Great Ideas for a Home Renovation

Ideas for a Home Renovation

So, you’ve kind of got a writer’s version of blank page syndrome. You want to renovate your home, and you just don’t have any idea what to do, because you just have so many directions in which you can take it. Or maybe you have some idea, but don’t really know how your gonna be able to really fully realize that vision that you want.

Both of which are completely okay, and are natural when you’re doing anything creative, sometimes you just can’t get your ideas out onto the page, and sometimes you just can’t seem to figure out what to do in general. It’s something that everyone goes through and is really a part of the process, it’s just something that your gonna have too tough through to get to the sparkling gem that is your creative ideas for your amazing soon to be renovated home.

Not to worry though, as I have always said, creativity is at its best when in collaboration. You can get ideas from the people around you, in this case the homes around you, and the way they do things when they are doing the amazing creative things that they do every day. Of course, the people that you are going to be taking inspiration from also had trouble figuring out what they should be doing with their homes and the creativity struggles they faced, just like you.

We aver got a ton of great ideas for you to take inspiration from, and in all different parts of a house. You can take a look at what some people did to the exterior of the house, the interior, see what they did to the kitchen, to some of the bedrooms, sitting rooms, living rooms, dining rooms, and tons more rooms galore. You aren’t going to be facing much trouble after this hit of inspiration that you’ve come by to look at.

Now, luckily for you, you’ve come by our creative abode and have decided to take inspiration from this plethora of some of the greatest ideas for home renovation. So, for your convenience and pleasure, here is a conveniently compiled list of great ideas for Home Renovation.

Also, just a little note, is that for this particular list is going to be going in order of room, so for one section were going to be focusing on kitchen renovation, then the next section could be a living room, then a master bedroom renovation. So, just to let you know.

A Living Room Renovation

So, start off this amazing list of the greatest ideas that you can imitate for your own home renovations is the most basic of rooms, yet has the most style of any. Of course, a living room is the center piece of the house and is considered by many to be the most important room for many reasons, but mainly for having guests and family over, and for relaxation. So arguably it’s the room that is used most in the house in day-to-day life, if you exclude sleeping in a bedroom.

So, being the great room that it is (pun completely intended), let’s take a look at some of these amazing ideas that you could use for your own home renovation. For this section of the house, being the center piece of the building, it needs to have a style that the rest of the house will imitate, so it needs to be efficient, flexible, and sturdy.

Starting off is a more modern rustic look for the living room. An open contemporary style would be great to have, very comfortable, and very easy to spread to the rest of that house if that’s what you want to do. You could use some nice rustic pieces of art and furniture, using wood would be a pretty good choice for a rustic look, and some neat architectural designs would be very helpful. Using beams on the ceiling is always a good choice if you really want your living room to look great, wooden beams being the most popular, especially in log cabins.

Next would be a modern oriental kind of design, something that I personally love, and would love to implement into my own home very soon. This is a very light design, using light blues, whites and sometimes greys to really give an open feeling, letting natural light in through some big windows to make everything really relaxed and calm. It’s something that I really want for my own home, like I said a few seconds ago, because the thought of sipping coffee in a room like that every morning is magical.

The last living room renovation idea is one for the fancier individuals. A Victorian style flair would be just amazing for anyone who needs it. Giving it a renaissance, or Victorian style paneling on the walls, using again a light airy style of room, using more geometric shaped décor, and soft blues and greys.

A Basement Renovation

Moving on, this section is dedicated to a less normal room in the average home. More and more houses in the United States have decided to not include a basement, for a lot reasons, a lot of which is reasonable, but I still think that a basement is a worthy inclusion in any home. As long as you can keep the creepy crawlies away and any kind of shivering feeling after watching a horror movie.

There are a ton of different ways that you can renovate your basement, a lot of which would be so much fun. The first thing that we are gonna say you can renovate your basement into is also the idea that I would decide to do. You can renovate your old dingy basement into a high tech, fun, amazing, home theater. How amazing would it be for you to go down to your basement every night with your friends and family and watch classic films in your ow personal theater. It’s a small dream that I have and hope to make happen one day, hopefully you can make your own some time soon.

The next thing we can renovate your soon to be amazing basement into is another really fun one, especially if you’re more a high tech or gaming person. You can turn your basement into an arcade, which would be just amazing. You can go down and play all the classic arcade games that you did when you were a kid, like ski ball, Pac-Man, and tons of other amazing games. It’s also a really good Idea if your more of a family persona and have kids in the house.

The last basement idea that we have for you is a little more normal compared to the other two, something a little simpler, laid back for the average person. You can turn your dingy little basement into a soon amazing relaxation cave. Put in some rustic couches, maybe some yoga mats, maybe some big TV’s, a fridge, just a general living room, but with the added twist of fun.

A Bathroom Renovation

Our next section is one for the better of all people in the natural world, this is a look into renovation ideas for a bathroom, whether it’s a guest bathroom, a master bathroom, or a simple bedroom bathroom connection. All of these are great and will help expand the convenience and experience of your trip to the bathroom every morning.

Now the first renovation idea of two that we have here is going to be nice and warm, using contemporary gray tile flooring and shower, dark wood flat paneling cabinets, and marble sink top. Really nice, simple, efficient, and calming while you take your morning shower. It really makes a difference if you decide to add in some greens, a few potted plants, vines, and such to really give the room a more calming effect for your bathroom.

The next room that we are going to talk about is a little more traditional, but definitely an upgrade to be considered by a majority of people around the entirety of the world. Using slick marble to decorate a majority of it, giving a clean feeling and some type of wood to accent the bathroom would just be the best, traditional, clean, easy and helpful to everyday life. A little natural light to a bathroom like this would be amazing in a master bathroom, especially on a second or third floor.

In general, a basic bathroom can be upgraded using a different style of design, even if the design uses the same materials that a basic, traditional bathroom uses. A lot of things can be expanded and upgraded upon. For example, a plain sink attachment to the wall, can be remade into a more wooden one, maybe suing a black marble to accent it, all of which is amazing, it just takes a little thought put into it. Kinda like a puzzle, just take a look at your puzzle pieces and in only an hour you should be done.

A Bedroom Renovation

Now, we move onto the main event. When people really think about renovating their home, they always imagine what they are going to be doing to the place they sleep. The bedroom is a safe space, a sanctuary that people can go into when they need to take a break and just separate from the world sometimes. So, finding the right kind of style for your bedroom and the design is really important as it can impact your day-to-day life in a major way.

There are multiple ways that you can renovate your bedroom and a lot of them are amazing, but I really look at designing a bedroom based on light. Do you want a darker bedroom, a lighter, airy bedroom? Maybe something that uses soft blues, calming greens, luxurious golds, slick reds, etc. It all depends on who you are as a person, and what you prefer. A good way of thinking about it is “what do I want to see every morning when I wake up?”

So, the first kind of design is a darker one, making natural light a little harder to get into the room, using darker woods and carpet, and maybe some darker sheets for the bed, dark gray, or black being very good choices. Something to keep in mind with a design like this is that it can be very encompassing, so, what I like to do to counteract that is by putting in a splash of color, dark coloring though of course, we want to stick to the theme. So maybe put in a dark green lining to the room, to the sheets, maybe a dark red or blue to some accents, etc. Whatever you want to do will be great.

The next design is a lighter one, so letting natural light in a lot easier with some bigger windows, lighter color décor, and more air coming in through the vents. Maybe even a patio to walk out onto when you want some real fresh air. Now, like a darker room choice, a light room can be a little stuffy, so to counteract that, you can put in some daker colors, just a little, to really make the room pop. So maybe use some darker sheets, maybe a few darker blues to accent the lighter greys, etc. Again, whatever you choose is going to be great.

A Conclusion

So, we talked about the best home renovations ideas that you can have for your future to be house, and all the great ways that you can do to upgrade and make them better. We talked about the very important living room, the bathrooms, bedrooms, and basements renovations, a lot of which we think would be amazing in a home like yours.

We hope that this deep dive list is helpful to you and given you a restart in your spark of imagination. Hopefully it will make things easier for you in your journey of amazing renovation, and design.

The History Of Nashville

Nashville, TN

Nashville was one of the first American cities to pare back its growth during the last decade of the 19th century, that explosion of growth. In the following decades, the city generally seems to have remained at or near a constant size, apparently divorced from about the rest of the state, except for a number of population growth locations in the Great Smoky Mountains and Appalachian foothills.

Nashville, Tennessee, also known as the Edge City and Man Cave, is the commercial and cultural hub of the Carolinas and is where nearly everyone who owns or lives in a big city in the midwest lives. Its atmosphere has inspired artists such as Bob Dylan and The Band, as well as French novelist Gabriel García Márquez and the Callon Park in London, UK.

Nashville located within a short distance of the famed Blue Ridge Parkway, a popular golfing destination with a separate city park, is a prime central location for commuting to the midwest cities that are farther away than Louisville, Kentucky; while Nashville is within spitting distance of Memphis, Tennessee and neighboring Knoxville, TN.

History of Nashville

In its early years, the city was prosperous but small. It was largely agricultural and without a line of defense protecting it from invasions from Elizabethtown and Macon in the Appalachians, or from further west to the land of the Seven Hills where the Cherokee and the Creek peoples had their tribal headquarters. The Nolichucky River Valley, which popularly came to be known as the Silver Hills, made a strategic location of the city as a navy base.

The city suffered badly from the war that took place between the state of Tennessee and the Crown States during Confederation; while Tennessee enjoyed a decrease in taxes from its state-sponsored slavery, not a single slave ever saw free land in Tennessee. As a result, cities such as Nashville came out on top of the list when the war-torn states had to slash back their Bud-Wine sales and ask for state aid. Major citizens of the Confederacy such as General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson and General John Jeff. Custer , leader of the Northern Army, who had previously aggressively tried to expand the Union’s war capabilities from the Ohio River to the Mississippi River, were attracted back to Grant’s army; the area west of the Cumberland River, seen historically as Jackson’s territory, over time became known as the ” Confederacy “.

The city quickly grew into a major business center and pole of the Southern economy. It was followed steadily by large-scale development, and Nashville was the only city in Tennessee to recover out of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the largest city of the state growing with some of the worst unemployment in the country.

Glory days were short-lived during the Great Depression. The city suffered economically during the war, and saw a gradual slipping away until the Tennessee Valley Authority , granted clean water to people in Nashville via the Tennessee Valley Authority Utilities in 1946, served 80% of the city. The city continued to grow and prosper the rest of the 20th century with Nashville business recycling.

In 2011, tourism is the City’s largest source of tax revenue. The city receives up to 3.6 million visitors annually. In total, tourism generates some $338.5 million in tax revenue. Rogers Place Stadium has hosting professional sports events as well as International and World Cup matches.

Nashville is among the northernmost large cities in the United States, located approximately halfway between Atlanta and Chicago. Nashville is characterized by the Bridgest growing metropolitan area in the Southeast, with just under 750,000 people which is greater than Nashville’s entire population of 1,126,940,000 in 2015, with the 1-2 million people being the highest region among all metro areas. Italso sits roughly halfway between Darwin, [763° the northernmost northe 5″Germany and [al soChi indents Region being the center of Tennessee and Bias to the Northeast of Georgia. It’s All well known, Aside from the Retropolis and Well Known to Sodun Cemetery nameds (the area beneath the Japan as it areset to the southernmost the Scattered it the outside the Unplanned limits of governor Inner ins’.

Worst Building Fires in US History

Worst Building Fires in US History

[1] World Trade Center, New York City

Perhaps the most well-known tragic event in human history. an event that changed the world in many ways was the intentional crashing of two airlines that hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, when 2,753 people lost their lives.

There is some debate as to whether you could call this an explosion or a fire, but since a high proportion of people died from the subsequent fires, I believe that it is correct to include this in our list of the deadliest building fires.

The crashing of the two jetliners and the release of fuel that occurred, the work of the terrorist group Al Queda resulted in many people dying from the flames as they had no way of escape. Not only were there the many lives lost at the time, but tens of thousands of people have since been affected by the toxins and chemicals that were released, some of them fatally.

The fires continued at the site for 99 days after the tragedy.

[2] Cocoanut Grove fire

The Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston Massachusetts was the second most deadly fire in American History. It took place on November 28th in 1942. The fire claimed 492 lives. The club was owned by Barnet “Barney” Welansky, who had close connections to both the Mafia and the Mayor. They had ignored regulations on fire safety.

Fire regulations had not been adhered to and some exit doors had been padlocked closed to prevent people sneaking in without paying. The palm tree decor was constructed of highly flammable materials, and they had filled the air conditioning with flammable gas as Freon was in short supply (because of the war).

The club was filled to twice its legal capacity. A couple had removed a light bulb to get more privacy and a busboy was told to replace it. He lit a match so he could see what he was doing and the draperies caught alight, rapidly spreading flames to all areas of the club.

After this tragedy new fire-safety laws were introduced for public establishments. Fortunately, the local emergency services were better equipped for a large-scale incident as they had just held an emergency drill to rehearse the consequences of Japanese attacks on the East Coast. The new blood-banks proved invaluable in treating the burn victims and a great deal was learned about treating burns.

[3] Rhythm Club Fire

The Rhythm Club Fire, or The Natchez Dance Hall Holocaust, was a fire in Natchez, Mississippi on April 23rd, 1940. The death toll from the fire was 209, with many others severely injured. Hundreds of people were trapped inside the dance hall

The Dance Hall was a converted blacksmiths shop, that had been used as a church for a while and then leased by a social group called “The Money Wasters.”

The hall had 24 windows, most of which were nailed shut on the evening of the fire. It had just one inward opening door that leads into the foyer where there were two inward opening doors to the outside. A death trap by any account. On the night of the fire, there were 746 people in the hall, including the 14 piece band.

The fire started at around 11 pm near the main door and set alight the “Spanish Moss” that had been draped over the rafters as a decoration. The moss had been treated with a spray to get rid of bugs, but the spray was highly flammable. When the fire struck it engulfed the hall quickly.

The first Fire Engine got there in minutes and hosed water at the entrance area, and also at the rear of the club. The firemen could hear people screaming as they worked, and screams could be heard all around the town.

Bandleader Walter Barnes and his band all died. Barnes was hailed as a hero as he tried to calm the audience and led the singing of Marie by Irving berlin as the fire raged.

[4] Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, Oklahoma City

The fourth worst fire was once again a terrorist attack, this time from domestic terrorists, who killed 168 men, women, and children, in what we now call the Oklahoma City Bombing.

Over 40% of the deaths were from the ensuing fire, not the explosion itself (according to the Oklahoma Department of Health). The explosion was a result of the car bomb parker at the building that detonated on April 19, 1995, and brought down the north side of the building.

The attack was carried out by Timothy McVeigh and co-conspirator Terry Nichols. McVeigh was put to death by lethal injection in 2001, and Nicholls is serving multiple life sentences in a Colorado federal penitentiary.

[5] Beverly Hills Supper Club, South Gate, Kentucky

The fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club took place on May 28, 1977, and there was a tragic loss of 165 people. More than 3,000 people were in the club when the fire started in the Zebra Room. Fortunately, most were able to escape the club but 165 people did not make it.

The fire spread from the Zebra Room along an interior corridor and spread throughout the club. At the time it was the most deadly fire in the USA for thirty years. Another example of how entertainment venues were not taking fire safety seriously.

[6] The Station Nightclub, West Warwick, Rhode Island

The fire at the Station nightclub in Rhode Island was caused by the band’s pyrotechnic display. The fire took place on February 20th, 2003, and killed 100 people, injuring another 230. The pyrotechnic display was set off by Great White’s tour manager and it set the acoustic foam in the walls and ceiling alight. It took less than one minute to reach the “flashover” point where all combustible materials burst into flames. Within just two minutes, the club was full of thick acrid black smoke. Escape was impossible and the rush towards the door, which was blocked by falling people meant that 100 were killed, 132 were fortunate to get out before the fire took hold, and 230 were injured getting out.

The pyrotechnic devices that cause the fire were “Gerbs”, which were cylinders that shot out a controlled spray of sparks. It is these sparks that caused the foam to catch alight. Initially, the audience thought it was part of the pyrotechnic display as the flames raced around the musicians, but when the flames met the ceiling people realized. 20 seconds after the pyrotechnics had finished, the lead singer simply said, “wow, that’s Not Good” before everyone dashed for the exits.

It is believed that before dashing for the exit, the lead singer tried to salvage equipment with the help of the DJ and this delay cost them their lives.

It should be noted that the club was 15% over capacity and many of the deaths were caused by trampling as people panicked to get out. There were four possible exits but most people attempted to get out the main door where they had come in, this is where the most loss of life occured.

[7] Happy Land Social Club, Bronx, New York

I think it is clear that we are beginning to see a trend here, where the most deadly fires had taken place in clubs. Our seventh fire was also at a club, the Happy Land Social Club, in the Bronz. The fire took place on 25th March 1990. It led to the deaths of 87 people. Unlike earlier club fires, this one was not caused by stupidity, or non-adherence to fire regulations, but by pure malice.

A Cuban refugee had earlier got into a fight with his girlfriend who worked there. He was ejected from the club, and in a fit of rage he returned at around 3 am with a can of petrol and matches.

He set the main guest exit on fire, and then pulled the metal front gate closed. With the petrol accelerant, it took just minutes for 87 people to die. Most of the victims were young Hondurans who were celebrating carnival. Only three people survived. Had the club fully adhered to fire safety regulations then many deaths would not have occurred.

Even before the fire, the club had been told to close because of building code violations, some two years earlier.. No follow-up was made by the fire department. This shows how fire safety regulations were not being enforced well enough.

[8] MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino fire claimed 87 victims. There were a further 700 injuries. The fire occurred on 21st November 1980 on the Las Vegas Strip, Nevada.

The fire began with an electrical fault in a pastry display case in a restaurant on the first floor. The fire soon spread around the whole Casino and then smoke started to rise in the hotel tower. There were some 5,000 guests in the complex at the time.

The fire began at 7:07 am the fire began and was discovered by a supervisor on an inspection of the restaurant. a few minutes later. A hotel employee working in the bakery recounted how just after 7 am he saw smoke coming from a ceiling vent and the lights went out. At 7:17 the Clark County Fire department received a call and was the first agency to respond when they arrived at the site at 7:19 am.

At 7:30 am a Metro police helicopter pilot put out a call for ALL helicopters to respond. A massive helicopter rescue took place from Nellis airforce base who managed to pluck 1,000 people from the rook of the hotel. From the time the first report of the fire was called in it took just six minutes to engulf the whole casino floor. There were no sprinklers on the casino floor and 18 people died on the casino floor. A further 18 people died for the casino level of the hotel. The rest of the deaths were caused by toxins and smoke rising in the hotel tower. MGM later faced $2 Billion in lawsuits on Fire Safety measures. In which now, they have one of the best smoke design buildings ever in the United States.

[9] The Ghost Ship,’ Oakland, California

Another fire safety failure resulted in 36 deaths at the Ghost Ship in Oakland California. This fire took place on 3rd December 2016 and resulted in the deaths of 36 people.

This warehouse fire in a multi-use complex, called the Ghost Ship opposed several Fire Safety questions for the authorities. The building was filled with combustible wooden objects and was lacking a sprinkler system. The staircase was made of wooden pallets very quickly caught fire and trapped party-goers on the second floor. There were also several people living illegally in the Art Collective.

The warehouse only had a permit for industrial use, yet had entertainment events taking place and residents. In the inquiry which took place in 2017, they discovered references to electrical faults way back in 2014, Once again Fire Safety issues had not been followed up. One person who had rented a unit in the Ghost Ship had reported that the whole electrical system was based around using extension cords. She had been so unhappy about the situation that she slept in her car.

[10] Upstairs Lounge, New Orleans

The Upstairs Lounge was a new Orleans Gay Bar. An unknown arsonist chose to set fire to the bar on 24th June 1973, It was a clear attempt to cause mass casualties as he dowsed the stairwell with lighter fluid before setting it alight. This blocked the escape route for patrons.

It took just minutes before the whole bar was on fire Because the management had not followed Fir Safety regulations the number of deaths was far greater than it needed to be. With the main stairwell on fire and the fire exit not marked, people just had nowhere to go.

Most of the terrible fires that we have read about in this article have been places of entertainment, and most of them had not adhered to fire safety regulations, and this should be of concern to us all.

Mark Milley navigates minefield of ‘Trumpian politics’

America’s top military leader sitting down with Afghanistan’s militant Taliban leadership may seem highly unusual.

But for Gen. Mark A. Milley, the covert meetings in Qatar this week represent just another entry in what’s been a norm-shattering 2020, a year that’s seen the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman and seasoned …

Brazil Supreme Court rules coronavirus vaccine can be made mandatory

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil’s Supreme Court says coronavirus vaccination can be made mandatory, delivering a blow to the nation’s nascent anti-vaccine movement.

However, the court also says Brazilians may not be vaccinated against their will. A court statement says Thursday’s ruling does pave the way for state and municipal …

Taiwan weighs options as Trump gives way to Joe Biden

A flashpoint in tensions between China and the U.S. under President Trump, Taiwan is seeking to expand on its relationship with the U.S. under the incoming Biden administration as the island faces an increasingly aggressive Beijing.

Under the Trump administration, Taiwan has enjoyed extraordinary support from the U.S. in the …

Vatican’s ‘shocking’ Nativity display irks U.S. Catholics

American Catholics are critiquing the creche the Vatican has put on display in St. Peter’s Square, with one commentator comparing the globular ceramics diorama to the cantina scene from “Star Wars.”

“A shocking portrayal,” Duncan Stroik, a professor at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, said in email …

Iran builds at underground nuclear facility amid US tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has begun construction on a site at its underground nuclear facility at Fordo amid tensions with the U.S. over its atomic program, satellite photos obtained Friday by The Associated Press show.

Iran has not publicly acknowledged any new construction at Fordo, whose discovery …

Iran builds at underground nuclear facility amid US tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has begun construction on a site at its underground nuclear facility at Fordo amid tensions with the U.S. over its atomic program, satellite photos obtained Friday by The Associated Press show.

Iran has not publicly acknowledged any new construction at Fordo, whose discovery …

Iran builds at underground nuclear facility amid US tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has begun construction on a site at its underground nuclear facility at Fordo amid tensions with the U.S. over its atomic program, satellite photos obtained Friday by The Associated Press show.

Iran has not publicly acknowledged any new construction at Fordo, whose discovery …