Archive for November, 2013

A Small Library for Your House!!

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Library for Your HouseHaving a library at home can be an ideal dream of most people who love reading books. Having a small place where you can sit, read and relax is something that you must have thought for years. But having an entire room devoted just to books can be a difficult task. For taking a first step you can think of having a library nook. If there is some corner or a wall with a small window then you can have your library nook.

You should look around your house and make a note of all the possible places that you can have a home library. A good double window can be used to make a window seat or any unused corner can be a perfect place. Discuss with your partner can keep all your resources pooled fro the remodeling.

Once you are done with deciding the place for the library, the next task is to take the measurement of the place and start planning or framing a rough idea of how it is going to be. The height of the shelf is a must and should be decided beforehand. You must also keep this in mind that you might have taller books in future, so the height must be set accordingly. But also make sure that all your shelves are of equal height so that they maintain a consistency and look quite organized.

The best part about the remodeling is that all the materials need not be of a very high quality. You can spend a major chunk of your budget in trimming and molding work. You can also use premium woods such as mahogany and cherry for the bookcases. You must save money for the small add on to your library nook. You can also think about a nice table and a lamp for your study area.

Taking Care of Your Carpet

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

carpet careThere are many ways in which you can concentrate on the cleaning of your carpets and floors. They are supposed to be the major investments in your house. Cleaning your carpet regularly is a great way to improve on the condition of your house.

You should vacuum the carpet regularly especially once a week if your house is located just on the main road because of the high pollution that enters your house. Dirty carpet makes the rooms look more gloomy and dull. Dirt gets into the corners of the carpet and scratches or cuts them down and it loses its newness. You must place walk off mats at the entrance of every door so that when people enter they leave maximum dirt outside the house. If placed at proper places it helps to keep your carpet clean. You must make sure that whatever foods and beverages you have must be kept off the carpet. If they accidentally spill on it especially for sticky drinks like soda, milk, juices then it becomes very difficult to get rid of them. In case this happens, you must immediately dilute the spills with plain water, then take a clean towel and try soaking the entire liquid completely so that no traces of it is left. If this is especially not taken care off then it tends to give out an unpleasant odor that is very difficult to remove.

If you see that the carpet has started to wear out then you should make sure that you immediately take care of it and get it repaired. You must also get your carpet cleaned once by a professional. Professionals advice to give it a hot water soaks without any detergent. Any pinch of detergent left behind acts like a dirt magnet and attracts more dirt. Rust spots can be removed with the help of vinegar which must be kept on the spot at least for 30 minutes. Then you must wash and dry it completely.

Outdoor walls – making them look good

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Outdoor wallsWhen you are constructing a new house or giving your old house some touches so that it doesn’t look all that bad, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind you have to make look good? It is but obvious that the insides of the house need to be maintained and given importance to too, but it is the exterior that is observed by others – friends, family, and neighbours and most importantly by us while entering or leaving the house. There are a whole variety of ways in which you can make your house exteriors look amazing.

Wall arts are believed to be the new “in-thing” dawning in on the public. It can be available in various styles and designs. An amazing collection of wall art can be put on display outside reflecting not only your taste but also what the interiors are going to look like. Wall art can be fit in your backyard or on the outside of your house depending on where you want it to be. Photo wallpapers can also be used as wall art. In fact these wallpapers are available in lots of colours with a bunch of good things about them.

Durability is one such thing. Since these wallpapers are for the outdoor walls they are made for coping with harsh weather conditions and a lot of wear and tear. Waterproofing themselves and thus the walls against rains is another god thing about these wallpapers. Imaginations can be used as to where exactly you want the wall arts or for that matter the wallpapers to be- the patio, garden walls, pool area or the decks.

For making your outdoor wall look classy bricks and wood being the oldest fashioned still remains the first option for decking up their walls.