May 6th, 2013 by cooldude
No matter in what part of the world you are living, with Mother Nature’s anger and unpredictable ways, you never know when a storm strikes. Thus, it is necessary to keep in mind this factor while constructing your home.
To protect your home you need to give special attention to 3 most important parts:
There are a number of technologies available to protect your home from howling winds during a storm. First thing to know is what kind of roof your home has. If it has a gabbled roof then there are chances to have damages from fast flowing wind.
Install storm proof shutters for both doors and windows. This is the most efficient way you can protect your home. Most doors cannot withstand the force of wind. You need to provide stronger hinges to your door so that it stays fixed against the force of fast blowing winds. With these little efforts, you can protect your house a little, if not completely.
May 3rd, 2013 by cooldude
With storm season coming in an emergency can occur at any time. This may result in you having to evacuate your home along with your family. There can be some useful things that you can do along the way if afforded ample time. Make sure to stockpile on food, potable water and meds before going out of the home. Food here means stocking up on granola bars and protein bars which are easy to carry and nutritious too. Keeping backpacks ready at one part of the home to take up before evacuation when presuming you might have to evacuate for an emergency is smart thinking. Among the personal supplies you must keep a survival blanket, a flashlight, a radio and some extra cash.
If provided with ample time any small pets kept in an enclosure can be provided with provisions and the home can also be boarded up to protect it from damages.
May 2nd, 2013 by cooldude
Automatic garage doors are the latest technology in home designing industry. If you are a person who finds pulling down garage doors irritating then it is made for you. The latest technology comes in with a great amount of advantages. Here the list of advantages that you can get by installing this automatic garage door.
- First of the advantage is that you need not to flex your muscles in pulling the garage doors down.
- If you have a costly vehicle in the garage then this is one of the essential things to have. The automatic doors comes in with a built in security system that helps you keep your car safe from any sort of theft.
- Apart from just being a door it is built in functions that you may like. It makes your experience even better.
- It would be a great experience in driving through the driveway and watching your garage door open for you to enter in.
So go ahead and buy this latest technology for your garage.
April 24th, 2013 by cooldude
The pantry is an essential part of the kitchen. Remodeling your pantry is among the top notch things to do. If granted the space go for a walk in pantry. If the only space available is a cupboard then make use of shelves intricately designed and customized for your pantry requirements.
The pantry needs to have tip in bins closest to the floor to hold a large quantity of some common items like flour, sugar and rice. The other bins to store ingredients should be contained in air tight transparent bins just to keep the food material good. The shelves should contain adequate space for canned items and also have provision for storing those long necked bottles containing vinegar and oils. When using a pantry care should be taken to keep similar items nearby. The pantry obviously should also be well lit up. The shelves should be easy to access and not require ladders for support.
April 20th, 2013 by cooldude
Flower vases have become prop to be used in the interior of decoration of the house. The flower vases are available in various designs and style. The design of the vase may be inspired by some special sort of art, culture and tradition. In some case the design depends upon the artist as well as there are many vases which have no special design. They just are of random design and style.
If you are looking for some specially designed flower vase, you have look in to the studio of renowned artists. You may get many vases which are just one of the types. You will not get any other vase of the same design. Such vase may cost you a huge amount. If you have a constrained budget, look for the general type one.
The color style and the pattern must depend on the interior of your room and the place where you will be keeping it. While a heavily designed and big flower vase is best for keeping in a shelf at the corner of the room. The small, sleek flower vases should be better for keeping by the bedside.
April 16th, 2013 by cooldude
It is great idea to put up a reception at your home. Although it is stressful, still it is worth and saves up a lot of your money.
The first thing you have to keep in your mind is to make ample space for the ceremony. In order to create space, remove all the furniture and stuffs not required for the reception. Then, start dusting and cleaning up your home. Do not forget to clean the bathrooms and maintain hygiene. Next, put up the stage for the reception. This area would take up the maximum space. You can decorate the space using candles, chandeliers, lights, etc. Make some seating arrangement for your guests. After that, make space for the area to keep and serve food. This area will require buffet tables to keep food and utensils. You can keep baskets and soap for the ease of your guests.
April 12th, 2013 by cooldude
Wall décor does not have to expensive to create the desired pleasant appeal. There are some easy and inexpensive ways on how you can deck up your wall beautifully without spending a fortune. The first option is photographs. If you have got some of your favorite photos framed, you can make collage with them on the walls. For the unframed photographs, get a bulletin board and pin them up nicely so that your memorable captures are always before you reminding of the wonderful times of the by gone days.
You can also pin up interesting paper cuttings or posters on your walls. Do you have an eye for art but the original paintings are too costly for you? Well you will get faux paintings today which come at inexpensive rates and look almost as beautiful as the original ones.
Hang up a decorative mirror. It’s especially beneficial for small rooms since mirrors create a spacious effect for your room and also serve as a fine art piece for the walls.
March 21st, 2013 by cooldude
Bathroom is a place which is often ignored when it comes to interior décor. People forget that it is the place where the most relaxing moments are spent. After a gruesome day at work, a cool shower can drain off all the stress and tension. So why not make the bathroom look stylish? The easiest and most trendy way to enhance the look of your bathroom is by putting shower curtains.
Shower curtains come in various designs, materials and sizes suitable for different bathroom infrastructure. Light shaded simple shower curtains are most popular as they provide protection while stylish curtains are meant for lighting up the place only. Plastic, vinyl and cloth curtains are perfect as they are water resistant and also trendy. The clear heavy vinyl shower curtains are stylish and durable. You can also go for the customized shower curtains that come in a plethora of designs and fabrics to give a personalized touch to your bathroom décor.
March 18th, 2013 by cooldude
Creating a personalized bar in your home is the latest trend which is now ruling the market. But before you end up creating your home bar successfully, you need to certain basic things to make the bar look beautiful and attractive. In a home you need shelves for keeping the bottles of liquor and the glasses. You can definitely go for wooden shelves, but glass shelves and racks looks much more attractive than the wooden ones.
The glass racks will add a sense of aesthetic value to the appearance of your home bar. The spot lights reflecting on the glass racks will create a perfect ambience for the home bar. You can use glass racks with various designs. Various designs can be etched on the surface of the glass racks. You can D shaped corner glass racks to keep bottles.
Make sure the glass used for the racks is of sufficient width to bear the weight of the things kept on them. Don’t forget to clean the glass racks regularly. Otherwise if dust settles down, then they will not look that beautiful.
March 17th, 2013 by cooldude
Are you tired of adding chlorine to your pool as it disappears every day? This is a very common problem faced by pool owners often. No matter how much chlorine is added, the water is unable to hold it. Thus, you need to maintain chlorine level in the pool by following a few easy tips.
• Chlorine consumption is inversely proportional to the pH level of water. A pH within 7.2 to 7.5 should be maintained in the pool water.
• The temperature of the pool should also be kept under control. The consumption of chlorine is increases two times if the temperature of water goes up by even 10 degrees.
• Trichloro tablets as well as sticks which do not get dissolved easily can be used for a week to keep the chlorine level steady.
• Add extra chlorine if the number of pool users increases like during the hot summers.
• Keep the pool free from any kind of algae as their growth will facilitate more chlorine consumption.