Archive for July, 2010

Get yourself a perfect dining ensemble

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Food is the closest way to reach you or your spouse. Many couples set aside at least once a week in their busy schedules to have a quiet, romantic meal for two. The addition of a bottle of you favourite Italian wine and a delicious home-cooked meal is a way to bond with each other. But even if you are not the best cooks in the world and you're not used to tricky recipes it does not matter. There are other ways to make your meal extra special and the atmosphere relaxing and charming. It builds up your appetite if you have your food on a perfect dining ensemble. Luckily, many designs are available to make your dining space shine.

You may go for complete antique look filled with oak table surrounded by oak or teak chairs. These all vouch for sustenance. You can go for fiberglass set. These come expensive but add attraction to your entire look. These look good with black mahogany buffet cabinet.

For fragility, there is always the glass set. These also come with perfect console space to hold your utensils. Place a fruit bowl or an origami piece for luscious designs.

You can have a food portrait or an enormous one on the facing wall to spruce up your will to eat. Keep the lighting good enough bout not flashy. Designs are also available in sandstone or marble to choose from..

Kid-Friendly Bathrooms

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

If you have been having a hard time to get your kid to take a bath, may be redesigning his bathroom will prove to be of help. Here are some simple tips to help you create a kid-friendly bathroom at your home. Age appropriate decorations play a vital role in designing a kid friendly bathroom. Using bright colors can also do the trick to get your kids to like the bathroom. Cartoon wall stickers and colorful borders also help liven up a kid’s bathroom.

You can also buy a fancy sink and toilet seat for your kid’s bathroom. These should be fitted at a comfortable height for your kid. You can also have a sturdy stool placed in the bathroom to help them reach the storage cabinet placed a little higher than the sink. Use slip resistant material on the floor of the bathroom or spread a water absorbing rug next to the shower area to prevent any mishap.

What you can expect From Your Bricklayer?

Monday, July 5th, 2010

It is important to know exactly what you want from your bricklayer before hiring one. One of the biggest mistakes that one commits while building his or her home is ignoring the importance of a bricklayer. As they are an important part of the building team, it is essential to ensure that they are good team players. In addition to that, he should be competent at building various internal and external structures of the house. This becomes all the more important if you want some fancy brickwork in your house.

Your bricklayer should be equipped with all the hand and power tools such as cement mixer and the materials necessary for the job that he has been commissioned for by you. Before he commences work, he needs to undertake a detailed study of the architect’s designer plans. Once he is clear about them, he should consult with the plumber and the electrician before starting with his work. It is vital that plumbers and electricians are consulted to ensure no errors are made during the construction stages. This is especially true with regard to ensuring that plumbers plan heating systems early so that bricklayers can adapt external structures effectively.

Wet Rooms Are an Exciting Bathroom Concept!

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Space is at a premium in today’s modern homes. With homeowners and architects looking for innovative ways to maximize the utilization of space in a home, the concept of wet rooms is fast gaining popularity among all sections of the population. Wet rooms are an exciting bathroom concept as they are apt for homes with limited space and are sleek and stylish at the same time, thus affording a spa-like haven within the comfort of your own home.

It is better to have a wet room instead of a conventional bathroom if you do not have enough room for the latter. The characteristic streamlined arrangements in a wet room such as wall mounted sink and storage unit make it easy to clean and do away with the need for elaborate shower enclosures. Just having a stylish screen or a head massage will make sure that your wet room is both luxurious and functional.