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Something New – Modern Furniture That Exudes Old World Luxury

November 7, 2017 Posted by kyu7

It’s been said a number of times “Modern furniture is very chic, but it’s too cold and antiseptic-looking for my taste.”

I’ve always begged to differ.

Modern furniture is incredibly earthy — beds are slung low to the ground, and cabinets, sofas and hardware placement always follow gorgeous horizontal lines that are reminiscent of the horizon or the line of the ocean when one tries to see as far as the eye can see.

Modern furniture is often eye-poppingly expensive so it is important that one assess them with a studied and careful eye before making a purchase. And realistically, only very few of us can start out with a brand-new modern home such as those that exist in the pages of Dwell Magazine.

Careful observation and thought will allow you to mix modern furniture harmoniously with your existing style home or with your existing decor. Always keep in mind:
(1) scale and proportion (i.e. make sure your choices are in scale/harmonious in size with each other),
(2) materials (i.e. picking materials that effuses the same personality), and
(3). Always Balance!

You can try bedroom furniture line which exudes Italian style with minimum of minimalism and a maximum of luxury materials like the Rossetto furniture line. Try to look for designs that use a mix of materials that allows modern pieces to fit in transitional interiors.

For example, there are case goods that are more organic or feminine than the usual modern case goods, featuring curvaceous oval shilouettes and dark wenge wood veneers, but the materials used make the line a lot more accessible to transitional interior schemes.

A perfect foil to a modern interior is a platform leather bed. Some even have a gorgeous quilted design that is earthy, organic and feminine all at once.

Hankering for a bit of old-world luxury? Still think modern design is too cold and antiseptic? Check out the Rossetto Diamond Black lacquer nightstand with faux crocodile leather and Swarovski crystal insets. You’ll see “modern furniture” in a whole new light.

Here’s the lesson again: Want to incorporate modern furniture elements into your design scheme but are afraid it won’t “match?”

Pay attention to scale, materials and balance and you’ll be able to create rooms and vignettes that express your lifestyle and bring comfort and joy to your home life every day.

Modernism in Modern Furniture

November 7, 2017 Posted by kyu7

The Oxford University Press defines modernism as “a style or movement in the arts that aims to depart significantly from classical and traditional forms.” A more pragmatic view might be that modernism is a revolution against the conservative values of realism. From an architectural point of view, modernism evolved as a means of disposal for traditional design in favour of methods more technologically current. The ironic part is that modernism really found its voice during the later part of the 19th century and continues today – what we often refer to as ‘modern day’. What is considered the modern style of design, really refers to the word ‘modern’ as a noun, not an adjective. Whichever set of words best describes the meaning of modernism for each person, it all comes down to one basic concept: simple versus ornate.

Even the most ancient examples of furniture are ordained with some sort of decoration. Something the craftsman used as means of beautifying what he thought was plain, even mundane. Sure, tables and stools were originally created out of a need, but the innate human need for expression also had its influence. Religious altars became taller, bore carved images and even depicted stories of bravery. As the centuries rolled by and new materials were discovered, furnishing became more colourful. Fabrics were woven and dyed; metal was fashioned into nails and other hardware. As the perceived needs of the average person changed, so did their surroundings. Items in homes became a way of showing wealth and superior taste. The bigger and more ornate, the better. The Italian Renaissance is a classic example of this piece of design history. Large intricate scrolls painted with gold leaf were the staple of Italian design. Dark woods, chubby winged infants and voluptuous woman were everywhere. The longer the piece took to make, the more value was placed on it. Furnishing were no longer created out of necessity, they were made for ornamentation.

The Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th century brought a multitude of manufacturing evolutions to industry. There is no doubt these innovations were a necessary part of the world’s history, but many historians argue that modernism was a response to the spoils of the Industrial Revolution. Industry grew quickly during the 19th century, too quickly. Many thousands of people perished from the hardships of unchecked labour and poverty, yet demand stayed high. Purists of the modernist movement counter that argument with the fact that technology was the driving force behind new designs. Either way, the turn of the 19th century into the 20th definitely brought what had previously been regarded as a fleeting fad of the avant garde to a full fledged modernistic movement.

The most iconic piece of modern furniture is the Wassily Chair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925. It is a simple square frame of chrome tubular steel, lashed with straps of black leather for the seat and back. At the time, the Wassily was seen as an impossibly functional chair of wafer thin leather. It was in such stark contrast to what everyone had in their homes, that you either loved it or hated it. Obviously, more loved it than hated it, because the Wassily is still one of the most popular design pieces sold today. The Eileen Gray side table is another iconic piece of modern furniture that emerged at the beginning of the 20th century. It also makes use of tubular chrome steal, but in a circular fashion. An incomplete circle is the table’s footing, with a single piece of chrome steel rising up to hold a full circle of chrome and glass as the table’s surface. It is simple, understated and supremely modernistic. Many other tables of varying sizes and functions have used elements of Eileen Gray’s original design, but her side table will always be a part of the history of modern furniture.

Bedroom Furniture Hardware – Of Cabinet Pulls and Knobs and What Have You

November 7, 2017 Posted by kyu7

If you want to give your bedroom a new look, you may not need to be elaborate with your plans. Sometimes, you can just add a nice looking cabinet hardware to what you already have and you’re in for a real nice surprise. Those who just can’t decide which way to go with their furniture design will do well by simply throwing in some nice and stylish cabinet pulls or maybe door hinges to help seal things in and make way for a smooth unified look at a very cheap cost.

It really doesn’t matter if you’re thinking about creating a modern touch or if you’re still tied down to the traditional influences of grandma. Getting nice cabinet knobs, for example, will go a long way. Every other classic cabinet accessory can also lift an otherwise drab design you may have had for years. If you want little new twists to your bedroom design, you can play up with your furniture hardware and get good results inexpensively. You’ll even love it that the hardware comes in many different designs to suit whatever existing furniture you have in your bedroom.

You’ll also like it that these little thingies you attach to your cabinet can add to the creative quality of your bedroom design. There are hardware pieces that are designed with a simple, untextured sheen while there are some that come with elaborate engravings that could serve well as accents. If you’re designing your room on a tight budget, simply experimenting with those little details can create big effects on the total appeal of your bedroom interior.

Thanks to these little explorations you can make, it won’t be necessary to move out bulky stuff from your bedroom just to give it a nice new do. Decorative knobs can add a touch of class that’s a thousand times bigger than its size. By giving an old bedroom furniture dresser a new drawer pull, for example, you can make it sparkle like new. If you just don’t have the time to plan out something big for remodeling, changing those seemingly insignificant details will surprise you pleasantly with the way they’re able to lift the bigger things around them and even serve as the unifying thread that makes the design a compact whole. Basically, if you just want to create a nice impact in your bedroom without spending a fortune on a whole furniture set or rolls of wallpaper, count on furniture hardware to give your design that pleasant bang.

However, should you need to make some really big changes with your bedroom furniture, you can count on a whole range of cheap modern furniture online so you can still work around your budget and have every other family need well provided.

Home Improvement Tips Using Modern Furniture Hardware

November 7, 2017 Posted by kyu7

While choosing furniture hardware for refurnishing your house, it is more that obvious that a person can get confused. Besides, remodeling a home is an expensive affair as well, especially if you are planning to integrate a new design or style into the interior of the abode. But however, to rescue you from all these spendings there are various ways to cut down on your home improvement expenditures. Though a new piece of furniture frames and headboards will be instrumental in giving your house a new look.

The Initial Step
Designing a well placed furniture plan is essential if you do not want to go wrong anywhere and want to meet your comfort as well as needs. You should also be clear about the style of the furniture that will best suit your room.

Replace Bulky Items And Save Space
This is the foremost step when remodeling your house. Replace bulky ancient furniture with streamlines modern furnishings that acquire less space are are easy to manage. Old furniture use up a lot of space and if your house is small then choose from a wide range multi purpose furniture. For example, use the Ottoman (storage + seat/foot rest) or Sofa bed that can perform the task of both sofa and bed. A modern style is more practical as they tend to be smaller and clean cut edges which do not hang out much and thus cuts down on the space they take up. Go for a bed that has storage compartments and brackets, so that there is more space for better use of wardrobe and drawer.

Plan Before Purchasing
There is no dearth in the furniture hardware industry for furniture supplies, so do not shop in a haste. If you have made up your mind to replace those big antique furnishings with latest sofa that has exquisite furniture legs, then be prepared to hover a little longer before you actually find the best piece. Keep in mind the measurement factor so that the furniture hardware compliments your room. Get a tape measure and start measuring the dimensions of the room so that you will know what size will best fit in it.

Consider the Design
This is also an important factor before purchasing the furniture hardware for your home. Modern furniture differs in the designs as per the taste of their designer. Some of the furniture that have modern tags might have a vintage look. So be clear about the design that will suit your home the most.

Cut Cost By Window Shopping
This is a must before you actually purchase the most coveted furniture piece. Make sure you do a window shopping of all the furniture outlets to have a feel of all the modern furniture available in the furniture hardware industry. Compare the prices of the same stuffs to make this activity cost effective. Also you can wait for the furniture shops and department stores in your area to go on sale or to put huge discounts on their furnishings before you start buying one for your very own.

Flipping Real Estate or Flipping Paper?

July 7, 2017 Posted by kyu7

Flipping real estate properties is not for everybody but it is the fastest way to make a buck in the real estate business. Most everybody has heard of someone buying a “run down” house for a good price well below market value, fixing it up and selling it at a fair market price. Flipping a “fixer-upper” is definitely one way to turn a reasonably quick profit. I know some people who do it this way but they are more into the contractor and renovation business than they are of the investor mindset.

Some of these “fixer-upper” properties are in need of extensive repair and will involve electrical work, carpentry work, etc. If the investor gets involved and does some or all of this work then there could be enough profit there but if the investor farms out the required labour, profits could get eaten up quickly. For these types of flipping real estate investments, the purchase price needs to be at a huge discount and normally would be found somewhere in the foreclosure stage.

For the person that is in the mindset of investing rather than being in the renovation business then flipping real estate will only involve flipping the paper contract of the property without even taking possession of it. You can flip by entering an agreement to buy a property then sell the contract to another investor before close of escrow.

Using this technique won’t even require you to put your name on the title. Profits will generally be less than the fixer-upper investor but involves much less work and the whole process is much quicker. A fixer-upper investor would not be happy in making a profit of a few thousand dollars for a few months work on renovations but an investor that can just flip a contract for a few hours or days work would be.

Avoid disclosure of your profits to the new buyer by using a double closing.
After making a sweet deal and flipping a contract involving a juicy profit you may not want all these details to be revealed to your buyer. The solution is a double closing, transferring the property to you initially and then reselling immediately at the same lawyer’s office just an hour later to your buyer.

Three Things You Should Never Say to Your Real Estate Agent

June 6, 2017 Posted by kyu7

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, a real estate agent makes you feel like you have a supportive and knowledgeable friend. It’s important to tell them all the important details about the property you are selling. If you are looking to buy a home, then you should be able to communicate all the features that you consider high priorities. Still, some people say things that are potentially offensive to a real estate agent. Avoid these common mistakes.

“But I looked up the property values online, and… ”
There are many great online tools for comparing neighborhoods and trends, but nothing currently available online compares to the experience of an informed real estate agent. Property values can be ballpark estimates or based on sales from decades ago. By all means, do the research and share your impressions of different neighborhoods with your realtor, but make sure that you respect their experience and training. Don’t assume the results you got from a search engine will trump the advice realtors are trying to convey regarding the local market.

“Your job must be so much fun!”
Viewing and touring new properties all day may seem like a lot of fun, but there is also a lot of paperwork and other training that goes into becoming a real estate agent. Saying that anyone’s job is “fun” tends to imply that the job would be easy for the speaker. One doesn’t typically refer to the work of airline pilots or astronauts as “fun,” since it’s acknowledged that a lot of training is necessary. Since some homeowners can sell their home without an agency, some people underestimate the amount of work involved.

“I don’t want to sell my property to anyone who is [insert race, gender, or religion].”
The dynamics of neighborhoods sometimes change over time, and some ethnic groups congregate in different parts of town in many cities. There are a lot of different factors that go into the way a population distributes itself across an urban area, and some patterns are established over long periods of time. People who have lived in one neighborhood may feel resentment toward newcomers of a different demographic, but it is not okay to ask a realtor to participate in discrimination. In the wake of the national Civil Rights Movement, equal housing legislation passed into law at the end of the 1960s. Your agent will show the property to any buyers who might be in the right financial market to make the purchase.

Corporate Real Estate Occupiers Are Aggressive on Expanding Offices in India

May 7, 2017 Posted by kyu7

Recently, a popular property consultant firm conducted a research on mid-sized corporate real estate occupiers during the period June – July 2015, and gathered the responses of leading corporate firms headquartered in India and overseas. The research report says that, corporate real estate occupiers seem to be very aggressive in occupying office spaces across India.

Basically, the survey pointed to the choice of work space being progressively driven by the three main objectives; they are Talent (availability and cost), Infrastructure (social and physical) and Real Estate options. It has to be noted that the survey respondents included the corporates based across different industries and the representatives of typical Indian office space occupiers.

Below mentioned are a few key findings of the research:

  • The corporate occupiers in India are more likely to adopt the workplace strategies. The survey also revealed that the occupiers are being very efficient and are more inclined to adopt the efficient strategies, with most of the corporates mainly preferring to adopt open space workstation formats.
  • The leading corporate space occupiers continued to occupy the core locations and central business districts of major cities. The study also explored the preferences of the respondents across various occupation options, and the result indicated that, almost about 75% of the respondents preferred to lease, pre-lease or purchase the space within the prime locations of the cities.
  • IT/ITeS companies are planning to expand their operations across major cities in the southern part. The respondents of other key sectors like ecommerce firms, health care and others preferred Mumbai and Delhi NCR for their future expansions.
  • Office space occupiers across the leading industry segments were asked to chart out the direction in which they want to expand their office over the next two years. The results indicated that, most of the IT/ITeS firms (almost about 70%) of the respondents are more likely to expand their operations in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai, while the ecommerce and media firms chose to expand in Mumbai and Delhi NCR in the next two years.

Flipping Real Estate or Flipping Paper?

April 14, 2017 Posted by kyu7

Flipping land properties is not for everyone but rather it is the quickest approach to make a buck in the land business. Most everyone has known about somebody purchasing a “rundown” house at a decent cost well beneath market esteem, setting it up and offering it at an equitable cost. Flipping a “fixer-upper” is certainly one approach to turn a sensibly brisk benefit. I know a few people who do it along these lines yet they are more into the contractual worker and remodel business than they are of the financial specialist attitude.

Some of these “fixer-upper” properties need broad repair and will include electrical work, carpentry work, and so forth. On the off chance that the speculator gets included and does a few or the greater part of this work then there could be sufficient benefit there however in the event that the financial specialist cultivates out the required work, benefits could get eaten up rapidly. For these sorts of flipping land speculations, the price tag should be at an immense markdown and ordinarily would be discovered some place in the abandonment organize.

For the individual that is in the mentality of putting as opposed to being in the redesign business then flipping land will just include flipping the paper contract of the property without claiming it. You can flip by entering a consent to purchase a property then pitch the agreement to another financial specialist before close of escrow.

Utilizing this procedure won’t oblige you to put your name on the title. Benefits will for the most part be not as much as the fixer-upper financial specialist yet includes significantly less work and the entire procedure is considerably snappier. A fixer-upper financial specialist would not be glad in making a benefit of a couple of thousand dollars for a couple of months work on remodels yet a speculator that can simply flip an agreement for a couple of hours or days work would be.

Keep away from divulgence of your benefits to the new purchaser by utilizing a twofold shutting.

In the wake of making a sweet arrangement and flipping an agreement including a succulent benefit you may not need every one of these subtle elements to be uncovered to your purchaser. The arrangement is a twofold shutting, exchanging the property to you at first and after that exchanging promptly at a similar legal counselor’s office only a hour later to your purchaser.

There is a downside here and that is a twofold arrangement of shutting costs so you would need to measure it out to check whether it’s justified, despite all the trouble to your specific circumstance or not. Advance, you can utilize a title insurance agency for the real closings. For the issuance of the title protection arrangement, the title insurance agency will set up the end reports and close the exchange more often than not without an expansion charge.

Why Using Social Media Marketing for Real Estate

April 4, 2017 Posted by kyu7

Your potential clients are using social media. Why aren’t you there networking with them? Now that you have an online presence through your website, you might think your web marketing plan is complete and you don’t need SMM – but think again. Agents who are neglecting SMM miss out on lucrative listings, and they lose the chance to connect with potential buyers who are seeking their dream home.

What is social media marketing for real estate?

You, personally, probably use social media every day. You just don’t know it. And, that’s why it hasn’t been working to your marketing advantage. You read and commented other people’s blogs. You use Facebook to keep up with your family and old friends. You tweet on Twitter to say witty things. You’ve watched many videos on YouTube. And, you’re a true fan of blogs. So, time to use SMM for real estate!

Social media marketing for real estate Choices

Here is a short list of just a few available choices of the popular SMM.

  1. Blog for Your Brand – share relevant content with your target market
  2. Facebook Business Page – make “friends” that are interested in your brand, product or services
  3. Twitter Business Account – Share your expertise by tweeting to your online “followers”
  4. LinkedIn – networking for businesses, including B2B
  5. YouTube – market your commercials online for free

Social media marketing for real estate Blog Content

A blog, which is short for “web log”, is an online journal for your SMM campaign. It’s your company’s opportunity to introduce your brand by marketing your niche. Your business blog lets your target housing market get to know you, who you are and what you do through SMM

Get more clients with social media marketing for real estate

Are you looking for ways to gain more clients? Of course, you are! All experts, brokers and agents have a passion for making money. Informative content is what gives you that extra edge in the market. When you provide free, relevant, useful information to your target market, you become an expert in their eyes.

When sellers are ready to put their homes on the market, they will turn to a real estate expert – the agent or the broker who is professional and able to market their homes. Even banks selling REOs use SMM for content to help them connect to qualified agents to provide them with commercial services. Content helps to connect yourself with your readers and turn your followers into actual clients.

Donald Trump and His Possible Impacts on Real Estate

March 4, 2017 Posted by kyu7

It has been three days since Republican bet Donald Trump shockingly won the US presidential elections. Months before his astounding win, there have been many speculations on how his policies would affect every industry in the United States, its neighboring countries and even the world.

To many real estate men, his win will likely bring a roller coaster of changes considering that he is restrictive on his policies on businesses, investments, and international trade. Given the policy uncertainties that will likely exist within Trump’s administrations, some real estate companies have their assumptions on how the government will deal with mortgages.

Yet, on the other end, some sees his ascent to the highest seat of US government as a time to refocus on communities. Trump had been so vocal on the important role that community colleges play in shaping the economy. These community colleges produce the skilled workers needed by various industries like real estate. The welders, plumbers, electricians, brick workers, and masons are just some of the skilled persons that community colleges produce. If colleges of this type will be given more help, then the real estate industry will benefit by being supplied of enough numbers of skilled workers needed without having to look for outside talents.

If this policy pushes through, it is not impossible to see more community colleges being established within the next four years. And if this happens, there are other establishments which can sprout in communities. They can help in strengthening the local real estate industry.

The real estate industry also waits for Trump’s take on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Considering the past faults of these entities to taxpayers, the government may consider their elimination. However, the government must consider very well on how these institutions will create a crisis scenario given that mortgage lending for fixed terms can become more expensive than what it is today. These institutions, despite their past faults, have already rebounded in favour of taxpayers due to the efficiency of their new leaderships.

The newly elected president was also very vocal during his campaigns on how the United States should only be for Americans. In news, incidents of racism seem higher than it were before. There are fears that immigrations will be more restrictive and that immigrants the subject of restrictions when it comes to home buying. If these were true, real estate investments will be directly affected.

President Trump has a span of four years to regain the confidence of majority of Americans that he can make America great again. He has those four long years to prove those who voted in his favor that they were just right for choosing him as the 45th president. He has those four long years to disprove those who favoured his opponent that he really has what it takes as the greater president than their choice. Let us see come January 20, 2017 on how a well-identified real estate person will serve the industry that reaped in billions of dollars for him in decades. Let us see how he’ll serve United States.