall in a bold color will add character to your space. Painting in more neutral colors will give it a clean look. Adding purple paint will give a more royal feel to your room. All that is to say that you can achieve truly impactful results by repainting your house. However, before you even get to selecting the color scheme for your house, there are a few things you should know about the process of selecting the right paint.
Do you ever feel like you need to change your surroundings? Completely transform the space you live in? One of the main reasons many of us are hesitant to take on a remodeling project is the high cost. From paying your contractors to buying all the necessary materials to decorating a room - you start running the math, get disparaged somewhere half-way, and distract yourself to forget you had this idea in the first place.
April 27, 2017 - Interior Design/Remodeling
Perhaps you love the idea of taking a standard piece of furniture and turning it into something special with your own two hands. Perhaps you landed on this article because you can't afford spending thousands of dollars on furniture but don't want to settle for the look of mass-produced pieces. Whatever the reason, if you don't have much experience with DIY projects, you came to the right place. We have compiled some of the easiest IKEA hacks that will transform your furniture into something truly unique.
This is a guest post by Amanda Ironside
April 20, 2017 - Interior Design/Remodeling
We had some rough ideas of what we wanted but really wanted to consider multiple ideas. I found the Arcbazar website while searching for an architect on line and was impressed with their idea of gathering a variety of design concepts. We spent a lot of effort in describing our project and providing as much detail about the site and the existing structure as possible. We feel like this effort really paid off with the thirteen design entries that were submitted. All of the entries were viable and thought provoking. We are very excited about moving forward with our project.
Very few will disagree that the number one asset any company has is its people. Unfortunately, for the most part, employees are not particularly happy at work. According to Gallup, 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged. 87%!! Employee engagement directly impacts such business aspects as retention and productivity, which, in turn, affect a company's bottom line. While there are numerous HR thought leaders putting forth theories on how to improve employee engagement through trainings, gamification, career opportunities, company culture and other processes, much can also be done by taking a closer look at the physical space where people spend a third of their life in and exploring how office design can be modified to create a more happy and inspiring work environment.
April 07, 2017 - Interior Design/Remodeling
While also rewarding, remodeling is a long and expensive process. Yet, every so often you must get an urge to change the look and feel of your room, but are not willing to commit to any major irreversible changes. You may also not have the budget to do anything major. If that's the case, don't lose hope, because you can do small inexpensive things that will either put a new light on old items or give a fresh vibe to your space. We have researched kitchen wall decor ideas that will not put a dent in your budget. Check it out.
If you are not familiar with Arcbazar, we should first explain the concept. This is a platform that allows you to crowdsource architectural design ideas for a fraction of the cost. Interior design, home remodeling, landscaping - these are all expensive jobs. As a result, most people either can't afford to hire an architect/interior designer or prefer to save money on it and go down the DIY route. However, if you are not an expert in the field, it is extremely challenging to achieve the perfect balance of functionality and aesthetic, meaning you often times end up sacrificing one or the other. That's where Arcbazar comes in. We give you access to our network of thousands of architects and designers located all over the world who, on a competitive basis, will submit their ideas for your project. It is up to you to decide how much to reward, what time frame to give the designers, and who gets the prize. Our motto is "democratizing architecture" as we strive to do exactly that - make the process affordable and transparent. You also have fun, which is an added bonus.