Archive for April, 2010

Buying a Bathroom Suite

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Do you want to get a luxurious bathroom suite? Here are some tips to help you find a perfect bathroom suite for your needs. You have to think what you want to include in your bathroom suite. On of the things that you have to buy in your bathroom suite is place to warm your towels. You can get either a towel rail or a radiator depending on your personal tastes and preferences.

You should also get a pop up waste which you can attach to a basin in your bathroom. All bathroom suites come with either a tap or an exo fill. These two accessories serve the same purpose but in different ways. If you want more convenience, then you should get the bathroom site that has an exo-fill. If you have a small bathroom, then you should get a bathroom suite with a shower bath. The showerhead in your bathroom suite should be flexible.

Slate Bathroom Wall Tiles

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Slate bathroom tiles are stone tiles which are not mixed with any artificial materials. Stone tiles are very classy and they will give your bathroom a unique style if you install them. These tiles are available in many different designs and styles. You find many amazing variations which you can use for your bathroom. Different designs of these slate bathroom tiles also come in a variety of colors. All of the colors are natural colors which will give your bathroom a refreshing feel.

Apart from their decorative purposes, slate bathroom tiles are also popular for their durability and safety characteristics. These tiles have a rough surface making them slip resistance. This makes them ideal to install on bathroom floors. They can also be installed on bathroom countertops. Slate tiles are perfect bathroom use since they are made from hardy stones which will last fro a very long time. The tiles are also not very easy to break.

How to Tile a Shower

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

If you want to add style in your shower, you should consider adding tiles. You will have to ensure that the drainage system in your bathroom is in good condition before you start tiling. Your shower stall’s walls, ceiling and hardware are completely stripped to studs before tiling.

The next step is to a backer board, preferably one made with cement. Once your cement backer board is firmly in place, you should start placing your tiles. Measure where you intend to place your first row of tiles, this should be at the bottom. However, the edge of your first row should not touch the cement board.

Apply mortar to the wall on your bottom row and then install the tiles. The tiles should stick to the mortar without a problem. Continue this process going upward. After you have installed all your tiles, the next step is to grout them. Wipe out excess grout and then leave to dry.

Bathroom Shower Tile Ideas

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Nowadays it has become a trend to design the bathroom using many styles. In order to make your bathroom to look luxurious, inviting and comfortable, you have to choose the right tiles with the perfect color. In addition, you must go for the proper bathroom shower tile ideas if you would like to make your bathroom one of a kind. The bathroom shower tiles are available in many sizes, shapes and designs and each of the designs are found in varying prices.

The first thing that you need to put into consideration when selecting bathroom shower tiles is to look at your budget. Once you have looked at your budget, you have to select the material since there are bathroom shower tiles made from different materials, for instance there are those that are made of stone, glass, marble and cobble stone. You do not need to waste your money by going for the highly priced tiles because even the lowly priced tiles are the best.

How to Make A Charming Porch

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The Mediterranean style of making a charming porch is an immortal design and is always factual. This design is easy and the Southern atmosphere can be easily achieved with the use of theblue and white wooden furniture, and plants such as myrtle, orleanders, citrus trees and also colorful mosaic and ceramic pots. You need to know that some of these plants are very sensitive so there is the need to protect them from hot temperatures at night. Another common porch arrangement if you prefer simplicity and plainness is to try the minimalism style. With this type of arrangement, you will have a green background that is made of bushy plants and composed with modern and regular white furniture.

Another way to make a charming porch is to try the multiplicity and individuality design. This design is however ideal for the flower lovers who do not want to limit what they have and they appreciate the several flower arrangement options.

Contemplating Adding a Three-Season Porch on Your Home?

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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Are you thinking of adding a three-season porch on your home? If your answer is yes then you might find it interesting to learn that there are many people who are thinking on the same thing. Adding your home with a three-season porch is indeed one of the cheapest home renovation techniques that do not require much hassle and it is a convenient option that is gaining popularity for the majority of homeowners. Many people are considering this option because there are many benefits that come with it.

The three-season porch not only helps you to regulate your room temperature but also help you when you want to expand the living space in your house. When you want to add the three-season porch, you have to know that it requires a lot of expertise. You may want to try it by yourself but there are some risks involve which you do not want to have. This means that you have to look for a specialist.

Solar Pool Covers For In-ground Swimming Pools

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Swimming pools are a good relaxation spot for most folks in the home and also help in keeping the body in shape. Maintaining the pool does not only mean frequent cleaning but also covering it to keep safe. Solar pool covers have come with a different function all together. They help retain heat within thalign=”left” style=”padding-right:10px”e pool at night.

It is the cheapest kind of pool cover and does not need to be tied down when putting it in place. When being put in place an extra hand is needed and since it is easy to fold, storing it should not be such a hard task. Prices for the solar pool covers differ according to size, quality and the type of material used to make it. It is however important to note that solar pool covers are not supposed to act as safety covers for your pool. Before a person starts swimming, it is always important to remove all pool covers first.

In-ground Vs Aboveground Pool Filters

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Many people wonder if there is a difference between an in ground pool filter and an above ground pool one. They answer to this question is yes. One of the biggest differences between the two is gallon age and pool size. Majority of above ground filter have their filtration systems next to the pool its self. The pump is located next to the water and skimmer feeds directly into the pump.

For in ground pools can filter many more feet of water at the same time. In addition the pump has multiple skimmers working in tandem. in addition there are also multiple return fittings. What majority of pool owners don’t know is that their pools operate with way too much horse power wasting money and power. Majority of in ground pumps have their filters above the water level. An in-ground pump can push and pull more water than an aboveground pump can.

Basics of Geothermal Heat Pump

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

A geothermal heat pump is also referred to as a ground-source, geo-exchange. It utilizes the earth’s constant temperature as a medium of exchange instead of the temperature underneath remains constant. The geo-thermal uses this to its advantage to exchange the heat.

These pumps are quite similar to other kinds of pump. It is able to heat, cool and even supply hot water around the house. Some these pump have a two compressor feature that allows it to save energy. In addition it does not make loud noises when running. It is also very durable and need very little maintaining. A dual source pump is a geothermal pump that combines with air. This feature allows for higher efficiency. The geothermal pump is quite affordable and also quite easy to install. It can last for up to 50 years.