Thursday, November 27, 2008

Teenagers Bedroom Decoration

You can decorate your teenagers’ room with stylish furniture and pleasing accessories. Also you can beautify their rooms with articles of furniture, unique and appealing themes.

Beds: Select a right bed from different styles of beds for teenagers’ bedroom. Bunk bed and loft bed are more suitable for teenage boy or girl. For small bedrooms, bunk bed is an ideal choice. You can use loft beds to add an element of fun and creation.

Dressers: Stylish dressers in teenagers’ bedroom enhance the look of their bedrooms. Trendy dressers change overall look bedroom and create a wonderful ambiance in the room.

Storage: Teenagers want to keep their room neat and clean. Decorative shelves and colorful cork boards can be used to show their winning trophies, prizes etc. You can select storage with trendy colors and amusing designs for your teenager boy or girl’s bedroom.

Floor Coverings: You can opt for funky and practical rugs which can easily be cleaned. Natural mats are eco-friendly and a good option to decorate the flooring of your teens’ bedroom. They provide great insulation as they are made from grass, husk and jute.

Wall Decoration: Paintings, oil portraits, black and white photographs etc., offer an attractive look to your teenagers’ bedroom. You can try vintage style wall decor for unique style. Hand made crafts give personal touch to the beauty of their bedrooms.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Basement design ideas

A well designed basement offers you a perfect space for entertainment, family activities, games and sports club etc. Since basement is very functional place, a professional should be employed to do the job. However the following things should be kept in mind while deigning basement of the house.

  • Make proper arrangement of both natural lighting and artificial lighting.
  • Also install useful items such large windows, open floor plan, mirrored walls or ceiling that reflect lighting to maximize the amount of light.
  • Opt for light color paints for walls to brighten darkness of basement.
  • Relocate, if necessary, air duct or plumbing along walls or beams leaving ceilings higher in the center of rooms.
  • Opt for water resistant floors such as tiles, vinyl, area rugs.
  • Go for dramatic color schemes such as red, blue, yellow, orange, and green for interior decor of your basement.
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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tips on modern style

Modern style reveals polished surfaces, geometric figures and asymmetry of things. It shows open and plain windows that boost up interior décor with exterior scenery. The following are some practical tips on modern style interior.

  • Colors: white color is mainly used for walls while fabrics, furnishing, accessories have neutral tone color schemes.
  • Finishes: modern style interior has sleek, smooth and polished surfaces. A lacquered finish is commonly used on kitchen cabinets.
  • Flooring: mainly concrete, granite and linoleum flooring are used for modern style interior.
  • Architecture: angular shapes, light streaming through window grab everyone’s attention for their architectural designs.
  • Artwork: stunning shapes and designs of accessories in modern style interior are welcoming. Particular pieces are highlighted for aesthetic beauty of the room as well as home.
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Friday, November 21, 2008

Carpet Cleaning Techniques

  • Cleanse your dirty carpets thoroughly at the interval of 3-4 months. When there is less wear and tear in the house, you can clean them once in every six months. If there is a low traffic area, you can clean your carpet after every 12 or 18 months.

  • Apply dry chemical carpet cleaning to clean dirt thoroughly in less time.
  • Apply steam cleaning process that uses the most amount of water. Steam cleaning infuses chemical solutions into dirty carpet at high pressure and removes stains or grease hidden into the fibers of carpet.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Tips to decorate dining room

To enjoy your meal you can design and decorate your dining room in pleasant and interesting way to complement the decor of whole house. Among several choices you can choose eye-catching tablecloths, floor mats, nice curtains, attractive lighting, pleasing wall papers etc. Here I want to reflect on some points to make your dining room gorgeous.

  • Dining table: It’s an individual choice for high decor of dining room. You can use silverware to sparkle the decor of dining table. Table decor with handkerchiefs, plates, and nice cups can be very charming to the guests and friends while dining in the room.
  • Fabrics: Motivating fabrics of curtains can change overall look of your dining room. Attractive tablecloths, runners, lovely seat covers can give elegant look to cushions and furnishing of the house. Fancy curtains change overall look of your dining room.
  • Fresh flower:A bouquet of fresh flowers on dining table will add to the taste of your dining. Different types of flowers can complement the décor of dining room. You can place a fruit or vegetable like pineapple as centerpiece for elegant look.
  • Lighting: usually an artificial lighting is required to properly dine in dining room. However to create a touch of elegance opt for a chandelier but keep in mind not to put in a large, sophisticated chandelier in very small dining room. A dimmer switch on lighting gives candlelight effect.
  • Wallpaper: if you want to add personal touch to your dining room, you can paint walls of your dining room in bright colors. You can paint one wall or all walls and ceiling if it’s smooth for aesthetic beauty. Wall papers with various textures give colorful feel.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Useful tips on Dining Room Lighting

To create pleasing ambiance while having meal in dining room, the following tips prove to be very useful.

  • Install ceiling light fixtures to enhance stylishness of dining room.
  • Focus dining table surface with down ceiling lights to reduce glare on eyes while taking meal.
  • Use candles and fuel lamps to make your dinner highly special.
  • Hang chandeliers at 30-36 inches above dining table to enjoy stunning light.
  • Make use of dimmer to make meal time pleasing for every occasion.
  • Go for general lighting above or around dining room table. Recessed lighting can be set on a dimmer switch for good mood.
  • Make use of recessed lighting for cabinets, wall sconces above table. Usually one recessed fixture for every 4 to 6 feet of ceiling space is required for general lighting.
  • Utilize fluorescent and halogen lights to offer a wide variety of color choices.
  • Provide special lighting effects or low voltage mini lights on chinaware and crockery units.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mortise Security Locks and Mortise Dead Latch

Mortise security and dead latches locks are very functional locks and can be fixed inside any home for tight Home security reasons.

Mortise security locks: These locks contain operating part of the lock, set into a mortise cut in the frame of door shutter. The locks are usable for both internal and external doors, consisted of a latch bolt and a lock bolt. For inner doors in continuation use, the lock contains a latch bolt only to keep the door closed. These locks are horizontal and vertical mortise locks forms.

Mortise dead latch: Latches can be operated from both inside and outside. They come with a thumb turn knob fitted on the handle in order to close the door from inside. Mortise latches are generally used on the doors of bathroom, water closet and on the doors of private rooms also. They do not have arrangements of key for locking. The latch bolt is operated easily and freely from both sides of doors. Locking arrangement from inside should also be operated freely and easily. Normal sizes of mortise dead latches are 65 mm, 75 mm and 100 mm.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Checklist for kids’ room organization

You need to organize kids’ items such as toys, playthings, their clothes etc. as they are too young to handle their things properly. Parents or guardians are required to arrange their items and make solution to their untidy stuff. Here are some easy solutions for your help to organize things in a better way.

  • Use space saving articles of furniture such as bunk beds, bench style chairs etc. to put your kids stuff.
  • Provide shelves and closets to store their clothes for easy access and uncluttered look in kid's room.
  • Add an extra closet bar within your kids’ reach to get things organized by them. A closet organizer is good idea to maintain their things.
  • Install shoe racks, hangers to place things at proper spaces.
  • Arrange shelves and use them for storing clothes that are used occasionally.
  • Try to accustom your child to place things at proper place for good organization so that he may understand importance of organized room.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Precautions for Installation of Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum flooring is one of the best options for flooring as it’s durable and easy to maintain. This flooring is best suitable for shops, offices, laundries; children room and drawing room etc. You must store linoleum flooring material at clean, dry and well ventilated place without exposure to direct sunlight.

After you lay base coat and do proper leveling of the concrete for floor, you should apply following procedure for top layer of ‘Linoleum Flooring’

  • Keep linoleum at a temperature, not less than 20 degrees Celsius for at least 48 hours before it is unrolled.
  • Unroll and loose Linoleum for 2 to 3 days to make it flat before it is cut into various sizes.
  • Clean and dry the surface before you lay. The sheet should be cut into required sizes and shapes with sharp straight edge.
  • Apply adhesive with the help of brush on base of the floor.
  • Press down the sheet firmly and roll it with a light cast iron 70 kg roller to ensure whether the sheet sticks properly.
  • Fix the sheet by keeping butt joints which are very fine.
  • Place sand bags over edges and joints to prevent sheets from curling.
  • Clean the surface with soap and wet cloth and wipe it dry after lying.
  • Do the surface wax polished for smooth shining but avoid excessive polish that makes floor slippery.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Lawn Aeration and Scarification

Lawn aeration: It is required to preserve good looks of lawn and for proper growth of plants as aeration allows water, oxygen and fertilizer to penetrate through the roots of plants. For lawn aeration the soil is broken using simple garden fork which is just driven into the earth at regular intervals. For larger area or for more effective aeration, aeration tools with spiked or bladed rollers can be used. After aeration the grass easily breathes, gets food and water that means it grows well. Lawn aeration should be done in autumn season.

Scarification: To remove dead leaves and decayed matter in the way of water and nutrients to the roots of plants, is called scarification which improves drainage and provides more amount of water and air to the roots. For proper raking and scarification, following useful tips should be kept in mind.

  • Do scarification either by hand or by machine in spring and autumn season.
  • Remove thatch, dead and decayed organic matter, leaves and old grass around plants to reduce lawn diseases.

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Precautions for Installation of Cork Flooring

Cork flooring needs much care and maintenance for its proper installation. So it’s best to leave installation in hands of a professional who know every bit of installation process. However, here are given some tips for properly implementation of the flooring.

  • Before laying cork flooring: Before you begin to lay cork flooring, the base coat should be laid as follows.
The earth is compacted properly by watering and ramming. Sand piling is done to ensure proper compaction of the earth under floor. Then lay 100 mm thick fine sand on compacted earth. After laying fine sand, lay 100 mm thick cement concrete in the ratio 1:8:16. Make sure that the base coat is fully compacted by hand rammers or with surface vibrator.

  • While laying cork flooring: After drying level concrete, the surface should be cleaned and unpacked material should be kept at room temperature at least 24 to 48 hours before installation of flooring. Now you should prepare layout on sub floor, determine and mark starting line (usually central). Then apply approved adhesive on starting area of the sub floor and allow these adhesive to dry before laying cork floor tiles. In beginning you should install tiles with the help of straight edge and continue gluing more sub floors as installation proceeds. Trim cork floor tiles to fit precisely at cabinets, fixtures, walls as required. Then apply first coat of approved sealer with a pad type applicator and again apply second thin coat of approved sealer about 3 to 6 hours after the first coat. Scrape the floor surface as required and clean up thoroughly. Apply a medium coat of approved urethane and within 4 to 7 hours apply a final coat of urethane.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Container for Indoor Gardening

Container gardening is one of the best organic options to enhance interior beauty of the house. A wide variety of containers such as ceramic, plastic, cement, porcelain etc. give you the facility to grow indoor plants and add to the beauty of the house. You should avoid containers made of metal.

Wooden pots are not advised because they are destroyed by the water. Porcelain containers look beautiful for indoor use as they come in various colors and designs. The size of containers depends on the space available and your choice. A big container on dining table looks odd as this takes much space on the table. If it is placed in a corner of the room or along the wall, it will look attractive.
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