Home Remodeling is not just about replacing worn out kitchen, bathroom fittings, furniture and lighting. Decorating or giving a facelift to the general atmosphere – that will be a delight to the guest and pride to the owner- is also a part of home remodeling.
A short list of the items to be taken care of while remodeling includes – Clocks, curtains, fabric for furniture, floor cloths, towel racks and grab rails, curtains, mirrors, pottery, tablecloth, wall tapestries, and other decorative accessories.
Clocks are one of the most strikingly visible objects in any home. A very wide range of designs right from those of the mid 1950’s designs, floor clocks, grandfather clocks, mantle pieces, and custom designed clocks are available in the market. For those who like to have bright colors, computer created digital paintings on textured glass and incandescent colors that double as wall clocks can be given a choice. Retro clocks from the 1950’s with either red neon or green neon for the trim look striking with the right background decor. Floor clocks that look like an heirloom piece are available in Do it yourself kits or as a fully assembled piece. Choice of a clock to a lot depends upon the space and decor of the home.
Windows need a lot of dressing to keep up the appearance of a home. Curtains, curtain rods and add-ons to the curtain rods can make a window look more like a piece of art. Curtains in lace, Madras style lace curtains, and Venetian blinds in old style bring the window alive. Decorative rods in place of drab utilitarian rods give a personal touch to the windows. These decorative rods come in antique brown, gold, black and pewter. Finials in various designs, finishes, colors, materials and sizes can be purchased separately.
Man is never tired of looking at his reflection in a mirror. So, mirrors have been designed in such a way, that you have a “welcome” mirror to welcome the guests. Handcrafted and available in red, green and natural background, words on the frame’s perimeter welcome the guests. Oak framed mirrors, mirrors embellished with leaf and various finials, besides mirrors’ designed to look centuries old, bring a visual elegance to the home.
Pottery gets noticed and makes a silent comment on the owner. It’s true that original designs and makes cost a fortune, but careful search can bring in sturdier and safer than the original collection. Money can buy a tea set, finished in 22 carat gold from Imperial Hotel China collection. Creamy white aranware, fluted stoneware bowls in various sizes, the 1930s collection of multicolor Bauer dinnerware, and melamine and acrylic dinnerware are some of the choices available in choosing crockery for the dinner table.
Money can buy the most exotic things on earth, but commonsense will decide about the utility value of such things. Most of the things, bought today, falling prey to the salesman’s psychological selling, may end up in the attic in the long run. So, one has to be all the more careful before spending whatever money on remodeling the home.