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The 4 Panel Room Divider Stylish Solution

The 4 Panel Room Divider Stylish Solution


A 4 panel room divider can serve a functional and decorative purpose at the same time. It serves as partitions for a room that has to be divided in sections. Curtains, screens, shelves, and cabinets can be used as partitions but a room divider is the best option to clearly define the division of the room. Paneled room dividers are also very convenient because they are portable. The dividers can also serve as accent pieces in a bland room or as complementary pieces in an already decorated room. They come in many different designs and materials. Some are made of wood while others are made of metal.

Dividers are classified according to the number of panels they have. There are 2 panel dividers, 3 panel dividers, 4 panel dividers, and it can even be as many as 7. A 4 panel room divider is a popular type of divider since it is enough to divide sections of an average-size room. There are many designs to choose from in stores. The style is all dependent on the user’s taste.

Those who love to bask in history can choose a 4 panel room divider made out of wood with an antique finish. Wood can be painted in any color but the divider should preferably be painted in neutral and elegant colors to retain the old world feel of the panels. If the owner insists on choosing vibrant colors, the color should be on the deep side. For instance, if the owner likes red, the shade should be close to wine and burgundy. Antique pieces are normally gold so the hinge of the panels should be gold as well. Details of the panel should be similar to the intricate, complex designs found in antique furniture. For a whimsical touch, the screen – if there is any on the panel – can be designed into a yellow-stained paper to mimic the maps of the historical conquerors.

People with more than 1 child may need a divider to give each one ample privacy. Children have high energy levels and like to store a lot of things such as toys, books, and other little trinkets they find in their discoveries. A modified panel room divider is suitable for a children’s room. The panels can be constructed as little storage areas so they can become bookshelves. The added weight of the divider can prevent children from knocking it down while running around and the look of improvised bookshelf will remind them of pre-school.

There are so many possible design ideas for a 4 panel room divider. Installing dividers is definitely an affordable and creative way to spruce up a room.

Tips For Interior Paint Colours

Tips For Interior Paint Colours

You may be thinking of giving your home’s interior a sprucing. If you’re ready to invest some time into reinvigorating your home, paint might be the best way you can charge some life and colour in. It is certainly the most uncomplicated, convenient and efficient way to transform interiors.

Paint cards

Choose paint colour cards at your paint shop and bring them home with you. The colour may look different to how it will appear on a fully-covered wall however they are still great for giving you the general gist of the paint colour’s effect.

Paint samples

After thinking about your selected paint cards, you may like to take your decision a step further and buy tins of sample paint. By painting a large enough spot on your wall, you give yourself the opportunity to get used to the colour. If after a week you no longer like the colour, you know it’s the wrong paint for you. Alternatively, you may still like or even love the colour, in which case you know you’re on to a good thing.

Paint and designs

You don’t necessarily have to use a single paint colour, to give your house a makeover. You also have the option of painting a mural, painting your walls in differing textures, and use shapes or patterns. If your house interiors have trims, you might like to add some more dimension by painting the trimmings in either a contrasting colour to the walls, for dramatic effect, or in a similar tone for, for a sense of continuity.

Painting ceilings

While many ceilings have traditionally been painted white, you may want to be unconventional and make your house interiors a little bit different by painting it a brown or a blue.

Centrepieces and house interiors

You may want to create a sense of cohesion by choosing a paint colour for your house interiors that is the same colour as a feature of your room – such as a fireplace, or a beautiful painting or even a striking piece of furniture such as your lounge or lamp.

Paint preparation

If you want to do the job well and properly, get yourself good quality painting devices such as paint brushes and rollers. You will also want to make sure you prepare your soon-to-be painted surfaces well by sanding down rough surfaces and washing them down well. The more time you put into preparing, the longer your paint job will last and the better it will look.

Consider the space of your house interior

If the space of your interior is too large, you can use darker colours to close in some of the ‘excess’ space. On the other hand, if the space of your interior is too small, you can brighten and create more space with light-reflective white.

Don’t be afraid

Don’t be scared to do something bold and go for a feature wall or use a more intense, vibrant colour. If you’re not happy with the results, you can always paint over it.

How to Repair Damage to Your Vinyl Floor

How to Repair Damage to Your Vinyl Floor

All I did was pull out the refrigerator to clean behind it. It was supposed to be a quick, easy job, but the end result was an urgent, Priority One repair task. When the front of the fridge tipped, the extra weight made the machines rollers dig into the kitchens vinyl flooring and made a noticeable gouge in the middle of the floor.

If you have vinyl flooring anywhere in your house, chances are it will need minor repairs at some point. Pull the washer, dryer or refrigerator out from the wall, drop a heavy pan, or goof on any number of innocent actions and the result can be noticeable damage. Murphy’s Law as it relates to vinyl flooring is quite emphatic: Accidental dings, cuts, nicks and scratches always occur in the most noticeable or ostentatious location possible. They will never happen in the mud or utility room where nobody cares.

Repairing vinyl floors can be easy, depending on where the damage might be and how big it is. For some of the smaller spots, repair is simple: Just take a putty knife, clean the damaged area as well as possible, and force some of the flooring adhesive underneath the edge or flap of the nick. Use some sort of heavy weight, such as a brick or heavy book, to hold down the repair until its dried.

Sometimes a seam will curl or come loose. In that case, clean and scrape the edge, and apply flooring adhesive. Then, stack bricks, heavy books or other flat, weighty items on the repair until the adhesive is set.

If you have the available storage space, always keep remnants of flooring, carpet and paint for small repairs. If you dont have leftovers, cut a small piece of vinyl from a less-noticeable place, such as under the refrigerator, inside a closet or behind the door in the utility room.

Larger repairs may take more time and energy. Start by examining the floors wear patterns. If the damage is right in the middle of a heavy traffic area, matching the flooring may be hard. A small patch of brand- new material will stick out like a sore thumb and may look worse than the damage.

In those instances, a larger patch is probably the best choice. Match your patterns carefully. If there is a pattern, such as grid squares on the floor, it will be easier to hide the repair. Place the patch piece over the damaged area, and use a straight-edge and utility knife to cut through both pieces simultaneously.

Lift up the damaged piece, and scrape away as much of the old adhesive residue as possible. Then, apply flooring adhesive to the patch and carefully position it where the old piece was. Use bricks to hold down the edges and corners until the adhesive sets.

If you cut the patch accurately, cleaned the underlying surfaces carefully and made sure the patch dried flat, your repair job should be almost invisible and last until the whole floor is replaced.

Leon Pantenburg is a wilderness enthusiast, and doesn’t claim to be a “survival expert” or expertise as a survivalist. Leon teaches common sense wilderness survival techniques to the average person in order to avert potential disasters.

A newpaperman and journalist for three decades, Leon covered search and rescue, sheriff’s departments, floods, forest fires and other natural disasters and outdoor emergencies. He learned many people died unnecessarily or escaped miraculously when simple, common sense might have changed the outcome.