Friday, January 22, 2010

Smart Flooring Choices

Bamboo flooring is as beautiful as it is durable. This pre-finished, solid bamboo floor comes in 6' solid planks just like hardwood, and is installed exactly the same way. Finish off a project with stained to match shoe molding, thresholds, and stair treads. This vendor, Nikzad Flooring, applies a layer of aluminum oxide followed by six, yes six coats of polyeurethane. This floor can be refinished up to three times, making it a smart investment.
Bamboo completely replaces itself every five years. If you are considering an environmentally friendly home improvement product, take a look at bamboo flooring.
I will post later on the multiple benefits of another green, sustainable material, cork.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Why are some people hesitant to hire an interior designer?

Many people who come to me seem skeptical at first about hiring a designer. What usually brings them to me is absolute frustration. They have attempted to do it themselves, have listened to friends and neighbors, watched many episodes of HGTVand still are not satisfied with the results. This can be a real challenge at this point because mistakes have usually been made, and I am being asked to "wave my wand" and make it all better. At this point money has already been wasted.
Does this sound familiar?