Pure White Scandinavian Cottage in Stockholm

Modern White Cottage in Stockholm

Modern White Cottage in Stockholm

This 110 square meters Swedish cottage displays nothing but stylish clean interior design with minimalist arrangements in its four rooms. The core of this cottage is the living room area with a welcoming rustic fireplace, white-pigmented oak floors and all-in-white walls. Several large windows can be found in almost every corner and these make the cottage fulls of natural light. A neat pure white kitchen cabinets and a dining area for numerous guests are also a charming point of it. Contrast with major part of this cottage, the childrens’ room is a little bright because it use shocking pink in one side of the wall. Take a look at these fabulous pictures!

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Tips to Makeover Your Teens Bedroom

Teens Bedroom Design from PBTeen
Teens Bedroom Design from PBTeen

Teens Bedroom Design from PBTeen

As a parent, you need to use your experience and your skill to makeover your teens’ bedroom when they become interested in having a more grown-up space that fits their ages. Allow them to express themselves and teach them to learn responsibility.

Your first discussion with your teens might be surprising you because they have plenty of ideas. If they didn’t come with any ideas, ask them to invite their friends to join the discussion. Listen to what they want, and do not immediately say “no” to the ideas that they propound even their ideas might cost you a lot of money. Use your brilliancy to help your teens to realizing their dream bedrooms.

Decide the things that have to be at their room, like a dressing table, bookshelf, study area, free space to hang out with their friends, and off course a brand new set of bedroom furniture. Explain them about the budget you provide, give some alternative ways to lower the cost and make sure they participate in the whole process of bedroom makeover.

Going to garage sales, secondhand shops, and flea markets to find some items that look cool but cheap is also a smart choice. Try to suggest them using the old furniture by painting the furniture with a new light color or using some creative ways such as sponge-painting, stencils, or wallpaper. Maybe your teens will choose a strange color that you never thought before. Fulfill what they want as long as you can tolerate.

Get everything organized before starting to decorate. The most important thing is to give your teens opportunities to express their own creation of creating their dream bedroom.

Take a look at some pictures that we collect for you. They might bring some ideas to makeover your teens dream bedroom.

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Creating Your Eco-Friendly Organic Gardening


Creating Your Eco-Friendly Organic Gardening1

You have bought a new house, or are in the process of having one built. Maybe you have bought an old house with a minimal garden. It is only natural that your thoughts will turn to how you can create a new garden that will enhance your home and complement your lifestyle. Ideas can come from any number of places. You could start a scrapbook of pictures and plant names and habits. Include in the scrapbook details about garden ornaments, paving types and colors, planting designs and color schemes that catch your eye. If you have children, involve them in this process so they will be interested and cooperative when the time comes; they might even want to have their own patch of ground to develop. Popular choice todays is creating an eco-friendly organic gardening. There are many definitions of what is meant by organic gardening; every garden writer puts their own slant on it. Mary Horsfall (2008) state that organic gardening means:

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Saving Energy through Green Building

Tubular Skylight

Saving Energy through Green BuildingDo you want to provide a safe, healthy place for your children to grow up? Do you concern about rising energy costs? Green home might be a best solution for you. Recently, building a green home is about doing our part to protect the environment, helping to make the world a better place for our children and grandchildren. Quite often, when people think of green building, what comes to mind is the use of recycled-content building materials—insulation made from recycled newspaper, floor tiles made out of ground-up light bulbs, and so forth. Materials are indeed an important component of green construction, but this way of building goes much further. Green building addresses the relationship between a building and the land on which it sits; how the structure might help to foster a sense of community or reduce the need for automobile use by its occupants; how to minimize energy use in the building (energy consumption being one of the largest environmental impacts of any building); and how to create the healthiest possible living space. Make use of solar energy to provide natural day lighting, so that you use sunlight instead of electric lights during the daylight hours is one of green building concept. This can be done with windows, traditional skylights, and a relatively new type of tubular skylight.

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Utilize Digitally Fabricated Bookshelf by dbd Studio for Minimalist Home Design

Digitally Fabricated Bookshelf by dbd Studio

Digitally Fabricated Bookshelf by dbd Studio

How to optimize a minimalist home design? It would be difficult to plan or to sacrifice space for storage in a smaller house or apartment. One of the solutions is to use wooden shelving concept to provide some storage space. You can choose the wood and the design that you want and adjust it to your home layout. You can also purchase built-in solution units that are unlimitedly available at store or online. There is an example of an afield Digitally Fabricated Bookshelf (DFB) designed by dbd Studio based in Washington. They have completed a sequence of bookshelf stretches from floor to ceiling and overhead, and ends at the existing bulkhead. It was specifically designed and built to a condominium in DuPont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC.

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