choosing the flooring for your lifestyle

The flooring that you install in your home should last several years before you even have to consider replacement. If your flooring isn't lasting that long, chances are, you aren't choosing the type of flooring that will fit into your lifestyle very well. This blog is all about choosing flooring that will fit into your lifestyle and last you many, many years before you have to rip it up and replace it. You will also find tips for keeping it looking like new as it survives the abuse that your family, friends and pets put it through during the course of the year.

Windows Creating a Lack of Privacy? Consider These 2 Solutions


With many homes being on small lots with less distance between the neighbor's home, privacy can be a luxury. While windows are a great way to let natural light into your home, they can make it difficult to have privacy from potentially nosy neighbors. Consider using one of these 2 solutions to regain some privacy.

Cling Film

Cling film can be bought at your local home improvement store, and it comes on rolls similar to the plastic wrap found in your kitchen. It can have a pattern or frosted surface that allows light to shine into your home, but prevents others from seeing inside.

Many homeowners like this solution because it doesn't require professional help to install. It can also be a decorative element to a room, and easy to remove when you get tired of it. The material also provides shade from the sun during the summer and reduces that heat that enters your home.

Frustrating aspects include how it is tricky to install the cling film without having air bubbles trapped underneath it. The edges of the film also make it very obvious to others that you have a cling film installed and that it's not a natural part of the glass. Visibility will be limited with the cling film on, and the material isn't reusable once you take it off.

Window Treatments

Drapery, curtains, blinds, and shades all fall under the window treatment category. They can be layered and used as needed during the different parts of your day. For example, having a sheer curtain to reduce light that comes in during the day, with an additional darkening curtain to give privacy at night.

Curtains are a popular choice because there are many styles, patterns, and colors to pick from, ensuring there is something that can fit your home's décor. They can also be easily installed using some household tools. The material can potentially be reused in other rooms in the house, or easily swapped out depending on your mood.

Unfortunately, installing window treatments will leave holes in your walls or moldings, and the constant closing and opening of blinds and curtains can be cumbersome when you do it every single day. There is also a greater initial investment for all of the material and hardware.

If you feel like window treatments are right for you, reach out to a local company like Morris Paint & Floor Coverings Inc that specializes in custom window treatments. They can come up with a solution for your home that meets your needs.


22 December 2015