Month: October 2019

Types of Access Panels

General Purpose

The general purpose panels are practical for indoor or outdoor use and often installed in ceilings or walls. Plus, for the more attractive finish they can include the recess to frames with flush latches and concealed hinges to avoid interrupting the existing surface finish. This type of panel is perfect to install where it isn’t necessary to conceal high security items or comply with specific fire codes. The type of doors in this category includes those that have code locking, temperature control and draft resistant designs.

Drywall

Most of the commercial and residential buildings have walls with drywall that fills an area of steel or wood framing. In the event of needing to complete plumbing or electrical repairs, it is usually necessary to cut into this area of drywall to reach the parts that need repairing. But with … Read the rest


Types of Blankets

  • Duvet: This is basically a type of blanket which you put on your bed. These blankets are also provided with zippers so you can fix them accurately and zip apart easily while washing. They also come with pillowcases.
  • Quilt: A quilt is a handmade blanket consisting of varied colors or types of fabrics. You can make them easily at home with even denims or cotton cloth. You have to simply sew them together in your favorite design or even add batting for the extra warmth.
  • Comforter: This is what we call blanket in general language because a comforter is responsible for the warmth. They come with variety of fabrics to even synthetic materials woven together to shield you from the winters.
  • Throw Blanket: As the name suggests, this blanket is used for the occasions when you are feeling only a
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Floor Covering Options

The Handwoven Nature Makes Them Desirable

One of the most important aspects of the traditional Berber rug that has survived to this day is it is still handwoven. The tribes that make the rugs are known for their craftsmanship, which has been passed down through generations.

The handwoven aspect has made them quite popular. For one, purchasing the rugs help these humble people continue their way of life, and it is definitely fair-trade. These rugs are made special every time since they are handmade, making them one-of-a-kind and priceless.

Completely Ethical in Every Way

There are several rugs made from synthetic materials that are usually quite affordable and durable. The problem is the rugs are sometimes made from materials that were not ethically sourced or with non-renewable energy.

It is important, especially now-a-days, to stick to materials that are eco-friendly, … Read the rest


Use Stump Grindings

Compost-instead of using it as mulch make it into compost, resulting in a natural fertilizer. All you need is a plastic container or drum to compost your stump shavings along with organic waste from your kitchen like fruit and vegetable peels and waste from your garden. Stir the compost frequently so the stump grindings decompose quickly. Once they have decomposed you can use them to enrich the soil in your garden and flowerbeds. You will need to decompose them for three to four months before you can use them as fertilizer.

Mulch-before you can use the stump shavings for mulching you need to make sure that tree from which the shavings came from is not disease infested. Once you know that the tree is disease free you can use the shavings to make mulch. To make the mulch remove as … Read the rest


New Frontier in Decorating

These kinds of rugs are at home in every kind of dwelling, from a country cabin to a modern, contemporary apartment. Cowskin rugs are also very versatile and can be placed in several different rooms around the house. These rugs can be placed on the floor of a living room or den as a one-of-a-kind conversation piece, or in a bedroom to add a unique aesthetic. You can also hang cowskin rugs on the wall of a living room, office or bedroom, or place them on couches or sofas. Hanging a cowhide rug on the wall can give the room a rustic look that is truly unforgettable. Placing these rugs as throws on couches, recliners or other furniture can give the room an overall feel of coziness. These rugs also feel very comfortable to lean against or sit on.

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Entrance Door Decoration Ideas

Wreathes are out now. We only use them during the festive season. If you still have a wreathe on your front door, take it off. Occasionally you will see a wreathe hanging on a door but it’s not a current trend. Flowers are a beautifully natural way to decorate your front porch. To decorate the entrance area you can place potted plants on either side of the door. Pruned topiaries always give your home a sense of style and life.

Adding a door mat also gives the home a nice touch. There are decorative door mats available which have inviting phrases on them. One with a cute catchphrase will make your guests feel welcome.

Decorating the garden and pathway that leads to your home uplifts your home too. Avoid planting high maintenance greenery. Rather opt for small shrubs or plants … Read the rest


Info of Contemporary Interior Design Ideas

When designing a home from scratch, it is imperative to go with a long-lasting approach to resist the test of time. Some of the aspects that must be considered are the quality of the resources used, the general project, and the locality of the project. Even if it is tempting to track, implement modern trends, there is a need to exercise caution. Some designs easily become out-dated. Even more, it is also essential to make the most of the interior space and to create allowances for future growth.

Customization is a second important aspect. Instead of going for ready-made furniture that take up too much space, having customized beds and couches with customized storage areas will not only save quite a large space, but improves the flexibility. Creating additional storage, as much as the circumstances allow will certainly increase the … Read the rest


Moroccan Architecture

Bold brilliant reds, vibrant oranges, lush greens and sapphire blues dominate the interiors, with a neutral background reflecting the rolling sand dunes of the desert or the brilliant Mediterranean ocean. Ornate carved furniture and silk upholstery are a must in Moroccan interiors. Brass cladded chests with camel motifs, or armoires with Arabic calligraphy, the green washed patina of the wood creates a mesmerizing story of the past. Cabinets with brilliant pinks and greens, contrasting with the brass, add in the rustic palace doors and the arched doorway, the opulent extravaganza blends well with muted walls.

Pashmina blankets and throws with beaded zardozi, silk curtains, gold trimmed sheer drapes spin tales of the Sheikhs and harems. Create spellbinding decor with hand embroidered bed throws and matching toss pillows. Dark wood carved armoires and coffee tables with brass and iron are resplendent … Read the rest


About Shabby Chic Bohemian Interiors

Bohemian shabby-chic rustic spaces have open floor plans, vintage furniture with a southern country twist, and exposed natural architectural structures like wooden beams on the ceiling that spread the quiet natural element. The columns and arched fireplace and stone floor in the living room are the grounding elements. These natural elements maintain the earth element and the rustic appeal regardless of a modern layout. Preserving the character and architectural detail of a home, as in the column fireplace and stone floors is an essential design strategy.

Rustic and shabby chic style makes a romantic design interior which is evident in the bedroom, the visually spellbinding carved old 18C headboard. The motifs and designs each represent new beginnings, good luck, abundance and prosperity.The style presented is a mix of Haveli style and shabby chic where minimal meets maximalist. Each piece has … Read the rest


Have A Quieter Home

Enhance your windows

Double glazed and triple glazed windows are very effective in blocking sound. They have air layers that break passing sound and sound energy is lost. It is best to make considerations when building your house in a noisy area or to make enhancements to already existing windows.

Reduce noisemakers

When choosing your appliances, remember that there are models that have nosy operations and they can limit you from enjoying some quiet around the home. Buy models that are quieter in operation to enjoy a significant noise reduction around the home. Whether you are buying a dishwasher, fans or fridge remember to check noise levels. The appliances should also be in good working order all the time to eliminate vibrations, rattles and buzzing.

Use materials that are sound absorbing

What you need to remember is that softer surfaces … Read the rest