Friday, August 29, 2008

How to Decorate a Pergola

To decorate a pergola is an artistic work and meddles the sense with aesthetic ideas. You can embellish a pergola with vines, plants and flowers. Roses can add to the beauty of pergola. Pergolas used as support for climbing plants such as creeper and climbers give interesting look. Grape wines can be used to decorate pergola. Hanging baskets of plants can be hung from the top of Pergola while wooden windows can be hung between supportive posts to make an outdoor room.

Hanging mirrors between supporting posts will make Pergola look larger and beautiful. You can hang decorative birds or strings between the posts. Fabric or dried vines around supporting vines might be decorative elements for Pergolas. Let’s find out more decorative tips on Pergolas.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Benefits of Ventilation Fans

There are many benefits of ventilation fans as they expel unpleasant odor from the kitchen and provide fresh air. They are very useful for smooth functioning of the kitchen. The fans make the place free of smoke and odors.

If the fans are not installed to provide proper ventilation, the cook would feel suffocation which can lead to fatal accident. They reduce the growth of bacteria which leads to several health diseases. There is no cracking and peeling of wall paints if there are fans. The fans remove dirt and dust outside the kitchen and supply the fresh air into the kitchen. Let’s find out more advantages of ventilation fans.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Vastu for House Construction

Vastu confirms some rules for right construction of your dream home. After purchasing the plot for your dream home, the next phase is to make a plan on paper regarding layout of the building, excavation, foundation, concrete and brick work, doors and windows frame etc. There is open space in the northeast of the house. Also there is more open space in the North and East than South and West. Master bedroom is positioned in the South-west of the house. Kitchen is in the South-east of the house.

Alternate location is the North-west. Pooja Room should be built in the North-east of the house. Toilet is in the West or Northwest whereas bathroom can be in the North-east, North, East or Northwest of the house. Basement can be built in northern or eastern portion of the house. Light color for paint is auspicious for the house. Avoid using red and black color.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Implementation of Ceramic Tiles

While making selection of ceramic tiles, you need to opt for right tile, color and its’ texture. Often you will have a pattern for the layout of tiles. Sometimes you can find accent pieces to fit within design as well. Now you’ll need to implement the project and decide whether you will do it yourself or hire someone to do it. You can do the project well if you know about adhesives, tools, layout of floor, and how to install tiles. A floor that is not laid correctly will crack or buckle after sometime. There are many choices of the patterns you can go for.

You can go with a theme, that is, apples or roosters for the kitchen. You can choose tiles that are shells or fish for your bathroom. Go for different patterns and geometrical designs if you are looking for tiling choices for floors in living room or dining room. You can simply choose a color that you love as well. Let’s find out more tips on implementation of the floors.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

How to Plant Vegetable Plants

Before you begin to plant in you vegetable garden, it’s essential to know how to plant, size of crops, water needs and pest control of the plants. Some vegetables are grown well in rows whereas some are standalone for example carrots are planted in rows while tomatoes are standalone plants. Spinach is grown as raised beds. Cabbage and cauliflower grow at corresponding height and can be planted side by side.

Tomatoes can also be grown with potatoes. If the space is limited in garden you can combine a packet of spinach and carrot seeds. Mix the seeds and sow them in the row. Spinach will grow quickly but carrots need much time to grow. Spinach will grow within 4 to 6 weeks. This scheme can be employed with some other vegetables like Lettuce and Radish can be planted by mixing the seeds.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pleasant Swimming Pools

Swimming pools are sources of delightful movements. Everybody wants to enjoy dipping into the pool in leisurely hours. They not only please the sense but energize the body also. They get rid of hot summer and provide extreme relaxation and relief. These pools are available in various options; you can make a choice for an indoor swimming pool, pools with hot water and portable pool.

Generally these are available in two types - In Ground and Above Ground Pools. You can find pools in different standard sizes and materials such as metal, plastic or concrete. Thus now a day getting into comfortable and refreshing swimming pool is easy. Let’s find out more on both types of pools.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Tips for Small Dining Room

A small dining area can be turned into spacious place by applying some simple techniques. Wooden flooring that is installed diagonally will enlarge the space. White tile flooring also makes the room look bigger. Clean and clutter-free room gives the feel of large room. A mirror placed at the end of room doubles the space of room.

The mirrors of wrought frame available in antique styles are popular for decoration. Skirting of room can be blended with floor to eliminate any line between floor and wall. This will give feel of a big room. You can apply light colors on walls for spacious feel. Make use of light colors for curtains as light colors give spacious feel. Let’s look more tips on small dining place.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Shell Roofs and their advantages

Shell Roofs meet practical and architectural requirements of the building. These roofs are used where large floor areas are required to be covered without obstruction from columns. The roofs are provided in public buildings like libraries, theatres, recreation centers, factories or workshops etc.

These roofs have various advantages over the others as these cover more area without any intermediate columns etc. There is no leakage problem in these roofs. Their architectural view adds to the beauty of nearby area. The large area under these roofs is used for conferences and big gatherings. Let’ find out more tips on shell roofs.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Storage Solutions for Kids’ Room

Kids have a lot of stuff like toys and playthings etc. to play. So they need adequate store for their objects. It becomes necessary for everyone to provide them uncluttered space to play and enjoy. An organized room ensures safety to the kids while playing or walking into the room. There are many ways to provide storage to the kids. Make use of such furniture as provides storage. Apply storage bed with pull out drawers to save the space.

Closets and shelves are other options to store clothes and playthings. It will be better to have a movable shelves and drawers. For items placed at height place handy step stool to reach the items stored in high closet. Storage bench can be useful for things like balls, skating shoes, toys and other items. It is used for storage and for sitting purpose as well. Let’s look for more storage solutions.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Vastu and Interior of House

Vastu verifies some rules for every interior element of the house. It ensures to lay mosaic, ceramic tile and marble flooring. Avoid white marble in rooms as this is considered auspicious for Pooja room and Temples. The ceiling of a room should not be elevated. Flat ceiling is good for residential purposes.

Lighting should be bright in the house because dim light is not favorable for residents of the house. Vastu says to use paint of light color preferably light blue, green, pink and cream color for rooms. Avoid red and black color in the house. The curtains of light color are preferred for bedroom. Avoid red and black color curtains in bedroom. The curtains of dark color can be used in living room. Vastu recommends placing mirror on north and east wall of the room. Avoid mirror in study room and opposite to bed in bedroom. Let’s decorate interior of the house according to Vastu.

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Checklist before Laying Cement Concrete

There are many precautionary measures before you lay cement concrete for any good construction. Make sure form work /shuttering for line, level and its strength. Steel bars and their placing should be checked. Ensure that there is proper cover to steel bars and adequate numbers of sports/chairs under crank bars. The planks or plates provided for walking over reinforcement are not disturbed during working.

Electrical pipes, fan boxes etc. are laid before lying cements concrete. The gap in shuttering plates is sealed properly by jute bags /mortar /rubber etc. and shuttering plates are properly oiled. Proper curing must be ensured after laying RCC slab. Raw materials should be of good quality and sufficient in quantity. The arrangements are taken in advance in case of rains etc.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Modular & Portable Steam Bath

Steam bath
is an excellent choice for refreshing body and maintaining fitness. It not only helps in losing weight but makes smart also. Many people are adding steam bath to their bathrooms. Some people are using it in well ventilated areas of their house. A home steam bath system can be installed into new construction as well as in existing rooms.

Mainly, you have three choices for installation of a steam bath unit. You can apply modular steam cabinet, purchase portable steam bath or build your own steam room. You can even convert an existing bath tub or shower into a steam room or install a modular steam bath. Let’s know more of steam bath installed in our bathrooms.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Desk Lamp for Study Room

Lighting in study room plays crucial role in achieving a target in the study. In modern, there are many devices to light the room. The desk lamp is one, flexible and highly adjustable to suit any desk setup. It easily adjusts to various angles and directions to achieve the best illumination. It has soft touch switch, blue ‘natural light needed’ sensor indicator.

Hence, you should use the lamp to create full spectrum of natural light. It produces electromagnetic waves and assists in neutralization of high voltage static from televisions and computers. It’s free unique natural light tester and tests the quality of light with a free natural light stroboscope. Let’s implement desk lamp in study room.
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Friday, August 8, 2008

Plants for Container Gardening

While making choice for plants to grow in containers, keep in mind the growth of the plant. Before selection consider climate, layout of garden and availability of space. Choose plants from colorful foliage, flowering plants and those having good texture and growth. Flower plants for container are either annuals or perennials. Annuals are very easy; so try annuals for containers. Bulbs add style and beauty to your garden.

Popular bulbs are Daffodils and Tulips. Daffodils are easy to grow as compared to Tulips. Some flowers plants are Lily, Day Lily, Marigold, Sun Flower etc. Cactus and Ferns may also add style to your garden. Herbs like Basil, Mint, Garlic, Ginger, and Lavender etc. can be grown in containers. Vegetables like Beans, Broccoli, Carrot, Garlic, Onion, Tomato, Radish, Spinach etc. which have a quick maturity period are ideal for containers. Beans, Carrot, Garlic, Onion, Radish and Spinach grow well in window box.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Interior of Office

According to Vastu the interior of office should be designed to flourish business. Design reception in northeast of office and receptionist should sit facing the North or East. Waiting room can be in northeast or northwest direction of the building. But northeast corner should be left for temple and flowers can be placed in northeast direction.

The office of Chairman or General Manager should be built in southwest or south direction of the building. He should sit in southwest direction facing the North. His desk should be rectangular. Employees should sit facing the North or East. Employees should not sit under beam. If any other alternative is not possible, the loft of beam can be covered with wooden board.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Enhancing the Look of Drawing Room

Everyone wants to enhance the d├ęcor of one’s drawing room and whole of the house as well. You can use traditional three seater sofas, loveseats and couches, sectional sofas and even modular corner sofas that are best for rooms with awkward angles. Also you can use sofa beds that can be used by occasional guests and match up the chairs in the room. Modular drawing room furniture not only has matching sofas, side tables and chairs but it is more functional and practical.

Lighting is another important point for enhancing the look of your drawing room furniture. The room needs to have proper lighting that gives relaxing feel. You can add facilities and amenities to drawers that can be dragged, opened and then pushed back to hide them. Thus you can enhance the look of drawing room and its furniture.
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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Vintage furniture – in trend again

Every home maker loves to decorate his home. For interior decoration, furniture plays a key role. A drawing room or living room having an old style or tradition sofa, tables and chair gives a royal touch.

Although antique furniture need some extra care and maintenance but still you cant afford to miss any chance to use antique furniture for your home. If you are using or thinking of using antiques in your home then the article on the following link on our site is just for you. Have a look.
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