Archive for May, 2010

Great way to buy area rugs

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Area rugs could be an essential part of the home setup but one doesn’t have to spend a fortune to buy area rugs. You have lot of options to buy area rugs at very low prices. The first place to look for is online. There are many stores for home décor that are looking to sell area rugs at a discount from last year’s collection.

Oriental shops and craft shops are another place where you can get very cheap rugs as they are usually local made. But this also means the material you get is authentic and you can judge it for yourself. To buy area rugs you need to decide the shape of the rug you want, circular, oblong or square depending on where you want to use. Knowing the right shape and size, you can save a bit on the price of the rug as dimensions matter in this case. Sale bazaars and garage sales are other places to get cheap area rugs.

Well Designed Double Glazed Units

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Double glazed units of glass, sometimes frosted and fire-resistant have a wide variety of benefits. First of all, they have a small air gap between the two panes of glass. This ensures bad conduction of hea between the room and the outside, due to which the power loss to heat the room in winter and cool the room in summer is reduced.

Secondly, these glazed units are manufactured in a way that they don’t produce sharp dangerous shards when they break. They rather shatter causing less damage. These double glazed units which come in a variety of stylish colors are fire resistant to making them safe for usage at home. They can be translucent or transparent to some extent depending on the choice of the manufacturers. The synthetic material used to manufacture these double glazed units helps increase the resistive strength of the glass, due to which they can take shocks without breaking and do not crumble under impact. They can be used extensively in offices and homes.

The choice of material for the dining table and chairs

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Dining tables and chairs are important for many reasons. Firstly, it is one place that is bound to be used a few times every day and hence ought to be comfortable. Secondly, it is also something that visitors and guests get to use most often either for drinks, coffee or lunches and dinner. So they have to be good looking and highly durable too. The dining table surface needs to be cleaned a few times every day.

This means it should be resilient, without flakes coming out of it proving dangerous for meals. It should be scratch resistant to some extent ensuring that the sophisticated polished look stays on for some time. The chairs and the dining table should be matching in the sense the table shouldn’t be too high or low for the chairs. It could be oak or mahogany or teak too, with a deep grain appearance that lends an amazing elegance to the whole set up.

Limestone tiles-For hygienic and healthy home environment

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Limestone tiles besides being very cheap are a great option to keep the home environment healthy and hygienic. The limestone tiles can be obtained in various shades of green, blue and grey and are available in lot of textures too. They are highly durable and hence the maintenance costs go drastically down with limestone tiles. But the most important aspect about limestone tools is their relatively low porosity. This means they do not give enough support for bacteria and molds to grow ensuring that your floors are clean and hygienic.

They are known for their temperature regulating capacity and because they are so resilient to chemicals, cleaning them with warm water and a floor cleaner often isn’t a problem. Known for their beautiful design patterns and their toughness, there isn’t much chance of microorganisms growing in the cracks of the surface either making limestone tiles one of the best options for the floors, especially kitchens.

The Benefits of Having Steam Showers Installed In Your Home

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Steam showers installed in your own house is as good as having a sauna bath or a steam room in your house. If you are someone who loves working out or if you live in area where winters get quite chilly, you don’t have to think twice to get the steam showers installed in your house. Fitted with a humidifying heater, all you need is a connection to let water flow to the heater where it is converted to steam and let out at you through the shower.

Now you don’t have to wait for a long time to have a hot water bath as it takes just seconds for the temperature to go up and for the steam to start coming out. This is especially beneficial if you are not the only one in a hurry to get the steam bath after a jog before rushing out. It also has great health benefits apart from saving lot of power too.

Bar stools and counter stools – which is for you?

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Either of these two types of stools can liven up your living room or the party room and help people make themselves comfortable at drinks, gatherings or parties. Bar stools could often be about 2- 3 feet high and come in two varieties, the backless model and the one with a small sofa like back support. The stylish stools with just one rod and a base and the swivel stools add a touch of fashion and trendiness to the room as well.

Bar stools are perfect for people who often host evening drinks parties with some music and dance. Measuring 25 – 30 inches from the floor, counter stools are very trendy, comfortable and light which enables them to be moved around to the front deck, patio, balconies or to the terrace. One can use counter stools for evening game of cards and scrabble or for a coffee chat with friends.

Simple Lighting Touches to Transform Your Home

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Lighting is very important in the overall scheme of things when it comes to home décor and making your house look beautiful. Lighting at the right places can not only provide warmth and glow to a place but can also help to highlight the attractions be it in the living room, the dining room or the study. Accent lighting from spot lights and track lights could help focus on the beautiful furniture or the rich wooden tables.

Floor lamps could increase the overall illumination of the room. Similarly chandeliers and ceiling lighting can help make the room look brighter and replace the day light that washes the room. Brass lamps on the walls and lamp shades are two other forms of decorative lighting. Lamp shades could be tall and 4 feet high, placed next to green plant. Table top lamp shades placed on either end of the couch have their own elegance too.

How to Choose Easy-to-Maintain Deck Rails

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

If you have a garden with a beautiful view, you can install a deck where you and your family can enjoy some time together. If you would like your deck to be safe for the people who are using it, you should erect deck rails around it.

There are many kinds of deck rails that you can have installed on your garden. There are traditional and contemporary style deck rails. The traditional rails are made from wood. They have horizontal balusters. The modern styles of deck rails are normally a combination of wood and other materials such as glass or iron. You can choose any of these deck rails which are also very easy to maintain.

When choosing the type of rails that you will install around your deck, you should consider the kind of weather in the place you live. This way, you will be able to choose the deck rail material that is durable under extreme weather conditions.

Space Saving Storage For Your Home

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Do you have too many things in your house with very little space to store them? The way you arrange everything in your house will determine how much space you will have left for storage purposes. There are many things that you can do to create extra storage and save some space at the same time.

The use of hooks is a great way to store your things and still leave some room for other things. You can install hooks on bedroom and wardrobe doors to hang some of your light items such as bags, clothes and toys. You can also add more storage features in your wardrobes to help you save some space. If you have too many clothes, you can get a multi-hanger to hand multiple clothes. You can also get multi-purpose furniture for different parts of your house. This is the furniture that comes with storage features such as drawers.

How to Bleed Your Radiator

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

When you need to bleed your radiator, here are some of the steps that you should follow. First of all you need to get a radiator key which you will use to bleed your radiator. If you have a carpet below your radiator, make sure that you have covered it before you start the bleeding process. This will prevent any spillage from the radiator from damaging the carpet.

The first step involved in radiator bleeding is heating it up. You should turn off the central heating system once the radiator is fully heated up. Open the bleed valve at the end of the radiator using your radiator key. You should bind your key with a cloth to absorb any water that might leak from the valve. After opening the bleeding valve, turn on the heating system to remove any excess air from the radiator. Wait for sometime before turning off the heat and closing the valve.