A bedroom is not just a room, it is much more! We spend more than a third of our life in the bedroom. Recently, homeowners had to invest an incredible amount of money in decorating their bedrooms. The furniture takes much of investment because it is made of precious woods such as mahogany, walnut, etc. But what about people who can not break the budget, but want to create a perfect bedroom? Well, veneers are the best choice in this case. Read all...
Gardening means hard work, and you should be careful to protect your trees and to make them thrive. Often gardeners are not sure if they need to mulch around trees for best health and growth. Though the amount used varies with the age of the tree, it’s very useful to cover the soil around your plants and deciduous trees with natural mulch. What are the benefits of mulching? When the bases of trees are covered with mulch, it controls soil temperature...
Installing great home lighting can be an easy way to show off your home. The living room can be changed in seconds – by making use of the varied lighting you are able to produce different looks in this one space. Obviously you should try to use natural light which you have in your rooms and using mirrors, installed opposite windows, it is possible to increase the effect of natural lighting. In the places where you need to use artificial lighting,...
The emergency plumber is a term that most people are not familiar with, before their ceiling caves in because of a leak, or the basement begins to flood. Sometimes you may need an emergency plumber in London, so learn what kind of service they provide.
Fast help in case of emergency
When there is a big leak, you can usually call the local plumber service (of course, if they accept phone calls at that time), explain the problem and then ask them to come. What to do if something has happened at night or during UK National holidays? Read all post…
There are modern conveniences that we take for granted, and refrigerators are one of the most important. Cooling our food and keeping us safe from food poisoning, we rely on them in our modern, busy lives. When your refrigerator dies, you essentially have no choice but to replace it. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure that your refrigerator lasts longer. Discover affordable, quality refrigerators and home appliances.
Some people say you should plug your refrigerator into a surge protector, but this isn’t recommended. Your unit will work better when plugged directly into the wall. However, if you are worried about the surge of power that sometimes occurs when electricity is restored, then you should invest in a whole-house unit that will also protect your electronics like computers and televisions.
When the fridge is not level, the doors won’t close properly. ThiNo Comments »
This sectional is one of Lifestyle Enterprise’s best-selling footprints in Europe. Features include contemporary styling and articulating headrests.
HIGH POINT — With aggressive pricing and marketing, Lifestyle Enterprise has built a solid clientele in the United States and says it’s using a similar strategy to duplicate that success in other parts of the world.
Today the company sells into 60 countries outside North America. Company officials did not reveal specific sales figures, but said that in the six years since Lifestyle has established its global distribution network, international sales have reached roughly 30% of total sales.
International sales also represent one of the company’s fastest growth areas. In the first half of this year, they were up 32%, officials said.No Comments »
The child growing up in this great hall of a house in a gorgeous climate has it good.
Like Ong & Ong and Guz architects before them, the architectural firm Aamer Architect embraces open air design and a sleek and sophisticated glamour.
Two key facts about Singapore account for its extraordinary architectural gems.
One. Its only 85 miles from the equator.
And two. Wealth.No Comments »
Years ago we had two cherry trees in our front yard. Those were the days when the trees grew 25 feet or more.
Birds got more of the fruit than we did. And every few years cherry fruit fly maggots would render most of the fruit inedible. Those trees came down and haven’t been replaced.
Should you plant a cherry tree? A good answer is more difficult than you might think. WSU Extension used to have a bulletin entitled “Why Cherry Trees Die.” There were no companion bulletins on why apple, pear or plum trees die. Even the peach, certifiably a problem fruit in our area, escaped the stigma of such treatment.
When you perused that notorious bulletin, you learned about a veritable clinic of viruses, bacteria, fungi, mycoplasmas and nematodes that could lay cherries low. And those were just the diseases. BesidNo Comments »
The A:LOG is a notebook designed by three Architecture graduates from Columbia University. The book is designed specifically for architects and aims to facilitate on-site work and eliminate common scaling errors.
A:LOG includes a minimal 30-page design guide with detailed information on building elements such as door heights and also technical guidelines that have pages with dotted grids at four different scales.
The designers explain It’s an architectural reference guide that you can bring with you on the go in the office or at meetings.
The project is currently waiting for pledges on Kickstarter.No Comments »
My wife and I had our first kid 3 months ago and since then weve been working room by room doing some minor baby proofing. In a couple of rooms there are outlets with stripped screws so that they are not secured to the junction box anymore. Instead of opening up the wall and replacing the box, its way easier and faster to drill and tap the holes up to the next larger size bolt. So in the interest of keeping our baby from using the outlet as a handle it was time to fix them.
Gather your tools and turn off the power. From left to right: Screwdriver, Klein 6-1 tapping tool, #29 drill bit, various lengths of 8-32 machine bolts, cordless drill/driver. If tapping to a size other than 8-32 consult this chart for proper drill bit sizing.
Confirm that the power really is off.No Comments »
I want to build a deck off of our house, near the kitchen. I am thinking about attaching it to the house on one side and using cement blocks to support the other side. How should I attach the deck to the house? thank you.
Bill T. – Orlando, FL
Bill, it is a wise idea to carefully plan how you will attach the new deck to your house, as this crucial connection point can fail if not done correctly. It is also very important that you understand and follow all of the local building codes that dictate how a deck in your specific area should be built. Two of the most common mistakes that can occur when building a new deck are (1) using inadequate fasteners to attach the deck’s ledger board to the house’s rim joist and (2) not providing a gap(with metal flashing) between the ledger board and the house, which helps rain water drain off of the deck.
When attaching the deck ledger board to the rim joist of your house, you should use 1/2-inch lag bolts, which are stainless steel or hot-dipped galvanized.No Comments »