Do it yourself projects can either be complicated or incredibly easy. Some prefer to call in a contractor to do the work instead of risking mucking up the job. Replacing chandeliers seems like a project that is better left to the contractor but the truth is that anyone with a small amount of DIY experience can do it quite easily. There are a few steps to replacing chandeliers that can make the process go smoothly.
How Much Does the New Chandelier Weigh? – This is an important aspect of replacing a chandelier. If the new chandelier is heavier than the old one, then you have to replace the junction box which holds the hardware and is used to mount the unit. Make sure you replace this if the new chandelier is heavier. A chandelier that is too heavy can eventually fall and rip out all of the wires and can create quite a mess for you.
Electricity – Make sure to turn off the electricity at the breaker or fuse box for the room the chandelier is located in. You do not want to have any on as you work with the chandelier wires, you could become seriously electrocuted.
If you have just purchased a home or are tired of your existing décor, you may be thinking of a new home theme. There are so many new ideas and DIY kits out there to make a home truly memorable that it can be difficult deciding on just one. There are many ways to create a theme for your home. Some may be more appropriate than others. You may need to take into consideration how much of your home bears this theme such as if the theme is going to include the outside of the home as well as the interior.
Many gated communities or condominium complexes have strict rules regarding the decorative aspects of the exterior of the home. They want a unity to all of the exterior colors so check with your homeowners association before doing any projects to the outside of the home. You may find your home looks great on the outside just to be told you have fines to pay and that you need to repair the home back to a state that conforms to the rules of the homeowners association. This does not mean you cannot make improvement to the exterior; you just need to do them within the guidelines.
The interior of the home offers much more leeway. There are usually no standards to go by when choosing a theme for the inside of the house. Just figure out what is appropriate for your theme and you can work away on it. You can find pieces that fit the theme as well as cabinet hardware that matches and follows this theme. The following are a few themes for a home that can be used:
Many people simply use the same hardware for their drawers that they use on their cabinets. When the drawers are in the bedroom or dining room china cabinet, it is not common to switch out from the stock ones that come with them. When redecorating, do not forget that you can create a new look by simply changing the decorative hardware styles to match the new décor.
If you are changing a child’s room to a more grown up look, when they transition from toddlers to school children, you may want to give the room a more grownup look that can easily transition to the teenage years. For a boy’s room, you may want to choose the colors of blue and green. The great news is that there are drawer pulls in many variations of these colors which are also made out of stone and other materials. Use more feminine colors when decorating a girl’s room such as lilac or peach.