Landscape Ideas for Small Gardens

It takes just a little planning and creativity to turn it into the place of your dreams. Here are some original ideas that you can apply to a small garden space:

  • Dining furniture – one of the best ways to spend your summer evening is to have dinner in the garden with your family or friends. You just have to choose the appropriate dining furniture. Do not buy large items that take a lot of space. You need furniture that can make the atmosphere more comfortable and intimate. Dinners in the garden have to become a special event for everyone.
  • Bamboo shelter – that is a very original and creative idea for small gardens. A rustic bamboo and metal frame shelter brings a little exotic feeling to the garden too, which is always nice. Also, a shelter guarantees enough shade in the hot summer days and protection when harsh winds occur. Modern and practical, isn’t it?
  • Gravel – crushed brick or gravel is a wise paving option that can certainly improve the outlook of your garden.

Choosing Door Handles

Round, Rectangular, or Other: You are no longer limited to traditional round door knobs – oh no! Now, you can shop a wide selection of designer handles. Now days, you can choose long, slender rectangular door pulls or you can choose those wide, broad industrial looking door pulls or, yes, you can even still choose a traditional round door knob if you so desire but, place it in the center of your door hobbit-style. You can even choose curved, rather elegant gate pulls for your doors. It is all up to you!

If different shapes to choose from is not enough to show your true taste, you also have a choice of materials for your door handles – designer handles are available in stainless steel and bronze! If you want something more rustic and subtle, you might opt for bronze pull handles on your doors. If, on the other hand, you would rather have your home really stand out from the crowd, you might prefer stainless steel door handles that

Decorating Kids Room

The upper wall

When I was small, it was a dream to have an upper wall full of stars and moon, it is kind of dreamy. So paint it like a sky, color combination- white-indigo blue-silver and a little of yellow for the half moon in its best shape. Whenever your kids will lie in bed at the time of sleeping, they will look up and find a starry sky just like it feels when you lie under a real sky. Trust me, it is beautiful.

Color splash

The “blue for boys” and “pink for girls” is a lot to hear these days and it sounds like a little old fashioned now. OK yeah, I know these two are the perfect colors respectively but come on! We need some ALTERATIONS! Very good ones! So all you need to do is make a combination of some light and bright colors for the room so that it doesn’t look common with just one or two but several colors in one place. Combinations like light green- indigo blue, orange-green-white, yellow ochre-sky

Benefits to Have a Generator

Medical equipment

A constant electrical supply is essential for people who rely on medical equipment at home. A typical piece of hardware is the oxygen machine. This is a small piece of machinery that can easily be powered by a portable generator in the event of a power cut. Also, for the elderly or those with breathing problems it can benefit to keep the air conditioner working in hot weather.

Sump pumps

Keeping the sump pump running at all times is important to minimize flooding related issues. A backup generator will make sure the pump is able to continue operating even in times of the heaviest downpours.

Home appliances

A standard use of the generator is to keep the main home appliances running, such as the refrigerator, freezer, or coffee machine. Also, if it is possible to keep things like the internet and television running, the time you are left waiting for the power to be switched back on will be less stressful.

Contractors

Contractors working on a new building site often rely on one of the portable generators to power tools. A few situations where portable power is needed are

Custom Rugs Can Finish the Perfect Interior

There are various ways to achieve a personalised touch on a home or office interior, the most obvious would be to use pictures of family or friends however this can often detract from the professional appearance that was sought in the first place. Art, whether it is fine art hung on the wall, sculptures or pottery can be used to add a sense of identity and self. The problem with art is that, for many it is less accessible, unless we have a vivid interest in the subject it is unlikely that we will identify with an individual piece, and if we do, budget requirements may very well get in the way. Antique or heirloom furniture is a great way of adding something personal to a room but is reliant on not only availability of said but it fitting with the interior. Something that has been made by yourself or family can be a great focal point, if the skill is there. One solution is to commission a bespoke or custom piece, a simple and effective way of doing so is the creation of a custom rug.

Most living areas and many work spaces already utilise rugs

Actionable Electrical Safety Tips During Storms

Put safety first

Don’t attempt do-it-yourself repairs if your property suffers storm damage, including your home’s electrical system and any electrical appliances affected. Be ready before a storm or wet season.

  • Install a safety switch and test it regularly.
  • Know where to turn off your power, gas and water supply in an emergency.
  • Pack up electrical equipment that’s not in use and store in a safe place.

Protect the system

Ask an electrician with experience in domestic electrical services about having lightning protection installed in your switchboard to protect all appliances.

Unplug before the storm

  • Unplug outside TVs and non-fixed aerials and store in a dry area.
  • When a storm approaches switch off and unplug sensitive appliances or equipment.
  • Shut down your solar PV system using the safe isolation procedure.

Don’t connect during the storm

Don’t use equipment directly connected to electricity, including the stove, during a storm.

  • If you’ve lost power, turn off your power points and unplug electrical equipment.
  • Don’t use a fixed telephone during a thunderstorm – it can deliver an electric shock.
  • If flood waters are expected, shift electrical

Bean Bag Chairs

Decorating can be a big challenge in today’s world. There are all kinds of decorating styles from which to choose. Each room of your home can have a different style including eccentric, traditional, modern, or formal. But for those casual and impromptu rooms and occasions, a bean bag chair can be just what’s needed. Having one or more bean bag chairs allows for seating for many more people than typical furniture and can be added to a room that is already decorated with furniture very easily. Choosing the right shape, material, size and color are very important depending on the use for the room.

  • Shapes – There are many shapes from which to choose. You can get fun shapes like animals, flowers, stars, and lips. You can get functional shapes such as arm chairs and ottomans, video rockers, and teardrops. And you can always get the traditional round shape.
  • Material – They come in any material to suit your needs. These materials include upper lines in faux suede, velvet, faux leather and fur. They also come in more casual material such as cotton, vinyl, denim, and nylon.
  • Size – Bean bags can be found in

Automatic Sensor Faucets

Nowadays sensor taps have completely replaced normal taps as they have many advantages. The customer services provided are excellent and at the same time provides high-quality products. Few of the advantages are :

  • Water conserving: With the help of sensor taps that are specially designed with a low flow rate prevents the leakage. Normal taps have an average leakage that contributes to wasting lots of water. With the help of touchless bathroom faucet, one can easily conserve natural resources like water.
  • Very easy to install: The installation of automatic sensor faucets is straightforward and easy to implement as well. It is purely based on the mounting instructions given by the manufacturer. And is an ideal choice, especially while running the system on battery power options.
  • Affordable price: Even there a wide range of varieties automatic bathroom faucet, kitchen faucets they are available at low prices. The online retailers will help in providing unique faucets at the best price.
  • Saves money on water bill and energy consumption: Depending upon the brand each and every sensor faucet requires 6, 9 or 12 volts. The use of the sensor kitchen faucet by selecting the preferred flow reduces the wastage of water. And is

Choosing the Cloakroom Sinks

The main benefit to cloakroom sinks is that they help you save space. In most instances, a cloakroom barely fits a toilet, so finding space for a full sized bathroom basin is completely out of the question. The cloakroom sinks have been specifically designed to provide you with the space you need to move around with comfort and without compromising too much of very limited floor space.

There are a few options available, though it is important to note that each of these sinks are considerably smaller than your normal bathroom basin. You can choose from a counter top design, which is ideal if you do have some basic cabinetry in the guest toilet. The counter top cloakroom sinks fit on top of your cabinetry, thereby maximising the space and making use of the cabinets already in place. This eliminates the need to try and find space for a sink when you already have the cabinets in place.

One of the most popular choices is the wall hung cloakroom sinks. These are mounted directly to the wall, which eliminates the need for a pedestal or cabinet. The sink it mounted to the wall at a height

Deal With Dandelions

Soil Type:

Dandelions need sun and light soil to grow well, however they will grow in any type of soil partially recently disturbed soil. So, having deserted the herb garden you will find them everywhere and how they relish it.

How they spread:

After they flower, they produce a seed head that blows on the wind or even a slight breeze. It has been estimated that a seed will travel up to a hundred miles. How they worked that one out, I have no idea. What I do know is that last autumn we had sand on our cars here in Oxford that had blown over from North Africa, so anything is possible. Dandelions are a master of endurance and you may be dismayed of never getting rid of them. However, they are ways of controlling them.

Iron Resolve

Getting rid of Dandelions must be treated as warfare with its goal: total annihilation of the plant. You must approach the task with a harshness and iron will, ferociously obliterating the Dandelion in your garden

How To Control Dandelions:

If they are in your lawn, you may think to your self: I

Vivid Rugs

Colors

When playing with different rug designs, color is the first element of design to consider. Think about the emotions you want your guests to experience when they enter the room. Instead of all neutral colors to make a tranquil space, use cool blues or soothing emerald shades depending on your style.

No matter what color you decide, make sure to stay with similar color tones and ranges within the room. Stay away from clashing pastels against primary colors.

Texture

Texture is an often overlooked aspect of a room, but its importance should not be ignored. The key to the right texture is draw attention without being a nuisance to the eye. Good texture should balance and flow. Don’t be afraid to incorporate different patterns and fabrics into your space. There are dozens of options to choose from like cozy wool to keep your feet warm, to classic Oriental or Persian.

A new trend in decorating is layering rugs. Layering is a perfect way to bring a large room together. You can use a wider rug with a basic pattern and add a smaller, more elaborate rug on top. Some designers are even

Marble Backsplash Tile

Contemporary kitchen:

If you want to decorate your kitchen in modern style, then you can get hundreds of resources.

Stainless steel is a trendy item. Many designers are applied stainless steel materials in the kitchen. The color and texture of white marble backsplash tile would increase the urban and sophisticated pattern of your house. Some cabinets, matching countertops and stone tiles can add the fad with Grecian white or 3D white marble tile. Some experts say that this can turn a kitchen into a contemporary San Francisco style.

The subway marble tiles look highly precious on the kitchen backsplashes. The white subway marble tiles have the ability to create a perfect base for cherry wood cabinet and granite countertop installation. You can use the medium tone of the wood. This kitchen would be complete with stainless steel appliances, but the wooden appliances may fit with the pattern as well.

Herringbone is another trendy marble tile for the kitchen backsplash. The contemporary designers prefer this style, because of its neutrality and fashion. The herringbone marble tiles have its specification so that you must not think much to beautify the space. Just leave a big space

Add Sizzle to Surroundings

Color, Shape and Texture

Today’s candles come in a wide variety of hues and shades, and many add the dimension of shape and texture to their composition. Marbled, frosted, and sculptured candles are widely available in a selection of sizes, shapes and prices–ranging from votives to thick, oversized candles.

If your living areas are frozen in time with a monochromatic color scheme–you know the rooms we mean, they looked oh-so-good on paper until you lived in them for a month–use candles to rescue you from the monotony without the expense of redecorating. Marbled candles are a quick and easy way to work complementary or harmonizing color into the room.

If your home utilizes color well, but lacks excitement, accessorize with textured candles to add pizzazz to the room. Position the candles to create a focal point or to add just the right accent. Marbled candles incorporate several hues and shades of the same color, and variegated candles can tie all of the colors in your d├ęcor together.

Sculptured candles provide a warm substitute for expensive knickknacks and require a minimum of space. Add smaller sculptured candles to guest bathrooms along with guest hand towels