Doing a Bit of Contracting Again

I am sort of back into contracting myself out. In fact I am working for a couple of different companies. I install alarm systems and home automation systems for a number of freehold home security system providers. Of course the cable company here has the same type of services and they pay me to do the work for them as well. Of course I do work on my own, but usually I am starting from scratch when I do a system on my own. That is to say you hire an architect or a contractor who comes up with a plan to build you a house. Of course they build the house that you are willing to pay them to build and if you want to pay them to make it a smart home or a somewhat smart home, then they call me. Some of the time they know what it will cost to get me to do a job, but most of the time I have to give them a quote. One of them has the habit of just asking some outrageous sum for my service. I found out from the guy who bought the house and I was sort of torn. Obviously I want the work and I can not be too picky about where I get it, but in essence the guy was doubling the price I would charge to do the work. In fact he is sort of a snobby contractor. He builds really nice custom houses, with the sort of features you would like in a really nice house. At the same time he...
Designed For Living: Dining Room Redesign Anything But ‘square’ – Home And Gardening – Northjersey.com

Designed For Living: Dining Room Redesign Anything But ‘square’ – Home And Gardening – Northjersey.com

Design Star season 7: Makeover for real homeowners The new ceiling molding creates a beautiful frame for pendant lights with rectangular silk shades. Where we couldn’t find exactly the right element, we customized it to suit the room. For the focal wall, we originally considered wallpaper. Although we found one in the perfect colors, the squares were too small. So we collaborated with a faux painter to create a similar design, but with proportions better suited to the space. The geometric-patterned area rug was the perfect design but needed some punch, so we added a red border shot through with gold threads. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/home-and-gardening/designed-for-living-dining-room-redesign-anything-but-square-1.440114 KLM redesign aims to turn plane cabin into living room – Hindustan Times Wondering what else is hot this year besides chevrons? Check out David Bromstad’s predictions for 2012 interior design trends >> Nitzkin home The Nitzkin’s wanted a family friendly living room with easy-access storage to wrangle in their 4-year-old’s toys. On their design wish list? Storage, a contemporary design with blue and gray colors (they dig the Scandinavian look) and gold accents. For the outdoor space, the family wanted an place to gather for entertaining and a relaxing retreat for the family to congregate on the weekend. The outdoor wish list included: upgrading the patio overhang, a family entertaining space and plants and succulents in the yard. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.sheknows.com/home-and-gardening/articles/963838/design-star-season-7-first-makeover-for-real-homeowners For the redesign, the carrier teamed up with Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, whose portfolio includes clients like Ikea, Nike, Evian, and the United Nations...
The Douglas Enterprise > Ara > Kitchen Bed Bath > Five Fresh Interior Design Trends Using Wood

The Douglas Enterprise > Ara > Kitchen Bed Bath > Five Fresh Interior Design Trends Using Wood

Flynn and other leading designers weighed in on this years top interior design trends with wood for the ” Wood, Naturally campaign. Trend 1 Statement walls. Appearance walls are making a statement, with paneling and wainscoting being the big trend setters, according to designer Sandra Powell, author of the blog SawdustGirl.com . Powell says, Paneled walls and ceilings have been on trend for a while now, and are still going strong. Whether an appearance wall features stained or natural wood, it will add beauty, character and personality to a room. Different types of interior wood finishes reflect different styles. For example, leaving wood paneling unfinished can create the ambiance of a coastal beach house or a rustic cabin. Designers also like to mix different woods and finishes on appearance walls to add visual depth to a room. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.douglasenterprise.net/ara/kitchen_bed_bath/ar-3a4120f5-bd8c-5b75-87b8-fb3d3825f4b7.txt Decorate like a pro with these 10 interior design apps | TechHive Before you start tearing up tile or hanging large, heavy objects on your walls, use the inspiration app Houzz Interior Decorating Ideas (free; Android and iOS ) to tap into your personal style. I started using Houzz a couple of years ago when I was looking for home office ideas. Its sort of like Pinterest for interior designits a collaborative platform where anyone can upload design photos, create idea books, and shop for products. The website has thousands of professional photos categorized by style, room, budget, and size, and the app lets you easily browse and save photos for future projects. If you cant find what youre looking...
5 Decorating Ideas For Bedrooms

5 Decorating Ideas For Bedrooms

Romantic bedroom decorating ideas – Columbus Interior Improvement | Examiner.com HuffPost “The Huffington Post” is a registered trademark of TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. All rights reserved. Part of AOL-HuffPost Home For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/decorating-ideas-bedrooms_n_3875526.html Girls Bedroom Decorating Ideas – iVillage 13 Gorgeous Girls’ Bedrooms You’ll Both Love Decorating your daughter’s room means finding the perfect (tricky!) balance between what she wants and what you want. Start here for inspiring ideas that you’ll both love! (14 Photos) Davida Sidrane Hogan on Feb 21, 2013 at 3:28PM Next Up: Wish We’d Known: 16 Things No One Told Us About Raising a Girl starts in 3 seconds What did your bedroom look like as a kid? For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.ivillage.com/girls-bedroom-decorating-ideas/6-b-494132 Lighting in a romantic bedroom is very important. Other than candles, you can add a dimmer switch to your existing lighting for very little money, and it’s a project you can do yourself. Bedding for a romantic bedroom should be soft and silky and something that can be washed at home. Layered bedding with throw and accent pillows looks very romantic, andwill add texture and depth to the bed. Headboards can become the focal point to a romantic bedroom. Since they can be made of various materials,some unique headboard ideas include full length mirrors, room divider screens, quilt or tapestry, garden lattice, or create a padded headboard of your own. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit...
Interior Design Companies See Big Demand As New Projects Are Launched | Gulfnews.com

Interior Design Companies See Big Demand As New Projects Are Launched | Gulfnews.com

Estimated expenditure on interiors and fit-outs in the region stands at $9.57 billion, up 29.63 compared to 2013. Al Raisi expects the companys sales this year to double from the over Dh300 million recorded last year. We have at least 7-10 projects in the pipeline. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://gulfnews.com/business/retail/interior-design-companies-see-big-demand-as-new-projects-are-launched-1.1335199 Decorate like a pro with these 10 interior design apps | TechHive Before you start tearing up tile or hanging large, heavy objects on your walls, use the inspiration app Houzz Interior Decorating Ideas (free; Android and iOS ) to tap into your personal style. I started using Houzz a couple of years ago when I was looking for home office ideas. Its sort of like Pinterest for interior designits a collaborative platform where anyone can upload design photos, create idea books, and shop for products. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit...
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