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How Do You Conduct Your Blocked Drain Removal Project?

Rona Regan

How Do You Conduct Your Blocked Drain Removal Project?

Proper drainage system helps you get healthy and hygienic atmosphere in your home and commercial places. However, if you face blocked drain problems in your property, then you need to hire professional on immediate basis. Some people may ignore these problems, and they can face some serious troubles after few days. It is recommended to avoid such foolish acts, and try to think smart in a genuine way that can help you out to cope with the drainage problem. Or else can you wash your face and brush your teeth in an overflowing washbasin. In order to avoid such things, you need to clear your blocked drain and stay healthy and hygienic.

How do you conduct the residential and commercial drainage repair and maintenance work?

Firstly, you need to identify the reason of the blocked drain and for this you need to evaluate the cleaning process and ask the professional about the reason. There are many reasons for the blockage of drains, like, hair, baby wipes, sanitary products, food ingredients, and plastic, which might have been deposited inside your drainage system, and these make the drain blocked. Most of these items cannot be recycled, and you cannot move them by creating water pressure. In this regards, you can try some homemade applications for cleaning blocked drains like you can pour some hot water with vinegar in your drain, or you can plug out this garbage with some hanger. It is recommended to not create any pressure toward your drainage system, and try to plug out the garbage from the drainage system.

Why do you opt for some professional blocked drainage services?

  • This is not just a small task and it is impossible to conduct the blocked drain cleaning in the commercial place in this DIY (do it yourself) way. Therefore, for the commercial blocked drain-clearing task, you need to rely on some reputed blocked drain clearing companies, and they will come with their team. Along with that, these companies have the latest tools, and they will inspect the whole drainage system of your property with their advanced techniques.

  • Apart from that, you can find complicated joints and angles in your drainage lines which can be blocked anytime, and you cannot identify these hidden places, also you cannot access these narrow joints with your own tools. However, the professionals come with CCTV camera, and install the camera inside drainage system, and identify the accurate blockage portions eventually.

  • They can easily detect the blockage area of your drainage system, and they then fix these portions with some chemical washing technology. In addition, they do not incorporate any harmful chemicals which can affect your daily life.

  • These professionals are experts for removing dirt build up system, and can provide you some easy solutions for your blocked drain. If you clean your drain by yourself then you can find the same problems very soon, because you cannot be able to pull out all the deposited garbage from the drain. In addition, you can find some bad odor from your drainage system. To avoid these problems, you need to hire blocked drain clearing professionals, who not only clean your drain, but who also suggest you the proper maintenance guidelines.

Maintenance of the drainage system is very important, because if you do not maintain your drain in a proper way, then you can face blocked drain issues for recurrent times. You can also schedule for a blocked drain removal services. They will visit your place every 6 months or annually, to inspect the drainage system, and clean the drain if necessary.  

Guest Contributor, Amelie Lawrence

Expert Guide on How to Clear and Prevent Blocked Drains

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Expert Guide on How to Clear and Prevent Blocked Drains

Blocked drains are a very common problem that most people face in their houses’ plumbing. This could be because many tend to not think about the network of pipes that exists in their houses until a problem occurs. Even if you come across a blocked drain, you will be able to clear it quickly. But instead of waiting for something to happen you should stay proactive and pay more attention to what goes into your drain so that you will be able to prolong its life, prevent leans and avoid all types of costly repairs.

How to Unclog a Blocked Drain

When the drain at your home is blocked, carry out the following steps to unclog them efficiently:

·       Add Baking Soda, fresh squeezed lemon juice and vinegar. Let it sit in the drain for 30 minutes. Then rinse it with warm water. This should help the clog. Avoid using store bought chemicals. Store bought chemicals will damage your pipes in the long run.

·       Instead of using store bought chemicals, hire a plumber for snaking the blocked drain and removing the gunk, grease or hair completely.

·       You could also use a manually operated augur or even a snake that is available at most hardware stores. You will also be able to rent an electric snake for unclogging the blocked drain all by yourself

Precautionary Measures

If the drain is clogged and water is backed up along the pipelines, then it will put a lot of stress on the pipe and shorten its life span. Instead of going through all that trouble of unclogging the blocked drain, you could take some preventive steps so that you will be able to prevent the clog from happening in the first place. Follow the precautionary measures mentioned below and be proactive:

·       The drains in the kitchen are the ones that get clogged very often, due to all the food particles that go down it. They accumulate there over time and get stuck, so make sure that you scrape them off and put it in the trash before you could put the plates in the sink. You should never put liquid grease in the drain rather it should be poured into a container that is sealable and discarded separately.

·       Make sure to never pour oil down the kitchen drain. It will be able to handle milk, water and other types of liquids but oil will solidify and set on the inside of the pipes thus creating a blockage. Getting rid of this blockage will be a tough task so you should make sure that you get rid of the oil separately.

·       Hair is a major problem in the bathroom drains. Install a screen that can go over the tubs and showers in the bathroom. Once a week you should take out the hair so that any type of buildup can be prevented.

·       When it comes to the toilets, you should not put in anything other than toilet paper and sewage.

·       You can use a drain un-blocker regularly for getting rid of the small blockages. These small clogs will not be able to wash over on its own and will end up attracting more gunk and debris till a stage where it becomes a big clog thus fully blocking the pipes. You could also use some eco-friendly products for keeping the drain clean at all times.

Keep these precautionary measures as well as unclogging steps handy, so that they can be implemented to maintain the drains in your home and to unclog a blocked drain immediately.

Guest Contributor, Lara Buck

Contact a Plumber If Drain is Struggling to Manage Rain Water

Rona Regan

Contact a Plumber If Drain is Struggling to Manage Rain Water

Post a storm or heavy rain, often it has been found that the stormwater drain have a large puddle or pool of water. This occurs due to the blockage of the stormwater drain. Fixing blocked stormwater drains is a challenging task and this cannot be performed by just basic skills. This is why the experts are called in so that they can analyze the situation and provide a solution to the problem.

Blocked drains can lead to property damage and can affect the daily lives. The blocked stormwater drain experts use modern tools and techniques to clear the blocked stormwater drain such as:

  • Drain Rods
  • Drain Plunger
  • Compressed Air
  • Closet Auger
  • Compressed Air & Push Fit Waste Systems
  • Drain Clearing Chemicals
  • Mechanical Drain Rodding
  • High Pressure Water Jetting

Depending on the amount of the pipe or sewer damage, a blocked stormwater drain experts have different tools and gadgets that can be used. To unclog a storm water drain, a plumber uses a plumbing electric eel and or a high pressure water jetter. The high pressure water jetter is used as a last resort when all other techniques fail.

Although there is no specific reason behind the blocked stormwater drain, however, there are few precautionary measured that can be taken to prevent the stormwater drain from getting clogged:

  • Make sure that the sewers and drainpipes are checked at least once in a month and the materials such as leaves, dirt, plastics are removed.
  • Get a leaf diverter or gutter guard installed as this will prevent leaves from going down the pipe. Most leaf and tree debris will slip off the diverter, but make sure to clean the leaf diverter as constant use will eventually block up the filter.
  • Ensure that diapers, condoms, plastics, hairs, tennis balls etc. do not get chance to enter the drain.
  • If the stormwater drains, drainpipes and sewers are taking time to drain the water; then contact the blocked stormwater drain experts as this will help in saving time and money.
  • Get the stormwater drains, drainpipes and sewers checked before the start and end of summer, during autumn and winter season.
  • In order to prevent a blocked drain from happening, it is suggested to use a hair catcher. It is a device that looks like a strainer that catches falling hair and refrains them from entering the drain. In case of unavailability of the hair catcher, it is also better to use bent wires to catch hairs trapped on the drain.

All these simple precautions will prevent the stormwater drain from getting over flooded.

Hiring a blocked stormwater drain experts can be quite beneficial because of the following things:

  • It helps in saving time and money: Professionals know how to get the work done within time by using the advanced gadgets; however, when cleaning without the help of a professional one needs to purchase all the expensive gadgets.
  • It helps in preventing harm to the environment: Drain cleaning chemicals if used in more quantity than recommended can result in damages to the environment; however, by hiring a professional, one does not need to worry about this as they know the exact proportion of using these chemicals.
  • It helps in finding the root cause of the problem: A professional will examine and then diagnose the exact source of problem of stormwater drain and then will fix the problem.
  • It helps in getting the work done in a clean and a hygienic manner: A professional when cleans the stormwater drain will ensure that the cleanliness and basic hygiene is maintained.

Thus, one should contact blocked stormwater drain experts if the stormwater drain has clogged.

Guest Contributor, Jack Louis

Why You Should Always Get Help From A Professional Plumber For Blocked Drains

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There are instances when a blocked drain is something that you feel can be fixed on your own. But that is really not true all the time. In some cases, these drains call for repairs that include specialists like plumbers. No doubt that regular work can be done at home for clogged drains using your classic home remedies like lemon and vinegar combined with baking soda or using hot water, mild home-based drain cleaners, etc. can be used as well. But the truth is that, more often than not, the clogging is still there deep within the layers of the pipe. Hence, you won’t get the desired results. 

Instead of trying to repair the blocked drain yourself, it is advisable to call for a plumber for the following reasons:

        You have tried repairing or unclogging the blocked drain and yet there is no respite. So one of the first warning signs is that there is still a very strong gurgling or swirling sound coming from the pipes. In such cases, the pipes are still clogged way down and you are probably not aware of it. If in spite of your cleaning efforts, you continue to hear these sounds then don’t delay. The chances are that you are continuing to clog your drain, though it may just seem a bit cleaner on the top layers.

        If there is constant overflowing in the kitchen or toilet sinks in spite of cleaning your blocked drain using home remedies, then you should call a professional. An overflowing sink, toilet or other forms of drainage are never a good sign. It is indicative of clogging in the pipes, which just seems to be getting worse. You can of course give it a shot or two but in the long run, delaying this would mean further damage to your pipes.

Repair The Blocked Drain Yourself

        Considering the season and the time of the year is also very important here. Blocked drains that are caused because of frozen pipes or similar conditions like a storm, leads to extreme clogging with tree branches or even leaves that you cannot manage at home. In such cases, it is best to call a plumber rather than delaying repairs. Often, the damage caused to the pipes could be irreparable, which also implies that you have to pay a fortune for this.

        Nothing seems to be helping your clogged drains. You have tried it all from home remedies to commercial solvents and even the plunger. All of these are indicative that your blocked drains need special attention. Calling a plumber earlier would ensure that you are able to fix the issue from the root. Else, you may be just cleaning your drains superficially without even knowing the main source of the clogging.

Apart from these above-mentioned suggestions, you should also bear in mind to-

        Avoid throwing things into the drain, be it your kitchen or the toilet. These items can include grease, flour, plastic items, etc. Ensure that you get a drain that works as an efficient blocker, preventing pipe clogging.

        Watch for early signs of drainage problems that are listed above.

It is true that a blocked drain is best prevented rather than cured. You can also hire plumbers who would come and do regular cleaning and unclogging of your pipes. For a nominal charge, you can sign a contract where in the plumber would come and clean your pipes or sinks every 3 months or as per the contract - thus preventing the entire issue all together and saving you a lot of clogging hassles.

Guest Contributor, Mary Mathis

Budget-Friendly Ways to a Bathroom Remodeling Success

Rona Regan

Budget-Friendly Ways to a Bathroom Remodeling Success

Every once in a while, we get the need to do some remodeling - sometimes it is just one room, yet in rare occasions it is the entire house. Besides the kitchen, another room that gets remodeled quite often is the bathroom. There are plenty of things one can do to upgrade this space. Listed below are budget-friendly ways to a successful bathroom remodeling.

Save On Tiles

If we don’t take the bathtub into consideration, the most expensive part of bathroom remodeling may as well be laying the tiles. This can be ridiculously expensive, especially if you are paying a contractor to do it for you. Now, I don’t know much about tiles, but I know that if a contractor does it, he will place as many tiles as he can, thus take as much money from you as possible. This is why you should limit the number of tiles you place. To save money, place tiles only on the floor, rather than placing them inside the shower and on the walls. You’ll surprised by the amount of money you’ll save by doing this.

The Painting Process

Another method of keeping your budget intact is repainting the bathroom. Since the bathroom is the smallest room in the house, repainting it usually takes a lot of time. You can even use a better paint or one with a satin finish. Also, keep in mind the sudden temperature swings happening in the bathroom, as well as mold and moisture. You might want to paint your ceiling with a special paint as well, the one that resists mold growth.

Reline Your Tub

Most people make the biggest mistake ever when remodeling their bathroom – they purchase a new tub. Keep in mind that purchasing a new tub should only happen in case you actually want a new tub. In every other scenario, you could save a lot of money simply by having a professional reline your old one. Do this only, and only with the tub; relining the sink or the shower costs more than replacing them completely. If your tub is made of porcelain or fiberglass, or even cast iron, you could refinish it yourself. DIY refinishing tool and paint may cost up to $150-200, but it is way less than replacing it or paying a contractor to do it.

In Case You Are Getting A New One

Now if you’ve really tried everything and you are left with no options but to replace your tub, shower or any of the bathroom accessories, the best option is to try and get a used one. Sites like eBay and Craigslist have good offers and you may end up getting a great deal if a good bargain is struck. You would be surprised by the quality of old things that people sell once they get them replaced. Check these websites from time and time, and turn on your notifications so that you don’t miss a next great deal.

Set Your Creativity Free

There are plenty of things you can do to make your bathroom look nicer. For instance, throw in an interesting runner rug, or use the old vintage can to hold your toothbrushes and toothpaste. Use old pieces of barn wood and transform them into shelves. There is no limit to the things you can do if you put your imagination to the test

Eco-Friendly Design

Another great way of upgrading your bathroom is by installing eco-friendly designs. We are talking about low-flow toilets, sinks and showers. By saving on the amount of spent water, you will not only preserve the environment, but at the same time save some money. To make things even more tempting, water saving faucets and shower heads often cost the same, if not even less than the regular ones.

Get creative, and renew your bathroom while trying not to spend a fortune on it. Instead, save money by applying these tips, and spend it on a holiday you’ve always wanted.

Guest Contributor, Lillian Connors

Safest and Best Plumbing Pipes for Your Home to Avoid Blocked Drains

Rona Regan

Safest and Best Plumbing Pipes for Your Home to Avoid Blocked Drains

There are a plethora of problems that affect your home’s plumbing and amongst them blocked drains is a very fairly common one. The many reasons for blocked drains range from the wrong kind of disposal to not maintaining your pipes the right way. In other cases, it also happens that you are over cleaning your pipes too much and because they are of a shoddy make, they tend to break faster. This breakage in turn results in the pipes getting clogged further, which in the long run implies that you will continue the bear the brink of this over-clogging. However, a simple solution here would be using safer and durable pipes.

Doing so is highly recommended to prevent blocked drains. Most homes have older plumbing line that breaks apart easily due to wear and tear as well as due to the harsh use of other chemicals these days. So if your home is constantly having issues of blocked lines then you should consider getting an expert opinion and re-work the plumbing. Ideally you can try all kinds of cleaning methods with these pipes be it industrial or even your basic soda and vinegar combination here. Some of the available pipe options here include-


This is one of the most common kinds of pipes used for preventing blocked drains issues. They are used mostly in residential places where both hot and cold water application is fairly common. These have also replaced the copper pipes in many areas. They come in a range of choices like 10-20 feet sizes and the diameters are about ½-inch to 2-inches. These come with special solvents too that aids in faster soldering and keeps your pipe safe for a longer time.


These too are used for hot and cold interior pipe purposes in residences. Not only are they are easy to move but they can be operated or maneuvered with ease without having to use elbows. You can use the standard 100 foot rolls that they come in. They are joint with either plastic or metal crimping and the diameter is about ¼ to ¾-inch. These work in preventing blocked drains because they are able to withstand the harsh weather conditions and thus can quickly get rid of dirt.


Copper pipes are a sturdy and sensible option for all residential homes because they are compatible with both hot and cold water. What makes these pipes sustainable is the fact they are quite light in weight and they are also very long-lasting. Since they fit easily into spaces, you don’t have to worry about fitting issues. Also, the material in itself is able to withstand chemical cleansers and procedures that are known for reducing the risks of blocked drains. You can get them in M (red) for indoor water distribution

What’s not suitable?


PVC or polyvinyl chloride is generally used for water applicants and thus is not suitable for your home unless you are living in very warm areas and use only cold water applications. Ideally these are used for irrigation and farming purposes and the pressure application here goes up to 2 inches. These are joined using mechanical couplings.

There are various other forms of new pipes being launched that are suitable for your home. These are specially devised to combat the problem of blocked drains by preventing materials from sticking to them. They are sturdier and not prone to easy breakage, which makes them ideal for long-term solutions. Of course, do consult with a plumber to know the best option as per your local rules. 

Guest Contributor, Mary Mathis

Types of Plumbing Services Provided By An Expert Emergency Plumber

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Types of Plumbing Services Provided By An Expert Emergency Plumber

Plumbing is an important home service for the maintenance of any house, as the smooth incoming of usable water and the outflow of waste water is essential for keeping the kitchen and the bathroom of the house in perfect functional condition. However, any plumbing problem can arise suddenly in the house needing immediate attention to maintain the normal lifestyle at home. Hence, it is best to keep in touch with an expert emergency plumber of that locality so that his service will be available at any odd time, whenever required.

Advantages of Hiring the Services of an Expert Emergency Plumber

  • All Time Availability: Usually the well-known emergency plumbers are available at any time of the day or night and they do not even charge any extra fee for working at the odd hours. The services of these plumbers are available even during the public holidays or festivals, when most other services remain closed.
  • Ability to Deal any Plumbing Fault: Emergency plumbers usually have expertise in repairing any kind of plumbing problems including the blockage of the sewage pipes or the drainage system of the house, leakage of the faucets or the toilets, as well as the frozen pipes in winter. They also deal expertly with the repairing of the burst pipes or the leaking water or sewage tanks, as most of them carry special leak detection devices and special tools for shutting off the leaking water; thus saving the home from further mess.
  • Quick Response to the Call: The emergency plumbers respond very fast, whenever they are called by the clients and they start the repairing works, as soon as possible. So the house owner can be assured of fast relief from his/her plumbing problems.
  • Affordable Costs: The charges of the reputed emergency plumber are quite reasonable, without any hidden cost or the overtime charge. Generally, the cost of any replacement of plumbing part is included within their charges, with clear mention of that item price. The clients are given fixed quotations about the costs of their plumbing services, so that the client can be prepared for bearing the cost.
  • Presence of All Necessary Tools: The expert emergency plumber always carries all the necessary plumbing tools, which are required for completing his repair works. So, the house owner need not worry about supplying him any plumbing tool or essential material.
  • Overall Plumbing Checkup Done: Emergency plumbers also check the whole plumbing system thoroughly for detecting any unspotted problem; so that they can fix all the plumbing defects of that house at a time. Therefore, the house owner can be sure of smooth plumbing for a long time after the completion of all their works. The plumbers also provide effective advice to their clients regarding proper maintenance of the plumbing system to avoid further incidents of breakdown.
  • Guaranteed Plumbing Service: Emergency plumbers offer guarantee on their services and the newly installed plumbing parts, so that any further repairs of those points will be done for free within the mentioned period of time. Hence, the house owners can remain stress free regarding the plumbing matters of his/her house for a long time. Usually, a guarantee period of 12 months is provided from most of these emergency plumbers.
  • Friendly and Professional Behavior: Emergency plumbers must be friendly with their clients, so that the house owners feel free to discuss all the related problems with them, which help them in providing better service. The professional approach of these plumbers helps in timely repairs of the plumbing system, within the lowest possible costs. 

Guest Contributor, Jack Louis

How to Choose A Reputable Emergency Plumber For Your Plumbing Needs

Rona Regan

How to Choose a Reputable Emergency Plumber for your Plumbing Needs

When that dreaded pipe leak just can’t wait much longer to be fixed, or when a dripping faucet becomes unbearably annoying, you need it to be fixed as soon as possible. Or, you may be facing a problem with hot water and heat, and you need a plumber to get over and ease your woes. No matter whatever is the plumbing issue, choosing the right plumber is essential. When hunting for an emergency plumber, look for these 7 qualities that will highlight that you’ve found a professional who will get the job done to perfection.

1. Availability

Plumbing emergencies wait for no one, and there is nothing more irritating to having a serious problem and not being able to find someone to fix it. Look out for a good emergency plumber who is available 24/7 so that you can be sure that the problem will be rectified soon.

2. Wide Range of Services

Plumbers who offer several services are always better than those who handle a limited range of plumbing jobs. It ensures that you have a one-stop solution for all your plumbing needs since these professionals will have all the tools and expertise to solve no matter what problem arises.

3. Professionalism

A good plumber is one who is a true professional in the sense that he has all the appropriate qualifications and licensing, and has gone through all the training needed to understand the problem and come up with a quick solution. He will be able to answer all your questions and help you prevent recurrences.

4. Reliability

A reliable emergency plumber is a boon indeed. After all, you certainly don’t want to call a plumber over and sit and wait for hours, only for him not to turn up! Find a plumber who has the right credentials and real testimonials to prove that he cares about you individually. If you’re opting for a plumbing service, check for a company that provides guaranteed services so that you can be sure they’re reliable.

5. Preparedness

A good emergency plumber is always prepared with the proper tools, equipment, and team. When emergencies arise, especially at night, there won’t be any stores from which they can get any needed equipment. True professionals, however, are those that have everything on hand to take care of the job before a plumbing inconvenience becomes a serious problem.

6. Respectful of Your Property

A plumber who respects your property will get the job done in a way that doesn’t cause you inconvenience. For example, he will park in the right space, use walkways and follow any instructions you may have around the house. He will avoid messing up your home under the pretext of a plumbing emergency and will take care not to cause any damage due to negligence.

7. Safety-Minded

A good emergency plumber is safety-minded and avoids cutting corners just because it is an emergency. These professionals will protect themselves with eye masks, gloves, and facial masks to keep themselves safe while they handle the job. It shows that they are thorough, and you can get assured that they will show the same thoroughness with the job in hand too.

When choosing a good emergency plumber, ensure that you do your homework so that you choose only the best. Look out for qualities such as availability, reliability, professionalism, preparedness and respect. Additionally, opt for a plumbing service that comes with a guarantee so that you can be sure to get the best services each time. A plumber who offers a wider range of services is also more preferable than one who sticks to only a few jobs.

Guest Contributor, Melissa Hamler

Best Decorated Christmas House Contest

Rona Regan

Whose house has the best Christmas decorations in our area? We love Christmas in our house. I have a 2 ½ year old boy who has been extremely enthusiastic for all the Christmas decorations. We drive around looking at the Christmas Decorated Houses, we stop, and gaze in admiration.

To show our appreciation we are having a contest for the best house in our area. $100 in gift cards for the Best Christmas Decorated House. If you follow our Facebook Page, our customers, and neighbors have been posting their beautifully decorated homes.

Last weekend, I took my son around the suburbs in our area to visit the houses everyone has been posting about. Let me tell you, he loved every second of it. My son had a giant smile on his face. He was having so much fun, that he didn’t want to leave each house we were visiting.
The detail, and hours that were spent on these Christmas Decorated Houses deserve all the exposure and appreciation that they could get. You must love Christmas and kids to put that much effort into decorating a house.

I know I’m a grown adult, but, I feel like a kid when I see a house that has Christmas Decorations. The joy it brings to people is worth every second these home owners put into decorating their homes.
To enter for a chance to win you must submit a picture and address to our Facebook Page.

These are the houses that have entered our contest so far:

8930 Fairfield Lane Tinley Park, IL 60487
15010 15014 avers Ave Midlothian IL 60445
14635 Saddle Brook Ln, Homer Glen, IL 60491
17321 Avon Ln Tinley Park, IL 60477
16815 Highbush Rd Orland Park, IL 60467
16423 Parliament Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Winner will be named Sunday, December 11th 2016!!!!

Best of Luck

5 Simple Bedroom Makeover Ideas

Rona Regan

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5 Simple Bedroom Makeover Ideas

Are you the kind of person who likes to spend the maximum amount of time in your bedroom? Do you think it's time your bedroom got a makeover so that it's more comfortable, attractive and healthy to be in? For this, you needn't call in an interior decorator and spend big money. Just a few small tweaks here and there can change your room marvelously. If you're ready to make small changes that could make a big difference to your room, read on:

Bring character to your bedroom with nice wood flooring: By installing a great wood flooring such as white oak flooring to your bedroom, you'd lend a lot of character to it. However, this doesn't mean spending huge money. You can do this installing the floor yourself.

Bring the outdoors inside: To get the widest possible view, it's a great idea to bring the outdoors into your room. One way of doing this is to have large windows, from floor to ceiling that will keep the room warm with sunlight streaming in and give you a wonderful view of the landscape outside. Make your layout in the room simple and easy to walk around so that the windows get all the importance. Let your bed be parallel with the window so that you can enjoy the view and turn over in bed if you find the light too strong.

A spot to sit but not in bed: You might want to sit in your bedroom to do a bit of personal reading or writing--something you can't do comfortably in bed. So, create a corner where you can have a couple of comfortable chairs and table, where you can do what you want--even if it means having a chat with your partner, getting into shoes or checking your email.

Have an interesting headboard? If you're the type that sits up in bed to read, you need an interesting and practical headboard. The Net is full of interesting designs of headboards, so why not choose among them? You could make it yourself if you're a talented woodworker or have it done professionally. Use your imagination and create a unique headboard. After all, it's your headboard that you want for a specific purpose.

A nightstand with everything you need: It makes sense to have a nightstand that accommodates everything you might need in the middle of the night. You're obviously going to need room for a jug of water, a book, your medicines, a torch and a bedside lamp. When putting your necessities together on your nightstand, don't think your nightstand must be absolutely perfect. It only needs to be perfect in having enough room for all that you want there. Finally, your nightstand has to reflect your personality, so go ahead and fill it with all your needs.

How is you room lighting? Rather than installing the lights directly over your bed, you should install them in a way that you can look up at them when you are in your bed. Direct light is pretty uncomfortable if installed overhead as compared to the soft light at face level.


If you like all the changes you've just made in your bedroom recently, sit back and admire your creativity. Then, get up and start enjoying your new-look bedroom.

Guest Contributor, Manisha Kumar

Author Bio: Manisha Kumar is a versatile writer and editor of She loves blogging about DIY tips on woodworking and home décor. When she is not blogging, she is watching movies or cooking her favourite recipies.