Archive for April, 2012
Do you want to adorn your room with some bright lights and by including some historical significance with it? Well then desert style home décor is the best idea for you. If you decorate your room with colorful pots and beads and cactus then unimaginably you can turn your home into a brilliantly desert style home. The colors of the deserts are vivid and deep.
So using orange, deep maroon or gold would be the excellent choices for your walls though there is some tan colors also which you can use to create an alternative atmosphere in your room. Braided ficus, cactus are the most reputed plants of the desert. You can adorn your table tops or showcases with miniature plants like these and different kinds of earthen potteries and dolls would be great as the decorating ingredients for your desert style home. Hardwood flooring is the best suited flooring for this type of home décor.
The best thing about home décor is that you can utilize your skills and ideas in the best way possible. You don’t need to confine yourself to Victorian or contemporary looks alone when you think about home décor. How about going Hawaiian with you your decor? A beach inspired Hawaiian décor can change the look of your home completely giving it a refreshing change. If your rooms are big, place mini palm trees in the corners as well.
Hawaiian inspired beach curtains and bed sheets in patterns; plain colors of sunshine yellow, blue and sandy white are available. You can invest in a grass inspired carpet or rug as well. Make sure you have wall hangings and pictures around the room with wooden frames for natural look decorate the rooms with coconut shells, shells from the seashore and pretty colorful flowerpots too. Tiki items of all sizes are the things, which you should always invest in-without these, a Hawaiian décor is incomplete.
Decorating your verandah cannot be the toughest of jobs to do like those of decorating a bedroom or a living room. In case you have a spacious verandah your choices of decorating it are plenty. You can add a small couch or Amish furniture set to magnify its elegance. Having a couch to rest on will make your verandah a cozy one and you can enjoy the sweet summer breeze during the evening.
In case you’re running out of budget you can simply lay a mattress down on your verandah at one side with a tiny table by the head and almost turn it into a small cozy open air bedroom. Having these set up done you won’t feel like leaving your verandah. You can have a transparent plastic or glass shutters installed during the rain so that you don’t get wet and at the same time enjoy the rain view from your verandah.
Kitchen without cabinets look like a forest without trees. Cabinets give the kitchen a personalized touch plus create ample space to keep all the kitchen appliances properly to make your kitchen look clutter free. You can bring a refreshing change in your kitchen by choosing various kitchen cabinets in bright colors. The colors should reflect your personality and taste so if you like light color cabinets and think it will suit your kitchen then go for it.
You can choose various door styles and the material of the kitchen cabinets. The cabinets can be made up of various types of woods depending up on your budget. You can also choose the texture of the wood and on the basis of its durability. According to your taste and creativity you can select various shapes of your kitchen cabinets. Whether you want a arch door shaped cabinet or a square shaped door, cathedral shaped door or a panel shaped door, it all depends on you.
If you have an air conditioning machine in your home, then you must not forget to take care and maintain it from time to time. It is very important for you to make sure that you air conditioner is always in good shape or your repairing costs will skyrocket. There are many ways in which you can increase the age of your air conditioner by following some simple steps.
First of all, the placement of the air conditioner is very important. Make sure that the filters are not blocked by anything like plants, cabinets, or boxes. Don’t place anything on top of the air conditioner. Always use the correct temperature. Using the wrong kind of temperature during different seasons may wear out your air conditioner. Make sure you get your air conditioner servicing done by professionals every 6 to 8 months. Open and clean the filters with special cleaners yourself so that you don’t allow mold formation. Have clean fresh air at all times.
Have you been cleaning up your pool with the help of the professionals for the last couple of years? Well professionals always use different pool cleaning equipments and it depends on the individual cleaning style of each of the cleaners. But a number of equipments are really must need for pool cleaning. In order to clean the water surface you must get a skimmer for your pool. It helps you clear the light dust and debris from the water and a vacuum is needed to clean the bottom of the pool.
Keeping a metal brush is also a good idea if you have an ordinary pool; on the other hand for vinyl line pool you must a get a soft brush. Chemical kit is also necessary to include in your pool cleaning bag. Water clarifier, sanitizer, alkalinity increaser, tile cleaner and many more chemicals must be present in your pool cleaning chemical kit.
Are you planning to curtail your monthly electricity bills? Well then you must think of having LED light fixtures all over your house and see massive decrease in your electricity bills. Wondering why? Well in LED light certain diodes are used which emit light brilliantly unlike to the filament lamps. Initially LED lights were used only in occasions like Halloween, Easter and so on, but nowadays these lights are being used widely because they have long lifespan, save more energy and also these LED lights are much inexpensive compared to the traditional lights.
LED lights use electric energy very efficiently and the amount of electricity used in one LED bulb is only 3 to 7 watts whereas in traditional bulbs the consumption of electric energy is not less than 60-70 watts. Moreover LED lights are technologically stronger than the traditional lamps as they need least requirement of getting replaced quite often.