A huge chunk of parents in the United States are stay-at-home moms and dads. According to Pew Research, as much as 20% of all parents don’t work outside their home. Unfortunately, (or fortunately, depends on how you look at things) days, when one paycheck was enough to comfortably support a family, are long gone and married couples often struggle to make ends meet. High prices of child daycare often prevent both parents from having a job. This has forced some of the stay-at-home moms and dads to seek alternative income sources. If that is your plan, here are some ideas that may help you in your search.
With the changing time, the interiors of the house have also started to transform. Starting from the decor to the accessories used, everything has undergone a drastic change for making any house look better, beautiful and compact. Along with-it people’s choice for the kitchen designs have also changed. In this present era, they are inclining to the modern style kitchen design.… Most people focus on designing their kitchen in a very compact manner nowadays because this space grabs the attention of the visitors.
Children born in the summer can usually benefit from the joys of playing outside with new toys in the sun, at the beach or enjoying the local park. But winter born kids receiving birthday presents might prefer something they can use right away, whatever the weather. From snowy surroundings to cold and rain, it can be hard inspiring kids to get outdoors or get enough exercise. And, if you’ve got kids, you’ll know they don’t always want to wear their winter clothes even when it’s freezing!
Whether the decor is contemporary European or based on themes found in the American southwest or a Victorian cottage in the English countryside, every homeowner wants their kitchen to be unique. The kitchen is the heart of many homes and guests might remember it above all the other rooms in the house. With that in mind, here are 10 unique kitchen design ideas:
One kitchen with a color scheme of blacks, grays and whites can be dominated by an island made of a great slab of concrete or stone with space at one end for a cooktop and the best garbage disposal. The rest of the kitchen has a line of frameless cabinets against one wall separated by a backsplash of black glass.
Though there are people who don’t like to cook and couldn’t do without their microwaveable TV dinners, there are lots of people who adore cooking for friends and family. These folks are eager to get the gadgets that make their creations even more special. Here are three of them:
You might think you spend a lot of your day in the kitchen or your living room, but did you realize that it is your bedroom where you spend the most time? As much as one-third of your life is spent sleeping. Add an hour before and an hour when you wake up, and that’s a lot of time you spend in the one room that gets the least attention when it comes to decorating. That’s no surprise because it is one room that can be difficult to furnish. Take a look around your bedroom right now. Does it look a little basic? Would you like to give it an upgrade but don’t have the budget to be too reckless? Here are some suggestions that won’t break the bank.
Are you thinking about throwing a garden party this summer? If so, you’ll probably be giving careful thought to all the aspects of the party from settings to food/drink menus to mood music.
One of the first things to look at is the size of your garden and the number of guests that it could realistically hold. You might initially feel like throwing the invites wide open, only to later realize that space is a bit tight, so take the time to determine who you’d most like to attend and work from there until you’ve reached a reasonable maximum. Once you’ve finalized the guest list, you can begin sending out invites to get a clear picture of expected attendance.
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Don’t you just hate it when the rain starts to pour down outside? While it can create a rather lovely sound on the window pane, it leaves you and the kids trapped indoors. This can become miserable all too quickly and the days drag. This can be a nightmare, particularly through the summer when the kids have an endless supply of days off school. So, how can you vanquish those rainy day blues for good? Well, there are some great activities to consider in and out of the house.
International Women’s Day is just around the corner, March 8th. It’s the time when not just women but men should celebrate the power women possess. From being born until the last stage of life, it’s usually a woman playing the main role. For the indomitable soul, an encompassing strength that woman have, it’s time to celebrate the special woman in your life and thank them for being with you on the journey.
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Often, one of the most overlooked areas of bedroom interior design is the lighting configuration. People are often under the illusion that, because bedrooms should be a space to inspire sleep, lighting is simply not important. However, this is one of the most important areas of interior design which should never be disregarded. Lighting can turn your space into a truly functional, relaxing room that’ll be suited to a range of activities. These bedroom lighting ideas will turn even the most dimly-lit room into a cozy, comforting space that you’ll never want to leave, especially on those cold winter mornings.
Bedroom lighting should be at the forefront of bedroom interior design and is just as important as choosing the furniture and wallpaper. Ambient, task and accent lighting configurations are the most useful in bedrooms. Ambient lighting mimics natural lighting, softly illuminating the entire room, whereas accent lighting highlights important features in the room, such as the bed. Task lighting serves a specific purpose; allowing you to read in bed, light up a mirror or illuminate the inside of a wardrobe.
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