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:
Anytime you want to purchase something, you may just jump in your car and head to the closest discount store to get the best price. You think that this is the way to save the most money. The problem with this is that while there are some savings, you may be giving up quality. Also, there are other ways to shop to get a better price. Shopping online can offer many benefits to the shopper as opposed to the big store discount chains.
- Quality – Even if you save money, you can give up quality. How much of a savings is there when the product breaks or is damaged because it was not made to withstand the test of time? You end up having to buy the item again to replace the one that is no longer functional. Instead, spend the same amount online and get a better product that does last much longer because the quality is better.
Exterior handle sets can dress up your home and add security from intruders. They’re available in a number of different styles and finishes to go perfectly with your personal style and existing décor. You can have handle sets installed professionally but you can also do it yourself. When installing a handle set onto a new door you’ll need to cut out the holes where the hardware will be installed. It’s important to get the measurements exact or it will not close properly and it can be annoying if the handles are too low or too high.
Basic instructions on how to install exterior handle sets on a new door:
- The first step is to gather up all of your tools. You’ll need a screwdriver, tape measure, chisel, square, marker, drill, coarse file and a round saw drill bit for cutting holes.
- Support the door on its side and secure it in place. You don’t want the door moving around while you’re trying to drill holes.
- The average door is eighty inches high and the handle set is placed forty-six inches from the top and thirty-six inches from the bottom. This places the handle where it’s convenient for the average size person to use. It can be adjusted according to your personal preference.