How to Archives - Erica O'Brien https://ericaobrien.com/category/how-to/ Recognized by Martha Stewart Weddings as one of America's top pastry pros, Erica O'Brien creates trendy designs and bakes with lots of butter and love Mon, 27 Jun 2022 07:26:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://ericaobrien.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/ericaobrien.com-favicon-150x150.png How to Archives - Erica O'Brien https://ericaobrien.com/category/how-to/ 32 32 How To Make The Most Of Your Bedroom https://ericaobrien.com/make-most-of-bedroom/ Tue, 31 May 2022 11:43:59 +0000 https://ericaobrien.com/?p=1509 Any bedroom design needs to embrace bedroom layout concepts. The layout of your bedroom will have a massive effect on its functionality, so it’s critical to get it correctly. Whether you’re looking to set up your own relaxing retreat or prepping an area to accommodate visitors, the shortcut to a...

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Any bedroom design needs to embrace bedroom layout concepts. The layout of your bedroom will have a massive effect on its functionality, so it’s critical to get it correctly. Whether you’re looking to set up your own relaxing retreat or prepping an area to accommodate visitors, the shortcut to a great bedroom design is balancing functionality with aesthetics.

Find the right plan for you

Obtaining the appropriate bedroom layout ideas for your house is not that difficult now that we have the Truoba 3 bedroom house plans because there are so many different ways to set up a bedroom based on its size, form, and purpose. Making a floor plan is the greatest place to begin when it comes to how to design a bedroom, according to professionals.

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Take advantage of the stunning scenery

Nothing beats mornings with a stunning view that will set the tone for the rest of the day, so if you’re fortunate enough to have a bedroom with stunning views, be sure you place the bed with a clear connection to the window to make the most of them. Pick window coverings that can be quickly pulled back and establish a bedroom plan where the furniture does not hide or block the sight.

Add a bathroom in your bedroom

An adjoining bathroom is an ideal complement to a restful hideaway, enabling you to wash, loosen up, and prepare for bed in the solitude of your own area.

Think of a walk-in closet

One of the easiest methods to optimize space in a bedroom plan is to use walk-in closet concepts. Having a segregated spot to keep clothes, shoes, and bags frees up crucial floor space in a bedroom, making it feel clean, organized, and clutter-free.

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Use the room as a home office

If you don’t have an extra room for a home office, your bedroom can function as a workplace during the day; however, if you’re planning a bedroom layout with a desk, think about where you’ll put it.

Establish a seating area

If your space is large enough, a king-size bed could be the focal point, with a small sitting space in front of it. This is a good technique to fill the space without making it feel cluttered. The design is suitable for vast floor plans. It is not necessary for the sitting space to be large. A few comfy armchairs and a simple table are all that are required.

Incorporate your own library

Do you enjoy reading books early in the morning while everyone is still sleeping and the house is quiet, or do you prefer reading before you go to bed? Having a personal library on the house is a dream come true for all the bookworms, but you don’t have to own a separate room just for that. You can think about adding a couple of shelves in your bedroom and personalize your space according to your way of life.

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The optimal way to plan out a bedroom depends on a variety of elements, namely the dimensions, form, and function of the space, a master bedroom, for example, will have different layout needs than a guestroom or a kid’s bedroom. The plan will also be determined by the amount of storage you demand, as well as whether the space must perform any additional duties. Consider all of these factors when designing your bedroom in order to make the most of your space.

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How to: Make a Parchment Piping Bag https://ericaobrien.com/make-parchment-piping-bag/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 12:29:36 +0000 https://ericaobrien.com/?p=1337 If you’re planning to do a lot of holiday cookie decorating and don’t want to spend a lot on plastic piping bags and tips, parchment piping bags are the perfect solution. They’re inexpensive, disposable, and can be sized larger or smaller according to the size of the job. When used...

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If you’re planning to do a lot of holiday cookie decorating and don’t want to spend a lot on plastic piping bags and tips, parchment piping bags are the perfect solution. They’re inexpensive, disposable, and can be sized larger or smaller according to the size of the job. When used without a piping tip, parchment piping bags, sometimes called parchment cones, give the user a lot more control. Plus, you’ll need a lot of them for next week when we share the white chocolate tree DIY seen here.

Don’t purchase pre-cut parchment triangles. They’re more expensive than parchment sheets or rolls, and are way too big for smaller jobs. (Of course if you insist on using the parchment triangles, you can cut them into smaller triangles. See Option below.)

STEP ONE: CUT 

Fold one corner of parchment until it meets the other side. Crease the seam and you’ve created a triangle. Carefully cut along the seam, making the cut as straight as possible, to create your parchment paper triangle.

 

Option:  If your triangle is too large, you can further fold it to make smaller triangles. Repeat as necessary until your triangle is as small as needed.

STEP TWO: FOLD 

Here, we’ve labeled the three corners (A, B, C) of our parchment triangle and color coded it to reduce confusion. The side that’s face-up is the blue side. The side that’s face-down is pink, so that when we flip over a corner, we see the pink side. (If you need to practice, you can label and color code your corners with a marker.)

Lay your parchment triangle on a flat surface with point C facing you. It’s always a little counterintuitive to create a parchment piping bag because it seems like point C should be the tip of your bag, but the tip actually ends up being the midway point between A and B on the side opposite point C.

Using your left hand (or your right hand if you’re a lefty) fold point A in towards point C so that the pink side is now face up.

Continue folding point A into itself so that the blue side is now face up and point A is very close to point C.

Pull point A up and past point C to create a tightly closed tip at the opposite end.

Hold point A and C together in your left hand (or right hand if you’re a left) and begin wrapping point B over to the left (or right if you’re a lefty). Continue wrapping point B all the way around until the blue side is showing.

STEP THREE: SECURE 

Pull points A and B in toward you until the tip (shown at the top of the photo) is tight.

To secure piping bag, fold point B inward.

Your piping bag is now ready! You can cut the end to create a tip as large (or small) as needed. To insert a piping tip, cut about 1/2″ off the bottom and drop a metal tip in.

Enjoy!

 

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