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Shades of Purple

June 20, 2023

Shades of Purple and How to Use Them in Home Decor

Purple is one of the lesser-used colors when it comes to interior design, but it can be used to great effect if you want to invoke a sense of elegance and glamor, or if you are creating a space based on a spring-time floral theme.

Cathedral Ceiling What It Is History Characteristics Pros Cons

June 16, 2023

Cathedral Ceiling – What It Is, History, Characteristics, and Pros/Cons

Cathedral ceilings are a controversial topic amongst many designers since they offer a wide range of advantages and disadvantages to the homeowner. Here we investigate exactly what a cathedral ceiling is and look through the history of the cathedral ceiling. We also explore the pros and cons of cathedral ceilings to help you gain an understanding of whether this type of vaulted ceiling would work well in your home.

Standard balcony size
Balcony Sizes and Guidelines

You will typically find a balcony dimensions of 4 feet in depth and 10 feet in width. The balcony depth should be at least 1.5 to 2 feet. And depending on the type of balcony, dimensions vary. Here are the suggested dimensions for common balcony types.

Wicker basket sizes

June 15, 2023

What Are the Wicker Basket Sizes?

There is no standard size for wicker baskets since you can make or purchase them in a variety of styles. That said, the typical wicker basket will usually measure around 18 inches long and/or wide and 8 inches tall.

Standard towel bar height

June 13, 2023

What is the Standard Towel Bar Height?

The standard height for a towel bar is 48 inches, though a few inches higher or lower can work for many people. Here we look at the points you should consider when setting the height of your towel rail, along with the recommended height of towel rails for people with limited mobility and disabilities, as well as the most suitable towel bar heights for children of different ages.

Table Lamp Sizes

February 2, 2024

What Are the Table Lamp Sizes? (with Drawings)

Table lamps come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and while there is no ‘wrong’ size of a table lamp, there are certain guidelines you can follow to make sure your lamps look well-proportioned with the rest of the furniture in a room, and that they function in the most useful way. Here we explore the typical size of lamps, how to correctly choose a table lamp size, and how to select the right size shade for a table lamp base.

How many houses can you build on

July 17, 2023

How Many Houses Can You Build On (0.25, 0.3, 0.5, and 1 Acre)?

In this blog post, we will explore the various elements that influence how many houses can be built on different plot sizes, discuss how to maximize your land usage and delve into the benefits and drawbacks of building on smaller or larger plots. We will also address some frequently asked questions related to this topic.

What Colors to Paint Media Room

June 11, 2023

What Colors to Paint a Media Room?

For media rooms which are primarily going to be for movie nights, dark walls and ceilings in black , brown, or dark gray will work best. If your media room will double up as a family room, then black might be too intense. Here we explore the best colors to paint different types of media rooms.

Mindful Gray vs Agreeable Gray

June 10, 2023

Mindful Gray vs Agreeable Gray

Mindful Gray and Agreeable Gray are both popular paint colors from Sherwin-Williams. They are both classed as warm grays, but they have some differences in terms of their undertones and overall appearance. 

What Colors Make Brown

June 4, 2023

What Colors Make Brown?

For a true brown, mix an even combination of all three primary colors; red, blue, and yellow. You can alter the shade of brown you get by varying the amount of the primary colors in the mixture. By using the principles of color theory, you can also create brown by mixing a secondary color with its complementary primary color.

Antique white and white

May 31, 2023

What is Antique White? Color Schemes with Antique White

Antique white is a shade of off-white which has a warm tone. It is made by adding the smallest amount of yellow to white, to create a very pale, creamy color. By comparison, white is neither warm nor cool, and is perfectly neutral because it lacks color of any kind.

Almond Color 1

November 19, 2023

Almond Color – What It Is, Meaning, and Colors that Pair with Almond

Almond is a natural neutral based on the pale color of these edible nuts. Here we explore everything about the color of almond, looking at the best colors to use alongside it, and the meaning of this color.