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When it comes to style and design Leonardo DaVinci must be up there with the most famous characters in history. Not only was he a fantastic artist who is responsible for some of the world’s most iconic images, but was also an incredible engineer, scientist and inventor who was well ahead of his time.
Leonardo DaVinci then would no doubt have been great at interior design, and it’s safe to assume he’d have had a rather spectacular looking home filled with exciting trinkets and gadgets. If he were alive today then, what might his interior design look like? And how can we channel some of that creativity and knowledge into our own homes and layouts. Here we will look at how you can create a Leonardo-inspired look for your home today.
That apartment seemed like everything you ever wanted when you first moved in, but it is quickly feeling more and more cramped by the day and you are now battling claustrophobia you never had in the past. Does this sound like you? Well, you are not alone.
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So many people struggle with trying to make their small spaces stop feeling so cramped. You know what they say, get rid of the junk to increase the amount of space in your room. However, the problem is, you might just not know what to get rid of, and you might get rid of the pieces that are most beneficial to you.
Since whether the space is small or not, you will still need to have furniture, it is a necessary, albeit daunting task to furnish your small room. It is possible though, all it takes is a good understanding of the types of furniture that are there and which ones you can use to your small room’s advantage.
In our tough economical times, people everywhere are tightening belts: driving less, eating at home more, clipping coupons, and cutting corners. One of the corners people most often cut first is home improvement. Spreading the wealth and hiring others to do projects is a luxury few can afford today, and many people are either putting projects off or doing the work themselves to save money. Here are even more ways to save on do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement projects when cutting corners.
1. Get Help
To prevent feeling overwhelmed when tackling a project, call on friends. Call on friends of friends. Call on friends of friends twice removed! Friends, neighbors and co-workers may have valuable skills and experience to share, or they may be able to strongly recommend other trustworthy, skilled people who may be willing to help or even barter. Word-of-mouth is a powerful method of marketing and endorsement. Bartering with others, with either goods or services, is a great savings system.
Home owners all over Europe love to remodel and spruce up their homes in order to make them the place of their dreams. Even in tough economic times, DIY home repairs still continue to thrive. But it’s during these tough economic times that we can use all the help we can get in saving a little bit of money.
If you’re a DIY hobbyist, or simply a home owner that needs to get some work done, here are five DIY tips to help you save money in 2011.
1. Invest Some Time in Research
For a lot of people, the whole idea of shopping is a nightmare. So to help you better cope, forget about shopping and do some research instead. The more research you can do, the more likely you are to get a better price. The Internet is especially helpful in finding what different stores have to offer, and you might even save money by ordering materials online.