A Great Outdoor Idea For Children

A Great Outdoor Idea For ChildrenToday I want to tell you about a great tip I have from a close friend that could keep your children playing happily for hours in your garden over the hot summer months. Careful, this information may also make your garden the most popular one on the street and talk of the town!

Now we adore hanging egg chairs because they are effortlessly chic and add a special element to rooms, gardens or patio areas they are placed in. However, people buy them not only because of their unique design, these chairs also offer an entertaining, safe, fun new garden experience for children. This does apply for adults too as they have this ability to to stop anyone within close-range and compel them to just relax for a bit.

Just so we are clear, I am an egg chair fan and enjoy writing about them because I find that they are suitable for a whole range of purposes. For example, we all know, children love to test boundaries, show independence and spend time in their own little world. These pod or egg chairs

How To Build A Shed Like A Pro

How To Build A Shed Like A ProYou are feeling creative and want to know how to build a shed. It seems totally logical that you have a backyard shed to use as a storage shed orgarden shed. Imagine there actually being a place to keep all your gardening tools, equipment, and supplies besides scattered in your garage.

Being the person that you are, you are completely capable of tackling a project like this if you have any experience with wood….even if it was high school shop class. How hard could it be…really? Guess that might depend on if you want it to look like a shed or not.

So how can you build a shed, without it being a kit, and have it look like a building you are proud to have in your backyard? A place which compliments your landscape and fulfills your storage and workshop needs? Well hang on to your saws because there are ways that anybody can figure out how to build a shed.


Your pre-shed task is to do some planning. Here are some things to consider before you

Do It Yourself Home Remodeling

Do It Yourself Home RemodelingDo It Yourself Home Remodeling

All families at one time or another will need to do some remodeling of their home. Do It yourself home remodeling will provide you with some tips so that you can perform these tasks instead of hiring someone to do it for you. Any remodeling project that you can do yourself will save you lots of money, especially if you have limited income.

Most areas of remodeling have to do with the kitchen, bathroom, or painting the dinning room, kids room, bathroom, kitchen and tiling the floor. These tasks you can do yourself. Some of these tasks you can do very well without any additional instruction while others you will need to learn how. There are great DVDs and remodeling books which show you how to do these tasks, what tools you will need for the job, and how to do it showing you pictures for each step of the process.

Before you actually start any remodeling project, be sure to do your homework first. This includes any of the following:

• Reading-up on the project to

Interior Design Styles Examples And Characteristics

Interior Design Styles Examples And CharacteristicsInterior Design Styles – Examples and characteristics

Interior design styles are something to take under consideration when decorating your house because as it so often happens it can get frustrating choosing the right decorative elements. If you have a hard time deciding how to approach the interior design of your house or maybe your not sure of your tastes and are afraid you might screw it up, you can always choose from a selection of established interior design styles and go with the one you feel suits you best.

Here are a few examples of interior design styles and their characteristic elements.

English Country English Country is a relaxed, comfortable style, an interpretation of traditional English design. Living bright colours that evoke a garden and the powerful textures of wood, stone and iron links the interior to the exterior. Textiles include embroidered rugs, fabric with floral prints and blankets with fringes. The furniture has tones that range from shiny black to the colour of pine. Refreshing, floral colours. Rustic interiors have more faded colours, while the bright and vivid palette can be

Stay Warm With Electric Radiant Heated Floors

Electric Radiant Heated FloorsElectric radiant heating flooring is usually a mat mounted onto your sub floor that has electric running through it. Working on the theory that heat rises the heat begins in the floor and rises up to keep your room nice and warm with natural circulation. This type of heating is ideal for home additions or a remodel that makes it impractical to move the existing heating system.

With radiant heated floors invisible waves of radiated heat rise from below your flooring which warm up everything they contact. The objects such as the floor that take in this heat then radiate the heat into the air. While the air temperature remains the same you stay warm as the surrounding surfaces are not taking your body heat and are radiating heat this heat back into the air.

Some of the advantages of radiant heating flooring are:

• More efficient that baseboard heating and forced air heating because there is no loss of energy through duct work.

• People with severe allergies tolerate this type of heating due to the lack of moving air through dusty

Kids Wooden Chair Plans Need Some Ideas And Dont Know Where To Start

Kids Wooden Chair PlansAre you looking for kids wooden chair plans with little uccess?

Finding the right kids wooden chair plans does not always seem as easy as it could be. When it comes to building wooden chairs for kids you have to have the best possible help you can get. After all, you want to enjoy the rewards for years to come without ignoring safety. If you have the right help and information then your woodworking project will probably turn out much better then if you were to try it on your own.

So what kind of help do you need? Are you new to woodworking and have the urge to building your own kids wooden chair?

If this is the case then there are a few things you are going to need first. First off, you are going to need the right tools. Yes, tools are vital for the correct job and if you want to get the right results the right tools are needed. Now before you run off to the local home building store to buy wood and tools that you don’t know

How To Paint A House

How To Paint A HouseHow To Paint A House

Painting a house is not as easy a task as most people think. There are several procedures that are required prior to just grabbing a paint brush, a roller and slapping it on a wall. All though you can watch it on tv with all the do it yourself shows on these days proper preparation and technique is required.

The first step is proper preparation to walls and ceiling. Cracks and holes must be repaired and filled with drywall compound, allowed to dry and lightly sanded when dry. All areas should be lightly sanded to remove any bumps etc. All areas should be washes and cleaned to remove any dirt and grease.

The next step is to primer all areas to be painted especially repaired areas with the drywall compound. Primer is definately required to help the paint to adhere to the painted area and to cover up the old paint especially when cnanging colours.

Now that all the preparations have been done you first start painting the ceiling. All ceiling should be painted first. You should cut in the edges first with a brush

What Must You Look For In Buying A Walkin Bathtubs

Walkin BathtubsWalkin in bathtubs are all the rage now. Ever since they were introduced more than 20 years ago, much has changed in the design and features available in walkin bathtubs. There is much more variety now in terms of shape, size, type and price.

Let us look at the main reason why walkin bathtubs are popular and what you need to look out for when buying one.

The main reason for their popularity is that walkin bathtubs are easy to install and maintain. Many buyers who are “do-it- yourself” enthusiasts, are able to install the walkin bathtubs themselves. Once installed, you will have very little to do in terms of maintenance.

When it comes to what you should look out for in buying walkin bathtubs, the following are important:

Door seal and water jet. Ensure that they are of the highest quality. Poor quality may result in leaking. If you can get a warranty on it, the better. This way, you will get your door seals replaced if it leaks. Note the warranty period. The best? A lifetime warranty.

Easy access and exit. Doors or access

Bathtub Replacement Or New Bathtub

Bathtub Replacement Or New BathtubBathtubs and Remodeling Bathtubs

I was thinking the other day while getting my bathtub cleaned by the cleaning lady , that it was time for a new Bathtub, or at least remodeling my bathtub. The Bathtub is something I really do not want to have to repair, nor does it need it now, yet it looks drab and a refinished bathtub in my master bedroom would look nice in the decor of the house. One does not really want to spend in times like these, yet I have the extra dollars from blogging, and thought well lets look into bathtub remodeling or just flat out buy another Bathtub.

I am lucky , I am not married, because I like the Lucite Bathtub fixture with the money built into it I saw online while looking at these Bathtubs. I did not realize how far behind in times I was, My little bathtub with the ordinary faucet and ordinary Hot and Cold turning wheels for the water, even the stopper for the drain, I am in the past. I made a decision to look at bathtubs

Discover How To Declutter You House In 5 Easy Steps

Discover How To Declutter You House In 5 Easy StepsHave you come to a point where you realize it is time to declutter your house?

Do you spend a good deal of time trying to locate items like your car keys, sun glasses, pens or pencils, tv remote? Or looking for the article you wanted to keep from the latest magazine?

Are your dresser drawers and vanity drawers filled to the brim with clothing and toiletries, yet you are unable to pair up 2 matching socks or stockings, or find the tube of ointment for a skin irritation?

Your closets are bulging with blouses, sweaters, and slacks yet you find yourself wearing the same pieces of clothing over and over. Many clothing items are outdated or simply don’t fit well. Or, worse yet, there’s the blouse that still has on the store tags.

You’re an avid reader and would rather purchase a dvd than rent the movie. But eventually your den, bedroom, or living room is overflowing with reading material filling bookcases, end tables…actually any flat surface including the floor.

Living in these conditions is

What Are The Advantages Of Constructing A Modular Home

What Are The Advantages Of Constructing A Modular HomeOne of the services that I offer my clients is to find the most economical way to build a project. In the first few years that I had my consulting business I have had a lot of clients that have asked what I thought about Modular homes. In other cases I had to inspect modular homes because there were issues with them, so I think today I will do an article on modular homes.

When modular homes first came on the market I did some research on them because I was thinking about getting a franchise for a modular home from one of the modular home companies. While doing the research I found that although some of the modular companies were less expensive for the same model unit, their units where inferior to the higher cost units.

The reason that I wanted to get into the modular business in the first place was because I thought that modular units would be more cost effective to build, but I found that their costs for the most part were comparable to stick

How To Organize The Garage

How To Organize The GarageIn this article I hope to give you some tips on how to organize the garage. A good garage is meant to perform its duty; being very functional and effective in the process. When garages are filled with piles and clutters it has gradually turned from a garage to a dustbin and trash-bin. When stuffs other than car, as in toys, tools, bikes and skateboards and scooters and strollers are covering the garage spaces and leaving enough space to allow for easy passage of foots, it is not worthy to be called a garage again. In cases like this, it might even harbor some dangerous activities and creatures for you and your precious facilities. While this situation is disgraceful, there are sure ways and methods through which you can clean and organize garage once again.

How to Organize the Garage Tip # 1

First you need to prioritize this situation and set out some period to tackle and get done with it. Remove every item in the garage; to the last piece and categorize them. Pack similar items together for easy access. After that

4 Top Primitive Decorating Ideas

4 Top Primitive Decorating IdeasHow to decorate with primitives to incoporate primitive decorating ideas in your home without breaking the bank is something people like us want to know.

So you want to know how to decorate with primitives? For one thing, you do not always have to use “originals” or “antiques” in your decorating. There are fun ways to reuse old things and make them look new again or make them look older and more primitive.

I understand how you feel. There are some primitive decorators, who I sometimes call primitive snobs, who only use original pieces in their homes and that is their perogative but I think it is more fun to mix and max.

4 Primitive Decorating Ideas:

1) If you have more time than money this is the fun part. You can scour garage sales, flea markets, junk stores, to find something to turn into a primitive decorating idea. These items can consist of wooden bowls, wooden shelves and cabinets, quilts, and furniture.

2) If you have to have an “original” then of course you can go to estate sales or

Why Is The Color Brown So Popular In Home Decor

Why Is The Color Brown So Popular In Home DecorThere was a time when “brown” suffered from the awful stigma of being thought of as an ultra conservative and unimaginatively dull, and totally lackluster color. Let’s face it, brown used to be boring. Brown is easy to mix, as every five year old will tell you. Ask a child what colors make brown, and they will gleefully tell you red and green, or orange and green.

Technically, brown is a tertiary color, which means it is obtained by mixing secondary colors. Secondary colors are green, orange and purple.

Technical theories are always nice in theory, but artists seldom pay any attention to them. That is simply not the way to arrive at a sumptuously gorgeous shade of brown, or any color, for that matter. Artists prefer to “feel” color, and through years of experimentation and practice, they/we just know what to put together to create that beautiful color.

Brown’s first cousin “beige” used to be a cop out for people who could not stand color, people who were afraid of color. So beige became the choice for

How To Organize The Closet In 4 Simple Steps

How To Organize The Closet In 4 Simple StepsWe’ve all have a least one closet in the house that frightens us every time we open it. Boxes and objects are piled on every shelf and we don’t even know what’s in them. Even if we do know what’s in them, we don’t care. If we do care, getting to the box is such a hassle that we decide it’s not worth trying to dig it out. So, why do we keep these things if we don’t use them or need them? That’s a question I recently asked myself. My answer was, “I don’t need these things and they’re going to go!” It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Follow along as I show you how to organize the closet.

1. Remove everything! Yes, I said EVERYTHING. This is probably the most important step. If you don’t do it, you will end up only getting rid of, and organizing part of the closet. Before you know it, your closet will be a disaster all over again.

2. The second step on how to organize the closet

The Most Famous Roofs Of The World

Flat RoofThere are many types of roof in the world and each type has a special significance of its own.We all know that the roof is the most important part of your house. It saves us from hailstorm,sun,wind,storms and rain. It is our responsibilty to take care of our roof so that it stays in a good condition for years to come and saves our family whom we love so much from the nature’s wreath. Man is a great animal and the most intelligent of all.He has created various kinds of home roof according to the place and geographical condition.Every roof has a specific shape but the functions are somewhat similar for all of them.These roofs are described below:-

1- Flat Roof- One of the most basic type of roof is the flat roof which is found in areas of moderate climate.These roofs are flatter in shape.These are horizontal or nearly horizontal and made up of tar and gravel.These can last for years if coated with Polyurethane Foam Roofing.

2- Mansard Roof- This type of roof has four sides and is popularized by the french.That is why these

How To Paint A Ceiling With A Designers Eye

How To Paint A Ceiling With A Designers EyeWhat’s the most neglected wall in your house?

Think about it. An average room has five walls. Can you name the fifth?

Aha! Most of us can’t. That’s why it gets neglected.

The fifth wall is the ceiling, of course!

Most of us don’t think much about our ceilings. When we decide to paint our rooms, admit it, a color (sometimes two) is chosen for the walls, then we automatically purchase white paint for the trim and ceiling. The poor, boring ceiling, always dismissed with a perfunctory slap of white paint.

When I suggest to my clients that they invite their ceilings to the party, I get glassy stares of total bewilderment. Ceilings have to be white. Don’t they?

The problem lies in the next question: If not white, WHAT? After all, Mom and Dad always painted the ceiling white. And so did Aunt Gladys and Uncle Al, and Nana and Gramps.

But I ask you, WHY? Who said ceilings must be white?

Lie back and stare at your ceiling for a few minutes.

Modern Hydronic Heating Systems

Modern Hydronic Heating SystemsA modern hydronic heating systems uses water (Or water based solutions) to move thermal energy from where it is produced to where it is needed. The water within the hydronic heating system is therefore only a transfer medium.

Thermal energy is absorbed by the water at a heat source, Conveyed by the water through the distribution piping, And finally released into a heated space by a heat emitter ( ie. finned tube baseboards, radiant inslab heating, fan coils, etc.). Ideally, the water should remain in the system year after year to alleviate possible air problems.

Water has many characteristics that make it ideal for such and application. It is readily available, nontoxic, nonflammable, and has one of the highest specific heat (storage ability) of any substance known to man. All three states of water (solid, liquid, and vapour) are used for various building heating and cooling applications. The practical temperature range for water in residential and light commercial buildings is from about 10 degrees to 120 degrees Celcius. At the upper end water is maintained in a

Here Are The Ways To Build A Storage Shed

Here Are The Ways To Build A Storage ShedYou’ve thought it over and you want to get a shed in your backyard. Prior to building, you must pay attention on the things that go into the construction of this shed. Remember, it’s going to be a permanent structure and you have to ensure that things are in the right order prior to getting the foundation in the ground.

Building the Storage Structure

Before construction begins, check with the property insurance company and give them the good news that you are adding a structure to your yard. Check with the local codes, zoning permits, and any legal requirements. Once all the paperwork has been filed go on to the next phase of building garden sheds.

Are You Trying to Figure Out the Best Way to Build a Shed?

Do you love woodwork? DIY is the best route preferred by many who are interested in crafting a structure on their own. It’s best to have some prior building experience so the project will be a success. It may not be cheaper than a pre-made shed, but it will

The Choice Of Purchasing Wholesale Kitchen Cabinets

The Choice Of Purchasing Wholesale Kitchen CabinetsShould you wish to make big savings on the kitchen cabinets then why not buy wholesale kitchen cabinets? Lots of people do consider over purchasing the wholesale cabinets although one thing that restricts these people is the standard of these cabinets. Because these cabinets are offered in wholesale quantity, buyers sense the lot may be defected by this reason it is much less expensive.

Surely, it is not the lone factor why these wholesale cabinets are found at a lower cost. The retail outlets that are selling stock cabinets are generally offering it for sale them after buying them from the wholesale suppliers. They do so for the reason that they can have cheap product which can be further sold at a revenue.

These cabinets comprise all of the needed factors that can be found in any kind of cabinetry provided by the trademarked suppliers. The economies of size advantage help to make these cabinets without difficulty accessible also. Should you don’t have an enormous budget for these kitchen cabinets then all you have to do is find some wholesaler who trades