Archive for June, 2012

Add a chest to your bedroom for that Victorian feel

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Bedroom decor ideas, bedroom designThe chests of drawers are responsible to increase the beauty of your bedroom. You must plan to buy them depending on the color of your room and the type of floor. The white chests of drawers are suitable for all kinds of bedrooms. If the wall color is white then you can use gloss chests as they will complement with the wall color. The chests of drawers will help you to keep the things in an organized way and also add value to your room.

You can use the drawers to keep your DVD players and also various other important items. The white chests of drawers also help you to give your bed room a Victorian feel and thus deliver a classy look. The drawers are available in many shapes and sizes and designs and you can check out the designs in net before you buy them. The French styles in chest drawers are also very common and you can use them for your room.

Create a harmonious design with fabric

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Home decor ideas, home decorYou might be thinking of doing up your house in a special way. If you are serious about giving your house a new décor, you will have to do something that will be unique. You have to come up with something that will set your house apart from the rest of the houses in the neighborhood.

A very good idea of giving a new décor to your house would be to go with a range of different fabrics for your house. This will give you a feel of a rainbow inside your house. However, you would not want your house to look like a kindergarten school and so there has to be a certain sense of harmony in the colors that you choose. Make sure that the different fabrics that you choose for the décor of your house compliment each other. Adding a colorful touch to your house can be very refreshing. It will help you keep your body and mind fresh as it will be very pleasing visually.

Selecting the right color scheme for your home

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Tips to select home colors, colors for homeThe color of your home will reflect your personality and also your sense of decency. You can color your home after consulting with your other family members. The size of the house will matter a lot. You should always color in contrasting colors. If your house isconcrete with cement walls then you can color it in a light and deep color. You can color in contrasts like white and purple, cream color and red and like this. You can also paint your house on the basis of the surroundings of your house. If your house is situated amidst lots of trees, then you can color it in a light color. But if your house is beside the main roads then you can paint it in deep colors, so that the color does not get dirty easily. You can even color the garage or the out house in the same color and also in the contrast.

DIY plumbing repairs

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Tips for plumbing repairs, plumbing tipsYou can do the plumbing repairs of your house in a very systematic and simple way. The most essential thing you need is the plumbing tape. This will help you to prevent any leakages and damages like that. You must know how to fit pipes and all the required materials. The very first thing that you must do is that you must detect the problem, whether it is a leakage of pipes, or any damage in the water pump machines, or any sort of blockage.

In some cases you may need to disconnect the main water lines to correct the damage. You can even turn off the water connection so that you can change the pipes in case there are damages in the pipes. The cost of the materials of plumbing are very low and you can get them easily in the markets. Make sure that when do these repairs, the water is not wasted and you must be well aware of the methods to handle pipes as well.

Kids shower curtains

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Kids shower curtains, shower curtainsIt can be of great fun and interest to decorate a kid’s bathroom. There are so many colors and possible themes to choose from like geometric shapes, oceans, animals, Disney characters, comic cartoon characters, sports, etc. while decorating a bathroom for your kid, an important thing to be kept in mind is the selection of color. While many children are fond of bold and bright colors like bright yellows, reds and blues, others are fond of colors which are more subdued like pastels. Some even prefer a mixture of colors. You just need to know the kid’s tastes and preferences.

When deciding on a color scheme and a theme shower curtains are the first to look for as they are a prominent feature for every bathroom. At present kids shower curtains are widely available in popular characters like Sponge Bob, Hello Kitty, Barbie, Bob the Builder, Ben 10, Disney princess, etc. These shower curtains are available in materials like fabric, vinyl and plastic.

How to clean your leather couches

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Tips to clean leather couches, furniture maintenanceLeather is a very wise choice for the couches. They are very comfortable and perfect to snuggle in. another great thing about leather is that they give a very sophisticated appeal to the couches. This gives a very contemporary and a modern appeal to your living room. However, leather couches need to be maintained and properly taken care of and that too in a regular fashion if you want to keep it in a good condition.

You have to keep certain things in mind before you taken up the job of cleaning your leather couch. The first thing that you must know is that too much water will damage your leather beyond leather the material will crack if you try to clean it with a lot of water. Use a vacuum cleaner for getting the dirt and dust out of the difficult corners and the crevices of the leather. Add moisturizing soap to a piece of rug and then slowly buff it on the surface of the leather.

Risks of lead piping

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Risks of lead piping, home improvementThere are a lot risks involved with lead piping. You have to know that lead is an element that is natural and it has a potential to be high in toxicity, which is very harmful for your body. Exposure to these substances may be caused by the inhalation or contact in a direct way with those substances that have a high content of lead in them. The substances may come in contact with the body through the water that you drink.

Water pipes that are made of lead are dangerous in this regard. Lead water pipe is very common for reaching out water in different rooms of buildings. This is absolutely non healthy can cause the human body to suffer from a number of different diseases. Therefore, lead pipes should not be installed in the buildings as the chances of drinking toxic water becomes very high for the human beings, which is extremely harmful.

When is time to replace your water heaters?

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Replace water heaters, bathroom appliancesIf you are a budget friendly homemaker than you shall prefer repairing than replacing appliances, but as far as important home appliances are concerned like water heaters replacement becomes unavoidable after a given point. There are various reasons where you must consider replacement without further delay.

The life span of a water heater is around 8-12 years. If it is used at a place along with certain other high use appliances, your heater is bound to lose its efficiency particularly if your water heater is electric. If your water heater has outrun its prescribed life expectancy then a finance friendly decision is to replace it. Another reason that leads to replacement is corrosion. Water heaters are machines that function under constant high temperatures. Corrosion leads to leakage thus replacement becomes inevitable. Besides this if you suspect that your water heater is faulty or inefficient you can opt for a justified replacement.

Diy sump pump repair

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Tips to maintain sump pumps, sump pumpSump pump is a good machinery to own in a house with a basement. It keeps away the water from your basement and keeps it clean and dry. It may happen that during the rains your pump may stop working. At that time of emergency it is essential that you should repair your pump by yourself. First problem that arises in these pumps is the problem of float. This is a part in the pump that starts the pump as the water level rises. If it stops working it ruins everything. So make sure there is no debris stopping the pump.

Second problem is the problem in the valve. Correct installation of the valve throws out the water but if it is not installed correctly then it would lead to the water been thrown back. The third and the common problem is wiring problem. Thus to make sure that there is no such problem you will need to check your wiring well. By these tips you can repair your sump pump easily from your home.

3 kids room decor ideas

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Ideas for kid's room decoration, kid's roomIf you have three kids living in the same room you have to decorate the room pretty wisely and give a thought to what to keep and what not to for there are high chances of things getting damaged or broken. When decorating a kid’s room you have to gather good ideas for saving time, money and sanity.

Firstly start with the walls. Select vibrant and bright colors for the walls because bright colors go a long way of keeping your kids’ mood happy and playful. You can add art work and other wall-hangings but since there are three kids, try to hang them out of their reach. If your budget does not allow expensive, lavish window treatments, curtains and draperies you can go for a simple window panel. Lastly, purchase the bedroom furniture. Buy a large bed so that your kids can sleep comfortably. If possible, buy three wardrobes to avoid mixing each other’s clothes.