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Interior Essentials That Will Make Any Place Look Expensive

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While browsing through luxury magazines, we all like to picture ourselves in a space that looks elegant and abundant. However, decorating such space can cost a lot – or, so we think. Many of us don't realize that with a few simple interior design tricks up their sleeve, anyone can achieve that expensive, luxurious look for less. Here are a couple o...
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A guide to choosing the right dressmakers dummy

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For businesses involved in dressmaking, couture or alterations, a good dressmaker's dummy is an essential piece of kit for designing, modelling, sizing and altering clothes. But with so many different types on the market, how do you choose the right one? Our handy guide will help.

Picking the right dummy

To pick the right dummy model for your business, it helps to know what your needs are. Those who sow for one customer, or a particular standard size, may be happy to use a standard dress form with a single set of sizes. Those who need to use a dressmaker's dummy for a range of clients will prefer to have an adjustable model, which allows adjustment for height as well as girth. Most good models will be adjustable for the dress form and have a minimum of eight sections.


Most professionals will also need an adjustable dressmakers dummy that is sturdy and easy to adjust. Twelve adjustable sections are the most common for those sewing exacting garments. A deluxe trouser form is also very useful for those making trousers.

Popular models

The K&L, available from Morplan, is the industry's best-selling standard model. Its dimensions are modelled on the female form, according to the UK's sizing definition and the dummy is made with a polyester body, reinforced with long lasting glass. The highest standards of production have been applied to ensure accuracy when pattern cutting and the dummy can be adjusted using the tubular steel base.

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Transform your bedroom into a summer oasis

Why not celebrate everything the summer has to offer with redecorating your bedroom to give you the same feel you would get on a tropical holiday abroad? Even a few little pieces can transform the feel of your bedroom. Follow these easy steps for a bright summer change.

 

  1. Little and simple accessories such as freshly cut flowers in a plain white or glass vase can add just the summer feel you are looking for, and with the fresh smell it gives off it will be a pleasure to wake up to on a sunny morning. A fringes throw in a soft pastel colour is a great accessory to make your bed give off a summer feel, and paired with oversized euro-pillows it will make your bed look more finished and comfortable. These pillows are great to prop you up whilst reading you favourite summer book too!

2. If you are thinking about adding new furniture to your bedroom, or even a lick of paint make sure you go for light materials in natural colours. These will look the best for the summer. Lightweight textured materials, like rattan, wicker and bamboo, work great for summer furniture.

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8 tips for building your dream home | Architectural Design Companies Near Me

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Building your own cozy home is a dream of many. You sure have a certain perception and vision of what your dream home must ultimately look and feel like. But designing a home is a lot more than just buying a piece of land and handing over the construction responsibilities to a construction firm. At every step, you have to be a part of the construction to make sure you are getting what you have planned for. Here are some home design tips that will help you

  1. Make sure you have done enough research before starting your home project. Have a look at the many existing models available in market today. Seek out the features you like and want in your house.

  1. Prepare a blueprint of the home design and check it's feasibility with a professional. You don't have to own a construction degree to plan your own design. You just need to have a good observation skill and creativity to do it.

  1. When designing your home, it's important you plan for the future. Do you plan to have children in the near future? Do relatives frequently visit your house and stay during vacations? Do you have aging parents? Design accordingly.

  1. Keep functionality in mind when designing your home. Place bedroom away from the communal areas to reduce noise. Have a mudroom adjacent to your garage if you and your family loves spending time outdoors.

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The Advantages Of Narrow Home Designs

Narrow home designs are nothing new. They've been around for centuries and have been used by several cultures throughout history. One good example of this was the Roman Insula, which also used narrow block designs in order to conserve space and available land in crowded cities all over Ancient Rome. Today, narrow block homes are still widely used all over the world. They are widely used in residential areas where it is unfeasible to build wide houses, or in urban areas where living space is very limited.

They are particularly useful to those of us who cannot afford to buy large plots of land on which our homes. As you know, space is one of the most essential characteristics of a good home. Most conventional home designs fail to meet this requirement due to constraints in available land.

Fortunately, this is not a problem for narrow block designs. Despite their constrictive appearance, narrow block homes are able to offer more space by allowing homeowners to add additional flats on the original design, thus expanding the availability of space through a vertical direction.

The most important feature of narrow block designs are their conservative approach to the amount of available space within a certain area. In fact, even the space under the stairs are used for storage, and even lofts are used for holding materials needed around the house. So if you want a spacious home, but cannot afford to buy a large plot of land, these designs can offer you the solutions you need.

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