Tuscan Style Decorating For The Kitchen

Written by Lee Dobbins

A Tuscan decorating theme can put some old world charm into your kitchen and make it a warm homey room to gather in. The Tuscan style incorporates warm earth tones along with natural materials and architectural accents to create a time worn look. Althoughrepparttar look is of a centuries old kitchen you can achieve it without having to buy priceless antiques.


The colors mimic those ofrepparttar 146173 Tuscan landscape – rich golds, earthtones and even tones fromrepparttar 146174 sea mingle together for this look of old Italy. Buy some majolica pottery (either new or old) and use those colors to influence your wall and floor choices. Using natural materials like stone, slate, granite or terra cotta for your flooring and countertops will help completerepparttar 146175 look. Try some faux painting on your walls to give itrepparttar 146176 look of antique plaster.


Think old world in your lighting and stay away from new or modern styles. Some nice antique looking wrought iron lights will be right in style. It’s OK to also have recessed lighting for your task lights, but choose your pendant lights or chandeliers carefully. Stay away from anything too shiny and stick with muted metals.


You can buy accessories like those you might find in a Tuscan kitchen brand new today, or you can scourrepparttar 146177 antique shops to get real antiques. Look for old pottery bowls and pitchers as well as painted or antiqued wooden bowls. Majolica makes a nice addition to a Tuscan style kitchen and you can buy whole sets of this pottery new today and use it for everyday use. Use lots of decorative jars of oils with peppers and ropes of garlic, peppers and grape vines. Antique look signs with a wine motif can add torepparttar 146178 wall decor as can wallpaper murals inrepparttar 146179 form of Italian frescos and niches. Soften it up with lots of greenery.

Planning An Out Of State Move

Written by Lee Dobbins

There’s a lot more to moving to another state than there is to staying withinrepparttar same state. Expenses can vary greatly from state to state and even though your new salary is going to be much higher than your old, you could still end up at a loss due to higher living expenses.

When moving to another state, some ofrepparttar 146172 things you should do thorough research on school systems, salary, housing andrepparttar 146173 like. Pay attention torepparttar 146174 tax structure inrepparttar 146175 state you are relocating to - how much isrepparttar 146176 income tax? Do they have a sales tax? What isrepparttar 146177 property tax rate? All these things can have a major impact on your budget and should be carefully considered before relocating.

Once you have decided that your relocation is a good move for your family, you’ll need to planrepparttar 146178 details of getting from here to there. Do you have a house to sell? Then you need to consider whether you will sell it “by owner” or use a real estate professional. In order to sell your house fast and getrepparttar 146179 best price, you might want to look at it with an unbiased eye to see what improvements should be made. Remember that curb appeal is very important as isrepparttar 146180 impressionrepparttar 146181 potential buyer gets when he first walks in andrepparttar 146182 look ofrepparttar 146183 kitchen and bathrooms.

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