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The kitchen is an area in a home that promotes a certain connection with every member of the family. There are a multitude of kitchen paint ideas suitable for the home. You just need to pick one that can enhance its atmosphere exactly as how you’d like it.

From neutral tones to warmer hues, choosing the best kitchen color can be a painstaking task, especially if you have no professional help in the process. Kitchen color ideas range from a variety of palettes.

A White Family Kitchen

White as a choice of color for your kitchen will help enhance lighting. This will create the illusion that the space is bigger. White also creates a crisp and cool impression. It can go with any color so you can opt to add other hues in your kitchen appliances, cabinetry, countertop, or accessories.

Warm Colors for Your Family Kitchen

Yellow is another favorite especially in the kitchen. This color radiates a welcoming ambiance, and would be ideal if you are the type to entertain. Think about using yellow if you have an open kitchen or if your kitchen is big enough to entertain guests in. Definitely it would also be great if you have a dine-in kitchen where you and your family have your meals. Who wouldn’t want to a bit of sunshine while eating, right?

Fiery reds are the best option for families with kids who are picky eaters. The color aids in stimulating appetite which is why it is a popular choice in many restaurants.

Cool Colors for Your Family Kitchen

Gray, once regarded as a dull and lifeless color, has enjoyed popularity for many decades now. It is also a color of choice for many homeowners in kitchens. This neutral color has many shades and is a safe choice for the walls of the kitchen. What’s easy about this neutral is that it can work very well with many other colors.

Gray became fashionable with industrial interior design, especially with the use of concrete in the homes. If you prefer something other than paint, then Konstrukt is a Boysen product line that can give you this look.

You can also use green in your kitchen. Boysen Color Trend 2018 has the Be Here palette with a lovely deep shade of this hue called Forest Ranger. Green symbolizes nature, renewal, growth, even money. This kitchen color idea is suitable in bringing a refreshing dynamic into your home.

Draw life into your kitchen by painting it with the color that appeals to you. What kind of hue would you like to be surrounded by while you eat together with your loved ones, or when you’re preparing a meal?

Learn more about kitchen paint ideas here in Let it B (#myboysen). For technical questions, email us at ask@myboysen.com.

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Carrying out any home improvement project at home requires thought, effort and of course, budget. Home improvement projects can vary from the small such as a feature wall addition with some framed pictures or it can be as substantial as a home extension. While taking on one of these projects is exciting, it can also be a little daunting and they require some research.

What to Watch Out For in Home Improvements

Things need to be considered such as contractors if they’re relevant in that it’s vital to engage the right contractors who will do the job well. Ask friends and family for recommendations, go and see physical work projects they’ve completed and check out their website reviews. If the project is large, it is so important to have reliable builders, plumbers and carpenters.

Infographic: Apps for Home Improvement Projects

Also take some time to watch some videos on YouTube and get inspiration from things you find there. Always keep your budget in mind of course and stick tightly to it; this might require resolve and willpower but it’s important. Keep detailed notes and even take some before and after photographs for you to review the change once the project is complete. If you’re planning on not keeping your property in the long term, be sure to only carry improvement projects that will add value to the home, that will deliver a positive return on investment.

More Home Improvement Tips from Homeowners and Professionals

Here are previous posts that can give some tips about building your home:
Winning Tips on Overcoming Construction Woes
5 Steps to Take When Creating Your Dream Home
A Contractor’s Point-of-View: A Guide to Building Your First House
Le Gran Condo Transformation by Gila Salvador

To help you choose your paint, read and watch the video about how to use the Boysen App.

The people at Senator Windows  have put together this useful infographic which outlines those apps that can be used if you’re carrying out home improvement projects. It’s split into various segments to assist the different parts of the journey such as the research stage and the color selection stage and so on. Check out the full detail below!

Infographic: Apps for Home Improvement Projects

This is a guest post from Jane Crosbie, marketing manager with Senator Windows and Doors in Ireland. Senator manufactures high quality windows and doors in their dedicated manufacturing facility in County Wexford.

Household cleaning is a task that very few people look forward to but it is something that has to be done. This infographic from HappyCleans looks at cleaning from a slightly different perspective and shows you how to turn it into a workout. It makes sense in a lot of ways as cleaning a house thoroughly and at speed involves a lot of moving about. Hopefully it can give you some motivation to stop putting cleaning off.

Before you begin your household cleaning workout, it’s time to get ready to clean. Put on your favorite album or Spotify playlist as this will help to keep you going. Also, it’s probably a good idea to put on some comfy clothes and trainers as it’s likely you’re going to work up a bit of a sweat.

For example, vacuuming is a part of any cleaning routine and it actually burns 153 calories in an hour which is a very decent amount. If you spent a couple of hours vacuuming every room in the home you could burn some serious calories and of course your house would be much cleaner. Find out more in the infographic now!

See another infographic on how you can clean your house in less than an hour.

This is a guest post from Kat Buckley, owner of a services company called HappyCleans. She is passionate about giving people a little extra time to spend with loved ones by cleaning their homes.

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Aside from bedroom paint ideas, we’d like to bring you more tips on how to decorate your bedroom. Here is a guest post about bedroom plants from Taylor Jones, Director of Digital Marketing at Drömma,
who is passionate about helping people get the best night’s sleep possible.  

There is nothing quite like a restful night’s sleep. In today’s supercharged world, many people battle insomnia and restless nights due to things like stress or too much caffeine. While it is easy to seek the aid of sleeping pills, the natural aid of plants for sleep is often overlooked. Dromma put together a list of the best plants for your bedroom to help soothe you to sleep.bedroom plants bedroom plants bedroom plants bedroom plants bedroom plants bedroom plants bedroom plants bedroom plants bedroom plants bedroom plants bedroom plants bedroom plants bedroom plants bedroom plants bedroom plants

Read more about the 5 trending indoor plants here.

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Sometimes you don’t have a full day to clean the house. Even if you did, you would likely not want to waste it on cleaning, right? This infographic from Half Price takes you through how you can make your house look a whole lot better if you have an hour to spare. It won’t look amazing after, but it will look much better than it did before.

As we all know, cleaning can be a bit boring, so it is often a good idea to get your favorite playlist on before you begin – this will help to make the time go a bit more quickly. Cleaning at speed can also be a bit of a workout so throw on some old comfy clothes and trainers as well.

Then you simply go from room to room using your allotted time to do as much as you can. Try to focus on the most problematic areas. For example, in the living/dining room make dusting a priority, especially around the TV and electronics as they gather dust quickly.

The benefits of a clean home are massive and ideally you should look to clean on a more regular basis. A clean home is a healthy home and will lower your risk of getting sick. Find out more information in the infographic.

Cleaning your home in less than an hour

This is a Guest Post from Tane Clark of HalfPrice.com.au.

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It’s not only walls that can use a fresh coat of paint. Sometimes you need to paint your old furniture to match the new colors found on your walls. That’s what Danica, our DIY Diva, thinks so too.

Danica feels that her ombre wall deserves furnitures that are not old and tired-looking. If your existing furniture has good bones and you just need to jazz them up a bit, follow our DIY Diva’s footsteps and find out how you can add a lick of paint to those wooden chairs and tables to make them look like new.

One good tip is to watch Painting 101, an instructional video that will teach you how to prepare your surface and what paint, primers, brushes, rollers or other sundries to use to ensure a successful paint job.

Follow our DIY Diva’s story –
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DIY Diva, Episode 3
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DIY Diva, Episode 7
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Many of us would love to add a few house plants around our homes, but their pristine appearance and practical qualities will only last if we ensure to care for them properly. Indeed, a house plant that’s been left rotting to death serves only to diminish the appearance of a room and offers no practical benefit. The message is clear: house plants are fantastic, but require consistent upkeep to preserve their qualities.

Here is an infographic from EZ Living Interiors which offers magnificent suggestions on the best types of house plant for various rooms within your home, along with practical tips on how best to maintain each plant. With most plants, it’s advisable to give them natural light but not leave them exposed to direct sunlight, while also watering them daily but not drenching them completely. Each plant type, though, will have its own specific do’s and don’ts when it comes to maintenance. For example, white jasmine (which is perfect for kitchens) requires full sunlight to thrive, whereas snake plants (ideal for bedrooms) can grow quite well without the need for light. Knowing the qualities of various plants will also help you to determine where best to locate them within your home.

For further reading on how to keep your house plants alive and well, check out the infographic below.

A Guide to House Plants
This is a guest blog post from Helen O’Keeffe, who works on content for home interiors store EZ Living Interiors. They operate stores all over Ireland and have two stores in Northern Ireland offering a wide selection of high quality interior and furniture products. 

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