Derek Lotts's blog - 2019

Derek Lotts writes about décor, gardening, recycling and everything related to home improvement. He thinks all these fall under self-improvement. He believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the internet to achieve betterment. He blogs regularly at Smoothdecorator.

Building a New House: 7 Essentials to Make It Functional and Modern     by   Derek Lotts

06 November 2019

Many people think that building a home is pretty straightforward, but if you want something functional and modern, there are many things to consider. From your roof to your color palette, you need to find a way to make your space practical and cozy yet gorgeous—that’s not an easy task...

Home Construction Project Essentials     by   Derek Lotts

14 May 2019

There’s no doubt building a home can be a rewarding experience. Most of us would prefer to tailor our home according our tastes and that’s exactly what a home construction projects allows you to do...

Lighting Design Tips for Your Small House     by   Derek Lotts

22 March 2019

Everyone who has a small house knows the struggles of lighting the space properly. Light fixtures for small spaces are not easy to choose while natural light is minimal. But, not everything is so bleak. Here are a few lighting design tips that will bring light to your small house...


Adding a Rustic Feel to Your Home Decor      by   Derek Lotts

15 March 2019

For the longest time, technology and modern appliances have been dominating our homes both when it comes to its functionality and its style. There’s an appeal to minimalistic and monochromatic home designs since they are neat and bring out the features of your home architecture...


Roof Restoration Tips     by   Derek Lotts

14 March 2019

At one point, every house comes into a state when the owner has to decide whether to replace the roof altogether or try restoring it. The best answer to this question depends on how much damage has your roof sustained over the years, as well as on the opinion of a professional roofer...


Hot Trends Shaping the Face of Kitchen Design     by   Derek Lotts

03 March 2019

Last year brought a lot of innovations in the world of kitchen design, such as concrete surfaces, glass backdrops, brass everywhere, industrial faucets, as well as modern kitchen islands. However, this year took all of those trends and lifted them up a notch...


Bedroom Lighting: How to Properly Arrange It     by   Derek Lotts

03 March 2019

People spend about a third of their lives sleeping, so it’s essential that their bedrooms are well-designed, comfortable and serene so that they can fully relax and recharge for the challenges each new day brings...


What to Consider When Expanding Your Home     by   Derek Lotts

02 March 2019

Expanding your home is sometimes a necessity and sometimes a luxury. No matter what the reason is, it’s a tremendous undertaking that requires a lot of time and effort. Even if this expansion is small, it usually creates chaos in the household that can stretch weeks on end...

7 Things to Consider Before Building a Family Home     by   Derek Lotts

26 February 2019

Of course, the main things that occupy your mind when planning to build a family home is the budget, contractors and time. However, while these points are certainly at the top of the importance list, they are not your only concern...

5 Luxury Kitchen Remodels on a Budget     by   Derek Lotts

15 February 2019

It goes without saying that that kitchen is one of the first rooms homeowners decide to remodel when updating their home. Not only that this adds style to your home but also increases its value in case you decide to sell it. And who says remodeling your kitchen requires you to spend loads of money?...


Top 6 Household Emergencies and How to Deal with Them     by   Derek Lotts

01 February 2019

Every homeowner needs to develop a way to deal with various household emergencies. Why? Because they put lives and property in danger, as well as cause a lot of stress...