By cooldude | June 14, 2013
Residential elevators are a great way to add value to your house in terms of beauty and price. They also provide many benefits like helping in the transportation of the elderly, disabled people who have issues in mobility. There are certain factors that you have to consider when deciding to install a residential elevator. It should be good enough to fulfill all the factors of functionality and beauty.
As this is a major technical part of construction in the home, it is strongly advised to consult a professional before making any decisions. There are various elevator technologies which can be used in the home. Traditional hydraulic elevator, pneumatic elevator, and vacuum elevator are to name a few which can be installed for your home. The distance you want to travel, the amount you can spend, the weight capacity of the lift is some of the few factors that you would have to consider.
By cooldude | June 7, 2013
Red is one of the most experimented colors. Nowadays people are going bold and aren’t afraid to experiment with colors and red are a great color to use in order to spice up your space. If you want to use red in your home, you can start with the fabric. A tablecloth or red patterns on curtains or even cushion covers can be selected with shades of red. If you have a small room, a red snug carpet can really bring in the warmth that the room requires. If you’re feeling bold, you can splash up your walls in blood or wine red for a unique but funky look. Don’t forget wall decors. They too can be selected din reds. Photo frames, table lamps, a fruit basket, or a wall clock- go red wherever you want but make sure not to overdo it all.
By cooldude | May 31, 2013
Light fixtures are one of the most important parts in any interior decoration project. Selecting it is one of the most difficult tasks as they not only act as a source of light in your home but at the same time it makes sure that your interior looks good and creates the ample amount of light. Here are some tips that you might want to look at before selecting the correct light fixtures for your home.
• You need to be original while selecting the light fixtures. There is lot of fixtures present in the market so select according to the theme of your home. The fixture can be a source of light or used to highlight a certain antique item on the wall.
• While selecting the fixture for the bedroom you can use the dim lights so as to create a warm ambience in the room.
• You can also use the small light fittings near your bed so that you do not need to switch on the brighter light for small works.
Thus use these tips to find the best light fixtures for your room.
By cooldude | May 5, 2013
Mold removal is not that particularly hard when the mold infestation is comparatively less. All kinds of mould is due to presence of humid air in the home, if the humidity levels are above 70% then you are sure to acquire molds. Even black mold from water damage on walls can be dealt with easily.
For non porous surfaces the best thing to do against mold is chlorine beach. Taking 1/2th part bleach or 1/4th part bleach in water to create a chlorine water substituent for cleaning mold is actually very beneficial on non porous surfaces like porcelain, ceramic and etc. for porous surfaces like hardwood and cement walls make sure to get a boric acid mixture. The boric acid mixture available in the market is not concentrated enough, hence mix hydrogen peroxide 33-35% with three parts water and add boric one cup boric acid to it. Make sure to damped the region before cleaning them, allow acid to stay for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse it off alter.
By cooldude | April 28, 2013
If you are looking for a contractor for some work in your home, then prior to your selection of a general contractor you should take care of few important factors. First of all make a list of all the works that are to be done in your home. It is very important since depending on that you will have to look for a contractor. However for all sorts stray works like that of repair and maintenance a general contractor is the best.
Once you have narrowed down on any contractor, take proper information about him. Check whether he is competent enough to do the works that you need to do or not. You can take proper information about the quality of service provided by the contractor. You can also ask him for the database of his previous clients so that you can collect reviews about his works.
Visit two three contractors and compare their charges, quality of service, etc. After you have made a successful comparison, then only hire a general contractor for the work.
By cooldude | April 23, 2013
Lush green lawns are a sight of beauty. Having a lush green lawn with beautiful grass growing all over it is a lawn owners dream. In order to keep it green water is an absolute necessity. If the climate of the region is dry it is best to install an irrigation system for the grass. Trickling irrigation system is far less water consuming than others and have a great effect on plants. If the climate is appropriate no such irrigation is needed.
It is also needed to dethatch lawns on a periodic basis to get rid of the dead grass in between the living and the soil. This takes up the new grass space and also nutrients from the soil. Adding nutrients and applying herbicides in order to control growth of weeds is also recommended. Also proper lawn mowing should be done as no one wants a jungle in their lawn.
By cooldude | April 14, 2013
It’s necessary to have a regular clean up for your air ducts to ensure safe breathable air for your family. The air ducts get clogged up with dust, debris and molds over time and hence you should check out on from time to time for cleaning needs.
Start off with floor vents. Take a flash-light, remove the duct cover and take out the debris trapped inside. You can even use vacuum hose to collect up the debris and dirt from the sir ducts. If you have got pets, it’s suggested to go for a daily vacuuming. A daily vacuuming will eliminate any possibility of clogging there.
However, it’s not possible to clean up the entire duct properly all by yourself. For example, if you have a rat trapped inside the ducts, you have to call up a professional duct cleaning agency that are equipped with the proper equipments and latest methods of effective duct cleaning.
By cooldude | March 20, 2013
Most people associate chandeliers to great halls and ballrooms but it is not so. Chandeliers can be used in your living room or guest room too. There are a huge variety of chandeliers to choose from in the market. As they come in different shapes and sizes. The materials used are also of tremendous importance.
When looking for a chandelier, the room it will be put up in must be determined first. The design, shape and size must be in accordance with the theme of the room concerned. Chandeliers are no longer merely decorative as there are modified ones which are also a source of light in the room. Chandeliers with bulbs in them can emit different colors of light and therefore can be customized to fit the décor in the room. Chandeliers do give homes that ample amount of glamour that leaves visitors amazed at the luxury of your home.
By cooldude | March 14, 2013
Wooden flooring has become much popular these due to its beauty, durability and longevity. Various designs, patterns and textures are available with wooden flooring to match the appearance of your house. Many times you will find that certain scratches or spills have developed in your floor. There may be many reasons behind this, but once the scratch is there you become desperate to find out ways to repair the floor.
Well, the first thing you need to know it how deep or serious the scratch is. If the scratch is not deep enough and has not reached the wooden surface, then you can repair it by simply reapplying the wax coating on the floor.
If the scratch is deep enough find out whether the damage has reached the subsurface wooden layer or not. If only the varnish or the color of the surface of the wood is affected, you can restore it by simply applying varnish or color. But if the wood has been damaged, then you need to contact you floor manufacture to repair it properly.
By cooldude | March 7, 2013
Many people like a special naturally earthy touch in their homes. For people who, like a touch of nature near to them at all times, earthy home décor tips can help them create the kind of look and feel which they could have in their homes.
The idea is to create a home which is comfortable, have earthy elements and is fresh and relaxing at the same time. For the living room and bedroom fabrics, you can use white and laces for the basics. Living rooms with wicker furniture can create a very special feel; in the rooms. Stone or hardwood flooring is a must for earthy homes. Have nice pottery items decorated all over the place. Invest in indoor and hanging indoor plants as well. A nice hammock in the patio can add a nice touch as well. Make sure that all the rooms get enough natural lighting too.