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When celebrating Halloween, all things pumpkin are usually involved! That means pumpkin carving, pumpkin pie and decorating with pumpkins. All of this can also mean pumpkin accidents, spills and stains! If you have a pumpkin stain on your carpet, don’t worry! Below is everything you need to know about how to remove pumpkin stains.
Pumpkin Detergent Solution – Mix one fourth (1/4) teaspoon of a liquid dishwashing detergent per one (1) cup of lukewarm water. Never use a stronger concentration! Thorough rinsing is necessary to remove detergent residues that may cause rapid soiling. It may be necessary to rinse with warm water several times to completely remove residues.
Care should be used in selecting a detergent. Never use a laundry detergent of any type, because laundry detergents may contain optical brighteners (flourescent dyes) that dye the fiber. Do not select an automatic dishwashing detergent because many contain bleaching agents that destroy dyes and some fibers.
Vinegar Solution – Mix one (1) cup of white vinegar per two (2) cups of water. White vinegar is a 5% acetic acid solution. It is used most often to lower the alkalinity caused by detergent solutions or alkaline spills.
Warm Water – Lukewarm tap water should be used in most cases to rinse the cleaning solutions from the fiber. Failure to completely rinse the solutions from the fiber may cause accelerated soiling.
Ammonia Solution – Mix one (1) tablespoon of household ammonia per cup of water. Please note: Be aware that ammonia, if used improperly, can cause a color change. Be sure to test a hidden area.
Call a Professional – Professional cleaners have the ability and the equipment to use more aggressive cleaning solutions to remove stubborn spills. Always consider consulting a professional cleaner regarding any spot removal question. CRI – www.carpet-rug.org
If you aren’t sure how to proceed, call on your local flooring retailer for help!
Many homeowners include backsplashes in their kitchen and bathrooms as a decorative layer. The real value of backsplashes is providing a protective layer to your walls. A backsplash behind your stovetop can serve as a shield to your walls during greasy, saucy, or messy meals.
There are thousands of different types, styles and textures you can choose from for your kitchen or bathroom. If you want to install a backsplash for wall protection and decoration, keep reading! To help you rein in all of the choices, we have created a list of the different types of backsplashes. Keep in mind, there are endless custom options and designs. The items listed below are some of the most popular backsplash choices.
Different Materials for Backsplashes:
Tile: ceramic tile, glass tile, porcelain tile, mosaic tile, handmade tile, tumbled natural stone.
Metals: stainless steel, copper, bronze.
Natural Stone: marble, limestone, granite, quartz, soapstone, travertine, onyx
Running Bond Tile Pattern (Also known as subway tile pattern)
Straight Lay Pattern
Between the upper cabinets and countertops in your kitchen or bathroom
Behind the kitchen’s stovetop
Behind the kitchen faucet
Area behind the bathroom sink between the mirror
The entire wall behind the bathroom mirror
Lining the space above your bathtub
When you think about a backsplash for decorative purposes, your mind naturally thinks of other places to add decorative tiles. Fireplaces, the wall above the fireplace, the wall behind a bed or other focal point in a room are all great places to add tile! Use your imagination and imagine all of the places you can add tile for decoration or functional purposes!
Are you searching for the perfect kitchen floor for your home? Putting high-quality laminate flooring in the kitchen is an excellent choice for many reasons such as versatility, easy maintenance, reasonable pricing, durability and ease of installation!
First, what is laminate flooring? It’s a very versatile hardwood floor alternative; available in a wide variety of wood looks, tile looks, different colors, thicknesses, surface textures and plank styles. Do you have a flair for decorating, or do you have a picture in your mind of the perfect design for your kitchen? Laminate flooring’s versatility makes it a great choice for decorating because of the vast amount of style and design choices.
One of the perks of laminate flooring vs. waterproof wood is that it is easy to maintain. It can be cleaned with a damp cloth or dust mop. It is also moisture and stain-resistant. Who doesn’t love that?
Next, laminate flooring is a reasonably priced choice compared to other flooring options. It is more affordable than hardwood, tile, and other common flooring choices.
It is also very durable. There are many waterproof laminate flooring choices that are water resistant, scratch-resistant and protected by a tough wear layer, making them a great choice for homes that you actually live, work and play in! It is a great choice for homes with pets, children and active lifestyles.
Another advantage is that the cost to install laminate flooring is relatively low, since process can be faster, smoother and less messy than with ther types of flooring. This can be particularly helpful as it can be less expensive than tile. Laminate flooring can also be installed more quickly and with less mess than tile.
Finally, laminate flooring is a great option for people with allergies. When the floors are properly maintained, there is no place for particles and dust to get trapped on laminate floors.
These are just a few of the reasons laminate flooring is an excellent choice for the kitchen.
There’s nothing that makes a guest feel more welcome than being able to use a stylish and comfortable bathroom. Often, the guest bathroom is neglected and cluttered because isn’t used as frequently as the other restrooms in the house. However, it’s time to take your guest bathroom from drab to fab by implementing crafty design schemes into your bathroom’s decor.
How can you make your guest bathroom more appealing to visitors? Below are some tips that are useful for decorating a guest bath.
It’s important to provide enough space for styling tools and toiletries. Leave the pedestal sink in the powder room. Be sure to install an outlet near the vanity so that your guests can have the option of utilizing a flat or curling iron.
Balanced or equal lighting should be used in the guest bathroom. Options for lighting placement include sconces placed on both sides of the vanity mirror, a small chandelier or attractive lights mounted over the mirror. Using framed mirrors instead of flat glass can really elevate the look and feel of the room.
Make use of shelves and baskets to add extra storage space. Decorative storage accessories can hold hand towels and soaps. If you travel, collect soaps, lotions and toiletries from hotels and display them in a basket for your guests to use.
Try Unique Designs
Since your guest bathroom won’t experience a lot of wear and tear because it’s not being used on a consistent basis, you can use materials that you might not ordinarily choose for a bathroom. Laminate or luxury vinyl that looks like a rich and exotic hardwood can give the room a warm and inviting feeling. Tile can also achieve this and provide durability for years to come. You can also purchase waterproof laminate flooring or waterproof vinyl flooring for extra durability. Or, go with something natural and durable like waterproof hardwood flooring!
Because your guest bathroom is typically a smaller space, this is your opportunity to incorporate materials that are a little more expensive like glass mosaics, metal tiles, natural stone accents. Using these materials will make your guest bath the topic of conversation! Don’t forget the sink splash. This is a great place to add a decorative tile to give the room a little more personality.
When decorating the guest bathroom, you can play with contrasting colors to create a stunning effect. So, if you always wanted a vessel sink or a bold pattern flooring, then now is the time to try it. You can push the limits and try unique decor with the guest bathroom. Have fun!
Decorating around a theme is often the best way to create a room that brings you joy. It provides an easy way to ensure that the room is ‘pulled together’ by way of a common thread. It also helps with decisions such as color selection, accessorizing, and furnishings. Rather than wonder whether or not to buy that amazing couch you just found, you can quickly and confidently say ‘yay or nay.’ Either it works with the theme or it doesn’t!
To make it even easier we have outlined the basics below in short bulleted lists. We’ve found that when working theme it’s more effective to pick and choose possibilities a la carte. Otherwise you risk ‘overdoing it’ with the theme and end up with a room that might look it belongs in a theme park. Less is more. Lastly, when going about it this way the overall project seems less daunting. Just pick what you like and work it into your plan!
In this article on we are going to dish about the fabulous look of 1960’s inspired mod décor. If you bold pops of pure color and geometric shapes, this is the theme for you!
- Color Pallet Options:
- Warm red
- Dark yellow
- Sky blue
- Kelly or spearmint green
- Suspension lighting
- Glass lamp with a swag chain
- Pendant lights
- Upholstered couches and chairs
- Skinny wooden legs
- Bold or pop colors
- Multifunctional, such as an end table designed to also hold magazines
- Atomic inspired pieces, for example, radial sun clock made of metal, boomerang-shaped coffee table
- The walls
- Built-in cabinetry
- Funky, loud wallpaper
- Large mosaic comprised of numerous small hexagonal mirrors
- The floor
- Shag rugs
- Luxury vinyl plank with brightly colored, textured rugs
- Colored tiles (Yes! They are making a comeback!)
Are you ready for a 1960’s comeback? Share your thoughts in the comments below!