Archive for September, 2013

Budget decorating tips for boy bedrooms

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

boy bedroomWhen you have a growing boy, the theme of the day is ‘spend, spend, spend’.

If it’s not new clothes it’s some trendy toy that they just have to have. If it’s not the trendy toy, it’s the sports activities.

If it’s not all of these things, it’s decorating the bedroom.

A boy needs new bedroom decoration every few years as his interests and use of the room change. There are ways and means of doing this without breaking the bank. Creativity is key and here we look at a few tips.

Prioritise spending

As with any general decorating ideas, when you do up a boy’s bedroom, you need to decide what is worth investing some cash in and what can be done on a budget.

Firstly, getting the best quality paint is advisable especially if the colour is going to be on the walls for a good little while.

Secondly, for key pieces of furniture like the bed and chest of drawers, go for the best quality you can afford.

Thrifty ideas

Quality and durability are important for bedroom furniture but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. There are probably several good second-hand furniture shops in your area where you can pick up a bed and other items for good prices. If you are a natural haggler, all the better!

Pick a theme

Pick a design theme to reflect your little boy’s interests. This will make selecting everything and budgeting much easier.

Choose the colour of the room, his bedspread and curtains and all the little knick-knacks and pictures to reflect the main idea.

Dig around

Going back to deciding where to spend and where to save, it is worth looking for items like bedding and pictures in thrift shops. Second-hand shops are usually very fussy about what they will accept to sell so you can pick up some super bargains with a bit of luck.

If that sweet little clock shaped like a football and the pennant-covered bedspread aren’t top quality, it doesn’t matter if you haven’t’ spent a fortune on them.

Storage

A huge factor in decorating a boy’s bedroom is storage space. No matter what the room size, storage bins which match the color scheme always fit the bill.

Ideas for storing toys could be three or four colourful plastic buckets picked up for a song or a ceiling hanging where soft toys can live.

Know-how on glass table maintenance

Friday, September 20th, 2013

glass table maintenanceAre you proud of your glass tables back home? Well, glass tables are surely elegant and work to accentuate the overall glamour quotient in your room by a great extent. However, you must know that glass furnishing demands proper maintenance to ensure its beauty for many more years to come. The post below is a short brief on how to clean and maintain your glass tables at home.

First of all, you must know that glass surface requires regular cleaning. You can make a blend with warm water and mild detergent- it makes a non-caustic solution which is the most recommended for cleaning glass tables. Use a soaked sponge while wiping the table with the soapy solution. Post cleaning, make sure to buff up the table with brushed cotton rag as it helps to bring back the lost shine from the table.

Grime is one of the most dominant issues when it comes to glass tables. If the table is not cleaned yup regularly, the leftovers on the surface would gradually turn to grime making it almost impossible for you to get rid off. A wonderful grime cleaning solution is a mix of white vinegar and baking soda with lukewarm water. Pour the solution into your spray bottle and sprinkle it on the grime marks. Let it rest for some hours and after that wipe it off with normal soapy clean solution.

Coasters and table mats are the two besties of glass tables thanks to the needed guard these provide for the delicate table surface. It’s advised that you never place anything heavy (such as utensils, vase, artifacts etc.) directly onto the glass surface. Make sure to place the coasters and table mats on the table on which you place the vase or the artifact. It’s advised that you request your guests to do the same when you invite them over for dinner.

Valuable Information On Basement Waterproofing

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Basement WaterproofingBasement basically is the foundation of your home. The stability and strength of your home depends on the condition of the basement. If the moisture level in your basement increases it is important that you waterproof your home in order to ensure that your basement remains dry, safe and clean.

Waterproofing your basement is an absolute necessity because if your basement is exposed to moisture continuously then the very foundation of your home will rot and damage. Incase you ignore the excess moisture in your basement then the stability and steadiness of your home will be endangered. Basement waterproofing will also ensure that your house remains safe and free from dangerous insects and organisms which might get attracted to your wet or damp basement. For instance bacteria, mildew, mold etc thrive very well in wet basements and might spread diseases among your family members. Damp basement in your house will obviously turn out to be very unhygienic and will create a bad impression among the guests who visit your home. Thus for these reason waterproofing your basement is a must.

The best method of basement waterproofing is by sealing the floors and interior walls of the basement. For this purpose, certain mixtures are injected into the cracks and openings found on the walls or the floors of the basement. Another method of basement waterproofing is by installing a drainage system inside the basement. This interior drainage will make sure that the water does not accumulate in the basement. You can pick any one method out of the two methods mentioned above to waterproof your basement as both are effective.

Experts advise that a homeowner must take the help of waterproofing services that are nowadays available. These services are provided by professionals who know how to deal with the problems that your basement might face in relation to water.