Archive for March, 2012

Digital showers, for that something extra

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Digital showersThere is no one is this entire world who does not find taking shower is not refreshing or rejuvenating. But technological advancement has incorporated some brilliant transformation in man’s age old practice of showering. The advent of digital showers has left behind the traditional showers in a number of aspects. There is a control panel in every digital shower and through this system the temperature and the water flow of the shower get controlled.

You can install these digital showers in a number of places be it wall or ceiling and with the help of a loft you can install the shower. Most of the digital showers are controlled with a remote and a hidden wire connects the remote with the control panel. But if you are a real music lover and have habits of listening to soothing scores while taking bath then amplifier based mp3 system digital showers are the best ones for you.

LED light fixtures: a cost effective pick

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

LED light fixtures, LED lightTraditional lights are passé. Therefore, if you are thinking of getting new light fixtures for your house it is advisable that you opt for LED light fixtures. In fact, the LED light bulbs that use white energy and are efficient have become extremely popular off late. Earlier it was only the early adopters and enthusiasts who opted for LED light fixtures but now almost everyone is opting for it. And one of the primary reasons for the popularity of the LED light fixtures is its cost efficiency.

Though a lot of people argue that LED light fixtures are costlier than CFL lights, studies have shown that the extra cost is more than made up by the life of the LED light fixtures. Running a LED light fixture for about 50,000 hours will cost you about $95.95. LED light fixture reduces power consumption as well therefore, you save quite a lot of money.

How to baby proof your apartment

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

apartment care, apartment for babiesDo you have small children at your home? Well then if you really want to take care of your child then you must provide them with a friendly environment in which they can breathe easily and healthily. So reading the following articles about the childproofing techniques might help you in turning your home into a child friendly zone. First of all checking the electricity outlets of your house should be your most primary objective.

You must install plug caps and switch covers so that your children do not get the chance to touch these dangerous electrical items easily. Getting locks for the fridge, AC machines, electric iron, oven, microwave should be a must do as caring parents of your children. Kitchen is another important zone in your house from which your children can get injured very badly. Therefore turning the handles of the pans, keeping knives and forks in closets must be your chief concern.

Why invest on an outdoor grill

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

investment, invest in outdoor grillCooking outdoors can be as just as fun as adding value to your house. Why waste time cooking in the kitchen when you can cook outside in a good outdoor gas grill whilst having all the fun with your friends?

Gone are the days when you set up a few bricks and a grill plate and barbeque plate and put up a fire. Now you can cook in an outdoor grill of your choice that will last for years. Investing in an outdoor grill is a good option to enhance the value of your house. Buy a grill that can withstand the weather and is equally efficient for cooking for a large number of people invited over to your entertainment area, your backyard. Although some parts will definitely wear out with time but that is not a problem if you get it from a reputed company where replacement facilities are available.

Get a grill today and you are certain to find the investment rewarding.

What flooring options to pick for a contemporary look?

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

flooring option for home, flooring Boring flooring options are passé. If you want to do something different, contemporary flooring is the way to go. If you want something different but at the same time want to play it safe, contemporary wood floors may be the best bet for you. For this you will first have to determine whether you want hard wood or soft wood and then consider the grain patterns of the wood. After that you need to decide on the inlay style of the floor; you can opt for floral, medallion or geometric patterns.

If you want to go all out then dimension flooring is a good option for you. It has an abstract design and digital process is used to determine the lines on the floor. You can also choose the concrete art design in which stark concrete base and some light designs are juxtaposed. Other options include reso floor, floris wood flooring, glass tile floor, woven vinyl flooring and puzzle floor.


Clean your home the eco friendly way

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Everyone knows the importance of cleaning their homes regularly but not many know the importance of eco-friendly home cleaning. Eco-friendly cleaning will not only do a world of good to your home but will also protect all the members of your family including the pets. The cleaning products that you can purchase off the shelves usually contain chemical ingredients and therefore you should avoid it as much as possible.

You should always opt for eco friendly cleaning because the Environmental Protection Agency has found that the air pollution level indoors is actually five times higher than the level outdoors. And one of the reasons behind this is the harmful cleaning solutions that are used. The eco friendly cleaning products that you can use contain simple ingredients like baking soda, borax powder, white vinegar, castile soap, baking soda, salt, olive oil, essential oil and distilled water. Using these products you can make a host of cleaning solutions at home.


How to pick the right color for your home exterior

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

When you are deciding on your home exterior color scheme, you need to choose a perfect blend of your favorite colors and the ones which compliment your home’s surroundings. This decision is an important one because you would not want to redo it in the near future. Look in the neighborhood and notice which the prominent colors are, that you find there. Use different shades of these colors for your home exterior to blend it with the surrounding colors.

Your personal choice of colors matters a lot too because it is your home; but do not go for colors which are totally in contrast to the surroundings. Playing with shades of colors is a really cool way of painting and changing the look of the exterior of your house. Darker colors are always advised for home exteriors over the lighter shades. Black, brown, maroon, dark brick, etc. are some common color shades used these days.