Home Décor – Where Design Meets Function

Most homeowners strive to make their homes a showpiece for friends and family. This is especially important to those who like to do a good bit of entertaining. However, did you ever stop to think about the fact that you could actually save money with certain ‘functional’ features you can incorporate into home décor? Not only can you improve functionality while preserving the aesthetic appeal, but you can look for money-saving benefits as well. Why not take a good long look at where design meets function to get the best of both worlds? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Design and Functionality of WindowsMost people think of windows in terms of function, but on a traditional level. Windows let light in during the day, keep people from seeing in when well covered and allow for natural climate control when opened or shut. But did you ever stop to think how nice it would be if you didn’t ever need to worry about opening or closing them if they could be automated? Well, believe it or not, there are products on the market that can do just that.
With automated window sensors from Teal Products, hi-tech sensors detect when they need to be opened or closed and can be programmed to your desired specifications. This is something you need to check out if you are in the market for upgrading your current window scheme.


Sensor Taps in Bathrooms
It is a known fact that one of the quickest ways to spread germs is with dirty hands. Many people have wondered just how to keep their bathroom faucets free from germs. Yes, you wash your hands to the duration of your lovely rendition of Happy Birthday (20 seconds or longer) but after they are washed, you still need to touch that faucet that you just turned on with germ-ridden hands.
Take a look at some of today’s sensor taps and you should never have this problem again. They turn on when hands are passed under the sensor and off again after a few seconds with nothing tripping the beam. You’ve seen them for sure as almost every supermarket around the country has gone to sensor taps. There are some lovely taps on the market so this is one really great area where design meets function in a hi-tech way.



Designer Radiators
There are times when there is a chill in the air and you don’t quite want to run up your heating bill by turning on central heating but those space heaters are so expensive to run. Not only are they energy hogs but they are ugly as well. If you want to know where design meets function, why not choose a lovely designer radiator that can even ‘pose’ as a wall hanging or even be disguised as a wall panel. They are functional as well as decorative and no one would even know that’s where the source of heat is coming from. How innovative is that?



It only takes a little thought and before you know it, all those design features in your home can be functional as well. Save money in the process and you’ll be so happy you made a few little changes. The smart homeowner is one who knows where design meets function and is able to use technology to their advantage. A few improvements go a long way and you’ll be so happy with the results.