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It is now obvious that your home is not in good shape. You are disgusted by most of its features. This leaves you with two options. The first one is to vacate it and move to a better place. The second option is to renovate and redecorate it. Which one should you choose? This matter is complicated by the fact that each option has its advantages and disadvantages. Before making a final decision, there are several issues that you need to weigh. Here is a complete guideline that can help you to make the right choice, and a few ideas of furniture & accessories that we stock that you may wish to use.
Analyze your neighbourhood
Moving houses means that you will go to a new location that perhaps has new features like Victorian or a Cottage farmhouse style which fits in perfectly with our shabby chic & French furniture range. The home may have different rules like a Grade listed building which may also effect how you choose to have your interior. Before you decide to move, ask yourself whether you are happy with your neighbourhood. Do your neighbours make you happy or do they turn your life into a nightmare? Does the neighbourhood have both basic and luxurious amenities? Are the infrastructures in good condition? These are just some of the things that you should ask before moving.
If you enjoy every aspect of your neighbourhood, then there is no need to move. You can just renovate and redecorate your house. However, if you are not happy with the home and want to have a fresh canvas then take the leap and move to a better house and kit it out with some of our lovely items.
Victorian Grade Listed Building
Victorian Antique French Style Bed
Expertly hand crafted from the finest of natural material comes this stunning bed from the Victorian collection, is a fantastic must have addition for your home.
Victorian Antique French Style Wardrobe
Featured here we have the exceptional Antique French Wardrobe from the Victorian collection, with centuries of ornate design and craft inspiring.
Victorian Antique French Style Dressing Table Set
This marvellous dressing table set from the Victorian collection adds a lovely charm to your bedroom.
Furniture Storage Cost
Both moving and renovating your home will require movement of furniture. You may require some temporary shelter for your furniture if you decide to renovate to keep it protected from damage, here is a site called "What Storage" that lists various storage facilities by postcode . The furniture can stay at your chosen storage until the house is fully renovated and decorated. The issue of buying furniture is still something you might need to do when you are moving because sometimes people like to furnish a new home with new furniture rather than move in the old. Unless of course you revamp it shabby chic style, but its always easier to buy and often a better quality.
Not every storage facility is ideal!
Social and economic reasons
Social reasons such as your family can determine whether you move out or just stay and renovate the house. For instance, if you don’t want to keep transferring your kids to different schools, you may opt to renovate the house and continue staying in it.
Renovation can also be the best option for someone whose home is relatively near a workplace. If you want to cut down on your transport cost, you may consider staying.
The same issue can still motivate you to move. If you intend to live near your business or workplace which is located miles away, moving may be the best option.
What is your level of patience? Each project has its time frame, and your level of patience will determine the option that you will use. A major renovation and redecoration may take a lot of time to be implemented.
First, you will have to come up with ideas on how the new home should be. The next hurdle is to implement and refine the redecoration. The process can be lengthy, and any impatient person may find it irritating especially when using things like the Dewy Colour system to carefully plan your home based on the moods you want different rooms which by the way is real, mood is effected by colour.
Moving can also be time-consuming especially when you have not decided on where you want to go and certainly very stressful. However, if you have already found your next house, the process will only take a few hours. Some minor renovations can also take a few hours.
You only need to analyse and compare the two factors before making a decision. Despite the time factor, being patient can save you. The renovation may take some time, but you may end up getting what you wanted.
Any home that incorporates our shabby chic or French style furniture will look outstanding especially if you use our full sets, throw in a few of our accessories and make it even more unique.
Silver Bergere Antique French Style TV Cabinet
With centuries of ornate design and craft inspiring comes this stunning Antique French TV Cabinet, the stories and history enriched within the piece will be sure to uplift the ambiance and class of any room.
Avignon Antique French Style Single Drawer Half Moon Console Table
The Avignon Collection will bring a subtle glamour to your home, especially if you add this Avignon Antique French Style Single Drawer Half Moon Console Table to your living space.
Colorado Shabby Chic Bookcase
And now, introducing the Colorado range. This set of furniture is a beautiful modern yet old fashioned dining set.
Whether you have decided to move or renovate and redecorate, you need to be careful with how you handle your furniture. Unless you intend to buy new furniture for the new house, any mishandling can result in heavy losses. Storing them in a safe place during the transition period can shield them from various forms of damages.
Be sure to check out some of out other ranges
Homes Direct 365 Shabby Chic Cheval Mirrors
Homes Direct 365 Shabby Chic Chest Of Drawers
Homes Direct 365 Shabby Chic Console Tables
Homes Direct 365 Shabby Chic Screens
Homes Direct 365 Shabby Chic Manequins
Homes Direct 365 Shabby Chic Bedside Tables
Homes Direct 365 Shabby Chic Bathroom Furniture
Homes Direct 365 Shabby Chic Dining Furniture
Homes Direct 365 Shabby Chic Seating
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The Perfect Storage Solutions for Your Home
I’ve always lived by the motto ‘a tidy home makes a tidy mind’, with that said, nothing makes a bigger effect on the aesthetics of your home than a clean, tidy and neatly organised room.
Now, what’s the best way to clean your home making it neat and tidy? Easy, get rid of all the clutter and finding a home for everything. We certainly all have clutter, so keep reading below for the perfect storage solution ideas for your home today
Every Room is a Storage Room
That’s right! And by storage room, we don’t mean a dingy dark forgotten cupboard that we shove all our bits and bobs in like that unwanted lamp your mother in law has given you! We mean that every room in your home, from your bedroom, lounge, dining room and even garage can hold a practical storage solution.
The Bedroom as Storage
Kicking back, relaxing and hitting slumberland is what we all primarily use our bedroom for and like the most of us we need storage for a whole array of items. From clothing to night-time reading novels or even a spare set of AA batteries for your alarm clock, we all need bedroom storage.
Keep the essential items close at hand when in bed whilst keeping them out of sight and preventing your bedroom becoming cluttered. Ideal for storing your bedtime novels, notepad, alarm clock, tv remote control etc. The bedside is a must have for all bedrooms.
If you need additional storage space you can always opt for a bigger 3 drawer bedside rather than the conventional single drawer.
Typically a chest of drawers, the tallboy is a practical take on a standard chest of drawers. Tallboys are generally much narrower yet taller than a chest of drawers and don’t take up nearly as much space. The storage is organized in a vertical manner and most tallboys offer ample space for your clothing or bits and bobs.
How About the Dining Room
Possibly the most multi-functional room in modern day living. Historically the dining room was purely for dining but many opt to use it as a ‘second lounge’ or ‘study’ as well as socialising and dining.
So what are some of the popular items used in the dining room for storage?
The bookcase or bookshelf is the ultimate solution for storage and/or display. Offering a practical and beautiful way to display your novels or ornaments whilst also often having cupboards for keeping your dining room tidy, neat and organised providing a perfect store-away for virtually anything you don’t want on show. The grand and exquisite bookshelf below from www.homesdirect365.co.uk is the ultimate bookshelf.
A buffet is a beautiful vintage take on the classic sideboard or cabinet. Not only does it often feature numerous spacious drawers but it usually embodies strong French style or shabby chic characteristics within the design, this doesn’t mean it can only be used in a vintage interior design décor scheme as modern designs have been made, ensuring a perfect storage option for any dining room décor.
Lets not Forget The Garage Storage
It would be impossible to not include garage storage solutions in a blog about storage as the garage is the most popular room to store away unneeded or rarely used items. Opt for sturdy and strong metal shelving and cabinets over the typical wooden storage pieces, for longevity and safety. Metal storage is a lot more resilient and is perfect for tools, car parts or even golf clubs. A perfect example of beautiful cabinets shown here by Garage Solutions
Cheap & Affordable Storage Solutions
When choosing the perfect storage for your home it doesn’t have to be tight on your purse. Keep reading for some brilliant examples of cheap and affordable storage solutions below
Budget & Affordable Storage Units
These especially don’t have to be big and grand like the name may portray, a simple wooden unit or a set of storage trunks may be exactly what your home needs. Available in a wide range of styles and designs, affordable storage can be purchased relatively cheap from your local hardware store or even on eBay and Amazon.
Affordable Self Storage
Ideal for those who have too many items for your home or are requiring a storage option to completely free your home of bits and bobs – self-storage units are the choice. While it may seem like a drastic option, these surprisingly can be hired for very cheap if you go the route of a private or local company, just a quick Google search returned an array of self-storage units from as little as £3 per week.
Find more of our storage solutions here
These industrial style pieces are suited for all areas
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Choosing The Right Wooden Furniture For Your Hardwood Flooring
Before we get onto furnishings for your hardwood flooring, lets talk a bit about hardwood flooring... simply put, hardwood and wooden flooring can make absolutely stunning and sleek stylish options for virtually any room throughout your home. Its extremely easy to upkeep and can work wonders in any home décor scheme and compliment any furniture piece, from antique French style to a more modern or contemporary apparel, hardwood flooring is definitely the answer!
What Is Sustainable Wood?
Sustainable wood is from rain forests or forests that are sustainably managed. The forest landscape of wood is heavily managed by experts to prevent damage to trees, wildlife, watersheds, and ecosystems themselves whilst also minimising the effects of deforestation.
The opposite to sustainable wood is wood that is collected and chopped down by machinery to leave open bare patches of land without any thought as to whether this wood or trees will return to its previous state.
How About Acacia Wood Flooring
Often renowned for being sourced in an eco-friendly way, Acacia wood is a natural beauty when it comes to the appearance of wood. Known for its rich brown and gold colour, this wood is a very fast growing source of sustainable wood. With well over one thousand different varieties of Acacia wood grown all over the globe, it is extremely eco-friendly due to its fast growth and abundance.
With Acacia wood less susceptible to mass deforestation and its natural sturdy and strong infrastructure, it makes Acacia flooring one of the favourite choices of eco-friendly hardwood in your home.
Timber Hardwood Flooring
With the focus now firmly on environmentally friendly wood sources, Timber wood is always recommended for building and flooring.
Manufacturing timer building materials produce as close to zero carbon emissions. The majority of manufacturing building is a very long winded process which often involves chemicals and very high emissions, obtaining timer is a relatively simple and low-cost process that hasn’t changed for generations.
Using timer flooring can be a waste-less process, as timber is gathered all of the waste can be used as firewood or sawdust, creating a virtually zero waste process.
Bamboo Hardwood Flooring
Technically speaking, Bamboo isn’t actually a wood but instead, it’s a grass. A grass that is unsurprisingly strong and grows at an exorbitantly fast rate making it one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Bamboo can be even stronger than wood and is often considered a higher quality. Not only distinctive in quality but bamboo is also a dimensional stable option – reacting well to fluctuating temperatures and humidity making it not only perfect choice for a quality hardwood flooring option but a very practical choice. For a further detailed insight to bamboo, be sure to check out the Wood Database
Bamboo hardwood flooring is also considered eco-friendly, with it classed as a regenerating grass; it grows much faster than alternative hardwood flooring options. The cost to harvest is minimal and requires virtually no pesticides.
Laminate vs Hardwood Flooring For Your Furniture?
When choosing what wooden flooring to use for your furniture pieces, many often think of going the route of laminate flooring over hardwood. Why should you opt for one over the other? Well, read on below for a quick guide to helping you choose.
For a more in-depth guide be sure to check out Freshome's extensive list here.
As you have probably gathered, hardwood flooring is a quality addition to any household and perfect for placing an array of furniture pieces on, it may be more expensive and harder to install than its counterpart but offers aesthetics and longevity combined. Providing your budget can stretch to solid hardwood and you can get it professionally installed, this is usually the better choice out of the two. For the ultimate in hardwood flooring be sure to check out MacWoods for the ultimate selection in hardwood flooring.
Where to use Hardwood Flooring and How to Furnish and Treat?
Over decades hardwood flooring has become a hugely popular material for covering your floors. Once installed, it can look exceptional in any setting (modern or vintage), low maintenance, extremely durable and can look absolutely gorgeously stunning.
Hardwood flooring is timeless, so weather you opt to use in it your modern & contemporary styled dining room or use it for a French style country cottage living room, the results will always be stylish and never going out of trend
Treating Hardwood Flooring in Your Bathroom
The bathroom is one of the most practical rooms to have hardwood flooring in. With many spills from the bath or sink units, hardwood flooring makes it extremely easy to simply wipe the floor dry without having to worry. Not to mention, natural wood in a bathroom helps keep warmth in and looks stunning in virtually any interior design scheme. Below we have opted to place a vintage French style vanity unit on a natural hardwood floor, the results can be simply breathtaking.
Before you go ahead, it’s worth considering that additional care when installing wood flooring in your bathroom is required;
Transform any Basement with Hardwood Flooring
Your initial thought might be: why would I choose wood flooring for my basement? But choosing hardwood for your basement can transform even the daintiest and dull basements into a brighter, attractive and liveable room. Similar to the bathroom, opting for hardwood can help keep it warm and welcoming.
Unfortunately, water damage to basements isn’t a rarity, so follow the steps below stringently before installing;
Furnishing Hardwood Bedroom Flooring
Warmth, beauty, and cosiness combined… nothing quite beats a tranquil and beautiful bedroom by having solid hardwood flooring. Making furniture stand out and providing elegance in a plethora of interior design schemes, hardwood is the ultimate flooring choice for furnishing any bedroom.
Once the flooring is done, it's now time to furnish your new hardwood flooring bedroom. For the highest quality in antique French style or Modern furniture be sure to check out Homesdirect365
Take the beautiful examples below, a distinctive antique French style bed and stunning silver french style chest has been placed on wooden bedroom flooring.
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