Embellish Your Interiors With These Fresh & New Christmas Decorations

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Christmas is the time for decoration, be it traditional or modern. Everyone wishes to opt for something out of the box. But while keeping this in mind, people usually forget about incorporating the embellishments in neglected spaces like the kitchen, dining space and also, staircases. Apart from decorating your room, you should also take a look at the stairs. Embellishing them can make a huge visual impact when properly decked out. Though most of us think of the staircase as only a functional addition, it obviously plays a big role in determining the aesthetics of the entry.

Styling it propitiously

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To bring success into your decoration, at first, consider the style of your home and how the staircase decorations will work with the overall Christmas theme. There is no point in going for a traditional ‘green and red’ look when you have a minimalistic home and the colours around the staircase are predominantly yellow or blue. Less ornate and more innovative garlands can too look lovely in a modern and contemporary space.

The models and showpieces

 

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Even the simplest and the smartest decoration can let you win the Christmas eve. Try making small models of Santa Claus with the name of your mom and dad on them. Place them on each tread just beyond one another. Remember, the balustrade must be wrapped with a garland of Christmas leaves (any) with some pinecones, shiny balls, stars and lights. The decoration would look awesome if you can add glass balustrade.

Incorporating natural materials

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Turn to natural materials, branches and burlap if you’re looking for eco-friendly decorations. It also gives a more rustic look. Think about a few hand-blown glass ornaments and shiny baubles that will add colour while maintaining the clean, uncluttered look. And if your focus is to keep the kids happy, go with large figurines, suspended angels, bright stars and giant stockings.

Time to maintain the lore

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If you’re still going to stick to the traditional look with green garlands and sparkling red ornaments for the staircase, then do so with plenty of metallic accents. This kind of decoration looks great in a Victorian styled house. In fact, you can take the traditional decorating approach and switch over completely to a golden colour scheme to give the staircase a majestic and captivating appeal.

Decorating a staircase with the Christmas embellishments can let you win the “the talk of the day” award when it comes to creating something special. Follow this link to get some more ideas on staircase decorations – https://medium.com/@majesticstairsperth/how-to-create-a-staircase-gallery-d34bf1b3e819.

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Get Ready With Your Outdoor Spaces With The Approaching Summer

 Outdoor Spaces With The Approaching Summer

Spring is already upon us and summer is just around the corner, so if you haven’t already started planning to establish some outdoor space for your home, it’s time for that essence.

Homeowners in Australia have many options to consider where home improvements are concerned, but naturally the size of the home, the layout of outdoor spaces, and the pattern of local climate and weather are among the many important factors to consider and address.

Creating a shaded outdoor space

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For people who lack in budget to permanently set up a patio or deck or aren’t interested in a permanent fixture, installing a shade is a good idea. Shade sails are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any outdoor space, so you’re sure to find a quality shade sail that’s perfect for your budget and area.

To select the most suitably sized and shaped shade sail for your outdoor space, take the following points into consideration:

  • The size and shape of the outdoor space
  • Potential anchor points and the strength of the structure
  • The direction of the sun and the location of barbeques, etc.

Installing a balustrade pool fence

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Pool fencing regulations are strictly enforced across Australia and especially in Perth. But many homeowners are tired of having a fence that blocks the view of the pool from the house or outdoor spaces. So, what can be the best solution? A beautiful glass or wire balustrade pool fence that enables you to look out on your pool from afar and helps you to keep a watch on the kids without having to be inside the fence all the time. Or you can even consider taking a splash with them.

When it comes to the posts, always choose stainless steel as it is durable and corrosion proof. Whether it’s a glass or a wire balustrade fence, installing them is very easy no matter what the base is made up of.

Adding a touch of nature to the outdoor space

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If you have a large garden or just a lawn, spending time in the evening can be heavenly with a pool in front.

In addition, install garden trellises which are available in a wide range of sizes to suit all outdoor spaces. There are various wonderful climbers with brightly coloured flowers that are ideal for Australian climates.

In our busy and hectic lives, it is always a great idea to give your mind some relaxation by having a comfortable outdoor space to chill out at.

Vertical Versus Horizontal Balustrades

Vertical Versus Horizontal Balustrade

In these days, stainless steel wire balustrades are a popular choice for balconies, staircases and verandahs in contemporary homes across Australia and especially in WA. They come in two main styles: horizontal and vertical wires. Here you’ll get to know the differences between these two styles of balustrade. This will help you to decide which one is the best choice for your home.

Vertical or Horizontal?

Both vertical and horizontal wire systems blend in well with a modern interior decoration theme. So, there is no need to worry about finding which one is the best. What matter are the materials and overall design of your staircase as they determine how appealing it will be.

Below are some key factors for you to consider.

Height Restrictions 

Vertical wiring is recommended when you are installing a balustrade at a height of more than 4 metres as per the Building Code of Australia (BCA). You can also opt for custom made balustrades to match with your style while keeping the building standards in mind.

Maintenance

Whether it is a vertical or horizontal wiring, you must know that BCA also stipulates a minimum tension for the wires. This is because people have a tendency to lean against horizontal balustrading, which can get stretched over time. This means that, horizontal wires require more maintenance than vertical ones. Thus, proper maintenance is very much necessary when it comes horizontal balustrade.

Cost

It is clear that vertical wired balustrades require less maintenance compared to horizontal ones. This means that initial installation costs of vertical wiring is higher than horizontal systems. If the budget is within a strict boundary or if you are simply keen to complete the home improvement project, this cost factor can make horizontal balustrading a more appealing option.

Aesthetics

There are a couple of points to consider as far as aesthetics are concerned. Some people who are keen to be different may choose vertical option as it is less commonly seen in Australian homes. Secondly, a balustrade installed in an interior balcony with horizontal wires can emphasize the length of the balcony. Actually, aesthetics are something which is based on personal taste.

To evaluate all the factors concerning the design of balustrades, you may also wish to consider glass balustrades, which is a viable alternative for your home. To achieve majestic stairs in your home, balustrades must be installed while keeping in mind all these considerations.

Vertical vs. Horizontal Wire Balustrades

Wire Balustrade

If you are considering to design your new verandahs or staircases, it is exciting to decorate with steel wire balustrade. It is a way of incorporating beautiful Australian hardwood rails, with stainless steel infill, or extruded aluminium with a range of colours.

Of course, you want to add some !WOW! factor in your home. Everyone loves good interior designs, and wants their home to be as stunning as possible. The look of cable steel and timber balustrade can efficiently help you to do just that in your house.

Balustrade regulations of steel wire

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It is always a good idea to consult with an expert staircase manufacturer before considering to install wire balustrade in Perth.

There have been several revisions to the BCA (Building Code of Australia) regulations on wire balustrades in the past few years. Revisions have been made in 2005, 2007, 2008 and again in 2009. However, some of the websites still recommend spacing and distances based on the old regulations. Thus, hiring a balustrade and stair manufacturer is a vital consideration.

Scenario 1

Designing balustrades with less than 1 meter above the floor.

In this case a solid balustrade may not be required. You can space the steel wire at your own discretion. You can also place the posts at any distance you like. Experts recommend spacing the wires between 100 millimetres and 200 millimetres with the posts at around 2 metres apart.

Scenario 2

Designing balustrades with a fall of between 1 and 4 meters.

In this case the top most handrail on the balustrade must be at least 1 metre above the floor. Experts recommend using a top rail which has at least 40 millimetres thickness either of timber or steel.

Getting Started

One of the first steps that must be taken when it comes to steel wire balustrade installation is to have an understanding of the different wire types that are available. The most common wires available for balustrades are 3mm wires (also described as 3.2mm 1 x 19, and 3.2mm 7 x 7 wire). 3.2mm is the diameter of the wire; 1 x 19 and 7 x 7, is the construction or lay of the wire. This means 1 x 19 wires are made into 1 single wire with 19 strands.

This is the basic formula of steel wire balustrade. It is always a good idea to educate yourself when it comes to constructional considerations.

 

An Uplift Through Steel Staircases

Steel Balustrade

Staircases are available in different styles as well as material options such as steel, aluminium and wood. They provide a platform to move up and down between several floors. They differ on the material’s type and its designs. A staircase can be spiral, vertical or circular depending upon the style you want.

However, from among all of these, steel staircases seem to be the most commonly preferred by homeowners, probably due to their numerous advantages.

To begin with, steel staircases offer a high level of reliability. They can be attached with custom made balustrades and it is a kind of complex structure in which various components are bolted together to make durable and safe. Basically, the steps of the staircases are made up of two components, first is the tread and the second is the riser. The flat part where you step is called the tread and the front headed 90-degree gap between each tread is called as the riser. They can be separately attached or you can construct the staircase without any risers. In some stairs, nosing is attached at the frontal part of a tread. Nosing is attached especially to provide additional safety so that a user doesn’t slip.

After all, there are reasons why steel is used for the purpose of constructing a building. One of the main causes is due to its strong containment. This guarantees the structure with toughness and intensity. The metal is also supple, which means that it can be moulded and reshaped to any desired shape. Steel staircases are simple to install and do not need much labour. As they come in a ready-made format, they don’t require much time to install as well.

Steel balustrade is the best attachment to steel staircases

Along with the steel staircases, steel balustrades are the best product to add in. They are too strong and durable and do not require any laborious maintenance. They are savvy and stylish as they can be moulded to fit into any design. Steel balustrades can incorporate other materials such as wood or iron. When you are purchasing a balustrade, make sure you buy a rust proof and a corrosion resistant material. Steel balustrades are galvanised and that is the reason they require less effort in terms of cleaning and maintenance. Balustrades can be designed to your specification which benefits in an ornamental finish. The installation process of a balustrade depends upon the material and the design.

So if you are looking to decorate your home with chic and stylish staircases, then steel is the best option you have got which delivers security along with decor.

Great Staircase Designs For Residences

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Are you planning to renovate your old staircases or get new ones for your recently completed residence? Your first choice would obviously be picking from one of the traditional staircase design ideas that are used by countless homeowners. But why not choose something unique and bespoke instead? There are a number of intuitive and innovative staircase designs out there. Let’s take a look at the most popular ones from among them:

Storage Stairs
Ever wondered why the space under each step of a flight of stairs is not used for creating extra storage space? Well, somebody thought of the same thing and decide to invent the idea of storage stairs. By adopting this design, you can have a hidden series of cupboards all the way from top to bottom, each of them fitted with a discreet handle.

Tree Climber
Inspired by the frame of a treehouse, this option has a very crafty look and can even be constructed in winding form, which bears resemblance to a twisted tree getting wider with elevation. For children, it may appear like a magical place inviting them to ascend and discover what is awaiting them at the top.

Illusion
This staircase design idea renders an otherwise normal flight of steps the semblance of a challenging pathway. As such, it serves as a fun optical illusion for its climbers, when in reality, it is just a high-end stairway design. Basically, you would have the feature of a funhouse right at home and your kids will love it (if you have any).

Criss Cross
In case a strong conventional staircase does not work with your home decor, then you can adopt a chicer and simpler design. And your best bet is a white crisscross banister that will allow to keep the stairway from completely closing off the area.

Playground Slide
Although not exactly the slides that you would find in a playground, this design can definitely provide the fun of one, in case you have kids or want to unleash your inner child. It combines a flight of stairs and a slide in order to provide a fun way for ascending to or descending from one level to another.

When trying to have any of these designs in your home, make sure you hire reliable staircase experts for the job. Though there are plenty of professionals in Western Australia, not all of them can deliver high quality work. As such, be thorough and selective when it comes to hiring custom staircase makers.

Tips On Renovating Your Home

Thinking about renovating the interior of your house? Here are a few tips that would definitely help you to get started at a strong note.

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Create a palette – If you are going for a full makeover, you would want to have colours that define you and your home. It is very important that you pick the right combination. If your house orientation lets you enjoy the benefits of solar energy, pick bright colours, as they will brighten up the decor of your house. But do not pick shades which are excessively bright and would make your rooms look odd.

If your house is surrounded by tall buildings and does not get much sunlight, select colours which would help you scatter the light in the rooms and brighten them up.

upholstered-furniture-1141723_1920Selecting your displays – What do you want your visitors to see when they are in your living room? That’s the question you have to ask and the answer for which you need to find. Decorate your living room well. Make sure that the seating arrangement for visitors is comfortable. Don’t restrain yourself from buying a cozy and beautiful sofa. Your house deserves a good sofa and no number of messy child excuse can justify it.

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Designing your staircase – Your visitors pay attention to every minor detail of your home and your staircase counts as well. You can make your staircase look elegant in many ways. You will find many steel handrail suppliers Perth. You can get nice glass balustrade with steel handrails for your staircase from them.

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Make your house look bigger – When it comes to houses, the bigger they are, the better. Keeping that in mind, you can make your house look larger than it actually is by using furniture items with low height. Low height furniture give off an illusion that your house is bigger. It is a simple yet effective way to fake height.

window-trimYour window trims like colours too – Window trims are often ignored when renovating. However, adding a splash of colour to your window trims can change the look of your rooms. So make sure you don’t miss out on your window trims.

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Mirror on the wall – Add mirrors on your walls. Mirrors add to the aesthetic appeal of the room, making it look more vibrant and warm.

Neutral decor is the new thing – Neural decor adds a modern and natural look to your home. Include different materials like taffeta and raw silk. You can even mix matte sheens and lustrous sheens to play with light.

Keep these in mind while planning your interior renovation and let your visitors be the judge.