Tag: home improvement
Update Your Living Room – Your living room is the entertainment and living center of your home. Chances are that you’ve had some very memorable gatherings there, and it is where you relax and enjoy the company of family and friends. Because the living room tends to be such a high traffic area, and to have so much time spent in it, it is often the first room to show signs of wear and tear and to begin to look dated. Luckily there are small changes (like switching out light bulbs) and big changes (like installing a new fireplace mantel) that can give your living room a new look and won’t turn into a major DIY project, or turn your home into a construction site.
Transform Your Pool Into Backyard Oasis – Everyone would love to have a pool and if you have one you should consider yourself fortunate. But have you become bored with your pool. If the answer is yes you should read on and learn how to transform your pool from a cement hole in the ground to a backyard oasis.
Paint Your Outdoor Rocking Chair – Wooden outdoor rocking chairs may not require any finish. Some woods, particularly teak, cedar, and cypress, possess qualities that allow them to withstand weathering with very little maintenance and no chemical treatment. These woods resist moisture and dry out faster than other woods. Natural oils they produce repel insects and pests. When left unfinished, the wood weathers, over time, into a silvery gray. Owners who wish to preserve the wood’s original color will need to choose a finishing method for their outdoor rocking chairs. Staining, sealing, painting, and oiling are some of the alternatives available.
Before painting outdoor rocking chairs, you should give the wood a light sanding. Sanding the wood smooths it before a first application of paint or stain.
How To Dry A Wet Carpet? When our homes are plagued by flooding, leaking and other disasters which lead to the unwanted entry of water, we find ourselves weighed down with the problem of having a wet carpet. Having a wet carpet is a big inconvenience. After all, the presence of water in the carpet can be very destructive. Since the material from which carpets are usually made is absorbent, the moisture stays in there for a long time. This can encourage the growth and reproduction of molds and mildew. To avoid the further deterioration of the carpet, it is important to dry the carpet right after it comes in contact with water.
Sustainable Homes: What Are Their Benefits? There are limitless benefits of building green. As more sustainable practices are perfected and information becomes much more advanced and readily available, the costs of building green homes and buildings will soon become mainstream and much more affordable for everyone. This will have great impacts on our standard and quality of life, as well as improve environmental conditions. It can even be an investment and end up saving you money in the long term.
Building materials and our infrastructures have a profound influence on our environment and use of limited natural resources and especially on the environment, which has a direct impact on our quality of life.
Kitchen Spice Racks – The trouble with having a small kitchen is that there is nowhere to store those tiny jars and packets that hold cooking ingredients – and find them quickly! The obvious option, when you think about it, is to screw a rack to some available wall space and place small matching jars, containing various frequently used ingredients and a different herb: basil, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, and thyme; you can do the same with the various spices too.
Apart from using spices regularly, you can see their depths of color and tone. There are, however, literally hundreds of herbs and spices – if not thousands if you take into account various blends – so, before splurging out on a space saving kitchen spice racks, you really do need to consider very carefully where you are going to put it.
Heating And Cooling The Conservatory – Are you installing a conservatory in your home? Bespoke conservatories make a great addition to any home. Not only do they add value to the home, they also provide extra living space and make it possible to enjoy the outdoors throughout the entire year.
In the summer, you can enjoy the sunshine without battling the bugs or you can stay warm and toasty while enjoying the beauty of winter from within your conservatory. In order to truly enjoy your conservatory throughout the year in comfort, however, it is a good idea to install a heating and air conditioning in the conservatory.